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Plague of the Negative Bias

  The Nielsen Norman group states: “Negativity bias is the tendency for humans to give more weight to negative experiences.” So, If our dominant thoughts shape our material environment, we may be attracting misfortune more often than we attract good fortune to our lives.ย  Listen to the banter in your…

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The Nuts and Bolts of Calmness

First we must wish to be calm. Then we must wish to remain so. (A decision has to be made). A morning prayer recited. Listing things that make us grateful. Guided meditation. A reading for the day. These are all activities that still the mind. And these moments of stillness…

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Calm At All Costs

I was following the thread of an idea in the last few blogs: size matters. Physical size matters of course, but what is the advantage to being emotionally small? And what indeed is emotional smallness? First let me state that for me emotional smallness comes from a discipline that attempts…

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The Dichotomy of a Spiritual Goal

During a conversation with Rabbi Byron Sherwin (of blessed memory), I stated that I set spiritual goals. He correctly observed that one can’t attain spiritual goals, one can only hope to perceive them. I can, however, develop spiritual exercises that are attainable, and hope that these positive actions will create…

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Size Matters Still

Returning to our discussion of a disciplined life: Older must be smaller. Physicality Is easy to discern. Much is accomplished by losing weight as we age. TV is full of it. But how do we make less in other areas and bring strength to the aging process? How can emotional…

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Size Matters

Size matters. No, really. I’ve gotten smaller in nearly every way as I step in to my seventh decade; and it is as it should be. Over the next few months I’ll explain about the incredible shrinking me in several areas of my life: physical, material, and emotional/spiritual. First the…

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Small Good Choices

Small Good Choices Okay – so together we’ve written a set of Dreamlike days that is a representative of a perfect life sometime in the future. The perfect spiritual day, a perfect set of emotions as we deal with others in a kind and considerate manner. We’ve written about all…

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Day One, A Day of Awe

Day One, a Day of Awe I’ve written down five areas now, And on Thanksgiving day I’ll spend a good part of the day reviewing all that has entered my life, all that I have received, all that has come to me in G-d’s own time. Here, let me take…

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Day 21! Phase 1 of the Journey is Complete

๐—”๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐— ๐˜† ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ – ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ! ๐—ช๐—ฒ’๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜†. I’ve done a write up collecting my thoughts and writings of the past 21 days below. How has this odyssey been for you? Are you ready for the next phase? ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐˜‡๐˜‡๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ As the…

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Halfway There!

Somewhere around Day 10 of the Dreamquest journey, many people feel that there is a repetition that becomes less exciting and they let the journey end. Resistance, negativity – call it what you will, the most important part of any exercise is to complete the task at hand as best…

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