Thoughts: The Universe Favors Who Listens

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Fortune favors the bold and the universe favors those who listen to its messages. It whispers wisdom in the wind. Shines insight by using the sun’s heat. Works through others to manifest opportunities. Its cosmic affection entices relationship, so that we may co-create with it in the world. What we …

The Metaphysics of Affirmations That Empower

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Scan the self-help book section and you’ll find an abundance of texts that cover this topic of affirmations. What exactly is an affirmation? Split the word and you have “affirm,” which is a declaration or statement. Stronger than merely stating something, affirming holds an energy behind it. Gusto. NOTE: Affirmations …

Can You Become Divergent?

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The Divergent Series captured minds (and hearts) with its futuristic, apocalyptic-style scenes and the idea that people can be categorized by personality type. It’s not far off from truth. Ever hear of the Myers-Briggs or the DISC Assessment? Each attempt to give us an analysis of our temperament / personality …

An Education in Warrior Mindset

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Since entering the Taekwondo dojang at age 10, I realized I had a battle lust. There’s something energizing and uplifting about facing a challenger one-on-one, mental or physical, making use of physicality and energy, and the only reliance I have includes my will, instincts and skills. It’s almost euphoric and …