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1--let your ego go
2--detach from outcomes
3--eliminate the need to control
4--be light about it
            --Richard Whitely

No problem presents itself without a gift in hand
            --Richard Whitely
your life will get better immediately
when you realize it is OK just as it is
The gem cannot be polished without friction
nor a person perfected without trials
--Chinese proverb
The causes of mistakes are first, "I didn't know;"
second, "I didn't think;"
third, "I didn't care."
--Henry Buckley
Be impeccable in my word
Take nothing personally
Make no judgements against anyone based on assumptions
--Henry Buckley
Mental Traps
  • 1. All or nothing thinking, AKA black and white thinking
  • 2. Over generalization (if there is a negative event, think it is never-ending)
  • 3. "Filter" = dwell on negatives & ignore positives
  • 4. Discounting the positive ("My accomplishments don't count or are not good enough")
  • 5. Jumping to conclusions
            a. mind reading
            b. fortune telling (future)
  • 6. Magnification or minimization
  • 7. Emotional reasoning (Reasoning from how I feel)
  • 8. Should statements
  • 9. Labeling instead of describing events or actions
  • 10. Personalization & blame
    -- See David Burns' book
I Am Really In Truth:
If - I always look for the best in each person, situation and thing.
If - I resolutely turn my back on the past, good or bad and live only in the present & future
If - I forgive everybody without exception, no matter what he may have done; and if I then forgive MYSELF whole-heartedly.
If - I regard my job as sacred and do my day's work to the best of my ability (whether I like it or not).
If - I take every means to demonstrate a healthy body and harmonious surroundings for myself.
If - I endeavor to make my life of as much service to others as possible, without interfering or fussing.
If - I take every opportunity wisely to spread the knowledge of Truth to others.
If - I rigidly refrain from personal criticism, and neither speak nor listen to gossip.
If - I devote at least a quarter of an hour a day to prayer and meditation.
If - I read at least seven verses of the Bible everyday.
If - I specifically claim spiritual understanding of myself every day.
If - I train myself to give the first thought on waking to God.
If - I speak the Word for the whole world every day, say at noon.
If - I PRACTICE, the Golden Rule of Jesus instead of merely admiring it. He said, "Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." The important point about the Golden Rule is that I am to practice it whether the other fellow does so or not.
If - above all, I understand that whatever I see is but a picture which can be changed for the better by Scientific Prayer.
If you want to demonstrate ask yourself once a week how far you are observing these points in your life.
Cute sayings from Hawaii
  • Speak softly, wear a loud shirt
  • Goals are deceptive
  • The unaimed arrow never misses
  • Age is relative--when you're over the hill, you pick up speed
  • 2 ways to become rich
            a. making more
            b. wanting less
  • The best things in life are not things
  • Never judge a day by its weather
Healthy Mind
  • Awareness or Mindfulness (Boundaries)
  • Observation
  • Meditation: 1 Sit quiet; 2 Notice emotions w/o judging; 3 "turn it over"
  • Visualization
  • Creativity -- I can respond differently to situations
  • Diversity

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Dr. Jim Henry


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First published 14 August 1996
Last updated 6 Jan 2005

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