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WOW 10-09-08

Thursday, October 09, 2008

WOW 10-09-08

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
"The challenges you meet, and the consequences of your actions, are guaranteed to teach you all you need in order to evolve."
- Dan Millman

The Laws of Success
"The Law of Forgiveness: You are emotionally healthy to the exact degree to which you can freely forgive others for anything they may have done that has hurt you in any way. The inability to forgive lies at the root of most unhappiness. It leads to feelings of guilt, resentment, anger, and hostility toward others."
- Brian Tracy

Words of Wisdom
"I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself."
- Richard Buckminster Fuller

Affirmations
"Why am I an expression of God's Love here on Earth?"
- Noah St. John, Ph.D.

The Power of Appreciation
"Positive practice: "Create" the day with your spouse or significant other. Simply say, "Who you are for me today is…" and then you "create" your loved one with words of acknowledgment, such as "loving," "powerful," "beautiful," "fun," and so on."
- Mike Robbins

Psalms "But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness."
- Psalms 86:15 NIV

  
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ZESTYLADY 10/10/2008 9:28AM

    Just got the Peaceful Warrior and looking forward to some reading time this weekend. And I sure needed the reminder of appreciating my spouse as I just found myself being snarky first thing this morning. Life is too short to miss the goodness!

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WOW 10-08-08

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

WOW 10-08-08

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
"Find a teacher who knows the path up the mountains you wish to climb. Listen well but observe even better. Example is more important than words."
- Dan Millman

The Laws of Success
"The Law of Identification: Hypersensitivity, or taking things personally, is a major source of problems in relationships. Only by not identifying, by detaching and viewing your relationship with some objectivity, can you enjoy it fully and act effectively within it."
- Brian Tracy

Words of Wisdom
"Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark."
- George Iles

Affirmations
"Why am I always in the right place doing the right thing with the right people?"
- Noah St. John, Ph.D.

The Power of Appreciation
"Positive practice: Ask people how they like to be acknowledged. Because the most effective acknowledgment is both genuine and personal, it's important to know how people like to be acknowledged; and everyone is a little different."
- Mike Robbins

Proverbs
"He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God."
- Proverbs 14:31 NIV

  


Dreams, Value, Destination, Love, Telling, & Understanding

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Dreams, Value, Destination, Love, Telling, & Understanding

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
"Everyone has a rich dream life to discover if we're willing to awaken in the darkness and jot down some notes."
- Dan Millman

The Laws of Success
"The Law of Attention: You pay attention to that which you most love and value. Attentive listening to others lets them know that you love them and builds trust, the foundation of a loving relationship."
- Brian Tracy

Words of Wisdom
"You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight."
- Jim Rohn

Affirmations
"Why is my life so filled with love?"
- Noah St. John, Ph.D.

The Power of Appreciation
"My mom used to ask me, "What's the point of thinking something nice about someone if you don't tell them?""
- Mike Robbins

Proverbs
"A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly."
- Proverbs 14:29 NIV

  


Awake, Commit, Time, Radiate, Expect, & Blessed

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Awake, Commit, Time, Radiate, Expect, & Blessed

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
"Look beyond conventional belief and mainstream media. There's more to life than news, weather and sports. Don't sleep-walk through your life!"
- Dan Millman

The Laws of Success
"The Law of Commitment: The quality of love and the duration of a relationship are in direct proportion to the depth of the commitment by both people to making the relationship successful. Commit yourself wholeheartedly and unconditionally to the most important people in your life."
- Brian Tracy

Words of Wisdom
"Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go."
=Josh Billings

"If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. "
-Henry Ford, industrialist

Affirmations
"Why do I radiate perfect health and well-being?"
- Noah St. John, Ph.D.

The Power of Appreciation
"You'll almost always get exactly what you expect from people - so expect the best."
- Mike Robbins

Psalms
"Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage."
- Psalms 84:5 NIV


  


We've reached Allepo, Syria

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
WE’VE REACHED ALEPPO!!
We’ve made it!! Colin and I cycled into the centre of Aleppo on Friday and are thrilled to finally reach our destination. It’s been 192 days since we left northern Scotland, rowing and cycling over 7,000 km through twelve countries all the way to my father’s birth place in Aleppo, Syria.
The contrast between Colin’s and my ancestral homelands couldn’t be more pronounced. In Aleppo’s outskirts the earth is dry and cracked with only hardy olive trees offering respite. Beige stone homes blend into similarly coloured surroundings, their design essential for reflecting heat and protecting people from the sun’s intensity. The expedition’s terminus is a different world to the snow, rain, gales and rolling fields of heather we encountered at the start in Caithness, Scotland where Colin’s family is from.
Aleppo is a bustling city of 3.7 million. The crowded streets are honking smoky chaos, overwhelming for visitors on bicycles. Invariably, whenever we paused to consult our nearly useless map someone would stop to point us in the right direction - often accompanied with an invitation to join their family for dinner. Although we had to decline these offers, I was pleased to see that the people of my homeland continued the tradition of generosity that we had experienced in neighboring Turkey. It is especially delightful to share home cooked meals now during the month of Ramadan when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. The meal they break their fast with, dinner, is often a special event with dishes such as kebabs, humus, salads and roasted eggplant.
Soon I’ll visit my aunt, uncle, and cousins who live in Aleppo, many of whom I haven’t seen for more than two decades (or haven’t met at all). It’s a surreal experience to be here, immersed in a culture that is part of my heritage but so different from my home and upbringing in Canada. And it is just as meaningful to have experienced the ménage of cultures and landscapes that connect and unite two disparate lands, Scotland and Syria; two random places in the world, but for Colin and I these distinct cultures form the foundation of our new family.
As this expedition draws to a close we’ve been reminiscing about all the places we’ve been and people we’ve met, and have collected some of our favorite photos that span the last 7 month to share those memories with you. [Go to AngusAdventures.com to see photos of their amazing and inspiring trip—Chanetc]
We hope that you’ve enjoyed travelling with us and thank you for all your supportive e-mails throughout the trip. - Julie

  


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