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9/21/08 4:29 P

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I say "Self, why don't you treat yourself the same way you treat others, kind"

Take care...Karen

To Handle Yourself, Use Your Head
To Handle Others, Use Your Heart


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9/7/08 11:00 P

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Another word I do not like to use, but use anyway is: SHOULD. I need to say WANT TO. Just my five cents worth....... Wilma

Edited by: RAGGEDY_ANN at: 9/7/2008 (22:58)
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Never forget that:
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.

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9/7/08 6:01 P

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Thanks for posting, always good to read articles like this. We sometimes don't realize how we can "beat ourselves up" mentally or affirm or instill wrong beliefs in our minds about how others treat us.

~We're not Human Beings Having a Spiritual Experience But Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience~

~Until you have loved an animal, parts of you are left unawakened~

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9/7/08 5:45 P

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Thanks for sharing that, what a powerful message!


A new life a new me

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This isn't mine, but I wanted to share!

How do you talk to yourself?

Do you use the words "can't", "won't", "don't need to", "why try"?
Many people do.

Do you find that what you say to yourself turns out to be true?

Why is this?

You see your brain is like a computer that you feed each day. It doesn't know always know what's real or not unless you tell it.

Example: If someone you love has hurt you, you may tell yourself that all people who love you will probably hurt you too.

Your brain just files this information for reference, it's data, little zeroes and ones and no column that asks "true or not true?"
Now your brain thinks, based on what you told it, that everyone you'll ever love will hurt you.

How do you think you will respond the next time you get hurt?


Now, what if we instead told our brain:

"Okay this person ripped my heart out - but that's only one person. I'm lovable and have many loving people in my life who are not out to hurt me. I know that the right people are coming into my life all the time. If someone hurts me, I will forgive them and bless them on their way."

Words can be empowering.

I can
I love to
I want to
I will
I must
I am
We can reach a new level of living, if we feed ourselves empowering words and practice saying them until they become a habit.

I know first hand that it takes time.

And I also know that it's worth it.

Try it for a week.

Catch yourself saying, "I can't", when you don't really mean it and instead try, "I can", and see how you think and feel about yourself.

Remember, the words you use to empower yourself
will have a lasting effect, only if you practice them and they become a habit (an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary).

They say it takes at least 28 days to develop a habit. After a week, you will see that it becomes easier. It's a mindset and you can control your thoughts. Be proactive and not reactive - give yourself some good words.

"What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it."
---Hugh Mulligan

Dream big and empower yourself!
Believe you can and you will.

"Success is not measured by what you accomplish
but by the opposition you have encountered,
and the courage with which you have maintained
the struggle against overwhelming odds."
--- Orison Swett Marden

Fast from discouragement; feast on hope

Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire

" Greatest thing you can do to help yourself is believe in you."
Written in 2007 by Nilesh Pampattiwar --- India

Matthew 19:26. "With God, all things are possible.

Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.- Norman Vincent Peale

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