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Tossing Pennies: Making Change Count

Tossing Pennies: Making Change Count


“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”
-Wayne W. Dyer

I literally have tossed hundreds–if not thousands–of pennies onto the street, because I never felt like they were worth keeping.

At least that’s what I did until recently. The other day I was having a conversation with a coworker, and she excitedly showed me a penny she found lying on the ground.

We’ve had many spiritual conversations, so I knew she was familiar with terms like “abundance” and the “law of attraction,” so I wanted to learn more. It seemed strange at the time that she was so enthusiastic to have found a penny, so I asked her about it.

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Self-Education: Finding Your Own Path to Happiness

“The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy—not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss.”
-Joseph Campbell

Many people believe that what they are taught in school will suffice for the rest of their lives. They think that education happens in the classroom, and once they are out; there is no need for educating themselves.

Because they only learn what they are required to, they never discover the passion that comes from studying a subject that makes them deeply happy. But when one makes the switch from required learning toward self educating, they will begin to discover what ignites their inner purpose.

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Putting the Process into Practice

Today I found out some exciting news! Yesterday I was nervous and worried… Tommorow–well–who knows?
As I mentioned in my last blog, Trust the Process: Gratitude for 100 Blogs, I am in the middle of a job transition. Right now I’m employed at a seasonal job that will be winding down in a month. I actually enjoy this job quite a bit, but it doesn’t pay nearly enough and it’s not year-round.
Knowing I need to find another job soon, I’ve been slowly applying for employment at other places for about a month now. This weekend, I was supposed to attend a 20-hour training session for another job I had been considering taking.

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Trust the Process: Gratitude for 100 Blogs

Wow…this is my 100th blog! That is about 75,000 words, and somewhere around 250 hours spent writing and editing. I never would have thought when I started that I would be here. There is much to be thankful for, but also more to hope for.

Although I would like to have a bigger platform to be speaking to right now, I am beginning to trust the process of life. It is difficult when life isn’t on the same schedule you would like it to be, but somehow it always seems to end up better than I could have planned.

That is why I am grateful to be here, writing my 100th blog today. It is an interesting paradox: The more you are thankful for what is, the more that will come into your life.

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What Would Wayne Dyer Do?

What Would Wayne Dyer Do?


Finding out that Wayne Dyer had passed away recently was a complete shock to me. I had expected him to live for at least another 20 years (even though he was already 75 years old). He was always in such high spirits every time I saw him on television, heard him on the radio, or watched him at an event.
One of the things he would often say is, “Don’t die with your music still in you.” This came from a novel by Leo Tolstoy where the main character at the end of the book is on his deathbed and asks his wife, “What if my whole life has been wrong?”
I don’t believe it to be a stretch to say that Wayne did not, in fact, die with his music still in him. He played for decades, and left a wake trailing behind him which is prolific.

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Life is Suffering?

Usually around the time that people get married, have children, and are secure in their career, they begin to find a gnawing unsatisfactoriness in life. They frequently cannot place what is causing their unhappiness, but it is there none-the-less.

This can sometimes be called a “midlife crisis,” although it need not occur in the middle of life. It also doesn’t have to be caused by “settling down,” because for many it happens earlier in life than that.

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