The Power of Affirmations


Affirmations are such a powerful, and yet such a simple, technique. I love this little video because it really does illustrate how powerful affirmations can be and, for many people, that’s the kind of evidence we need to see before we will be prepared to give them a try. If you are not yet convinced about the power of affirmations, I hope this story will help to open your mind and encourage you to give them a try for yourself!

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The Secret: Law of Attraction


The video is a beautifully affirmative presentation from the makers of The Secret which features The Law of Attraction as it’s central theme. The secret took the internet by storm in 2008 bringing the age-old wisdom of the Law of Attraction – first popularised by New Thought writers to a much wider audience.

The Law of Attraction and The Secret continue to exercise an enduring effect on the field of Personal Development. The Idea that you can have what you want if you just think about it, of course, is not for everyone. However, many people attest to the power of creating a vision and holding it firmly in your mind.

Perhaps, we do not yet fully understand all the forces at work behind these timeless principles of self advancement.

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This Will Make YOU Feel Better!


Just watch the video and I guarantee you will feel much better about life. The reason you will feel better is simple; when you watch the video, you are effectively ‘saying’ these beautiful affirmations in your mind and so, you immediately feel their effect.

Do you know someone who needs a lift right now? Well, make sure you send them to this page or click one of the share buttons below …

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This Kid Should be President!


In this video, we are treated to a list of twenty things we should all say a lot more often. The kid delivers it with humour and real style too. Do you believe the things we say can help make the world more awesome? If you do, then please use the share buttons below to let your friends know.

This kid should be President!

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Time to Dump Social Media


I remember when my kids were growing up that one thing I hated was them asking what we were going to do next. Perhaps this sounds a bit silly, but the point is that often times, it was an indication that they were not really ‘living in the present’ – they were not giving their time and attention to what we were actually doing.

The same thing applies to this so-called Social Media thing that apparently everybody is doing these days. You see them walking down the street with their mobile devices, tweeting, texting and tinkering instead of enjoying the moment. You go to a restaurant and you see a small group of people on their mobiles. What – I ask – is wrong with enjoying the meal and the company of your companions?

Is it time to ditch this media we laughingly call social?

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What I Would Tell My Self

What would you tell your ’20-something self’ if you could go back in time and meet him/her? I guess this exercise assumes you are a bit older than 20 and, if you are, it is well-worth doing.

The video is Jonathon Fields’ version of the answer and here is the essence of his advice …

Don’t worry about money, power, or prestige. Don’t worry about “success.” Don’t worry about having it all figured out or where you’re going to be when you’re 30, 40, 50 or 60. Instead, focus on 3 other critical questions; ones that will serve as guides on a deeper level, though they may take years to answer … and that’s okay.

Do this early in life and lot of the other stuff will fall into place with time. Ignore these questions and, at some point, you’ll end up back-tracking to them and doing a whole of correcting course.

If you are 30 years old or more, I would suggest you try this little exercise for yourself. The real value of it lies in realising that your ‘+20 years self’ might have quite a bit of good advice to give YOU … right now i.e. you may still be doing the wrong things when you consider the grand scheme of things.

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May the Kindness: Dave Wood


Today I met a man who left home five weeks ago to take a little trip around the country playing music wherever he can for a bit of cash for petrol and food. He was busy putting his tent away when we met having slept the night under the stars.

We chatted for a while as my dog ran about the field. We talked about all kinds of things and he eventually told me that one of his songs had recently been selected to open a folk festival. The song is May the Kindness and the man’s name was Dave Wood. It turned out that he is a very talented musician and songwriter.

He came back to my place and we shared a coffee and played a couple of songs together. When he left, I looked up his song on YoutTube; it’s the song in the video (above), beautifully sung by Jackie Oates. I absolutely love the song and I hope you like it too. I thought I would include the lyrics here as I had a lot of difficulty finding them myself …

May the Kindness – Lyrics:

May the kindness, that starts with you
Turn full circle, when it’s due.
And the flame, that warms your heart
Burn with love, and hold us now we part.

‘Cause true beauty grows with time.
There’s no need to hide the light.
‘Cause true glances reciprocate.
Now is the moment worth a lifetime’s wait.

With a gentle healing touch
Untwist this mind that once promised so much.
With simplicity once more new
Recognise a place in worthwhile things to do.

And those we touch that we call friends
Feel the spirit that transcends.
They steer through seasons toward an end
Taming so sweet, so satisfied an end.

So live each day as it’s your last.
How sweet the smile, it comes on fast.
Seldom first, more the less.
Holding back for those with heavy tasks.

So share a moment, hold a hand.
Wipe the tears, understand
Life is borrowed, we can turn.
Speed and light will bring your spirit home.

May the kindness, that starts with you
Turn full circle, when it’s due.
And the flame, that warms your heart
Burn with love, and hold us now we part.

Words and music by Dave Wood

N.B Dave: If any of those words are wrong, please leave a comment below. It was a pleasure to meet you – Will 🙂

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Being Rich: How Much You Give


Growing up is about accepting responsibility; not, I believe, about getting older. Of course, there usually comes a time – often in our early twenties – when most of us do accept responsibility for our lives. It is true that some people accept that responsibility a lot earlier in life, but it is also true that some people never fully accept it at all … and therefore, never really grow up.

The video is about a person who has to confront his childhood resentment towards his father only to eventually realise his father’s true intentions. Sometimes, we need to grow up before we are truly able to see the world from the perspective of our parents and, like the person in the film, sometimes our parents have passed on before we come to understand that, despite appearances, they had the best intentions – especially toward their children.

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The Science of Happiness


Let me ask you a couple of quick questions: are you happy right now? I hope you are but, if you are not, would you like to become happier, almost instantly? Happiness not only feels good but is also very good for your health so, for one reason or another (or even both) you certainly should want to be happier.

So don’t just watch the video, do it!

Sit down and think about the most influential, inspiring and supportive person you know and write down your thoughts about them. It does not need to be a lengthy letter, just a few paragraphs – or even a single paragraph if you prefer. Then, call that person. Tell them that you are doing a little experiment and part of it is to make the call … and then read to that person what you have written about them.

If you do this, you are guaranteed to feel happier and, not only that, but you are also going to make that person’s day.

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Why Kindness is Good for You


We live in an interconnected world where everything we do affects other things. This is encouraging because it means that when you are kind, you are usually affecting more than the person right in front of you.

David uses the analogy on many occasions that an act of kindness is like a pebble dropped in a pond. Just as the pebble lifts lily pads at the other side of the pond, so an act of kindness lifts the person you help but also many of those connected to that person. As their own spirits are lifted, their behavior towards others is kinder too.

I went to my local co-op this morning to buy some coffee. I didn’t pass a single person on the way to the coffee shop, so the only thing left to do was to smile and be extra pleasant to the shop assistant. It left her with a smile on her face, which she used to greet the very next customer. I smiled to myself as I saw how my tiny little kindness had created a little ripple.

We don’t need to do big things to make a difference. Most of us today won’t be able to change a person’s life. But a smile and some pleasantness is always a good thing. Know that it does make a difference, even if you don’t see it.

In addition to that, take some time to think of some of the ways you could be kind today. Who are the people in your life, from your home to your work, to the other people you interact with?

Is there any way that you can help any of them today?

Article by Noemi Marshburn

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