The beginning of Wisdom is the most sincere desire to learn. WIS 6:17 (The Book of Wisdom) Note: Wisdom seekers remain curious and open to all teachers as they appear, whether disguised as a child or a sage. They are aware that everyone knows something they don’t. Question: How can you be receptive to messages,
They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds. Dinos Christianopoulos Note: When we recognize that people have their own perceptions we don’t to take things personally, and thus avoid needless suffering. We accept that people see things through their own filters based on their experiences and we dispassionately consider their unsolicited opinions.
Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong. –Albert Einstein Note: Often we make assumptions from a negative perspective when the better choice would be to be open-minded and ask questions to gain understanding. Questions: What can you do to stay curious, seek clarification, and avoid making assumptions? Resource: Chapter 5 Page 33 Don’t Assume.
“Feelings are something you have; not something you are.” ― Shannon L. Alder Note: Creating a safe environment to explore feelings openly and honesty builds the foundation for a healthy relationship. This opens the safe space to understand and challenge the thoughts that generate distressing feelings. Question: What can you do to make it safe
How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours. Wayne Dyer. Note: A measure of self-control is being able to pause, breathe and choose an appropriate response when you are triggered by another’s behaviors. Question: What thoughts and actions help you to remain calm and collected amidst a perceived attack or insult?
Wisdom is the reward you getfor a lifetime of listeningwhen you’d have preferred to talk. ––Doug Larson Note: Listening attentively can be a great time saver that enhances understanding, communication, and connection.Question: What can you do to become a compassionate, patient, engaged listener and then, at other times, to appreciate and validate the attention when
Breathe in Faith to transform fear. ––M. Chere Sampson Note: The breath is an empowering tool that precedes any action to be able to see things more clearly and proceed intentionally and effectively. Question: When the mind feels overwhelmed with fear, anxiety, or distractions, how can you use the conscious breath to make the best
Reviewed by Midwest Book Review Small Press Bookwatch: May 2020 James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief Midwest Book Review Synopsis: Change is constant. We cannot remain the same because we are progressing or regressing through our action or inaction. By taking positive steps and utilizing transformative tools, it is possible for us to grow and flourish for
Can You See What Eye See? Envision a Better You and a Better World by M. Chere Sampson is the product of her powerful and enlightening sessions with her group and individual clients. Aptly regarded as a “tool lady,” Sampson has spent time studying people and identifying the obstacles that hinder them from living fulfilling
Well written with quotes and slogans for easy daily friendly reminders of the steps I needed to take to live a full and peaceful life. The tools learned have helped me in every aspect of my life; my relationship with my family, employees, and friends. The author challenged me to take an honest look at