Welcome to the November 24, 2007 edition of Carnival of Truth! My thanks to all the wonderful contributions to this edition!
I’m often surprised when I talk to my clients and find that they’ve been reading my blog … because very few readers leave their comments! So, in this edition of the carnival, I would like to invite you all not only to read the excellent following articles – but also to leave your comments when you do.
You can read a good article, and it may inspire you, or even stay with you for a while. But when you read an article with the intention of commenting on it, your reading experience changes dramatically. Within you, a voice will say “But what do I think about this?” Through the intention of commenting, you are synthesizing what you are reading with your own perspective. You open up to your own inner wisdom in response to the words in front of you. Your inner wisdom may agree, or disagree. You may find within you a completely different point of view, as it relates to your life experience. And suddenly, what you read takes on a whole new dimension of value in your life.
Putting your perspective into writing will further challenge you to clarify your perspective. Doing so publicly will promote taking ownership of your inner wisdom. And by sharing your insight, you may inspire someone, somewhere, and change the world just a little bit. So leave your comments … and then come back to this post and share your experience of commenting!
Tupelo Kenyon presents Persistence and Perseverance for Winners â€“ Losers Just Quit posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, “Giving up is easy. Most people make a habit of giving up. In fact, they make a life of it. Persistence through a solution-oriented attitude is for visionaries, dreamers and other winners who refuse to take â€œnoâ€ for a final answer.
Matthew Spears presents That Childlike State and Love posted at Loving Awareness, saying, “There is so much we can learn from children. Most of us are disconnected from that childlike quality inside ourselves, that innocent state of joyful wonder that makes love for children so natural. And yet, it is available to us at all times, and an absolutely essential part of happiness and love. The article goes through qualities of a child we can learn to bring into our own life.”
Tina Su presents an excellent article on meditation in Finding Clarity and Inner Stillness through Meditation, posted at Think Simple. Be Decisive. And, just in case you want a little more from her on the topic, also check out her article Meditation 101: How to Start.
Meredith Mathews presents Anonyfriends can be kindred spirits posted at Lemonade Stand, saying, “In blogging, one can befriend others without ever really knowing them. One can find solace in revealing everything about themselves, yet never exposing who they really are.” All you bloggers will relate to the concept of “anonyfriends.”
Helga Sombrofsky presents Life Without Death posted at Questions and Chaos. This article includes her “thoughts on death from a biological perspective.” I don’t necessarily agree with her point of view, but thought this made for interesting reading.
I am blessed to have Patricia Singleton as a frequent commenter on this blog. She is a wonderfully authentic writer and I hope you’ll visit her blog. Here, she presents an incredibly courageous article. Family Secrets—Incest May Be A Part Of My Life Series—Part 5 is posted at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker, saying, “In breaking the silence and sharing family secrets, you often find out how insidious the nature of sexual abuse can be. Sometimes, the abuse is even hidden from other family members.”
Albert Foong presents another fantastic article. Freedom from Judgement – the Beginning of Compassion is posted at Urban Monk.
Marcel Legros presents a very different kind of article, also about compassion. What is Compassion? is posted at Marcel Legros – Play the Game of Life. Marcel says: “This is a simple and direct observation of compassion in my own life.”
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