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PEACEFULNESS IS IMPORTANT!

September 17th, 2017 by

Peacefulness is important to all of us. When I was a newscaster on a radio station in Tulsa, Oklahoma, while in high school in 1965, there was a peaceful song on the radio. “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel, had just been released. It was a beautiful and soothing melody.

PEACEFULNESS AT SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE!

I was reminded of that song when I arrived to speak for a group at the Sooke Harbour House, about an hour’s drive from the airport on Victoria Island in British Columbia.

Hence, if you look closely at the picture I took above, you can see a totem pole standing guard to make sure no one disturbs the peacefulness of this place. As a result, I was struck by the beauty and the majestic silence that I found there. Other than the harbor water gently lapping onto the rocks, it was total silence. This was simply amazing!

AND THE VISION THAT WAS PLANTED IN MY BRAIN…

As the line from the Simon & Garfunkel song says, “And the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains, within the sound of silence.”

Did you ever notice that there’s so much noise in our everyday lives: TV sets are on, people talking on the phone, traffic, music blaring into headphones.

Thus, it was almost a shock to the system to stand there at the Sooke Harbour House, overlooking the bay, and hearing the sound of silence. Maybe we should make a conscious effort to find such a place sometimes and touch the sound of silence.

A SILENCE DAILY AFFIRMATION

“I’m finding places where I can experience the sound of silence.”

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HOW TO BALANCE OUR LIVES?

August 6th, 2017 by

To balance our lives, these days, seems to be an endless exercise in futility. There are so many distractions that we can miss important things.

Recently, while in Las Vegas for speaking engagements, I drove just south of town to see something I had missed the last time I drove to Vegas. There, just east of Interstate 15, was the site in the picture above.

WHAT IS THIS?

There, in plain site, was Seven Magic Mountains. If you look closely, you may see some people at the bottom of the pillars. This is one of the largest land-based installations of art in the United States.

The information sign states that “this is a large-scale, site-specific, public artwork by artist Ugo Rondinone. It consists of locally-sourced limestone boulders stacked vertically in groups ranging between three and six.

Each stone boasts a different fluorescent color; each individual totem stands between thirty and thirty-five feet high. The stacks evoke the art of meditative rock balancing. As a result, the works appear poised between monumentality and collapse – seeming to defy gravity in their teetering formations, but equally to depend on it.”

MAGIC WE LEARN FROM SEVEN MOUNTAINS?

The heavy boulders at this site are obviously balanced on each other very carefully. We, in our busy lives, have to carefully balance all of our responsibilities. Otherwise, our lives may topple.

Thus, when we feel overwhelmed, we might ask ourselves the following question: What is the most valuable thing I should be doing right now? We usually know. However, we often gravitate to that which is “tension-relieving” rather than “goal achieving”.

Having a few minutes of quiet time, with no distractions, may be the most valuable at that moment. Spending time with our loved ones may be the most valuable. Hence, we usually know. The key is to ask the question, when we feel out of balance, and the most valuable thing will become clear. Then, immediately, start to do that most valuable thing.

Before you know it, this process will become automatic and you’ll find it much easier to balance your life.

A DAILY BALANCE AFFIRMATION

“I always do the most valuable thing first and quickly!”

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