Would you like your savings account to grow? Then consistently deposit money in it. Would you like to feel good, with lots of physical energy? Eat healthful food, sleep as much as you need to and exercise regularly. Do you want folks to see your best and give you the benefit of the doubt? See their best and give them the benefit of the doubt.
“I awake in a land where the lovers have seized power,” writes Danish poet Morten Sondergaard in his fanciful poem The Lovers. “They have introduced laws decreeing that orgasms need never come to an end. Roses function as currency. …
“I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean,” said British writer G.K. Chesterton. Take that advice for your astrological cycle’s Purge & Purify Phase. In the next few weeks, you generate good fortune when you wash your brain, absolve your heart and flush shame from healthy sexual feelings.
Percival Lowell (1855-1916), an influential astronomer who launched the exploration that led to the discovery of Pluto, made some big mistakes. Gazing at Venus through his telescope, he swore he saw spokes emanating from a central hub on the planet’s surface. We now know Venus is shrouded in such thick cloud cover, no surface features are visible.
In the Inuktitut language of in northern Canada, the term iminngernaveersaartunngortussaavunga means “I should try not to become an alcoholic.” Have fun saying that a lot in the days ahead. Be playful and light-hearted as you wage war against your addictive tendencies...
In the last two decades, seven Academy Award winners have given thanks to God while accepting their Oscars. By contrast, 30 winners have expressed gratitude to film studio executive Harvey Weinstein. Who do you acknowledge as essential to your success? What generous souls, departed helpers and spiritual beings have contributed to your ability to thrive...
Many of America’s founding fathers believed slavery was immoral, but they owned slaves and ordained the institution of slavery in the U.S. Constitution. They didn’t invent hypocrisy, of course, but theirs was an especially tragic version. In comparison, the hypocrisy you express is mild. Nevertheless, working to minimize it is a worthy task.
According to an ancient Greek myth, Sisyphus keeps pushing a boulder up a steep hill only to lose control of it just before he reaches the top, watching in dismay as it tumbles to the bottom. After each failure, he lumbers back down where he started and starts rolling it up again – and fails again.
Famous Greek statue Venus de Milo, more than 2,100 years old, bigger than life size, depicts the goddess of love, beauty and pleasure. Its current home is the Louvre Museum in Paris, but for hundreds of years it was lost — buried underground on the Greek island of Milos.
American painter Ivan Albright (1897-1983) was a meticulous creator. He spent time to get every detail right. An entire day might go by as he worked to perfect one square inch of a painting – some pieces took years to finish. When the task demanded intricate precision, he used a brush of a single hair.