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Tag: Honesty

A Thought for us all?

If someone could remind you of all the insignificance of the things that you cling to, death takes if all away in a second. While people can teach you that men and women of all races are equal and that there is no difference between the rich and the poor, death instantly makes us all the same. The question is, are you going to wait until the last moment to let death be your teacher?  There mere possibility of death has the power to teach at any moment. A wise person realizes that at any moment they may breathe out, and the breath may not come back in. A wise person completely and totally embraces the reality, the inevitability, and the unpredictability of death. At any time, you’re are having trouble with something, think of death. It shouldn’t take death to challenge you to live at your highest level. How much love would you give to the ones you love, knowing it would be the last time you’d get to be with them?  Think about what it would be like if you lived like that every moment with everyone. Your life would be really different. You should contemplate this. Death is not a morbid thought.  Death is the greatest teacher in all of life.  Michael Singer – The Untethered Soul My thoughts – Always want the ones you really love, to be happy and only offer them kindness in their world, to be who they must be, to live their lives to the highest level. For they only want the same for you.

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Thought for Your Day!

I had the opportunity to read this the other day and thought I would share it. “The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you Don’t go back to sleep! You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep! People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch, The door is round and open Don’t go back to sleep!” Jalaluddin Rumi

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Trust Your Gut

When we are looking for red bricks we start to see them everywhere. Now that I have finished writing the final version of ‘The Savvy Child Within You’, I start to see more writings on the concept to listen to your inner self. Extract from ‘How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci’ – Michael J Gelb Bring more attention to your everyday hunches and intuitions. Try writing them down in your notebook and then checking your accuracy. By monitoring your daily intuitions, you hone their accuracy. Cultivating an accurate, reliable inner guidance system requires listening to your body. Comments such as “My gut tells me otherwise,” I just know it in my bones’” I can feel it in the pit of my stomach,” and I know in my heart of hearts that it must be true” reflects the body-cantered nature of intuition.   Coming Soon in Print and ebook

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Coming Soon – keep your eyes open!

The Savvy Child Within You  Become successful in your life and business using the forgotten childhood wisdom. Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth to use it in your life and business world.

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Looking to the Distance

Its far away the new and distance day Its difficult to be in the now and stay Wanting what is wished for is in the future What you have is in the now Examine your thoughts and focus your direction See what is in front of you and what you have been given Do not stray to seek what you have not What you have is in the now What we seek we have it now Yet what we have we may ignore What you have is what you got What you have is in the now What is here is for you to cherish Not wishing for something that might not come What you can do is live in the now What you have will see you right Seek to explore what you have in the now Seek to pay it the attention that it may need Listen to your thoughts for they are in the now What you have is the beauty of you

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Deal or No Deal ?

e Voting machines for SALE – Ireland cost €55m sold €70K   Deal or No Deal ? Decision makers in buying the e Voting machines were Noel Dempsey, Martin Cullen, Bertie Ahern are they answerable?  Deal or No Deal? Storage payments and a 25 year storage lease awarded to one Mr Duffy who is the nephew of the person in charge of awarding this Government contract – Deal or No Deal? Why is it that we have plenty of Questions but no Answers or Action? Deal or No Deal – Born on the 4th July

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Was it GREED or What?

It seems to me that what we read and what we hear in the Irish media continues to paint a much prettier picture than what actually exists.  My question is why?  If one questions this opinion are they seen as negative and condemned for not having a positive attitude towards “Green Shoots”.  It is raining quite a lot here in Ireland and everything looks greener but that’s growing from the ground not growing in the economy.  Having worked for many years at senior level in the retail sector, paying attention to what was happening at ground level was important and how customers were engaging with your business.  Not what Head Office thought from their comfortable offices. Before 2008 the banks and mortgage companies could not wait to lend you lots of money and yes the money was accepted with open hands.  The majority of decent individuals borrowing to support their families to get on the “housing ladder” or following the advice to invest in property, or bank shares (“safe as a house”) to support their future pensions.  Let’s not forget the lending decisions were made and signed off by professionally qualified risk assessors and qualified experienced lenders who were rewarded handsomely for their decisions. This September we will enter our fifth year of the “Irish Financial Crisis” commonly known as “The Recession”.  If we pretend that it’s all OK out there and that you are made feel you are the only one not able to meet their payments then the Banks and Mortgage companies supported by other professions can continue to harass individuals as much as they like.  It seems to me the more stress that is placed on individuals the better it is in the hope that you might just have that heart attacked and died.  The banks and lending agencies are covered in full as they insisted that you take out mortgage protection our other insurance policies?  Less hassle all round, except for the insurance companies.  They too must now be looking for some get out clause not to pay out. Small business and home owners who are honest and decent individuals are in critical financial difficulties.  They have worked hard and contributed to the development of the country.  Their borrowings were not for greed, they are worried sick that they will never be able to pay back this debt in their life time. They don’t have the high powered legal professionals supporting them in their corner. Could it be worse – yes it could always get worse – but pretending it’s all good and not dealing with the truth gets the country nowhere. Who stands to benefit from this crisis? Where are those individuals now that were entrusted with protecting its citizens and who presided over this crisis? “you can’t handle the truth” comes to mind, the truth hurts – maybe some more than others but will it ever come out? Read John Humphrey’s article – Sunday Times 24th June – On Greece

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What Does Your Organisation Value?

It is sometimes said “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” but it might be best to break it.  Having lots of policies just to keep the employees in line – my question is why? If 90% of your team are working 55-70 hours a week and you are not taking notice of that, then why have a holiday policy?  Why not let them take as much time off as they feel they need and trust them. Why have a business expenses policy if you have a statement that says “if it was your money would you spend it” and just have trust. If you value trust and honesty in your business then demonstrated it through your behaviours to your employees, suppliers and clients.

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East

EAST Frosty morning looking east In all its glorious light Blazing sun and silhouetted treetops O what a beautiful sight O many a time I’ve harshly spoken And fearful of the beast The danger chill and deathly will Of the sharp and cutting wind from east. Today it dawns on me your place Surely starting each day east Proclaiming wisdom to the rest Announcing without fails life’s daily feast. I sense the newness of each day Re-birthing, the restful night brings Today is a good day A good day to do great things Written in the early days of this New Year and finished on the 10th June in the shadow of Ben Bulben, County Sligo and in Dunderry Park, County Meath, Ireland on 19th June 2011. Provided with the kind permission of Andy Smith- Author.

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Answer Inside

Answer Inside When we are at a distance it is often thought but not said If my arms are too far away to hold you then what shall I do? If my thoughts are of you yet you cannot feel them what shall I do? If we are present but far from each other what shall I do? If I am sorry but frighten to say sorry what shall I do? If I am feeling needy and cannot explain it to you what shall I do? If I am jealous what shall I do? If I feel unloved and wanting what shall I do? If I love you so much but cannot tell you what shall I do? The answer is always inside so I must look to find it that’s what I shall to do I will open my heart more for you for it is what I shall do Author – Mel Clifford

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