How to Determine if You Have Truly Forgiven

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“When you forgive, you in no way change the past, but you sure do change the future.” – Bernard Meltzer There are many great stories about forgiveness, from both everyday life as well as religious folklore. Perhaps one of the most touching stories I’ve heard on forgiveness is about a man who was wrongly accused… 

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5 Important Life Lessons We Can Learn From Politics

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“Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.” – Winston Churchill Are you inclined to viewing anything related to politics with skepticism and suspicion? You are not alone. Most people perceive politics to be a dirty game, filled with corrupt and deceitful contenders, trying to wield power for their own benefit. It’s like… 

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The Importance of Building Character

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“Character is unfakeable goodness.” – David Brooks I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I have met people who have left a deep and lasting impression on me. I’m not one to be distracted by external symbols of power such as wealth, looks and influence. For someone to stand… 

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6 Psychological Blind Spots You Should Be Aware Of

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“Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.” – Allan Lokos The human brain is a remarkably complex work of art. With over 100 billion neurons, it enables us to synthesize, organize and memorize information at rapid speeds, 30 times faster than the best supercomputers. If we learn how to use it… 

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Why We Need to Have Faith in the Unknown

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“Change is the only constant.” – Heraclitus How do you feel every time you look up at a clear, starry night sky? Does the dazzling sparkling spectacle bring up feelings of awe, reverence and wonder? Or does this vast expanse of dark nothingness incite a sense of eeriness, vulnerability and humility? If you’re like most… 

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5 Creative Ways to Increase Your Self-Awareness

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“To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” – Socrates I’ve always believed that I had higher than average levels of self-awareness compared to most people. Since I was a teenager, I have been reading self-help books, doing personality assessments, studying human behavior, and constantly reflecting on my actions and how I interact with those… 

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How to Let Go of Your Need for Validation

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“If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.” – Lecrae At the very core of our being is a deep longing to feel loved and that we matter. As social beings, we are wired to be in relationships and forge enduring bonds with each other, and consequently, our biggest lesson is… 

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Why Experiencing Wonder Can Change Your Life

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“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” – Albert Einstein If you have ever read accounts of what everyday life was like in ancient civilizations, you get the impression that most people, apart from the privileged, lived in a perpetual… 

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How to Turn Regret into Inspiration

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“No regrets. Just lessons learned.” Missed opportunities, losses, failures, giving up too soon, and words that you can’t take back – these are a few of the things that people commonly have regrets about in their life. So many of us secretly wish that we could hop into a time machine that can jet us… 

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