The Intelligently Cultivated Mind

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Thoughts are the seeds that all of us have in our heads. It makes no difference if they are seeds that we planted or seeds that others and the world have given to us. Thoughts, when focused on repeatedly, are what we will take action on in our lives.

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The Dangers Of Annoyingly Painful Thoughts

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Annoyingly Painful…
Those are the two words that my doctor used recently to describe what I was to experience for a few days.
I went to my doctor’s office some time back for what I thought might have been a spider bite on my knee. It was pretty painful and I had big red area spreading up my leg.

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Action Has Magic, Power And Grace In It

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“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.” — Goethe 

Do you ever find yourself saying this? I wish I could do that? I wish that I could go on that trip. I wish I could get a better job. I wish that I could find that perfect whatever.

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Storms-A-Coming And Life Is Still Good

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If we allow ourselves to rise each morning worrying about what bad things are going to happen, we can never see the good that is out there as well. We must make a conscious decision to think about thoughts before thinking them. Attitudes towards thought are habits.

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Problems and Happiness

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We all have problems. No one is immune from them. From birth to death….The infant cries for milk and an elderly person may worry if tomorrow will come. Reaching, striving and working hard at being happy will never remove any of our individual problems. We must accept the fact that everyday life will bring it’s own set of problems into our lives.

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A Thankful Moment From A Cloud

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The simple enjoyment of a cloud.
I went out for some fresh air today and remembered very quickly that it is still very hot this time of year. The sun is still bearing down even though it’s getting late into summer.
Having only ten minutes or so, I started thinking that it might be too hot and sunny to stand outside.

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Being A Failure At Something You Love

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“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” — George Burns

Have you ever noticed that when you are struggling to accomplish something, it’s more enjoyable if it is something that you love to do?

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