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  • Jan 30, 2019
    Here in England. Horse Racing is big business. Our own Queen is a big fan of the sport. However, does the average person know just what goes on in this sport? For instance the equine death rate is unacceptable and the use of the whip on the animal is failing to be be brought under control. There are measures in place to stop unnecessary use of the whip, but somehow the jockeys need to win and the greed for money is shadowing their common sense that an animal is being beaten around a race course often exhau...
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  • Jan 30, 2019
    5 Keys to Self-Empowerment In this post we will discuss five fundamental keys for achieving greater self-empowerment.  Essential to this list are the 7 Virtues for Success and Happiness.  These include courage, moderation, wisdom, diligence, humanity, transcendence, and justice. First let's introduce the five primary keys to self-empowerment.    1. Understand how fears can hold you back 2. Use your core strengths and courage to move forward in life  3. Utilize the 3 A’s of awareness, assessment, and action ...
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  • Jan 30, 2019
    Courage is one of the most fundamental virtues for developing in our inner life, as it allows us to live fully and accomplish our purposes in the world.  Courage is what enables us to move through our fears and achieve our aims with determination. Without courage our lives can become restricted and confined by fear. Courage is defined as the ability to do something, even though we feel fear, and courage requires determination to move through our fears to accomplish our aims.   Courage is also connected to o...
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  • Jan 30, 2019
    Wonder is a keenness of perception so acute that we forget our subjectivity, when we are so totally occupied by an object of perception that it seems to overflow its bounds. It differs from curiosity not in the magnitude of its object but in temporary dissolution of the self. When this self-forgetting doesn't take place, we experience dread. Anything can be an object of wonder, as it is not a quality of objects but a function of the mind. Very rarely does the same thing provoke wonder a second time, due to ...
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  • Jan 30, 2019
    For several years now, I've started my day by hitting the "random virtue" button on this website and, after a frighteningly large cup of instant coffee, taking a walk round the grounds of the old reformatory in the mountains by my home here in the Basque Country to reflect on the result. This morning I've been considering gratitude: * I'm not sure if I agree that gratitude can rightly be considered a virtue, at least not in itself. The word may refer either to the practice of expressing gratitude, whether s...
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  • Jan 30, 2019
    How many times have you thought “Its hopeless”, “Im ugly”, “There is no point”?  If as I suspect it is often, then you are among the majority  that have suffered or are still suffering from negative thoughts.  For most people thoughts come automatically according to the situation at the time.  But what if you could change how you feel by your thoughts and your thought patterns.  I do not just mean feeling good for the moment, I am talking about attracting positive things into your life, changing your health...
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  • Jan 30, 2019
    Humor can be a 2 edged sword. It can help lighten a situation, it can help make a point.Humor can also be used cruelly, to make unhealthy light of a serious subject such as other peoples suffering or even as an excuse to act badly and cause suffering. In debates humor can be used as a distraction technique. Can we take a joke or are we over-sensitive? Are we insensitive to the natural sensitivity of a situation?What is humor? Is humor in debates these days usually helpful or unhelpful? What is seriousness? ...
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