Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Thoughts and Emotional Intelligence

Thanksgiving Thoughts ... and Emotional Intelligence

The energy is getting more charged. From the emailbag today, ambivalence about family get-togethers, worries about the economy, budgets stretched, fears and hopes about governmental changes ...

And here comes a New Moon right on Thanksgiving night.

A new beginning.

As we watch the banking and financial world crumbling, we are invited to rethink our beliefs and attitudes toward money ... what it can buy and what it can't. It can buy a house, not a home. It can buy a clock, not time ....

And on the one holiday we haven't managed to commercialize, we gather together to give thanks, to express and feel our gratitude, to be in community with others.

Let Thanksgiving be a time to remember the strength of joining together, and the attitude of gratitude.

So here we have a New Moon, the time to sow the seeds for NEW - new attitude, beliefs, hope, faith brought into alignment, so that there is honesty.

It's a good time to believe what you already almost-know, that life is what you THINK it will be; that your attitudes and beliefs determine the outcome. ("It's not what's happening to me, it's how I'm taking it.") A good time to make some changes, as the world changes around you. It's a good time to re-examine your projections -- - and remember that "we despise most our own faults in others." It's a call to BE the change you want to see in YOUR world, and in THE world.

All you have to do ... is to change ... develop


QUOTES FOR THIS TIME, all from Mohandas Gandhi:

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

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