"Choices - The Search For Control"

Written by Glen Gould

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Next you haverepparttar relationship with your body. Once again, issued without choice. This isrepparttar 136491 first opportunity however to control.

Third: your environment. This is a vast relationship with multiple opportunities to control. Not onlyrepparttar 136492 immediate environment around you, but alsorepparttar 136493 local, national and global environment.

Forth: Your relationship with people. Now comesrepparttar 136494 tricky part, we believe we can control for a short time, now some joker who has ideas of their own shows up.

Fifth: your spouse. Ok, significant other, long time partner, you name it. This is a person that you will allow to change your locked assumptions and perceptions. Finally, we get a choice.

Sixth: our education. Here we have a relationship of long term that we will reflect on much like our family. We are in total control of this relationship.

Next comes work. Surveys abound andrepparttar 136495 more they are conducted,repparttar 136496 more we find people hating their jobs. Yet off we go, every day. Is thisrepparttar 136497 tail waggingrepparttar 136498 dog?

Eighth: Money. No one thing in human existence is more misunderstood and misrepresented than money. If work isn’trepparttar 136499 tail waggingrepparttar 136500 dog, money is.

Ninth:repparttar 136501 relationship you have with your past. Most people can’t let go ofrepparttar 136502 past and most ofrepparttar 136503 time it is so exaggerated in our perception. Let’s face it, nothing is ever as good or as bad as we remember it.

And most importantly, your relationship with your creator. Each of us, believers or not cannot deny that we have been created and our relationship withrepparttar 136504 creator isrepparttar 136505 most important relationship in our lives. For those who believe, this truth is self evident. For those who are non believers, your ability to justify and quantify your existence andrepparttar 136506 creation of that existence will in large part determine your ability to interact withrepparttar 136507 rest of creation.

These ten relationships will shaperepparttar 136508 way you will react in every event of your life. Most ofrepparttar 136509 time you will give little thought to how they effect your decisions. You will make decisions about your life based upon your perception of your relationships in each of these 10 areas.

Our ability to determine our perception of our relationships will in large part determine our ability to achieve. Our limitless selves are there forrepparttar 136510 taking if we only adjust how we perceive our relationships in these 10 vital areas.

We must recognize fromrepparttar 136511 list above and our reactions to these ten areas that life isrepparttar 136512 search for control.

Glen Gould is a Director of The Inspiration Agents, a company of individuals with the mission of bringing positive change to the lives they encounter. He is the author of "I'll Never Be Who I Want To Be As Long As I Am Who I Am". For further information visit www.inspirationagents.com

Yesterday I Wept

Written by Val k

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To say that I was crushed or devastated or even dejected would be an understatement. I felt I should pack my things and flee torepparttar moon. Maybe I should wait when commercial space flights begin and Tommy Lee Jones sets up a lunar resort. (I hear he bought a piece of space there for a dollar.)

Now I wept not because I lost her. Far from it. I had seen it coming. But I wept because she never realized I really loved her. Love is like that—a most mysterious thing.

Does my story sound familiar? You who loved and was not loved in return? That high school or college crush who thought nothing of you? That gorgeous guy at work whom barely notices your presence? That lady whose looks are enough to make you go “weak inrepparttar 136466 knees,” and who wouldn’t give you an audience because she has “the world at her feet?” If you happen to fall in any of these positions know this: you are not alone. For there are millions, no, billions like you, all overrepparttar 136467 world, who want to be loved.

Love hasrepparttar 136468 power to turn things around. It can endure a lot of insults. Here I rememberrepparttar 136469 story of a woman, who despite being hated by a man will always be nice to him. In fact,repparttar 136470 man did every thing he could to inflict pain on her—even embarrassing her inrepparttar 136471 presence of her friends. Anyway, she stuck to him like glue. He felt she was a pest (call her a tenacious roach). He tried every trick he could to stop her from being around him. Yet she wouldn’t go away. Inrepparttar 136472 end he saw her as a better person. And he couldn’t help but love her. (Who wouldn’t?)

Now are you as enduring as that woman who worked hard—very hard—for her love? Are you willing to forgive like many others who didrepparttar 136473 same and wept yesterday like me? And today they smile!

Val K is a poet, and a nature lover. A collection of his poems "Without a Name" will soon be published by AuthorHouse, U.S.A. For personal contact, send mails to: leviathandepthsreturns@yahoo.com

Val K is a poet and a nature lover.

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