One Humanity

Written by Judith Pennington

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So why are our lessons still so painful? My still, small voice explains that pain, suffering and loss are in no way part ofrepparttar natural order. Rather, our resistance torepparttar 138724 love flowing through all things creates an energetic snarl of pain and loss.

Today,repparttar 138725 tsunami is teaching us how to release our resistance. As we open our hearts and minds torepparttar 138726 victims of this disaster, our empathy moves us intorepparttar 138727 quantum field of love, where we become one humanity.

This isrepparttar 138728 path of oneness taken by allrepparttar 138729 great mystics and whyrepparttar 138730 Hindu swami Muktananda said, "Earth, moon, stars and sun revolve inside me." Rumi,repparttar 138731 Sufi poet of Islam, urged us to immerse ourselves inrepparttar 138732 glittering cosmic sea of spirit until our toes begin to say Allah.

The Hebrew prophet Elijah found oneness and divine guidance inrepparttar 138733 still, small voice within and so didrepparttar 138734 Christian prophet Jesus. In "The Life of St. Issa," an ancient manuscript translated by a traveler in a Tibetan monastery inrepparttar 138735 1880s, Jesus points us torepparttar 138736 voice ofrepparttar 138737 heart and Godís infinite healing and peace.

The universal laws of love will protect us if we live in harmony with our planet and keep our eyes onrepparttar 138738 big picture: a wheel inside a wheel turning us inward to an enlightened new age where we are one people, one mind, one soul dispelling its demons and coming to know Itself.

Judith Pennington is a writer, singer and coast-to-coast teacher of meditation andrepparttar 138739 evolution of human consciousness. She isrepparttar 138740 author of a ground-breaking book, The Voice ofrepparttar 138741 Soul, about her extraordinary journey into inspired writing,repparttar 138742 guiding wisdom ofrepparttar 138743 soul andrepparttar 138744 science of spirituality. Visit her primary website,, to check for a workshop near you, sign up for her free e-newsletter, "The Still, Small Voice," and read complementary articles in her paid-for e-magazine, OneWorld Spirit, devoted to art, beauty, truth, spiritual politics and global peace.

Judith Pennington is a writer, singer and coast-to-coast teacher of meditation and the evolution of human consciousness. She is the author of a groundbreaking book, "The Voice of the Soul," and publishes through her primary website,, a free e-newsletter, "The Still, Small Voice," and a subscription e-zine, OneWorld, dedicated to art, beauty, truth, spiritual politics and global peace.

Time Management: Which Advice to Follow?

Written by Charlotte Burton

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Improve Your Attention Span

While your brain and its functions can be improved by improving your diet (fish and vitamins, along with a steady sugar level arerepparttar absolute basics for feeding your brain), oftenrepparttar 138681 case is that you are allowing yourself to be interrupted which is causingrepparttar 138682 distraction (even if it appears to be inrepparttar 138683 job description that you must down tools whenrepparttar 138684 boss calls). You can still put systems into place to ensure that you don't get distracted - and get a block of time available to focus your attention in. Even a response torepparttar 138685 person atrepparttar 138686 door of "just a second, let me just finish this bit off" can mean that you don't wasterepparttar 138687 first five minutes after a distraction trying to remember where you were.

Chooserepparttar 138688 right system for you

Look atrepparttar 138689 list above and decide what your main tasks are which match what each system is best suited for. Then implement a combination of them. Often all you need to do is integrate your priority list with a scheduled list (by using a diary with a loose piece of paper as your priority list of unscheduled items - just remember to allow time in your schedule to completerepparttar 138690 unscheduled items).

Many people swear byrepparttar 138691 Stephen Covey time management system that is similar in layout to a diary layout but adds space for unscheduled items as well as things that aren't too specific (such as spend time with your children/work onrepparttar 138692 novel etc). You can find it in his book First Things First. You can even buy fillers for your filofax based on that layout, so that you have it all to hand whenever you need it.

Give it some time

Learning and implementing a new time management system is like learning a new habit - and just as difficult as it is something extra to remember. It can take up to 12 weeks to be sure thatrepparttar 138693 new habit is learned, at which point it will be second nature to use your system. If it doesn't work for you, just modify it a bit and try again - it can be something as simple as buying a larger diary so that you can use just one item to record your tasks, meetings etc.

Distraction Management

Locate your regular distractions and set up a plan to minimise them (I deliberately didn't say remove them - that would be rather difficult, unless you moved torepparttar 138694 North Pole). This can be through implementing a system where you are not available to be distracted at work for a set amount of time, onrepparttar 138695 premise that you will get back to them with an actual answer to their problemrepparttar 138696 moment you are able to. While this may not be too popular with some of your co-workers (because you are not available atrepparttar 138697 drop of a hat),repparttar 138698 fact that if you are able to be more productive during normal working hours, you will actually be able to leave work on time a bit more often. Make sure though that when you do get back to people after a no-distraction period, that you answer their question/query fully and swiftly.

Time management is not difficult; it isrepparttar 138699 various things that are fundamental to them being able to work that arerepparttar 138700 complicated parts. So long as you are able (both physically and mentally) to focus your attention you should find that time can be managed better. Remember though that there is no one-size fits all inrepparttar 138701 world of time management systems - you will need to try out one or two before you findrepparttar 138702 perfect one that works for you. Just make sure you chooserepparttar 138703 ones that are suitable forrepparttar 138704 tasks that are part of your daily life

Charlotte Burton is a Licensed Career Coach & Psychometric Assessor. For more information and to sign up for the ezine, view the website at or email to request your complimentary consultation.

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