Written by Louise Morganti Kaelin

Life reminds me a lot of high school, where we went to different rooms with different teachers to learn different subjects. And then there was homeroom, that place where we gathered every morning to 'check in', getrepparttar miscellaneous non-'technical' information we needed to go throughrepparttar 122345 day, greet our friends and, if we were lucky, get our homework done.

I think life is exactly like that. The classrooms don't have seats lined up in neat columns and rows, however. They're just wherever we happen to be. The teachers are whomever we happen to be with. Andrepparttar 122346 subjects are as varied as we are. Luckily, we weren't given a 'schedule' on that first day of life. Most of us would have opted for permanent truancy, finding an 'alternative' school somewhere on some distant and simpler planet.

The homeroom of life? That inner space where we check in with ourselves, assimilating allrepparttar 122347 varied lessons, sifting throughrepparttar 122348 monumental stack of incoming data, incorporating that which 'feels right' into our daily lives, relegating that which doesn't to some archived file, hopefully never to be seen again. How do we get to our homeroom? By meditation, breathing, sitting with nature, running, dancing -- whatever it is that puts us in perfect peace and harmony with ourselves.

And in life, as in school, there are home-room teachers. Not really teachers, of course, but administrators and facilitators. In our calm and centered place, we find objects or individuals who represent our highest wisdom. They may be faceless and nameless or may have form, substance and history. They may be a synthesis of all wise people we have come across or they may be individuals who lived and breathed and representrepparttar 122349 pinnacle of some quality we value.

These teachers may play different roles in our life. For example, there are four separate energies I connect to when I meditate. Although I often think of them collectively, they each represent one ofrepparttar 122350 four major divisions of life: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Physical. One, representingrepparttar 122351 Mental sphere, helped me open doors I didn't know where there, allowing me to learn that oneness with all creation is possible. Another, representingrepparttar 122352 Spiritual realm and through his teaching of unconditional love, has helped me experience that oneness. A third, representingrepparttar 122353 Emotional, well, he has given me practical advice for living that oneness.

And yetrepparttar 122354 main lessons I've learned from this third teacher are very simple, so simple that I almost missed them:repparttar 122355 first is to allow andrepparttar 122356 second is to live in repparttar 122357 moment. Sounds easy, doesn't it? That's what I thought, too.

After being exposed torepparttar 122358 teachings of an Eastern philosopher, I found that I could remember only one phrase: 'All we need do is allow'. Allow what? He didn't say, so I concluded that I had to figure out that part by myself (we all know how contrary some teachers can be -- they want us to do allrepparttar 122359 work!).

I started by trying to finishrepparttar 122360 sentence. Allow others to be who they are? Of course, but that seemed limiting. Allow others to be? Better, but not quite right. Allow others. Allow them what? And that brought me back to allow, just allow. The same thing happened with 'Allow me to be who I am'.

The Magnetic, Attractive Power of the Mind

Written by Remez Sasson

The power of mind draws certain events, circumstances and people into our lives and repels others. In this respect it resembles a magnet. Just look atrepparttar people around you. Some pass through certain events and circumstances, while others pass through different experiences. Some accomplish certain things easily, and others accomplish them with great difficulty or not at all.

Your mind is composed ofrepparttar 122344 thoughts you think. These thoughts are like magnetic currents. If you think positively about some event or action, it turns out to be as you thought about it. If you harbor negative thoughts, this negativity is drawn into your life.

You attract into your life what you think about frequently. It does not mean that every thought gets materialized. Most ofrepparttar 122345 thoughts are weak and are not repeated long enough to gain sufficient strength. Weak thoughts, like a weak magnet, hardly have any attractive power.

You have seen how a magnet draws metal objects. A strong and big magnet draws bigger objects than a small and weak one. Magnets have another peculiar characteristic. One side ofrepparttar 122346 magnet draws, andrepparttar 122347 other side repels.

The power of attraction is a neutral power. The magnet draws to itself everything made of iron, no matter whether it is a useful object or junk. The mind acts inrepparttar 122348 same way. It attracts into your life positive and negative situations and events, according torepparttar 122349 thoughts that you think.

Likerepparttar 122350 magnetrepparttar 122351 mind not only attracts, but also repels. If you do not believe you can get or accomplish something, then you repel it. Thoughts of incompetence, weakness, fear and inferiority create a repellent force. It is as if you are creating a wind that blows away and prevents certain things to reach you.

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