Be the master of your will but the servant of your conscience. Wise INSPIRATION


Be kind, considerate and courteous. But also be shrewd and know when to be tough and courageous. This is the mark of a well-defined character and you will surely command respect. It is most useful to read books on friendliness and enhancing relationships by being a good listener, showing others sincere appreciation and refining other interpersonal skills. But, to truly succeed, one must also recognize that worldly wisdom and shrewdness are essential skills to foster. Become an expert in human psychology and be able to read the essence of people. Never be taken advantage of and be aware of the politics around you. Stay above petty gossiping and office politics but appreciate that they indeed exist and know what goes on behind your back. Every great leader does.

Create your image as a highly competent, strong, disciplined, calm and decent individual. Find that crucial balance between working on the image that you project to the rest of the world and your inner character. Create a sense of mystery about yourself as the truly wise never show their hand. Do not tell everyone everything about yourself, your strategies and your aspirations. The successful citizens of this world think thrice before they speak because a word uttered can never be retrieved. Make things look easy and people will say you are naturally gifted. Speak only good things and people will flock to you. Never speak ill of others and all will know you will not malign them behind their backs. Build your character and live a highly principled life.

Familiarity breeds contempt is a very good rule. The stars remain far above the Earth. You must keep a distance from all but your closest of relations. Once people see everything of a leader he loses his aura and with it the authority and mystique he may have created. For example, Ronald Reagan was known to many as an excellent leader. He carefully cultivated his image of a folksy, considerate politician who kept the interests of the United States first and foremost in his mind. At gatherings of world leaders, he commanded attention and respect in his dark suits, surrounded by the trappings of power such as political aides, security officers and a convoy of limousines. As soon as he appeared, thoughts of authority and power came to our minds. Did you ever see the President with his shirt off swimming at his pool? How about in his dressing gown after waking up after one of his long sleeps, hair tousled and beard grown? Reagan’s handlers never allowed such glimpses because they detract from the perception of authority. The American nation was not exposed to these sights. In the Clinton Era things changed and you saw the President eating Big Macs and wearing baseball caps with a full business suit. Whilst these scenes may be endearing to the public, there is little doubt that President Clinton was more familiar to us, merely another one of us and, unlike the stars above, much closer to the ground.

Learn to organize your time. It is incorrect to say that by becoming a meticulous time manager and living by a carefully defined schedule you become rigid and nonspontaneous. Rather, proper organization allows one to accomplish those goals which are truly important as well as enjoy leisure time. Good time management offers more time for fun and relaxation – not less. These important periods are scheduled into the week just like other commitments which may appear more pressing. Neither are sacrificed. Also, discipline yourself and stop wasting time on all those immediate and pressing but unimportant tasks (i.e., the ringing phones) and concentrate on the activities that are truly meaningful to your life’s mission. Such activities include time for self-renewal and reflection, time forging relationships built on trust and mutual respect, time for physical fitness, time to read and think deeply and time serving others in your community.

Keep well-informed about current events, the latest books and popular trends. Many peak performers read five or six papers a day. You don’t have to read every story of every paper. Know what to focus on, what to pass by and what to clip out and read at another time (many successful people scan scores of magazines and papers, clipping out articles of interest; these articles go into a file folder which can be read in your down time). Knowledge is power. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a corporate leader or someone leading a family, you can profoundly change your life and the lives of those around you with a single idea. Just ask Gates, Edison and Bell.

When choosing your life partner, remember that this is the most important decision of your lifetime. The marriage relationship offers 90% of all your support, happiness and fulfillment so choose it wisely. Consider qualities such as affection, sense of humor, intelligence, integrity, maturity, temperament, compatibility and that indescribable characteristic of chemistry. If these are present, your relationship stands an excellent chance of great success. Move slowly and let no one press you into an uncomfortable decision.

Never discuss your personal development activities with anyone. Your strategies for expanding your mind and spirit are your own. Others might not understand the value of personal-mastery and, further, will take away your credit when you meet with success by saying that you relied on techniques. Keep these self-development activities to yourself.

Schedule relaxation time into your week and be ruthless in protecting it. You would not schedule another activity into the time planned for an important meeting with the president of your company or your best client so why would you put off a period to invest in yourself? We must have time for ourselves to reflect, unwind and recharge our batteries. These are the renewal activities that allow us to maintain peak performance and are exceptionally valuable periods.

83% of our sensory input comes from our eyes. To truly concentrate on something, shut your eyes and you will remove much distraction.

Be the master of your will but the servant of your conscience.

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Detox Drinks

Blueberry Lavender Water

Ingredients
1/2 pint Blueberries
Edible Flowers (use Lavender Flowers) – to taste
64 ounces Water

Directions
Add Fruits and edible flowers to a pitcher of water.
Cover, and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Strain, then add ice and pour into tall glasses and serve.

Makes 8 servings.

Pineapple Sugarcane Water

Pineapple Sugarcane Water
YIELD: 6 servings

PREP TIME: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

2 liters purified water
2 sticks sugar cane
4-5 large chunks fresh pineapple
ice
Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir.
The longer the water sits, the more the pineapple and sugarcane flavors will infused into it.

Watermelon Detox Water

Watermelon Scented Water

Watermelon Scented Water Ingredients:
– 2 cups Seedless Watermelon, cubed
– 4 cups Water

Watermelon Scented Water Directions:
1. Place Watermelon in pitcher and cover with Water.
2. Let it sit a few hours in the refrigerator before drinking – so the water gets all the nice watermelon flavor.

Three Foods for an upset stomach

When you have an upset stomach, eating is the last thing you would want to do. But at the same time, eating certain food items can help you get over the situation.

So without further delay, we are going to list down these food items which can help you battle a messed up stomach.

Ginger: The presence of Gingerol in Ginger is proven to relieve nausea and indigestion. It also has anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is full of soluble and insoluble fibre which can help you in fixing your stomach. It might taste bland but it can ease up the pain of bowel movement.
Bananas: Bananas are quite easy to digest. Also, they are loaded with prebiotic fibre which fuels the good bacteria in your gut.

Three benefits of black tea

When it comes to tea, you have a lot of options and Black Tea could just be one among the long list. And this is probably why a major portion of the tea lovers skip the drink.

But did you know that black tea has many health benefits? If you didn’t, read on to find out some of the health benefits of the drink.

Improves Heart Health: Many studies have found that people who consume the drink regularly have a decreased risk of heart diseases. This is because it has the ability to increase the antioxidant levels in your body.
Fights Cancer: It can reduce the risk of developing skin, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers. In Women, the drink increases the globulin hormones which in turn keep cancer away. Also, the presence of theaflavins in the tea destroys abnormal cells in the body.
Digestive relief: The healing and anti-inflammatory properties of the drink makes it a great remedy if you are having digestive problems.

Mystic POET

“THE FEELING GAME!”* a poem. * – “Never Letting It Get Outta Hand!” November 6, 2018 (Two-z-Day!) Series: “I’ll Love You Forever And You Don’t Have To Love Me Back!”

Feelings! So important – for they can so impact our life!

Even little feelings! They can have such MAJOR strife!

So! Protect your precious feelings – and the feelings of each friend,

That you love and cherish – for, in the very end,

(IF there really is AN END! to any of this mess)

Feelings will be paramount – for-they-can-create awful-stress!

So, perhaps! It-behooves each-of-us, to take a measured view,

To have great faith and sympathy – to avoid a life too “blue,”

For there are MANY HAPPENINGS – that can cause us fear, concern,

Without a stiff resolve, my Dear – fee-lings-can burn and burn,

Just like a blazing wildfire, that, at first, was just a flame!

Please don’t allow your feelings – to-go-berzerk! Then, it’s a game!

Try THIS game! It’s “MONITORING FEELINGS:” and having an outlet,

Like exercise – or helping friends – GOOD MOVEMENT’S A GOOD BET,

To move your body and/or your mind,

I think this always is quite kind!

Respect your feelings, SURE,

But – do not let them blur,

You to-the-fact – that they can take,

Us-on-a-journey FOR GOODNESS’ SAKE!

To places that-maybe we need not go,

Sometimes, YES! Let-your-feelings-show;

Sometimes! Tell-feelings: “Your game’s NOT NICE,

And I’m in charge – You Guys! ON ICE!! 🙂 – Whoa! Whoopee!

fin ❤

“FEELINGS CAN BE TRICKY!!” a postscript-ual poem.

Feelings can-really man-ipulate,

YOU!-so-sometimes! Just sleep late,

And have a certain attitude:

“Devil-May-Care” might-help-purty-goo-ood,*

And TRY – to-respect – the feelings of,

OTHER FOLKS! I think – it’s LOVE,

To be concerned AND do your best,

“Your Brother’s Keeper” – is-not-a-bad-test,

BUT! Some folks – use their feelings like Hell,

To-manipulate EVERYONE! This, I tell,

As a warning! WATCH SUCH FOLK,

Or else! On YOU – will be “the joke!!”

fin? ❤

    • pronounced: GOO – d (gude)!

TEXAS COWBOY

“ARE YOU A BAD PERSON?” a poem, to be sung to the tune of “Rawhide!”

I’m a rotten villain;

For-lovin’ I-am-willin’;

To love-’em – then, I’m killin’!

And I am always a-millin’ I AM!

Oh-I’m a rotten villain; thrillin’, then I’m chillin’ – I’m a rotten villain! I AM!

Never hold or trust me – for I AM ever lusty! I am just a bad, bad man! I AM!

I-don’t-express what-I’m-feeling – I’ve secrets! And-I’m-stealing – your Heart-from-you A-THIEF! Yes, I AM!

Chorus: GIVE ME UP – LET ME GO – PUNCH ME HARD – DON’T CHA KNOW – I’M A MANGY, OLD DOG – I AM THROW ME OUT – SMACK ME TOO – DON’T YOU POUT – DON’T YOU RUE – I’M NO GOOD; I’M A RAT(FINK) – I AM!

Someone aughta shoot me – Just-coffee! ‘cause I hate tea – I AM just a BAD MAN, I am –

I love ‘em, then I lea-eave – I’ll get no dang reprie-ieve – – – Hang me HIGH, I-deserve-it! Yes, I do!

I AM rough and stinky – Just you smell my pinkie! A dirty, mangy mad-a-d dog I AM!

(Chorus!)

Someone should castrate me – BUT women LOVE me DAI – LY – – – I AM so attractive! I AM!

But-I-really-can-not help it – And I have next to NO WIT!! I’m REALLY STUPID too – oo – Yes, I AM!

[I don’t express what-I’m feelin’ – I’ve SECRETS! and I’m stealin’ – Your precious heart from you-ou; Yes, I AM!]

(Chorus!)

Mystic POET

“TRUE WORTH!” a poem in the ever popular series: “I’ll Love You Forever AND You Don’t Have To Love Me Back!!” November 6, 2018 – Tuesday!

Yes! What-we-do’s-important! for-Recognition & Fame,

The work ethic’s good, BUT – clearly! It’s lame,

To consider (that) you’re REAL WORTH – depends upon-your-job!

Your REAL WORTH? Is-BEING- Y O U! : Sam – Marge – or Bob!

So, IF you rest – for-a-week-or-two or – give-up-”work”-all-together,

I STILL LOVE-AND-ADORE-YOU, HON! “Well, knock-me (over) with-a-feather!”

Yes! Just to have you here with me is THE-MOST-IMPORTANT-THING!

Watching-you and-hearing-you-breathe makes-me wanna-sing,

And – write a sonnet – or a bunch,

And take my Sweetie out to lunch,

And tell-you HOW – I’m “o’er-the-Moon,”

To hold your hand – I almost swoon!

Every time I see your eyes –

They-twinkle-with-Love and-it’s no surprise,

That SIMPLY KNOWING YOU EXIST,

Is CRITICAL! So, I’ll persist,

And live each day – although-days-CAN-BE-SAD,

But-with-you-around –

IT AIN’T SO BAD!! 🙂 – Kisses!

fin ❤

TEXAS COWBOY

“THE FEELING GAME!”* a poem. * – “Never Letting It Get Outta Hand!” November 6, 2018 (Two-z-Day!) Series: “I’ll Love You Forever And You Don’t Have To Love Me Back!”

Feelings! So important – for they can so impact our life!

Even little feelings! They can have such MAJOR strife!

So! Protect your precious feelings – and the feelings of each friend,

That you love and cherish – for, in the very end,

(IF there really is AN END! to any of this mess)

Feelings will be paramount – for-they-can-create awful-stress!

So, perhaps! It-behooves each-of-us, to take a measured view,

To have great faith and sympathy – to avoid a life too “blue,”

For there are MANY HAPPENINGS – that can cause us fear, concern,

Without a stiff resolve, my Dear – fee-lings-can burn and burn,

Just like a blazing wildfire, that, at first, was just a flame!

Please don’t allow your feelings – to-go-berzerk! Then, it’s a game!

Try THIS game! It’s “MONITORING FEELINGS:” and having an outlet,

Like exercise – or helping friends – GOOD MOVEMENT’S A GOOD BET,

To move your body and/or your mind,

I think this always is quite kind!

Respect your feelings, SURE,

But – do not let them blur,

You to-the-fact – that they can take,

Us-on-a-journey FOR GOODNESS’ SAKE!

To places that-maybe we need not go,

Sometimes, YES! Let-your-feelings-show;

Sometimes! Tell-feelings: “Your game’s NOT NICE,

And I’m in charge – You Guys! ON ICE!! 🙂 – Whoa! Whoopee!

fin ❤

“FEELINGS CAN BE TRICKY!!” a postscript-ual poem.

Feelings can-really man-ipulate,

YOU!-so-sometimes! Just sleep late,

And have a certain attitude:

“Devil-May-Care” might-help-purty-goo-ood,*

And TRY – to-respect – the feelings of,

OTHER FOLKS! I think – it’s LOVE,

To be concerned AND do your best,

“Your Brother’s Keeper” – is-not-a-bad-test,

BUT! Some folks – use their feelings like Hell,

To-manipulate EVERYONE! This, I tell,

As a warning! WATCH SUCH FOLK,

Or else! On YOU – will be “the joke!!”

fin? ❤

    • pronounced: GOO – d (gude)!