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What Are Your Seven Words?

Seven Words

Khalil Gibran once said that people would never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words.  What would your seven words be?

Before I share my seven words with you, I want to tell you a bit about Khalil Gibran.  He was born in Lebanon in 1883 and died in New York City at the age of 48 from cirrhosis of the liver due to severe alcoholism.  Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.  His best-known work is The Prophet, a book composed of twenty-six essays.  Since first being published in 1923, The Prophet has never been out of print.  If you haven’t read the book, do.  If you have read it, reread it.

A Foundation to Build On

As I was pondering this question, I remembered Tony Robbins Six Human Needs.  Tony identified six basic human needs with the belief that everyone is, or can be motivated by fulfilling these needs.

Here they are:

Need 1:  Certainty/Comfort

Need 2:  Uncertainty/Variety

Need 3:  Significance

Need 4:  Love & Connection

Need 5:  Growth

Need 6:  Contribution

Every day we are reflexively determined to meet these needs.  When these requirements are met at a high level, our degree satisfaction and fulfillment in our lives is abundant.  If these needs are met at a low level, we will experience life as being unsatisfactory and disappointing.  I think that we can agree that Tony’s philosophy of what lies at the root of human aspiration and the extent to which these needs are met make a difference

Blessing Spaces With Your Grace And Presence

A Quiet Place

One of the ten lines in the Lines In The Sand course that I teach is “Quiet Yourself So That You Can Hear The Whispers of Destiny.”  Each participant creates a special quiet place for themselves.  A place that is all theirs.  A safe and inspiring space that allows them to slow down and simply be.  A place where they can ask themselves, how is the state of your heart today?  It is a place where they can leave their ‘to-do list’ at the door and step into space where they can get in touch with their own heart and soul.   This matters.  It matters a lot, especially in this day and age of distraction and busyness.  I invite you to create a quiet place for yourself.  Go there often and examine the state of your heart.

Bless The Spaces You Visit

I read a beautiful article the other day by Madisyn Taylor.  Here is what it said:

“Physical space acts like a sponge, absorbing the radiant of all who pass through it. And, more likely than not, the spaces we move through each day have seen many people come and go. We have no way of knowing whether the energy footprints left behind by those who preceded us will invigorate us or drain us. Yet we can control the energy footprint we leave behind for others. In blessing each space we enter, we orchestrate a subtle energy shift that affects not only our own experiences in that space but also the

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