Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Classic Pamela Positive: “The Soul Is The Core Of Your Being.” – Deepak Chopra

 

“The soul is the core of your being. Your body is in your soul. Your mind is in your soul. The whole universe is in your soul, and your soul is part of the universal consciousness.”

― Deepak Chopra

 

We get caught up in Silicon Valley. Caught up in the highrises of Hong Kong, our most expensive real estate in the world. Caught up in fashion, fancy dinners and high living.

 

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But Deepak Chopra tells us we need to be caught up in the soul. In fact, everything relates to it. Our goodness, ethics, love, ability to help, care and do is essential to our soul. It’s essential that this expression of soul also helps others in the most meaningful and permanent way possible.

We can’t escape matters of the heart, and we can’t escape matters of the soul. It’s what populates our true being, and the true being of the world. 

 

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Be Invested In Soul Living,

Pamela

 


Deepak Chopra is an India-born, American author and lecturer, focusing on spirituality and mind-body health. He began his career as a doctor, before moving into alternative medicine. He focuses on meditation and spiritual practices, and the effect of one’s thoughts and emotions on one’s physical health. He is a prominent figure in the New Age movement, and the author of more than 65 books, including 19 New York Times bestsellers. He has sold more than 20 million copies. His books include The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment, and Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment. Deepak and his wife, Rita, have been married for over 30 years, and they have two children.

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Citations: Deepak Chopra Official Website, https://www.deepakchopra.com/metahuman
OPRAH.COM, Published on May 15, 2012, “What’s the Secret to a Happy Life? Oprah Talks to Deepak Chopra”, http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Oprahs-Trip-to-India-Oprahs-Interview-with-Deepak-Chopra/4#ixzz1yHRQDozu 

The Classic Pamela Positive: Tell Your Team They Are Great And DON’T Give Them Anything To Do 

 

One of the most powerful things you can do to recognize someone on your team is to thank them.

You can  call them and say:

 

Youre doing a wonderful job today, and I wanted to thank you. Thats it. I just wanted you to know, and for you to take the time to recognize it. Please know how much I appreciate your consistent work and a positive attitude.” 

 

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Now here is the key… Rest in the thank you. Let the thank you be that whole and only part of the conversation.

 

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Do not add on a to do.

It’s tempting. We as CEOs, leaders, managers have a lot we want to accomplish!

But this call is not about a ‘to-do.’ It’s about appreciation. It’s about reinforcing a positive relationship. It’s about building a long-term bond based on valuing the person.  

Just let the conversation rest in genuine appreciation.

 

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It’s one of the best ways you can thank someone — without agenda.

Thanking You Because You Are You,

Pamela

 


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The Classic Pamela Positive: “Ignorance Of Certain Subjects Is A Great Part Of Wisdom.” -Hugo De Groot

 

“Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.”

–Hugo de Groot

 

Ignorance is Good.

Ignorance of gossip. Ignorance of unnecessary negative thoughts. Ignorance of self-doubting thoughts, and ignorance of unhelpful suggestions which come to our thought. A lot of these thoughts are just not true…. and don’t find yourself accepting them as part of your normal experience.

 

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We all go through a tough day. Yet we need to defend our thoughts, and therefore our life. Our life is based upon our thought. What you think will come through to fruition… It does not mean we ignore life lessons, a candid talk with ourselves; and at times, gently with others; it does not mean everything is perfect.

 

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But in general, we pursue being, doing and recognizing good. 

 


Hugo de Groot (1583-1645), also called Hugo Grotius, was a philosopher and a theologian, and worked as a jurist in the Dutch Republic. He was extremely influential in the creation of international law. He wrote a number of books, including On the Law of War and Peace, addressing subjects such as just wars and rules to govern conflict. His overall purpose was to urge restraint in rushing to war, and to urge reasonable conduct once war was engaged. In 1608 he married Maria van Reigersberch, with whom he would have eight children (four surviving beyond youth) and who would be invaluable in helping him and the family to weather the storm to come.

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The Classic Pamela Positive: “Today Is Filled With Opportunity To Do Good, And To Be Your Best Self. – Khalil Gibran

 

Every day we have a chance to give our all. It’s not always the big presentation or the graduation day, however. It’s not always the first day on the job, the day we get married, have a promotion or have a child!

Khalil Gibran is saying,

 

“Today is filled with opportunity to do good, and to be your best self.”

-Khalil Gibran

So how can we do that?

 

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It can be in how you treat your co-workers. It can be how you enter a room. It can be a simple smile as you pass someone in the hallway. It can even be in how you say “Good morning”!

Gibran encourages us that the legacy we are leaving as individuals starts today. It’s not something that shows up 60 or 70 years later down the road. Legacy and your temple of living begins now.

So start building your temple. It’s in how you greet each person, help each person, in every activity, every day. That’s a calling!

Love To You Today As You Build Your Special Temple,

Pamela


Khalil Gibran was born on January 6, 1883, in Bsharri, Lebanon. He immigrated with his mother and siblings to Boston in 1895 – his father remained in Lebanon to address financial matters. Gibran would return to Lebanon three years later to continue his education but returned to America after illness took the life of one of his sisters. He met Mary Haskell who encouraged his artistic development. During his life, Gibran was a prolific artist who created hundreds of paintings and drawings. In 1920, he was a co-founder, along with other poets of Arab and Lebanese backgrounds, of The Pen-bond Society, a literary society, also known as Al Rabitat al Qualamiya. Gibran’s works, written in both Arabic and English, are full of lyrical outpourings and express his deeply religious and mystical nature. The Prophet (1923), a book of poetic essays, achieved cult status among American youth for several generations. In 1928, he published Jesus, the Son of Man. Gibran died in New York City on April 10, 1931.

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The Classic Pamela Positive: “Water And Wisdom Come Through – Not From – Your Brain” -Dan Millman

 

“Like water, higher wisdom doesn’t come as much from your brain as through it. All you have to do is to listen and trust.”

Dan Millman

 

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I love this sincere quote from inspirational author Dan Millman. It’s about trusting what already is available to us all: a Divine Inspiration that guides, flows through every moment.

You don’t have to be intellectual, smart or have high education to receive it. No, true wisdom is from the heart, from principles of goodness. It’s about being led to do the right thing.

 

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Enjoy the flow of wisdom… It comes naturally. We don’t have to think through it, manufacture it. It’s gentle encouragement flows through every motive and action, every moment.

I’m Letting Wisdom Flow,

Pamela

 


Dan Millman began his career in the athletic arena. He competed in gymnastics and trampoline in high school and college, winning international acclaim. He became gymnastics director at Stanford University in 1968, and in 1972 moved to Oberlin College. He began writing in the 1980s, on diverse topics including fitness and philosophy. His writing and motivational speaking tend to focus on achieving one’s potential. In 2006, his book Way of the Peaceful Warrior was adapted into a film, Peaceful Warrior. He is married to Joy Millman, and they have three daughters and two grandchildren.

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