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September 2013

dreams: the 12 steps by paulo coelho

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one more repost from a paulo coelho blog, he is an amazing person and very inspiring to a lot, please have a look at his guide to dream realization

1. tell yourself the truth
draw two columns on a sheet of paper and in the left column write down what you would love to do. then write down on the other side everything you’re doing without any enthusiasm. write as if nobody were ever going to read what is there, don’t censure or judge your answers.
2. start slowly, but start
call your travel agent, look for something that fits your budget; go and see the movie that you’ve been putting off; buy the book that you’ve been wanting to buy. be generous to yourself and you’ll see that even these small steps will make you feel more alive.
3. stop slowly, but stop
some things use up all your energy. do you really need to go that committee meeting? do you need to help those who do not want to be helped? does your boss have the right to demand that in addition to your work you have to go to all the same parties that he goes to? when you stop doing what you’re not interested in doing, you’ll realize that you were making more demands of yourself than others were really asking.
4. discover your small talents
what do your friends tell you that you do well? what do you do with relish, even if it’s not perfectly well done? these small talents are hidden messages of your large occult talents.
begin to choose
if something gives you pleasure, don’t hesitate. if you’re in doubt, close your eyes, imagine that you’ve made decision a and see all that it will bring you. now do the same with decision b. the decision that makes you feel more connected to life is the right one – even if it’s not the easiest to make.
don’t base your decisions on financial gain

the gain will come if you really do it with enthusiasm. the same vase, made by a potter who loves what he does and by a man who hates his job, has a soul. it will be quickly sold (in the first case) or will stay on the shelves (in the second case).
7. follow your intuition
the most interesting work is the one where you allow yourself to be creative. einstein said: “i did not reach my understanding of the universe using just mathematics.” descartes, the father of logic, developed his method based on a dream he had.
8. don’t be afraid to change your mind
if you put a decision aside and this bothers you, think again about what you chose. don’t struggle against what gives you pleasure.
9. learn how to rest
one day a week without thinking about work lets the subconscious help you, and many problems (but not all) are solved without any help from reason.
10. let things show you a happier path
if you are struggling too much for something, without any results appearing, be more flexible and follow the paths that life offers. this does not mean giving up the struggle, growing lazy or leaving things in the hands of others – it means understanding that work with love brings us strength, never despair.
11. read the signs
this is an individual language joined to intuition that appears at the right moments. even if the signs point in the opposite direction from what you planned, follow them. sometimes you can go wrong, but this is the best way to learn this new language.
12. finally, take risks!
the men who have changed the world set out on their paths through an act of faith. believe in the force of your dreams. god is fair, he wouldn’t put in your heart a desire that couldn’t come true.

original post => http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2012/09/25/dreams-the-12-steps/

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let me introduce you alan cohen

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in this post we would like to share with you some of the quotes by alan cohen! they are very inspiring!

alan cohen, m.a., is the author of 24 popular inspirational books, including the best-selling the dragon doesn’t live here anymore, the award-winning a deep breath of life, and the classic are you as happy as your dog? he is a contributing writer for the new york times #1 bestselling series chicken soup for the soul, and his books have been translated into 24 foreign languages. his work has been featured on oprah.com and in usa today, the washington post and 101 top experts. alan’s radio program get real is broadcast weekly on hay house radio, and his monthly column from the heart is featured in magazines internationally.

do not wait until all the conditions are perfect for you to begin. beginning makes the conditions perfect.
– alan cohen

every minus is half of a plus waiting for a stroke of vertical awareness.
– alan cohen

if you lived here, you’d be home now.
– alan cohen

simplicity is the flower that brings the intellect to its knees.
– alan cohen

let it be easy. struggle is not required.
– alan cohen

forget what you’ve been taught so you can remember what you know.
– alan cohen

you are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside.
– alan cohen

proceed when clear.
– alan cohen

your history is not your destiny.
– alan cohen

you can afford to be generous because you have access to an unlimited supply.
– alan cohen

healing is available to you now, unless you believe that the will of god takes time.
– a course in miracles

when you fall in love with yourself, you will be irresistable to everyone else.
– alan cohen

tell the truth now and beat the rush later.
– alan cohen

when you find your beloved inside you, you will find your beloved beside you.
– alan cohen

why get rich quick when you can be rich now?
– alan cohen

affirmations are more powerful than requests, for they remind you that you already have what you seek.
– alan cohen

to know more about alan please visit his website or search the web => http://www.alancohen.com