Facing Fear and Finding Peace

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Fear of Moving Ahead

A few years ago in Honolulu, my wife and I became acquainted with an attractive, Japanese-American girl, who had spent her entire life in Hawaii. As we got to know her better, she revealed that she was pondering and perplexed about whether she should go to college “on the mainland,” meaning San Francisco. The idea of moving to San Francisco and leaving Hawaii for the first time was giving her no peace at all. On top of that her grandmother, who probably was a buddhist, had taught her to always seek peace in every part of her life. The young woman was searching for an answer. Continue reading

Wifely Affirmations About Life

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For You, A Gift of Affirmations From My Wife


Wifely Affirmations About Life - Smiling WomanHealth and Resilience

I am confident and resilient, for I am always in the presence of God.

Divine life is actively at work within me, restoring my health, and enriching this body with energy and strength.

Each day, I become younger and more alive in mind and body and spirit. Continue reading

Spiritual Affirmations for Summer

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Positive Power of Spiritual Affirmations

Olympic athletes know mental preparation is as important, if not more important, than physical conditioning. These athletes must endure tremendous amounts of stress to perform. Dorothy Harris, PhD, former professor of Sport Psychology at Pennsylvania State University said:

“The only difference between the best performance and the worst performance is the variation in our self-talk, and the self-thoughts and attitudes we carry around with us.”

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“Relaxation Response” – 21st Century Survival Skill?

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Stressed Are We?

From my experience, I know mind-focusing types of meditation or prayer reduce stress, and can be vital for personal and spiritual growth. To make sure we are operating at the same level, I want to review the scientific basis for the “fight or flight,” and “relaxation response”, and various approaches that counteract stress, such as meditation, prayer and yoga. Continue reading