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Kill That Child! Your Life Depends On It!

If you don’t take immediate action, regret will inevitably follow!

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When I was young I went to a Jesuit school. We began each day with the Lord’s Prayer and the first class was “Morals.”   There was an illustrated book for that class and it was full of stories. I vividly remember one that had some pictures I found somewhat frightening as a child.   The tale was one about a king... Read more


You Don’t Die Because of Illness. You Die Because You Were Born!

We are all on Death Row. Don’t bother about dying – think about whether you are living.

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For many years I was in thrall to ‘some day.’   My wife and I are both tennis fanatics and regularly tune in to the Grand Slams and most of the Masters. We knew we would go to the French Open ‘some day.’   And Wimbledon.   And the Australian Open.   Last year a friend asked me when ‘some... Read more


You Make It All Up!!!

Here is where and how you create the pain and suffering in your life!

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I was looking for a really good example for a lesson I wanted to share with you. Today, I found it. You will be well served in the New Year – now nearly three weeks old! – if you pay heed. And I found this example, by happenstance, when I was not looking. In fact, I was goofing off and watching a movie. Let me give you some background.... Read more


Paths of Glory Lead but to the Grave

In his time he may have been the most powerful man in the world

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He came in fashionably late and occupied his cushioned seat atop the intricately carved marble structure upon which his throne rested. It was a hot tropical morning but his heavy robes actually kept him cool and shielded from the searing wind. His diadem laden crown felt heavy and he refrained from turning his head for fear that it... Read more


The Real Reason You Get Angry and Fearful

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  I have fielded many calls in the recent past from persons in the grip of strong emotions, primarily anger and fear. Do you become angry and afraid? Have you ever wondered why?   Steve had a rough day at work. His boss asked him to do a report all over again even though he had scrupulously adhered to the guidelines he... Read more


The World has Ended. Now What do I Do?

The ground is shifting beneath us in a cataclysmic upheaval. Make it an opportunity, not a collapse.

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    She called me right after the event. I could not see her but I knew her eyes were red with weeping. “ I am so distraught, Professor Rao,” she cried. “My stomach is tied up in knots. I cannot think or work or eat. I feel as if Freddie Kreuger has slipped into my house.”   And then there is my long time... Read more


The Little Known Secret to Achieving Incredible Success

Are you driven to accomplish? Learn how to avoid the ‘struggle’.

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  I made a mistake when I was young.   It took me decades to recognize that I had made the mistake.   I will do what I can to make sure that you don’t make the same error.   What was that mistake?   I’ll tell you. But first some background. Buddhist sages have exhorted lay followers to... Read more


Donald Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Dishonest Politicians and a Lesson For You!

Take a stand and let the chips fall where they may!

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  Reading the newspaper each day is a surreal experience. Doubtless you feel you have entered The Looking Glass World.   But there is a lesson here for you. A lesson that will serve you well in business and in life.   Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had a noble politician to vote for? A high-principled one... Read more


No, You DON’T Know, Dummy! And That is Why You Suffer!!

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Why you keep doing stuff that harms you and you know it harms you. He was a diligent student. He did all the exercises and assignments in my program and benefited greatly. And one day he approached me about a serious problem he had. He was an alcoholic. He had kicked the habit numerous times but, somehow, he always relapsed. “I know its bad... Read more


It’s Better Than Loving What You Do!

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Sometimes the lesson you need to learn is right at home but you have spent a lifetime avoiding it. And you have suffered much totally unnecessary misery as a result. To give you some background, I do not like gardening. I do like beautiful gardens with colorful flowers with butterflies flitting to and fro but they do not make my heart... Read more