Show Love: President Barack Obama

 

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How do you set the tone for your day? Are you making the most of those precious wake-up moments to create the life you were born to live?

I started a habit a year ago that I enjoy tremendously. I’ve often shared this process on my blog because I’m passionate about you, my fans, readers, and friends. If you are giving me any of your precious time you deserve the best from me.

I follow #Believe Nation Evan Carmichael. His You-Tube programming always leaves me with something that makes me smile and forge on. Today I will share Barack Obama’s Top 10 Rules for Success. Evan always has a favorite. His is #2, mine is #10 Show #LOVE.

What’s your favorite on President Obama’s top ten rules for success?

  1. LEARN FROM FAILURES
  2. WRITE YOUR OWN DESTINY
  3. PRESS ON
  4. LEARN FROM OTHERS
  5. WORRY MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO
  6. REFUSE TO GIVE UP
  7. DO SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY
  8. BE WILLING TO TRY
  9. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS
  10. SHOW #LOVE

 

More on my personal philosophy on life, living, healing, and miracles in Book of the Month October 2017 LOVE The Beat Goes On. You can pick it up on Amazon.

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Do you agree? Coelho & the Heart.

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I’m reading the Alchemist. First I read Eleven Minutes because a reviewer compared Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money to Coelho’s novel; then Manuscript Found in Accra and now, I’m reading The Alchemist. Of course, I underline and highlight and drive my iPad crazy… When I read Coelho, my heart fills and my soul is at peace. Here’s a copy of the official blog, posted today by Paolo Coelho.

“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked when they had made camp that day.

“Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.”

“But my heart is agitated,” the boy said. “It has its dreams, it gets emotional, and it’s become passionate over a woman of the desert. It asks things of me, and it keeps me from sleeping many nights when I’m thinking about her.”

“Well, that’s good. Your heart is alive. Keep listening to what it has to say.”

“My heart is a traitor,” the boy said to the alchemist when they had paused to rest the horses. “It doesn’t want me to go on.”

“That makes sense. Naturally, it’s afraid that, in pursuing your dream, you might lose everything you’ve won.”

“Well, then, why should I listen to my heart?”

“Because you will never again be able to keep it quiet. Even if you pretend not to have heard what it tells you, it will always be there inside you, repeating to you what you’re thinking about life and about the world.”

“You mean I should listen, even if it’s treasonous?”

“Treason is a blow that comes unexpectedly. If you know your heart well, it will never be able to do that to you. Because you’ll know its dreams and wishes, and will know how to deal with them.

“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”

“Every second of the search is an encounter with God,” the boy told his heart.

“Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him,” his heart said. “We, people’s hearts, seldom say much about those treasures, because people no longer want to go in search of them. We speak of them only to children. Later, we simply let life proceed, in its own direction, toward its own fate. But, unfortunately, very few follow the path laid out for them—the path to their destinies, and to happiness. Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out indeed, to be threatening place.”

“So, we, their hearts, speak more and more softly. We never stop speaking out, but we begin to hope that our words won’t be heard: we don’t want people to suffer because they don’t follow their hearts.”

From “The Alchemist”

http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2018/02/14/character-of-the-week-the-alchemist/

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Review:

Lie to Me: An Exposé on Sex for Money

“is insanely captivating, entertaining and exciting. It’s a spellbinding story that explores the psychology of sex in a way that defies Coelho’s Eleven Minutes.” R. Dzemo 5 STARS READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK REVIEWS

Stay and Die

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Stay and Die

 

 

I woke up angry today

if you knew how I really felt

who I really am

(crazy sometimes)

would you still

want to play with me?

 

(would you delete me?)

 

I woke up afraid

hating my dream

analyzing the meaning

of panic

chasing

running

 

loose change and broken ATM’s

never catching up

peeing in strange bathrooms

on the floor

a man with a child in his arms

 

in my dreams (my reality?)

I am in a hurry

and yet

I pause to apply lipstick

 

 

in the mirror a woman

looks back, fear, pain, panic

 

 

girls ask me a question

in my purse is the answer

is it the rotting fruit you want?

 

I compose words

a speech I must give

tender words

sincere words

lonely words

 

maybe I don’t want to talk

 

it’s a maze

(my life I think)

I will be late

(because it’s not my time to join you or maybe it is)

 

I can see

a reflection of myself

this yellow skirt

too short

too sexy

for my mother’s

funeral