Friday, October 29, 2010


by Peter Comrie

Here at Full Spectrum Leadership, we are witnessing right before our eyes, the community of people who are taking 100% responsibility for their entire life experience, change the world in amazing ways.

This developing group are operating from a set of principles that reflect love-based leadership, win-win propositions, and using the wisdom of ages to guide their presence. "Wisdom" is something that, when used, makes the world a better place. Today's video offering reflects many of the guiding principles of Full Spectrum Leadership.

The Wisdom Project was inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can pass to another is the wisdom it has gained from experience. The project seeks to create a record of what wisdom means to a multicultural group of people who have all made their mark on the world.

Note: Wisdom is an ongoing project. Get involved!

Have an awesome weekend everyone.

I appreciate you.


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Never Complain, Never Explain

By Greg Hickman

Quite a number of years ago, I stumbled across a phrase in a magazine that really piqued my interest. The phrase simply said "never complain, never explain." From the moment I read it, those four words really hit home with me. To my way of thinking, they summed up the philosophy of all winners. A winner should never waste his or her valuable time complaining or making excuses.

I decided to tape a piece of paper containing this phrase to a wall in my office along with an accompanying challenge. As soon as I went an entire day without voicing a complaint or offering up an excuse, I could take the message down.

I have always enjoyed a good challenge and I figured this phrase could provide a tough test of my will for a day or so. The first day or two quickly passed without me accomplishing my goal. "All I need to do is toughen up a little and I'll get the job done.

No problem," I confidently reassured myself. A month later, the piece of paper was still taped to my wall.

I couldn't believe it. I still had not gone just one day without making a complaint or offering up some sort of excuse. In fact, I had complained about something and made an excuse about something else at least one time every single day for a month. Not one or the other - but both!

I was disappointed that I had failed to accomplish what had originally seemed like such an easy goal. But more than that, I was embarrassed. Now I was really motivated to answer the challenge and get this message off my wall once and for all. Make no mistake about it; I would get the job done this time for sure!

Five years later that torn, tattered, yellowed piece of paper with the simple little message was still hanging defiantly on my office wall.

How could this have happened to me? I really gave it a good shot, but one way or another, I would always find a way to slip up at some point during each and every day and start complaining or explaining about something or another. One thing I learned from this challenge was we all complain a lot more than we think we do and we make excuses left and right.

We blame people and things and circumstances for just about everything. If you think not, go ahead and put the phrase up on your wall and see if you can go one entire day without offering up one single excuse and without making one single complaint of any kind. No blaming, no complaining, no criticizing, no excuses -- for one entire day.

I know what you're probably thinking right about now. You think it will be easy, don't you? Ha! I thought so too. I now realize that the fulfillment of that simple little pledge will be a lifelong pursuit of mine.

Even if you and I fail to live a single day devoid of any personal complaining or explaining, we can still significantly cut down on the amount of complaints and excuses we make and that is indeed a very good start, isn't it? When you take on this challenge, you will begin eliminating a lot of negative feelings and destructive actions from your life and consequently will become a much better person to be around.

There is no better time for you to get to work on your very own "never complain, never explain" challenge than right now. All you have to do is stop complaining and quit explaining and get started today.

Greg Hickman of The Motivational and Inspirational Corner, a website dedicated to helping North Americans recapture and rekindle that winning spirit we each hold deep down inside of ourselves. Contact Greg or go to their website at

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Monday, October 11, 2010

The Gentle Art of Blessings!

by Peter Comrie

We’ve been having a ton of fun here these past days as we measure all of the things we are in “gratitude” for. The list continues to build and no end is in sight. I do believe that there in lies the “magic” of living.

Here in Canada we get to celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday today. We get to sit in contemplation of the incredible number of blessings that touch our lives each and every day. Take time today, get out your notepad, and jot down every single thing you can imagine in your life that you must be “grateful” for. When it’s done, you’ll have a whole new perspective on the magnificence of your life experiences.

Our friend RaK created a lovely video to bring the whole issue of “Gratitude” close to home.

No matter where you are situated in the world, this weekend take all the time you need to appreciate the many incredible blessings that touch your life.

Oh, and by the way, I deeply appreciate you, and I'm grateful that you are in my life.

Take care and have an outstanding day,


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Friday, October 8, 2010

Children of the Trains!

Good day to you all there and welcome to the weekend. It is the Thanksgiving Holiday this weekend here in Canada, and I wanted to go into the holiday recognizing some Full Spectrum Leadership initiative in action.

There are more than 10,000 street children in Thailand; for most of them the streets are often a safer place than their homes.

The Library Train began as one man's efforts to care for a few of Bangkok's street children. Now it is a collective volunteer effort by the Thai railway police to serve, protect, shelter, and educate the many homeless children living in the streets and slums of Bangkok.

I picked this video today not only to honor Father Joe, but to remind you that, if you are watching this piece on a computer, there is indeed much to be thankful for in your life. Take some time this weekend to create a Gratitude List for yourself. You'll know why!

Have a wonderful weekend.

See you next week.

~peter~ (Forever in Gratitude)

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Freedom From Self-Defeating Behavior!

by Guy Finley

An angel has two wings. On each of these wings is written one of these two words: YES and NO. As we are about to learn, these two simple words represent special principles that are the wings of spiritual freedom.

For instance, we must learn to say YES to self-study, prayer, meditation and contemplating God’s great restorative powers. Can you think of other places in your days where learning to say YES to life would help you go higher? For just one example, how about saying YES to those parts of you that know nothing good can come out of judging others for their mistakes, let alone jumping all over yourself!

And we must learn to say NO to those unconscious parts of ourselves that want us to believe that the way our lives have gone is the only way they can go. We must say NO to the lies this lower nature throws at us when it tells us we will lose ourselves if we end that destructive relationship we had been deceived to live in. The truth is it won’t be our life that comes to a close as we walk away from what we now see never worked. No! What will begin to die is the dark nature whose will we had done, because it cannot live in the light of our new wish and inner work to be free.

To help you strengthen the spiritual YES in you, learn to put Truth first, last, and always in your life. This grand YES will grow to have greater and greater meaning to you as you put it into practice. To give you one instance, always say YES to being ruthlessly honest with yourself about yourself. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing, you can always come awake to yourself and remember the truth that there is no truth that is bad for you to know. This knowledge, coupled with your active wish to be free, outweighs any fear that may pop up in you as you observe yourself this way. This remembrance is like liquid gold. It enriches the right parts of you each time you can be aware of yourself through this Aim.

But equally important to taking on this task of saying YES is our inner work of recognizing when and where to say NO. We must never allow ourselves to forget that there are many sleeping parts of ourselves that secretly feel good while they get us to do wrong! Remember: No form of externalized codependent behavior can exist or exhibit itself without some unseen character at work within us providing it the right conditions it needs for its foul life to flourish. With this in mind, here are some common codependent areas where we all ache (often without knowing it) because we fail to stay awake:

1. Making “peace” with people who would punish us: There are parts of us that would rather be punished by unkind people than have to spend one minute being alone by ourselves, because the only way these same parts in us can exist is if they have someone to resent or somehow fear. In this case we remain in these ruinous relationships because the fear or emptiness we feel in even considering leaving them is felt to be too much to bear on our own. Here’s the Key to escaping this captivity: This fear that we experience does feel real, no doubt; but it belongs to an imagined self. Collecting and then consciously cultivating this new knowledge of ourselves points the way out if we will walk with its truth in our hand.

To begin, walk away from anyone who “helps” you to feel that it is necessary to hurt; leave anyone who causes you pain for “your own good”. Here’s the rule to remember: Never make peace outwardly — or inwardly — with anyone or any psychological state that punishes you. Say NO and go! A whole new and independent life awaits you.

2. Blaming others: Whenever we allow angry parts of us to cast blame upon others for the conditions we find ourselves in, we enable the sleeping nature within us to stay in its dream that if it weren’t for others doing us wrong we would never be so upset and angry, defeated or depressed. The truth is there are unconscious parts of us that readily find fault with others in a misguided effort to remain infallible in their own eyes. Each time we blame someone else we agree to remain asleep in this misery-making mistaken identity. Saying NO to this nature is saying goodbye to a host of imagined enemies this false self needs to remain itself, as well as to a war that can never be won.

3. Complaining about your life: The self that looks out at life and complains about what it sees cannot see that if it weren’t for a false picture it holds of how things should be, connected with the mistaken sense of self created by clinging to this picture, it wouldn’t have anything to be negative about. The more this nature compares what life isn’t to its own idea of imagined happiness, the more it complains, and the more complaints it makes, the more real it feels. Say NO to this codependent negative nature by learning to choose consciousness over resentfulness.

To speed your journey to freedom from all forms of codependent relationships, it is very helpful to make a list of areas in your life where you find yourself aching for one reason or another. To get you started with this special study of yourself, I have made a short list of suspect places where we tend to fall into wrong relationship with those around us, or with our own familiar thoughts and feelings.

We are in unconscious codependent relationships with others whenever we find ourselves:

1. Meddling in the lives of others or allowing others to tinker with our troubles.
2. Gossiping about anything, but especially taking part in denigrating others we know and otherwise associate with.
3. Standing around and spreading any form of “gloom and doom” either in a casual conversation or in the confines of our own thoughts.
4. Agreeing with the hatred of anyone else for any other person, group, or condition.
5. Taking part in any form of a dark inner dialogue with ourselves about some imagined enemy or otherwise unwanted circumstance.
6. Allowing others to make their problems our own so that we have to carry the weight of their discontentment.
7. Entertaining any thoughts from any source — be they from within ourselves or coming from those outside of us — telling us that our life is without meaning.

What should be clear now is that we have to do a special kind of inner work if we wish to catch and cancel self-harming codependent behavior. It’s not enough to just talk about achieving a good, contented life. Anyone can talk about that, and most do. Few will really do the interior work it takes to be free, which is why we must be different.

We must learn what it means to put the Truth of ourselves before all things. When we will strive to do this one thing, then little by little we will attract to ourselves a higher strength that has no problem saying NO to what has never cared for us. This new NO then becomes a YES to selfwholeness, the secret source of the happiness we have been seeking in
all the wrong places.

(an excerpt from Beyond Dependency, The Death of Addiction an e-book)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Law of Attraction: The Importance of Feeling Good

Posted by Dr. Margaret Paul

"It's really important that you feel good. Because this feeling good is what goes out as a signal into the universe and starts to attract more of itself to you. So the more you can feel good, the more you will attract the things that help you feel good and that will keep bringing you up higher and higher." -- Joe Vitale,
 Author and Speaker

The "Law of Attraction" states that like attracts like. Most Law of Attraction gurus state that there are four steps to manifestation:

  1. Write down what you want

  2. Repetitively visualize what you want as if it is already true, with much positive emotion. Do this many times daily for at least a year.

  3. Take actions toward your goal.

  4. Keep your frequency high by feeling good

It is this latter step that I want to address in this article, as it is often the one that people have the most difficulty with.

Feeling good means that we need to attend to both our thoughts and our physical bodies. Our ability to have positive emotions and take positive actions come directly from our thoughts, and our thoughts are often deeply affected by what is going on in our physical body.


Our ego wounded self is deeply addicted to negative thinking, and to repeatedly thinking the many false beliefs that were programmed into us when we were growing up. Thoughts about ourselves, such as "I'm not good enough," "I don't deserve to be loved," "Good things don't happen for me, "I can't do it," make us feel anxious and depressed. Negative thoughts about events, people and outcomes can keep us continually stressed and depressed - the opposite of feeling good.

These negative thoughts and beliefs create a heavy, low frequency, which draws to us that which we don't want.

In order to manifest what you want, you need to be thinking about what you want rather than what you don't want. In order to feel good and have a high enough frequency to attract what you want, it is vitally important that you become aware of your self-judgments and judgments of others and consciously move into compassion instead.

Physical Body

What you put into your body and how you treat your body has a direct effect on your brain.

Food itself has either a high or low frequency. The highest frequency foods are fresh organic fruits and vegetables. The low frequency foods are foods that are sugared, packaged, canned, refined, devitalized, fried, or chemical/pesticide-laden. Low frequency foods not only draw energy from the body as the body struggles to digest them, but they cause the brain to lose focus and clarity, making it harder to consciously think positive thoughts.

Drugs and alcohol are also low frequency. While you might feel good for the moment, in the long run these substances backfire, causing numbness, anxiety, and depression rather than good feelings. If you tune into how you feel, you will discover that all low-frequency substances - food, drugs, alcohol - cause you to feel less than good for days after consuming them. Then you want more of the addictive substances to feel good again, creating a vicious circle. And the good feeling is not a true good feeling coming from your spiritual connection, so it is still in a low frequency and will hinder your ability to manifest.

Consistent exercise and enough sleep raise the frequency. It is difficult to feel good and have a high enough frequency to manifest when you are not getting enough sleep or exercise.

Feeling good means taking loving care of yourself on all levels, and this is what leads to your high frequency and ability to manifest.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

You Were Born Fabulous!

Posted by Tina Lifford

When you know yourself you are empowered.
When you accept yourself you are invincible.

~ Tina Lifford

I am unapologetically optimistic about everything life is too short to be otherwise. This thing called life is the best invention ever! Sure it has had me on my knees a few hundred times but every time, I get up a better more capable me.

There have been many times when I wanted things to be different than how they were...not anymore! Now I take LIFE as it comes. I have finally caught the hang of it: I expect life to show up being life—full of stuff! I don't take any of the stuff personally.

It took me a long time to realize circumstances rarely hurt. What hurts is the story I make up about the circumstances. Something happens. But instead of saying this or that happened and acknowledging how I feel about it, I use to go one step further and create an "against me" interpretation of the facts: The parents got divorced is a fact. This means they did not value me is an "against me" interpretation of those facts.

I was shocked when I took a deeper look into to my past and realized that at the core of my most painful experiences the facts were never against me. The facts were just the facts. However, in every case my interpretations of the facts were always against me. They painted me either as a victim, less than in some way or not good enough. Once I became conscious of my tendency to unconsciously draw hurtful conclusions against myself, I stopped treating myself in this way. I turned the old tendency into a treasure hunt.

Today, when I find myself in the midst of challenging circumstances, I create empowering supportive interpretations. This is completely doable without distorting the facts or behaving irresponsibly. Instead of thinking or feeling, "why me", I ask an effective empowering question: How can this challenge be a doorway to my greatness? An effective empowering question always allow for fulfilling possibilities. I assume that life is for me and not against me. Therefore, I practice leading with trust. I practice believing that everything that takes place in my life comes by way of divine order. This means the challenges, no matter how difficult, come bearing gifts. This is my special brand of self-love.

I believe we all are born innately fabulous. Then, we get mired in misinterpretation and our fabulousness becomes buried by our survivalist management of life. Waking Up Fabulous means learning to see and value your innate fabulousness no matter what facts and circumstances show up.

Fabulous me to Fabulous YOU,


Tina is a veteran actress, an author, and an inspirational speaker leading a revolution about how people feel about themselves.

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