Dance With Your Fears Pt. 1: What is Fear?

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This is Part 1 in an examination on fear; what it is and how we can go about working with our fears to enrich ourselves and make deep progress in life. What is fear? It’s a feeling that each and every person who was or will be alive will face. Yielding to fear can have insalubrious effects; forcing us to become hostage to the transient whims of the world. However, overcoming fear – or more appropriately: dancing with fear – can make us the master of our own lives in ways that we never could imagine. The Two Different Types of Fear Read the rest here…http://orastories.com/dance-with-your-fears-part-1/

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Be Proud of Who You Are

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We all have our own struggles. Struggles with self-esteem, with divorce, with poor past decisions, with illness, with money, and with so many other facets of life. But, at the end of the day, the most important thing to remember is that you are the only one who has and will ever live your life. As I recited in the poem from yesterday, you know what others may never know, and you can never fool yourself. Life is hard. Living well is harder. But no matter what, you have to have confidence in your own story, and always know that you have something beautiful and valuable to contribute to the world. You only have this one life to live, and it’s up to you to make sure you enjoy it… read the rest here: http://orastories.com/be-proud-of-who-you-are/

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A Quick Guide to Changing the World

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To my wonderful readers and supporters, Let me tell you the simple truth: many people want to better this world, but don’t know how. So on my quest to spark as big of an inspiration movement as I possibly can, I decided to present some steps and motivation to all of those wonderful people out there. As promised, my first free manual is now available! Click here to read it online or download it: A Quick Guide to Changing the World: Why The World Needs You (And So Do I) Since it is completely free and represents hours of planning and hard work, all I ask in return is that you spread the word! Repost this post, email the manual, tweet about it, comment on the original post (I’d love your feedback), or however you share the things that matter to you.  Let’s all create an inspired world together. See the full post with all the goodies here  – Brenton

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My 1,000,000 Word Challenge

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Can I Do It? Can I Count On Your Support? I was sitting at my little writing desk, quietly composing new words to infuse into my novel late into the night — when a thought occurred to me. How many novel pages had I composed this year? How many poems have I written? How many short stories have I put together?  After going on this train of thought for a few nebulous minutes, I had  come to realize that I had written approx. 175,000 words since the beginning of the year. I then thought about all of the faithful writers who try to write 300,000, or if they’re really crazy, 400,000 words in a year. read the rest here…http://orastories.com/my-1000000-word-challenge/

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Courage: When Everything Goes Wrong

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Thank you everyone for your approval on this post. Please “like” this article on my new site, orastories.com if you enjoy it! This is the actual final post in the waning embers of the Ren Mind. The full switch will be complete by the end of the week. See you at Orastories!  “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” – CS Lewis We have all had those moments, you’re enjoying a beautiful sunny day with everything going your way, when all of a sudden you get a phone call or experience a series of events that completely turn your world upside down. What we don’t have all have is the proper reaction to these situations. Many people fold under pressure or let the difficulty of a life situation leave a lasting negative impact on their state of mind. The people who don’t: are the courageous… read the rest here: http://orastories.com/courage-when-everything-goes-wrong/

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