Be Like Water

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“Water can flow and it can crash.” – Bruce Lee It is the liquid of life. One of the purest and most powerful forces ever created. When it wants to be, it can be a harbinger of danger and destruction. But at its essence, the phenomenon of water is one of balance. And here is why everyone should emulate this powerful element. Definite Purpose From engaging in osmosis within your body, to flowing through lakes, streams, rivers, and eventually to the ocean, water is constantly moving – and it does so with definite purpose. It knows where its headed, and it lets nothing be an obstacle. It’s fluid and malleable, which allows it to seep through the smallest cracks and gently flow over tiniest pebbles. It’s unified and persistent in its greater force, which allows it to wear down even the greatest mountains and create canyons and crevasses. It’s completely balanced in this determined movement. Sometimes, you’ll see it softly passing you by in continuous consistency. Other times, you’ll hear it raging by with the roar heard in a veld as it surges through any surface in its path. And every so often, you’ll see it bring its greatest brute force. Force in the form of heavenly walls that rival that of Troy and could level any city without a moment’s notice. Force in the form of torrential storms that could transform any street to a dense wetland. However it chooses to get there, water will get there, any time, every time – without fail. Adaptability If you put water in a frigid environment, it will freeze and become ice – completely blending in to its frosted surroundings. If you tell it to become air, it will turn into vapor and suspend itself above the earth in the form of majestic clouds. If you put water in a…

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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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