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OPPORTUNITY NOW

 

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OPPORTUNITY NOW

Opportunity exists only in the present moment.

Opportunity is Formless.

Accepting Opportunity is the act of Adding Form to Formlessness.

Opportunity is not something that comes only once in a lifetime.

Opportunity does not present only to the Lucky, the Gifted and the Wise.

Opportunity arrives twenty-four hours a day in the form of pictures, ideas and dreams.

The primary impediment to the recognition of opportunity is a lack of self-awareness. Though this condition is normal and provides an occasional benefit, it sometimes prevents us from the acknowledgement of the millions of opportunities to improve our quality of life that arrive within each of us every day of our lives.

So, how does one prevent the pain of missed opportunities? There is no such danger; one does not grieve the unknown unless they enjoy grief.

To experience opportunity, we need only do what is before us.

AND TRUST.

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Some Of My Favorite Introverts.

 

 

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These are some of the books and the authors who wrote them that helped to point me in the direction that Morris calls Leeward,

 

EINSTEIN The Life and Times by Ronald W. Clark.

Meister Eckhart TEACHER AND PREACHER edited by Bernard McGinn

THE MUMMY CONGRESS by Heather Pringle

SPARKS of GENIUS by ROBERT AND MICHELE ROOT-BERNSTEIN

THE GOD PARTICLE BY LEON LEDERMAN WITH DICK TERESI

THE VOICE OF REASON BY AYN RAND

REFLECTIONS FROM THE SHINING BROW by KAMAL AMIN

THE PORTABLE VOLTAIRE edited by BEN RAY REDMAN

MY HOPE FOR PEACE by Jehan Sadat

AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE by Victoria Fromkin and Robert Rodman

WISDOM of the AGES by Wayne W. Dyer. This is a very useful book. each chapter begins with a quote from a famous thinker from history following with insightful comments.

THE LOST CIVILIZATIONS OF THE STONE AGE

by RICHARD RUDGELY

100 Great Operas by Henry W. Simon

You Tube for Business by Michael Miller

BECOMING A PERSON OF INFLUENCE by John C Maxwell and Jim Dornan.

GÖDEL, ESCHER, BACH: an eternal golden braid. Douglas R. Hofstadter

EXCURSIONS ~ Essays for all Seasons by KAMAL AMIN. I’ve known this man since 1977. A close friend, a brilliant thinker, Kamal is in demand as a public speaker at home and abroad.

 

SALES PITCH

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SALES PITCH

Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.

Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.

Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes that make it useful,
Lao Tsu translation by Gia Fu Feng.

 

Each morning I greet the day by committing to living it.

Each morning I sit at my desk and repeat that commitment.

My commitment is not to the Doing but to my Being.

To say “That is all.” is often thought to mean “Not much.”

“Why is that?” I wonder as I open Outlook.

I AM / I DO

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I AM / I DO

One person affirms:  “Affirmations don’t work for me”.

Another person avers that any thought, which occupies a person’s mind more than once is an affirmation.

Thus affirmed, this thought is destined to become an idea to be developed.

This idea will become a value, a bias, a prejudice.

This idea may become a work of art, a grand design, another life.

This idea will have by this time, helped to define a personality.

This idea will change the world.

“How do you know my address?”

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HOW DO YOU KNOW MY ADDRESS

The Casa as it was called was my second home, at the time, known to all who drove past as The Franciscan Renewal Center. Though I was not a particularly religious person, I had friends there, most of whom were friars. I would even meet my wife there, a few years later. I ate most of my meals in the Casa dining room; I even went to early morning Mass, not that I bought The Story that went with the rituals, but the rituals helped me with my own story.

The desire for and the expectations that had given whatever meaning had sustained me in the life I had just left, ebbed slowly away.  Gradually, I was beginning to feel like a fairly normal person; normal in most every way but one.

On a Saturday afternoon as I was writing an order for a new customer-we were standing at a counter in the small showroom up front-the lady said to me “How do you know my address?” Without thinking, I had written her complete address (I remember it still) on the sales ticket. Gratefully, an explanation left my lips as quickly as it arrived in my thoughts, “I’m a neighbor of yours, and I saw you pulling into your driveway one afternoon.” This led abruptly into the need for supporting lies but fortunately we were interrupted by one of my employees who needed assistance.

I broke away for a moment and the matter never came up again. After she left, I removed myself from the store and went for a walk around the shopping center, thinking about what had just happened. I was not that woman’s neighbor. Never had I driven on any of those streets in the El Rancho sub-division on McCormick Ranch in the neighborhood that she called home.

That showroom would present many such occasions for the mysterious discovery of similarly, surprising bits of information in the next year or so. It would take a few years before I would begin learning how to assimilate this new part of my life, though I would not have to wait very long for the memories of similar incidents from my childhood.

I rarely notice these days, when such leaps in awareness take place. But combined with my rituals of consciously expressed thoughts of gratitude I have become much more inclined toward affection for the simple surprises of daily living.

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Curiosity

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I get a lot of questions from readers about photography. Today it was about using titles to sell images. We know a lot about selling but not everything. We start with what we know and then seek answers for what we don’t. We experiment. We learn. We apply what we learn.
When conducting an experiment one must focus on the process rather than the result. Experimenting is about forgetting the obvious and seeking the unknown.
Discovering a good title has to do with guarding against  telling  the viewer the results  and encouraging them to make some discoveries on their own?
If instead of telling a story with a picture, I did that by writing a book, would I  tell the reader the ending or would I tease her and coax her to take part in The Process.
When you read a whodunnit, don’t you try to at least guess at what’s coming up in the next paragraph and after a few correct guesses don’t you guess at whether the killer was the butler or the victim’s childhood sweetheart?

A title that is a perfect fit will soon be forgotten. Subtlety inspires curiosity. Curiosity produces ideas.

Ideas produce sales.