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August Poll

Ian Paul Marshall —  August 25, 2010

The August Poll

Please take a moment to be a part of this months poll.

Joy Bomb

Ian Paul Marshall —  August 5, 2010

Joy BombThe Explosive Power of Joy

“May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.”
~ Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

After slathering SPF 30 sunscreen all over my kids and myself we headed out to the park.

It was a scorcher outside so we decided to go to the “Teeny Tiny Park” which is both teeny and tiny. But what it lacks in size it sure makes up in shade.

And even though it’s small my kids love it. They can play there for hours.

Zipping up and down the slide, going on “adventures” through the bushes, and getting “rocket blasts” on the swings.

On the swings is where this story unfolds… Continue Reading…

Spiritual Awareness

Ian Paul Marshall —  June 13, 2010 — 1 Comment

Spiritual AwarenessThe New Spiritual Awareness

We have begun to expand our awareness and our own conceptions of ourselves. Finding a new found freedom in those moments where our simple, everyday concerns dissolve into worlds far greater than our own.

The world itself is now within our reach. Our global technological connectivity is a metaphor for what is happening within our own consciousness.

What we are bearing witness to a world that’s always been there, hidden within the words of the mystics and prophets. It’s only now that we’re able to see it. Continue Reading…

Choosing

Ian Paul Marshall —  June 1, 2010 — 2 Comments

ChoosingThe Four Choosing Types

Sit back and relax. Drift through your memories and try to think of the last time you made an honest and conscious choice. How did that choice make you feel?

Did you feel pressured to make a choice?

Did you choose to go against what your heart and gut were trying to tell you?

Did you put off choosing until the last possible moment?

Are you one of those people who feel lost when you have to choose?

Robert F. Bennet said that, “Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself. Continue Reading…

Metamorphosis

Ian Paul Marshall —  January 11, 2010 — 2 Comments

bttrfly-org“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” ~ Unknown

Nothing is fixed. Everything’s evolving. All things are in a constant state of becoming. You, me and even the stars.

We forget that sometimes.

Becoming rigid in our views of the world, each other and even ourselves.

But this life is mere putty. To be shaped by a set of skilled hands that are our own.

This is what we must remember.

That we make ourselves into whatever it we choose.

This is the blessing and sometimes the curse of freewill. We have the power to direct our thoughts, words, emotions, actions and press our will upon the formless realms of existence. This then gives rise to form. Giving birth to ourselves.

Change happens in the unseen realms of our lives. With each choice that we make we collapse potentiality into reality. The images that we hold within our minds and hearts get outpictured into our lives.

Life is but a feedback loop of the process that is happening within you.

So how can we transform our lives and use this inherent power that is within us? Continue Reading…

Screw Resolutions

Ian Paul Marshall —  December 29, 2009 — 6 Comments

newyears-clockAs we begin the new year let’s make it a time where we finally decide to ignore all the “should’s” in our lives.

Let’s choose to let go of resolutions and develop resolve instead.

A fortitude to forgive ourselves for all our self-criticisms. A determination to develop a deeper wellspring of joy and happiness. And a courage to boldly bring into existence the dreams that silently sleep within our hearts.

7 Wishes For The New Year

  • May we have the courage to accept and be at peace with what is.
  • May we find the joy in imagining what “could” be.
  • May we take a moment to reflect on the year past.
  • May we have the knowledge to give thanks for everything that we’ve experienced.
  • May we see the perfection in every outcome.
  • May we be motivated to change because we want to not because we feel guilted to.
  • And may we realize that as we grow we show others the greatness that’s within them as well.

So as this new year begins find a moment to be with yourself. Take stock of where you’ve been, where you are and where you want to be. Continue Reading…

Happy Holidays

Ian Paul Marshall —  December 23, 2009 — Leave a comment

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Why not take a moment and check out Snowflakes: A Winters Tale. It’s a little story I wrote.

Peace, love and many blessings.

Ian

Inspiring You To Greatness

Snowflakes

Ian Paul Marshall —  December 19, 2009 — 7 Comments

SNOWFLAKES: A Winters Tale

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It was a cold winters night and a silent blanket of snow was covering the lands. A young Father and his son were in the yard behind their modest and humble home, hand in mitt, they were silhouettes of the night.

The two of them gazing up at the first star of the evening.

A gentle snow was falling and they closed their eyes breathing in this moment.

“Dad, why is there snow?”

And with eyes closed, his sons mitted hand in his, this is what the Father said that night,

“Snow is a reminder of the people in our lives. They are each made from the essence of life, carried through the spirit of our dreams and made manifest in the world we call home.

“Each and every one of them is formed and shaped with their own shimmering beauty. They are then set free into this world, when the proper time arrives, and the currents of their fate sweep them this way and that.

“Unknown are the forces that carry them through their journey to you. Continue Reading…

Being Better

Ian Paul Marshall —  December 17, 2009 — Leave a comment

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A beautiful young woman I know asked, “What can I do to become better?”

I wasn’t sure in what context she meant by “become better” so without getting into it too much I answered her with the following acronym:

B.E.T.T.E.R. An Acronym For Feeling Good

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Somewhere deep inside of us there has to be some sort of progression gene. Something that spurs us on to becoming better aspects of ourselves. We can feel it’s presence when life starts to feel dull and boring.

But the problem is that we really don’t like to change. We think we do but we don’t. We hate it. Even fight and rage against it. We’re lazy creatures if we’re allowed to be.

Who wouldn’t want to be on a beach somewhere relaxing right now?

But in the end, whether we like it or not, life keeps moving forward. Change is a constant within the universe. One that we really try hard to ignore.

So how can we really tackle the whole self-improvement thing then?

If we really don’t like to turn off the Vampire Diaries, get up off the couch and do those sit-ups or read that book is there something out there that can make this process a little bit easier on us?

I think there is…

It’s called Kaizen, which is usually translated as “improvement” or in the business circles as “continuous improvement”.

Toyota adopted this philosophy. Even Anthony Robbins based his CANI (Constant and Never-Ending Improvement) method around the Kaizen philosophy. Continue Reading…