• Deals and Negotiations For Peace of Mind

    I was reading Life and Def by Russell Simmons and something really caught my attention.  At different points throughout the book he mentions different business deals.  It was very obvious that when a contract is negotiated properly the artist involved or the players, owners of small record companies etc. come out doing very well.  Two artists can be doing the exact same thing.  They can both be very famous with a lot of sales, and one can be living prosperously and making good money, while the other is in the poor house, depending on the deal they have made.  A good deal means everything. I thought about this with my…

  • Bridging The Gap Serving and floating (Devotional Service and Heaven Here and Now)

    The Bhagavad-Gita speaks on devotional service as a means of attaining the spiritual goal of experiencing oneness.  Part of the goal is to perform all duties with God in mind, as a means to serving God.  If one can do this, the action is performed without concern for the result of the action as much as concern for doing what God wants.  If the student is able to achieve this, he is in the world but not of the world.  She can live a normal life, enjoy that life, without being worried about what is happening during life. My teacher Mr. Ambrister told me, “going to heaven is not enough.…

  • My Son Reminds Me How Much I Need My Missions and Adventures

    My eighteen year old son Cory asked me what was it like when I first started the business?  He was speaking of my gutter and window cleaning business.  I asked him what made him ask me that question.  He did not really have an answer.  I then began to explain what it was like. I told him it was incredible.  I felt so excited and alive and free.  I was free to do things my way on my terms and knew I would be treated fairly on the job, because I was running things.  I did have the luxury of not having to work for anyone else and push my…

  • A Poem From A Positive Friend (Janet Marshall)

    Janet E Marshall says: April 15, 2012 at 3:50 am (Edit) I write poems about sprituality. Here is one for you: THOUGHTS by Liza Fox (pen name for Janet Marshall What am I thinking? I really don’t know. My thoughts, like the hours, They come and they go. Sometimes a happy thought, Sometimes a sad. Maybe a good thought, maybe a bad. And there, in between each thought Is a space, A space full of peace, A space full of grace. A subtle awareness Of what comes between, A space, then a thought, Then a space once again. As I follow my breath, In and out, out and in, I am deeply…

  • On Ruling Your Kingdom

    Is your world out-of-order?  Do you want it back in order?  Then the logical answer would be to do what you have to do in order to get things the way they need to be.  But what if you are not the problem?  What if the people around you are out-of-order?  What do you do then?  What if it is your husband or wife, employer or employees, your children, friends and relatives? First, I would say to take a very careful examination and make sure it is not you that is the problem.  Make sure that you are doing all you can and giving all you can in your world.…

  • Hitting Rock Bottom Can Be A Most Positive Place

    Hitting rock bottom, What does that mean?  For me it means I refuse to go any lower than this.  For me it means, I am willing to do whatever it takes to get up from here.  The most interesting thing is that rock bottom has its own particular look for each one of the lucky people who find themselves in that place.  Did I say lucky people?  What is so fortunate about hitting a place that you never wanted to hit?  The good thing is if it is truly rock bottom that means you have finally been hit so hard that you will do something about it and make the…