Insights from Books

Courage by Gus Lee

  • Courage is principled conduct under pressure.
  • Face reality with courage.
  • Connect authentically with those around you.
  • Be oriented toward the truth.
  • Work in a way that get results and finishes well.
  • Be transcendent - A leader must realize that there are things bigger than self.
  • People want to be lead by a person not a corporate apparatchik.
  • Embrace, engage, and deal with the negative, instead of hoping it will go away.

The Invitation by Oriah Dreamer

  • The invitation is a declarational intent. A map into the longing of the soul.
  • The desire to live passionately to settle for nothing less than what is real.
  • I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love of your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
  • I want to know if you can be with joy and let the ecstasy fill you without cautioning us to be careful, realistic or remember the limitation of being human.
  • It does not matter what you do for a living, I want to know if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts longing.

A Still, Small Voice by Echo Bodine

  • Road to God is not an easy one.
  • It is easier to do what everyone else is doing, but that doesn't encourage individuality but promotes deadening conformity that keeps us farther from God .
  • Your birthright is to become the best you can be, you can accomplish this by listening to the guidance of the voice within you.
  • Set aside our religious training and find out for ourselves the truth about our creator.
  • When the inner voice speaks it is always calm and without emotion
  • Shift from listening to your logical mind to the quieter certain voice within your gut.
  • God whispers quietly, he doesn't shout.
  • Each morning ask God if there is anything you need to know or anything He wants you to do today.
  • You can distinguish God's will from our own, God's will does not go away.

King Warrior Magician Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette

  • A warrior avoids self-consciousness. If we think too much it leads to doubt and inaction. A warrior is trained to make split-second decisions and act decisively
  • A warrior is concerned with skills, power, accuracy, and mastery over the technology of his trade
  • A warrior is willing to suffer to achieve what he wants.
  • A warrior lives not to gratify personal needs or physical appetites, but to hone himself into an efficient spiritual machine trained to service a transpersonal goal.

Think Yourself Rich by Joseph Murphy

  • You are born to succeed and triumph in life.
  • Today is God's day. I choose harmony, success, prosperity, abundance and security.
  • Infinite intelligence reveals to me better ways to be of greater service.
  • I am divinely guided. All my undertakings will result in success.
  • Money is God's idea circulating in my life. There is always surplus.
  • I am a child of God. I am different and God wants to do something great through me.
  • What am I going to choose today from the treasure house of infinity.