Succeeding in Relationships:
by Steve McCardell
With the holiday season drawing near for a number of spiritual traditions, one hopes there is a greater focus on love. Of course, how many forms that can take! Friends, family, and intimate relationships each has different meaning for growth, and each deserves its time of reflection in the winter of human cycles. Praying for happiness and balance in our worlds intimate relationships, though, I would take a look at the books in hand empowering success in this personal realm.
ALL MY RELATIONS
reviewed by Steve McCardell
Regardless of ones faith or spiritual approach, the idea of Thanksgiving is not a bad one. In fact, any tradition has its many ways of giving thanks, and Thanksgiving only has us amplify that effort. In All My Relations, L. T. Sparrow gives her thanks by expressing an ideal, and asks that we bring this ideal into our lives.
She calls, in short, for that ideal of unity, seeing all peoples and the world around us as a family of equals. She expresses her prayer through poem and picture, an outpouring of real feeling, as she asks the whole world to join hands. She asks us to look at whats most distant, and at what is closest by; at our past, our present, our future; at all animals, at all plants, and in the end, to embrace every one.
MUSIC: Year-End Roundup
reviewed by David A. Young
ISince next month we will, as we do every December, turn our attention to new seasonal music, I wanted to make sure that three favorites from the past couple of months that still havent been reviewed in these pages at least got honorable mention before 2001 rolls around. My hope is that they wont get short shrift in the process, and that you will give my endorsements here the same weight as if theyd been wordier, as there is some exceptional music in these grooves.
Our time is one of marvel and spiritual movement. Below are some wonderful authors who also offer online services that assist us to move forward.
Whether it's self-esteem at work or home, Dr. Branden, author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, has written about it. Enjoy these articles.
Enjoy a summary of the 11 insights from the author of The Celestine Prophecy and browse through the links. Insight #12 will be available in 2001.
Neale Donald Walsch
The author of the Conversations with God series Web site offers a way to connect with others from around the world through studies, chats, and Q and A sessions.
The Living Your Magnificence author runs a nonprofit agency called The Love Center, which offers a variety of "love" quizzes and a free online course called Love and Healing.
Chopras latest book is How to Know God. His site offers a free newsletter, daily quotes, recipes, an e-mail community, and more.
Enjoy low-cost personal or business success teams and classes via telephone. Visit life and business coach Maria Marsala's Web site, <http://www.coachmaria.com/>, for more information; subscribe to her free e-zine: <email@example.com>.