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Sustained Focus

Although this is the day of new beginnings for me it is also a point of reflection about how to sustain the positive changes that have begun to reinvent my life.† Years ago when I was 20-something I lived in France and memorized the fifty principles of miracles that make up the first several pages in the Course in Miracles. One of my sister friends and I learned them all and had to keep repeating them to retain them and have a shred of hope to keep them organized numerically. Consequently every event, meeting and new friendship was described by one of the principles and for a brief year of my life, everything was a miracle. Gratitude and wonder were the color of most days.

I searched for many years and carried copies of those miracles with me daily for the last twenty years. I have searched for this place where my internal filter was clear enough to see things as they were and the best they could be simultaneously. It was a frustrated aspiration mostly with old negative programming tailing me for most of my life.

The positivity quest was a re-invention of the miracle year that I could both create and within which I could maintain a daily discipline.† I donít want to lose my way from this mental space away again. This time I understand the power of working with the mind and the awesome results that arise from living with courage, positivity and gratitude. The magical triad that accesses miracles and believes in what might not be fully apparent.

So the quest for this year is to guard and treasure this positive mindset. I want to† treat my young new mind as† I would a childlike sensitive prodigy and nourish it with space, time and the trust of its own power to evolve.† I am going to continue to document the progress and the detours as I have, because it keeps me honest and I have heard from some of you that it is helpful for your own.

Happy 2011 to us all.† May we each find ourselves more deeply and live more authentically.

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.† In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,† she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative advice.†It has been called "the essential guide for relationships." †The book is available on ebook.† Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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2:49AM PDT on May 3, 2013

Lovely article. Thanks for sharing.

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2:08AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Great Read, Thanks So Much!

3:35AM PDT on Oct 11, 2012

Bless you! What a wonderful article.

10:22AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

food for thought

4:10AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012


3:25AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

Thanks for giving my mood a boost. I really should start a journal of gratefulness.

2:06AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

-ty- :)

12:43AM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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