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Jan.26.2011
Life force energy exists in every culture. In fact, without it the universe would not exist. In Chinese it is called chi; in Japanese, ki; and in other cultures it is called soul. Every culture has its own name for this energy; every culture uses it in one form or another. A simple way to explain...
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Jan.23.2011
  Week 5 I Feel No Pain My body and mind are perfect expressions of the life I desire to live. With awareness of my sense of self that I continue to work on developing, I am able to instantly identify any cause of disease or dis-ease in any form of physical pain, emotional stress, or psychic...
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Jan.21.2011
  Who is Stephen F. Kaufman?   Many publishers and agents have difficulty in coming to terms with determining what my “platform” actually is and have asked me to elucidate on my work. “He writes about martial arts philosophy, management strategy and motivation, Taoism, fighting techniques,...
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Jan.19.2011
Excerpt from Hanshi Damashi, an exposition to expound the philosophy that maintained the structure of Japanese society for nearly one thousand years. In the late eighteen hundreds, the leadership of Japan sought to quell the ideal of "service" in an attempt to modernize itself with...
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Jan.18.2011
It is of primary importance to understand the motivations for your desire to excel in anything. This takes into consideration more than you would normally imagine because of what is entailed in your sincere striving. It is not enough to simply "wanna be" a version of what you are using...
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Jan.15.2011
  Week 4 I Am Astonished   The scope of my accomplishments constantly amazes me and I am astonished by what I have created for my own good as I reflect on what I have done with my life. I am now ready to accept ever more fulfillment in all areas of my life encompassing true love,...
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Jan.12.2011
Those skilled in the arts of war permit the Spirit of the Heavens to flow within and without themselves. They do not try to coerce Heaven into thinking in their own favor, but seek to do that which they believe and accept to be the correct action of Heaven. The wise and great warlord never goes...
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Jan.09.2011
  Week 3 I Am in Control I determine my own destiny and I visualize the direction I want my life experiences to take me. There is no doubt in my mind that I am on the right path for myself as I continue to illuminate my own visions by my own desires. My health is excellent, and I control my...
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Jan.07.2011
I have been asked to post the video link to my campaign platform 2 minute talk that was aired by NBC when I ran for NYC Councilman, District 5, in 2009. I culled an amazing 26% of the vote for a first time candidate with only four months of campaigning against an incumbent and without the...
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Dec.28.2010
I invite the red room community to listen to my recent blog talk about my latest book, The Lady of the Rings – Musashi's Book of Five Rings for Woman's Empowerment, with Michael Dresser of www.dresserafterdark.com. He really put the questions to me and I answered them in a very direct manner. Feel...
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Dec.23.2010
  The current situation in Seattle is fraught with the difficulty of dealing with political correctness rather than the harmony needed to govern its constituents based on the controversy of placing inflammatory anti-semitic advertisements in the guise of anti-Israel on the sides of municipal buses...
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Dec.21.2010
Meditation is not a mystery and you don't have to be in a convent to do it, and you don't need to separate yourself from society and live in a cave, and you don't need special prayers, etc. You don't have to be a Hindu, a Yoga, or a Buddhist monk to gain the true benefits of meditation. You don't...
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Nov.23.2010
Superfragilistic Amniotic Intercourse Title hardly makes any sense, right? Wrong! Attempting to decipher the rhyme or reason for things of potential global impact goes against the pall of rational thought that is of value to the human race. Kind of like calling an otter a threat to walruses. Let's...
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Nov.11.2010
  Dear Readers,   The following conversation took place this morning via IM with a friend in China. We have had conversations in the past and I felt that the import of this particular event would be of interest to all of you who follow my work. Ying Wu is a school teacher and her English is...
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Oct.12.2010
Hanshi Damashi is a collection of apothegms along with commentary that expresses the feelings of a contemporary practitioner of ancient samurai philosophy. Each of the adages is particularly composed with the idea of fulfilling the sub-title of the book: To Amuse, Bemuse, Confuse and Defuse....
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