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“The world breaks . . . ” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Today I am grateful for the knowledge that obstacles and crushing defeats can be a means of greater strength and character. It’s just that I can’t feel that in my heart right now. 😮 Maybe later, eh? ~ Doc Meek

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“The world breaks everyone

and afterward

many are stronger in the broken places.”

– Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961); novelist, Nobel Prize winner

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Thank you Ernest Hemingway for your universal insight for all of us!

Doc Meek, Tues, July 12, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“A gondola and a taste of Italy.” ~ Doc Meek

Wednesday, July 6, 2011.  Today I am happy and grateful that I was able to spend my 17th Wedding Anniversary with my beloved spouse Jeannette. ~ Doc Meek

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I didn’t have the money to take my spouse Jeannette to Italy for our 17 Wedding Anniversary, so I rented the Venice Room in the Anniversary Inn in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

We slept in a gondola in the Venice Room at the Anniversary Inn, and that gave us a nice taste of northern Italy. The gondola was anchored to the floor so we didn’t get seasick! 😮

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Doc Meek, Wed, July 6, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Learning we are loved, even when we don’t feel it.” ~ Doc Meek

Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Today I am grateful that somewhere . . . somewhere . . . there is always a heart that beats in unison with our own heart (even, and especially, when we feel that no one loves us!). ~ Doc Meek
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“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. ”
– Ivan Panin (1855-1942)
Thank you, Ivan Panin and, for helping us to discover, remember and learn consciously, fundamental truths!
Doc Meek, Wed, June 29, 2011, en route from YEG (Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA) to SLC (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), to spend my 17th Wedding Anniversary with my beloved, my wife Jeannette!

“Changing from Empty to Emotionally Rewarding Relationships.” ~ Doc Meek

Thursday, June 23, 2011. Today I am grateful for those who have defied personal hopelessness, and learned how to bring dead relationships alive again, and enjoy life. ~ Doc Meek

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Doc Meek, Thurs, June 23, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Girls think boys . . . ” ~ Reader’s Digest

Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Today I am grateful for common sense. ~ Doc Meek

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It must have been 60 years ago (at least) that I read in the Reader’s Digest one of those famous one-liners that I love so dearly:

“Girls think boys are rude and uncouth when they stare at what they are trying so hard to display.”

The other day I read an article in the daily newspaper wherein a woman was decrying a policeman’s warning women that it was in their best interests not to dress like “sluts”  because it gives the wrong kind of message to men.

Since this was after a rape horror story, the woman was upset that the policeman seemed to be blaming the victim for her rape, that the policeman should have been blaming the rapist.

Never Blame the Victim

Of course we should never blame the victim of any kind of crime. Never.

Something is missing here however in the public dialogue on serious criminal matters.

If women go into dark alleys at night  alone, if they hitchhike, if they wear really provocative clothing, they will generally, sooner or later, come to unwanted grief of some kind, minor or serious. Or really serious.

Of course women have the right to go anywhere they want, behave any way they wish, and wear anything they please.

And be safe.

However, they do need to use their common sense. They need to notice that we are living in a society where it is unsafe (generally speaking) for women to advertise their defenselessness or their sexual assets.

Women Should Rebel

Women should rebel. Yes, they should rebel against a fashion industry that puts incredible pressure on women to display themselves purely as sexual beings, instead of displaying themselves as  good personalities or intelligent beings.

We are all sexual beings. To display this as a front-runner is simply unwise if sexual safety is desired.

This does not, in any way, excuse rape or rapists! Nor does it excuse any kind of sexual predators or “unwanted-remarks” from men!

It is just common sense to dress modestly and display your intelligence instead!

Doc Meek, Tues, June 21, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Learn When to Reverse The Golden Rule.” ~ Doc Meek

Saturday, June 18, 2011. Today I am grateful for people who are able to treat others as they themselves would like to be treated. ~ Doc Meek

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“The Golden Rule” in 5 different philosophies/religions

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As a general rule, The Golden Rule is a great yardstick for our behavior and our mental/emotional  health.

However, in the specific case of a specific individual, we need to remember that our particular “language” of receiving what we want may not be the same “language” that the other person recognizes.

Here is a simple example:

I, Doc Meek, love books and reading. Applying The Golden Rule as a general rule, I would want to make sure that others had access to books and reading. I might even buy a book and give it to someone.

Here’s the catch.

And here’s why we need to learn when to reverse The Golden Rule.

What if the other person hates books and reading? And loves action-oriented things, with which I am miserably unacquainted.

I probably wouldn’t even think of action-oriented things! 😮

So in this case, I would have to try to see the world through the other person’s eyes, to try to treat him/her as they would want to be treated, not how I would want to be treated.

Reversing The Golden Rule

Reversing The Golden Rule (by saying, “Do unto others what they like, not what I like,” or something like that. :o), I would give the other person a pair of skates or a hockey stick, say, or a basketball, or a baseball, or a kite.

Or a tree to climb. 😮

I would give the other person whatever action-oriented item that I knew (or could find out from his/her friend) would “warm the cockles of their heart.” I would definitely not give them “some dumb book!” 😮

Lesson learned?

Doc Meek, Sat, June 18, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

P.S. Here is a reminder that “The Golden Rule” is present in more religions/philosophies than just the 5 shown above:

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“The Golden Rule” in 13 different philosophies/religions

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“Learning is enhanced by good music.” ~ Doc Meek

Julia Ward Howe in her later years

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Thursday, June 9, 2011. Today I am grateful that good music is becoming more a part of my life. For reasons that are not clear to me, I have been thinking of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” ~ Doc Meek

I “lucked out’ and found the history of this song on the internet:

“The story of ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’ told from the historical perspective of the great-great-great grandson of the song’s author, Julia Ward Howe”:

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Thank you, Julia Ward Howe (and your great, great, great grandson) for this amazing and invigorating song!

Doc Meek, Thurs, June 9, 2011, Sherwood Park, AB, CANADA

“Learn about health hoaxes.” ~ Doc Meek

Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Today I am grateful for people who research and try to find the truth, instead of hyping a product. Such a one is the “Natural Health Sherpa.” ~ Doc Meek

Doc Meek, Tue, June 7, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Ask the experts on” ~ Pat Wyman

Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Today I am (once again) grateful for Pat Wyman and her service. ~ Doc Meek

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Thank you Pat Wyman and all your experts, for making your knowledge so readily available for all of us!

Doc Meek, Wed, June 1, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Emotional health is the foundation.” ~ Gary Craig


Sunday, May 29, 2011. Today I am grateful for Gary Craig who had the courage to learn what works (and what doesn’t) in helping us to find relief from our emotional ills. Gary is the founder of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). I am also grateful for Mildred Thill, whose EFT Workshop I was privileged to attend today. ~ Doc Meek

“I started out as an EFT Sceptic,” by Mildred Thill

“I admit that I approached EFT as a sceptic. When I first started using Emotional Freedom Techniques, I had no indication that it was working for me. In an introductory EFT class, I had picked a really big problem in my life and I had approached it as if it were one part of a small problem. Doing this kind of thing in a large EFT class, without much feedback from the instructor, I did not make any noticeable progress on my issue.  Other people, though, seemed to be getting good results.

“In spite of my early doubts, I decided to suspend my disbelief and to keep using EFT anyway. As I continued with EFT, I gradually came to understand that my particular issue had many different facets and that it was necessary to break the issue into many smaller aspects, dealing with each one at a time.”

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Thank you, Gary Craig and Mildred Thill, for sharing your discoveries for emotional health with us!

And for reminding us of what many physicians say: “Emotional issues underlie a high percentage of physical illnesses.”

Doc Meek, Sun, May 29, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

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The EFT Manual (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques)

The EFT Manual (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques) by Gary Craig (Author)

“Forty years ago I realized that the quality of one’s life [is] directly related to their emotional health. Emotional health is the foundation beneath self confidence and self confidence is the springboard to achievement in every walk of life.”

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