Author: Scarlett Jenkins

On Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight

Bill Maher is fond of accusing Democrats of bringing a knife to a gunfight. Meaning, republicans come to the fight properly armed with what they need to win. You can read all about it and more on DailyKos. Democrats aren’t sufficiently prepared to actually win against republicans and therefore need to get some guns! At…
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What are the right questions?

Of course, there is no list of questions that are guaranteed to bring about enlightenment. Anyone on the path to enlightenment already knows that. Enlightenment News would look pretty foolish if we prescribed a set of questions! We know that every situation in life can develop toward enlightenment but what’s needed is and will always…
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The Four Cartesian Questions in Action

In this post, we’ll use the four cartesian questions to solve a problem. You will learn what are the Cartesian questions and how to use them. Ready? The Four Cartesian Questions I’m going to give you a real-life example of Cartesian questions in action. Let’s use them to attempt to resolve a personal issue, such…
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What if you don’t have an inner voice?

My daughter recently tagged my on Facebook with a question about people who claim not to have an inner monologue. No inner voice? Here are the initial question and my earth-shattering reply. Iā€™m dying to open a conversation with you… …about your experience with clients & how it relates to this article Thought it would…
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The Ultimate Morning Positivity Journaling Technique

Journaling in the morning sets you up to have the day you want, so the following positivity journaling technique is going to be awesome. It’s a template or short series of positive journaling prompts. The method is easy to use – just read each prompt and write what comes to mind – stream of consciousness…
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The Secret to Joyful Productivity

This post isn’t some collection of platitudes. It’s my own little productivity secret for feeling joyful while getting stuff done. The inspiration for this post comes from the iNLP Center Post: How to Feel Good All Day ā€“ Use this Simple To-Do List Formula. Let’s get right to it. The first step is to forget…
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Nothing I See Means Anything

Nothing I see means anything. This is the first principle mentioned in the book, The Course in Miracles Experiment. It comes with an experiment to look around for one minute. With each thing you see, remind yourself that it doesn’t mean anything. Ok, I did it. That fan doesn’t mean anything. This computer doesn’t mean…
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I Give Meaning to Everything

As I suspected in my first post on the Course in Miracles, the philosophy follows the concept of nothing means anything with I give meaning to everything. Cool. This is a common ground for me, coming from a neuro-linguistic programming background. In NLP, we suggest there is no inherent meaning to anything and thus take…
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I Do Not Understand Anything I See

Course in Miracles Lesson 3 I do not understand anything I see ( in this room, out the window, etc .). Again, we simply take a moment or two to look around and say, ā€œI do not understand this pillow. I do not understand this cat. I do not understand this hand.ā€ Well, I did…
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Acceptance is the Change you Seek

For most of us, most of the time, acceptance represents a change. A big one. In all my years of coaching, one thing has been consistent: Unless you acknowledge and accept a problem, you cannot change it. Often, nothing more is necessary in order to get what you want. We can desire things so intensely…
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