S:1298 Quote: Virtuousness

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Virtuousness is achieved by being virtuous, not by talking about how virtuous one is.” Aristotle Coaching Point: What does it mean to be virtuous? Honest? Maybe. Moral? Also maybe. Ethical? Again, maybe. All these fit a dictionary’s definition of virtuous. With virtue – as with other core…Continue Reading →

S:1294 Quote: ‘Viking’ Wisdom

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Braver are many in word than in deed.” “The overpraised are the worst deceivers.” “When ill seed has been sown, so an ill crop will spring from it.” A collection of ancient Viking/Scandinavian/Icelandic wisdom Coaching Point: Many people have a limited awareness of the influence and effect…Continue Reading →

S:1287 Quote: True Love

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Coaching Point: But it can be hard, you know? Until we grow enough, then it becomes easy. Where are you now? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1283 Quote: Act

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” “…decide…whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying….” “Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.” “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace,…Continue Reading →

S:1280 Quote: Crossroads

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “You are at a crossroads in this moment. A choice point. The point at which you either embrace the reality of yourself as one with a benevolent universe or continue in the illusion that you are not. You face this choice this moment. You face this choice…Continue Reading →

S:1278 Quote: Thoughts

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “So much of any outcome is predetermined by how you think and speak about yourself and events.” and . . . “Although the old narrative was ‘written’ in childhood, it’s not written in stone.” John Sharp M.D. “What thought has done, thought can undo. The mental patterns…Continue Reading →

S:1274 Quote: Watchers

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “We have a responsibility to stand watch over one another, we are watchers, all of us, watchers, guarding against the darkness. . . . we’re all needed.” Dean Koontz Coaching Point: Do you know how to be a watcher? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1270 Quote: Fight

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “I don’t have to attend every fight I’m invited to.” A Course in Miracles Coaching Point: I laughed out loud when I first read this. Because I realized I had been susceptible to, shall we say, energetic engagement in debates which hadn’t add any real value to…Continue Reading →

S:1266 Quote: Fearing the Unknown

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “It’s not that we fear the unknown. You cannot fear something you do not know. Nobody is afraid of the unknown. What you really fear is the loss of the known. That’s what you fear.” Anthony de Mello Coaching Point: I had a hard time with this…Continue Reading →

S:1263 Quote: Writing

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “A book […..] One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding…Continue Reading →

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