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Being Safe and Free
September 12, 2016
Hello,

Being safe is the first necessary (but not sufficient) step to building a life that works. This was my contention in last week’s newsletter.

But how do you do that? Is it by giving yourself up to a greater power that will protect you and keep you safe? I think that we know the answer – which is a resounding No. But why is that? Well this is my answer. It is that if we do give up our freedom and volition to be safe then we may well be giving up our capacity to build and create that life that works – with relationships, learning and growing as essential parts.

Benjamin Jefferson put it very well - “Those who surrender freedom for security will lose both and deserve neither.”



FUEL FOR THE SOUL
by Sophia Yasmeen

    Richard Ryan, the lead author and a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester said ‘Nature is the fuel for the soul”. Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but a better way to get energized is to connect with nature. Wherever I rest my eyes all I can see is so much love and care. I wonder who took care of all these. My heart is filled with gratitude and it just want to find those souls who are responsible to make it all of so perfect. give them a big hug for being so selfless and wanting nothing in return. To my eye they are the greatest and honest healers of the earth. I want to thank those gardeners, the breeders of worms and mushrooms,, those who cleanse the waters and purify the air, all those who clean up the messes that we have made. Love and blessings on those who protect trees and who plant trees, who watch over the forests and who renew the forests.. Gratitude and blessings to all who stand against greed, anger, fear and who risk themselves, to protect those who have bled and been wounded. May all the healers of the earth find their own healing and always driven by the power of strong love for the earth.

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

best wishes
Andrew


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