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How Can I Build Trust and Goodwill?

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ― William Shakespeare, ''All's Well That Ends Well'' by Michael Corthell Love all. Do not restrict your love to just a few people, but have your heart open to everyone and give your love without prejudice. Trust a few. People need to realize that there are people out there who are intent on doing evil to you. So don’t just simple trust everyone with a na├»ve trust. Only trust a few people that you know and whose intentions are pure. Do wrong to none. Never do bad things to anyone. No one, whoever they are, deserves to be harmed by you. No matter what anyone else does, you should always do the right thing, even towards people who have done wrong to you(excepting self-defense of course). Be kind to everyone. One of the most valuable assets a human being can have is trust. It allows for openness, exchange of emotion and ideas. When there is no trust, it becomes very difficult to get anything done. It is truly

The Miracle of Life and The Artistry of the ONE

by Michael Corthell 'Let there be light, and there was light, love, and life.' When writing about God (the creator/the first cause/the prime mover or simply The ONE) I often say that creation is love or love is the essence of what the ONE is, and that 'love is all there is'. I say this because the true effect and purpose of all creation is love, life, and the love for it. In fact, all life is the ONE's manifestation of itself. ''A Brief Awakening' ' ''In the vastness of the out-rushing cosmos, you are but tiny—a warm and pulsing spark.  Against all odds, your birth a brief awakening from silent eons spent sleeping in the dark.  When you feel your heart swell with wild wonder at the dazzling diamond chandeliers of night,  know your body was built from ancient stardust and the universe now sees through your eyes.  So let the breath of sweet gratitude fill you, as the light of each new day begins.  For this moment itself is a miracle,

How to Develop Leadership Skills

by Michael Corthell  Qualities such as assertiveness, adaptability, intelligence, and conscientiousness are some of the most important leadership skills.  Transformational leaders , are leaders who are positive, and inspiring. They empower people and develop followers. ''A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.'' —John C. Maxwell A transformational leader works with his subordinates, treating them as a team, to identify any needed change. She or he creates a vision to guide the change through inspiration—executing the change along with committed members of the group or team. These types of leaders are more valued by their followers and their superiors because they inspire action and therefore get things done. You may aspire to be a great leader. Here is exactly how to do it: Make sure you have a clear vision. Take the time to share your vision, your mission and your goals with your group. Your job as a leader is to provi

Build Yourself a Better Body

by Michael Corthell How to build a better body? That is the question. The next question: How can you live longer and enjoy a better quality of life? The answer to both? We make wise choices about the foods we eat and the amount of excise we get. We just maintain our 'machine' properly.   Your building materials and fuel. It is certainly true that 'we are what we eat'. ''So then if I eat an all plants diet with absolutely no meat do I become a vegetable?'' No, you get a better, longer-lasting body, science has proved that. Eating right and exercising properly are the right things to do, most of us know this.  How do we start? Make up your mind to start taking good care of your 'machine'.  Set small, measurable goals that will help you get to your overall larger goal. Keep a food and exercise journal. Measuring your progress is great feedback. Stop eating animal flesh and processed junk food . Eat only nutritious wh

What is Extensionality and How Does it Relate to Resourceism?

  “The word love will disappear in the future and be replaced by a new term called extensionality , meaning you’ll enhance one another’s lives. But ‘I love you’ is just empty words that manifest nothing. It’s how people behave to one another that indicates love.” -  Jacque Fresco by Michael Corthell I would like to talk about 'extensionality' in a new sense of the word.  Extensionality in the way I'm defining it is 'love in action' or that is to say, extend as much love, care, and concern to people and nature as possible. Why do I want to talk about it? Because there is a new world on the horizon and new words are needed to adequately describe that world.  ''We live in a world with very unkind systems. The lack of caring, compassion, and concern in this world stems from the environment created by our monetary system which generates our behavior, societal norms, and traditional beliefs. Many people desire a kinder and more compassionate world. We have peopl