Love Conquers All

We’ve heard it before but we barely understand how consistently love resolves all conflict and solves or improves all problems and circumstances. Ponder the following examples and ask yourself how you can apply love to improve your own life in ways you never considered: Who intimidates you? We feel intimidated when our insecurities get triggered. Do you ever wonder if you’re good enough to be loved and accepted? If so, someone more skilled, attractive, funny,…

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How to Learn to Love Yourself

“Life is kinder to those who love themselves, because love attracts love and light, and repels and dissolves darkness.” – Shaun Roundy Admit it – if you really, really loved yourself, you’d be happier. You’d have more abundance of all kinds in your life: friends, fun, wealth, health, and overall satisfaction. You’d even grow less attached to material things and all external circumstances, because your primary stability and satisfaction would happen on the inside where…

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The Most Important Words in the English Language: “I was wrong.”

When I was 5 years old, I went to a church Halloween party dressed as a little devil. I wore a red mask, a black cape, carried a red plastic trident, and the only thing I now recall about the party is the Box Maze. In hindsight, I see that the mistake I made inside that row of cardboard boxes taped together into a long, dark tunnel was the same costly mistake I have repeated…

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Are You a Robot?

Last night I dreamt about being in a medieval-like land with a queen (played by my last girlfriend) and a bad guy with a big sword. If it had been a movie, it would have ended very quickly, because when the queen and I rode up to the bad guy, I shot him (just like Indiana Jones) and the conflict ended. But then I realized that the bad guy was a robot, and it turns…

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Change Your Story Today

Do you ever wish your life would change? That you would be happier or more popular or richer or less alone, etc.? Well…it can…and it’s all up to you, and it’s surprisingly simple to do. “All the world’s a stage, and we are merely players.” What if your life really WAS a play – would we be watching a comedy, tragedy, or just repeating history (Yours? Your family’s? Your nationality’s?) over and over like a…

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How to Conquer Fear

Sometimes fear is your friend, because it saves you from jumping off high places and getting hurt. Usually fear is your enemy, because 99% of the things you’re afraid of are not even dangerous. They’re merely uncomfortable. For most people, fear is the main impediment to happiness, success and self actualization. Lucky for you, there are multiple ways to get past fear, and they all fall into these two categories: Ignore your fears Transcend your…

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Backward Beauty

I met with several of my Utah Valley University students yesterday to go over their final papers, and several are promising to be very interesting and well written. One in particular, investigating the role beauty plays in our lives, got me thinking about an idea I’ve been working on, and I made the following video later that night when out for a walk.

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Our Bright Technological Future

Want to get excited about the future? Watch this awesome talk by X Prize’s Peter Diamandis showing how rapidly we’re solving many of our world’s greatest problems. Here at the University of Life, we have a parallel vision. We’re working to build a wealth of information resources to help visitors learn many of life’s most important lessons. And while innovators and researchers reveal new technologies that will transform our external lives, our vision primarily centers…

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Vulnerability

“Connection is why we’re here. It’s what makes life meaningful.” Brene Brown’s research exposed shame as what unravels connection, and a six-year project brought her to a life-shattering fact – defeating shame through a strong sense of love and belonging requires the courage to be imperfect, authentic connection, a full embrace of vulnerability, and letting go of control. But Brene liked control, so her discovery led to a significant breakdown. You’ll enjoy her entertaining and…

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