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7 Ways to Live Life to the MAX
Stephen Douglas accused Lincoln of being two-faced. Lincoln replied, “I leave it
to my audience to decide. If I had two faces would I be wearing this one?”
While we may be able to make the best of what we have, we can only work with
what we have.
Our health is another area over which we do not have total control. We can treat
our body with respect. We can be careful in what we eat, drink, and take into it.
However, even exercising moderation in all things, there are many who still
suffer with cancer, heart attacks, multiple sclerosis and many other diseases.
We should be more concerned about the issues of life over which we do have
control. We are here to progress and to succeed. We have the power to choose.
Whatever we choose there will be a consequence. We either choose to move
forward or go backward. There is no standing still. You cannot even say, “I am
coasting” as there is only one way to coast, and that is downhill.
The measure and purpose of our creation then is to move forward, to grow, to
win, to excel, to be better when we leave here than when we arrived. Each
generation should be better than the former, not in what we accumulate but in
how we live.
My sons should be better than me. My daughters should be better than their
mother. It is only then that humanity will rise to fulfill the measure of its
The Mysteries of Life
Man has contemplated, in both ancient and modern times, the great questions of
life’s mysteries. Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? What is
the purpose of life? What is beyond this life? Architecture has been used to teach
these mysteries and, in part, reveal answers to some of life’s most perplexing
The pyramids and temples, both ancient and modern, are of symbolic proportion.
One such edifice I visited in the USA had a series of rooms depicting man’s
progress through life by a succession of murals. These murals portrayed the
people of the world moving forward through time. Ancient, medieval, and
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