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Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions

Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive by Barbara Fredrickson

Positive psychology pioneer Fredrickson introduces readers to the power of harnessing happiness to transform their lives, backed up by impressive lab research. The author lays out the core truths and 10 forms of positivity—joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement,… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on May 11, 2009 at 11:31pm — 2 Comments

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Lin Yutang

Simplicity is the outward sign and symbol of depth of thought.



Clement Mok

Very often, people confuse simple with simplistic. The nuance is lost on most.



Vernon Howard

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.



Elizabeth Seaton

Live simply that others might simply live.



Confucius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.



Hans Hofmann

The… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on May 10, 2009 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

Loving-Kindness Prayer Practice From Buddhism

Metta or Loving-Kindness Prayer Practice From Buddhism





Sit down, quiet your mind, and beginning with yourself, say:



May I be free from fear.

May I be free from suffering.

May I be happy.

May I be filled with loving-kindness.



Next, focus on someone you love and say the same prayer on that person's behalf.



Then pray in the same way for a neutral person, someone you don't know.



Finally, pray for someone you dislike. In… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on May 10, 2009 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

Living in Our Right Brain is The Key to Bliss

If you haven't watched Jill Bolte Taylor's amazing presentation on TED.......I feel it's one of the most interesting, profound, relevant and important speeches i have ever seen. I know we're all super busy but I believe this will be more than worth your time. It's about 18 minutes, but is the key to being happy. Truly happy ALL THE TIME. I think it's life changing stuff.



It's based on her book My Stroke of Insight.



I couldn't get the hyper link to work, but if you Google… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on May 2, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

"Eve"

"The idea of "Eve" is so totally captured in the colors and the lines. You have a lot of daVinci. This is macro cosmic and microcosmic at once. I can see the dust of the astrological worlds while feeling the pulse of that tiniest of worlds our consciousness is not privy to. Again, so feminine, while almost aggressively "showing it all", in a masculine manner. And, that is a loud pronouncement of something so archetypal and unconscious, it makes us each think we are the single discoverer of such… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on April 20, 2009 at 10:56pm — 1 Comment

Once we believe

"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit."

-- e. e. cummings

Added by Barry Mack on April 16, 2009 at 6:39am — 3 Comments

new work

Added by Barry Mack on April 10, 2009 at 1:35am — No Comments

New Hope 48" x 72"

Added by Barry Mack on April 3, 2009 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Electric Garden 48" x 72"

Added by Barry Mack on April 3, 2009 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Gold Valley 48" x 72"

Added by Barry Mack on April 3, 2009 at 9:46pm — No Comments

A Few Comments About The Work

Barry your paintings resonate with my deepest Soul-knowings, and consciously-move heart and mind to heights and depths previously UNknown...The more each is contemplated, the more comes forth to be seen and spiritually-REmembered....Thank you, Barry, for Being all you came here for to Be....Your new and ancient Friend, Treecia Richie



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I was introduced to the joy of Barry's work several years ago. I'm thrilled that his… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on April 3, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

"Portal"

Added by Barry Mack on March 31, 2009 at 11:06pm — 1 Comment

New Woman Ascending

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"Close"

Added by Barry Mack on March 31, 2009 at 10:42pm — No Comments

"Flowing"

Added by Barry Mack on March 31, 2009 at 10:41pm — No Comments

new work from Studio B "Mountain Light" 48x72

Added by Barry Mack on March 31, 2009 at 9:26pm — 2 Comments

my new work in progress

.....I'm open to suggestions for a title on the center piece. It's 72" x 48".

Added by Barry Mack on March 29, 2009 at 8:00am — 23 Comments

Quotes about Light

* Light is a living Spirit and the most sublime lesson that the Sun gives us is His love for all creatures.

----Omraam Aivanhov



* But in the end all religions tend to point to the same Light. In between the Light and us, sometimes there are too

many rules.

---- Paulo Coelho



* When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover

that our life is embosomed in beauty.

---- Ralph Waldo… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on March 26, 2009 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Our Beautiful Star

To hear the Sun,

What a thing to believe,

But it’s all around,

If we could but perceive.



—Graeme Edge, ‘68



The Sun gives Life to our planet, our gardens, our business, our families, ...indeed every aspect of our life benefits and survives because of our beautiful Star! Every inspiration, every breath, every feeling could not be possible without The Sun! And yet when we express such ideas, there is still a vague sense that one is indulging in some naive,… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on March 20, 2009 at 9:00am — 29 Comments

SEEING WITH THE HEART by Alyce Walker

Friday, December 28, 2007



Seeing with the Heart



The heart is a strange and wondrous thing. It is the center of our being, the center of our universe, both inner and outer. No matter what happens to us, or how far we may try to move away from the pull of our heart, it will always bring us back.



When we become heart focused and centered, and make that a clear intention in our lives, we can experience an unparalleled opening of love and compassion. After that… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on March 15, 2009 at 11:19pm — 2 Comments


        

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