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Practical, mystical, spiritual tips and guidelines for creating
wealth, happiness and peace.

Insight2000 Ezine is a motivational, inspirational newsletter,
which provides simple, practical guidelines for living.
If ever there was an ezine to help you through trying
times, this is it.

 Insight2000 - Ezine -- Issue # 27

INSIGHT2000 NEWSLETTER --A John Harricharan Publication

Practical, mystical tips and guidelines for creating
wealth, happiness and peace.

Issue #27

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IN THIS ISSUE
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* Letter From John Harricharan
* Quotes to Remember
* Article: "A Matter of Time"
* Schedule John to Speak at Your Next Meeting
* Poem: "A Psalm of Life"
* A Very Special Announcement
* Resources, Recommendations and Comments

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LETTER FROM JOHN HARRICHARAN
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Dear Reader:

The main article today is called, "A Matter of Time".
It is about how we can be prisoners of time without
even knowing it. We live in a time-space world and have
to contend with the laws of space and time, but instead
of working within those laws, we let them control our
lives.

Reading "A Matter of Time" will bring some insights
into centering ourselves in a world, which at times,
calls for a high degree of patience and understanding.
Enjoy the article and share it with your friends.

Please read the rest of this newsletter. Also, make
sure you read the section entitled, "Very Special
Announcements," and also look at the section on
"Resources and Recommendations" where I always share
with you interesting books and information.

Our readership list keeps growing by the day, and every
time I think I will stop writing this newsletter, a
number of new subscribers join and I smile and say to
myself, "Not yet." I welcome all our new readers and am
grateful that you chose to receive and read Insight2000
newsletter.

Thank you. Now on to the newsletter.

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QUOTES TO REMEMBER
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"Bad times wake us up to the good times we weren't
paying attention to."

-- From the movie "Goodwill Hunting"

 

"Someone once told me that time is a predator that
stalks us all our lives. But maybe time is also a
companion ... who goes with us on a journey and reminds
us to cherish the moments of our lives - because they
will never come again. We are, after all, only mortal."

-- Captain Jean-Luc Picard

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ARTICLE: "A MATTER OF TIME"
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The past six weeks have been instrumental in teaching
me patience. Normally, I'm a very patient person, but
every once in a while an event raises its head and
says, "Hold still, son, you have a lot to learn about
patience and the wonderful things that could happen
when you learn the secret of waiting."

Now, I must let you know that patience has not always
been my strong point. In the days of my youth, I have
been known to make quite a fuss when things did not
move with the speed I wanted or expected.

Much as I have overcome most of the impulse to rant and
rave when things don't get done as promised, I still
have vestiges of hidden pockets of impatience somewhere
deep within me.

My office runs through the proper use of computers and
their associated systems. Sometime over the last
several weeks, my main computer ceased functioning and
the manufacturer promised to fix it. What started out
as a simple matter evolved into an extremely complex
situation.

Every day, I spoke with the computer company and they
promised that the repair would be done within days.
About two weeks into the frustration, I was told that
the replacement part could not be found and so they
would have to give me a brand new machine. Naturally, I
was delighted that I would now get a replacement with
all the bells and whistles.

The promise was that within a week, the new machine
would be shipped. When a week came and went without the
computer arriving, I found my frustration level rising
to uncommon heights. Strange visions of writing a
thousand letters to the manufacturer's corporate
executives, or bashing the ailing computer with a
baseball (or cricket) bat at high noon, with local and
national press coverage crossed my mind.

I remembered, only too well, that an old, wise man had
said that the last test of the master was overcoming
impatience. But I was in no mood for masters or
overcomings. The bumper sticker I saw on a car long ago
described my deepest feelings. The sticker pictured a
vulture sitting on a branch of a dead tree, sweat
pouring from his head. The caption read: "Patience, my
ass, I want to kill somebody".

I thought of the bumper sticker and smiled. Since I had
been waiting for over two weeks, one or two more days
won't make much difference. But the urge to take
drastic measures came back in a few days when no new
computer arrived.

Many times, in a rush to get from here to there or to
do this or that, we make ourselves prisoners of time.
Being a prisoner of time could be as terrible as being
a prisoner in a dungeon. We make ourselves prisoners of
time when all we do is rush to work, or rush here and
rush there. We miss so much in life by rushing.

Somehow, the world passes us by, during our rushing and
we wake up five, ten, or twenty years later and wonder
where all the time has gone. Our children have grown
up, our old jobs no longer exist, some of our friends
have gone to another dimension and yet, the sun still
rises.

If we were to slow our pace a bit and flow with the
river of life, perhaps the problem would work out fine
anyway. I have discovered that it is counter productive
to force things to happen. It is much better to create
a climate where we allow the things we want to occur.

With that in mind, I decided to let go of my attachment
to outcomes. I was not going to fume and fret if my new
computer did not arrive as promised. After all, I had
been using my backup machines for a few weeks without
undue hardship. What difference would another week or
two make, anyway?

With those thoughts, I went about doing my work. Then,
a few days later, I received an email which said that
my new computer was being shipped the next day. All the
proper specifications for the computer were in the
email. The computer would be a brand new machine with
the exact specifications of the old one. I was pleased
-- very, very pleased.

But the next day, when I checked the tracking
information, I saw that the shipment was canceled.
ARRGH!! The vision of the vulture on the bumper sticker
returned with a vengeance, but I gently pushed it away.
The computer will come when it comes I murmured, and I
went on with other pressing matters. I didn't even
bother to call the manufacturer. I had done all I could
do. Anything more would have just made me more
frustrated.

Yes, the world does speak to us in thunder tones of
truth. Listen and learn and life becomes more peaceful
and joyous. Ignore the voice and frustration takes
over. And so it was that the next day, I checked the
tracking information again, not with the thought of
getting my computer quickly, but just out of curiosity.

Imagine my surprise when I saw that my computer was
shipped, but instead of sending an exact duplicate of
the broken model, the company shipped me their most
advanced machine that had just been released to the
market a few days earlier. I would have waited a few
months, if necessary, for that model. It was much more
advanced than the old model I should have received.
When the machine arrived, I smiled and said, "Thank
you", to no one in particular.

Perhaps, it was releasing the constraint of time from
my consciousness that precipitated this outcome. The
universe speaks to us in many ways. Many times, like
impatient children, we want what we want and we want it
now. But the universe has a way of saying, "I know what
you want, my child, and I know that you want it now.
But if you would wait just a little while longer, I
will give you something much better than what you think
you want."

Strive to become free from the hustle and bustle of
daily living. Release yourself from being a prisoner of
time. In doing so, you'll find that things have a
magical way of working themselves out and that where
there's a "good" there's a "better". And where there's
a "better", there's a "best". The universe wants you to
have the best. Give it an opportunity to bring your
"better" or "best".

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QUOTES TO REMEMBER
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"'No time' -- The saddest words ever spoken or written."

-- Og Mandino

 

"Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity."

-- Henry Van Dyke

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SCHEDULE JOHN TO SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT MEETING
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If you're interested in having John speak to your
organization on the topic "Three Minutes, Three Steps
to Solving Any Problem", or any related topic, please
call 770-591-7650 or email John at: john@insight2000.com

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POEM: "A Psalm of Life"
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by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(John's comments: I first learned this poem when I was
about three years old. It was taught to me by my dad,
who believed in the dignity of the human spirit. It has
stayed with me for years and it serves as a reminder of
our journey here on Earth. )

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each tomorrow
Find us farther than today.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,-- act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

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QUOTES TO REMEMBER
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"Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the
clock is not the same as watching the sun rise."

-- Sophia Bedford-Pierce

"Until you value yourself, you will not value your
time. Until you value your time, you will not do
anything with it."

-- M. Scott Peck

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A VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
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Dr. Mary Keane of Glenbridge Publishing and I have been
in touch for a number of months. Whenever we speak on
the phone, time seems to stand still. It is a delight
conversing with her as she always seems to have a story
from her colorful background as a professor and
musician. But that's not all that Mary does well. Her
publishing company releases some of the best books
ever.

Not too long ago, she sent me a hard cover copy of a
book that one of her authors wrote. The title was
intriguing -- "Three Minute Therapy: Change Your
Thinking, Change Your Life" by Michael R. Edelstein,
Ph.D. with David Ramsay Steele, Ph.D. The foreword to
this book is written by the great Albert Ellis, Ph.D.
President of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational
Emotive Behavior Therapy.

After going through the book, I found it to be a
wonderful roadmap for emotional growth and told Mary
that I would like to inform the readers of my
newsletter about it.

She thought it was a great idea, but asked me to wait
until today when Glenbridge Publishing would be doing a
special promotion at Amazon.com with a drastically
reduced price and a fantastic array of bonuses.

So, for a limited time (only on Thursday, October 27th)
you can get this book and all its bonuses at an
incredible bargain. It is a beautiful, hard cover book
that you'd want to keep in a prominent place on your
bookshelf and return to again and again. Here is the
link at amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0944435424

After you buy the book at amazon.com, send your amazon
confirmation email to glenbridge@qwest.net to get your bonuses.

Even though I already have a copy, I'll be purchasing
another one just to get some of the special bonuses.

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RESOURCES, RECOMMENDATIONS AND COMMENTS
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Some of you have read Heather O'Hara's first book,
"Axis, the Song in the Center of the Soul" Now here is
Heather with a great ebook called, "Living on Level 7
-- Choosing a Life with a View." I found inspiring
wisdom and practical tips and I am sure that you will,
too. For more details, visit her webpage at:

http://www.livingonlevel7.com/

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Pedro Avalos is a remarkable man. He should be in the
"Profiles of Courage" Hall of Fame. He is also a dear
friend who has written the book, "The Ten Enlightened
Teachings of the Grand Masters". I highly recommend
that you visit his website and read all about it.

http://www.tenpowerfulteachings.com/

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I laughed when I received information about the book
called, "How to Meditate with Your Dog". Then, when I
checked it out, it was no laughing matter. It is filled
with information that may surprise you. The author is
having a special, limited time promotion today. For
more information, go to the website at:

http://www.dogmeditation.com/how_to_meditate/index.html

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ANOTHER QUOTE TO PONDER
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"Many people die with their music still in them. Why is
this so? Too often it is because they are always
getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs
out."

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1841-1935, U.S. Supreme Court Judge

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