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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 # 29

INSIGHT2000 NEWSLETTER --A John Harricharan Publication

Practical tips and guidelines for creating wealth,
happiness, peace and all good things.

Issue #29

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IN THIS ISSUE
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* Letter From John Harricharan
* Quotes to Remember
* Article: "A Desperate Matter"
* Some Important Information
* Schedule John to Speak at Your Next Meeting
* Guest Article: "Thanks, Good Job!"
* Poem: "A Paradox"
* Resources, Recommendations and Comments

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LETTER FROM JOHN HARRICHARAN
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Dear Reader:

I am keeping my promise to send out this newsletter on
a more regular schedule. I will keep providing
life-affirming information and recommendations and will
try to do so in a timely manner.

Make sure you read the article, "A Desperate Matter."
Although I hardly ever include guest articles in this
ezine, I've made an exception today. With Mike
Brescia's kind permission, I've reprinted his recent
article, "Thanks, Good Job." Mike writes about simple
things that have the potential to be life-changing.

Pass these articles or the entire newsletter on to as
many friends as possible. Let's all join to make this
world a happier place for everyone.

Thank you. Now on to the newsletter.

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QUOTES TO REMEMBER
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"Don't tell me that worry doesn't do any good. I know
better. The things I worry about don't happen."
-- Anonymous

"There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and
one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry
about anything whatsoever."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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ARTICLE: "A DESPERATE MATTER"
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A John Harricharan Article

Tom was a wonderful human being. He was kind, caring
and helpful to all those who sought his assistance. The
only problem was that most of us did not like to be
around Tom. Much as he tried to be a "good" person,
there was always an aura of doom and gloom around him.

It didn't matter whether he was speaking with you on
the phone or sitting across the table from you, you
just would get the feeling that the world was coming to
an end or that your life would be in a terrible mess.
Were you to spend an hour with Tom, you'd feel that all
your energy was drained out of you.

Now, mind you, as I said earlier, Tom was a caring
person. The problem was, however that Tom carried
around with him a "cloud of negativity" born of
desperation. His was definitely a desperate matter.

It didn't just stop when he got off the phone. The
emptiness in your stomach, the low energy would persist
for quite a while until you eventually forgot about
him. That is how powerful the feeling of desperation
is. It has the power to turn off the brightest light in
our lives.

Desperation broadcasts a very strong message to all
within our sphere of influence. It even goes beyond
that to people who are meeting you for the first time.
Business associates tend to shun you, partners want to
avoid you, everyone -- even little children -- feel
uncomfortable around you.

So what do you do if situations and circumstances seem
hopeless and your fears force you into desperation?
Simple, but not easy. First, try to slow your thoughts
down. You are desperate because of the incessant,
negative self-talk, which has taken over your entire
being. Slow the internal conversation down. Take a
break from whatever you're doing -- even if it's for a
few minutes.

Next, breathe deeply a few times, not any special count
like breathe in for a count of seven, hold for a count
of five and then breathe out for a count of seven. Do
that if you want, but it's not necessary. Just slow
breathing, in and out, will lower the tension in the
body, mind and spirit to a more manageable pace.

Realize that things are as they are, but can be
changed. You can change them by becoming quiet within
yourself and then listening to the feelings you have.
Ask yourself if there is anything you can do about the
problem at this moment.

You will get one of two answers. Either "yes" or "no."
If the answer is "yes," go ahead and do what you can.
If the answer is "no," then go do something else or
maybe even nothing. This simple exercise is a practice
in patience and will tune-up the mind and make it
possible for you to find creative ways for your problem
to be resolved. And it will be resolved in ways that
sometimes may seem magical.

Now, I realize it is not easy to conquer desperation
with the flip of a switch or the snap of the fingers.
Having been in the middle of it many times, I
discovered that it generally takes courage and practice
to overcome. Of course, most of us can't stop worrying
by telling ourselves not to worry.

But we can put a time limit on it. A simple trick I use
is this: I acknowledge that the situation is bad and I
say to myself, "John, this seems to be really terrible
-- really, really bad. But it may only appear that way
because you're desperate and scared right now. It's OK
to be scared for a little while. However, don't spend
all day being frightened or desperate. Take 30 minutes,
an hour, even a few hours if you like. Be as desperate
as you want for that period of time. Then drop it and
go on with other things." Just practice this whenever
you feel scared and desperate.

And Tom, what about Tom? Well, He continues to call.
He's exhausted all the time. Desperation, you see,
consumes all his energy. I tried to show him that there
is always hope, that his problems would let go of him
when he got quiet enough to loosen his grip and let go
of them. I tried to teach him to breathe slowly and to
get quiet inside. He listened, became quiet for ten
seconds and went right back to worrying.

Other friends tried to help him, but he would not let
go of his problems. I came to believe that Tom thought
he would have no purpose here on Earth if he did not
have things to worry about. I tried to tell him that it
was fine to be happy and that we did not need anything
to make us happy. But he would not let go and give
himself permission to be happy.

I imagine there's a little of Tom in all of us.
Desperation will, every once in a while (and sometimes,
more often) raise its ugly head. If we reach out and
embrace it, it would take us down. If we look through
it, we would find that we are always safe, that the
Universe is on our side and that one of the ingredients
of success is that word, "trust".

Let us trust the process of life. As has been said many
times before, "It's not the destination, it's the
journey." I wish Tom well. When he comes to himself,
slows down and really sees what's happening, he will
say, as Pogo did in the swamp, "We have met the enemy
and he is us." He would discover that it was all just a
matter of desperation.

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MORE QUOTES TO REMEMBER
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"Worry does not prevent disaster, it prevents joy."
-- Anonymous

"Despair is like forward children, who, when you take
away one of their playthings, throw the rest into the
fire for madness. It grows angry with itself, turns its
own executioner, and revenges its misfortunes on its
own head."
-- Pierre Charron

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SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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Rick Beneteau is a dear friend of mine. He is one of
the Internet's great success stories, yet he is humble,
approachable and filled with vitality. A while back,
Rick started a wonderful blog and podcast called
mentoraudio.com. He has one-minute inspirational quotes
and special ten-minute segments from respected
authorities in the self-development and spiritual area.

One day, Rick asked me if I'd do a special segment for
his podcast and blog. I was delighted to accept his
invitation and, as a result, you can hear me speak for
a few minutes on the universal law of "giving." To get
to the audio, just click on the following link (and, of
course, it's free):

http://mentoraudio.com/index.php?id=65

If you like what you hear, please share the link with
your friends and loved ones. Rick has been trying to
get me to do my own podcasts and with his expert help,
I'll be doing so soon. I will certainly let you know
when the first one is ready.

Watch your mailbox next week for a short, special email
from me. It will be about a book that just came out and
will be ready for distribution sometime next week. The
publisher asked me not to release the name until next
Wednesday, so I'll tell you all about it then. ( I know
a number of the authors who contributed to the book --
one of them is my good friend, Rick Beneteau and, yes,
you guessed it, another one is me :-)

"When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat" is
scheduled to be published in the Russian language this
year. I understand from my friend, Stef Stanciu, in
Romania that the Romanian translation will be ready
soon. There have been inquiries about other
translations and I will let you know about them when
they happen.

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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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ARTICLE: "THANKS, GOOD JOB!"
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by Mike Brescia

Earlier today I witnessed two people in the later
stages of what I would describe as a terrible
relationship. I'm not sure if they are dating,
married, related some other way, friends or co-workers.

The man did something he thought she would like and
introduced this "favor" with a smile. Seems like he
was anticipating a nice response.

She didn't oblige.

She could have told him how thoughtful he was before
she told him that his favor didn't help much.

But no, she just ripped right into him.

"That doesn't help me!" with a scowl.

His eyebrows went up, his mouth opened wide. "You're
welcome," is all he mumbled as he shuffled away.

Now perhaps that's not how she is every day, but
regardless, I've seen it before and you have seen it
before and no doubt you have been on both sides of
those kinds of scenes.

People do this because it is how they were taught to
act from a young age. No appreciation. No
consideration. No courtesy... to the people we're
closest to.

Remember, the people who are nicest to us, we treat
better than anyone else.

People who get along best with others get the raises
and promotions and invitations. Watch a few episodes
of "The Apprentice" if you think this is bull.

Leadership IS NOT intelligence. It's not determination
or motivation. It's not perseverance.

Leadership IS the ability to inpire others to trust you
and to willingly follow you.

A "thank you" at the right time in the right way can
jump- start a relationship or turn an old one in a new,
positive direction. Make those words, while smiling, a
regular habit and you will change your destiny.
Careful, though. If this hasn't been your style, you
may give some people a heart attack.

The habit of looking for and noticing what is right
instead of only or mostly what is wrong and giving
compliments can turn a miserable existence into a super
spectacular life.

*Mike Brescia is the CEO of www.ThinkRightNow.com, One
of the most visited Personal Development product sites
on the planet

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POEM: "A PARADOX"
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A John Harricharan Poem

A Paradox

One day upon a mountain top I stood
And gazed upon the wonders of my race,
The race of humankind -- that stamp
Of Heaven's glory, God's divinest Face.

And still I looked, to see what man had done
To see his cars and streets, his house and hopes and all.
The winding road wound merrily through a pass
As breezes blew, and leaves began to fall.

A bird flew by beneath the darkening sky
A hollow roar from down the mountain side
Rushed by with smoke and smog and noises loud
To blister Nature's home and Nature's pride.

I looked to sea, more wonders to behold
A skimpy craft slid slowly o'er the well
The sea since time began, man's home,
Man's hopes and fears, his Heaven and his Hell.

A golden god, this two legged creature, me?
A child of time, a glory of our age?
Nay! Nay! However could this be,
The selfsame thing, the sinner, saint and sage?

But yet I feel, and feeling know it still,
A greater thing a far diviner plan
May take my wants and woes, my more ignoble traits
And mold my mind and soul into the Child of Man.

And as I looked, I saw and understood
At least in part, my duties here I see
A stranger, I, a pilgrim more I be,
In journey now, throughout Eternity.

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STILL MORE QUOTES TO PONDER
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"There are no hopeless situations; there are only
people who have grown hopeless."
--Clare Boothe Luce

"Character isnŐt inherited. One builds it daily by the
way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by
action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take
possession of the mind, they become self-forged
chains."
-- Helen Douglas

"How very little can be done under the atmosphere of
fear."
--Florence Nightingale

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RESOURCES, RECOMMENDATIONS AND COMMENTS
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newsletter, "Quantum Grace," make sure you visit her
website http://www.Quantum-Grace.com
and sign up for her inspirational and beautiful newsletter.
I have heard great comments about the work she is doing.

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Remember: "It has been said that our anxiety does not
empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of
its strength."
--Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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