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Bob Burg, author
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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 # 30

INSIGHT2000 NEWSLETTER --A John Harricharan Publication

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

Issue #30

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IN THIS ISSUE
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* Letter From John Harricharan
* Quotes to Remember
* Article: "A Matter of Perspective"
* Some Important Information
* Schedule John to Speak at Your Next Meeting
* Poem: "Like an Eagle and a Hare"
* Resources, Recommendations and Comments

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LETTER FROM JOHN HARRICHARAN
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Dear Reader:

Summer here in Atlanta has been very hot. I trust that
your weather has been pleasant, wherever you are in
the world. We have subscribers from over 100 countries
and when it's cold in one part of the globe, it's hot
in other parts. The trick is to enjoy the pleasant days
and tolerate the ones that are not so pleasant. They
both will pass. Everything passes.

Make sure you read the article, "A Matter of
Perspective." It is a bit longer than my regular
articles but it will help you deal with the various
challenges that come your way. It is inevitable that we
will face problems, but for every problem, there is a
perfect solution. If you read nothing else in this
newsletter, read the article.

There are some very important announcements, which
you'll find in the section below called "Some Important
Information". Please take a minute or so to go through
that section.

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

Thank you. Now on to the newsletter.

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QUOTES TO REMEMBER
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"Achieving a balanced life is a choice that each of us
continually makes second by second, thought by thought,
feeling by feeling. On the one hand, we can simply
exist. But on the other, we can choose to pack our
seconds and create valuable minutes in all aspects of
our lives."
-- Mark Victor Hansen

"Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with
…knowing we are of genuine use to others."
-- Eknath Easwaran

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ARTICLE: ""A Matter of Perspective""
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A John Harricharan Article

In times when it seems our entire world is falling
apart, there is a great need for us to stop and take
note of where we are. Things can happen around us and
things can happen to us, but the most important things
are those that happen within us -- in our thoughts and
perceptions.

It is true that each and every one of us, at one time
or another, has faced problems of major complexities.
Some have had to deal with matters of health or
relationships, whereas others may have dealt with
problems pertaining to money. Some of us have had to
deal with all three. As long as we are on Earth, we'll
have to deal with problems of one sort or another.

Yet, strange as it seems, it's generally not the
problems themselves that make for success or failure.
It goes far beyond the mere appearances. It's generally
the perspective we have on the problems that "make" or
"break" us. It's the way we look at things. It's what
we think about what's happening to us.

Sometimes good things happen to bad people and bad
things happen to good people. But the opposite is also
true. Good things do happen to good people and bad
things do happen to bad people. There is no need for us
to go into long philosophical ramblings about why such
things occur. We'd probably never be able to find out.
It would be much more practical to learn how to deal
with both good and bad experiences.

I have learned that one of the best things to do when
events seem out of control is to stop and take stock of
where we are and who we are. By this, I mean we should
step back from the problem for a short while and
realize that the problem came to us to teach us
something. We may never be sure of what that
"something" is, but rest assured that we will be
stronger and better for it. You may not see it while
you're going through the trials and tribulations, yet
slowly but surely, a better and stronger "you" is being
born if you keep a proper perspective.

And don't think for an instant that the Universe has
singled you out for trials and suffering. We all
have our burdens to bear -- some heavier and others
lighter. But we can overcome, or as I am fond of
saying, we can "come over".

As an example, let me share what happened to me over
the past few weeks . I was standing by the door, ready
to leave to go to a friend's place for dinner. It had
been raining constantly for a few hours and there was
intermittent lightning and thunder. Suddenly, there was
a giant flash of lightning, followed almost
immediately by a deafening explosion of thunder. The
house shook, the electricity went out and the acrid
smell of smoke could be detected.

I was rooted to the floor for a split second before I
realized what had happened. For the first time ever, my
house was struck by lightning. Cold fear engulfed me
and I could feel the sweat pouring down my face. I knew
there was damage, but I also realized that I was not
injured. For the latter I was grateful. For the former
I was angry.

How dare the lightning do this to me? I have always
felt safe and protected, no matter what has happened
around me. I have survived major hurricanes, terrible
storms and tornadoes and was pulled from the ocean when
everyone thought I had drowned. I even escaped being
trampled by an angry elephant in Asia and gored by wild
water buffalos in Africa. I escaped being attacked by a
group of bandits in a third world country. I had
survived many life-threatening situations, and now to
have lightning strike my house? Yes, I was angry, very
angry and disappointed.

What? John Harricharan was angry and disappointed?
Isn't he the person who wrote such books as, "When You
Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat", "Morning Has Been
All Night Coming" and "The PowerPause" and others?
Isn't he the so-called, highly-evolved personality who
tries to live what he teaches? Yes, the very same.

That's right, but here's the difference between the
"me" of today and the "me" of yesteryear. There was the
initial shock of what had happened and there was fear
as well as anger. But I only tolerated such feelings
for about five minutes. I did not dwell on them. I
quickly went about making sure that there was no fire
in the house. Then I left and went to dinner. I had
changed my perspective.

When I returned, I found that my communication systems
were destroyed. The modems, routers, hubs, telephones,
and much of the electronic stuff were literally fried.
It took days to get back to almost normal. Then it
happened again. A week later, tragedy struck once more
and the new phones, modems and such things were again
disrupted. Twice in a few days? Again, I was overcome
with anger and frustration. Once more, and with
difficulty, I sought balance.

The telephone company, the cable people and the repair
personnel from the electric company were constant
visitors to my home during this period. One of the
electricians pointed out to me that the surge
suppressors and lightning protector did work and that
the damage would have been much more extensive had they
not been in place. A brand new router for the internet
went down again and had to be replaced -- the second
one in two weeks. No email, no phones, no work on the
computer.

There were quite a few moments of ranting and raving,
but there were also moments of quiet and peace. I made
sure that the angry moments were short and temporary.
During the moments of peace, I felt an overwhelming
gratitude for not being injured and for all the good
things that remained. I examined all the external
wiring that led to the computers, TVs, DVD and CD
players and other electronic equipment and found some
that had to be replaced. Had I not discovered those,
there could have been a serious fire, perhaps while I
was sleeping.

Was all this trying to teach me patience? I don't know,
but I can tell you that I lived through it and it all
is just a memory now as I write this article.

React to situations, if you must. We are human beings
and that will happen. But do not keep reacting over and
over again. Come back to center and regain perspective.
Become quiet within and return to a place of quiet
within your soul and the problems will not seem as
terrible as they once did. We are not just human -- we
are more than human. The spark of tremendous power and
the gift of overcoming lie within our souls.

We will, of necessity, meet many ups and downs in life.
With the proper perspective we can make the "ups"
higher and the "downs" not quite as low. Keep on
keeping on with trust and hope and you'll find that an
uncommon strength comes upon you. You will find a peace
unknown in ordinary times. You will discover that you
are far bigger than any problems that come your way.

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MORE QUOTES TO REMEMBER
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"My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh,
as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in
our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and
says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a
bridle."
-- D. H. Lawrence

A person asked Buddha:
“Are you a God?”
Buddha’s reply was
“No.”
“Are you an Angel?”
“No.”
“Then what are you?”
“I am Awake.”
-- Anonymous

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SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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Terri Marie's New Book:

Terri Marie has written a wonderful book called, "Be
the Hero of Your Own Game." Not only is it a practical,
helpful volume, but it shows you, step-by-step how to
overcome your problems by becoming your own
cheerleader. You can get a copy from her website or
from amazon.com. I've already given a few as gifts to
some of my friends.

Not only should you get a copy of her book, but you
ought to sign up for her free newsletter. Every week
she sends out to her subscribers a wonderful paragraph
or two called, "Cheer of the Week." These timely,
helpful emails will serve as an inspiration for you to
keep on keeping on. To sign up for her "Cheer of the
Week" and to find out more about her award-winning
book, "Be the Hero of Your Own Game," just visit her
website at:

http://www.HeroBookOnline.com

In a separate newsletter or announcement soon, I'll be
telling you about some other books that I suggest you
read. It is my firm belief that most of what we need to
know is already written in a book somewhere or is about
to be written. Some of the books I am referring to have
already been written, but I do want to read them again
before I recommend them to you. I do not recommend
books that I have not read.

Remember the old saying: "Books are like lighthouses on
the sands of time."

And finally, I am seriously thinking of offering my
"Write and Publish Your Book" E-class again for the
first time in over a year. This class normally
accommodates about twenty people and it fills up very
quickly. If you want to be placed on the early
notification list, just send me an email to let me
know.

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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: "Like an Eagle and a Hare"
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A John Harricharan Poem

Like an Eagle and a Hare

Have you ever climbed to the summit of Ill
And looked on an ocean of Woe?
Was there a time when you lost all your will
And there wasn't a place you could go?

Have you lived with the tyrant Despair
Or worked with the one called Defeat?
Was there a time when your mind was all fear
And your heart seemed to be at your feet?

Have you bent to your knees with tears falling fast
And thought of Death as a friend
Who could save you from all of the horrible past
And bring all your woes to an end?

If so, then my friend, take a minute to think
And lift your head up to the skies.
You’ve been given the power to swim or to sink,
Within you the secret resides.

You shall mount like an eagle and run like a hare
You shall walk this great land and be free.
If you work and you trust and do not despair,
Your world will then change and you'll see.

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STILL MORE QUOTES TO PONDER
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"Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the
beggar and the beaten. And seeing them... he cried,
‘Great God, how is it that a loving Creator can see
such things and yet do nothing about them?’... God
said, ‘I did do something. I made you.’"
-- Sufi Teaching

"Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view
quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners
never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit
all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t
creating the results they desire. When you quit all the
things that aren’t working for you, when you quit
tolerating all the negative things that hold you back,
you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well
as create the space in your life for more positive
experiences."
-- Jim Allen

"The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying
to make a living at doing what they most enjoy."
fear."
-- Malcolm Forbes

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RESOURCES, RECOMMENDATIONS AND COMMENTS
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Please forward a copy of this newsletter to three of
your friends. Ask them to sign up for their own copy
and get a free download of my book, "When You Can
Walk on Water, Take the Boat"
http://www.WaterBook.com
They will thank you for sharing this information
with them.

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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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