power.

January 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher

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Lake Shasta

Lake Shasta

http://www.ztopics.com/Lake%20Shasta/

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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a
listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all
of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

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Trinity Lake

Trinity Lake

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Lake

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“I have a formula for knowing if the next step is the right one: If you feel both excited and scared, that is it. If you’re just excited and not afraid, there is no challenge, no stretching, no initiation; you are still in your safe zone, and growth is unavailable. If you’re just afraid, there is no positive motivation. Why walk through fear unless there is something you are walking toward? But if you are simultaneously turned on and frightened, do it and watch your growth skyrocket.

You owe it to yourself, your loved ones and your clients to stay on your cutting edge. If your career or relationship is a bore, step back and ask yourself what it would take to make it exciting. Then ask yourself what it would take to make it scary. The intersection of the two answers is your point of power.” – Alan Cohen

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Middle McCloud Falls

Middle McCloud Falls

http://www.backcountryroads.com/node/8

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“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – William Hutchinson Murray

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Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area

http://www.everytrail.com/destination/whiskeytown-shasta-trinity-national-recreation-area

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“Truly powerful people have great humility. They do not try to impress, they do not try to be influential. They simply are. People are magnetically drawn to them. They are most often very silent and focused, aware of their core selves. … They never persuade, nor do they use manipulation or aggressiveness to get their way. They listen. If there is anything they can offer to assist you, they offer it; if not, they are silent.” – Sanaya Roman

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Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta

http://www.creia.org/shasta—cascade-chapter

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“Sometimes the words people don’t say are as powerful as the ones they do.” – Ann E. Burg

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest: Middle Falls

Shasta-Trinity National Forest: Middle Falls

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g32755-d106375-i101025234-Shasta_Trinity_National_Forest-Mount_Shasta_California.html

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“All stories have a curious and even dangerous power. They are manifestations of truth — yours and mine. And truth is all at once the most wonderful yet terrifying thing in the world, which makes it nearly impossible to handle. It is such a great responsibility that it’s best not to tell a story at all unless you know you can do it right. You must be very careful, or without knowing it you can change the world.” – Vera Nazarian

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Deadlun Campground

Deadlun Campground

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/stnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=6434&actid=29

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“One of our people in the Native community said the difference between white people and Indians is that Indian people know they are oppressed but don’t feel powerless. White people don’t feel oppressed, but feel powerless. Deconstruct that disempowerment. Part of the mythology that they’ve been teaching you is that you have no power. Power is not brute force and money; power is in your spirit. Power is in your soul. It is what your ancestors, your old people gave you. Power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth.” – Winona LaDuke

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