Tuesday, July 21, 2015


When someone asked the wonderful master cellist Pablo Casals why, in his 90's, he continued to practice everyday he responded that he was beginning to notice some improvement…

Enough said, right?

Each of us can practice every day - and truly - though maybe slowly - begin to notice some improvement.

In what?

In our attitudes about ourselves!
Being pro-active (practicing every day) actually sends messages to the brain which combat those pesky feelings of inadequacy and depression.

And what difference does it make to the world whether we are down in the dumps or actively enjoying and learning from the moments of our lives?

To paraphrase another wise elder, the Jewish sage Hillel is famous for reminding us of this in his words: 
 "If I am not for myself who is for me? … And if not now, when?"

…and finally we can interpret the words of another great leader down to this same personal level:

What do ya say?
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