Monday, September 6, 2010

Reading, Violence or Conflict

 -- Quote of the Day --

We have violence within ourselves and I think violence occurs because we lack communication skills, we lack creative problem solving skills, cooperation skills. …We have to begin with ourselves. …So many of us adults forget the child within, we have to learn how to play again. …Learning new techniques in communication like using surprise and humor in a situation that can be a little bit tense… And you have to make friends with conflict. …It might be difficult and painful when we are experiencing it, but conflict could turn out to be a real gift. A world without conflict probably isn’t possible and it probably wouldn’t even be a good one since conflict encourages us to change and grow.” 

~ Chloe Jon Paul, July 1 2010 

Today's quote was derived from a Conscious Discussions Radio interview that aired back in July titled: Volunteering & Conflict Resolution. Click on the hyper-linked show title here, to access this interview, or look to the sidebars on this blog for archived & upcoming Conscious Discussions Radio episodes.

-- Conscious Events --

Today we'll be celebrating Labor Day here in Canada - a stat holiday, in fact, which means that many Canadians will have the day off to enjoy celebrations. For those of us who are self-employed, it is just another work day :) ...Monday being cleaning day for me, more than half the day will involve rubber gloves and suds. This morning, of course, I'm here in the office and later, will be doing my workout before donning the rubber gloves. ...and if I get things done in a timely fashion, I'll have a little time left to celebrate another conscious event going on today.

Read a Book Day is happening all day today - while most of us won't have the time to read an entire book between now and midnight, I encourage all our readers to visit their bookshelves, bookstores and libraries for reading material. I  have, in fact, just finished reading a fantastic picture guide through the Everglades titled: Light Fading by Joel Curzon. He's going to be an upcoming Conscious Discussions Radio guest in the near future, by the way. I've agreed to review this book, and will have that available for you soon. On my dining table now is a hardcover book titled The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christi - and while I've read the book many years ago, it will be interesting to give it another go.

So... What are you reading?

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