Warmth of Heart

Nov. 2, 2020

The day before the US presidential election

Hi Everyone,

In this weekend’s Wall Street Journal Weekend, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2020, Peggy Noonan in the Opinion section, page A13, writes, “Only from warmth of heart–not with it alone–but it must be there—can you build what will last.”

As we continue to build our foundation and bridge to our New Normal, we must develop and maintain our “warmth of heart”, and, perhaps most important, find and support those who have warmth of heart.

As Peggy Noonan writes, ” Sometimes you just have to hold up your hand and say “no” to bad choices, bad paths and people who have no warmth of heart.”

So. I slow down, listen deep, look hard.  I want to see warmth of heart before I select what goes into my New Normal.

You do likewise.

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

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Buck Minister Fuller

Buck Minister Fuller

Oct. 18, 2020

Hi Everyone,

I added a new section to my Start Over Success Journal. I added a dedication page.  Do the same in your journal.

Dedication Page

Buck Minister Fuller, the American architect, designer, writer, and futurist, wrote:

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.

To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

I dedicate the work of Start Over Success Journal to this man and to all of us who want a New Normal that is truly a new normal.

A new normal that has equality in education, income, wellness and all that is good for every human on this planet.

Our New Model

Building a new model is what we are doing in our Start Over Success Journals.

We decide what to leave behind. We build a foundation to support our model. We take steps we call the bridge to decide how our model looks and what it contains. Eventually, we complete our model; we have our New Normal.

As we stand in our New Normal, we recognize that the old is obsolete; it is gone. We are glad.

We happily return to the daily work of building the model for our New Normal.

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

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Nouns and Verbs

Oct. 12, 2020

Hi Everyone,

For some strange reason, I am thinking about nouns—names of places, persons, things—and verbs—action words.

Success is a noun, the name of something. It is the place where those of us in

Start Over Success want to land.

Start is a verb, an action. Start is the action we intend to take to reach success.

Over is used to link start to success. It is the bridge between start and success.

Success defined

Often when thinking about success, we think of it has a verb, an action.  There is all this talk about what actions lead to success, a place.

Taking action, knowing which actions, to take is important.

Which actions are determined by what you mean by success.

Questions

Until now, we have defined success as a certain amount of money, or kind of house/car, or status.

In this New Normal we are forming, is this how we want to recognize success?

In our New Normal will money and possessions still be the dominate factors when deciding

if we have arrived at this place called success?

My Image

Picturing this place we call success is not the simplest of actions to do.  Picturing or imaging has to be done.

Picturing and imaging is one of the major steps in bringing forth or creating.

My picture of success is one of flow.

I picture success as a flow of ideas and actions between the Cosmos and persons, between persons within communities, and between communities.

I picture this flow being shaped via receiving, giving, talk and the making of these ideas into physical form.

I picture this flow being accepted as normal; this flow is expected; it is received graciously.

Call to Action

Take time to think about your definition and your image of success.

Write this in the Foundation section of your Start Over Success Journal.

If actions come to you about how to bring forth this success, note them in the Bridge

section of your journal.

I haven’t written about this section. The Bridge sections lists all the steps we take to get

from our foundation to our New Normal, our Start Over Success.

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

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