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    When faced with conflicting thoughts and emotions, we must decide what to trust, what we fear, or what we know. What's important is that this decision be made by the knowledgeable versus the anxious part of who we are.
    — Bill Crawford
    In our lives, we can either be a reflection of the world around us . . . or a beam that enlightens the lives of others.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: live  world  reflection 
     
    As long as we define stress as how some person or situation is making us feel, we will have to change the world around us to find peace of mind.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: peace  people  world  stress  mind 
     
    Sometimes our ability to accept what we can't change is tied to our willingness to change what we can.
    — Bill Crawford
    Problems occur when we tie our peace of mind to another's state of mind.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: peace  problem  mind 
     
    A meaningful life is composed of a series of meaningful moments. If this is what we want, then the ability to infuse each moment with meaning would seem to be a skill worth practicing.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: meaning  moment  worth 
     
    Stress is an indicator of our belief in the value and validity of our worries and fears.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: belief  fear  value  worries  stress 
     
    Our success and happiness depends not on simply knowing where we stand, but in where we are wanting to go.
    — Bill Crawford
    Creating a meaningful life has less to do with how we feel about our past than what we do about our future.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: future  past 
     
    Many of us go from being taken care of as children to taking care of others as adults. Shouldn't there be a time when we learn to take care of ourselves?
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: children  time  adult  child  care  learn 
     
    There are only three things we 'have to' do in this world we have to be born, we have to die, and we have to live until we die. Everything else is a choice!
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: live  world  die 
     
    One key to successful relationships is learning to say "no" without guilt, so that you can say "yes" without resentment.
    — Bill Crawford
    When we take care of ourselves like we would take care of someone we love, the quality of our living and our giving goes up.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: living  giving  care  quality 
     
    When we engage people positively, we create a receptive platform for the ideas and information we wish to communicate.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: people  wishes  ideas 
     
    All connections are infused with dreams of what is possible in the future. Thus, when we lose something or someone important to us, we aren't just grieving the loss, we are grieving the shattered dream.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: future  loss  dreams 
     
    Never define people or situations in terms of their effect on you, unless you want to give them the power to make you feel that way.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: people  power 
     
    Regardless of the problem, as long as our solution requires someone else to change, we will never know the power and promise of self-determination.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: power  problem 
     
    The act of giving is simply a behavior, and the gift merely a symbol. It is the energy behind both that will determine their impact on our lives.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: live  energy  giving  gift 
     
    We've all heard that in life, when one door is closed, another is opened. Unfortunately, many of us are so focused on the darkness left by what has been lost, we never see the light coming through the newly opened door.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: darkness  lost 
     
    Until we become clear about our own worth and value, we will forever be searching for it in the eyes of others.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: searching  forever  value  eyes  worth 
     
    The way to encourage people to be accountable is to engage the responsible, accountable, trustworthy part of their brain.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: people  encourage  brain 
     
    Selfish is caring for ourselves at others' expense ... Self-care is taking care of ourselves so that we can be there for others.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: care 
     
    Courage isn't the absence of fear, but a decision that what we want is more important than what we are afraid of.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: fear  decision  courage  afraid 
     
    Our past is not, as some fear, a series of events carved in stone that we must carry around for the rest of our lives... but a kaleidoscope of experiences that, when viewed through different lenses, can 'color' (change) how we see our present and future.
    — Bill Crawford
    The true measure of our belief in the validity of our values is our willingness to act upon them.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: belief  true  value 
     
    Remembering the past should help you create a purposeful future, not cause you to be afraid of it.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: future  past  help  afraid 
     
    To truly be of service to others, we must first serve the server. The ability to bring an enlightened presence to those in need is the ability to light a candle without burning ourselves out.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: service 
     
    The most successful form of correction is when the "other" feels informed versus chastised.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: successful 
     
    A process for discernment: God is my ultimate source of truth and wisdom, and dwells forever at the center of my being. Therefore, any thought, emotion, or action that takes me further from my center can be neither truthful, nor wise.
    — Bill Crawford
    Freedom isn't about having permission to do whatever we want... it's about having the courage to do whatever fills our life with meaning.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: freedom  meaning  courage 
     
    Fear of feeling bad rarely makes one feel good.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: fear  bad 
     
    Nothing will sabotage our happiness and success more thoroughly than the fear that we are not enough.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: fear  happiness  success 
     
    To influence others, we must know what is influencing them... and they must know that we get it.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: influence 
     
    Let's not let our fear of dementia deepen our fear of dementia.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: fear 
     
    The key to self-confidence is knowing that you would choose you... and why. In this way the chosen becomes the chooser, and love versus fear becomes the energy of choice.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: fear  choice  key  energy  knowing 
     
    Diversity, or the state of being different, isn't the same as inclusion. One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations.
    — Bill Crawford
    When people feel criticized, they almost always defend the behavior you want them to change.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: people 
     
    Worry, shame, and fear can't be the energy with which we deal with food and weight. It only spurs us to eat more food and produce more glucose/sugar which gets stored as fat.
    — Bill Crawford
    tags: fear  food  energy  worries  shame 
     
    Love will keep us safe when we commit to choosing the kind of qualities, characteristics, and relationships that we would recommend to someone we love.
    — Bill Crawford
    Living exclusively in the land of the head or the heart will always be a limiting, limited experience. The most successful among us have dual citizenship.
    — Bill Crawford
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