Diane Wing

Spiritual Growth

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Sep'18

Why I’m a Fan of Experience to Build Wisdom

by Diane Wing, M.A. Reading is a great way to gain knowledge. Attending classes is effective to learn a skill or concept. Yet experience is the keystone of wisdom and an essential component of true understanding. Learning to apply knowledge in the context of daily life is where wisdom is built and reinforced. When reading something in a book, it is difficult to perceive how that topic or situation looks and feels in reality. It is written through someone else’s perception of it, whether it is an analysis of data or the person’s own thoughts on something. The same is …

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22

Sep'18

Making Your Dreams Come True

by Diane Wing, M.A. It is easier to manifest when what you want is in alignment with your soul’s mission.  A clear definition of your mission, vision, and values goes a long way in putting you on the path to achieving what you want in your life.  Companies do this to define their goals and get everyone thinking in the same direction.  It serves to direct the energy in a purposeful way toward manifesting the desired goal.  When applied to you as a person, it serves as a moral compass to keep you moving on the course you set for …

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13

Sep'18

Increase Your Strength by Doing It Your Way

by Diane Wing, M.A. We learn new methods, techniques, and information with every book we read, experience we have, or class we take. Often, we are required to learn someone else’s approach to the topic. It negates the student’s own perspective in exchange for the information. When we discover that the methods do not work for us, we blame ourselves, thinking that we are unable to use the information effectively. Maybe we did not understand fully. We think we just do not have the capacity to learn the information, thereby diminishing our own strengths. This may be true of something like calculus, but …

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12

Sep'18

Looking at the World Through Eyes of love

by Diane Wing, M.A. Emotions color our world and guide our view of life, nature, and those around us. Love transforms the world to a higher vibration, bringing with it respect, care, and health. Love allows us to see the beauty of the spirit inside the plant, animal, and human kingdoms. It brings compassion and the desire to nurture. Hate brings destruction, illness, and harm. Negative emotions such as hate and anger reflect the ugliness and fear within us and give the perspective that the world is a terrible and dangerous place, as are the beings within it. The way we look at the …

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12

Sep'18

Missed Opportunities to Easily Connect to the Divine

by Diane Wing, M.A.© Efforts to link to Divine energies may take the form of attending church/temple/synagogue or doing daily meditation at prescribed times. You set aside moments in your busy schedule to pray or clear distractions in order to hear Divine messages and feel the energy of Spirit. All this is well and good, but what if you could stay connected throughout the day rather than saving this experience for when you have time? There’s a strong likelihood that because your spiritual practice requires time that is set aside for this type of activity that you miss opportunities to …

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10

Sep'18

How to Survive the Holidays Your Way

by Diane Wing, M.A. The holidays can be lots of fun, but also a tough time for those who may be alone or who have recently lost someone.  1. If you have lost someone, it can be hard to notice an empty plate at a formal dining table. To manage the absence, honor the memory with a photo of the person, maybe on the dessert table, and do a buffet-style set-up that allows people to sit wherever they’d like. 2. Along the same lines, start a new tradition. Get creative and make it fun. Maybe invite friends, family, and neighbors …

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08

Aug'17

How to Leave Judgment Behind and Experience Compassion

When was the last time you judged someone or something based on limited information? A first impression? By something someone told you? It may have made you feel outraged or shocked. It might cause you to form an opinion in ways that are inaccurate and wastes lots of energy making sense of it or feeling that an injustice has been done. Exhausted from anger and resentment that the judgment created, it sucks energy that could be used to better purpose. The energy of judgment causes misunderstandings, false hatred, false love, and other misconceptions about people, places, things, and experiences. It …

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18

Jan'17

Using Compassion to Promote Peace in the World

by Diane Wing, M.A. With each new year comes hope that humanity learns from its mistakes of the previous year and that things are bound to get better. The optimistic view is to believe that all people have at least a glimmer of light within them, yet the incidents of hate crimes, abuse, animal cruelty, shootings, terrorism, and bullying continue. The recent news story about Chicago teens who tormented a special needs classmate brought this forward once again. Their mistreatment of a fellow student who thought they were his friends and their live streaming of the incident showed a blatant …

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01

Jan'17

Achieve Patience Through the Power of Acceptance

How many times have you feverishly prayed for patience so that you could tolerate waiting for your plans to come to fruition, for that big break, or that right relationship?  Those who exemplify patience do not outwardly react to their frustration; they give no indication that they are anxious for their will to manifest.  Or we see those who patiently tolerate destructive relationships in their lives, waiting for the disruptive person to come around, realize they need to change, or allow someone to help them.  The patient person is resigned to what is.  But it need not stop there. To …

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23

Feb'16

What Influences You?

The Emotional & Creative Impact of Your Surroundings Remember when your parents categorized your friends as those who were a good influence versus a bad one? As a teenager, it’s difficult to see how others impact your decisions and your mindset. In adulthood, it becomes more apparent that those you choose to have in our circle definitely hold sway on the choices you make and the way you feel. Awareness of how you feel around certain people and in particular circumstances is essential for understanding how they influence your life. This is just the tip of the iceberg, for everything …

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