Harmony in Life

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I was with this person the other day who just didn’t like anything. I mean anything. Didn’t like getting up, going to bed, walking, riding, etc. They just thought life sucked. It’s sad when you meet people like that, but sometimes you just need to leave them alone before they pull you down in the mud with them.

Over the years I’ve learned to try to balance my thinking by going to the opposite thought. Looking around me I realized that life has a harmony about it. If there is a right, there has to be a left. If there is up, there is going to be down. Front, back; in, out. You get the picture.

So if I am feeling down about something, I need to balance it with an up thought. For example, I messed up something the other day and proclaimed to myself, “I’m an idiot.” At the moment, the statement had some merit, but it was only half the story. My balance statement was “I’m very cleaver.” Both statements are true, so why just dwell in the negative? There are probably a lot of things we have done wrong in our life, so isn’t it refreshing to know we have done so many good things too. 

One of my thoughts during my journey was the desire to write a book. It took fifty years to finally balance “I can’t write a book,” with the thought “I can write a book.” It brought such harmony I wrote several. Check out my progress (Click Here).
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Simple truths

 

    This is wheat. Wheat produces seeds which when planted in the ground produce more wheat. If you plant wheat, you will not harvest corn, you will harvest wheat. It is a simple lesson in sowing and reaping.


    This is anger. Anger produces seeds which when planted in the universe around you will produce more anger. If you plant anger, you will not harvest peace, you will harvest anger.


This is a negative attitude. Negative attitudes produce seeds which when planted in the universe around you will produce more negativity. You can’t plant negativity and expect positive harvest.

Simple lessons in sowing and reaping .  This is my new series: 

If you read it you will have great joy  and so will I. (click here)

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NEW BEGINNINGS

Every new year there is an abundance of thought about new beginnings. We go over the events of the last year and set goals for the new life before us. Someone once kept a log of his new years resolutions:

2009: I will not spend my money frivolously.
2010: I will pay off my bank loan promptly.

2011: I will pay off my bank loans promptly.
2012: I will begin making a strong effort to be out of debt by 2013.
2013: I will be totally out of debt by 2014.

2014: I will try to pay off the debt interest by 2015.
2015: I will try to be out of the country by 2016.

 

I guess we all like to think of new beginnings as a place of escaping from old problems. It is a fact that every new beginning means something has to end. Problem is, we often feel the past is so painful that the future is just too hard to visualize. 

Maybe we need to be like the caterpillar. When he believes he has reached the end of life, the butterfly has just found a new beginning. Let’s resolve not to look back on what might have been and simply look forward to what will be. 

Have a Happy and joy filled New Year. If you have time– check out my new book series

caech hook cov A GREAT ADVENTURE  CLICK HERE

Hook, Line & Sinker

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New Orleans is known as the “Big Easy”, which is a perfect place for former FBI agent Jennifer Blade and Dr. Steve Sanders to drop out of life – almost literally. Jennifer is legally dead and in witness protection after bringing down a major drug cartel. Steve is content to simply love Jennifer, New Orleans and life.

But this calm, laid-back life wasn’t meant to last – everything suddenly changes as sinister people open the doors to the past in an attempt to deeply cripple America.

“Bingo” Bob Somolianti steeped himself in crime and corruption before he was granted immunity and witness protection in exchange for his testimony against powerful crime syndicates. Part of Jennifer’s life since her mother and father died, Bingo walked a path of crime while Jennifer followed her desires into the FBI. Because of his past contacts with arms dealers, powerful people believe he is the key to finding an ultimate weapon needed to implement their destructive plan. Together, Jennifer, Steve and Bingo attempt to unravel this scheme while there is still time.

Steve, as a practicing psychologist, suddenly finds his understanding of life being challenged as he works with a woman who is deeply into the culture of Voodou. His resistance to this mystical practice is worn down as supernatural events begin to intervene in the challenge he, Jennifer and Bingo face.

 “Hook, Line & Sinker” is the sequel novel to “Catch and Release” a top winner in Romance/Mystery International Competition at the 2012 London Book Festival; 2012 Los Angeles Book Fair ; 2012 Beach Book show; 2012 New England Book Show; and Winner Best Audiobook 2013 Paris Book Festival.

Unexpected twists and turns will take you through the beauty of New Orleans bayous and into the wilderness of Cuba, where a deadly secret lies buried and is being hotly pursued by unstoppable powers. A sequel to award-winning Catch and Release, this continuation of Jennifer and Steve’s action-packed life together will leave you enamored, Hook, Line and Sinker.

The author, Dr. J.T. Twerell, is a practicing psychotherapist in Manhattan, New York who successfully published several award-winning books including; “Signal 30”, winner of the Readers View Best New Book Award, 2011. Most recently he was a top award winner at the 2013 Feather Quill Book Awards for his novel “Off the Hook”. His website is www.JTwerell.com.    Click here for Amazon Page

My work as a therapist

While writing is a passion, my other life is as a therapist. My wife, Janetta and I have a practice in Manhattan and Long Beach, Long Island plus we also do internet work. This is a new video  we produced, so I thought I would share it with you. Our website is http://www.nyccc.org

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New Audiobook OFF THE HOOK

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Award winning OFF THE HOOK is now on audiobook. Laura faces her fears and finds love for her journey and for herself. Give a listen.

To order or find more information click here 

Fear vs ?

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In my book OFF the HOOK, (click here for blog on book) I explore a young woman’s struggle with fear. Laura finds the strength to leave  a relationship when she discovers the ability to overcome the fear of her partners wrath. Through an almost supernatural interaction at a cocktail party, a stranger tells her the opposite of fear is love and she needs to love herself to over overcome fear.

I find people often think of joy as the opposite of fear, yet I have had many times when I wasn’t filled with joy, yet had no real fear. Laura’s thoughts on her fear is in the following excerpt from Off  the Hook:

“Then, as I thought about Rolf’s way of making demands and being very unpredictable in the relationship, I realized he used drama to maintain control, just like mother. Rolf never gently requested things; he always set a stage of urgency for his ‘suggestions’ and then demanded I salute and obey them. If I didn’t agree it became a major problem, complete with descriptions of the terrible, horrible consequences of my thinking, the long-range implication of my decisions, always anchored with suggestions I was not smart enough or old enough to understand life.

“It went off in my head that my mother used the same line for years; ‘Laura, you are not old enough or bright enough to understand what is going on’. This constantly reoccurred in my childhood and became a thought I deeply believed. I was shocked when my seventh grade teacher said I was a very bright child, positive she must have me confused with someone else.”

How does fear control our lives? How do we learn to walk in love and not fear? I would love to know your thoughts.