Sunday, February 19, 2006

Why Suffer?

Life is not something we are supposed to suffer through. Life is a process of endless 'tinkering' that leads us to constantly work on our self improvement. We are not 'fixed' by our circumstances. Hard times exist to inspire us to self-create. There are many examples of this through out history. Our current winter olympic games in Italy are filled with examples of medal winners across the globe who have risen against all odds to be the best not only in their country but in the world. Ben Franklin said: "Greatness is not for the few, but is the duty of all of us." Why is it "the duty?" Because it is in the drive to be the best that we can be, that we will find our sense of fulfillment, our sense of being a whole person, our connection to a higher power that lies within us and thus a stronger connection to our community. Some Buddhists say that life is suffering. That does not mean that you are meant to be unhappy. It means that this life is filled with experiences that disappoint and that this is the purpose of life is in how you respond to that suffering. How can you use suffering to turn yourself into a MASTER of your destiny?
At the Will Powers Institute you are given 'exercises' to develop the self control that can turn your suffering into your strengths. Start with something very simple that you can do. For example, when you wake up in the morning do you make your bed everyday? If you don't, start doing it now. There is no reason a day should pass where you do not perform this action. Make it habit. Make it happen. Because you are starting the day by taking control, the rest of your day will be more enjoyable.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TIME IN YOUR LIFE TO JUST THINK

The following are quotes from Henry David Thoreau Walden. It is a journal of personal freedom and awareness written in 1854.
The TRUTH will always be the truth. The Truth will set you free. This is a Valentine to you.

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

"It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to care and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts."

"When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence - that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality. This is always exhilirating and sublime."

Friday, February 10, 2006

What Is Success?

Most people have no idea where they are going. They think in generalities, and have no plans. They spend more time planning their vacation than they do planning their future. The majority, when asked to give the meaning of success would probably say it is wealth. Success, as pictured by society in general, is a pseudo state of affluence.
This does not represent the true meaning of success as we want to unfold it for you. Success is not necessarily monetary. It might be said that success is awareness of the realization of your goals. Success is a journey, not a destination. It is a never-ending journey. If a person stops at the first sign of success, he will decline, become stagnant, and finally cease to progress at all.
We shall therefore, define success as the Progressive Realization of a Worthwhile Purpose. Your worthwhile purpose is your ultimate achievement; your goals are the progressive achievements necessary to attain your worthwhile purpose. SUCCESS, THEREFORE, BECOMES A PROGRESSIVE, CONTINUOUS EFFORT.
Success is not to be confused with mere achievement. It is the more difficult feat of guiding your life efficiently to the realization of your definite purpose. Success is an inside job. Deep within every person are the qualities for making their life a success. Concentrate on your purpose, and you will draw out the necessary ingredients that will help you become a success. You must decide NOW what you want to do with your life...what you want to be, and what you are willing to contribute in order to achieve this.
Success does not come to the person who only wishes for it. It comes to the person who decides it WILL be theirs...and works for it.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Do You Have A Purpose?

You must decide what you believe, what you want out of life, and what you can contribute to life. This is the beginning. This is your foundation. A definite purpose will be the starting point of your accomplishments. After you establish your worthwhile purpose, ask yourself if you possess the self-confidence to accomplish it. Most people do not. Why follow them when you know they do not exercise self-confidence especially when self-confidence is one of the most vital vehicles in accomplishing your purpose.

Without self-confidence the greater part of your abilities are asleep. Are you ready to wake up your abilities? Do you have a backbone or a wishbone? What is a person's backbone after all? It is that set of bones where the head sits on one end and the body sits on the other. It's up to you which end you use the most.....

Monday, February 06, 2006

Dancing For Mental Health album information

Will Powers - Dancing for Mental Health

Produced by Lynn Goldsmith
Mixed by Lynn Goldsmith and Todd Rundgren
Mastering at Sterling Sound, NYC
Recorded at: Compass Point, Nassau
Hammersmith, London
Media Sound, New York


AFFIRMATIONS: (quotes for packaging)
Miguel: Make it habit. Make it happen.
Bruce: Where there’s Will, there’s a way.
Ellen: The greater your problem, the greater your opportunity.
Sophie: Your problem is a gift to help you change.
Rosalita: Hableme el unico del mundo, digame: Como te hace ese sonido, tan glorioso, que aun hora con anticipacion de el, me ha reducio a un bestia, gruendo, entusiomandose y paliptando.
Donna: Act the way you want to feel. If you want to be happy, start now.

Special thanks to the Will Powers Supporters who all performed on this album or appeared in our videos: Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Ellen Nieves, Ellen Foley, Ellen Shipley, Warren Beatty, Glen Close, Ian Hunter, Alannah Currie, Bashiri Johnson, Mary Beth Hurt, Maria Vidal Fernandez, Meat Loaf, David Sanborn, Steve Stanley, Mark Hamill, John Shea, Michael Jackson.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

What Is Your Greatest Fear?

February is a month of love and liberation. How do you help yourself to be free from the worries that keep you from attaining your dreams? One way is to write down what you are most afraid of. Ask yourself "what is the worst thing that could happen?"
Please post these thoughts to Will Powers. When you send off that email, close your eyes and see yourself throwing off your fears. LOVE AND LIBERATE by sharing with others. Let us know who you are.