Four Rules for Living By Aiden Powers

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By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer / Source:Heal Your Life

Some 2,500 years ago, Lao-tzu spoke of “the four cardinal virtues” and noted that when we practice them as a way of life, we come to know and access the truth of the universe. These four virtues don’t represent external dogma, but a part of our original nature—by practicing them, we realign with Source and access the powers that Source energy has to offer.

According to the teachings of Lao-tzu, the four cardinal virtues represent the surest way to leave habits and excuses behind and reconnect to your original nature. The more your life is harmonized with the four virtues, the less you’re controlled by the uncompromising ego.

The First Cardinal Virtue: Reverence for All Life

The first cardinal virtue manifests in your daily life as unconditional love and respect for all beings in creation. This includes making a conscious effort to love and respect yourself, as well as to remove all judgments and criticisms. Understand that you are a piece of God, and since you must be like what you came from, you are lovable, worthy, and Godlike.

Affirm this as often as you can, for when you see yourself in a loving way, you have nothing but love to extend outward. And the more you love others, the less you need old excuse patterns, particularly those relating to blame.

The Second Cardinal Virtue: Natural Sincerity

This virtue manifests itself as honesty, simplicity, and faithfulness; and it’s summed up by the popular reminder to be true to yourself. Using an excuse to explain why your life isn’t working at the level you prefer isn’t being true to yourself—when you’re completely honest and sincere, excuses don’t even enter into the picture. The second virtue involves living a life that reflects choices that come from respect and affection for your own nature. Make truth your most important attribute.

Walk your talk; that is, become sincere and honest in all that you say and do. If you find this to be a challenge, take a moment to affirm: I no longer need to be insincere or dishonest. This is who I am, and this is how I feel. When you know and trust yourself, you also know and trust the Divinity that created you. If you live from honesty, sincerity, and faithfulness to the callings of your spirit, you’ll never have occasion to use excuses.

The Third Cardinal Virtue: Gentleness

This virtue personifies one of my favorite and most frequently employed maxims: “When you have the choice to be right or to be kind, always pick kind.” So many of your old thinking habits and their attendant excuses come out of a need to make yourself right and others wrong. When you practice this third virtue, you eliminate conflicts that result in your need to explain why you’re right. This virtue manifests as kindness, consideration for others, and sensitivity to spiritual truth.

Gentleness generally implies that you no longer have a strong ego-inspired desire to dominate or control others, which allows you to move into a rhythm with the universe. You cooperate with it, much like a surfer who rides with the waves instead of trying to overpower them. Gentleness means accepting life and people as they are, rather than insisting that they be as you are. As you practice living this way, blame disappears and you enjoy a peaceful world.

The Fourth Cardinal Virtue: Supportiveness

This virtue manifests in your life as service to others without any expectation of reward. Once again, when you extend yourself in a spirit of giving, helping, or loving, you act as God acts. As you consider the many excuses that have dominated your life, look carefully at them—you’ll see that they’re all focused on the ego: I can’t do this. I’m too busy or too scared. I’m unworthy. No one will help me. I’m too old. I’m too tired.

Now imagine shifting your attention off of yourself and asking the universal mind How may I serve? When you do so, the message you’re sending is: I’m not thinking about myself and what I can or can’t have. Your attention is on making someone else feel better.

The greatest joy comes from giving and serving, so replace your habit of focusing exclusively on yourself and what’s in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you’ll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving.

The four cardinal virtues are a road map to the simple truth of the universe. To revere all of life, to live with natural sincerity, to practice gentleness, and to be in service to others is to replicate the energy field from which you originated.

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The Summer Grant will launch in August

It’s time to announce the Spring 2014 Grant recipients!

First of all, thank you to all 110 organizations who participated – what a wonderful group of applicants!
Congratulations to our Full Grant recipients:
  • Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project
  • HeartWalk Tacoma
And our Matching Grant recipients:
  • Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN)
  • AGE of Central Texas
  • At Work
  • Center for Family Relations
  • KIPP
  • Lower East Side Coalition Housing Development, Inc.
  • Ministerio Next Generation
  • Muir Ranch
  • New Beginning Center
  • Read Asia
  • SA Youth
  • SEDA
  • The One Less Foundation
  • Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network
All grantsare awarded conditionally based on a mutually acceptable scope of work.ALL applicants will receive an individual email with notification of award status and next steps over the next 5 business days.

The Summer Grant will launch in August, a grant schedule will be posted soon Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 888-999-5592 or

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Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Seeks Advisory Council Applicants

NOAA’s Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, part of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, is seeking applicants for two seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in reserve management and provides advice and recommendations regarding the reserve.

The reserve is accepting applications for the following seats: Native Hawaiian elder (alternate) and Native Hawaiian (alternate).

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Census Bureau News — “How Consumer Spending is Faring State by State” Live on the C-SPAN’s “America by the Numbers” Segment of “Washington Journal”


“How Consumer Spending is Faring State by State” Live on the C-SPAN’s “America by the Numbers” Segment of “Washington Journal”

Did you know that spending by consumers grew at a 5.7 percent pace before the Great Recession compared with a 2.5 percent growth rate during the economic recovery? Find out how consumer spending in states is faring on Aug. 22 at approximately 9:15-10 a.m. EDT as Ian Mead, chief of the Regional Product Division at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, discusses BEA’s first-ever data on how much consumers spend by state and the quarterly statistics on the economic activity generated by each state. Each Friday, C-SPAN’s “America by the Numbers” segment features information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights the trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programs is available at <  No news release associated with this product. Tip Sheet only.

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Argosy University Offers Three $10,000 Scholarships

Aloha Homesteaders,

Argosy University of Hawai’i has available three $10,000 scholarships for award to Hawaiian Home Lands homesteaders or their dependents.  Two of the scholarships are valid towards any of the Argosy degree programs (bachelor, master, or doctoral), while one is directly specifically towards its MA Marriage and Family Therapy program in Honolulu, Wailuku, or Hilo.  Argosy University is a professional institution offering classes in fields including psychology, business, education, and leadership in a format designed for working students, with evening, weekend, and online classes.

Application deadline is November 1, and they hope to make the awards by December 1, 2014, for students entering the Spring 2015 semester in January.

Please contact Kimberly Perez Hults, Argosy University Outreach Representative, immediately at 808-791-5249 or if you are interested in applying or need more information.


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Aloha Statewide Homestead Leaders, friends, family and partners,

One of the most important actions is happening this summer.  President Obama has directed his Secretary of the Department of Interior to consider the establishment of a process within the federal government FOR the federal government, to receive any application from Hawaiians for formal recognition of a Native Hawaiian government.   The process being considered, isn’t for us, as much as it is for the feds – so that if there comes a day, when a Native Hawaiian government is operating autonomously, and wants to engage in a government-to-government relationship with the federal government, a process will be available.

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TD Wali Could Bring Heavy Rains ~ Be Prepared for Possible Flooding!

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Friday July 18, 2014, 12:01 PM

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Advisory: TDWali could bring heavy rains. Be prepared for possible flooding.Hi TheSCHHA,When a flash flood WARNING is issued for your area, or the moment you realize that a flash flood is imminent, act quickly to save yourself. You may have only SECONDS! Go to higher ground or climb to safety!

• Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, washes, etc.

• Avoid already flooded and high velocity flow areas. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams.

• If driving, be aware that the road bed may not be intact under flood waters. Turn around and go another way. NEVER drive through flooded roadways!

• If the vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground. Rapidly rising water may engulf the vehicle and its occupants and sweep them away. Remember, it’s better to be wet than dead!

• Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

• Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.

When you receive a FLOOD WARNING:

• If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

• Move to a safe area before access is cut off by flood water.

• Continue monitoring NOAA Weather Radio, television, or emergency broadcast station for information.

During the flood:

• Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding.

• If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, STOP! Turn around and go another way.

• Do not attempt to drive over a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. The road bed may be washed out under the water, and you could be stranded or trapped.

• Children should NEVER play around high water, storm drains or viaducts.

If you have a flood related emergency call 9-1-1 immediately.For full details, view this message on the web.

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About Kupu’s HYCC Extended Internship Program


2014 EIP FlyerKupu is a Hawaii-based non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth to serve their communities through character-building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities.
This is the final week to apply for the HYCC Extended Internship Program, just 3 more days to get those applications in!! 

About Kupu’s Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC)
Kupu’s Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps houses several programs that offer young adults ages 17 and older opportunities to receive hands-on environmental education, personal/team/leadership development, and the chance to work in some of Hawaii’s most fragile and beautiful native ecosystems.

About Kupu’s HYCC Extended Internship Program
Kupu’s Extended Internship Program (EIP) provides young adults with an intensive 11-month-long conservation experience, in preparation for an entry-level career in the environmental field. EIP interns are matched up with an environmental agency that best fits their interests, where they receive valuable field experience and mentorship as they work alongside some of Hawaii’s most knowledgeable conservation experts.

  • Must be 18 years or older (or 17 with a HS diploma or equivalent)
  • Benefits include a $1,300 monthly living allowance, healthcare, and a $5,645 Educational Award (similar to a scholarship)
  • Application requires 2 letters of recommendation
  • Program is a full-time commitment, and runs from October 2014 until August 2015 (approx. 11 months)
Deadline to apply is July 20th, 2014!


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