Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Secret of Personal Magnetism

An excerpt from Owen Waters' NEW BOOK ~ "Love, Light, Laughter: The New Spirituality"

"When people open their hearts to unselfish, unconditional love, a whole new world of possibilities opens. Rather than spending effort avoiding the selfishness of others, they spend time making sure that the way they choose to serve society is done in the best way possible. When people can trust others to treat each other with love and respect rather than as competitors, then everyone gains.

As heart-centered awareness grows and blooms within society, people’s primary focus will shift away from service to self and towards service to others. When it does, the world will transform out of all recognition.

But you don’t have to wait for all of society to catch up. In both your personal and professional dealings with people, you have a reputation, and it is fed by word-of-mouth recommendation. Build your reputation as someone who tends to give more than is expected of them, and you will find yourself becoming increasingly popular in both your business and personal lives. People respond to heartfelt action and, as they say, what goes around comes around.

Action and reaction are opposite and equal in all types of thought and action. Your heartfelt action, by automatic reaction, will create a heartfelt reality among you and the people who are attracted to your energy. When you operate mainly out of a heart-centered frequency, you will notice that people are attracted to you in all aspects of your life. Friends, lovers, professional associates; everyone will be attracted to your magnetic personality.

Personal magnetism has been one of the great mysteries of life simply because, in the past, so few people have operated from that heart-centered frequency of awareness on a routine basis. However, it’s really no secret. It’s just one of those common-sense facts of life.

The secret of personal magnetism is that the more you unconditionally love people, the more they love you.

You don’t have to make a big deal out of it. You don’t have to stand there like some transmitter beacon, radiating huge amounts of heart energy. Top stage performers do, but you don’t. You can be very quiet about it and everyone will be quietly drawn to you. Everyone of a similar nature, that is. Everyone who appreciates kindness and a truly warm, genuine smile.
In other words, you’ll attract the very best of friends.

There’s nothing more attractive than a warm smile from a person who quietly radiates a sense of unconditional love for themselves and all others."

This was an excerpt from "Love, Light, Laughter: The New Spirituality" by Owen Waters, which is available exclusively at

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Support Haiti Earthquake Response

Your gift to Doctors Without Borders will support emergency medical care for the men, women, and children affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Please give as generously as you can. Haiti Earthquake Response will help save lives. Read more about Doctors Without Borders here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Photographing At The Zoo

I just found a helpful article on Nikon's "Learn & Explore" section by Julie Larsen Maher. See great shots and learn many tips for making the most of your visit to the zoo from this accomplished animal photographer.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Freelance Illustration Spots

I had some good fortune on New Years Day. That's when I learned that the deal was sealed on a freelance illustration project with German / Australian award winning web designer, Kai Brach of I finished them yesterday and will shoot them in high resolution today. I am happy with the job and really anxious to see the finished results when Kai puts my paintings together with his fantastic sense of design on his impressive website! I'll post a link to the page when Kai launches it.

Monday, January 4, 2010


"The artist may never feel the urge to grip a camera, but the photograph - black and white, sepia-tinted, in blazing color - is part of her secret cache of loved things." ~ Eric Maisel

"A photograph is a secret about a secret." ~ Diane Arbus

"Sometimes I get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter." ~ Ansel Adams

~ These quotations on photography are from "Affirmations For Artists"