: to hold onto and move (someone or something) in a particular direction and especially toward yourself
: to remove (something) by gripping it and using force
: to cause (something you are holding or something is attached to you) to move with you as you go in a particular direction

Source: www.merriam-webster.com


Pull (v.): c. 1300, “to move forcibly by pulling, to drag,” from Old English pullianto pluck off (wool), to draw out,” of unknown origin, perhaps related to Low German pulenremove the shell or husk,” Frisian pûljeto shell, husk,” Middle Dutch polento peel, strip,” Icelandic pulawork hard.”

Early 14 century, the word meant “to pick, pull off, gather” (fruit, flowers, berries, leaves, petals, etc.); and during the mid-14 century it was “to uproot, pull up” (of teeth, weeds, etc.).  The sense of “to draw, attract” (to oneself) and sense of “to pluck at with the fingers” is from c. 1400.  The meaning to “tear to pieces” is mid-15th century.  By late 16th century pull had replaced draw in these senses.

Source: www.etymonline.com


“Be wary of those with overpowering presence. It is usually a one-way street taking away your freedom of choice. Gravity is compelling particularly when it is a Black Hole.”

R.N. Prasher (author of The Last Pass and Unmasking America)

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“It’s hard for the same people who put you in the ditch to pull you out of it.”

Greg Brenneman (b. 1961, Chairman of CCMP Capital, a private equity firm; formerly the Chairman, CEO, President, and/or CCOO of Quiznos Sub, Burger King, PwC Consulting and Continental Airlines)

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“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”

Rumi (Sufi mystic, poet, Islamic scholar, known in Persia as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī and in the West simply as Rumi, was born in the 13th century in Vakhsh, a small village in what is now Tajikistan, a Central Asian country bordering Afghanistan. His life covers 2,400 miles, traveling his birth place to Uzbekistan, to Iran, Syria and finally to Konya, Turkey, where he spent last 50 years of his life.)

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Pull the string and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969, five-star general of the U.S. Army during World War II and served as Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. As the 34th President from 1953-1961, he obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his two terms to ease the tensions of the Cold War.)

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“The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician’s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.”

Norman Cousins (1915-1990, American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate)

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“My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American politician, diplomat, and activist, longest-serving First Lady of the U.S.)

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“Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, 17th President of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865; issued the Emancipation Proclamation the declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.)

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“My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Working and focusing on an activity that brings one joy has the capacity to pull a bounty of the torrential rains, drowning out one’s self-central thoughts and worries, especially when those tasks are service-driven and creative-focused.

At the far end of the spectrum, an activity that is primarily about being busy and filling in time can have the opposite effect.   Such actions can shift to feel pointless, laborious, and bored.

There must be some value in the work itself, even if the activity is for the sake of pure joy or play.

Actually, one knows one is on the right path to one’s vocation and perhaps life mission when one is filled with anticipation and forgets linear time in the doing of the work.

When one is truly immersed in the rich act of creation, a task ceases to become a job, but a dance and form of art.  Instantaneously, one is connected in and steps through a veil to the imaginal Stream of Infinite Source Energy.  There is no such thing as the impossible.  Formulations of creativity and inspiration are pulled from pure love and devotion to one’s focus.

My friends, with wonder and curiosity, keep pulling out an infinite array of blissful potentialities.   Refuse to push against the status quo conditions.  Give no energy and allow them to float away.  But instead pull patiently from the bounty of one’s cosmic God-given inheritance.

Faithfully Yours, Tonya



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