Of Ourselves

“We took a searching & fearless moral inventory of ourselves” ~Anon.

I’ve been practicing this for quite some time now… & it has literally taught me how to live.

Here is what I found: Fear is the underlying cause of all of our problems… internal dishonesty is one of our most destructive habits… selfishness is the best way to end up alone… & justified anger is a bunch of bullshit!

The goal for today: Pure motives, Honest thoughts, Selfless acts & a Loving heart… that’s the key to Happiness!

Have a great day everybody!

Turn Out Fear

“Fear is a bluffer” -Unknown.

I had to take off work yesterday, which is always uncomfortable for me.

My girlfriend had surgery which is always a bit nerve racking.

I got pulled over on my way there & that’s always a little scary.

And then I got to meet her parents for the first time in the waiting room.

Fear could have destroyed the entire day, but I stayed vigilant & turned it out.

As a result, I had no trouble getting the day off… the surgery went beautifully… I received money yesterday that covered the ticket… & I got along famously with the family.

The goal for today: turn out fear!

Have a great day everybody!

Motives

Motives mean everything!

The motives behind our actions are what make them Right or wrong.

Example: I had a friend jokingly ask “Can I ask God to let me win the lottery if I give the money to a charity?”… & I said “No, but you can ask God to let the charity win the lottery.”

Hiding a selfish motive underneath a good one is dishonest & deceitful… & therefore, can never bring the desired result.

The goal for today: help someone for one reason & one reason only… because it’s the Right thing to do!

Have a great day everybody!

Can You Help?

I always suggest to people that helping others is the most vital part of solving their own problems & people frequently say “How can I help people… I have nothing to offer.”

Well, that’s just not true!

Every single one of us have the tools required to help others.

Here is a list of how we can help each other: Listen, care, love, lend a hand, hold a door, share a kind word, be there, share, teach (when possible).

We need to live, love, laugh, learn & grow together… that’s how we help each other!

The goal for today: help someone!

Have a great day everybody!

Feel

“We think too much & feel too little” ~https://youtu.be/uAd1WJ9gXo0.

There are four sides to human nature… spiritual, mental, emotional & physical.

When we intellectualize everything & ignore our hearts… things tend to go terribly wrong.

For example: if I’m with a girl because she has all of the attributes on my checklist… I’m trying to intellectualize love & that’s simply not possible.

Love must be felt… not arranged in our minds.

The goal for today: think with your mind, but know with your heart… because Life & Love require feeling!

Have a great day everybody!

Past

“We don’t regret the past, nor wish to shut the door on it” ~Anon.

My past should not dictate my thoughts, feelings & actions here & now.

I have made many mistakes, but regret doesn’t fix them… & neither does burying them.

When bad memories come to mind, whether it’s something I did, or something done to me… I have to deal with it the Right way.

The goal for today: learn from my mistakes & forgive you for yours… because present negativity, over past misdeeds, robs us of our God given right to happiness, peace & freedom!

Have a great day everybody!

Heaven… Hell… & Purgatory

Heaven, hell & purgatory are states of mind, that we live in every day of our lives.

Hell is when I live in despair, drowning in my problems.

Heaven is when I live basking in the sunlight of the solution.

Purgatory is a state of limbo that we temporarily reside in while choosing Heaven or hell.

I can go back to the problem because it seems more comfortable & less scary.

Or I can press through the fear, moving onward & upward to the sometimes scary unknown… having full faith that it will lead to something better.

The goal for today: Heaven!

Have a great day everybody!