Reason

“All men are capable of reason” ~Joseph Campbell.

If we are all capable of reason, why aren’t we all using it?

I believe the answer is that we stopped practicing & teaching reason.

Reason is something that should be impressed upon us from birth to death… we can never be reminded of it too much… we should ALL be reminding each other of it constantly!

The goal for today, ask myself… & encourage others to ask themselves… “Is what I’m about to do sane, logical & moral?” BEFORE we act!

Have a great day everybody!

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Make No Mistake…

Don’t mistake kindness for weakness… just because I’m kind, doesn’t mean I’m a doormat.

Don’t mistake silence for ignorance… just because I haven’t said anything, doesn’t mean that I don’t ‘know’.

Don’t mistake a lack of visible emotion for uncaring… just because I don’t fall apart, doesn’t mean I don’t care.

The goal for today, stand my ground kindly… know the Truth humbly… care with stability!

Have a great day everybody!

Uncommon Sense

“Common sense would thus become uncommon sense” ~Anon.

Should I look out for #1… or give freely of myself to others?

Should I justify my anger… or try to love everyone?

Should I hide the truth… or will the Truth set me free?

Should I make decisions based on fear… or should I have pure motives?

My common thinking told me to be selfish, resentful, dishonest & afraid; uncommon thinking told me to be selfless, loving, honest & pure.

The goal for today, make the uncommon, common & be fully alive!

Have a great day everybody!

Simple

“Most good ideas are simple” ~Anon.

I shouldn’t be selfish & self-centered…

I shouldn’t harbor anger & resentment…

I shouldn’t lie to myself or others…

I shouldn’t make decisions based on fear.

If I can even come close to living up to this… then things will turn out just fine!

The goal for today, stop complicating life… know what’s right & put an honest effort into living it!

Have a great day everybody!

Young Mind

“The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” ~Unknown.

What this means to me is that I should never think that ‘I paid my dues’… ‘I did my time’… ‘my work is done here’.

Once I start thinking like an old person… I start acting like an old person & then I start feeling like an old person.

The goal for today, think young… don’t lose my zest for life… enjoy the fact that there is always more that can be accomplished!

Have a great day everybody!

A Full & Prosperous Life

“We deem life empty and unprofitable, but only when the soul goes wandering in desolate places, and the heart is drunken with overmindfulness of self” ~Khalil Gibran.

If life is only ’empty & unprofitable’ when my own selfishness puts me in a state of depression… then that must mean that life will be full & prosperous when my selflessness brings about happiness!

The goal for today, help somebody… because unselfishness is the key to overcoming misery!

Have a great day everybody!

It’s Easier To ‘Be’… Than To ‘Pretend’ To Be

If I take the time to know what I’m talking about… I won’t have to pretend to be smart.

If I practice facing my problems… I won’t have to pretend to be strong.

If I give freely of myself to others… I won’t have to pretend to be happy.

If I tell the truth… I won’t have to pretend to be honest.

It is actually much easier to be smart, strong, happy & honest than it is to pretend that I am!

The goal for today, be the person that I would like to be viewed as!

Have a great day everybody!