Do you REALLY want to know the Truth? I didn’t. I ran from it for years, trying desperately to escape the idea that I was responsible for all of my problems & that changing myself was the only real solution. I got comfortable with blaming others, blaming genetics, blaming the president… even blaming God if need be. I was hell bent on proving that my misery was outside of my control & there was nothing I could do about it. Now I can see that that was all a lie. The goal for today: know that the Truth is that every one of us is free to be exactly as happy, or miserable as we choose to be! Have a great day everybody!
Life is not the mystery we’ve made it out to be; it is not some sort of unsolvable riddle; and most importantly… we are not just along for the ride. Life is simple & straightforward; full of facts & realities; and we most certainly hold our destiny in our own hands. Most of what I see & hear from people is the false belief that life is happening to us; but the Truth is that we mold our own destiny by our thinking. If I think about fear, dishonesty, selfishness & resentment… life turns negative. If I think about Purity, Honesty, Unselfishness & Love… life turns positive. The goal for today: don’t confuse the hell out of life… just do what I know in my heart is Right! Have a great day everybody!
“If I love you, what business is it of yours” ~Goethe. One of my favorite quotes! Properly understood, this means that I should not waste time worrying about whether or not people love me… I should stay focused on making sure that I am giving love out freely to others. The great paradox of love is that it always makes the giver feel better than the recipient. But when we forget that fact & complain that we aren’t “getting” enough love from others, we shut ourselves off from the wonderful feelings of love, because the one & only way to truly feel love, is to give it. The goal for today: don’t waste time monitoring the rest of the worlds actions… just make sure you’re doing what’s Right! Have a great day everybody!
I always talk about “giving” & yes, there is a Right way & a wrong way to give. The motive behind my giving dictates whether it is Right or wrong… & it dictates the outcome. If I give freely of myself, expecting nothing in return, with no fear or selfishness… I am guaranteed to get the Right outcome. But when I give with a selfish or fear based motive… things turn out bad. When I give selfishly (expecting praise)… my kindness goes unappreciated & I feel hurt. When I give fearfully… I get taken for granted, taken advantage of, I give too much & enable people, rather than help them. The goal for today: learn how to “give” properly… but ALWAYS give! Have a great day everybody!
What do you think about more: giving love, or getting love… giving friendship, or getting friendship… giving respect, or getting respect? If your true answer is “getting”… then we just found the source of your misery & depression. If your true answer is giving… then we just found the source of your peace & happiness. We all flip flop back & forth between the two, but when “giving” becomes the more predominant thought… happiness becomes the more predominant emotion. The goal for today: stay focused on giving… & stay happy! Have a great day everybody!
Someone asked me why their life was getting harder now that they were trying to live Right. When we are living wrong, we can’t face our problems, so they piled up on us; but when we are trying to live Right, we are more prepared to face them & handle them. So if you are trying to put your life back together & it seems to be getting harder instead of easier… hang in there, it’s just a phase of your development & if you stay the course, you will win out & it will get easier. The goal for today: keep going, because in the eye of the storm lies perfect peace! Have a great day everybody!
I once read “If we were to live, we had to be free of anger.” At first I thought this was an incredibly unrealistic goal… but now I get it. They weren’t really saying that I would never again experience anger, but that I would be able to get free of it when it does creep into my life. Today I know the truth about my anger (that it comes from my fear… not the actions of others)… & as a result, it can no longer control me… I’m free. The goal for today: know the truth… address the fear… eliminate anger… & be free! Have a great day everybody!
There is a guaranteed solution to every problem, and as long as we are willing to go to any lengths… we will find it. The amazing (yet sometimes annoying) fact of life, is that we all have the same problem… & therefore, we all have the same solution. If you have a problem… you’re afraid; and the only solution to fear is Purity, which means I should give Love out freely to others, simply because it’s the Right thing to do… knowing that nothing feels better. The goal for today: become willing to apply the ONLY solution… Unconditional Love! Have a great day everybody!
“Let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing” ~Kahlil Gibran. This beautiful statement is a reminder of the importance of using our reason & passion together in order to bring harmony into our lives. If I’m in a state of discord or discontent it is because I am only using one of these two wonderful gifts & I end up working really hard, but getting nowhere. The goal for today: use my head (reason) & my heart (passion) together, so I can give Love intelligently… & experience some true Harmony & Happiness! Have a great day everybody!
Every single one of us has the Power (deep down inside of ourselves) to bring Happiness, Peace & Freedom into our daily lives. No one is “incapable” of Happiness; it’s a birthright that nothing & no one can take from us… unless we let them. It’s not too good to be true… it’s not easier said than done… it’s not 5 years down the road. It’s real… it’s simple… & it is readily available to anyone & everyone willing to give freely of themselves to others. The goal for today: Happiness, Peace & Freedom… via genuine selflessness! Have a great day everybody!