All My Problems?

“Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems” ~Anon. Do you have a problem? You can be guaranteed there is a spiritual principle that will solve it! What the hell is a spiritual principle you ask? A spiritual principle is an infallible, unbreakable Law of Life; & if it doesn’t solve your problem, it’s because you didn’t properly apply it. Example: it’s impossible to be angry without first being selfish, dishonest & afraid. So, if you don’t want to be angry you MUST stop being selfish, tell yourself the Truth… & overcome your fear. The goal for today: practice spiritual principles… solve all your problems! Have a great day everybody!

There Is Only One

There is only one problem. There is only one solution. There is only one God. There is only one Right way. There is only One! I thought we had many different problems, but as I addressed them all individually, I realized that they all boiled down to one… the fear of being alone. I thought there were multiple solutions, but there’s only one… a genuine concern for the welfare of others. God is a bit tricky; we have many different conceptions, but only one God… Love. There are many different ways of life, but only one Right way to live… altruism. The goal for today: analyze the many, but get to the One… Pure Love! Have a great day everybody!

Love… Or Loan?

I believe that every single one of us has a responsibility to GIVE love out freely to others. And by “freely” I mean even if we don’t get any in return from them. The biggest mistake I EVER made was that I was giving love (or at least what I called love) demanding it in return from the person I was giving it to. Trying to live like that destroyed me spiritually, mentally, emotionally & physically. There is a word in the dictionary that means when I give to you, you will give me something in return, but that word is “loan”… not love. The goal for today: I will no longer try to get love from people; I will get it from God & give it freely out to people, knowing that God will replenish my supply… that’s real love! Have a great day everybody!

Don’t “look out for #1”… Look Out For Everyone

“A man cannot help himself, except by helping others” ~Anon. Modern day society has a tendency to encourage selfishness; it suggests we look out for #1… grab for everything you can get ‘cause you only live once… only love those who treat you right… etc… etc… me… me… me. It’s Memorial Day & I thank God for the brave souls that made the ultimate sacrifice & laid down their lives for ALL of us. I will personally guarantee you that they were not “looking out for #1”… they were looking out for everyone. The goal for today: honor their sacrifice with a small sacrifice of your own & help someone in any way you can… because that’s what life is really about! Have a great day everybody!Happy Memorial Day!

Love It… Or Hate It?

“It is a spiritual axiom that any time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something the matter with us” ~Anon. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this quote. At first it usually pisses me off because when I’m disturbed, I don’t want to hear the truth. It forces me to take responsibility for my own thoughts, feelings & actions… even when it “seems” like I have a justifiable excuse to blame others. But after I’m done being pissed off & I admit that it’s me, not them… I am relieved, sanity returns & my disturbance magically vanishes. The goal for today: know that personal responsibility, leads to personal freedom… & set yourself free! Have a great day everybody!

Who Would You Rather Be?

Do you have problems that no one else could possibly understand? Are you in competition with people to prove that your problems are worse than theirs? Are there times you go looking for Problems because not having one is uncomfortable? That’s how I felt for years! The real problem was that I had a fear of being alone, so I used my problems to get attention. If I had a problem, you might come console me; if I didn’t… you might not & I might end up alone. Everyone has problems… it’s not just you! More importantly… I’ve learned that finding solutions & helping others solve their problems is a much better way to avoid being alone & it actually feels good. The goal for today: know that being the helpee will temporarily ease your fear; but being the helper will guarantee that you never feel alone again! Have a great day everybody!

Four

There are 4 aspects to everything we do: spiritual, mental, emotional & physical. Sometimes I get so physically busy that I tend to neglect the others. Sometimes I’m emotionally distraught and it seems impossible to function or even think straight. Sometimes my mind torments me and I wish I could just turn my brain off. And all of these negative things happen when I fail to understand and put into practice the spiritual aspect of life. The goal for today: ask God (spiritual) to direct my thinking (mental), & when He directs it to helping others, I should get excited about the idea (emotional)… then I can function effectively & efficiently (physical). Have a great day everybody!

The Science of Fear

“You’re not afraid because you’re alone… you’re alone because you’re afraid” ~me. I have learned that there is a definite science to fear. When I allow fear to linger around in my life, it begins to cause the very things that I’m afraid of to happen. For example: my fear of being alone caused me to act in a manner that was driving people out of my life. It would make me paranoid, defensive & possessive; it caused tension that would ultimately destroy my human relations & sure enough… I would end up alone. The goal for today: address my fears… because when I’m not afraid, I treat people right, and they want to be around me! Have a great day everybody!

Don’t Fear The Truth

What’s more important, convincing people that you’re ok… or actually being ok? I never really knew just how much I feared public opinion. I was afraid to admit my mistakes… I was afraid to say “I don’t know”… I was afraid to show any signs of weakness because I was afraid that if you found out the truth about me, you wouldn’t want to be around me. But in reality, who would you rather be around… a know it all that never makes mistakes; or someone with enough humility to admit they aren’t perfect? The goal for today: know that the Truth will set us free… even when the truth is that we’re screw ups! Have a great day everybody!

Get Truly Inspired

Reading can be a great source of inspiration & we should all do it, but I’ve found that acting on what I read is even more inspiring. If I read something that suggests that we should all love each other & then I spend the bulk of my day getting annoyed by everyone instead… that inspirational feeling goes away pretty quickly. Acting on what we read is also a great way to find out for certain if the information is accurate. If I act on what I read & it doesn’t lead to happiness… it’s probably bogus inspiration & should be disregarded. The goal for today: don’t stop at temporary inspiration, take action & get truly inspired! Have a great day everybody!