Indecision

Fear causes indecision; it clouds our judgement & impedes our vision of the Truth. For a while I felt like I was living in a constant, chronic state of indecision. I never knew what the Right thing to do was… & when I got like that, I would kinda shut down & then end up doing nothing, because I couldn’t make a decision. Now when I’m not sure what to do in a given situation, I first try to spot, admit & correct the fear that is keeping me from seeing things clearly; and once that fear is gone, like magic the Right decision comes clearly into view. The goal for today: instead of saying “I don’t know what to do”… I will say “What am I afraid of” & watch as stressful indecisions begin to fade away! Have a great day everybody!

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Cool?

A couple of months ago someone said to me… “You are the coolest nerd I’ve ever met” & they said it based on the fact that I don’t party (drink/drug) anymore. My response was… “Yeah, about 15 years ago I decided that dying wasn’t cool anymore.” Now, I don’t know if they intended it to be taken as a compliment… but I certainly took it as one. Now do you know what I think is cool? Helping people, living right & feeling good about myself… mentally, emotionally & physically. The goal for today: ask myself what I would rather be respected for: alcohol/drug induced insanity… or for being a genuinely decent human being! Have a great day everybody!

Fake… Or Real?

What’s more important: arrogance (fake confidence)… or actual self-esteem? What’s more important: appearing to be calm… or actual inner peace? What’s more important: physical appearance… or true inner beauty? What’s more important: convincing others that you’re happy… or actually being happy? We have a tendency to lie to ourselves about the false value of outer appearances. We pretend that our lives are wonderful whilst we are dying on the inside. I for one am done pretending… what you see, is what you get. The goal for today: just be a good person… because what the world sees on the outside is not nearly as important as what the heart knows on the inside! Have a great day everybody!

What Do You Practice?

Anything we practice we get good at. Unfortunately this holds true for good & bad habits. I practiced selfishness for about 20 years & I got really good at it. I practiced making decisions based on fear for years & I got good at that too. I got so good at dishonesty through practice that I began to believe my own lies. I also mastered the art of resentment by habitually practicing it. Now I am putting a concerted effort into practicing more Purity, Honesty, Unselfishness & Love instead. It’s still a major work in progress… but I know the more I practice it, the better it will get. The goal for today: practicing positives will eliminate our chronic negativity! Have a great day everybody!

Trust Yourself

“As soon as you trust yourself you will know how to live” ~Goethe. Oh the countless hours I have wasted trusting others; I trusted their honesty, their knowledge, their judgement, their beliefs & worst of all, their opinions. I had no faith in my own ability to think, so I let everyone else think for me… & then I wondered why my life was a mess. Don’t get me wrong, I still seek advice & suggestions… but I have learned how to differentiate the true from the false & now I can follow my heart, rather than others potentially terrible advice. The goal for today: learn how to think for yourself… for that is the only Right way to live! Have a great day everybody!

You Can…

You can think about whatever you want to right now. You can feel however you want to right now. You can act however you want to right now. When we say things like “I wish I could turn my brain off”… it’s because we don’t believe we can control our own minds. When we say “You have to tell them how you feel”… it’s because we think “they” are controlling our feelings. When we say things like “I was hanging around with the wrong crowd”… it’s because we believe that the crowd is controlling our actions. Of course none of these things are true! We are always in control of our own thoughts, feelings & actions & the sooner we admit that to ourselves… the sooner we reclaim control of our own lives. The goal for today: take responsibility… & then take control! Have a great day everybody!

Alive… Or Living?

There is a big difference between just being alive… & actually living life. I want to think, feel & act… I want to live, breathe & give Love… I want to see the sky, enjoy a breeze & feel the sunlight on my face… I want to help people & teach people, so we can all experience life… I want to make the world a better place! If all you want out of life is to not be dead… then you are dead already. If just waking up on the right side of the dirt today is good enough for you, then you’ve missed the whole point of life. The goal for today: smile until it hurts, laugh until you cry, give more than you take, Love with all of your heart… then you can claim that you’ve lived! Have a great day everybody!