Clear Away The Clutter

“Our thought life will be placed on a much higher plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong motives” ~Anon. So, are you telling me that when my mind is cluttered & I’m struggling to have a clear thought, or having a hard time sleeping at night because I can’t stop thinking… it’s because I have filled my mind with wrong motives? Yes… that is exactly what that says! Bills don’t keep us up at night… our fear of running out of money is what keeps us up. Relationship troubles don’t keep us up at night… the fear of being alone is what keeps us up. So our fear based motives are the real cause of the chaos in our heads. The goal for today: get rid of the fear… & quiet the mental noise! Have a great day everybody!

Do You?

“The right answers will come, if we want them” ~Anon. Do you want to be happy? Do you want to learn how to cope with loss? Do you want to be helpful & useful to others? Do you want to be surrounded by good people? Do you want to be at peace? There was a time in my life when I really didn’t want these things because I was afraid that if I didn’t have a bunch of problems, I might not get the attention I was so desperately seeking. There is a solution to ALL of our problems & when we want it, we WILL find it. The goal for today: solve some problems, stop being so needy & see how much better it feels to get positive attention from doing what’s right! Have a great day everybody!

Right Can’t Come From Wrong

My prayer life was a train-wreck for decades. And from that, I drew the conclusion that there either is no God… or there is One & He hates me. I never gave any thought to the idea that maybe what I was asking for was wrong… & that’s why I never got it. If my prayers came out of my mouth the way they were honestly taking place in my head, they would have sounded something like this: God let me hate people, but feel loved; let me be selfish, but get what “I” want & need; let me be dishonest, but still set free by the truth; let me make my decisions based on fear, but still end up with inner-peace & happiness. The goal for today: stop living wrong… & asking God to make it turn out right! Have a great day everybody!

I Have Found

I have found that the best way to overcome loneliness & sadness, is to give helpfulness & happiness to others. When I’m helping others & contributing happiness to their lives… I never feel sad or lonely. In fact, the unselfish concern for the welfare of others (altruism) can ONLY cause peace… there is no other possible outcome. The operative word in that definition is “unselfish”… & my selfishness was subtle… I couldn’t always see it. So the outcome is the proof of whether my “helpfulness” was selfish or not. The goal for today: know that Unselfishness can never feel bad & selfishness can never feel good… now go out there & do the Right one! Have a great day everybody!

For What?

Do you think the men & women of the U.S. military put their lives on the line for their government? Maybe they fight & die for the sake of political beliefs… maybe it’s for wealth & titles? Maybe they do it for their president? Or maybe it’s for something else. Maybe they fight for freedom. The freedom to live the way they believe is right… the freedom to worship as they see fit… the freedom to use the fruits of their labor in whatever way they believe to be best… & most importantly, to secure those same rights & freedoms for their children & grandchildren. The goal for today: honor the heroic men & women who laid down their lives for the rights & freedoms of all! Have a great day everybody! Happy Memorial Day!

How Do You Learn?

A friend recently told me a great story! He took up boxing as a hobby & recently got knocked out cold for the first time in his life. After the match, whilst reviewing the video footage of the fight, he could clearly see why he got knocked out. He let his guard down & left his chin exposed. Not only did his trainer teach him the importance of keeping his guard up at all times, but he said he even vaguely remembers hearing his trainer yelling “get your hands up” right before he got knocked out. So ask yourself this question: would you rather learn your life lessons through training… or by getting punched in the face? The goal for today: learn the easy way… or you will most certainly learn the hard way! Have a great day everybody!

Vent… Or Fix?

Venting about my problems might bring a momentary sense of relief, but never a permanent fix. When I thoroughly analyze my problems & see them for what they really are, I can take action to correct & maybe even permanently resolve the issue. I personally have never had a problem go away just because I talked about it. Furthermore… there is a right way & a wrong way to “talk” about it. If I’m just bitching about it, I will accomplish nothing; whereas, if I am discussing it with someone in an honest attempt to spot, admit & correct my own mistakes… then I can apply an actual working solution. The goal for today: don’t just vent… fix it! Have a great day everybody!

Stress… Or Serenity?

Your job can only stress you out if you let it. Your significant other can only stress you out if you let them. Traffic can only stress you out if you let it. Your bills can only stress you out if you let them. Stress is the ultimate destroyer of our spiritual, mental, emotional & physical health… & therefore, it needs to be properly addressed & dealt with. And by “properly addressed & dealt with” I mean understanding that stress comes from fear & then learning how to effectively rise above those fears to find peace… the opposite of stress. The goal for today: lose stress… & gain serenity! Have a great day everybody!

It’s The Only Way

Giving forgiveness, will get you forgiveness… but the motive must be Pure. Giving help, will help you… but the motive must be Pure. Giving Love, will make you feel loved… but the motive must be Pure. Giving respect, will get you respect… but the motive must be Pure. That all sounds wonderful, but most of us have tried it… & it didn’t seem to work. So to clear this up, I will say this… I should NEVER try to get these things from others, but if I give them out freely to others I will be able to forgive myself, help myself, Love myself & have some self-respect. The goal for today: give freely of yourself to others, simply because it is the Right thing to do & see how amazing you can feel about yourself… it’s the only way! Have a great day everybody!

Inside Job

If happiness is an inside job, then the same MUST be true of unhappiness. The whole world is blaming everyone else for their unhappiness when realistically… ALL of our emotions come from inside of us. No one can ever force another human being to feel a certain way, good, bad or otherwise, unless that individual allows them to do so. All emotion is choice! You may be unaware of the subconscious choice you’ve made, but I promise you… you made it. The goal for today: pay closer attention to what’s going on inside of you, reclaim control of your thoughts, feelings & actions… & refuse to experience anything other than happiness, peace & freedom! Have a great day everybody!