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!

Perception

Perception is everything! It isn’t your job that’s stressing you out… it’s your perception. It isn’t your relationship that has you out of sorts… it’s your perception of it. It isn’t other people’s actions that upset you… it’s your perception of those actions. Work is always busy, but it is the mental attitude I take toward it that dictates my stress levels… & the same holds true with our relationships & our dealings with all people & the world we live in. When I’m in the right frame of mind, the things that usually bother me don’t anymore. The goal for today: know that it is the attitude you take toward a situation, not the situation itself, that causes stress; so take the mental path to peace! Have a great day everybody!

Worth Its Weight…

Actions speak louder than words! Don’t just say you have gratitude… prove through your actions that you’re grateful. Don’t just say thank you… prove through your actions that you’re thankful. Don’t just say I appreciate you… prove through your actions that you’re appreciative. Don’t just say I’m sorry… prove through your actions that you’re truly sorry. And most importantly, don’t just say I love you… prove through your actions that you love someone. The goal for today: know that talk is cheap… but action is worth its weight in gold! Have a great day everybody!

First?

What comes first… the emotional or the physical? If I can answer this question for myself, I can get off the emotional rollercoaster of life… & avoid feeling so physically drained & exhausted all the time. I recently got upset with someone & the more I thought about the upset, the more I physically felt bad. I was tired, had a headache & lacked efficiency & functionality. So my emotional upset caused a physical upset. Why is it important to understand that? Because that means an ibuprofen & a nap won’t fix it… the headache & exhaustion will keep coming back until I properly deal with the emotional upset. The goal for today: let God direct my thinking & when He directs it to helping others & I attach a positive emotion to that thought… I will feel physically alive! Have a great day everybody!

Afraid

Why are some people arrogant & others have such low self-esteem? The arrogant are afraid, but trying desperately to hide it… whilst the others are afraid, but unable to hide it. Arrogance is a false front that we hide our fear behind, because we think we will end up alone if people view us as weak or afraid. Low self-esteem is also a case of fear of being alone… where we use self-pity to lure people into our lives. I know this because I have tried both methods, in a desperate attempt to not end up alone in this life. The goal for today: if we don’t want to end up alone, we need to know that no one is better (arrogant) or worse (low self-esteem) than anyone else; then we can all be in this beautiful life together! Have a great day everybody!