Responsibility… Truth… Control…

Why don’t you want to know the truth? Why don’t you want to be in control of your own thoughts, feelings & actions? Why don’t you want to take responsibility for your own health, wealth & happiness? These are great questions & most of my life, the honest answer to these questions would be… because I’m unwilling to work that hard. In my mind it was easier to believe that my problems were someone else’s fault… my life was in someone else’s hands… & that the truth couldn’t be known. Ahhhh… now I can just kick back, do nothing & complain that other people are ruining my life. Living like that sucked, so I decided to do the opposite… & sure enough it worked. The goal for today: take responsibility… know the truth… & reclaim control of your own life! Have a great day everybody!

Everything

I once read “Either God is everything, or else He is nothing… what was our choice to be?” Then someone said… “It says God is everything… that means He can be this table, that chair, or a doorknob.” It sounds kinda silly to me, to pray to a doorknob, but hey… to each his own. I prefer to believe that they had a different idea in mind when they wrote that. For example: when someone says “My kids mean everything to me”… do they mean that their kids are doorknobs? Or are they really just saying that their kids are really important to them? The goal for today: make God a very important part of everything that we do today! Have a great day everybody!

Hard… Or Easy?

When it came time to make some major changes in my life, someone said… “No one said it would be easy, but they said it would be worth it.” I remember thinking that life was already pretty damn hard, so I wasn’t too excited about it getting even harder… even if it was worth it. Then I read this… “The right way is always the easiest way” ~Emmet Fox… & that made a hell of a lot more sense to me. The only thing that was hard about solving my problems, was breaking some old bad habits. The goal for today: know that living right isn’t hard… living wrong while trying to get the right results is what makes life so hard! Have a great day everybody!

Who Is In Control?

“You do know that you can think about whatever you want… right?” ~Eric Burnett. This was one of the simplest… yet most profound realizations that I’ve ever had. I was in my early 30’s, my life was falling apart & I couldn’t get my mind right. My thoughts were all negative, with little or no clarity & my brain was tormenting me most of the time… especially when I was trying to sleep. But once I understood that my thoughts weren’t happening to me, I began to “choose” different thoughts & then, of course, I started getting different results. The goal for today: choose positive thoughts & get positive results… guaranteed! Have a great day everybody!

Too Far…

Caring is a wonderful thing… we should ALL care about each other; but care + fear = worry… & worry is destructive. Compassion is an important virtue… we should ALL help each other; but compassion + fear = enabling… & enabling is destructive. Humility is a powerful force… we should ALL admit our mistakes; but humility + fear = remorse… & remorse is destructive. Once we allow these wonderful assets to go to unhealthy extremes, they tend to become our greatest liabilities. The goal for today: don’t let all your best qualities become your most destructive habits! Have a great day everybody!

The Subtle Foe

Selfishness can be a very subtle foe! When I’m acting like a spoiled child, who won’t share his toys… my selfishness is obvious; but what about when I hide my selfishness just beneath the surface of a kind act… would you still be able to spot it? Why did I really remember an anniversary or a birthday? Why did I really send a card or those flowers? Can I honestly & genuinely say that my kind act was an attempt to contribute to your happiness alone… or was I really just trying to “score points” for the sake of getting what I want? This subtle form of selfishness has been chipping away at the moral foundation of humanity for quite some time now… maybe it’s time to reel it in. The goal for today: make sure your kindness is pure & genuine! Have a great day everybody!

The Cycle Of Trouble

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times… all human problems start with fear. That fear leads to internal dishonesty, the internal dishonesty leads to selfishness & self-centeredness, and selfishness & self-centeredness leads to anger & resentment. When I’m afraid, I lie to myself… those lies make me want to take from the world, rather than give to it… & persistent selfishness causes a chronic negative feeling, which is the actual definition of resentment. The goal for today: just for one day try our best to live the Right way… by Pure motives instead of fear based motives; with Honesty instead sugarcoated lies; by giving freely of ourselves instead of taking & calling it “good selfishness”; by giving Love instead of always being angry! Have a great day everybody!