What makes more sense: to try to force the world to treat the individual the way they want to be treated… or to teach the individual how to properly react to a world gone wrong? The first option simply isn’t going to ever happen, which makes door #2 the only realistic option… so let’s get to work on that. I try to teach people Right reaction through examples like this: if someone calls me an asshole… I have 3 choices. 1) Believe them, feel hurt & change nothing. 2) Don’t believe them, let it roll off my back & pray for them. 3) Believe them, be grateful they told me the Truth & fix it. The goal for today: learn how to not let the world outside of you control the feelings inside of you! Have a great day everybody!
An extrovert with low self-esteem usually becomes a bully. An introvert with low self-esteem usually becomes a victim. An educated person with low self-esteem usually becomes a know-it-all. An uneducated person with low self-esteem usually becomes a blind follower… they will follow anybody but themselves. Any of these people with an appropriate level of self-esteem are usually pretty even keeled & act the way we are all supposed to. So how do we instill self-esteem in people? If you tell a person with low self-esteem they are better than they think, they won’t believe you because self-esteem must come from “self”. The goal for today: help people find their own sense of strength and intelligence… because what they believe in their own heart and mind is the only thing that really matters! Have a great day everybody!
I frequently hear people talk about “coping skills”… but what does that really mean? Is throwing all the troublesome people out of my life, coping… or avoiding? Is not getting in a relationship to keep from getting hurt, coping… or avoiding? Is not going to a place where alcohol is served, coping… or avoiding? It seems to me like we are practicing a lot of fear based avoidance & calling it “coping”. If I really want to learn some coping skills, I’m going to have to start learning how to stand toe to toe with my problems & practice dealing with them… rather than just avoiding them. The goal for today: deal with your problems & feel the pull of genuine peace & freedom! Have a great day everybody!
If there is a God, would He want me to do the Right thing, for the Right reason… or make all of my decisions based on fear? If there is a God, would He want me to seek, find & follow the Truth… or continue to lie to myself & others? If there is a God, would He want me to give freely of myself to others… or hoard all of the glorious gifts He’s given me to myself? If there is a God, would He want me to Love everyone unconditionally… or resent everyone because they won’t do what I want them to do? Sometimes we get so hyper-focused on the unimportant details about God that we forget about the fundamentals… the things that really matter. The goal for today: Love… Purely, Honestly, Unselfishly and Unconditionally! Have a great day everybody!
“The right way is always the easiest way” ~Emmet Fox. For some strange reason we have convinced ourselves & others that living right is extremely difficult… but it’s not. Living wrong & trying to get the right results is what makes life difficult. For example: what’s easier: Making up 10 more lies to cover up the first one… or telling the truth? Scrambling around to find someone to take care of me… or getting a job? Pretending to be a good person to bolster my reputation… or actually being a good person & letting my reputation take care of itself? The goal for today: live Right & see how much easier life can be! Have a great day everybody!
“We are all one” or “We are all different.” Pick one… because you can’t really believe both. The word “indirect” means not direct; the word “incomplete” means not complete; and the word “individual” means NOT divided… but we have altered this words meaning through our lack of understanding. Not only are we not all different… we are almost pathetically stereotypical. I don’t mean this in a rude or hurtful manner… this is actually great news! Give me 10 minutes with any human being on earth & I can pinpoint the source of their unhappiness & offer a guaranteed solution… that’s the value of understanding that we aren’t all different. The goal for today: know that you are not alone & that we are all in this together… because we are all very literally the same being! Have a great day everybody!
There is a Universal Truth in this world, but we get so wrapped up in our own little worlds that it’s hard to see it sometimes. The difference between honesty & Truth is that honesty is what I, as an individual, believe to be true. The Truth, on the other hand, is true whether I believe it or not. We need to head back in the direction of “The Truth”… rather than follow this “My Truth” idea into deeper trouble. The Truth: anything built on fear will collapse; dishonesty within us destroys The Truth; selfishness has turned us all against each other; and resentment is like a wrecking ball to the human race. The goal for today: there is only One Truth… let’s try to live by it: Purity, Honesty, Unselfishness & Love! Have a great day everybody!