When I’m helping people I don’t feel like it’s my job to tell them what they should or should not do; it’s my job to tell them the Truth and teach them how to make decisions for themselves. It’s a bad idea to let someone else run our lives because it keeps us from learning how to take care of ourselves. However, there is nothing wrong with seeking some counsel that encourages us to consult our own conscience. This I can say for certain: fear based motives, internal dishonesty, selfishness and resentment… lead to bad end results. So measure your decisions against those things and let your heart lead you the opposite way. The goal for today: don’t just follow words, follow your own heart! Have a great day everybody!
Faith is a funny thing. It is easy to talk about… it’s easy to share cute memes about it… but how we react, at the point of impact, to the more troublesome moments in life, is the true measure of where we really stand in regards to our faith. I do not believe that the story of Job in the Bible was written to teach us that God does horrible things to us to test our faith; I believe the point of that story is to remind us that it’s easy to have faith when everything is going our way… and that it’s a bit harder, yet infinitely more important to continue to have faith when the shit hits the fan. Real faith will always stand firm in the face of adversity. The goal for today: Faith! Have a great day everybody!
Sometimes people suck… but we should still do the Right thing. Sometimes work sucks… but we should still do the Right thing. Sometimes politics suck… but we should still do the Right thing. Sometimes life sucks… but we should still do the Right thing. Sometimes the world sucks… but we should still do the Right thing. Please don’t use the wrong doings of others to justify doing the wrong thing yourself. What is the Right thing you ask? Purify you’re motives… tell yourself the Truth… give freely of yourself to all living things… & Love unconditionally! The goal for today: do the Right thing! Have a great day everybody!
Dr. Robert Smith once defined God as the innate ability to know right from wrong. In other words… we all entered into life with a conscience. We can feel the difference in our heart and there has never been a soul created without that ability. Some people ignore it, some self medicate it away, some get crushed beneath it, but it exists deep down inside of each and every one of us… and if we actually abide by it, it never fails to produce the right results. I spent nearly two decades trying to cheat the system and wrestle happiness out of doing the wrong thing… and it didn’t work. The goal for today: know that if we want to be happy… we MUST do what we know in our heart is right! Have a great day everybody!
It wasn’t until I took responsibility for my own misery that I was finally able to fix it. Blaming everyone else for my unhappiness made it impossible to fix; in fact… it was continuously compounding my problems. Now I’m not saying that no one ever wronged me, because they did… what I’m saying is that my reaction to the wrong doings of others is my choice, and that choice is actually the deciding factor in whether I end up happy or unhappy. It is important to fully understand that sad, angry, lonely, depressed, or any other negative emotion, is a subconscious choice that can be changed at any given moment. The goal for today: take responsibility… make your choice… and be happy! Have a great day everybody!
If you really want to do something right, you must take 3 important views. 1) Hindsight: take a look back and find some previous experiences that might help you see what worked and what didn’t work, for yourself or others in the past. 2) Insight: anything you are presently doing, honestly ask yourself “How’s that working for me?” 3) Foresight: if you properly and accurately analyze 1 and 2, your future is guaranteed… you should already know what’s going to happen next. The goal for today: use hindsight, insight, and foresight to become a true visionary… learn how to live right… and live happily ever after! Have a great day everybody!
Fear causes us to act in all sorts of strange ways… and here are some of the tell tale signs of it. If someone is acting arrogantly, they are afraid. If someone is acting angrily, they are afraid. If someone is being hurtful, they are afraid. If someone is feeling hurt, they are afraid. If someone lies, cheats or steals, they are afraid. If someone abuses drugs or alcohol, they are afraid. When someone very adamantly says “I’m not afraid of anything!”… they might be the most afraid. I’m not sure that people really get it when I say that fear is the absolute root cause of all negatives on planet earth… but it is! The goal for today: spot, admit and correct fear, by knowing that the exact opposite of your fear is the Truth! Have a great day everybody!
Have you ever contemplated over the question “Why are we here?” I used to think about it for a few minutes and then my head would start to hurt and I would give up and become resigned to the fact that we will simply never know. But when my life really came undone and I felt like I needed to know the answer or I might not survive, I put a wholehearted effort into solving the riddle… and with God’s help, I got my answer. We are here to learn how to Love. Specifically how to get Love from the source (God)… and then how to give it out freely and unconditionally to others… ALL others… even our enemies. The goal for today: get Love from God, give it out freely to others, fill the void, and fulfill your real purpose! Have a great day everybody!
We have a choice of 3 things we can engage in on a daily basis: 1) Forward progress 2) Stagnation 3) Backsliding. When we are just kinda along for the ride in life, we get caught up in the viscous cycle of constantly repeating all 3 of these; we get happy, become complacent, and then get unhappy. But if we become consciously aware of this cycle and put the required amount of effort into our forward progress, we can keep moving in that direction. Of course we will still have our moments where life isn’t perfect… but if we keep working, they will just be moments and our forward progress can continue on. The goal for today: don’t fall into the trap of complacency, and don’t let life push you around… break the cycle and let forward progress be the general tone of your entire life! Have a great day everybody!
“Every group has the right to be wrong” ~Anon. You have a right to desecrate the flag… you have a right to disrespect the anthem… you have a right to do all sorts of shit that you probably shouldn’t do. But know this… that just because you have a right to do something, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. If we spent half as much time doing the right thing, as we do talking about our right to do the wrong thing… the world would be a much better place. The goal for today: whilst you are out and about exercising your right to do whatever you want, right, wrong or otherwise, make sure you thank a vet for it! Have a great day everybody!