Bankrupt

If I base my love life on the fear of being alone… I will end up emotionally bankrupt. If I base my work life on the fear of running out of money… I will end up financially bankrupt. If I base my social life on the fear of what other people think of me… I will end up socially bankrupt. Our fear based motives are causing all of our troubles, and the only way to fix it is to do the opposite. The goal for today: base my love life on giving love; base my work life on giving 100% to my work, my co-workers & the customers; base my social life on giving love & respect to those around me… & watch as my cup runneth over! Have a great day everybody!

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Truth?

You know the Truth… right? Everybody “thinks” they know the Truth… but do we really? I have found that there is a big difference between Honesty & Truth: Honesty is what I believe to be True… but the Truth is True whether I believe it or not. The real Truth will always prove itself by physically manifesting into what it must be. For example: I very honestly told myself that I wanted to quit smoking on thousands of occasions, but I didn’t stop… which PROVES I was not telling myself the Truth. Then one day I said it, meant it & did it… & that’s when it became the Truth. If I have no outward proof that what I believe is the Truth, then it’s not the Truth… even if I believe it to be! The goal for today: prove it! Have a great day everybody!

Pray For Money?

A friend recently asked for prayers because they are experiencing some financial difficulties. That request reminded me of how tricky it can be to learn how to handle money problems from a spiritual standpoint. Just praying for money obviously doesn’t work… I’m sure we’ve all tried that a time or two – lol. And having enough faith that God will provide us with our “daily bread” isn’t always easy… in fact, our poverty stricken world is proof of how hard it can be to have that much faith. When I ask God for help with ANYTHING… He ALWAYS says “Help someone”… & when I listen, miraculous things tend to happen. Either the person I help is able to help me too… or helping them clears the trouble out of my mind so I can clearly see the solution. The goal for today: don’t worry about the basic necessities… but seek God first & all these things will be added unto you ~Matthew 6:31-33. Have a great day everybody!

Know… Or Do?

I am not feeling very spiritually fit this morning. Fortunately, this is a somewhat rare occurrence for me these days… but I’m just not feeling it “yet” today. I know exactly what I need to do to fix it, but I have proven to myself many, many times over the years, that there is a big difference between knowing what I need to do… & actually doing it. Any reason that I might give for my negativity that would suggest that it is anybody’s fault other than my own, would be a lie. People, places & things cannot adversely effect my life… unless I let them. The goal for today: don’t just know what you need to do… do it & be at peace! Have a great day everybody!

3 Choices

When I hear an idea that is new to me, I have 3 choices: 1) Reject it immediately, because it doesn’t line up with what I currently believe. 2) Accept it blindly, because someone smarter than me said it. 3) Properly analyze the idea, because there is nothing worse than close-minded obstinacy & blind allegiance to false beliefs. We all have a built in bullshit detector & we all need to practice using it more frequently in order to avoid these dangerous pitfalls. I need to be able to detect my own bullshit when I’m being stubborn & close-minded… & I need to be able to see through your bullshit to avoid being blindly led. The goal for today: let your brilliant heart lead your beautiful mind to the absolute truth about everything & set yourself free! Have a great day everybody!

What Have You Made Of It?

“Life sucks, then you die” or “Life is what you make of it”… which one do you believe? The first one would suggest that God & the world & the people in it, are causing my life to suck… & there’s nothing I can do about it. That, of course, isn’t really true… but I believed it for quite some time. The second one would suggest that if my life sucks, then “I” must be doing something wrong… & now I can see that that is the real truth. The beauty of this realization is that admitting that I’m the root cause of the problem is what gives me the power to fix it. The goal for today: let personal responsibility be the beginning of the end of all of our problems! Have a great day everybody!

Righteous… Or Self-Righteous?

There is a big difference between Righteousness (being Right) & self-righteousness (needing others to acknowledge that we’re right). I used to have an overwhelming need for others to think that I was right because I was afraid of being viewed as stupid & ending up alone as a result. But now my motive in finding & speaking the Truth is in an honest & genuine attempt to help others, which takes all the ego (I’m afraid of what others think of me) out of the equation & Purifies the motive… making it Righteous, rather than self-righteous. The goal for today: find & speak the Truth for the sake of others.. be Righteous! Have a great day everybody!