Quick Fix

“The right way is always the easiest way” ~Emmet Fox. We are always looking for a quick fix… instant gratification… rapid results… shortcuts… etc. Well, here is what I have learned: trying to shortcut my way to permanent, positive results causes mistakes… mistakes cause additional work… and additional work takes longer. So all of the shortcuts I’ve tried to take in life ultimately kept me from getting where I really wanted to be. If, on the other hand, I take my time and do things right the first time… I’ll actually get better results, in a shorter period of time. The goal for today: know that sometimes you have to slow down to go faster! Have a great day everybody!

Intuition = Truth

Our God given intuition is the greatest tool for Truth in our possession! A friend was recently telling me about a conversation they had with someone where they could just sense that something wasn’t right. This person was intentionally trying to mislead them for personal gain. And although it sounded somewhat convincing, my friend could tell that something just wasn’t right. As a result of my friends intuition, she asked a few additional questions and the real truth was eventually uncovered… preventing her from potentially putting herself in a position to be harmed. The goal for today: we can try to get the Truth from people, the government, the media, or the internet, but in the end… getting it from our own God given instincts and intuition is a much safer bet! Have a great day everybody!

Bliss… or Power?

“God’s plan is not for us to know” or “God gave us brains to use”… I had to decide which one of these two I believed… and I went with door number two. Is ignorance bliss… or is knowledge power? When I was just along for the ride in life, being blindly led by the thoughts and ideas of others because I had no self-esteem, no faith in my own ability to think… life sucked! Now that I’ve learned to think for myself, and search my soul for the Truth, rather than always relying on others to tell me what it is… my Quality of Life has drastically improved! I of course have made some mistakes along the way, but I have learned from them and used them as a guide to progress. The goal for today: use the brain God put in my head! Have a great day everybody!

Conscience

“It is a Kingdom of Conscience, or nothing” ~Balian of Ibelin. My life is better when I do the Right thing, for the Right reason. I smile more, laugh more, feel better, have more energy, I’m more helpful to others, I’m more efficient, less exhausted, less frustrated and less tense. Wrong motives and/or wrong actions damage the psyche, which in turn damages the physical body. “The Kingdom of God is within you” ~Luke 17:21… and your conscience is the absolute proof of that. The goal for today: follow your heart… follow your conscience… follow your God… and be lead to a better life! Have a great day everybody!

Limitless

“What I will not admit is that it is classicism that limits you” ~Paul Cézanne. The Bible is not outdated… The U.S. Constitution is not outdated… The big book of Alcoholics Anonymous is not outdated. Literature, written in this classic style, is the Foundation of Truth and therefore, it never limits us, but encourages us to build more… to go higher, wider, grander. For example: The Constitution says that we should focus on domestic tranquillity (peace here at home), rather than world peace, because you can’t transmit something you haven’t got. You can say this is an outdated idea… but that would simply be wrong. The goal for today: get back to the Foundation of Truth and build a new world, of limitless possibility, on top of that! Have a great day everybody!

The End… or The Beginning?

“Shall it be said that my eve was in truth my dawn?” ~Kahlil Gibran. I have had many situations take place in my life, that in my mind, felt like the absolute end of the world. Not only were they NOT the end of the world, but these situations always signified a new beginning. For example: at 32, when I was seriously contemplating suicide, it turned out to be the beginning of a massive shift in a positive direction for me. It wasn’t the end of the world… it was the end of the suffering! The goal for today: stop viewing “the end” as a negative, because just as winter gives way to spring, so too will the darkest season of your soul mark the beginning of a rebirth, a new life! Have a great day everybody!

Regardless of the Source

I was talking to someone about an illness, they said something very logical and then said… “But don’t listen to me, I’m not a doctor.” I’ve heard some doctors say some brilliant things; and I’ve heard them say some extremely foolish things as well. These days I tend to listen to ‘common sense’ regardless of the source. I don’t always assume that someone is right simply because of their title; and I don’t always assume that someone is wrong based on their lack there of. Goethe once said “Common sense is the genius of humanity.” The goal for today: follow logic and common sense regardless of the source! Have a great day everybody!