Every problem has exactly ONE definite, permanent, guaranteed solution. There are a million ways to patch a problem up on the surface, but there is only one way to fix a problem properly. If my car runs out of gas, I can push it, tow it, or coast it… but it’s still out of gas. Life works the same way. Once I realized that selfishness was the root cause of my unhappiness… I was excited! Why? Because then I knew for certain that the ONE & ONLY possible solution to my problem was unselfishness… there is no other! The goal for today: find the cause, do the opposite, problem solved… guaranteed! Have a great day everybody!
There are 3 sides to everything… the left, the right & the middle. Watching tv last night someone was dying of an illness & said… “I don’t believe in heaven because if I believe in heaven, then I have to believe in God; and if I believe in God, then I have to believe that He did this to me. I would rather believe it’s all random.” The extreme left says God did this to you. The extreme right says there is no God. But maybe there is a healthy range of sanity in the middle that says… there is a God, but He didn’t cause this. Maybe… just maybe… it wasn’t God’s idea to take a plant, dry it out, crush it up, light it on fire, and inhale it. The goal for today: find the 3rd side of every story… & at least consider it! Have a great day everybody!
When I point out your mistakes… you get defensive & we end up in an argument. When I point out my own mistakes… you admit yours & we end up in a compromise. Admitting my own mistakes is called humility… sanity… truth… & wisdom. These qualities always lay a basis for positive, constructive, helpful discussions… that heal damaged human relations. When all we do is point out other peoples mistakes… we destroy relationships, end up alone & can’t figure out why. The goal for today: feel the healing power of humility! Have a great day everybody!
Is being right more important than being helpful? I know a lot about alcoholism & drug addiction… & I help a lot of people. But if someone were to prove my methods wrong, I would concede to that immediately, because I am far more concerned with you getting well & staying alive than I am with me being right. Humility is something that I was lacking most of my life… but these days, when push comes to shove, your life is far more important than my ego. The goal for today: be confident & strong… but know that humility is where real wisdom comes from! Have a great day everybody!
“Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy” ~Unknown. This is a very interesting statement. A lot of people ask me for help & some of them think they know what they’re problem is. So when someone says to me “I have a mental illness” I know they are lying because if you had an actual mental illness… you wouldn’t know it. What you really have is a disorder that the experts call… dishonesty. Fortunately it is a very treatable condition. The treatment that I usually apply to this ailment is honesty. I can show you the Truth & then you can decide whether or not to live by it… & if you do, your symptoms will begin to fade very quickly. The goal for today: the Truth! Have a great day everybody!
“Selfishness—self-centeredness, that we think is the root of our troubles” ~Anon. Selfishness… the human disease. We are faced with many troubles in the world today & they are all rooted in selfishness. Our money troubles, relationship troubles, educational troubles, emotional troubles, I could go on & on & on… they are all rooted in selfishness. If only we cared about each other, if we could only see the true value in putting the needs of others first, if we could only love each other enough… then we could change the world. The goal for today: please, PLEASE, think about how your actions affect others! Have a great day everybody!
If I’m being honest with myself, I have to admit that there was a time in my life where I was more comfortable being miserable, depressed & troubled. It was like happiness was a sign that something terrible was about to happen. Not to mention that people wouldn’t feel sorry for me if everything was going good. It got to the point where if I didn’t have a problem… I would go find one, or create one in my mind so I could feel comfortable. The goal for today: let happiness be more comfortable than misery! Have a great day everybody!