I believe there is an absolute science behind our troubles. I also believe the only way to truly solve those troubles is to fully understand this science. If I am resentful, which in its truest form is the refeeling of any negative emotion… hate, anger, hurt, depression, etc… etc… then there MUST be some level of selfishness behind it. It may just be a tiny bit of selfishness… but it is there. And in order for me to be selfish… I MUST first lie to myself about something. And that internal dishonesty can ONLY come from fear of some sort. The goal for today: if I’m not happy, I should help someone… that will clear away my internal dishonesty & I can get back to doing the Right things, for the Right reasons & be happy again! Have a great day everybody!
Emmet Fox once said that “contemplation is the highest form of prayer.” In other words: if you think… you pray. And more importantly… what you’re thinking about, is what you’re praying for. Most people don’t believe in the power of the mind… even when they say they do. But I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep tabs on our thinking. Our thoughts, in a very literal sense, are building the world around us… so if our world sucks, it’s because our thinking sucks. The goal for today: do whatever it takes to keep my thoughts positive, because in the end… it is the thought that matters most! Have a great day everybody!
“If you keep your heart, you will begin to know things that you cannot find in a book” ~Emmet Fox. In this, the Information Age, we have plenty of things to read. But your heart is where you will find the Truth. Did you ever read something (on Facebook perhaps – lol) that simply wasn’t true? And how do you know it wasn’t true? Because your heart, unlike your mind, doesn’t believe everything that it reads. Your mind processes information, but it is your heart that will ultimately determine the validity of that information. The goal for today: collect the data with your head… but always follow your heart! Have a great day everybody!
“If you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all” ~Unknown. Most of us were taught this as kids, but do we practice it? I didn’t even know how to practice it. Most of the time it seemed like I would say something “not nice” & it was as if it just happened… like I had no control over the words coming out of my mouth. The reason I couldn’t control my words was because I wasn’t in control of my thoughts. Now I try to think before I speak & if the motive behind my words is anything other than an honest attempt to be helpful… I probably shouldn’t say it. The goal for today: before I open my mouth, I should open my mind… & if my thinking is negative, I should change my thinking before I speak! Have a great day everybody!
Every single one of us has a God given intuition. Every living soul has a conscience. Every human being has access to the Truth… & already knows Right from wrong. But sadly, we don’t put these skills into practice often enough to really get good at using them. My life permanently changed for the better when I asked someone for help & they didn’t tell me what to do… they taught me how to use my own intuition, they encouraged me to consult my own conscience, and strongly recommended that I seek the Truth from within. The goal for today: know that helping others isn’t about telling people what to do… it’s about teaching them how to find the answers for themselves! Have a great day everybody!
“Nothing is impossible” ~Andrew Carnegie. This is the kind of thinking that moves mountains! Andrew Carnegie, the one time Steel King of America, was a cutthroat businessman & not always the most ethical guy in the world. However, I must say, that his never say die attitude was the type of thing that catapulted this country on a path of forward progress, like nothing this world had ever seen before. I like to take the stories of the people that built this country & focus on the positive aspects of them, rather than the negative. We can focus on their mistakes & get nowhere… or we can focus on their triumphs & lift the whole world up! And maybe we can even start looking for the good in ourselves & everybody else around us today too. The goal for today: don’t focus on people’s mistakes… focus on the good they’ve done; and if they haven’t done any… pray for them! Have a great day everybody!
There came a time in my life when I had no choice but to admit that I really didn’t know how to live. And although it was an uncomfortable admission… it opened my mind & encouraged me to learn how to do it Right. Since then, I have learned a lot; I definitely don’t know it all & I certainly don’t practice what I do know perfectly… but when I am living Right, some pretty amazing shit usually happens. The goal for today: be humble enough to admit you don’t know it all… motivated enough to learn… courageous enough live Right… & committed enough to help others do the same! Have a great day everybody!