Inside First

“You have to be confident before you can be successful” ~Adam Morgan. I really enjoyed this quote! I always kinda had life backwards. I thought I had to be successful in order to be confident. I thought I had to be healthy, wealthy & wise before I could be happy. I thought physical, material well-being came before mental & emotional stability, but I was wrong. In fact… any real material progress I make in life won’t bring about any permanent results unless it came from inner peace. The goal for today: know that real success starts on the inside! Have a great day everybody!

Take Control

The best way to not be treated like a doormat, is to not act like one. The best way to not be taken advantage of, is to not allow people to take more than you are willing & able to give. The best way to not be disrespected, is to not put yourself under the thumb of such people. Waiting for the world to treat me right, is a waste of time. Learning how to defend myself against the wrongs of the world, is of infinite value. The goal for today: have enough confidence & self-esteem to take control of my own thoughts, feelings & actions! Have a great day everybody!

The Wisdom Of Humility

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!

Thinking

“What you think upon grows” ~Emmet Fox. For some reason I refused to believe that it could be that simple. If I think about misery, depression & unhappiness… that’s what I get. If I think about peace, contentment & happiness… that’s what I get. So the next time someone or something is troubling you… think about something else. I know you are thinking “easier said than done”… but Right thinking is actually a hell of a lot easier! The goal for today: think Right, feel Right, act Right… in that order! Have a great day everybody!

Sunshine = Happiness

A friend said it is scientifically proven that people are happier when the sun is shining. Well, I’m here to personally guarantee you that you can be happy regardless of the weather. Happiness is a frame of mind… & the weather doesn’t happen inside of your head. This is the age old battle of trying to help people see & believe that NOTHING outside of them can directly affect what they think & feel on the inside. The goal for today: ignore bullshit science that fills us full of misinformation… & dance in the rain! Have a great day everybody!

Real

Happiness is a direct result of an individual giving freely of themselves to another.

Peace is a direct result of groups of people giving freely of themselves to each other.

Freedom is the end result of us properly carrying out the first two.

I can get a false sense of happiness from money… a false sense of peace from isolation… & a false sense of freedom by selfishly getting my way; but I capitalize these words when I’m talking about real Happiness, Peace & Freedom.

The goal for today: real Happiness, Peace & Freedom… via God’s will of Loving your neighbor!

Have a great day everybody!

What Comes First

“You are not happy because you are healthy… you are healthy because you are happy” ~Emmet Fox.

The mind governs the body!

The inner controls the outer!

As within, so without!

We need to stop trying to bring about happiness by arranging externals.

Nothing outside of us can bring about inner peace, happiness or the sense of true freedom that we all so desperately seek.

One of the biggest contributors to unhappiness is the idea that material well-being is the cause of actual well-being.

The goal for today: let Happiness, Peace & Freedom flow… from the inside, out!

Have a great day everybody!