After nearly 20 years of anxiety & depression & a near suicide attempt, I have found the solution. That solution is the unselfish concern for the welfare of others. I finally found true happiness in giving freely of myself to others. Helping others brought clarity & helped solve my problems too… it gave me purpose in a life that didn’t appear to have any… it filled my heart & mind with a sense of peace that I never got from trying to take from people. The goal for today: help others in any way I can & let happiness, peace & freedom rule the day! Have a great day everybody!
When we see, hear, or feel something that moves us to tears… we have found something that “really” matters. Money doesn’t move me to tears… houses & cars don’t move me to tears… supermodels don’t move me to tears. People helping people moves me to tears… true patriotism moves me to tears… unconditional love moves me to tears. Now that I know what “really” matters to me… I can get to work on contributing to those things & help the world, rather than just helping myself. The goal for today: tell myself the Truth about what’s really important… contribute to the world… & go help someone! Have a great day everybody!
Blame is a funny thing. I always “think” it will make me feel better if I can prove that my problems are somebody else’s fault… but it NEVER works. Blaming others doesn’t fix anything, doesn’t make me feel better, drives people out of my life… & makes me a slave to people, places & things. Personal responsibility on the other hand, is the first step in solving any problem, brings instant healing, draws people to me… & absolutely sets me free. The goal for today: know that responsibility ALWAYS feels better than blame! Have a great day everybody!
I’ve come to the definite conclusion that anger is a direct result of selfishness. If I’m angry, I’m being selfish… & there are no exceptions to this universal Law of Life. I used to believe that I got mad at people because I cared too much… I didn’t want to see them unhappy. But anger NEVER comes from Love or caring or kindness. You not doing what’s right is somehow going to negatively affect “MY” happiness… that’s the Truth behind the false front of “I care too much.” The goal for today: show how much I care, with Love… not anger! Have a great day everybody!
“God gave us brains to use” ~Anon. I wasn’t very good at using the brains God gave me – lol. Most of my thinking was selfish, resentful, dishonest & afraid… & that was causing me to have relationship troubles, emotional problems, financial difficulties, etc. I had no self-esteem & I was flat out afraid to make decisions & think for myself. And when I let others tell me how to think, feel & act… that didn’t go well either. The goal for today: ask God to direct your thinking (even if you don’t believe in Him); who knows… you just might have a moment of clarity! Have a great day everybody!
Sometimes we “think” we want certain things that we really don’t want. I used to “think” I wanted to smoke, drink, drug, gamble & sleep around; sometimes I “thought” I wanted to be angry or alone; I even “thought” at times that I wanted to die… but no one ever really wants any of these things. The level of internal dishonesty that takes place in our lives on a daily basis, is somewhat frightening. We need to find the Truth! The goal for today: tell myself the Truth… & the Truth is, all we really want to do is to Love our neighbor! Have a great day everybody!
“Nothing, absolutely nothing, is worth losing your peace of mind” ~Emmet Fox. I believe this wholeheartedly… but damn, it seems hard to practice sometimes. When I look back at the millions of problems I’ve had in my 45 years here, I am astonished at the fact that I have survived them all. And now, I try to remember that I never solved a problem by losing my temper, my patience, or my peace of mind; in fact… the overcoming of every single one of these problems came once peace of mind was restored. The goal for today: PEACE! Have a great day everybody!