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!
I made a mistake at work yesterday & my old thinking kicked in. I immediately started looking for someone else’s mistakes, so I could conveniently hide mine beneath theirs. Fortunately it didn’t take long for me to realize what I was doing & I was able to quickly turn it around. I turned my focus, attention & energy toward spotting, admitting & correcting my mistake… rather than trying to bury it & pretend it didn’t happen. The goal for today: know that personal responsibility & humility always feel better & bring better results, than fear & blame! Have a great day everybody!
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal” ~Thomas Jefferson. For example: if I want to quit smoking, I need the Right mental attitude. I should do it because it’s the Right thing to do… not because I “have” to. I have to tell myself the Truth… that there are exactly zero positive benefits to doing it. I need to set my mind on helping others… rather than helping myself. And if I can get those Right… then I can claim to be living based on the Love of Life for all. The goal for today: know that with Purity, Honesty, Unselfishness & Love… we can achieve anything! Have a great day everybody!
Life is not the mystery we’ve made it out to be; it is not some sort of unsolvable riddle; and most importantly… we are not just along for the ride. Life is simple & straightforward; full of facts & realities; and we most certainly hold our destiny in our own hands. Most of what I see & hear from people is the false belief that life is happening to us; but the Truth is that we mold our own destiny by our thinking. If I think about fear, dishonesty, selfishness & resentment… life turns negative. If I think about Purity, Honesty, Unselfishness & Love… life turns positive. The goal for today: don’t confuse the hell out of life… just do what I know in my heart is Right! Have a great day everybody!
AA has 1 membership requirement… an honest desire to stop. These people understood that when we do things because we “have” to, rather than because we “want” to… we don’t get the Right outcome. The same applies to everything in life. Religion tried to forced me to pray & it didn’t work. A doctor tried to force me to quit smoking & it didn’t work. I tried to force myself to give up drugs & alcohol & it didn’t work. But once I honestly wanted to do these things… it almost seemed easy. Now I pray everyday, I haven’t touched a drink or drug in 13 years & I’ve been smoke free for 7. The goal for today: find your “honest desire”… & know that you can accomplish anything in life! 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!