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 am of the belief that there is exactly 1 solution to every problem. And I think the reason that so many disagree with that is because we can’t seem to agree on what caused the problem to begin with. The fact of the matter is this: if selfishness is my problem… then Unselfishness is the ONLY solution. If powerlessness is the problem… then Power is the ONLY solution. Once I decide what caused my problem, I should do the opposite. If it doesn’t work, then I was wrong about the cause… not the solution. The goal for today: know that the opposite of the problem is ALWAYS the ONLY solution! 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!
“Seek to comfort, rather than to be comforted” ~St. Francis. This is one of the most controversial paradoxes of life. Conventional wisdom would suggest that I seek comfort in my hour of need, but the Wisdom that is much greater than convention, says the opposite. I’ve come to the absolute conclusion that the single most important thing to do when I am in need, is to give freely of myself to others. And even when seeking help for myself, it should always be in an attempt to make myself more helpful & useful to others. The goal for today: give, and it shall be given unto you! Have a great day everybody!
I always talk about “giving” & yes, there is a Right way & a wrong way to give. The motive behind my giving dictates whether it is Right or wrong… & it dictates the outcome. If I give freely of myself, expecting nothing in return, with no fear or selfishness… I am guaranteed to get the Right outcome. But when I give with a selfish or fear based motive… things turn out bad. When I give selfishly (expecting praise)… my kindness goes unappreciated & I feel hurt. When I give fearfully… I get taken for granted, taken advantage of, I give too much & enable people, rather than help them. The goal for today: learn how to “give” properly… but ALWAYS give! 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!