“You can speak to them about hopelessness because you offer a solution” ~Anon. Someone once told me I was powerless. Powerless over drugs & alcohol… powerless over people, places & things… powerless over life in general & he was right… but what he failed to mention was that there is a solution. The idea of being powerless over the world & all the people in it didn’t sound very appealing to me, so I went out in search of a solution… & I found it! I’m here to tell you that no matter how hopeless your life might seem right now, there is a solution… it can ALL be fixed! The goal for today: never give up & never give in… seek, find & follow the solution! Have a great day everybody!
Someone once said to me “acceptance is the answer to all our problems”… & I remember thinking “well that sucks!” If someone is mistreating me should I just accept it? If I’m in a shitty dead end job should I just accept it? If my life is unsatisfactory should I just accept it? Then I read this… “It is blasphemy to accept anything less than harmony & happiness” ~Emmet Fox. I’m going with door #2… if something isn’t going right in my life, I’m not going to simply accept it… I’m going to change it. There are some things we can’t change, but even those things can be brought into harmony by changing the way we interact with them. The goal for today: don’t accept inharmony… correct it! Have a great day everybody!
None of us really have a different problem, or a different solution… we just have different symptoms & symptoms are irrelevant. Fear is the root cause of all negatives… we just keep renaming it & we have confused ourselves as a result. Whatever problem you think you have… it’s really fear. Love is the root cause of all positives… but most of us don’t know what that means, so we are equally confused about the solution. The absolute only way to properly fix anything is with the unselfish concern for the welfare of others (Love). The goal for today: stop being afraid of what you’re not getting & start giving Love instead… problem solved! Have a great day everybody!
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people” ~Theodore Roosevelt.
The best method I have found is this:
1) Treat people right because it’s the right thing to do… not because you’re afraid.
2) Be honest with yourself & others, but make sure it’s “The Truth”… not just your truth.
3) Give freely, but wisely of yourself… not crossing the line into enabling.
4) And above all, Love people unconditionally… not just when they do what you want.
The goal for today: learn how to peacefully co-exist with people & succeed at life!
Have a great day everybody!
“If you can’t explain something simply, it’s because you don’t understand it” ~Albert Einstein. At times I thought I was stupid because I couldn’t understand people’s fancy words & complex explanations of life. Other times I would use big fancy words & then feel superior when you didn’t understand me. But now that I’ve gained some true knowledge & my motive is purely to help you, I no longer feel stupid or superior. If I’m using a .25c word instead of a .05c word, it’s probably because I’m trying to impress you, rather than help you. The goal for today: know that life is profoundly simple… Unselfishness = Happiness! Have a great day everybody!
A: “I’m having a bad day.”
A: “A coworker disrespected me.”
B: “Why does that bother you?”
A: “Because they made me look stupid in front of everybody.”
B: “Why does that bother you?”
A: “I don’t want people to think I’m stupid.”
A: “I’m afraid they won’t like me & that I might lose my job.”
B: “So the real reason you’re having a bad day is because you’re afraid… not because they disrespected you.”
The goal for today: keep asking “Why?” until you find your own fear… because we can’t fix it until we know what REALLY caused it! Have a great day everybody!
Forgiveness is one of the most important things you will ever do in life! I always suggest forgiveness when people bring their problems to me… & that suggestion is frequently met with the response “Easier said than done!” But is it? What sounds easier to you: a lifetime of anger, frustration & resentment… or a moment of humility, understanding & forgiveness? It is actually much easier to forgive & move on than to resent & stay stuck in that shitty feeling for years. Forgiveness is not an act of submission… it is an act of strength. The goal for today: forgive someone… it is guaranteed to make you feel better & set your soul free! Have a great day everybody!