In order to find the real Truth, we must possess these key elements: open-mindedness, humility, courage & confidence. I can’t let my preconceived ideas close my mind, but at the same time… I have to have enough confidence to stand my ground once I do find the Truth. I have to be humble enough to know that I don’t know everything & then even more humble in knowing that there is always more Truth even after I do find some. If we seek the Truth, we will find the Truth… but we mustn’t get cocky, because there is always more Truth. The goal for today: Let humility open your mind, let confidence lead you to courage & let the real Truth set you free! Have a great day everybody!
I want you to feel loved today, so I am going to share with you the secret to feeling loved that I have found. I have searched high & low… near & far. I have searched in churches, schools & social circles. I have tried to get the feeling from people, places & things. Every time I would get a slight feeling of it, I would try to hoard it, contain it & hang onto it. But now I have finally found the secret! It is an ancient secret, a complex equation, a paradoxical event, a mystery for the ages… a riddle seldom solved. And after all of that, here is the secret to feeling loved… GIVE IT! The goal for today: stop trying to get love… give it & see what real Love feels like! Have a great day everybody!
If there is a God… would He want me to act out of fear or Purity? If there is a God… would He prefer that I be dishonest or Honest? If there is a God… how would He want me to live, selfishly or Unselfishly? If there is a God… would He have me fill my heart with resentment or Love? I’m pretty sure that we all know what the Right answers are to all of these questions… & it might be time for us all to start trying our best to live by them. The goal for today: let God remove your fear… tell yourself & others the Truth… care more about others than you do yourself… & top it all off with Love, understanding & forgiveness. Why? Because it’s the Right thing to do! Have a great day everybody!
There is an ancient ideology that uses a parable to explain their beliefs, and it goes kinda like this: God is The Great Architect… & man is the builder. This Great Architect drew up an absolutely flawless, perfect blueprint for life. He handed that blueprint to man & said… “Here you go. This is everything you could ever possibly need to build a great life for yourselves. Now get to it… go build Heaven on Earth.” But Earth doesn’t always feel like Heaven… does it? And now what do we believe… did the Architect screw up the floor plan, or did the builder misinterpret it… hmmmm. The goal for today: build Purity, Honesty, Unselfishness & Love into the world like the blueprint said… & see what Heaven on Earth really looks like! Have a great day everybody!
Do you know why the bald eagle is America’s national bird? The symbolic nature of the bald eagle is intriguing to me! I’m not sure why this isn’t taught in school, but I feel like it probably should be. So here it is: some birds seek shelter in a storm, looking for a place to hide; others struggle & try to fly against the storm; but not the bald eagle… he literally flies up above the storm clouds, where the weather is always beautiful. And it is bald symbolizing the absence of a crown; there is no king or single ruler in America… “we the people” are in charge. The goal for today: don’t run & hide from your problems & don’t wrestle with your problems… rise above your problems & feel the sunlight on your face! Have a great day everybody!
Imagine how simple life might be if there was only one solution to any & all problems… & we all agreed on it. Imagine if there was only one way to fix a relationship problem, a money problem, or a self-esteem problem. What if we could solve our violence, racism & addiction problems all in one fowl swoop. How cool would it be if there was a simple solution to all of our mental, emotional & physical health issues. What about our economic, social & religious disputes; how nice would it be to resolve some of those issues. And here it is: Do the Right thing, for the Right reason (Purity)… tell yourself & others the truth (Honesty)… give freely of yourself to others (Unselfishness)… & love unconditionally (Love). The goal for today: know that there is a simple solution to ALL of our problems! Have a great day everybody!
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, so that my child may have peace” ~Thomas Paine. We need to get back to this! Our selfish ways & our overwhelming need for instant gratification have washed away our desire to make the world a better place for future generations. Our education system, economy, and healthcare are all a train wreck & we don’t have enough foresight to see where this is all leading to. We are more focused on getting what we want, because “you only live once”… than we are on leaving the world a better place for posterity. The goal for today: diligently study the past… honestly analyze the present… & clearly see the future! Have a great day everybody!
My friend Ashley made a statement yesterday about personal responsibility & it really struck a chord with me. We live in a world that is currently riddled with problems & everybody has a great idea about how “somebody else” can help you. Most of my life I was afraid to help people because I didn’t know how… then I enlisted in the military & they reminded me that ignorance is no excuse. Im saying this because we have too many problemed people & not enough problem solvers. The goal for today: if you don’t know how to help somebody… LEARN… because we ALL have a responsibility to help! Have a great day everybody!
“A man cannot help himself, except by helping others” ~Anon. Modern day society has a tendency to encourage selfishness; it suggests we look out for #1… grab for everything you can get ‘cause you only live once… only love those who treat you right… etc… etc… me… me… me. It’s Memorial Day & I thank God for the brave souls that made the ultimate sacrifice & laid down their lives for ALL of us. I will personally guarantee you that they were not “looking out for #1”… they were looking out for everyone. The goal for today: honor their sacrifice with a small sacrifice of your own & help someone in any way you can… because that’s what life is really about! Have a great day everybody!Happy Memorial Day!
Someday the world will listen when I say that fear is the root cause of ALL of our problems. Until then we can continue to waste our time with psychobabble that does nothing but confuse people even more than they already are; we can waste our time & money writing useless laws that accomplish nothing; & we can waste our time arguing about who’s at fault & whose responsibility it is to fix it… to do something about it! We aren’t fixing our problems because we refuse to expend the necessary amount of brain power to figure out what the true cause is to begin with. If you don’t know what caused the problem, you are 100% guaranteed to not be able to fix it. The goal for today: I’ve already done the work… please just listen! Have a great day everybody!