“If you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all” ~Unknown. Most of us were taught this as kids, but do we practice it? I didn’t even know how to practice it. Most of the time it seemed like I would say something “not nice” & it was as if it just happened… like I had no control over the words coming out of my mouth. The reason I couldn’t control my words was because I wasn’t in control of my thoughts. Now I try to think before I speak & if the motive behind my words is anything other than an honest attempt to be helpful… I probably shouldn’t say it. The goal for today: before I open my mouth, I should open my mind… & if my thinking is negative, I should change my thinking before I speak! Have a great day everybody!
Spirituality doesn’t have to be this mysterious thing that the world has made it out to be. It can be very simple… if we let it be. To me, spirituality is understanding that negative thoughts come from one place, positive thoughts from another… & I get to CHOOSE which well to draw from. It is knowing the difference between a conscious thought & a subconscious thought & that we are in control of both. It is knowing that the entire course of your existence is dictated by the type of thinking you CHOOSE to partake in all day… every day. The goal for today: practice spirituality by choosing your thoughts & assuming responsibility for those thoughts… good, bad or otherwise. Have a great day everybody!
Life is simple! Fear, dishonesty, selfishness & resentment are bad; Purity, Honesty, Unselfishness & Love are good. If I’m not happy, it is because of the 1st four… & if I am happy, it is because of the 2nd four. I have not found an exception to this formula & therefore, I rely on it wholeheartedly. I may not practice it perfectly, but when I do practice it… it works perfectly. It NEVER fails to yield the Right results. The real beauty of this simple system is that the 2nd four are the solution to the 1st four… so if I’m unhappy, I simply apply the 2nd four to the situation. The goal for today: do the Right thing for the Right reason (Purity); tell myself & others the Truth (Honesty); give freely of myself to others (Unselfishness)… & maintain an impersonal sense of goodwill toward all (Love)! 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!
Every single one of us has the Power (deep down inside of ourselves) to bring Happiness, Peace & Freedom into our daily lives. No one is “incapable” of Happiness; it’s a birthright that nothing & no one can take from us… unless we let them. It’s not too good to be true… it’s not easier said than done… it’s not 5 years down the road. It’s real… it’s simple… & it is readily available to anyone & everyone willing to give freely of themselves to others. The goal for today: Happiness, Peace & Freedom… via genuine selflessness! Have a great day everybody!
Did you ever read a spiritual writing that sounded super intelligent… but you have no idea what it actually meant? Yeah, me too… all the time. I am a lover & believer of simplicity. I don’t believe that big fancy words always add up to the Truth. In fact, as a writer, I’ve come to the conclusion that when I use .25c words where .05c words are sufficient… it’s because I’m trying to impress you, rather than help you. The goal for today: start this simple: unselfishness is the key ingredient in Happiness! Have a great day everybody!
Life is not nearly as complicated as we like to make it. Fear causes all negatives… & Love causes all positives. When someone makes a decision based on fear, something bad ALWAYS happens to someone. That also explains why bad things sometimes happen to good people; I could be the victim of your fear if I’m not careful. On the other hand, when someone makes a decision based on Love & does the Right thing, for the Right reason… something good ALWAYS happens to someone. That also explains why it’s so important to love your enemies; if you Love them they are no longer an enemy & the trouble ends. The goal for today: stop being afraid… & start giving Love! Have a great day everybody!
People go on shooting sprees for the same reason people shoot up heroin; for the same reason people gamble all their money away; for the same reason people cheat on their spouse; and that reason is… the fear of being alone. This is not a theoretical statement… I am absolutely certain of it! I would be willing to bet my life, that this man was having trouble with personal relationships. He was a troubled soul, living in a troubled world, and no one ever taught him how to properly cope with that. The solution is extremely simple… & I hope that someday, people will listen. The goal for today: if you would rather solve your problems than be destroyed by them, let me help you, so you can help others & we can fix this! Have a great day everybody!
In the movie The Book of Eli, Denzel Washington was asked… “What did you learn after 30 years of reading the bible?” His response… “Do more for others than I do for myself.” If we, as the human race, would only let life be this simple… it would change everything! My goal in life is to teach as many people as possible how to not be selfish. Why? Because unselfishness is the key to the universe… it is the solution to nearly all of our problems… & it is essential to life & happiness. The goal for today: altruism… the unselfish concern for the welfare of others! Have a great day everybody!
Life is not a mystery… it’s a system… a structure. We absolutely can know why we are here… why things happen the way they do… what happens next… what it’s really all about. I never really knew anything about life because I assumed that it was really complex, complicated & probably beyond my understanding… & therefore, I missed the pure simplicity of it. It is powerful, profound & fascinating… yet very, very simple. The goal for today: stop making life some sort of unsolvable riddle… & bask in the Sunlight of Simplicity! Have a great day everybody!