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!
The 4th step of A.A. is about taking a “searching & fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” And in the beginning, it was the “of ourselves” part that I had the most trouble with. I had mastered the art of taking everybody else’s inventory. I was highly proficient in pointing out everyone’s mistakes except my own. Finding fault with everyone except myself taught me 2 things: 1) Pointing out your mistakes doesn’t correct mine. 2) Nothing is more freeing or liberating than admitting that “I” am my biggest problem. The goal for today: search fearlessly for my own mistakes… & be understanding & forgiving in regards to the mistakes of others! 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!
The things that we really believe in become our reality. We produce the very things that we believe deep down inside of ourselves… in the depths of our soul. If I believe everything is going to be ok & it doesn’t turn out ok… then I didn’t really believe that. What’s the point you ask? The point is that belief is an extremely powerful force in our lives! It can make us or break us at any point in time. So please be careful what you believe… it may be far more important than you realize. The goal for today: believe in God… believe in yourself… believe in each other & believe in Love… because what we really believe in our heart, we will produce in our experience! Have a great day everybody!
For years I felt like something was missing from my life. So I spent a couple of decades looking for that missing piece… something to fill that void. It always felt like if I could just find that one thing… I could be happy. On this journey I achieved many wonderful things for myself, but none of the gains I made could get rid of that feeling of emptiness… nothing that I received could fill the void. Then one day it happened! I found that it was “giving”… not “receiving” that made me feel complete. The goal for today: know that the missing piece to this puzzle we call life is altruism (the unselfish concern for the welfare of others)! Have a great day everybody!
“Sometimes good is the enemy of the best” ~Anon. Sure, any job is better than no job… but I want to do something I love. Any relationship seems better than being alone… but I want the relationship that makes both parties supremely happy. I guess being kinda free is better than being a slave… but we should pursue our God given right to true happiness, peace & freedom. The point is, when we settle for “good enough” we deny ourselves & others of something better. The goal for today: don’t be selfish & greedy, but don’t fall into the trap of comfortable complacency either; go out & get that “more abundant life” that Rightfully belongs to you! 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!
“We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn’t control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery & depression” ~Anon. If you have any or all of these problems… there is a simple solution. These problems are actually brought about by self-centered fear & therefore, they can only be solved by a genuine concern for the welfare of others. I know this for certain because I have had all of these problems & I utilize this solution every time I experience them… & it works every time I do it. The goal for today: help others, for their sake (not your own)… & watch your problems begin to disappear! 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!