"All men are capable of reason" ~Joseph Campbell. If we are all capable of reason, why aren't we all using it? I believe the answer is that we stopped practicing & teaching reason. Reason is something that should be impressed upon us from birth to death... we can never be reminded of it too much... we should ALL be reminding each other of it constantly! The goal for today, ask myself... & encourage others to ask themselves... "Is what I'm about to do sane, logical & moral?" BEFORE we act! Have a great day everybody!
Don't mistake kindness for weakness... just because I'm kind, doesn't mean I'm a doormat. Don't mistake silence for ignorance... just because I haven't said anything, doesn't mean that I don't 'know'. Don't mistake a lack of visible emotion for uncaring... just because I don't fall apart, doesn't mean I don't care. The goal for today, stand my ground kindly... know the Truth humbly... care with stability! Have a great day everybody!
"Common sense would thus become uncommon sense" ~Anon. Should I look out for #1... or give freely of myself to others? Should I justify my anger... or try to love everyone? Should I hide the truth... or will the Truth set me free? Should I make decisions based on fear... or should I have pure motives? My common thinking told me to be selfish, resentful, dishonest & afraid; uncommon thinking told me to be selfless, loving, honest & pure. The goal for today, make the uncommon, common & be fully alive! Have a great day everybody!
"Most good ideas are simple" ~Anon. I shouldn't be selfish & self-centered... I shouldn't harbor anger & resentment... I shouldn't lie to myself or others... I shouldn't make decisions based on fear. If I can even come close to living up to this... then things will turn out just fine! The goal for today, stop complicating life... know what's right & put an honest effort into living it! Have a great day everybody!
“The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” ~Unknown. What this means to me is that I should never think that 'I paid my dues'... 'I did my time'... 'my work is done here'. Once I start thinking like an old person... I start acting like an old person & then I start feeling like an old person. The goal for today, think young... don't lose my zest for life... enjoy the fact that there is always more that can be accomplished! Have a great day everybody!
"We deem life empty and unprofitable, but only when the soul goes wandering in desolate places, and the heart is drunken with overmindfulness of self" ~Khalil Gibran. If life is only 'empty & unprofitable' when my own selfishness puts me in a state of depression... then that must mean that life will be full & prosperous when my selflessness brings about happiness! The goal for today, help somebody... because unselfishness is the key to overcoming misery! Have a great day everybody!
If I take the time to know what I'm talking about... I won't have to pretend to be smart.If I practice facing my problems... I won't have to pretend to be strong.If I give freely of myself to others... I won't have to pretend to be happy.If I tell the truth... I won't have to pretend to be honest.It is actually much easier to be smart, strong, happy & honest than it is to pretend that I am!The goal for today, be the person that I would like to be viewed as!Have a great day everybody!
"God is Truth" ~Emmet Fox.I used to have 'trust' issues & this tiny quote explains why & how to fix them.I had trust issues because I was looking to people to tell me the Truth... but now I know better.People don't tell the Truth... God whispers the Truth in your ear.Example: I've never told a lie... do you believe me?You know that what I just said isn't true because you looked inside of yourself for the Truth instead of simply believing my words.The goal for today, find the Truth inside of myself & avoid being misled.Have a great day everybody!
"Movement is life" ~Brad Pitt in World War Z.I was never a big fan of change until I realized that not only is it inevitable... but it's important!I can move backwards, stay temporarily stagnant or move forward & this applies to my entire being... mind, body & soul.If I don't advance these things, they sit temporarily stagnant & then begin to backslide.The goal for today, move my mind (learn something)... move my body (get off my couch)... move my soul (Love somebody)!Have a great day everybody!
People say "God works through other people" & I believe that, but I must FULLY understand it.Emmet Fox says that relying on someone else's relationship with God to nourish my soul, is like relying on someone else eating food to nourish my body... it just doesn't work like that.The old saying "you can lead a horse to water..." sums it up.Other people can lead me to water... but God is the water & 'I' have to drink it... no one can do that for me.The goal for today, be the person God works through!Have a great day everybody!