Do you wonder why no one tells the Truth anymore... why it's so hard to trust anyone? We can't tell each other what we really think because it might hurt their feelings. So here is the dilemma... would I rather be lied to & live in ignorance... or be told the Truth & learn to cope with it like an adult? Being over sensitive is just as bad as being insensitive... there is a happy medium. The goal for today, know that the Truth, even if it stings a little, is in our best interest... don't fear it... embrace it... learn from it... Love it! Have a great day everybody!
Here is how I overcame insomnia... Before I go to bed, I 'constructively' review my day, which means that I don't beat myself up for past mistakes... I acknowledge them & use them as a guide to progress. I try not to stress out about the future... I acknowledge it & remind myself that a good nights sleep is a vital part of accomplishing future goals. We can't turn our brains off... but we can point them in the right direction. The goal for today, do my best... be constructive... & live for today! Have a great day everybody!
If I don't have an 'honest desire' to change, then I'm not going to change. A rehab facility can't force me to stop doing drugs. Chantix can't force me to quit smoking. A gym membership can't force me to workout. Rehab facilities, workout routines, workplace training & medical treatments might work in conjunction with... but can never take the place of... an honest desire. The goal for today, bring about good solid, positive, lasting results by having an honest desire to change! Have a great day everybody!
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." ~Thomas Jefferson. At about 32 yrs old, I had to relearn honesty. I had been lying to myself for years & didn't even know it. I wasn't unhappy because of where I lived... who I was dating... or how I was brought up. It wasn't the government... my ex... or my job. I was unhappy because I had been lying to myself about what makes people happy. The goal for today, know this 1st... that happiness comes from inside... not outside! Have a great day everybody!
The best way to ensure that I don't commit murder, is to rid my heart of hate. The best way to ensure that I don't commit robbery, is to rid my heart of selfishness. The best way to ensure that I don't commit perjury, is to rid my heart of dishonesty. The best way to ensure that all of the above is possible, is to rid my heart of fear. If I live by God's Law of Love, Selflessness, Honesty & Purity... I will never be in danger of breaking man's law. The goal for today, Love, give, tell the Truth... live Free ! Have a great day everybody!
"It is a spiritual axiom (law) that EVERY time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us." ~Anon. When I apply this law to my life properly, it eliminates anger. Example: If someone calls me a liar, should I get mad... or ask myself if it's true? If it's true, I should fix it... if not, I shouldn't let it bother me... no matter what anybody else thinks! The goal for today, apply this law so that the opinions & wrong doings of others can't hurt me... & be Free! Have a great day everybody!
"The deed is everything, the glory is naught" ~JWVG. When I'm doing the Right thing, for the Right reason, my heart feels good & that's the reward I'm looking for. When I'm doing a good thing so people will notice... I might get a big pat on the back, but it just doesn't feel the same. It's important to get the motives Right! The goal for today, keep my motives pure... do the Right thing, for the Right reason & feel truly alive! Have a great day everybody!
We spend a lot of time, money & frustration, trying to stop people from offending other people & it doesn't work. Maybe we should spend our time learning & teaching our children how to not be so easily offended... that is much easier, far more cost effective & actually possible. It is extremely difficult, very costly & virtually impossible, to teach the whole world to not ever be offensive. The goal for today, don't hold my breath waiting for the world to be less offensive... simply be offended less! Have a great day everybody!
"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." ~FDR. At the end of the day I will ask myself: 'Did you earn your Freedom today... or take it for granted?'. If I earned it, then I will peacefully rest my head & sleep. If I didn't, then I will pray for the tools to do better tomorrow & then sleep in peace. What I won't do is stay up all night worrying... it's counterproductive. Today, I will do my best... tomorrow, I will strive to be better & I will live Free! Have a great day everybody!
Having an in depth understanding of Latin doesn't necessarily make one an expert in biblical writings... you have to be able to 'FEEL' the words to truly understand them. Example: Emmet Fox says that the word 'meek' in the bible means 'Open Mindedness' & I get it... when I hit bottom, my mind opens... I become willing to believe things that I previously couldn't believe & that's when I begin to inherit the earth or gain control of my own life. The goal for today, 'FEEL' the Truth! Have a great day everybody!