"Easier said than done"... I say this to people a lot... but recently, I'm beginning to realize that it's only half true. Doing the Right thing is always easier than doing the wrong thing... the hard part is to understand what that means. Example: There is a big difference between earning what I get out of life & constantly struggling to survive. Putting the effort into living a good life is infinitely easier than trying to live a good life without putting the effort into it. The goal for today, work hard... & life won't be so hard! Have a great day everybody!
Someone recently said to me... "I'm glad I don't have a 'Bad Side' anymore" & it made me smile. Anger... resentment... hatred... these are some of the most destructive forces on earth! We justify & defend our anger... we revel in it, as if it were a good thing... sometimes we flat out love it & can't wait to spread it around & share it with others. IT'S GOT TO STOP! The goal for today, Love my family... Love my friends... Love my neighbors... Love my ex's... Love my rivals... & Love my enemies! Love... without exception! Have a great day everybody!
I can control my emotions by understanding how they work. I take a piece of information... attach an emotion... & get a physical outcome. Example: Someone calls me an idiot... I feel hurt... I hang my head & feel bad about myself. The first & last parts are out of my hands... but the middle, where I choose an emotion, is entirely up to me. If someone calls me an idiot... & I choose to be compassionate toward them... then the physical outcome will be Peace! The goal for today, choose a positive emotion & get a positive outcome! Have a great day everybody!
Yesterday, I talked about being in control of my own emotions & a friend pointed out what a powerful thing that can be. Knowing that I am in control of my thoughts, feelings & actions holds me accountable for my own happiness, or lack thereof... no more blaming others when things don't turn out right. But at the same time, it sets me free... I'm no longer at the mercy of the world around me. The goal for today, I will embrace accountability & responsibility in order to experience true Freedom! Thanks for the inspiration Joe! http://powerofpies.wordpress.com Have a great day everybody!
"Our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs" ~Anon. Any time I feel sad, lonely, depressed or anxious... I want to think about how I can be helpful to someone else. If I sit & dwell on my bad feelings, they get worse... if I turn my thinking away from the negative to something positive & constructive, like helping others, those feelings are driven out. The goal for today, stay positive & know that I control my thoughts & feelings... they don't control me! Have a great day everybody!
Do you want to be right... or do you want to be happy? I like this little saying & after a few years of trying to understand & practice it... here is what I've learned: 1) Even if you are right about what you are arguing about... the fact that you are arguing about it, makes you wrong. 2) There are some things that simply are not important enough to argue about. 3) There are some arguments that simply cannot be won. The goal for today, remember that right doesn't always equal Right... happy equals Right! Have a great day everybody!
The key to living a perfectly happy, healthy, useful, productive life is to be 100% Selfless, Honest, Pure & Loving. I'm not perfect... but it's not because I don't know how to be. I guess my point is this... even though I still make mistakes, I'm no longer confused about how it happened & if I know what caused it... I can fix it. If I'm not happy, healthy, useful & productive... I simply need to be more Selfless, Honest, Pure & Loving. The goal for today, strive for perfection & grow happier every day! Have a great day everybody!
If I could prove to you, beyond the shadow of doubt, that God exists... would you want me to? Most of my life I would have answered "No". Once I decided that I did want to find God... all I had to do was honestly seek. If I wanted or needed something from Him... all I had to do was unselfishly ask. If I wanted to feel loved... all I had to do was unconditionally Love. If I wanted to be Free... all I needed to do was what I knew in my heart was Right. The goal for today, know the Truth & live it... by giving Love! Have a great day everybody!
We can learn from every experience! My neighbor is mad at me... every time I see them, I smile, wave & say hello & they snarl, turn their head & snub me. I don't know why... but I know I didn't do anything wrong, so I'm not too worried about it. This experience has taught me 2 very valuable lessons... 1) Anger hurts the angry person more than the person they're angry at. 2) If I'm not doing anything wrong... I don't care what other people think of me. The goal for today, live free of anger & fear! Have a great day everybody!
It's not ok for me to have a bad day & take it out on someone else. I did things like that for years... I would treat you like shit... feel bad about it... & then justify it by saying "I'm sorry, I'm just having a bad day". First of all... I do believe that happiness is a choice & if I'm having a bad day it's my fault... not yours. Next... it's never ok for me to treat people poorly, even if they have actually wronged me, because resentment is destructive. The goal for today, don't have a bad day to begin with, but if I must... then I should keep it to myself! Have a great day everybody!