"The beginning of all expression is thought" ~Emmet Fox. Profoundly important! Nothing ever happened until after it happened in someone's mind first. I can't get up out of my chair until my brain tells my legs to do so. What makes this tricky is that some thoughts are subconscious & therefore we are unaware of them, nevertheless... the thought did take place. The goal for today, if something isn't going right, I should stop... take a deep breath & rethink it... because the Right thought will always lead to the Right outcome! Have a great day everybody!
There are 4 parts to human nature... physical, emotional, mental & spiritual. Every day (usually without realizing it) we choose which one will govern our lives. Most of my life I was on an emotional roller coaster... my brain wouldn't let me sleep or even function normally & when I overvalued material things... the wheels really came off. Today, I'm gonna try it in this order... if I let God (spiritual) direct my thinking (mental), I will feel right (emotional) & the end result will be a good life (physical). Have a great day everybody!
There were things that I refused to believe, because believing them would involve me admitting I was wrong. It wasn't until I became willing to admit that I was wrong, that I began to really see the Truth. With an open mind, I can see the Truth about me... the Truth about you & the Truth about the world around us. I can solve problems... help you solve problems & maybe even avoid some problems. The goal for today, open my mind... practice humility & gain immensely in Peace & Freedom! Have a great day everybody!
If I have a problem... I should ask myself what I would tell someone else if they were having the same problem. Putting myself in someone else's shoes is a great way to solve my own problems. Example: If someone is feeling depressed, I would suggest that they find someone to be kind & helpful to. So if I'm depressed... what should I do? You guessed it... find someone to be kind & helpful to. The goal for today, give sound, fact based advice & then proceed to follow it myself! Have a great day everybody!
A paradox is when something seems like a contradiction, but it really isn't. Example: The only way to help myself... is by helping others. I often hear it said that... 'I have to do what's best for me' & I agree, but I must understand that 'what's best for me' is to help others. The logic behind this paradox is that when I have a problem... helping others clears my mind, making it easier to solve my own problem. If I've got a problem today, I'm going to find someone to help... I just might tell 'them' exactly what 'I' need to hear. Have a great day everybody!
"In His Will is our peace" ~Dante. Simplifying my life has enriched my life. If I'm not at peace... it's because I'm doing something wrong. If I am at peace... it's because I'm doing something Right. It is that simple! When I say simple... I don't mean ignorant. I'm not suggesting that we shouldn't learn & grow & build... I'm suggesting that it shouldn't take me years to explain to you were peace comes from. The goal for today, know that peace comes from doing the Right thing for the Right reason! Have a great day everybody!
There is good in everyone... there is not a human being on earth that is incapable of good. When we do bad, it's not because we are bad people... it's because we fearfully believed a lie. I 'thought' revenge would make me feel good... I 'thought' not telling the truth would prevent a problem... I 'thought' putting me first would make my life better... & I did this all based on fear. The goal for today, know that Love always feels better... Truth always heals... Selflessness always fulfills & Knowing ends fear! Have a great day everybody!
Forgiveness is an inside job & it doesn't matter if we are talking about giving it or getting it. I can forgive myself whether you forgive me or not... but part of forgiving myself will depend upon my willingness to forgive others. If I'm doing the best I can today... God will forgive me. If I'm doing the best I can today... I will forgive me. If I'm doing the best I can today... I will forgive you! The goal for today, remember that "It is by forgiving that one is forgiven" ~St. Francis of Assisi. Have a great day everybody!
I once was powerless over people, places & things. What does that mean? I'm powerless if I let people dictate my mood... if I let my environment dictate who I am... if I let material things dictate my worth. How do I correct this problem? I choose to be happy... regardless of what anyone says or does. I choose to be defined by where my heart is... not where my house is. I choose to base my worth on peace, Love & altruism... not money, cars & houses. The goal for today, be powerful! Have a great day everybody!
A friend suggested that I frequently ask God to direct my thinking. If I don't believe in God, then ask 'If there is a God... I ask that You direct my thinking'. Keep asking until the voice in your head says 'Help others' & when you hear that, you know it's God & you should do what He says. I tried it & sure enough it worked & it didn't just work once, it works every time that I honestly & genuinely do it. The goal for today, avoid feeling lonely, angry or depressed by asking God to help me, be helpful to others! Have a great day everybody!