If I don't know the Truth about something... it's because I don't want it. The only thing that can keep me from the Truth is my own laziness & or fear. I'm not willing to do the work to find it, or I'm afraid of what knowing it will require of me. It's actually a lot less work to live by the Truth than it is to live a lie & nothing bad can ever happen as a result of the Truth! The goal for today: go get the Truth... we have a lot left to learn, but there is nothing that can't be known! Have a great day everybody!
It's never anybody else's fault that 'I' am annoyed. Sometimes the things people do annoy me... other times they don't. That is proof positive that I am in control of my own feelings... they are not being forced on me from the outside by people, places or things. When my head is screwed on straight, I don't let other people control my feelings... my moods... or my sense of worth. The goal for today: know that my thoughts are mine... my feelings are mine & my actions are mine... & don't relinquish control of them to anyone except God! Have a great day everybody!
"It is not strange... to mistake change for progress" ~Millard Fillmore. We have made many changes over the past 75 years or so, but very few of them have brought about a change for the better... very few could claim forward progress. I believe that we need to change 'back' to the Principles that this country was founded on to begin with. The goal for today: Life, Liberty, Freedom, Justice, Peace, Prosperity & most importantly Posterity (future generations)... we need to get it right for them! Have a great day everybody!
The Truth will set you free! I recently spoke with someone who claimed to believe something that they didn't really believe. They made this claim because they were afraid I would judge them, but I saw through the lie & I didn't judge them. Once they saw that they couldn't lie to me & that I wasn't going to judge them, they started telling the Truth & I watched their eyes light up & hope reenter their heart. The goal for today: help each other seek, find & follow the Truth... because our Happiness, Peace & Freedom depend upon it! Have a great day everybody!
"You are a product of your environment" ~idk. It doesn't have to be that way! We have all seen cases where people came from bad environments & turned out just fine. We've also seen cases where people came from good environments & turned out screwed up. The fact of the matter is that although our environment may sway our behavior... it cannot govern our behavior. The goal for today: know that my environment doesn't control my behavior... my own thinking does! Have a great day everybody!
I can't build my life based on your beliefs. Not only is it a bad idea to blindly follow the beliefs of others, but it's actually impossible. Anything that I've been taught that I don't truly believe, in my own heart, will fade away eventually. It is impossible to build a belief system on things that I don't believe. The goal for today: know that the most important thing for me to do is to search my own heart & find out what I really believe, because Peace & Happiness never come from begrudgingly following someone else's beliefs & ideas. Have a great day everybody!
There is only one place to get inner peace... from within. There is a powerful source of Peace deep down inside of every man, woman & child. I call it God, but regardless of what I call it, I must get in touch with it if I want peace... for there is no other source. I can't get it through money, women, things, vacations, drugs & or alcohol, or any other source outside of myself. The goal for today: seek, find & follow that Peace, Power & Direction that exists deep down inside of every heart & soul! Have a great day everybody!
We are divided by opinions... when we should be unified by facts. It is my responsibility as a family member, a friend, a co-worker, an adult, or simply as a human being... to know the difference between a fact & an opinion & live my life in accordance with the facts. Opinions divide us, they cause arguments, squabbles, confrontations & even wars. If opinions were accurate, we wouldn't call them opinions... we would call them facts. The goal for today: find the facts, at all costs... cause we can't stand united without them! Have a great day everybody!
It's not always easy to face our fears... but it's a hell of a lot harder to live with them. Fear is the driving force behind all of my problems & I need to learn how to cope with it. Admitting when I'm wrong... facing people that I've hurt... being alone... these fears can be debilitating at times. But, when I really stop & think about it, I can see that not facing them is far more debilitating & potentially destructive. The goal for today: spot, admit & correct my fears so I can stop drowning in them! Have a great day everybody!
Someone once suggested to me that I choose my own conception of God because the conception I had, at the time, came from someone else & was not working. This is what I came up with: God is omnipotent (all powerful) & omnipresent (always present)... caring & helpful... kind & loving... understanding & forgiving... patient & tolerant. God is fair & just... honest & omniscient (all knowing)... strength & direction... God is the light in the darkness. The goal for today: choose Freedom of religion! Have a great day everybody!