Last night I thought to myself... I need some sort of motivation to take better care of myself. My next thought was... it's silly to believe that I need some sort of motivation other than... it's the Right thing to do. Using outside props & false ideas might cause me to get up off my couch, but not for long. Doing the Right thing for the Right reason will always bring about more real & lasting results. The goal for today: let the Truth be the only motivation I need today! Have a great day everybody!
I've come to the realization that the only time I can be lied to is when I don't want to know the Truth. The Truth about everyone & everything exists deep down inside of each & every one of us. If I am misled, I shouldn't get upset with the person that lied to me... I should get upset with myself for not using my intuition to see through it. The goal for today: want the Truth... seek the Truth... know the Truth... & live Free! Have a great day everybody!
I can't be understanding & angry. I can't care for others while thinking only of myself. I can't see the truth when I'm blinded by fear. And fear is the 'choice' that sends me down this wrong path to begin with. When fear is the motivating factor behind my thinking... selfishness abounds & resentment is the end result. When Purity is the motivating factor behind my thinking... unselfishness abounds & Love is the end result. The goal for today: Purity, Honesty, Selflessness & Love! Have a great day everybody!
"When you find yourself in difficulties, you should pray for harmony and freedom, and expect to get it" ~Emmet Fox. I used to pray & nothing happened, so I stopped. What I failed to realize was that I had no faith, I didn't believe that the prayers were going to be answered. This lack of faith, coupled with confusion about how to pray, kept my prayers from being answered. The goal for today: if I want my prayers answered, I must stop praying selfishly & start having faith! Have a great day everybody!
I frequently hear people talking about learning how to 'live with' their mental illness. Well, the fact of the matter is that most mental illness can be overcome... we don't have to 'live with it'. Some mental illness is chromosomal & some is caused by a physical brain injury... but the chemical imbalance type of mental illness can be permanently eradicated by a process that is, not always easy to practice, but is very simple in form. The goal for today: don't live with it... fix it! Have a great day everybody!
Sometimes I took medicine for temporary relief of temporary physical ailments... but other times I took it because I didn't know any other way to get rid of emotional pain. Physical ailments can be treated & corrected medicinally... but emotional wounds cannot be. The fact is that a pill can fix a headache, but it can't fix a heartache! The goal for today: fix physical problems physically... emotional problems emotionally... & mental problems mentally! Have a great day everybody!
If life is troublesome... I help others. If life is not troublesome... I help others. A fitting reminder in this, the season of giving. Helping others is the most important thing that I can do & I should do it frequently. Holidays are a reminder to be Loving & Giving... but it has to carry over into all times of year & in all of my affairs. The goal for today: give freely of myself to others... not because it's Christmas, but because it is always the Right thing to do! Merry Christmas! Have a great day everybody!
Someone recently asked me how I overcame a particularly difficult problem. I told them that I got so tired of listening to myself complain about it... that I finally became willing to 'DO' something about it. In fact, I became willing to go to any extreme necessary, to not have to feel that way anymore. The goal for today: don't evade... stand toe to toe with my problems until they become completely unacceptable & then fix them! Have a great day everybody!
"The veil is still over their hearts" ~2 Cor 3:15. We see things with our eyes... but we perceive things with our hearts. What the hell does that mean? My eyes told me that you were being mean to me for no good reason & I took it personally. My heart told me that you were in pain & you took it out on me because you didn't know what else to do. The goal for today: remove the veil... see the Truth with my heart... & spread Love & Understanding around to everyone! Have a great day everybody!
There's a time to rest... we either sleep or simply unwind, to renew our minds. There's a time to think... we plan, schedule or contemplate, to get our minds Right before we take action. There's a time to act... with adequate rest, the mind can function efficiently & effectively & it becomes easy to see what the Right action is. When I don't rest, my thoughts are scattered & nothing seems to go my way. The goal for today: rest, think & act... then things will turn out Right! Have a great day everybody!