Before Or After

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Should I be compensated before I go above & beyond... or after I go above & beyond? Most of my life I expected to get something for nothing. I once said "they don't pay me enough to do that" & someone said to me "maybe if you get up off your ass & do something, they would pay you." That made a lot of sense to me. Now I go to work & go above & beyond & if I don't get compensated, then I'll look for a new job... rather than just bitch about it. The goal for today: do the work before expecting the reward! Have a great day everybody!
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What’s Really Missing

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What's really missing... God... or a woman? God... or a fortune? God... or a career? We all have this void inside that can only be filled by God & no matter how many people, places & things we use to try to fill it... nothing else will do. Nothing else will satisfy the need that we all feel. There is nothing wrong with having a woman or money or a career... until we make these things more important than God. The goal for today: make sure that all physical things come 2nd to God! Have a great day everybody!
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The Easy Way Or The Hard Way

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"He always has the choice of learning through spiritual unfoldment, or pain experience" ~Emmet Fox. There is an easy way & a hard way to learn. I can learn by reading & studying... through knowledge & experience... from my mistakes & the mistakes of others. But the best way is through spiritual unfoldment, which simply means practice listening to the voice of reason that speaks to us all in our hearts. The goal for today: do what I know in my heart is Right... & learn a few things the easy way for a change! Have a great day everybody!
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Based On Self

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"... we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt" ~Anon. Here are a few examples of this idea: If I'm drinking & driving... it's probably not the arresting officers fault when I get a DUI. If I loan someone money & they don't pay me back... it's not their fault when I can't pay my bills. If a drug dealer gets ratted out... it's not the rats fault when the dealer gets arrested. The goal for today: know that if I don't make selfish decisions... I won't end up in harms way! Have a great day everybody!
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Follow Your Heart

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"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" ~Matthew 6:21. A supervisor once told me to do what I know in my heart is right & if I get fired for it... then so be it, it wasn't the place for me. That was a scary thought, but it helped me realize that fear is the opposite of what I'm looking for in life. My fears, of being alone, going broke & public opinion, were leading me away from my treasure... but following my heart will lead me to it. The goal for today: fear is not the kind of treasure I'm looking for... so I'm gonna follow my heart instead! Have a great day everybody!
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Equal & Jealous

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It is impossible to be equal & jealous. In large part, we don't understand it... we just don't get what it means to be 'created equal'. When it comes to money, status, physique & all the other incredibly unimportant things in life... no we're not equal. But when it comes to things that actually matter... like Purity, Honesty, Selflessness & Love, then yes... we were all created equal & nothing & no one can take that from us. The goal for today: know that we ALL have equal access to the things in life that really matter! Have a great day everybody!
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Think Right

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"Most people would be amazed to discover the amount of negative thinking they indulge in" ~Emmet Fox. I thought I was a pretty positive person, but statements like this opened my eyes. I might have appeared positive on the outside, but just beneath the surface, my thinking was mired in anger & depression... judgement & criticism... doubt & defeat. Now I try to clean up my thinking, so I can act Right & live a more positive life. The goal for today: pay closer attention & think Right! Have a great day everybody!
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Bad Memory?

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"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything" ~Mark Twain. This is just shear genius! When I was trying to remember the dozens of lies that I built my life on, I felt burned out... overwhelmed... & exhausted. But when I simply tell the Truth, my mind doesn't get bogged down with trying to remember what I told you last time we spoke. The Truth keeps life light, free & easy. The goal for today: tell the Truth in all areas of life, so I won't have shit cluttering my mind while trying to find my car keys! Have a great day everybody!
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Over Dependence

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If losing a person, place or thing destroys me... that's proof that I had an unhealthy, over dependence on them. If my girl leaves me & my world comes unglued, it's because I made her my God. If I'm willing to kill over a geographic location... then I've made a God out of property. If I go broke & fall apart, it's because I made a God of money. The goal for today: 'people' come 2nd to God, the Heart is the 'place' that matters most & the only 'thing' of any real importance is Love! Have a great day everybody!
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Why

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Why do we seem to WANT to believe that something or someone else has control of our lives? Is it because it alleviates us from taking responsibility for our own problems? If I'm in complete control of my life & I have a problem, I can't blame anybody else... so I have a tendency to lie to myself & claim that it's out of my hands. Someone said that because they had head trauma, they have no control over their depression. My brother had head trauma & is one of the happiest people I know. The goal for today: personal responsibility! Have a great day everybody!
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