I spent most of my life justifying & minimizing my mistakes… whilst crucifying you for yours. The fact of the matter is that we all make mistakes. What should we do about it? We should all learn how to take our own inventory. I have never once fixed one of my problems by pointing out all of yours. We are all responsible for our own mistakes & never responsible for the mistakes of others. I can no longer feel good about hiding my mistakes underneath yours. The goal for today: look for my own mistakes… because my solution hides behind my blame! Have a great day everybody!
“We have found nothing which has contributed more to the rehabilitation of these men than the altruistic movement now growing up among them” ~Anon. Altruism is defined as… the unselfish concern for the welfare of others. It doesn’t matter what you are rehabilitating from… nothing will go further in helping correct it than helping others. The happiest people in the world are ALWAYS the ones giving freely of themselves & contributing to the happiness of others. The goal for today: practice altruism & be happy… or look out for #1 & be depressed! Have a great day everybody!
Anger is a lack of understanding. Anger is never really justifiable… I should always try to see it for what it really is & correct it. Example: If someone lies & I get aggravated or annoyed, I want to try to understand both sides of the situation. First of all, they lied because they are afraid (fear always causes dishonesty). Secondly, I got annoyed because my intelligence was insulted… I’m afraid they think I’m dumb enough to believe that lie. The goal for today: Life’s Law says that their fear caused their lie & my fear caused my anger… & that I should fix me & pray for them! Have a great day everybody!
After a post like yesterday's, I always get some "doesn't that make me a doormat" type of comments. I'd like to clear this up. Being kind to everyone is not what makes a person a doormat. Being kind to everyone because I'm afraid of what other people think or say about me is what makes a person a doormat. We absolutely can be kind to a**holes without becoming a doormat to them. The goal for today: know that being kind out of Love, rather than fear... will keep me from being a doormat! Have a great day everybody!
I no longer treat people in accordance with how they treat me. I used to treat people good when they treated me good; and I would treat people bad when they treated me bad. But doesn't that really just defy logic & make me just as bad as them? If you treat me bad & I treat you bad, that just adds up to a lot of bad. If you treat me bad & I treat you good... you will either change or go find someone else to mistreat. The goal for today: treat everyone good... because it's the only Right thing to do! Have a great day everybody!
UNDERSTANDING SELFISHNESS Many years ago, I asked someone for help and the first thing they told me was that I was selfish. Well naturally, I wasn’t happy about that diagnosis and my response was “I’m not selfish, I would give you the shirt off my back!” This person didn’t argue with me about it, they just let that fact resonate and ruminate. Approximately two weeks later, I called them on the phone, looking for help with some terrible dilemma. They sat very quietly and patiently, listening while I rambled on and on incessantly about my tragic problem. When my insane rant finally came to an end, they simply said… “I’m doing alright today, thanks for asking!” and proceeded to hang up on me. This hit me like a wrecking ball!…
"If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world" ~Emmet Fox. Love is all that matters... & that being the case, I need to understand it. What is it... how does it work... where does it come from? It's an impersonal sense of good will toward all. It can ONLY be experienced or felt by giving it. And it derives from a place so deep down inside of us, that most are unaware of, or in disbelief of, it's existence (God). The goal for today: Love! Have a great day everybody!
"Nothing changes, if nothing changes" ~idk. There's nothing to debate about this quote... it's a simple matter of common sense. However, the question we need to ask ourselves is this: what should I change? Outside changes "might" bring about some temporary good results... but the inside change is the one that really matters. The goal for today: the only way to bring about a worthwhile change for the better, is to first change my heart... my mind... & my feelings! Have a great day everybody!
Low self-esteem frequently gets the best of us. We typically assume the worst about ourselves when someone doesn’t treat us the way we want to be treated. If our significant others cheat on us, or people speak poorly of us, or our parents don’t love us enough… we automatically assume it’s because we’re not good enough. The reality is probably that our significant others are afraid of being alone, our critics are afraid they aren’t good enough & our parents are afraid they are bad parents. The goal for Today: let “self”-esteem come from inside & know that we are all good enough! Have a great day everybody!
I’m never disturbed for the reason that I think I am. I always thought that my disturbance came from someone else’s actions, but that is NEVER true. In reality, your actions simply remind me that I am full of fear. Your actions may wake up my dormant disturbance, but it is always something inside that is at the root of my troubles. I need to learn how to control & potentially eliminate my fear, rather than allow your actions to provoke it. The goal for today: if I become disturbed… I will spot, admit & correct the fear of being alone that really caused it! Have a great day everybody!