A bad mood can be contagious... but so can a good one! If someone is having a bad day, I shouldn't get upset with them; I shouldn't get on board with them; & I shouldn't get rid of them. I should simply be positive & let the rest take care of itself. The best way to help someone out of a bad mood is to demonstrate a good mood. I used to believe that other people could somehow force me to be in a bad mood, but now I know that's not true. The goal for today: choose to be positive... no matter what! Have a great day everybody!
I can no longer treat people poorly & feel good about it. I can't justify it... I can't excuse it... I can't write it off as human nature. No one "deserves" to be treated poorly... no matter what! Looking back on my life, I'm troubled by how easy it was to justify my wrongs... but not anymore. Now I'm glad that I feel bad when I do something wrong, because it motivates me to fix it. The goal for today: treat people Right & feel Right... Love people unconditionally! Have a great day everybody!
"Careful what you wish for" ~Unknown. I have had many experiences where this saying applied & it can go in either direction. Sometimes I wished for crazy things that I didn't really want & once I got them, they turned out bad. Other times I got things I "thought" I didn't want, but they turned out to be good things. The goal for today: find out who I really am & what I really want... then I will know exactly what to wish for & exactly what I need to do to get it! Have a great day everybody!
I have two friends that asked for help. I gave them both the same exact kind of help... the same information, the same basic principles, the same exact set of tools. One took them for granted & lost their way again; the other took them to heart & remains steady & stable in his ways... solid as a rock. When we are given the gift of Life, we shouldn't expect that gift to take care of us... we must take care of it! The goal for today: practice Purity, Honesty, Selflessness & Love... & help others do the same! Have a great day everybody!
It doesn't matter what you know or don't know. It doesn't matter if you're ready or you're not ready. It doesn't matter what anybody else thinks or doesn't think. It doesn't matter if you think you can or you think you can't. It doesn't matter who you are or who you aren't... HELP SOMEONE! The one & only thing that matters in this world... in this life... is that we learn how to love & help each other, for no reason other than, it's the Right thing to do. The goal for today: KNOW that you can help someone... & then go do it! Have a great day everybody! Happy Easter!
Let's be honest... what good ever came from getting angry at someone? The only honest answer to this question is... "NONE!" You know it... I know it... everybody knows it... but for some strange reason, we keep on doing it. Day in & day out we get angry & we don't even know why. We wear our anger like a badge of honor, when in reality, it is easily our ugliest quality. The goal for today: spot, admit & correct the fear that causes my anger & start living free! Have a great day everybody!
At six I almost drown & I had a major fear of water for years thereafter. What is the solution? Should I eliminate water... or fear? Obviously the answer is fear & this is true for all problems. Should I "hook-up" to get rid of loneliness or get rid of the fear of being alone? Should I gamble to get rid of money problems or get rid of the fear of running out of money? Should I isolate to get rid of rumors, or get rid of the fear of public opinion? Should I take pills to get rid of a chemical imbalance, or get rid of the fear that caused it? The goal for today: stop treating symptoms... eliminate the cause (fear)! Have a great day everybody!
All day, every day, I hear people talking about how we are supposed to be selfish. "Look out for #1"... "I can't love others until I love myself first"... "Every man for himself"... "I'm here for me!" WOW... no wonder the world is such angry, hateful place. We all act selfishly, our lives suck & we can't figure out why. The fact of the matter is that the only time I don't love myself, is when I don't give a shit about you. The goal for today: love your family... love your neighbor... even love your enemies... & that's when you will finally love yourself! Have a great day everybody!
"Seek & ye shall find" ~Matthew 7:7. I love this simple, powerful statement. But I must remember that it works both ways! If I seek positives, I will find positives; if I seek negatives, I will find negatives. This quote is a slightly broader brushstroke... "People are very apt to find what they seek" ~Emmet Fox. If I seek pain, suffering & misery today, that's what I'll find. If I seek happiness, peace & freedom today, that's what I'll find. The goal for today: seek positives! Have a great day everybody!
If it isn't happening to me today, I shouldn't be allowing it to negatively affect me today! The past can't hurt me anymore, unless I CHOOSE to wallow in self-pity & remorse over it, here & now. The future can never hurt me again, unless I CHOOSE to fearfully dwell upon it, robbing myself of the gift of the present moment. The goal for today: pay attention to what is taking place directly in front of me, at this very moment... for that is truly the only thing that matters! Have a great day everybody!