We have a giant communication gap in this world & the root cause of this problem is identical to the root cause of every problem in human history... fear! Fear causes us to lie to each other & ourselves. Fear is either blocking us from seeing the truth or convincing us not to tell it... because you might not like me if I tell the truth. The goal for today: find the real Truth inside of yourself & communicate that Truth, clearly & openly... because we need to get back to believing that the Truth will set us free! Have a great day everybody!
The only Right thing to do when someone wrongs me, is to Love them. However, that doesn't mean that I should let them continue to wrong me. Sometimes people view this as being a doormat, but it's not. I can stop people from harming me without getting angry & resentful. Actually, anger & resentment are NEVER the solution to any problem! Self-defense doesn't require anger... in fact, anger ALWAYS makes self-defense more difficult. The goal for today: defend ourselves... with Love! Have a great day everybody!
Acting the right way will usually cause people to treat me the right way, but not always… so I have to be prepared for when that happens. I prepare myself by knowing that I decide how I feel… & no one can take that away from me. If someone insults me, I should ask myself if what they are saying is true & if it is, I should fix it… not be hurt by the truth. If it’s not true, then I should let it roll off my back & pray for the person that said it. The goal for today: always choose to feel good… because it isn’t sane, logical or rational to choose anything else! Have a great day everybody!
People tend to overcompensate for their supposed deficiencies. If I act like a know it all... it's because I'm afraid I'm not smart enough. If I act like a bully... it's because I'm afraid I'm not strong enough. If I act like I'm better than you... it's because I'm afraid I'm not good enough. Next time you feel yourself getting aggravated with someone for acting like this, remember that they are afraid & pray for them rather than getting angry or feeling hurt by them. The goal for today: be understanding! Have a great day everybody!
"God Himself, will not save men against their wills" ~Thomas Jefferson. A willing participant is an absolutely essential requirement in problem solving. For example: someone said "God help me not punch this person in the face!" Well, God can't force you to do what's right... but He can fill your heart with love & give you the choice of love or hate. Begging God to stop me from doing something that I "want" to do is a waste of time. The goal for today: don't ask God to revoke your free will... voluntarily line your will up with His... & be guaranteed a better result! Have a great day everybody!
"We took a searching & fearless moral inventory of ourselves" ~Anon. I've been practicing this for quite some time now... & it has literally taught me how to live. Here is what I found: Fear is the underlying cause of all of our problems... internal dishonesty is one of our most destructive habits... selfishness is the best way to end up alone... & justified anger is a bunch of bullshit! The goal for today: Pure motives, Honest thoughts, Selfless acts & a Loving heart... that's the key to Happiness! Have a great day everybody!
"Fear is a bluffer" -Unknown. I had to take off work yesterday, which is always uncomfortable for me. My girlfriend had surgery which is always a bit nerve racking. I got pulled over on my way there & that's always a little scary. And then I got to meet her parents for the first time in the waiting room. Fear could have destroyed the entire day, but I stayed vigilant & turned it out. As a result, I had no trouble getting the day off... the surgery went beautifully... I received money yesterday that covered the ticket... & I got along famously with the family. The goal for today: turn out fear! Have a great day everybody!
Motives mean everything! The motives behind our actions are what make them Right or wrong. Example: I had a friend jokingly ask "Can I ask God to let me win the lottery if I give the money to a charity?"... & I said "No, but you can ask God to let the charity win the lottery." Hiding a selfish motive underneath a good one is dishonest & deceitful... & therefore, can never bring the desired result. The goal for today: help someone for one reason & one reason only... because it's the Right thing to do! Have a great day everybody!
I always suggest to people that helping others is the most vital part of solving their own problems & people frequently say "How can I help people... I have nothing to offer." Well, that's just not true! Every single one of us have the tools required to help others. Here is a list of how we can help each other: Listen, care, love, lend a hand, hold a door, share a kind word, be there, share, teach (when possible). We need to live, love, laugh, learn & grow together... that's how we help each other! The goal for today: help someone! Have a great day everybody!
"We think too much & feel too little" ~https://youtu.be/uAd1WJ9gXo0. There are four sides to human nature... spiritual, mental, emotional & physical. When we intellectualize everything & ignore our hearts... things tend to go terribly wrong. For example: if I'm with a girl because she has all of the attributes on my checklist... I'm trying to intellectualize love & that's simply not possible. Love must be felt... not arranged in our minds. The goal for today: think with your mind, but know with your heart... because Life & Love require feeling! Have a great day everybody!