There is a Truth in this world that always was, still is & always will be! When I capitalize "Truth" I'm talking about "The Truth." We get so excited about "new" things that we tend to abandon The Truth & write it off as outdated or obsolete. My favorite writer, Emmet Fox, was part of a movement called "The New Thought Movement" that was all based on ancient beliefs. It isn't always easy to modernize language whilst maintaining original intent, but it can be vitally important. The goal for today: make a brand new beginning of the one & only Original Truth... Love! Have a great day everybody!
I try to be kind & considerate without being a doormat or a pushover. Sometimes it's hard to help people & not get taken advantage of or taken for granted... but it can be done. If we are paying close attention & learning & growing along the way, we can be helpful, honest, open, kind, loving & giving... without being exploited, hurt, abused & vulnerable. The goal for today: know that loving each other is the key to our survival... so we need to learn how to help each other properly! Have a great day everybody!
I'm here to help! I've come to the conclusion that certain steps must be "taken" to solve problems & get our lives Right. I have also concluded that certain steps must be "taught" in order to maintain our success & keep our lives Right. This two fold process is the key to long term success. We can't take a solution & hoard it to ourselves, because our troubles are rooted in selfishness to begin with. Therefore, our own problem solving methods must be rooted in unselfishness if we want continued success. The goal for today: find help to get Right... give help to stay Right! Have a great day everybody!
In order to get Right & stay Right... I have to learn how to think Right & feel Right. We get Right by following our Heart & we stay Right by helping others follow their Heart. In between, we must think & feel Right. What does that mean? It means if I have to choose between helping someone & watching football... I have to look at helping others as the Right thing to do & feel Good about doing it. If helping others feels bad... we have a problem. The goal for today: let your Heart tell you mind that helping others feels Right... & then do it! Have a great day everybody!
"With Liberty and Justice for all" ~Francis Bellamy. Liberty means personal freedom... & Justice is defined as: judgement involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments. Sometimes the poetic beauty of these words overshadow their real significance... but their meaning is vital. They stand as a constant reminder that we are ALL free to govern ourselves, via our own conscience. The goal for today: don't wait for a judge to tell you it's wrong... follow your own heart & live Free! Have a great day everybody!
There are two types of leaders: those who lead by example... & those who lead by force. I have never been a big fan of following the leader sitting on his thrown barking orders. I would much rather follow the one with his feet on the ground... the one who "shows" me how it's done... the one who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty right along side of me. A real leader is not really someone above everybody else... but an equal... a counterpart. The goal for today: let us all be leaders in our own way... & let us all lead those around us to better lives! Have a great day everybody!
Balance is a vitally important part of life... & it seems to be one of the most difficult things to achieve. We swing back & forth from 1 unhealthy extreme to another & wonder why things never seem to go our way. Example: I helped someone once & it came back to bite me... so I decided that I was never going to help anyone ever again. I helped the wrong person, the wrong way, for the wrong reason. Balance wouldn't say to never help anyone again... it would say learn how to help people properly. The goal for today: avoid extremes... find balance... become happy, helpful & free! Have a great day everybody!
"If God is with us, who then can stand against us" ~Romans 8:31. If I do what I know in my heart is Right... things can't go wrong. No enemy can defeat me... no trouble can overcome me... no people, places or things outside of myself can rule me or ruin me. My Life & Destiny are in my own hands. I cannot lose anything worth having, nor keep anything unearned. I cannot be defeated in any just cause, nor be victorious in the unjust. I cannot be trampled under foot, nor trample the hearts of others. When I do what I know is Right... there is perfect Justice. The goal for today: Justice! Have a great day everybody!
Fear is the thing that robs us of life! It keeps us from chasing our dreams... obtaining our goals... & living our lives. Fear is the root cause of ALL of our problems. Everything from a high school break-up to a world war stems from someone's fear. The crazy part is when we honestly look at our fears, we find that fear causes the things we are most afraid of, to happen. For example, my fear of being alone causes me to act in a manner that makes people not want to be around me. So my fear of being alone... causes me to be alone. The goal for today: get rid of fear... & get back to Life! Have a great day everybody!
I thought the story of the 4 horsemen was about how our loving god was going to bring us death & pestilence because we didn't do what he asked. Now I have a slightly different take on it. I believe the story was intended to teach us about the 4 sides of human nature... spiritual, mental, emotional & physical. When we no longer allow ourselves to be fear mongered, we can properly interpret these things. The goal for today: let God (spiritual), direct my thinking (mental), feel good about helping others (emotional) & then actually go & do it (physical)! Have a great day everybody!