At 32 my life was coming undone & I had to find a better way of life because the way I was living nearly killed me. I found someone to help me & became willing to do whatever it took to fix it. I read... I studied... I learned... I put in the work to change my life... & as a result, things began to change for the better. The mistake that nearly ended me was that I was more concerned with getting than giving... I was selfish. Giving, rather than getting, is 100% guaranteed to make our lives better. It is impossible to give FREELY of yourself & be unhappy. The goal for today: give! Have a great day everybody!
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" ~2 Timothy 1:7. I constantly hear people saying that fear is normal & natural... I disagree. It is not a God given thing... we are not born with it... it is NOT human nature to be afraid. Just because everybody's doing it, doesn't mean it is normal & natural... that just means that it has become common place. The goal for today: unlearn fear... starve it to death by not giving it your attention... rise above fear & live free! Have a great day everybody!
We tend to compare our problems as if it is some sort of competition to win the "biggest problem in the world" award. The fact is that fear is how we measure the size of our problems. It doesn't matter if you are dying, or have social anxiety... the level of fear you attach to it is what dictates how it effects you. Fear is the root cause of our problems, so the next time you have a problem don't waste time thinking about the problem... spot, admit & correct the fear that caused the problem. The goal for today: don't compare problems... eliminate fears! Have a great day everybody!
Robert Smith (Dr. Bob) was a cofounder of AA, but I'm more impressed with his take on universal health care. He used his God given intuition to differentiate between the unwilling & the unable. If you were able to pay, you did... if you were unable, you didn't... & if you were unwilling, he taught you the 12 steps to help you become willing to take care of yourself. The goal for today: we don't need a new way of dealing with a new world... we simply need to get back to doing things the Right way! Have a great day everybody!
Money doesn't fix anything! Donate... donate... donate... that's all we do. Actually... physically... face to face... loving each other, like actual human beings, is the absolute only way to fix the problems that we are currently faced with in the world. Giving money is NEVER enough! Money is a very temporary fix to our lack of humanity. Writing a check can never do as much good as getting up off my ass & actually going out & giving love directly to another living thing. The goal for today: real humanity! Have a great day everybody!
I want to succeed in life... but what does that really mean? To me it means finding Happiness, Peace & Freedom. And how do we find these things? We find them by doing the Right thing, for the Right reason (Purity)... by telling ourselves the Truth (Honesty)... by giving freely of ourselves to others (Selflessness)... through the impersonal sense of goodwill toward all (Love). More importantly, how do we keep these things? By teaching them to others. The goal for today: know if I'm not helping others... I'm not succeeding! Have a great day everybody!
I used to want certain things to be true & certain things to be false. For example: when something went wrong, I wouldn't take responsibility... I would rather believe that it was someone else's fault. Now... I just want the Truth to be the Truth & I want to know what it is. For example: when something goes wrong, I want to take responsibility... because I know I can't fix it if I don't. Personal responsibility leads to personal freedom. The goal for today: seek, find & follow the Truth... no matter what! Have a great day everybody!
“If you both show a willingness to remedy your own defects, there will be little need to criticize each other” ~Anon. Wow! The more I read things like this, the more I realize how lost I was in life. In large part, we are all (myself included) walking around with our heads in our asses. There are not a lot of people that truly know how to… & put the effort into, living Right. If we came anywhere near living like this everyday… there would instantly be a profound change for the better in the world. The goal for today: fix “MY” mistakes & change the world! Have a great day everybody!
Every problem we experience is an opportunity to fix something. When a problem comes to the surface & steps out into the light, that is our chance to get rid of it... for good! Sometimes the problem scares us & we quickly bury it again... other times, we rise to the challenge & overcome a major difficulty. I don't like having problems & I will do what I can to prevent them, but when they come... I try to put them to good use. The goal for today: seize upon your difficulties as an opportunity to learn & grow! Have a great day everybody!
Giving is living! Our purpose for existing is to "give" Love. We are literally here to learn how to give Love out freely to others, unconditionally, expecting nothing in return. And we know this because in those brief moments when we are being truly Selfless... we feel truly alive. The ONLY feeling that can come from Honestly & Genuinely giving Love is Joy... & there is no greater feeling than that. The goal for today: know that the one & only way to feel loved, is to give Love... & give it freely! Have a great day everybody!