"It is a spiritual axiom that any time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us" ~Anon. This was an eye opening statement to me. I thought I was disturbed because there is something wrong with you. I thought if only the rest of the world would see things my way & act the way I want... life would be wonderful. This false belief, that my disturbance could come from outside of me, was destroying my peace, & our unity. The goal for today: if I'm disturbed, I must find out what's wrong with me, not you! Have a great day everybody!
“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love ” ~Goethe. If I'm depressed, it's because I love my depression. If I'm anxious, it's because I love my anxiety. If I'm miserable, it's because I love my misery. That may not sound sane... but it is a fact! It would not be possible to put the required amount of effort into being happy... & still end up miserable. If I want to be happy... I must love happiness! The goal for today: give my heart to everyone's happiness, peace & freedom! Have a great day everybody!
I don't feel alone because I'm alone... I feel alone because I'm afraid. When I'm afraid, I selfishly look for people to make me feel better. When I'm not afraid, I unselfishly look for people to help, in an attempt to make them feel better... & not alone. Next time you are experiencing a negative emotion, try to help someone having a similar problem. When you are done trying to help them... do exactly what you told them to do. The goal for today: control your emotions by helping others & taking your own advice! Have a great day everybody!
I'm happy to say that I did find someone to help yesterday... & it instantly got me out of my difficulties. This altruistic method of working has never once failed me & words cannot express how grateful I am to have found it. A very close friend had a terrible dilemma & was desperately in need of help. So not only did it help me, but it helped them overcome a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Not everyone believes that Spiritual Principles will solve ALL of our problems... but I for one, wouldn't trade this way of life for the world & everything in it! The goal for today: Altruism! Have a great day everybody!
Sometimes I feel like I'm not allowed to have a bad day. Because of the things I write & because you need inspiration... I need to be at the top of my game every day. Most days, inspiration comes kinda easy to me, but today... not so much. My mind is a bit cluttered with negative thoughts & now it's time to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. Can I take my own advice & apply it wholeheartedly? We will find out. The goal for today: give love... & rise above! Have a great day everybody!
"Be, and not seem" ~Emerson. What value is there in "seeming" to be a good person? I think I honestly believed that as long as I could convince you I was doing good, that meant I was... regardless of the reality of the situation. I would tell you I was doing good when I really wasn't & then wonder why you couldn't help me. I would tell you I understood when I really didn't & then wonder why I didn't learn anything. The goal for today: find your Real strength & direction deep down inside & don't just "seem" ok... "BE" ok! Have a great day everybody!
THERE IS A SOLUTION... I know what it is... & I want to share it with you! I have stumbled upon a universal solution, based in Principle, tried & true since the dawn of man, guaranteed to solve any problem we can dream up. Do I sound crazy yet? Well, I'm not crazy. I have spent the past 12 years sharing this solution with people & watching their problems fade away. The only people it doesn't work for are people that don't do what it asks of them. But for those who actually follow the directions, the success rate is 100%. The goal for today: solve problems! Have a great day everybody!
If I told you that you are in total control of your own happiness & misery... would you believe me? One of the biggest mistakes I've made in my life was believing that my feelings were being dictated for me, by someone or something else. The fact of the matter is that nothing & no one can force us to feel a certain way... we ALWAYS choose for ourselves. The goal for today: take control & KNOW that you can be happy no matter what anyone says or does! Have a great day everybody!
There really is no such thing as death... life is eternal. When the physical body fails... the soul continues on. When someone passes on, we should celebrate their life... rather than mourn their death. That's what God would want... & that's what the loved & lost would want as well. Emmet Fox says that a strong enough bond of love, leads to an eternal connection with the ones we love. We will always feel their presence as long as we give love in their name. The goal for today: honor the deceased by loving the people around you! Have a great day everybody!
"The shortest distance between two points is a straight line" ~Archimedes. This Principle doesn't only apply to math, it also applies to life in general. For example: I can list all of my problems... such as co-dependency, relationship troubles, anxiety, drug addiction, alcoholism, depression, people pleasing, etc. etc. Or... I can take the straight line & acknowledge that fear is the underlying cause of ALL of my problems. The goal for today: stop taking the long way around... & let's get straight to the solution! Have a great day everybody!