I spent about 20 years unhappy, with no inner peace, major trust issues & little or no self-esteem. Then one day a friend gave me an absolutely shocking piece of information. He informed me that it was not my significant others job to provide me with happiness, peace, security, self-esteem... or any other things that are supposed to come from "inside" of a person. Out of despair, I tested his theory & sure enough... he was right. The goal for today: stop demanding that the world around me supply me with things that can ONLY come from within! Have a great day everybody!
Stress is an incredibly destructive force! When I let it get the best of me, I can literally feel the damage that it is causing. It can destroy our peace of mind, our emotional stability... & even our physical health can take a beating under the influence of stress. Where does stress come from... what is at the root of this destructive force? You guessed it... FEAR! The same thing that is at the root of ALL of our problems. The goal for today: spot, admit & correct my fears... & regain mental, emotional & physical health! Have a great day everybody!
"Don't let your emotions have free rein & run away with your common sense" ~Emmet Fox. I once believed that my emotions controlled my thinking & there was nothing I could do about it... but now I know better. When I allow my emotions to control my thinking, my common sense goes out the window & I start thinking crazy shit like insulting someone is going to make me feel better. On the other hand, when my thinking controls my emotions... I can see how insane that is. The goal for today: ask God to direct my thinking, so I can think Right... feel Right... & act Right! Have a great day everybody!
Docendo discimus - teach in order to learn. I have a friend that every time he helped me, he thanked me... & I was confused. I remember thinking... he's the one helping me, why does he keep thanking me? Now I get it! Every time he helped me or taught me something, he learned something too... that's how human nature works. We are all the same... we are all one... & it would be impossible for me to truly teach you something, without learning something for myself. The goal for today: help somebody... because I'm probably going to tell them exactly what "I" need to hear! Have a great day everybody!
"Seek & ye shall find" Another brilliant brushstroke of simpleton genius! We always find what we seek. If I seek misery... I find it. If I seek aches & pains... I find them. If I seek all of your faults... I find all of your faults. On the other hand: If I seek happiness, health & positivity... that's what I find. I spent most of my life seeking out everybody else's flaws, in an attempt to feel better about myself... & it simply did not work! The goal for today: I am going to seek the good in everyone I come in contact with... & I'm gonna find that shit! Have a great day everybody!
Happiness, peace & freedom come from inside... not outside. If I expect the world around me to make me feel happy... I'll never be happy. If I expect the world around me to supply me with peace... I'll never be at peace. If I expect the world around me to give me a sense of freedom... I'll never be free. These things already exist deep down inside of us all... we don't need to "GET" them from somewhere else. When I turn inward in search of these things, they suddenly appear, as if they had been there all along... because they have been. The goal for today: let happiness come from my heart... not someone else's actions! Have a great day everybody!
"Two wrongs don't make a right." We were all taught this as kids. We have heard it said a million times. We all know it to be true in our hearts & would never argue it. So why don't we live it? Why do we constantly trade hate for hate, insult for insult & hurt for hurt? Why do we not do what we know in our hearts to be true? We must follow our hearts, we must give love in return for hate, kindness for insults & comfort for hurt. The goal for today: don't just say it, don't just think it & don't just know it... live it! Have a great day everybody!
"The meek shall inherit the earth" When I hit bottom... & there was nowhere left to go but up, my mind opened... I let God in & He taught me how to retake control of my life. My peace of mind, my sanity & serenity, my kindness & compassion, my patience & tolerance... all of these things came back! And now that they are back... I have devoted my life to helping others reach this same goal. The goal for today: know that There is a Solution, to any & all problems, & it's yours for the taking if you want it enough! Have a great day everybody!
Lawyer: Don't you ever get worried? Client: Would it help? ~from the movie Bridge of Spies. This spy was potentially facing the electric chair & he didn't seem worried. When asked why he wasn't worried, he simply said... "Would it help?" The point is that worry never fixes anything... it doesn't solve our problems... it doesn't help our cause... it certainly won't get us out of jail... in fact, it is essentially a negative & therefore, nothing good can ever come from it, so why do it? The goal for today: know that worry is really just fear & therefore, a waste of time! Have a great day everybody!