God Is Life
The word “Life” means more than just breathing to me… it’s more than just physical. To claim that I am truly alive, I must be happy, useful, faithful, caring & loving. For me, it’s not enough to simply say that life is good because I was able to open my eyes again this morning. I claim life when I have a genuine smile on my face… when I sincerely give love & kindness to those around me, expecting nothing in return… when I know in my heart of hearts that I am doing what I was built to do. The goal for today: achieve happiness by contributing to the happiness of others… & be truly alive!
God Is Love
People don’t create Love… they share it. God is the source of Love… & He gives us all an infinite supply. The only contingency on that supply is that I give it out freely to others. If I give Love freely out to you, I don’t expect you to give it back to me… I get replenished by the Source. It works like electricity… it flows in one direction. It goes from the main (God)… through the switch (me)… out to the bulb (others). It NEVER flows from the bulb, back to the main. The goal for today: always get Love from God… & always give Love to others!
God Is Spirit
Spirit: a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one’s character. Spirit is how I feel about doing what’s Right. If I feel good about helping people… I’m of good character. If I begrudgingly help people to get something for myself… I’m of not so good character. Getting rid of my selfishness is the only way to feel good about loving my neighbor… & loving my neighbor is the only way to truly build good character. The goal for today: build good character by helping others & see what it really means to feel good! Have a great day everybody!
God Is Soul
The soul is who we really are… it’s all that is good in us. Trouble is learned & unlearned… it comes & goes. But the good that lies deep down inside of every one of us is eternal… it lives on forever. The physical body returns to the earth… but the soul lives on forever! It travels in an upward spiral gathering good & shaking off bad at every turn. The goal for today: know that at our core, the part of us that never dies… lies all the good that we have ever or will ever experience! Have a great day everybody!
God Is Truth
There is a vitally important, fundamental difference between honesty & Truth. Honesty comes from our heads… but the Truth comes from our hearts. Honesty is when I tell you what I believe to be true… but the Truth is true whether I believe it or not. The Truth is ALWAYS available… there is absolutely nothing that can’t be known. The Truth isn’t something that you think… it’s something that you know, something you feel. The goal for today: don’t honestly think… Truthfully know! Have a great day everybody!
God Is Intelligence
Knowledge & information come from books & schools… but actual Intelligence comes from somewhere else. I could have a letter perfect memorization of a book & still not really, truly understand it. And if I don’t understand the words I’m reading, they aren’t of any real use to me. Example: we are all familiar with & can recite the Our Father… but do you really, truly understand the prayer & know what it means? The goal for today: get information from the world… but get Intelligence from God! Have a great day everybody!
God Is Principle
A Principle is an infallible, unbreakable Law of Life. Here are some of the Principles that I have learned (usually the hard way)…
1) We can’t be selfish & Happy.
2) Anger ALWAYS comes from fear.
3) We can’t do Good & feel bad.
4) We can’t do bad & feel Good.
5) We can’t get until we give.
6) We can’t fix it if we won’t admit it.
7) We can’t fix anger with anger.
The goal for today: know that these Laws are etched in Stone & working with them, rather than against them, is guaranteed to lead to Happiness! Have a great day everybody!
From The Inside… Out
For the past week I talked about 7 things that can only be acquired from within… Life, Love, Spirit, Soul, Truth, Intelligence & Principle. Parents give birth, but Life comes from within. Partners give feelings, but Love comes from within. We can teach what’s Right, but Spirit comes from within. The world gives experience, but Soul comes from within. Others give honesty, but Truth comes from within. Schools give education, but Intelligence comes from within. We all give opinions, but Principle comes from within. The goal for today: get Right… from the inside, out! Have a great day everybody!