In the movie Risen, Peter says something to the effect of... "Now that I have learned how to help people properly, how can I do anything else?"... and he said it with the most genuine smile on his face. I feel the same way... every time I help someone, I am reminded that giving freely of myself to another, feels better than anything else that I have ever experienced. Once I felt the pure bliss that comes only from giving unconditional love... there was no turning back. The goal for today: give love... genuinely, frequently & freely! Have a great day everybody!
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"You can't transmit something you haven't got" ~ Anon. This Principle applies to the individual, the nation & the world... as do all of the Principles I write about. Selfishness can never lead to world peace. If we keep taking from our homes, our nations & our world... unity is destroyed & we ALL lose. The reason that the human race is having so many problems right now is because we are trying to fix things from the top... down. We are waiting for world leaders to fix it... when it absolutely MUST get fixed in the individual first. The goal for today: stop waiting for happiness, peace & freedom to rain down on us from above; we must find it inside first... & then we can spread it around…
I've come to the conclusion that there is a very big difference between belief in, & dependence upon, God. Most people believe that there is a God of some sort... but what does it really mean to depend on God? To me, dependence means asking myself, & then doing, what I believe God would want me to do. For example: everybody on Earth knows that God would want us to forgive people... but we frequently refuse to do so. The goal for today: don't just believe there is a God... actually do what we believe He would have us do! Have a great day everybody!
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Open-mindedness is a requirement of learning... learning is a requirement of problem solving... problem solving is a requirement of happiness. At 32 years old, my life was saved by 3 things that I was previously too close-minded to believe in. Despair finally opened my mind... & thank God it did, or I would most certainly be dead today. Now, not only am I still alive... but I'm experiencing a level of Life, Love & Abundance, that I previously did not believe was possible. The goal for today: keep an open mind... because it is an essential requirement to all of our happiness, peace & freedom! Have a great day everybody!
Trust issues, insecurities, jealousies... we can fix that! These problems are actually NOT caused by the actions of others... they are caused by fear & misunderstanding. I had trust issues because I expected people to tell me the Truth... when I should have looked inside of myself for it. I had insecurities because I was looking to other people to make me feel safe & secure... instead of drawing on my own inner resources. I was jealous because I thought it was your job to supply me with what I wanted & needed. The goal for today: look inward for Truth, Strength & Supply... & no one can ever hurt you again! Have a great day everybody!
"Pity is always a bad thing. It is a counterfeit. The real thing is compassion" ~Emmet Fox. I really like this one! Pity is when I feel sorry for you & that's it... the end. Compassion on the other hand, is a sense of sorrow combined with a strong desire to be helpful. I don't want to simply walk away thinking "sucks to be them"... I want to stop & help them because I know how bad it sucks to be where they're at. The goal for today: don't stop at pity... follow all the way through to compassion & we can change the world! Have a great day everybody!
I like the saying "The only time you should look down on anyone is when you are helping them up." That's what happened to me & that's what I try to do for others. In my time of need, a friend who had turned their life around, extended their hand & helped lift me up out of my troubles. Now I spend my time paying that gift forward to others... & helping others is the one thing that is guaranteed above all else, to keep me from slipping back into that trouble. The goal for today: help somebody, in whatever way I can... so we can all rise above our troubles together! Have a great day everybody!
The solving of any & all problems goes kinda like this: 1) Admit that "I" am the problem 2) Admit that God is the solution 3) Put that solution into practice 4) Uncover my own past mistakes 5) Admit those mistakes to others 6) Become willing to let them go 7) Ask God to take them all away 8) Become willing to make it right 9) Go out and repair the damage 10) Watch out for new mistakes 11) Start & finish my day with God 12) Help everyone I possibly can The goal for today: fully understand and put the effort into living by this formula! Have a great day everybody!
For years I felt hopelessly alone... & now I know why. I didn't really understand it because I usually felt alone either when I wasn't alone... or I chose to be alone. It's strange how we tend to isolate ourselves & then complain of loneliness. Loneliness is actually a symptom of fear. I was afraid I would do or say something wrong & you wouldn't like me... so I would isolate or get hammered to avoid facing that fear. The goal for today: get rid of fear... & focus more on giving friendship than getting it! Have a great day everybody!
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Bill Wilson, a co-founder of AA, tried to help a lot of people get sober & it didn't work. One day, when he was just about to throw in the towel, he said to his wife "I give up! This isn't working... none of these guys are staying sober"... his wife replied "But you are Bill." Here we are... 83 years later & that statement by Lois Wilson is still saving lives. The person receiving help may or may not get & stay well... but the person giving help will ALWAYS triumph, over any & all difficulties. The goal for today: don't forget this Master Law of Life... giving is far more powerful than getting! Have a great day everybody!