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…
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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!
I try to look for the good in people & in situations. We have a tendency to find what we are looking for, so if I am constantly looking for a problem... I will constantly have one. A changed perception of life, the world & the people in it... will cause life, the world & the people in it to change for me. If I don't want to live in a constant state of negativity, I need stop looking for negativity. Most people don't believe that their problems are a direct result of their own thinking... but I am 100% certain of it now. The goal for today: seek positives... because I will most certainly find what I seek! 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!
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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!
Did you ever watch a movie that had such a positive message that it moved you to tears... live that way! Did you ever listen to a song that reminded you of what it feels like to love... live that way! Did you ever stand for the national anthem & feel like the proudest person on earth... live that way! Did you ever completely lose it while watching someone who has nothing, give everything... live that way! Make those moments a reality! The goal for today: find the things that move us most... & live that way! Have a great day everybody!
"If trouble comes, cheerfully capitalize it as an opportunity..." ~Anon. What should I do if I encounter trouble? Should I run & hide from it? Should I wrestle & fight with it? Or should I capitalize on it & use it as a chance to prove to myself that ALL trouble can be overcome? When I rise above a problem I feel a sense of accomplishment that could not have been experienced had the problem not presented itself. The goal for today: don't go looking for trouble, but when it does come... seize the opportunity & rise above it! Have a great day everybody!
"You don't get anywhere by yourself" ~Matt Ryan. We are not in this life alone... we cannot succeed at life alone... we simply are not built to be alone. We must be humble enough to accept help... & selfless enough to give that help out freely to others. We are all in this together & until we truly understand what that means, we stay stuck... right here... divided. If God intended for us to be alone, He wouldn't have created 7 billion of us. The goal for today: know that humility + selflessness = unity... & unity means we don't have to do this alone! Have a great day everybody!