"Faith, acts promptly and boldly on the occasion, on slender evidence."
It's comforting to choose a path that seems well-lit and predictable. But, once in a while, we seem to know with inexplicable confidence that it's time to take a risk.
Moving in faith takes a joyful heart and willingness to surrender perfectionism. Those leaps, both big and small, bring us to a new level of living, thinking and loving.
Let today be the day you giggled more, laughed more, wept
more, fell to your knees more in gratitude and in silliness and saw the
preciousness in the passing of things.
For when you become like the little
children you will enter the kingdom of heaven, and the kingdom is already here,
friends, disguised as an ordinary year, an ordinary day, an ordinary moment,
waiting for your eyes to open wide to its abundant treasures.
Sometimes we fall apart, and sometimes in the midst of
falling apart, we remember more clearly where our feet are rooted.
Held by gravity; always falling, yet
somehow always supported. Sometimes we are brought to our knees, and we
remember our knees, and nothing has happened from the perspective of the
ground, save for the birdsong and the first light of dawn.
I thought of you after despair paid a visit.....this is what
it gave me........in this dream
you are in this wild water
and you are so scared and you struggle more then you have
had to struggle
you try to scream for help, even though you know no one
you are still asleep and the moment comes when you know
oh wow....it’s a dream
without thinking you know
there is peace in both the struggle and the drowning
It is not for you to judge the journey of another's Soul. It
is for you to decide who you are, not who another has been, or has failed to
I like seeing people act with integrity and unselfishly, not
focused on greed at the expense of others. Nobody gets away with anything.
Sometimes people think they're being slick by maligning or slandering another,
for example, and they think they're getting away with something
I too sometimes fall into this trap. I'm no better or worse
than anyone. I strive for righteousness and do my best.
I'm quick to correct my
faults if I notice any and would never intentionally wrong another.
Often we make "observations" not necessarily
judgments. A person playing with fire increases their chances of being burned
its inevitable, not a judgment just an observation.
For every action there is an equal opposite reaction, it is
just the nature of things. Sowing bad seeds, yields a bad unproductive
Sowing good seeds upon good fertile ground yields an
abundant harvest. Here again, just an observation.
Now for the individuals that choose to sow bad seeds...when
they could have spent that very same time sowing good seeds...again their
harvest will be their own. We all will reap what we have sown. Not a judgment,
just an observation.
That’s my humble opinion.
open our minds and hearts to new information, ideas and points of view and be
willing to change our paradigms when it becomes clear that they're wrong."
Life doesn’t always go our way but that isn’t necessarily a
bad thing. Much of life is like art…it is in the eye of
What one person sees as a tragedy another might see as an
Changing your perception of life is easier said than done,
but then again, so is everything. It is much easier saying I want to write this
article than it actually is to write it. But if even one person feels better
after reading this, it was completely worth the time and effort.
You have a roof over your head. This is something I try to
remind myself of on a daily basis. That statistic gave me a new appreciation
for sleeping in my bed.
You’re working to improve yourself. There are no limits,
only plateaus. Perhaps you feel like you’re stuck on a plateau, but just being
conscious of that fact is HUGE. It means you know a change needs to happen.
You dream big. The world you see today was created by dreamers.
Before reality takes hold the process of imagination and dreaming must take
place. Some of the greatest minds in the world came up with their best ideas
Forgiveness is one of life’s most important lessons. Those
that can learn to forgive tend to live in more peace, and it is important to
remember that forgiving yourself is just as important.
You are forgiving.
onto anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a
sore jaw from clenching your teeth.
Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and
the lightness in your life.
Few things are more beautiful in life than having friends,
family, or a significant other that loves you. Never take these relationships
for granted and always take a moment to thank these people for being in your
life. You are love
You don’t need much in your wardrobe. I only have enough
clothes to fit in one suitcase, but I also don’t allow myself to get sucked
into the world of fashion. Be happy you have sufficient clothing for your life.
You have cloths
You have clean water.
783 million people do not have access
to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation
think about that for a moment. Let it sink in. If you have clean water you are
Staying genuine in a society surrounded by false advertising
is difficult. If you know who you are, what you want in life and refuse to sell
part of yourself for monetary gain is thankful. Some have no idea who they are
even with all the money in the world.
Truly great experiences come to those who stay open to
possibilities. Being able to experience life in another country is eye opening
and will benefit you far into the future.
My question is when did you come to realize that you believe
OR don’t believe in god?
No one is born with belief it is due to indoctrination;
babies are born neutral and as I said it is not a choice not a conscious
I didn’t make a choice to be a human being.
I didn’t make a choice to be born or being a female for that
If I did I did not remember. Children do not have the
capabilities of thinking beyond themselves until about the age of four. There
is no God or spirituality to them. They literally do not have the developmental
ability to process it.
Every newborn baby knows nothing about gods, nationality,
racism, homophobia, misogyny or which football club to belong to until they are
told what to believe or follow.
Children will emulate the adults around them.
By default when we are born we have no beliefs. A God would
be one of those things we have no belief in. Granted it is not an atheist by
thought, but in the simplest of terms. Until someone mentions a God, describes
it, and presents it as something existing, the baby will have no belief in a
God; if nobody ever mentioned this God, or presents the concept.
If we look at Piaget’s theory of moral development, children
do begin moral development until the age of 4. Between 4-7, children begin to
display heteronymous morality. The think justice and rules as unchangeable
properties in the world, removed from the control of people.
From 7-10, they
begin moral reasoning. Once they hit 10, they start to show autonomous
morality. This is the age where they realize rules and laws are created by
people. Also, they understand judgment and consequences.
Babies/infants and toddlers literally cannot
understand morality, let alone morality in a religious sense.
I know I was born not believing was mildly indoctrinated in
my early years, questioned to myself the validity of religion belief in around
high school, concluded there was no religion by the time I was 20-ish. I really
hate labels, so I made a personal conclusion and my "Faith" is with
me and believe that there is a higher power than me you might call God or IT or
Universe that did not requires following any religious faith.
All I have to do
to is to get educated and learn to think critically.
Belief is an option whether to believe Bunkum or you need to belong to a herd that blindly follows some leader.
If belief were a conscious choice, you could easily choose
to believe anything I tell you now, no matter how crazy and really believe it,
but you would not be able to.
You would realize, you really did not believe.
My goal is truth. That's it. And it seems simple, but it's
not. Explaining truth can be confusing to those who are indoctrinated to think
in a certain way.
But what tools do you use to determine the truth?
How much do
critical thinking skills apply?
I do my best to bypass my emotions and opinions, even
forgoing anecdotal experience in favour of hard facts and reality.
And I admit
when I'm wrong, because learning is more important than being right.
However, we seem to live in a world where it is important to
have an opinion, but that's it. It doesn't matter if it's based in fact.
a species that are run by emotions, and they have a pesky way of clouding our
Why do I need to be a theist or an atheist other than just
be a human being?
Each of these two groups is best showing how the other is
wrong of which I realize their intention is to confuse.
Unfortunately, we can’t
deny the fact we all are humans.
As for being a theist or an atheist, it is a
The two groups are indirectly looking for FOLLOWERS and I am not here
to follow any groups, esp. those that don’t look eye to eye.
Maybe I was born
ahead of my time...
Theist is someone who believes in gods.
A - Theist is anyone who is NOT a Theist.
It is a very simple definition.
Atheist is NOT a word made up to collectively describe a
group of people who once knew of a god and then just decided to be
contradictory and rejected that belief.
A - Theism is just NOT being a Theist for whatever reason
whether you are too young to know about gods or whether you have logically
applied reason and reached the personal conclusion that gods are just a man med
concept that have no bearing in the real world.
We're all humans we tend to like to categorize things,
including ourselves theism/atheism is one kind of categorization. Sometimes,
it's useful and meaningful, other times it's not. But we all do it. Heck, even
categorizing ourselves as 'human' sets us apart from other life.
just then say, 'we're all life? Let’s get along!'
It is about opening a room for learning new things. Not
making an absolute decision, but seeing that all things relate to one another.
I’m pretty certain there is a LOT of life out there, and very likely a good
number of intelligent, technological beings, some even very far ahead of us.
But that said, I very much doubt any of them, except in rare
cases where they emerged nearby each other in both space and time, ever cross
each other's paths. The realities of interstellar space travel are pretty stiff
obstacles, and I would bet few, if ANY at all, ever work out how to overcome.
That, plus the other uncertainties involved that can affect a planet and its
biosphere will also have a significant impact in diminishing those numbers.
I’ve been learning all my life about everything I can lay my
hands on, and I long ago understand that wishful thinking is a huge barrier to
understanding the world as it really is and not as I’d like it to be.
200 years ago we didn't know what we know now, and we know
some pretty important and fundamental stuff, you should look into it.
us why some things are impossible, some unlikely, and explains a lot of things
we know definitively. It also outlines the boundaries of the things we don't
know, and in many cases why we don't 'know' them -- yet -- and where they
probably fit in relation to what we do know. Don’t base hopes on our ignorance
-- that's exactly what religion does.
Truth of the matter is none of us know our true origins. I
personally don't believe intimate objects magically create life.
So life must
have always existed.
It is certainly one of the most interesting topics to read
about. I believe the Earth as well as the Universe is living beings.
Atheism/atheist and theism/theist are descriptors in
relation to belief in god or gods, and NOTHING more. Atheists have no belief in
god, theists do.
The reasons for atheists not having a belief in god can vary
widely, and atheism says NOTHING about their other beliefs except that they
don't include god.
The beliefs of theists can vary widely, and what ties them
together is a belief in god.
I've never liked the term bucket list. For me that sounds
like a list of things to 'tick off'; a get-off-the-bus-get-on-the-bus kind of
view of travelling. I prefer to make
choices to live my life including the experiences I want to have, so travel
becomes my lifestyle.
Don't let short-term pleasures seduce your focus from your
long-term Purpose. When they begin to recur it's the perfect recipe to get
short sighted and lose our clarity. DECIDE to follow through your purpose and
stay the course no matter what obstacles is thrown your way for what it's
/ \ We aren't guaranteed a tomorrow.
So can we meet here,
beyond our story of time, beyond our plans and prayers, beyond all hope of a future salvation, and discover what is true and present NOW?
If tomorrow never comes, and it may or may not, can THIS be enough? Do we really need time to be fully what we are?
The death of seeking is the death of time, and we could call it 'love'. Time is the guarantee of promise and hope.....
Where there is none.
There are no promises or sentiments of hope in the here and now.
Do we need to be anything other than exactly as we are? Nothing like in the photos, it’s so ordinary, so nothing and yet so interesting.
Intimate like a wood fire, or chocolate or good red wine.
I hope to live in a world where people put their faith in
understanding science, the lack of fictitious Gods, and a world where kindness
and respect for one another and for all the creatures on this planet, is paramount.
This is just a pipe dream that I doubt will ever come to fruition.
leaders can certainly help to bring about this change but they are too narrow
minded and focused on their own greed to accomplish this.
You can't be a
revolutionist if you belong to a political party.
I believe that the winds of time and chance happen to us all,,,
but the universal changes that you are calling for, there are many of us
calling for but what we the people are not being informed of is the sacrifice
and the debt to pay in order to birth and produce these changes, it's much like
having children, it's a full life transformation that requires your ALL
The revolution really needs to be a reformation ...-and
resolution and repentance in order to produce permanent LIFE outcomes, and not
the religious whoredom that prostitutes the true and genuine love and light. This
alone must be our guide and hope eternal...
When suffering under the addiction to thinking, clarity and
the occasional free space of mind is relief.
When we think, we are going to make mistakes.
The flow of
thought it isn't always right and we can jump on any words and form words
Defending or agreeing.
We often feel something if words don't agree
with our words. Battle. To harmonise we must rise above thought not below to
the level of animal. Left or right, up or down, sometimes a smile, sometimes a
frown, both are faces of same coin
Where there's humans there will be corruption, and where
there's a need for control there will be no real freedom.
'True freedom cannot
be offered from above it must be taken from below'.
Nothing will change unless
we make changes to THE WAY we are governed and do business...
When intentions are good and felt with love it
Love is not perfect and good thing it isn't, but two people
can be perfect for each other because they accept and embrace each other’s
imperfections. That is the truest love, loving 100% of a person no matter of
religion or race or personal beliefs.
Imperfectly perfect love.
The best opportunity for perfect love is mother to child,
for me that is. Perfect love is the unconditional love.
When I remember to say my silent mantra which is kind of a
feeling combined with a few essential concepts I can have perfect love whenever
and wherever I am. The concepts I contemplate are in no particular order and
with no particular need to remember it all
'I feel limitless,
unconditional love. I am a conduit for limitless, unconditional love. Limitless
unconditional love flows naturally through me and out of me'
Tolerance and acceptance of people’s differences certainly
brings us closer to achieving it. Sometimes I think it's a lack of feeling
connected can get warped into a search for perfect love - which doesn't really
exist because people aren't perfect.
Love is everywhere you don't need a "MESSIAH" to
find love my friends. But everyone has the right to believe what they want and
if you need an image to turn to for guidance then again your choice.
Religion as a whole is outdated.
We no longer needed to be
told to love each other; we've learnt to do that by ourselves. I think that is
how to do the change bit, and how you learn to love.
Looking for and basing love on conditions … is
Conditions are changeable and no lasting happiness will be
found even if you enact the very change you wanted; you will soon want
something different and the conditions for your love will change. Not to worry
change in inevitable.
The love we are looking for comes only from within and is
unchangeable and not based on conditions. Do not be distracted from your love
by outside conditions. Or go ahead and do so, but knowing you are doing so
It is all good.
Love is real should you choose to accept it without
expectations but that can prove to be easier said than done!
Open your heart to love and you will see it’s real but
imperfect but that life. Life would be totally a drag if everything was so
simple, wouldn't it!
We find that we live on an insignificant planet
of a humdrum star lost in a GALAXY tucked away in some forgotten CORNER OF A
UNIVERSE in which there are FAR MORE GALAXIES THAN PEOPLE.
EVERY ONE OF US is, in the cosmic perspective, PRECIOUS. If
a human DISAGREES WITH YOU, LET HIM LIVE. In a HUNDRED BILLION GALAXIES, you
will not find another.
For me, it is FAR BETTER to GRASP the Universe as IT REALLY
IS than to persist in DELUSION, however SATISFYING and REASSURING.
Who is more humble?
The scientist who looks at the universe
with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or
somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth
and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?
Is not RELIGION all DEEDS and all REFLECTION?
Who can SEPARATE their FAITH from their ACTIONS, or their BELIEF
from their OCCUPATIONS?
Something I've always known and had impress upon my son>>>>> once
you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life stop pursuing wealth it
can only make a person into a twisted being, you have to pursue objectives that
are not related to wealth.
It should be something more important:
stories of love, art, dreams of your childhood.
God has made us one way, we can feel the love
in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, and you
cannot take them with you.
You can only take with me the memories that were
strengthened by love. This is the true wealth that will follow you; will
accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.
Love can travel
thousands of miles and so life has no limits.
Move to where you want to go.
Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve.
Everything is in your heart and
in your hands.
What is the world's most expensive bed?
The hospital bed.
if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire
someone to take your illness that are killing you.
Material things lost can be
But one thing you can never find when you lose:
Whatever stage of
life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the
Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, and love
for your friends... Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.
Asking questions and seeking answers is what Further
Education is all about whether it's an Academic Education or educating oneself
in Life in general.
Only too often you realize that some people only ask
questions looking to be told what to believe, what to think and how to live.
They are absolving themselves of the responsibility of being
It's so easy to get someone else to do your thinking for you
and if at the end of the day it all goes wrong it was their fault, not yours.
You can very easily be selective about what you accept to
make your own mind up.
Real learning is NOT passive acceptance.
That is how you learn at school.
It is called Spoon Feeding.
Anyone who's had the opportunity to attend higher education
knows that you have to be selective as to what you accept and you are always in
a position to offer your personal interpretation and you NEVER wait for
information to come to you.
You go seeking knowledge with an inquisitive critical mind.
I think therefore I am. But to think that is what I am, with
all the misunderstandings, with all the bias I still have, with all the lack of
I am far from what I really am.
We all have some kind of misunderstood, things we thought we
know in the past. And as our mind gather more information, we see what we
understood or know was a misunderstood.
Those misunderstood back then at its
present moment how strongly we thought we understand it, as same as what we
think we understand now.
Thus how could we think what we understand now is
really is. What we understand now is only the best we know how. We could not
have find out it is a misunderstood thing without new information, those
information are from what we learn.
Without learning how could we able to get
new information about what we think we understand. If you are strongly belief
in what you understand is the true than anything else come along even if it is
the true, you would pass it by as false information.
Most of us have experience
that with other, and you kept thinking to yourself what a stubborn person, or
lack of knowledge person.
Well by strongly belief what you are know is the
fact, the true. Then you are just like the person that you thought stubborn or
lack of knowledge.
Understanding this, I cannot claim “I know myself", but
to claim I know very little of myself, and consider what I know maybe a
misunderstanding because of lack of knowledge.
What I know about myself would
be very little, almost next to nothing.
One thing for sure is that I still
don't know myself, no matter how old I get, because there are always thing I
need to learn.
With this understanding would help me keep looking and try
to understand myself better.
The lighted up person is not our energy or spirit or soul.
The pain and pleasure of
any sentence is in the reading/listening I do and the believing I do thereafter
regarding the projection I create of "a writer/speaker", which could
only be me...reading/hearing it that way I read and heard it.
The burden of being real is the patience it takes to read
slower, listen slower, to the sentences hanging around the island.
No one forces me to read or listen the
way I do. That kind of blameless interpreting pins all my hopes on me to simply
not react to my own imagination regarding what I read, hear, and believe about
where I decide it comes from, those sentences, and those utterances.
Can say "he said-she
said" all I want to. That does not make me less responsible for my
interpretation or assumption of authorship.
Can explode and yell and
scream and weep and moan and laugh and sigh at anything I hear or read. The
topic can be anything! Anything! There is no one else making it come to life.
There is no one else forcing me to take the sentences seriously, or see them
that way, or assume they are right or wrong or mean this or that.
That emotion comes from
that interpretation. It cannot come from any other place. Nothing forces me to
Not once have I met an
author separate from the sentences, separate from my interaction with the words
spoken or painted.
The name of
"whoever" wrote it just another thing I interpret and decide I like
or don't like, approve of or don't approve of.
"That’s a cool
"That’s a dumb
"That name means they
are from this and that means they think this because that what I know about
that spot on the map I am making up out of my interpretations, memories,
Are the reader, listener
and believer of whatever words I find arranged in whatever sentences travel by
me. I make me miserable or happy or free or bound by what I believe about the
sentences and by what I imagine about the author...the further sentences I add
to the name of whomever I interpret.
I am a builder.
I make up a world and in
that world I make someone else responsible for how I made it up; a child on the
floor yelling at Lagos to "Behave!"
The bizarre agony and
strange delight of being real is I cannot fault any name for how I feel about a
world, a reality, a universe, if at all those are words I can use wisely. I
doubt I can.
I cannot know if another
side exists where what I imagine to be the case, or what I build from the
cases I have previously built, is actually there separate from how I imagine
and build it;
An alphabet in a lookout
tower made of black boards and chalk and slow-melting lit fuses;
In everything you do, you must first think about your final
objective. What is it that you REALLY want to accomplish?
Once you are able to
answer this question, then, and only then, will you know the right actions to
take. If you act without first knowing what your final objective is, you are
simply shooting in the dark, and you may find that the final outcome is
something that you never intended and do not want.
There is a right way and a wrong to do everything in life.
Even when you know the right thing to do, you can still do the right thing in
the wrong way.
For example, the doctor may prescribe a certain medicine for
your medical condition. It is the right medicine and it will heal your body if
you take it.
But, you can still take the right medicine the wrong way. If you
go home and take the entire bottle at one time, you will not achieve your
In fact, you will probably achieve the exact opposite of what
you wanted - you may die.
You can have the right intentions, the right effort, and the
right heart, but if you take the wrong action, it can nullify all of your
And, if you take the right action, in the wrong way or at the wrong
time, it can also cause you to fail.
One can compromise in one's actions without compromising one principles!
You must do the right thing, at the right time, and in the right
way. If one of those is foundation stones are not right, it can cause your
whole objective to fail and can even because unforeseen consequences that can
lead to even greater problems than the one that you were trying to solve to
We can only truly change when we fully accept ourselves as
we are right now; flaws, imperfections, doubts and all. A true painter uses the
canvas they are given; they will not wait for the perfect canvas to begin.
The art must happen now.
You want the perfect partner?
The perfect mother or father?
The perfect boss?
The perfect body?
The perfect feelings?
The perfect enlightenment?
The perfect life?
How about deeply accepting what is here, right now?
about deeply accepting others, as they actually are?
How about bowing to the
energies that are alive, dignifying the place where you stand?
A strange place to start, admittedly. Sounds a little, er,
back-to-front. Like giving up. Like settling for less than you deserve. Like
weakness. A self-indulgent pity party. Getting lost in the mud.
Is acceptance of 'what is' the same as giving up on the
possibility of change?
Does acceptance mean tolerating or "putting up
with" difficult feelings?
Does it mean blindly following violent impulses?
Not at all.
Does acceptance mean becoming detached and passive, turning
a blind eye to the violence in the world, letting others walk all over us and
our loved ones?
Does acceptance mean playing a false role, the role of the
"very spiritually evolved, deeply accepting, utterly peaceful person"?
Acceptance is not a role, and it's not personal.
Deep acceptance means aligning with the way things actually
It means staring life in the face, right now.
It means turning towards
what is here, what has been given, the actual canvas.
It means letting go of
false hopes and dreams and awakening to what is really true.
It means ending
the war, seeing through the illusion of a 'self' separate from this mysterious
movement of life. It means saying yes to the present scene of the movie, even
if it isn't the scene you'd planned or hoped for.
It is the that out of a deep and
uncompromising acceptance of this seemingly 'imperfect' moment, truly creative
and intelligent and surprisingly effortless change can happen. Because you're
no longer at war, and you're open to possibility, and you're fully alive.
You've nourished and fertilised the ground with loving attention and slowness, and now something new and beautiful can emerge.
Happiness is not a destination, then, or a goal.
It cannot be generated, bought or sold. It has nothing to do with how much you have. It cannot be controlled. It simply happens.
It happens when you stop seeking it.
It happens when you cease trying so hard.
It happens when you least expect it.
It happens in the gap between thoughts.
It happens in the silence underlying sounds.
It happens in the stillness of the morning,
or as the sun gently sets,
or as your heart breaks.
It can happen in the midst of sorrow,
grief, doubt, confusion, fear.
It can happen when you are unhappy,
for it has no opposite, no enemy, no limit.
It is never far away.
It is like the sky, ever-present,
even as the rain falls,
even as the storm rages.
Do not seek happiness;
be it, know it, remember it..
Gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to improve your
life and the lives of those around you.
For me happiness is Equilibrium. It's not about a joy or something that is pleasant to me... It's about the Balance that you have deep inside you, no matter what's going on outside... The certain point that is really You. Only in that point I can feel True happiness, that opens the feeling of Absolute.
Always consider the source when you hear or read information, especially on the internet. You can tell a lot about a person by what they talk about and how they say what they say.
There have always been plenty of fools to spread gossip and rumors, and even more idiots to accept what they say without ever questioning it or attempting to discover the truth.
And the rumor mill has even become worse with the explosion of the internet.
Today, haters can spread rumors without ever leaving their home, and without anyone ever knowing who they are.
They simply type some lies, allow the fools to spread their rubbish, and hope that enough idiots will believe the rumors that they invented.
These people are malicious cowards, refuse to be played by these people. Never blindly accept rumors or information.
Be wise and always be skeptical of rumors passed along especially when it comes from an anonymous source or someone of questionable character.
You are responsible for everything you think, everything you say, and everything you do.
So many people in today's society try to justify their wrong actions or somehow blame their actions on other people, but no matter what, they are responsible for their own actions. No matter how you spin it, the responsibility for your actions always land at your own front door.
The superior man or woman is always willing to take responsibility for what he or she does. Right or wrong, the superior will man up and own their actions, their words, and their thoughts. Never blames someone else for a choice that YOU alone made.
It is time to get back to the old ways, the times where men and women took responsibility for their own actions.
Think before you act and then do what you think is right. And if the results are not what you want them to be, at least you tried to the best of your ability to do the right thing.
We have control over our actions, not always the results of our actions.
There is no faster way to bring about misfortune than to
think it is coming. Thought is a powerful force, and it is a creative tool that
many people give little energy to or abandon in the face of any real threat to
safety or stability.
What are you worried about today?
Rather than worry
about it, would it not be a better use of your mental time to visualize a
Use your mind in this way and you will have tapped one
of the most extraordinary tools God has placed in your hand for the creation of
When I feel scared about some outcome or find myself to
start to worry, I remember who I am and, give
thanks for everything I have and take breaths with the mantra "All is
This makes me feel better because I know, in feeling better,
miracles really do happen. Then I feel even better, and the well being flows.
It is more about letting go of the outcome and
trusting that no matter how challenging life is, life is for me, and that
everything comes together for good it’s more about "trust" and
letting go, life’s challenges have a great way of stripping away attachments to
things of temporary value to reveal the things that really matter and are
eternal, like love, compassion, kindness etc.
You are without needs. There is nothing that you need to be
perfectly happy. You only think there is. Your deepest, most perfect happiness
will be found within, and once you find it, nothing can destroy it.
Do not miss a single chance not one single opportunity to
tell someone how wonderful they are, how special they are, how important to you
they are, how incredible as a person they are, how beautiful they are inside
Do not miss a single opening in which to insert such a comment,
genuinely felt and genuinely meant. Make it your life's mission today to bring
to the attention of another just how extraordinary they are. Say it. Say it. SAY
Their heart is waiting to know that their own best thought about themselves
can be believed.
Life is movement.
Movement is change.
Every time a sub
molecular particle swings through time and space, something is changing.
Change, therefore, is inevitable.
It is the nature of life itself.
The trick in
life is not to try to avoid change, but to create change.
Then it is the kind
of change you choose.
All of life is animated by a single fantastic energy, which
is the essence of everything that is -- including you. Isn't that amazing?
because this essence is who you are and what you are made of, it can obviously
never leave you. Perhaps not so obviously, it can also be wonderfully helpful.
It can bring you peace in moments of stress,
strength in moments of weakness,
courage in moments of fear,
wisdom in moments of confusion,
moments of anger, and
love in all the moments of your life.
All you have to do
is know that this is true, and it will be true for you, right now. I think
that's terrific, don't you?
You already know the reason that this particular
reminder came to you today...
Lying has become as common in our culture as telling the truth, but it shouldn't be that way. Make your word as good as gold. When you say that you are going to do something, do it. When you tell someone something, tell the truth.
There are some things in this world that you can give and still keep; your word is one of those things. And when you give your word, but don't keep it, you lose its value and you have little left.
Have enough self-respect to keep your word. Make your word mean something. Lying comes from fear have the courage to be honest and tell things like they truly are!
I told my sons from early on "No matter how rich or poor you are your word is the one thing no one can take from you only you can screw that up by not keeping it".
Be nice until it is time to not be nice.
In whatever position you find yourself, first determine your objective. You have to know what your ultimate objective is.
What is your purpose?
Always be nice until it is time to not be nice. Your intuition and your spirit will let you know when that time comes.
This can’t be accomplished if you allow your emotions to influence your decisions. Think rationally and accomplish your ultimate objective.
I gave you $10, she gave you $20. You felt that she was
better just because she gave you more. But she had $200. All I had was $10.
Too often we judge things without having all of the
pertinent information. Some people who seem caring and giving, have alternative
motivations; while others who seem less caring and benevolent are giving all
that they can.
Never judge a person or a situation without first making
sure that you know the facts.
There are those who give just to make themselves
look good or to fit in with their peers. And then there are those who give from
Make sure that you know the difference.
And, make sure that your own intentions are pure and noble.
When you help someone, do with pure intentions and love, not to impress others.