Something has "utility," when it provides value, like running water in a home. Each one of us provide utility to the world as a whole. We each have value because we're here. And, despite the current societal trend, we all need each other. There's a need for each and every person to add their value, … Continue reading Utility
Timing is everything. When it's right, it's oh so good. When it's not the right time, no amount of wishing or good will can make it work. Trust the timing.
Strength doesn't always mean a show of brute force. Sometimes strength is choosing to be calm and gentle. Strength comes from your choices. How you choose to react to situations shows your true strength.
Tension may create a diamond out of coal, allegedly, but it sure doesn't help create good ideas. A closed fist and a closed mind prevent anything new from coming in, good or bad. Learn to relax. Let the good flow to you. It's not always guaranteed, but it can definitely better reach you when you … Continue reading Relax
We're all here for a reason, and for a responsibility to the whole, simply because we're here. We all have a part to play in bringing peace to the whole world. Peace begins within. We must find peace within ourselves, in order to bring it to the rest of the world. Imagine how peaceful the … Continue reading Peace
In this era of reboots and sequels, and even worse, the copies of copies of copies that are only in it for the "likes" on social media... be an original. Please. The world is in desperate need of originality. Because we can only copy so much before there's no value left whatsoever. Value can be … Continue reading Original
"Nice" can get a bad rap because most of the time it comes across as insincere. And, that's because, frankly, it reeks of effort. Nice people seem to work at being so, and it's usually for ulterior motives. Whether it's an outright manipulation, or simply a tactic for people pleasing, acting nice tends to rub … Continue reading Nice
Any one of these moments can become a lasting, cherished memory to lift you up and remind you of how much you've loved. And, you get to be the one to make those memories. So, as you get your choice of any of these moments, you might as well get to it.
Listening is vital for effective communication. Effective communication is vital for healthy relationships. And, our survival depends upon our ability to form healthy, trusting relationships. Listening is as vital as eating. But, it seems that people aren't doing so well with healthy, life-sustaining diets either. We need to take our survival seriously. That includes healthy … Continue reading Listening
Keep on keeping on. If you're still breathing, you still have a way to go. You still have a chance to grow. You still get to create. So, keep going. Keep on with living the gift that is your life.
Just Do It was an incredibly successful slogan for a huge sports brand because it resonates. Winning happens when you stop debating and strategizing, and you just do it. That applies to life as much as it applies to sports. It's in the doing that makes good things happen. It's not in the talking or … Continue reading Just Do It
Your instincts can be a superpower. They can help guide you through different relationships. They can even help you in your career. As with anything that can help you, they require that you trust in them. Trust your instincts, and enjoy them as a superpower.
Hope can feel good, until it stays too long at the party. When all you've been doing is holding on to the hope that something will change, yet nothing has changed for a while, then hope is getting in the way. Hope can also be a stalling tactic. Try getting into action. Take some kind … Continue reading Hope
When it comes to generosity, it's important to remember that quality trumps quantity. And, often the gesture means more when it's unannounced. After all, how generous is it really, if you're expecting credit for it?
Friends are possibly the greatest gift you can get for being human. That's why we're all here, after all. To be friends with each other. To teach and learn from one another. And, the best part is when friends become so close that they're family. Our family aren't always our friends, but when our friends … Continue reading Friends
Things reach a conclusion eventually, so waste no time worrying about it. Don't worry about the end, since it's a given, eventually, and focus instead on the journey. Focus on making the most out of each moment leading up to the end. Because it's in these moments when the good stuff happens. The end does … Continue reading Eventually
Life is full of detours that move you from where you thought you were going. It's part of the process, and not cause for concern. So long as you don't let these detours derail you, it's all a part of the adventure.
Calm isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. If your life isn't predominately calm, then it's out of alignment. Chaos is not a badge of superiority, it's dysfunction. Realign your priorities, end the chaos, and get back to calm.
Your whole world is built from your beliefs. What you see is what you believe. So, if you want to see something else, if you want to manifest something else, you need to believe it first.
The quickest and cleanest way to get what you want, is to ask for it. You're not guaranteed to get it, at least not right away, but your chances are a whole lot better than if you don't ask. So, do yourself a favor, and ask.
If you're waiting for it to be your turn before you can step up, speak up, or stand up, then consider this the time. It is your turn when you decide it is. This is your life, and you have to be in charge of your actions. Everyone else is dealing with their own lives. … Continue reading Your Turn
Words try to help, but they don't fully get the job done. Words can even send you down the wrong path, intentionally or not. It's best to take care with the words you use. Be impeccable with your word, as Don Miguel Ruiz advises. Words may not be a perfect communication devise, but, so far, … Continue reading Words
Vanity is a losing battle hardly worth the time to describe it. Everything physical ages, changes, and deteriorates. It's much more worth your energy to focus on eternal qualities such as your character, how kind you are, and your integrity. Leave vanity to the clown characters of fiction, and focus on what's important. Focus on … Continue reading Vanity
Use what you've got, now. Enjoy your life, Now! This isn't a dress rehearsal, and you are guaranteed absolutely no time, no matter how many close calls you've already survived. So, celebrate now. Wear those awesome clothes that you've been saving for a special occasion, now. Use the expensive perfume. Tell your friends how much … Continue reading Use it Now
The best way to excel at your skills is to teach them to someone else. It all seems to go back to the idea of giving away what want to have more of. Teaching someone else helps you to clarify what it is in your own words. And, it helps to show yourself just how … Continue reading Teach
We think that strength is a physical attribute. But, we can only be strong if we believe it. As with most everything, strength comes from our belief that we can be strong. Shore up your beliefs, and you'll move towards having great strength.
And, for goodness sake, take the time to rest. It's what every intelligent being knows is necessary for health and survival. So, be intelligent. Rest when you're tired.
Life can change in an instant. Anything can happen, at any time. It seems there is no ultimate fail-safe protection, because there's just no accounting for every single instance. Or, is there? Possibly the only true protection for your soul, is love. Simply, love.
Opportunities are always available to those who believe they will find them. Just like nothing will work out for those who believe it won't. So, which will you believe?
Whenever we get wrapped up in thinking about all of the things we want, we can end up feeling a gnawing sense of lack. It's far more important to focus on your needs more than your wants. Take care of your needs, your true needs. Be grateful for them being fulfilled. Focus on that gratitude … Continue reading Needs
Motivation is not something you can wait for, because it's not coming from anywhere but yourself. Motivation is not something you can count on, because it's only a flimsy idea. As it's only an idea in your own head, you can easily change your mind the second things get hard. It's best not to hope … Continue reading Motivation
Everything in the world is made of living energy. It builds everything and everyone we see from tiny atoms, all the way up. So, if everything is made up of this living energy, when, exactly does life begin? Or, has it been here all along?
Know where you're going, it'll make the journey more pleasant. You don't have to know every last detail, but you should at least know the general idea. Know what you want. You can't expect to receive it, if you don't know it. Again, you don't have to know every last detail, but you should at … Continue reading Know
Being joyful is the most natural way to be. That's why brand new humans are so joyful, until they're taught not to be. They naturally want to enjoy life, until they're taught that life is supposed to be hard and painful. They joyfully interact with other little humans, until they're taught to compete with and … Continue reading Joyful
The answer is to give what you are looking for. If you are seeking inspiration, see where you can inspire others. It's in creating that kind of environment that will lead you towards your own inspiration.
Help someone else, even if it's just to offer a sympathetic ear. Not only does your act help them, it can help you too. Helping others can pull you out of your own isolation. It also shows everyone, most importantly yourself, that the world has people in it willing to help.
Gratitude is the quickest and best fix for a bad attitude. You can't be upset and focused on gratitude at the same time. You can't feel lack and gratitude at the same time. You can't be worried and focused on gratitude at the same time. Gratitude is the fix to these troubles and so much … Continue reading Gratitude
Freedom means you have the ability to choose an action. But, freedom doesn't absolve you from consequences. No freedom ever saves you from consequences. Thinking so is beyond ignorant, it's plain stupid. However, people are free to be stupid if they'd like. They just have to deal with the consequences of being so.
Energy is the currency of exchange for human relations. We willingly give our energy to those we love and it empowers them. While our energy is taken from us by those we are in competition with, leaving us feeling drained. Much like any currency, we only have a set amount each day, so it's important … Continue reading Energy
Distance is not dependent upon logistics. You can be miles away from someone, and yet feel them right there in your heart. Or, you can be sitting next someone and they may as well be in another galaxy. Logistics is not the determining factor in distance. Consciousness is.
Be careful with the words you say. And, not only the ones you say to others, but the ones you silently say to yourself. Words have power. They represent the thoughts you think and the feelings you feel. Be careful with how you use them. Because, even if you apologize, and say that you didn't … Continue reading Careful
Becoming is a word that has two meanings. One of them is is an adjective meaning flattering. The other is more of a philosophy, meaning the process of coming to be something. As we all get to create our own lives, I say make it one that is becoming. Remember that it is always unfolding, … Continue reading Becoming
Pay attention to the moments of your life, especially the ones you share with your loved ones. And, not just the big moments, but the little, everyday ones too. Nothing is guaranteed to last forever. You may not get the chance to experience a shared moment again. And, if it does happen again, well consider … Continue reading Again
Until you decide to stop complaining, any chance at lasting peace and happiness in your life will be delayed. It doesn't matter if you meditate, or journal, or practice gratitude, if you finish them up with complaints, then all you're doing is playing with your happiness like a yo-yo, perpetually bouncing up and down. Stop … Continue reading Yo-yo
If you focus your energy more towards welcoming what you want, rather than blocking out what you don't, you're going to benefit in so many ways. For one, you'll have a lot more energy to accept the things you want, because welcoming is exciting, whereas resistance is such a drain. And, energy flows where attention … Continue reading Welcoming
It's tempting to act like friends and neighbors are suddenly villains worthy of gossiping about, because so much media creates such a thing. But, villains for the most part are a product fiction. Just like media is fiction, for the most part. Don't get brainwashed. And, definitely stop trying to emulate "reality tv" personalities. They're … Continue reading Villains
You are enough, just as you are. And, yet, you are never fully complete. You are a constantly unfolding, glorious work in progress. You're not done, you're simply underway. You're underway on this journey of experiencing a full life as only you can. This is godly work. Pay attention, and enjoy the process.
It's so much more powerful to focus on what you are moving toward, rather than what you're moving away from. No need to keep looking back, all of that is done and over. Look ahead, that's where you're moving. Face what you're moving toward. It just makes good sense. It's also a lot easier on … Continue reading Toward
Sleep is just as vital for our health and survival as breathing. Yet, it can be looked at as heroic to sacrifice sleep in order to hustle for your work. This is silly, counter-intuitive, and not sustainable. After all, no one would think it's cool to sacrifice your breathing in order to hustle. Respect yourself … Continue reading Sleep
We can all get stuck in a rut. But, change is scary. So, rather than trying to completely overhaul your life, try giving it a reboot. Keep all of the familiar greatest hits of your life, just freshen them up a bit. Possibly add a cool new character or two. And bring it all up … Continue reading Reboot
No one is born inherently evil. No one is born inherently saintly. As we go through life, we are presented with many options. Choices we can take based on what we experience. You get to choose if you want to act out in an evil or in a saintly way. And, you can always choose … Continue reading Options
Love is the path of Heaven. Fear is the path of Hell. These are not final destinations. They are the paths of Heaven or Hell, not to them. Your choices dictate what path you are on. The final judgement is in your hands. It's been given to you for you to decide. And, you decide … Continue reading Path
Neighbors used to be our greatest allies. They used to be the source of our collective strength. It seems that in today's isolated society, a neighbor is looked at as a nuisance at best, and an enemy at the worst. Being isolated like this weakens us. Distrusting or even hating our neighbors leaves us dangerously … Continue reading Neighbors
Don't get trapped in your head, thinking your way through life. It's not always a safe place. If you stay too long up there, your thoughts can create a veritable mental house of horrors. The best way to save yourself from it, is to move. Take any kind of action, however small at first, but … Continue reading Move
Social media has conditioned all of us to mindlessly hit that we like most everything the algorithm is feeding us. But, when was the last time you thought about all of those "likes" you dish out? Do you really like everything that you "like?" Or are you just going through the motions? Also, if you're … Continue reading Likes
The world doesn't need anyone to spout out their beliefs. The world doesn't need to hear how wrong anyone is in someone else's opinion. What the world needs now and forevermore, is kindness. It was the main message from one of the most important teachers in history. That means something. So, drop all of the … Continue reading Kindness
Simply surviving can't be all that there is. Because then, what's the point? We should be thriving. We should have days full of love and joy. Joyful living should be the standard. So, who's ready to get started? It all starts with a choice to be joyful.
You can think and dream about what you want for your life all you want, but nothing will happen until you do something about it. You've got to get invested in the dream, or else it will just stay a dream. When you invest in something, you take ownership of it. And that requires a … Continue reading Invested
We all want things and experiences to happen, because we believe they will make us happy. Happiness is the motivating factor. But, here's the thing: we can be happy any time we want. There is no need to wait until we get the thing or the experience. In fact, deciding to be happy now, may … Continue reading Happiness
Give the things you want to get. Demonstrate your prosperity by sharing it. Be a part of the solution you seek, by showing them how it's done. Give to get.
We tend to avoid uncomfortable situations as if our lives depend on it. But, just remember that some of the most wonderful treasures of life are born only because of friction, like diamonds, pearls, revolutionary ideas, and even new life itself. Friction isn't comfortable, but it is essential.
Enjoy your life now, with what you've got, and with whoever you're sharing it with. Your life is happening now, not in the future when you've reached your goals, and not in the past when you thought it was the good ole days. Now. This is all you've got. So, enjoy it. And if you … Continue reading Enjoy
There's a reason that dance feels so great, even if it's performed awkwardly. Actually there are a few reasons. It's your body's way of expressing itself. There's magic in it. And it's an expression of love. All good reasons to take any chance you can, and dance.
Life gets very simple once you realize that you get to choose every moment of it. Simple isn't easy, it's just simple because there's only the one rule. And that is, that you get to choose. You get to choose how you react to everything. You get to choose how to perceive everything. You get … Continue reading Choose
There's always a chance to strive to be better. Just don't waste your energy competing with others. Strive to be better than who you were yesterday. Keep moving onward, and you'll keep life exciting for yourself. But don't worry about it. Don't worry about any of it.
You don't have to know all of the answers. In fact, that's impossible because you can't know all of the questions. That's why there are so many of us, to provide just as many perspectives along with their endless questions and various answers. You don't have to know it all. Just simply learn to become … Continue reading Awareness
Youth is inexplicably overvalued as a prized commodity. It's even more foolish to rank than outward beauty is. At least beauty can be artificially sustained for a small bit of time past it's natural expiration date. But, time relentlessly marches on. And youth goes with it in the blink of an eye. Anyone silly enough … Continue reading Youth
Where are you going to end up? No need to worry about where you've been, that's all done. Where you're going is what matters. The key to finding that out, is to look at the choices you're making right now. Any choice you're making that you know isn't healthy or good for you, is shooting … Continue reading Where ya going
A vista is another word for a distant view, in particular a pleasing view. As with all views, it totally depends on the one doing the seeing. And, it's not so much what is being seen, but how it's chosen to be seen. It's your choice. Choose to see a pleasant vista.
We all want to be understood. It starts when you decide to understand someone else. Extend to them the same courtesy you would like to receive. Teach them how it's done. Then you're golden.
Trust is a vital, yet extremely delicate bond we share with other. Guard it as the precious gift that it is. Once its lost, you can never get it back. Not in the original packaging at least.
We tend to subscribe to a lot more than we need to. Not just for services and mailing lists, but to social patterns as well. And, just like those pesky mailing lists, not all of them align with who we are anymore. So, if you're over going along with "the way things are done around … Continue reading Subscriptions
You may be going through a tough time right now. You may have gone through a series of tough times. But, you've also had good times. You've had some really good times. Remember them when the tough times pop up. Those good times happen for the purpose of remembering them. When you remember them, you … Continue reading Remember
Patience is a virtue. But, it's important to not confuse patience for hesitancy. Sometimes you've got to jump in and make a move. Even if it's scary. Especially if it's scary, because that means the stakes are high, and it's important. Patience is a virtue, but sometimes you're not supposed to wait.
Don't waste your time being concerned with what's going on over there. They're dealing with it. Meanwhile, your life is happening right where you are. But if you keep focusing on what's happening over there instead, you'll completely miss out on your own life.
At this point in history, we have amazing feats of technology that can provide seamless navigation assistance to practically anywhere we'd like to go. But, all of the navigation tools in the world can't do anything if you don't know where you want to end up. For sure, life is about the journey. But that … Continue reading Navigation
The thing about motivation is that it doesn't happen in ideal circumstances. Motivation doesn't wait until you're ready and feeling wonderful in order to assist you. Motivation comes from a choice to move despite not feeling ready or anywhere near wonderful. You have to start first, and then motivation kicks in to keep you going. … Continue reading Motivation
Love is the most powerful force in the universe. It's understood universally and felt by all. And, it's a lot more simple than everybody makes it out to be. Love is absolutely basic and absolute. But without all of the drama that people put on it, where would the fun be? Because all of that … Continue reading Love
Knowledge is power, as long as you use it. Acquiring knowledge for its own sake could possibly just weigh you down. However, if you use the knowledge that you acquire, especially for good, then it is powerful, indeed.
It seems that anyone can justify anything if they choose to. But, if it requires that much effort, is it the best choice? Shouldn't the facts speak for themselves? Or can those also be twisted in the quest to justify?
Intuition is as valid and as helpful as you want it to be. How do you know it can be? Well, what does your gut say?
If you think God is kind of like an old man, who is emotional, jealous, with a vengeful temper... well, that's fine. You're only following protocol. But, do you ever wonder why that idea is so prevalent? Where did that come from? Or, perhaps a better question is: From whom did it come from?
We all long for a better world. We all want to feel safe. We all want to be around good people. Have faith that we can. Have faith that people can be good. Have faith that the world can be good. It starts with that. But, if we lose faith, the darkness in the world, … Continue reading Have Faith
To get what you want, give it away. Have a generous spirit, and show yourself how abundant you are, even if you have to start out small. It's that generous spirit that will bring you all the abundance you could want.
Just because something is free of charge, doesn't mean there isn't a cost. Usually, the cost for it is a lot steeper than if you had just paid money for it. It's wise to question anything that's offered free of charge, as it's probably more trouble than it's worth. Besides, how can you really value … Continue reading Free of Charge
You can learn a lot about someone by noticing what they decide is entertainment. For instance, it may very well be true that watching gore and violence brings catharsis and escapism. But, then the question becomes, "What do they need a release from, and what are they escaping?"
When your plans run into unforeseen delays, don't curse and pout. Chances are those delays are your saving grace. There's a perfect time for everything. And if you've hit a delay, it only means that you're being geared up for the exact perfect time. Remember that it's not over until it's over. There's still much … Continue reading Delays
Everything in this life is about a choice. Even if you refuse to make a choice, you've chosen to do so. Even if you fail to make a choice, you've chosen to do so. If your choice is taken away from you, and you allow that, you've made a choice. If you insist that you … Continue reading Choose
The beginning of anything is the belief that it can happen. Believe in it first, and then action will take you there. It starts with a belief. So, believe.
If you don't get to it now, you can always try again another day... There's always another day to try... Until there isn't. We only get a handful of them. They aren't unlimited. At least not in this lifetime. It's a wiser choice to decide you're gonna the make the most of them, and cherish … Continue reading Another Day
We all love a green light, as it means we get to go. And, it's pretty clear that when a red light shines, it means to stop even when we'd rather not. But, the yellow light seems to confuse most. And, that makes total sense in today's society. The yellow light means you should slow … Continue reading Yellow Light
If you keep finding yourself asking "who" questions, like, "Who is going to fix this social dilemma?" Or even, "Who is going to rescue me?" The answer might just be facing you right in the mirror. The who you're looking for, is you. At least, that's where it starts.
It's like a real science fiction movie out there. People are glued to tiny little screens. They'd rather live inside those screens than interact with the real-life people in their world. But, those real-life people have an expiration date. Especially the older and more dear ones you know, who have lived a whole full life … Continue reading Visit
Everyone wears some kind of mask. Some appear charming or friendly, others angry or aggressive. Some seem like helpless victims, others appear powerful. Ultimately, they're all just masks. Look past the mask, and see who's underneath. That's where the real person lies.
Whether it's a dream come true or an absolute nightmare, the deal is that it is all temporary. So, really appreciate everything good in your life right now. And, don't get too twisted up about whatever is going wrong. None of it lasts. It's all temporary. Be sure to pay attention while you can.
Safety might just be an idea in your mind. But, that's exactly where it needs to be. If you don't feel safe in your own mind, then there aren't enough walls or weapons that can help.
Reading is an ability that, for those of us fortunate enough to possess, most likely take for granted. But, make no mistake, being able to read is a superpower. Reading can take you anywhere in your imagination and help get you there in real life too. Appreciate this precious gift, and always-always do what you … Continue reading Reading
The possibilities are endless if you choose to really see it that way. So, there's no need to waste time stewing over that one silly little rejection. You've got some dreaming to do, about endless possibilities. It's best you get crackin'
The last thing you want to do when you feel overwhelmed is to pile on and make yourself feel bad for being overwhelmed. The truth is, you are the number one main person who can overwhelm you. So, try to be easy on yourself. There are plenty of other antagonists lurking around. Be a friend … Continue reading Overwhelm
When people say that they are now living their "new normal," it might just mean they are now living in the true present. Normal never really existed. It's just a glorification of an idealized past. The present is happening now, and there's no way to be able to accurately predict it without stepping out of … Continue reading New Normal