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
Magic seems to only happen if you believe in it. So, what's stopping you? We can all use a little magic in our lives. Start believing, and watch the magic in your life unfold.
Love isn't some rare, hard to attain commodity. But, it is rare to find someone who gets that. Love is our natural state. Just notice any baby, and you'll see that they naturally want to share their love. It's when they a grow a little, and start learning how to properly act in society, that … Continue reading Love
Kindness is the way to save the world. People may not deserve your kindness, but they need it, desperately. That's why one of the greatest teachers in history insisted on spreading kindness, even though they still crucified him. It seems like these days even your neighbors seem unworthy of kindness. But the only way to … Continue reading Kindness
If you feel the need to justify yourself, you've probably already lost. Just stop digging the hole you're in already. Be honest. Live in the truth. And let that speak for you.
A simple yet important piece of advice in preparing for an interview... Always, always remember that it goes both ways. You may be trying hard to present yourself as the ideal candidate for the company or school you're inerviewing for, but make sure that you pay equal attention to what they're offering. You matter. And, … Continue reading Interviews
A funny thing happens in human relations regarding help. In order to get help, you need to ask for it. But, you won't be able to bring yourself to ask for it, unless you trust another to give it. And, usually when you end up in a situation needing help, it's because you've lost trust, … Continue reading Help
If you're like a lot of people, you believe that this world needs humanity to show more acts of goodwill with each other. So, what's stopping you from setting an example? Be the change that you want to see in the world. Consciously extend goodwill to your fellow man. After all, someone has to get … Continue reading Goodwill
Feelings can get away from us, and there's no controlling them. But you don't need to. Simply choose your thoughts, and the feelings follow. Choosing your thoughts isn't easy, but it is the simple process of dealing with your feelings.
Enjoy it while it lasts, because that's the whole point of it. Emphasis needs to be on the "while it lasts" part, because everything has an expiration date. And that's not meant to be depressing, it's meant to be inspiring. It's meant to be the ultimate reminder to enjoy it now, in the moment, because … Continue reading Enjoy
The key to manifestation lies in what you believe will happen. And, what you believe will happen is what you are determined to make happen. Get clear on what you want, and then get determined that you can make it happen. There is no other way. There's no magic fairy floating around, just wanting to … Continue reading Determined
You want your personal business handled carefully. You want others to be thoughtful when dealing with things that relate to your life. Well, you're a part of the whole deal in this world. What's good for you is good for others. Treat other people's business as carefully as you want them to treat yours.
Always do your best, even if it ends up being far below what you thought you could do. If you are present while you're doing it, then that is your best. And that's all that you can do.
You can have all good intentions but they don't mean anything. It's your actions that count. You may have not intended for something to happen, but if it did happen, then it will come with consequences despite your best intentions. Life is not about your intentions. It's about your actions. If you want them to … Continue reading Actions
Your choice should matter. You should be able to have a say, and have that be acknowledged. And if you honor this, then you must also honor the fact that it applies to everyone else as well.
When it's all said and done, you realize that words are so vastly inadequate. But, they're the best that we've got for now. So, be sure and use your words when it's your time. Speak up. Communicate. And say what you need to say.
The gift of sight is a blessing, indeed. But the gift of vision, well that's miraculous. Vision is a world creating blessing.
The unknown can seem like a scary concept, until you realize that it covers everything. There are just too many variables and perspectives on everything to be certain you can really know anything at all. In fact, someone who thinks they know the be all end all of it all, well that person is who's … Continue reading Unknown
The truth will set you free. The reason the truth will set you free, is that anything that's not the truth will keep you imprisoned in it's web of deceit. And prison sucks. Tell the truth.
If you've ever met someone who felt like sunshine to be around, then you know how they seem to always brighten up the moment, making you feel happy, safe and warm. You know how incredibly special that person is. The truth is they've made a choice to be like that. They've chosen to be like … Continue reading Sunshine
We take it for granted that it's a magical feat to be able to rewind missed moments on movies and TV shows. We take it for granted that someone was exceptionally brilliant to dream of inventing such a marvel as being able to rewind what's playing. It's a marvel because we don't get that power … Continue reading Rewind
Patience is a virtue. It wears thin though, if you have little faith. If you believe in lack more than abundance, your patience all but vanishes. Patience is a virtue. But it's also a symptom of having faith in a benevolent higher power.
An organized mind is a clear mind, which is a focused mind. So, a focused mind is a more clear mind, which is an organized one. It works equally well both ways. And the way is simple, really. So, get to it. Focus to be organized, and organize to be focused.
Every new day is a chance at a fresh start, a new chapter. Begin each new day with a clean slate. Leave yesterday to the past. You can begin anew anytime you want. And the choice is all yours. No one else can live your life for you. So don't let them determine how you … Continue reading New
Monsters aren't real. They are only figments of the imagination. That is to say that monsters only live in your head. But what a terrifying place for them to be. And yet, it's important to remember the power of your imagination. If you can create monsters, then you can also vanquish them just as well.
A huge part of the success in relationships is effective communication. And the most powerful aspect of effective communication is active listening. The best way to listen is to listen with your heart. Listen with your heart, and you're bound to stay on the right track in your relationships.
Keep looking forward. That's where you're life is moving. That's where you're going. That's the best direction to focus on. What's behind you can't be changed. It's best not to get caught up looking back at it for too long. You've got so much more ahead to look forward to.
Just focus on one step at a time. Don't worry about the whole long and winding road. Just take the one step, and then repeat this as long as you care to. Eventually you'll cover the entire expanse of the road, or any and all detours that your heart may desire. But first, take a … Continue reading Just One Step
The ideal circumstances might not ever happen. There's no sense in waiting on them before you can be the person you want to be in those so-called ideal circumstances. Be that person now. Begin thinking and acting like that person, and you'll become it.
Help another whenever you can. It's a lesson that too many of us learn too late. Help when you can, because you will for sure need help yourself one day, and you'll be praying that someone will be there to help you when they can. So, remember that, as you may be someone's only saving … Continue reading Help
No matter what the situation is, gratitude is the solution. Focusing on gratitude lightens the mood, makes you feel better, and makes you see more clearly. Not enough can be said for the immense value that gratitude offers. And yet, all that needs to be said is that gratitude is the solution.
Most people let their feelings run the show. Their feelings determine how life unfolds. But, this is backwards. Feelings shouldn't lead, they follow. Make no mistake, there is no way to stifle feelings once they're out. So, that's why you should be aware of how they come about. They're created by your thoughts. More directly, … Continue reading Feelings
It's funny, but we tend to appreciate what we've earned much more than what we've been given. All of it deserves gratitude. But there's something so special about earning it, that makes it feel that much more valuable.
If you're worried about being deserving of your blessings, then you're really worried about judgment. So then, you need to ask yourself if you're worried about someone else's judgment or your own. Usually, the culprit is yourself. You are the one who doesn't think you're deserving enough. That means that you can decide again, and … Continue reading Deserving
Criticism is damaging to the recipient and to the giver. Its aim is to deflate the former, but it also corrodes the latter. Spend too much time on either side of it, and criticism will destroy you. It's true that you can tack on the word "constructive" to the front of it, and that's meant … Continue reading Criticism
The best way to tackle a huge undertaking, is to break it down into smaller segments. Then bit by bit, work your way through it. This applies to anything in life, including life itself. It may seem overwhelming as a whole, but don't let the magnitude frighten you. Break it down. Take it day by … Continue reading Bit by Bit
Attraction is always happening to you. The question is, are you guiding the stuff you want towards you, or are you focused more on what you don't want? Because whatever you're focused on, that is what's coming towards you. It's all about attraction. So, keep in mind that there isn't so much of eliminating unwanted … Continue reading Attraction
You're special. You are talented and have wonderful gifts that only you can share with the world. Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else. And, you're so very special. So, hold your head up high and act accordingly.
We're in this together. This thing called life on earth, we're in it together. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we'll stop tearing each other down. Because there's no getting away from each other. We're only ever one decision away from an entirely different life. Why not decide to stop contributing to a world … Continue reading We’re In This Together
Everything in this universe is vibrational. It is all made out of energy-- and it's moving. A lot of the things we see with our eyes appear to be solid, but when looked at through a microscope it reveals that truly it's all vibrating, pulsing energy. So, if it's all vibrational, then it's all amenable. … Continue reading Vibrational
Tools can help you fix things, and also build new creations. But even the best tools still need your input. Without you, those tools can't fix or build anything.
One of my all time favorite book titles is Wayne Dyer's, You'll See It When You Believe It. I love how he turned a popular saying upside down, and in doing so, expertly explained the truth to creation. Your beliefs create the world you see. It isn't the other way around. And anyway, why would … Continue reading See It
Respect is just like any other gift. You can't give it to others, if you don't have it yourself. And, you certainly won't be able to receive it from anyone, if you don't already have self-respect. Respect will take you far in this world. But first, start with right where you are.
In Don Miguel Ruiz' classic, "The Four Agreements," the second agreement is Don't take anything personally. It's a powerful stance to take. And there's truth to it. We all see the world through our own individual perspective, so there's no way to know exactly what others perceive. Just like nobody else will ever know exactly … Continue reading Personal
The only thing you need to focus on, ever, is this very moment. Because you only ever have this moment. And, now it's gone. But that's okay, because now you have this moment. But you only have it for a moment. It's worth investing your energy and awareness in it, rather than wasting them on … Continue reading Only
Nobody else will ever know exactly what you're going through. And nobody really cares, because frankly they're going through their own distinctive experience. But that's why it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, even the ones you really love. And especially the ones you're afraid of. They just don't know. Nobody does. So, let them … Continue reading Nobody
Mistakes happen. In fact, they should happen. They're the best teachers. As long as you pay attention. Don't be too proud to allow yourself to make mistakes. Don't wallow in them either. Do the best that you can, and when you make a mistake learn from it. That way, you'll do even better next time.
Life can be tough. There's a lot of ugliness in the world. Don't be swayed by it. Don't be discouraged by it. But most importantly, don't contribute to it. Lead your life in dignity with kindness. Show the world how important that is.
Keep growing, stay curious, keep learning. You're never done until you're done. And you'll never know it all. That's a good thing, because you should never be fully certain. Being certain means there's no room for growth. Being certain closes the mind. It kills it. The end of growth means the beginning of decay. It … Continue reading Keep Growing
If you need to resort to tactics, like deflecting and blaming in order to justify your actions, chances are really good that your actions are misguided at best. Tonight I watched a movie star walk up on stage and assault a comedian for making a crass joke about his wife, then proceed to berate him … Continue reading Justify
Isn't is such a relief that all results have to come from the inner work that you do? It has to be done or understood within yourself first, before it can become a reality in the outer world. That's such a relief because the only thing you really have any control over is your inner … Continue reading Inner Work
Is there any more worthy goal than happiness? Happiness should be what we all strive for in all of our choices. There's just one important factor to be sure and consider. Your happiness should never be at the expense of someone else's. Choose happiness, but all at once make sure it doesn't infringe on anyone … Continue reading Happiness
The best way to feel abundant is to generously give to others. It simply teaches you that you are abundant enough to be generous. Gratitude is also a powerful practice to feel abundant. Mash these two concepts together, and you will give thanks. Giving thanks is a wonderful way to feel abundant and lift those … Continue reading Give Thanks
It's worth taking a beat to consider the validity of a dogma professing that free will is given, when you must make a certain choice or else you'll suffer dire consequences. How free is a so-called free will, when it seems more like an order?
A lot of people seem to jump through hoops and sacrifice their stability and health all in the pursuit of getting by on an easy way. But if you're doing all of that, how easy is it really? It may seem easier to eat prepackaged, processed foods, but it's not so easy when it ends … Continue reading Easy
They say that a dream is a wish your heart makes. I believe it, because when you dream you are in the domain of your subconscious. And your subconscious is the authority on what your heart truly desires. So, dream away. And then, work to bring that wish to light in your waking hours.
We are all creative, because being human is being a creator. We create the lives we lead, and everything that they entail. There's power in remembering this. Because if there is anything in your life that you don't want anymore, than you can create again.
I'm sure we would all like to be thought of as heroes, bravely facing monsters and fearlessly protecting our loved ones. But it's important to remember a really important point about bravery. Bravery is facing adversity despite being afraid. It's not about being fearless. It's about not letting the fear stop you. And sometimes the … Continue reading Bravery
When you can get to a place where you automatically look for the good, you'll find that life is so much better. Because in the end, it can be all good, even the bad. The bad only points you to the opposite, which is the good. That is, if you look for it. Look for … Continue reading All Good
Yesterday may have good memories. Yesterday may have bad ones. Either way, it doesn't matter much, because you don't live there anymore. Yesterday is just as gone as the Peloponnesian War. There's no sense in spending too much time looking back there.
I've found that the best way to clarify your thoughts is to write it all down. Write it down, and then eliminate all of the extra words, until you get to the core message. Then you have something powerful to say. Write it down, clarify the thought, and then speak to your power.
Be honest with yourself in why you are under pressure. You're the one who gets to decide if you want to keep yourself there. It may not always feel like it, but you are in charge of that. If and when you do get honest with yourself about your reason, and it turns out to … Continue reading Under Pressure
The most effective way to have the best day of your life, is to claim it is the best. Say that you are going to have the best day, and you're on the fast track to making it so. Claim it and you'll make it real.
They say that the best time to start was yesterday. In other words, it's never too soon to begin living your dream life. The thing is that you're not going to be skilled enough at the start, to be living as your ideal self in your dream life. And, you'll never gain those skills until … Continue reading Start Now
Rest should be prioritized just as much as work, and certainly as much as fun. The problem is we're all so overstimulated in the pursuit of fun, and the mania to keep up with work, that rest gets sacrificed. The irony is that without adequate rest, we jeopardize our ability to maintain our capacity to … Continue reading Rest
We are all connected. So, whatever is going on within you has an affect on everyone else on the planet. That's part of the whole being connected thing. And so, if you aren't feeling peaceful in your own life, there's no chance for peace in the world. It all starts with you. And me. And … Continue reading Peace
It may seem naive to always look on the bright side of things, but it just really makes life so much brighter. Which makes like so much better. So, naive or not, I think it's the best thing that you can do. Keep looking on the bright side of life.
It's a noisy world, with a lot of distractions. We don't have much control over what happens on the outside, but we can have absolute control over what goes on inside. It's a noisy world out there. Do yourself a great favor, and calm the noise in your mind. Meditate, focus on your breathing, and … Continue reading Noisy
The only meaning anything has is what you give it. Nothing more, nothing less. And, you may very well be making it all up as you go along. You are giving the meanings to anything that you give importance to. Remember this when it gets too heavy. And then remember that you can change the … Continue reading Meanings
They say you can't take it with you. I'm pretty sure that applies to your worries as well. And, since you won't be taking those with you when you pass on, you might want to think about not lugging them around with you in life either. Lighten up. Life is such a short trip, don't … Continue reading Lighten Up
Know exactly what you want, and you're more than halfway there to getting it. It's the clarity in knowing what you want that is the fundamental building block to its achievement. If you're not sure about what you want, the best place to begin is to look at the opposite. Getting clear on what you … Continue reading Know What You Want
That thing you want to accomplish is attainable if you keep your focus. The person you want to become is a reality waiting for you to step into. All it takes, is for your commitment to it. Just keep at it until it happens. That's the simple, if possibly boring, strategy. It simply takes focus, … Continue reading Just Keep At It
Inspiration can hit any time. If and when it will happen aren't the real issues. The real question is, are you ready for it when it does?
Heaven isn't a place like some city on the clouds, it's a state of being. You don't physically move to get there, you feel your way to it. Heaven is a feeling. And, we have access to our feelings now. We don't need to wait for death to feel Heaven. Heaven is a state we … Continue reading Heaven
It all comes down to gratitude. Gratitude is the magic elixir to make everything better. Have gratitude for what's currently in your life. Have gratitude for what's coming. And have gratitude for the things you'd like to let go. Gratitude helps with all of it, because it reminds you of how blessed you are, and … Continue reading Gratitude
Life can be hard. It can hit you with unexpected tragedies and disappointments. But despite all of that, we're blessed with a choice on how to react as we navigate. We get to choose how to experience all of life. So, if you aren't actively choosing to have fun as much as you can, then … Continue reading Fun
Each and every breath you take is precious. The next one isn't necessarily guaranteed. That's just something to remember anytime you forget that your life, with all of its troubles and triumphs, is truly a gift. Be grateful for each breath you can take.
Rather than getting caught up in talking about it, and also being talked at about it from others, which leads to freezing in panic and confusion, do something about it. Action is the name of the game. Too much talk with too little action only causes emotions that can be too intense to handle. Do … Continue reading Do What You Can
You obviously do care, or you wouldn't try so hard to look like you don't. For some reason it isn't cool to show that you obviously care. It's much cooler to act like it doesn't matter one bit to you if others are suffering. But that isn't cool it's cold. And it's artificial. We're naturally … Continue reading Care
In order to get anything done, you need to begin. You can't wait until everything is perfect. It's not supposed to be perfect when you begin, because, frankly, it isn't finished yet. And you will never get it finished until and unless you begin.
Ask for what you want. Be clear. Be direct. I'm sure you appreciate honesty, so be honest yourself. What's the worst that can happen? If you're turned down, you got an answer and you can move on. If you don't ask, you'll forever wonder what if.
Time ticks by, and year after year it only ticks by faster. If that wasn't incentive enough to be sure and enjoy your time as it races by, there's an ever more urgent reason. Year after year, it only goes so far. At some point, the years stop for you. So, live it up, as … Continue reading Year after Year
Sometimes worry can seem like it's productive. You feel like you are actively strategizing worst case scenarios. But the only the only thing worry produces is a waste of your time and well-being. Because while you're fixated on some catastrophic future event, you're wasting your present life. And your present life is all that is … Continue reading Worry
It's an important practice to provide value to others. In order to do that you need to know your own value. Learn your value. And then share that value generously with others.
It's wonderful to feel understood. In order for that to happen, someone has to make an effort to understand you. It might be a good idea to remember that effort, and to try and extend your own understanding for others in the same way.
Most of us think it's a safe bet to trade our time for money. The problem with that is our time is limited, yet money has no limit. So, we're trading our most precious commodity for something that isn't nearly as precious as it seems to be. We need to value our time more, before … Continue reading Time
Keep things simple. If it's true, then it's simple. If there's something not right about it, it will seem complicated. Keep it simple.
Persistence is key to achievement. And a big factor in persistence is repetition. Repeating an action until you gain mastery over it, is the way to build the skills that help you in your persistence, which will lead to achievement of anything you set your sights on. It comes down to repetition.
The key to achieving anything is persistence. Simple, consistent action towards anything will eventually get you there. Persistence is the key. It really is that simple. It isn't necessarily easy, but it is simple. Persist until you get there.
Life only moves in one direction, and that's onward. It's when you try to resist it that you get into trouble. We've all had wonderful moments in our lives that we wished we could somehow freeze and stay in forever. But the problem with that is, then we wouldn't ever experience all the other wonderful … Continue reading Onward
No matter what kind of thoughts your mind is thinking, whether about the past or future, it's thinking them now, in the present. You are always in the now. Once you learn to get your mind there as well, then you'll realize how powerful you truly are.
Love your life, as if your life depended on it. Because it isn't a stand-in for the real thing. It is the whole thing. If you don't love it, that is entirely on you. By all means, work to improve yourself how you see fit. But be sure to love yourself all along the way. … Continue reading Love Your Life
Keep going. Keep learning. Keep growing. The alternative is to decay. You're not done until you're done. So, stop calling yourself old, and realize that you have so much more to learn and so much more life to live.
It's highly beneficial and seriously recommended that you jot ideas down in a journal. It doesn't have to be a memoir, or even anything that needs to be seen by another set of eyes. It doesn't have to be a chore, or need any required word-count minimum. It can simply be a retreat for you. … Continue reading Journaling
When you take a closer look at something that is irritating to you, you'll see that it reveals a belief you hold. It wouldn't bother you so much if you didn't have an expectation, a belief that it should be something different than it is. As with every belief of yours, you are in control … Continue reading Irritating
It's technically true that you can live without happiness. But, happiness is a choice, independent from any outside source. So, if you can choose happiness, then why would you want to live another day without it? Quit waiting for happiness to come. Choose it now. And live happily ever after.
You've got to make a decision. I read somewhere that you can't sit on a fence for long, because it hurts. It made a vivid point. Fences are good for keeping one side separate from another, but they make awfully spiky seats. So, pick a side, and make your peace with it. Better yet, make … Continue reading Fences