Compel your lower nature to obey your higher nature... – The Urantia Papers
hi or lo?
The lower nature is that which frets, worries, fears, feels less than, is jealous, always wants more and never satiated.
The higher nature is that which loves, is kind, serves, is confident, has faith, is peaceful, thoughtful, deliberate, motivated, and has a higher purpose.
who’s the boss?
We are and can be victims of genetics and generational, racial and national thought patterns. It can be tough to fight these built-in inertial forces. Because we are will creatures, it’s our prerogative and should be our life-goal to grow and design our life. Which is why we have a mind that’s really under our control. If such is not the case then how can we assert control? Who’s the boss?
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM the boss!
Recommendation: The Urantia Papers
We yearn for a moment’s peace and quiet, only to turn on the radio, make a phone call, or run an errand as soon as an opportunity for solitude presents itself. – Ronnie Polaneczky
afraid to die?
We fill our life with motion. Incessantly. Why?
I think it’s because we’re running away from ourselves. We do need action in life, just not constant action. At some level we’re afraid of facing our deep, apparently lonely, self. We feel more alive when we’re moving. Life is movement. When we’re still and without interaction; at a very deep level, we fear our mortality…
Let’s pause; focus on our breathing. Slowly, find self calming down. Our mind will want to race, let it, don’t attach any attention to it or to its production, which are thoughts.
Once we start getting used to being still, at rest, a peace will start to descend, actually emerge from within. Then we will know that we’ve never been alone.
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM pausing…
Recommendation: Moments in Between: The Art of the Quiet Mind
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. – Fredrich Koenig
happy thanksgiving 2013!
It’s Thanksgiving time in the United States on Thursday November 28th. Such a great reminder for us all to be supremely grateful for all that’s lovely in our lives! We are thankful God for life as we’re living it, help us be of value to others…
It’s been proven that gratitude leads to happiness. In this one study Dr. Robert Emmons showed “that individuals that wrote down what they were grateful for on a weekly basis were 25% happier, more optimistic about the future, felt better about their lives, and exercised 1.5 hours more per week than those who didn’t record their gratitude.”
Another study at Hofstra found that “among teens, gratitude resulted in higher grades, more life satisfaction, better social integration and less envy and depression.”
Being grateful results in:
- * Being healthier
- * Better relationships with everyone around us
- * More satisfaction at work
It’s a total Win-Win-Win situation every way we look at it!!
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM thankful and happy!
Recommendation: Even Happier: A Gratitude Journal… by Tal Ben-Shahar
There is great love here for you. – Abraham
Right now and here, we are loved, just the way we are, no matter what, by the great Creator. This love can be experienced by us, at will.
Once we accept that we’re worthy of receiving God’s love then we may experience it. To experience it we simply love and serve others. We have to feel that love, make it real and then shower it on others through service. We become vessels of this divine gift as we move through life. Divinity then guides our path…
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM love itself…
Recommendation: The Law of Attraction by Esther Hicks
This video contains profound language and unexpected fart jokes that may cause excessive laughter and wisdom. – http://amillionsmilesmovie.com/
We all fart, so how come we’re uncomfortable discussing that topic? What else are we uncomfortable about?
Truth must be embraced. No matter what shape it takes we must become more aware of our own proclivities and what we try to hide from self and others…
Video: Watch the Dalai Lama lay out clearly how happiness can be achieved…
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM my own expression.
Recommendation: Authentic Happiness by Martin E. P. Seligman
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. – Bertrand Russell
Life is more about fun than just getting things done! Most of us take life and our goals a bit too seriously. No one is going to miss us at work in the longer run if we just disappeared.
How much do we enjoy each day? When did we last smell a rose? Are we missing out on life?
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM here, now…
Recommendation: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The universe is not an accident, neither is it self-existent. The universe is a work of creation… – The Urantia Papers (3:6.2)
We’re special because we were created. Created by a loving God who’s more enigmatic than we’ll ever realize.
Even though God is infinite he can relate to us as a person. This simple Truth can liberate us from most of our suffering. God is at hand, will listen and will guide us forward. Let’s accept it and be at peace…
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM being led by God…
Recommendation: The Urantia Papers