In the choice between changing one’s mind and proving there’s no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof. – John Kenneth Galbraith
We make our opinions a part of our very being, we identify with them, they make us. Which is why we have trouble relinquishing them. It’s hard giving up a cherished belief.
How can we best view the value of changing our beliefs, even supplanting them? How can we be more flexible in our thinking, for our own benefit?
Affirmation: I’m open to all ideas and to a solution that benefits all.
Recommendation: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda
This quote reminds of another popular one, saw it just today on a truck, on my way home:
If not us, who? If not now, when?
That sums it up.
Recommendation: Do It! Let’s Get Off Our Buts
Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it.
– Robert Heinlein
When you are calm, collected and purpose driven, ideas will spring from the deep wisdom that resides inside you. Soon enough you’ll feel drawn to act. Sometimes these ideas will be derided or criticized by others. Stay your course.
Listen to all but do what keeps you true to yourself. These ideas that emerge from within reveal parts of your life purpose. You will be most fulfilled when you live this purpose.
Recommendation: Release Your Brilliance
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. – George Bernard Shaw
What is a ‘mighty’ purpose that drives you? This doesn’t mean that it was be one that has world-wide reach or is earth shattering. It just means a purpose that’s very meaningful to you. Whether it’s raising a future citizen of the world or feeding the homeless.
There’s immense power in emerging out of our selfish shell, to look around us, notice our place in creation and make our own positive impact on something or someone! We benefit as does the collective, in untold ways.
Let’s all become more aware, and act!
Recommendation: Einstein on Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorisms
Ours is a world where people don’t know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it. – Don Marquis
Do we ever pause to consider what it is we’re doing and to what end?
Pause to consider…
Recommendation: Know Your Purpose Through Meditation
Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too. – Lawrence Bixby
It’s all in our intention and expectations. If we choose to win, choose to overcome any hurdle, expect to triumph, then our chances of doing just that have suddenly quintupled!
- How do you use your mind?
- How do you use your heart?
You have a choice, don’t let circumstances dictate your divine right!
Recommendation: Living the Science of Mind
It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. – Sally Kempton
We have an internal saboteur, a gremlin, who keeps rearing its ugly head, several times a day, sometimes all day.
Once we can recognize that naysayer inside us, the very act of becoming aware of it, diminishes its power over us.
With practice we can let our real self, our strong, powerful, positive self, emerge. The fear subsides and the path becomes clearer by the day.
The first step must be to recognize this negative voice inside us…
Recommendation: Awakened Heart: Two Guided Meditations