Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell
Fear is our constant nemesis. How do we defeat it?
Do we need to defeat it though? What if we embrace each fear to try and experience the very worst that’s possible? What happens then?
When we do so in full awareness, from our center, the fear tends to melt away. We understand better whence it arose and why it has such a hold on us.
Run not away from your fears, nor bury them deep into an emotional corner, instead face each fear and let it do its worse on our own turf. It has no chance.
Recommendation: God Is Closer Than You Think
Nobody can teach you to sing the blues, you have to feel the blues. – Ernestine Anderson
Well hopefully you don’t because Spring has sprung in the Pacific Northwest, the air smells sweet and the sun is still gentle as the snow begins to slowly melt in the mountains.
When you feel the blues, change your body chemistry by imagining more beautiful and sunny times in your life. As you visualize such beauty, your body will produce mood enhancing chemicals which will make you feel better.
Want to feel like that at all times? Then simply observe life as it happens, don’t live in your thought labyrinth, liberate yourself by simply being. Pure awareness puts you in touch with the peace and joy that resides within you.
Simple. Like Spring.
Recommendation: In Tune With the Infinite
Quit now, you’ll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you’ll be halfway there. – David Zucker
It’s not as much what others tell us but what we tell our own selves, without even knowing it most times. We do this all day, and have probably done it all our lives.
It pays to become aware of our thought habits and replace the thoughts that don’t support our well being and the future we want to create.
Thoughts become things.
Remember that, make each thought count.
Recommendation: The Secret
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
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