Authentic Desire

Authentic desire is not selfish. It is endlessly empowering. To give value, you must create value. To create value, you must know what value is. The way to know what has value is to know what you desire. What is it about what you want that causes you to want it? What is it about [Read More...]

Leading With Passion

By John J. Murphy Light a match in a dark room and watch as the light instantly overcomes the darkness. Observe the power and grace of that single, solitary flame dancing with life. Now light several candles or kindle a fire and experience the added warmth and comfort extending from that first, vulnerable flame. This [Read More...]

Needing less

We live in a world filled with abundance, and yet most people, if you asked them, would not consider themselves to be living richly. Why is this? Is it because a few greedy people have snatched up all the abundance and are hoarding it for their own? No, the main reason most people do not [Read More...]

Factors beyond our control

There are many influential factors in our day-to-day lives over which we have no control. These things can serve as very reasonable and acceptable excuses. Take the weather for example. If it’s pouring down rain, that’s an excellent excuse for arriving late to an appointment or not arriving at all. In a big city, traffic [Read More...]

Lessons from the Geese: How to work effectively as a team!

By John J. Murphy “Lessons from the Geese” is a powerful illustration from nature of high performance teamwork, as shown in this inspiring three-minute video on this subject. As geese flap their wings, they create an uplift for the bird following. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than [Read More...]

A dozen great reasons to persist

1. The time will pass no matter what you do with it, so make the best of it by making it count. 2. You’ve made it this far, and have more experience than ever. Keep putting it to use and you’ll get what you’re after. 3. Your dreams are worth it and you are worth [Read More...]

Don’t get trapped by magical thinking

It may seem that only a miracle can turn your life around, and indeed that is true. But there is something very important to realize. The miracle is already present, and you are it. The miracle is that you are alive, and aware, capable of connecting with the necessary resources, able to take the necessary [Read More...]

The Miracles of Everyday Life

By John J. Murphy When we are in communion with our true essence, our divine spiritual Self, we are living life at full potential. We are that we are. We are without fear. We are without doubt. We are without any perceived need for approval, control or security. We know that there is no sickness [Read More...]


In order to move forward, you must first be completely clear about where you are. There is nothing to be gained by fighting against what has already happened or by pretending that it never did happen. You are where you are and that’s a great place to be because it is the place where you [Read More...]

Always free

At some level, you are always free. The worries, frustrations, and anxieties all arise from matters that are superficial. Go deeper than that. Go deeper, to a level where nothing can intrude on your experience of all-encompassing peace. In that peace is power. It is not the kind of power that depends on certain circumstances [Read More...]