Paying the price

Paying the price is an essential part of reaping the reward. Anything you receive without investing something of yourself in, will simply not have much value to you. Have you ever been part of a sports team that won a game by forfeit, just because the other team didn’t show up? Remember how that felt? [Read More...]

Tiny threads

Could you lift a 100 pound weight with a single, tiny thread? Of course not. As soon as you started to lift, the thread would break. Yet if you get enough of those tiny threads and weave them together into a rope, that rope will easily hold 100 pounds or more. What is it about [Read More...]

Be Compassionate; Feel What You Feel Without Being Attached

By John J. Murphy Many times when we are feeling down or out, we respond with resistance or attack. These are not welcome feelings, so we try to beat them away. Deep down at a spiritual level, we don’t want to fight. We don’t want to feel ashamed, or fearful, or lustful or angry. We [Read More...]

All is well

Relaxation begins in the mind. You can be extremely active and still be relaxed. Plenty of people find relaxation in running, hiking, kayaking and other active pursuits. Certainly relaxation can involve relaxing your muscles and the rest of your body. Yet the key ingredient to relaxation is a sense of inner peace. That is possible [Read More...]

No worries

The way to be free of worry is not to fight the worry, but to replace it. Replace each negative worry with a positive affirmation. Worries are limiting thoughts that you think to yourself. You can easily and naturally replace each of those thoughts with empowering affirmations. Instead of “I’ll never be able to figure [Read More...]

Appreciate the effort

Is there some task that you resent having to do, or that you avoid doing even though you know it must eventually be done? Consider this. What if you couldn’t do it? What is some disability or other circumstance made it physically impossible for you to do that task? Would you look at it differently? [Read More...]

Intimidated no more

Are you avoiding some particular challenging task because the thought of it intimidates you? That’s just the problem. The thought of it is what’s intimidating you. It’s not the challenge itself that’s the problem. It’s your perception of that challenge. So how do you change that perception? The best way is by jumping into the [Read More...]

Expanding your possibilities

Think of the best day you’ve ever experienced. Then imagine it ten times better. Can you do that? When you do, it will give you merely a glimpse at the extent of joy and fulfillment that is possible in your life. The fact is, there is no limit on the good and valuable, joyful and [Read More...]

No matter what

No matter where you are at this moment in time, no matter what may be happening in your life or in the world around you, you have the very real ability to move positively forward from whatever the situation may be. Whomever or whatever may be to blame for your current set of circumstances, you [Read More...]

Five ways to raise your awareness to a higher level

1. Replace judgment with acceptance. Remind yourself that what’s done is done, and no amount of assigning blame will change that. Furthermore, what’s here is here, and no amount of judgment will change that. Keep yourself grounded in reality while keeping your focus on the positive possibilities. Accept what is real right now and you [Read More...]