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...]

Future wishes

Looking back on today, what will you wish you had done? Now is your opportunity to fulfill those future wishes. Now is your chance to avoid the regrets. Now is a day to fill with life and love and effort and achievement. Now is the time you’ve been waiting for and working toward your whole [Read More...]

The True Meaning of Forgiveness

By John J. Murphy When many people think of forgiveness, they think of it in a Newtonian, subject and object way. I forgive you for hurting me or you forgive me for acting like a jerk. With this perspective of “separation,” driven by the ego, we think we are forgiving when we are in fact [Read More...]

Stop trying and start allowing

Think for a moment about what is involved in trying to get something done. Trying is filled with anxiety. When you are trying, you’re working against what is, in order to create what you want to be. Allowing is totally different. Allowing has no anxiety, because you are not fighting against anything. You are instead [Read More...]

Worthy of the best

It takes effort to move forward. It takes courage and determination. Fortunately, you are filled with courage and determination. Yes, you may feel some fear and trepidation. But courage is not the lack of fear. Courage is the ability to feel your fear, to listen to what it has to say, to allow it to [Read More...]

Open to your input

Today is not perfect. But it is here, and it is what you have. So work with it. No, things won’t fall precisely into place. There will be interruptions, frustrations, discomforts and inconveniences. And yet, in spite of all that and more, there is opportunity. Today holds great opportunity because it is in the process [Read More...]

Upgrade desire

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish. – Michelangelo Often, desire is portrayed as selfish. But that’s a very superficial perspective. When you step back and look at the bigger picture, it’s clear that desire is much more than merely a tool of the ego. Desire is a compelling connection to [Read More...]

The miracle of being

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the [Read More...]

The Wisdom of Patience

By John J. Murphy Patience is a form of peace, the very result we so often seek but struggle finding. When we are patient, we are still. We are at rest. We are resting in peace – a term we might want to use more often with people who are actually alive in spirit. Patience [Read More...]