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…]

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…]