11/23/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

~ Henry Van Dyke

Go ahead, my friend, follow the impulse.

11/22/2018: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.”

~ Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

We have to be willing to let go of the past and allow ourselves the grace to begin anew with a fresh start. Can you do that, my friend? Can you release any and all guilt or remorse you may feel?

Guilt and remorse are really inside jobs. Sure others may dish it out to us in an effort to control us, but we don’t have to take it. Or, if in some way it’s appropriate, we can clean it up and move along.

We’re always just a decision away from a fresh start. You deserve it, my friend.

11/21/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Resistance is Hell, for it places man in a ‘state of torment.’”

~ Florence Scovel Shinn

Are you feeling tormented, my friend? Well, I suppose there can be varying degrees of torment but at some level we’re all resisting something. What might you be resisting?

I have learned that hiding behind that thing I’m resisting is the very thing I want. It’s almost as if the thing I’m resisting is some sort of test or lesson I need to learn before I can have what I want.

So next time you notice that you’re feeling tormented, my friend, even if only slightly, determine the cause and embrace it, or at least face it, and notice what happens. There’s sure to be some sort of gift that comes from it.

11/20/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Wonder is the seed of knowledge.”

~ Francis Bacon


Yes, I can see that.

All I have to do is think, “I wonder if it’s possible?” and the seed gets planted!

So, my friend, how much wonder do you have?

11/19/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action.”

~ Bruce Lee

With everything you do, whether moving, speaking, performing, writing, etc., your highest essence should flow. Your best performance will always come through alignment with Self, not self.

So what are you conscious of? Your self — your ego, personality, and physical body? Or your surroundings? Focusing on self eliminates your ability to connect with everything else. Yet it’s through connection that, when aligned with Self, your every action will be guided to best delivery.

So be grounded, my friend, be centered in your heart, and let your highest essence flow. With everything you do let your highest essence flow.

11/28/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Emotions are the nexxus between matter and mind, going back and forth between the two and influencing both.”

~ Candace Pert

Too often we discount our emotions, thinking it’s better to ignore them or stuff them away. But they’re there, and they’re real, and they’re not going to go away until we honor and address them.

Emotions serve a purpose. They are your body’s response to a judgment that you are holding in your mind. They run the gamut from grief and depression to elation, joy and love. They travel through your central nervous system and can affect all parts of your body instantaneously. Your emotions cause you to blush, smile, grimace, clench your fists, laugh, sweat, cry, etc.

And while it seems like they are a response to something that happened outside of you, something you observed perhaps, that’s not really their cause. The cause of your emotions is the judgment you have about a thing or event, etc.

So dial in, my friend, what is that judgment? Is it positive or negative? There’s no need to change the positive ones but you don’t want the negative emotions to linger for long or they’ll wreak havoc on your immune system and lead to decline in all aspects of your life. Is there another way you could view the situation?

Find a way to release the negative judgments, my friend, and you’ll boost your quality of life.

11/16/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“And can you teach your body emotionally what it would feel like to believe in this way . . . to be empowered . . . to be moved by your own greatness . . . to be invincible . . . to have courage . . . to be in love with life . . . to feel unlimited . . . to live as if your prayers are already answered?”

~ Joe Dispenza, You Are the Placebo, Making Your Mind Matter

What if you were able to decide ahead of time exactly how you want to feel and the type of experience you want to have and have it actually happen? Have you ever tried this? Do you think it’s possible?

Well, my friend, successful people do this all the time. Professional athletes envision their entire routine so many times, emotionally feeling the elation of the triumph, knowing internally that they’ve nailed it, that when it comes their time in the spotlight it feels totally natural, normal, and effortless.

What if the secret to success was simply becoming so mentally and emotionally in tune with the outcome you desire that it could unfold in no other way?

Go do it, my friend! Decide your future!

11/15/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.”

~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

Hidden in the brilliant formula that is Bikram Yoga is the subtle fine tuning of the mind. You may think of the class as a workout, but you’re really using your body as a mechanism to train your mind. You develop your faith, concentration, determination, discipline and patience all at the same time. With precision, intensity and repetition you rewire the neural pathways in your brain and turn your mind back into your best friend instead of your worst enemy.

And, of course, there’s always the fact that come the end of class you’re just too tired to think. The blessings of a calm mind, make every ounce of sweat worth it, wouldn’t you agree?

11/14/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“You do not have to struggle to reach God, but you do have to struggle to tear away the self-created veil that hides Him from you.”

~ Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

What do you think that veil is between you and God, my friend? Could it be your perception of what God is?

Maybe we should review some basics.

He is omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent. His center is everywhere and His circumference is nowhere. The simple fact that you are alive and breathing, that your eyes opened this morning, that your heart is beating and all the other bodily functions happen automatically without any conscious awareness of it on your part implies that He is fully aligned with you being here. Right?

The tricky part, I suppose, is whether we believe He’s like Santa Claus and judging our every behavior or not. Do you think that God wants to punish you?

What if He is entirely neutral and is simply responding equally to the vibration that you and everyone and everything else is emitting all at the same time in every instant? If that were the case, He would, by means of the world around you, reflect back to you the judgment — vibration — that you are emitting. He wouldn’t be the one punishing then, would He?

You are never alone. He’s with you in every instant. It can’t be any other way. All you have to do is think of love, my friend, and the veil will fall away.

11/13/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

When you make a mistake, my friend, do you get upset with yourself? Do you become critical and hold some sort of negative judgement about yourself? That seems to be a pretty common reaction. But maybe there’s another way we can look at our mistakes.

Have you ever broken down the word itself?


Maybe what it really means is, “That take was a miss. It didn’t work. I need to try again.” We could consider each action as a “take” like when they’re filming movies. “Take 1″, “Take 2″, etc.

It’s not like we’re trying to make mistakes, my friend, and they’re not the end of the world. In fact, they’re probably the quickest way to success!

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