10/13/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“There are probably some areas in your life where you are very responsible and other areas that you’ve neglected. The more you take responsibility, the more power, freedom, and fulfillment follows. However, ANYTIME you feel like a victim or feel helpless, you are NOT taking responsibility. Slipping into the role of a victim is saying you have NO CHOICE. There is ALWAYS a choice. The choice may not be comfortable, but there is always a choice. Being aware of the gamut of choices is the first step. Then, it’s necessary to connect to our source of power and take responsible action.”

~ Mary E. Allen, The Power of INNER CHOICE

When you think of it, my friend, don’t you find it empowering to know that there is always a choice? When you know there is always a choice, the deciding factor then becomes how much you are willing to suffer. What will it take for you to initiate the change necessary to create what you desire?

Taking responsibility for your life is owning your power, it’s taking charge of your life and happiness.

You, like everyone else, my friend, deserve to be happy.

10/12/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”

~ Rumi

Well obviously, when there’s nothing left to lose all you can do is gain, right?

But you know, my friend, often with ruin it’s our Spirit that gains the most. The ego’s stripped naked, pretenses disappear and there’s Spirit standing strong, with nothing between you and It.

And right there’s a treasure if ever there was one.

10/11/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God.”

~ Swami Vivekananda

I have come to know and trust that we are all Spirit living our own unique lives as human beings in order to learn and evolve both as humans and Spirit. And while I strive and want to be my best self always, there are plenty of times when I feel I fall short of that. But then I look back and realize that the mis-take or mis-step, as I saw it at the time, with the resulting suffering and regrets, provided an experience that gave me a much deeper understanding of Life than I could have ever gotten any other way. And this, my friend, begs the question, was it really a mistake?

Sometimes the greater the struggle or the more painful the lesson, the more we gain from it. Have patience and compassion with everyone, my friend, regardless their path, as it could just be that the crooked path is ultimately the faster path for them.

Whether we know it or not, we all headed to the same place.

10/10/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“The physical body is at work every moment, an array of mechanisms with a brilliance of design and efficiency our human efforts have never begun to match. Our hearts beat, our lungs breathe, our ears hear, our hair grows. And we don’t have to make them work — they just do. Planets revolve around the sun, seeds become flowers, embryos become babies, and with no help from us. Their movement is built into a natural system. You and I are integral parts of that system, too. We can let our lives be directed by the same force that makes flowers grow — or we can do it ourselves.

“To trust in the force that moves the universe is faith. Faith isn’t blind, it’s visionary. Faith is believing that the universe is on our side, and that the universe knows what it’s doing. Faith is a psychological awareness of an unfolding force for good, constantly at work in all dimensions.”

~ Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

Do you have faith, my friend? Can you trust that all is as it should be, for right now anyway?

Here’s the test: the greater your need to control, the less faith you have. And a little more to ponder: have you noticed how the need to control creates tension while faith creates ease?

You don’t have to struggle, my friend. Relax and trust that the right thing happens.

10/9/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

“As above, so below.” — Ever heard that saying before? It’s an ancient Hermetic teaching embraced by the mystics of all the great religions. What manifests for you on this physical plane is reflecting what has been happening in your mind, on the mental plane. Honestly, my friend, your mind — your beliefs and habitual thoughts — is far more powerful than you realize.

All change begins in the mind. Start there!

10/8/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“You compare yourself with others on the basis of virtues. Do not compare yourself with anyone. Simply recognize all the virtues you appreciate in others and realize that those virtues are present in you in seed form. You only have to nurture them.”

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Celebrating Silence

Isn’t it nice to know that we have all that potential? That all the good we see in others, it’s there within us as well.

You know, my friend, this would imply that by looking for the good in others, we’d be bringing out the good in ourselves. Well, wouldn’t that be nice?!

10/7/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“When you surrender your will, you are saying, “Even though things are not exactly how I’d like them to be, I will face my reality. I will look it directly in the eye and allow it to be here.” Surrender and serenity are synonymous; you can’t experience one without the other. So if it’s serenity you’re searching for, it’s close by. All you have to do is resign as General Manager of the Universe. Choose to trust that there is a greater plan for you and that if you surrender, it will be unfolded in time.”

~ Debbie Ford, Spiritual Divorce

When you have faith there is no need to control. You know your role is not to manage things. Instead, your role is to simply set your intention, focus your attention, release any tension and hand over the rest to the Universe.

The thing is, my friend, to get from where you are to where you want to be the Universe may just have to take you through places you hadn’t envisioned. These are the times when you need faith. Simply trust that the right thing happens.

10/6/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

~ Helen Keller

The past is the past, my friend. It’s played its part. You had your experience and now it’s time for something new. So be on the lookout! What would you love?

New opportunities could come from anywhere. Shift your focus to the future and be open to all possibilities.

The exciting thing, my friend, is that nature always moves to fill a void. Something’s coming, that’s for sure!

10/5/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

Everything starts as a dream, my friend. And as long as you believe in and align with your dream, it’s just a matter of time before it’ll become reality. Well, time and a few structural preparations perhaps.

Try not to resist the structural changes too much. In looking back, you’ll find that life experience and new perspectives provided the missing corner stones for even more beautiful castles.

And always keep in mind that when you find the joy in the process the having will fall into place.

10/4/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

~ Mother Teresa

Beware the limits you box yourself into. Excuses, responsibilities, all the reasons why you can’t… Are they really valid?

Imagine the possibilities–-just a little every day–-and see which limits fade away.

You’ll see, my friend, nothing is set in stone.

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