4/3/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“These things we bring on ourselves through our habitual way of thinking. Every one of us is the sum total of our own thoughts. We are where we are because that’s exactly where we really want to be — whether we’ll admit that or not.

“Each of us must live off the fruit of our thoughts in the future, because what you think today and tomorrow — next month and next year — will mold your life and determine your future.”

~ Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret

You and everyone else can see the consequences of your actions, my friend, but only you can grasp the consequences of your thoughts.

And sometimes our habitual thoughts are so deeply ingrained we don’t even notice them. Would you call yourself a skeptic? Someone who has to see it to believe it? Well… be warned and beware, those thoughts are your life in the making.

4/2/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“The world appears imperfect on the surface but underneath, all is perfect. Perfection hides; imperfection flaunts itself.”

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

It’s so easy to see the flaws, isn’t it? It seems that our eyes and mind are trained to find them all. But are they really flaws, my friend? Could it be that they’re only flaws because we determine they are?

Perhaps we’d do well to train ourselves to trust in the perfection that’s hiding behind everything, knowing that it’s always there.

4/1/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Listen, observe, and learn in whatever way you can, my friend. Avoiding the same pitfall that someone else succumbed to has its obvious advantages but there’s no shortage of other ways to benefit from observing others.

Have you ever noticed how it’s easy to recognize a friend’s mistake, especially when they repeat it? And then you start noticing it in even more people? Uh huh… Well, then you’ll appreciate knowing that the Universe constantly provides us with mirrors (others) so we can get a better look at our own behavior.

Be on the lookout, my friend. The more frequently you observe something, the more you may be doing the same thing yourself.

I’m just saying… you know… perhaps it’s a possibility…

3/31/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body’s reaction to your mind — or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body.”

~ Eckhart Tolle, The Power of NOW

You can always tell if your mind is working for you or against you by your emotions. Helpful thoughts will make you feel good, or better, while harmful thoughts will make you feel bad or worse. It’s pretty simple really.

So, how do you feel, my friend? If you don’t like how you are or have been feeling, it just takes some tweaking of your thoughts, finding a new perspective from which to view your situation, and you can turn your thoughts and emotions around. Don’t you think it’s worth trying?

Well, I sure hope you do. Good things happen when you feel good. And, of course, the reverse is true too.

3/30/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.”

~ Helen Keller

Every one of your longings that don’t manifest in this lifetime become immortal. Your deepest dreams and longings become embedded in your soul and will beckon until satisfied. It’s this beckoning that propels us through this life and beyond.

You can squelch desires, or shove them aside for a time, but they’ll remain with you always until fully experienced.

Have faith, my friend, each dawn will have its day. It is written by your visions.

3/29/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“He still had some doubts about the decision he had made. But he was able to understand one thing: making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

~ Paolo Coelho, The Alchemist

It all starts with your intention, my friend. You make your decision and therein set the ball rolling. The Universe then begins the complex mapping of how to get you from Point A to Point B while providing the opportunity for you to gather the information and experience necessary to fully appreciate Point B when you finally arrive.

Know that every experience, whether work related or personal, whether you’ll look back on it favorably or not, is laying the foundation for the life of your dreams. So just relax, my friend, go with the flow and make the most of the ride!

3/28/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Stop acting as if life were a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

So, my friend, what if this day were your last? What would you make sure to do?

Is there something you need to get off your chest? If you could, is there something you’d like to make right?

What are you waiting for? Honestly, my friend, just think of the relief you’ll feel when you clean the slate.

3/27/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

~ Andre Gide

When you want something more you have to be willing to let go of what you already have. Otherwise there’s no space for the new to fill in.

Let go. Let go. Let go, my friend.

Have faith and set sail!

3/26/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.”

~ Florence Scovel Shinn

And you, my friend, get to choose whether you follow it or not. But, being that it’s guidance from Spirit, you will. Right?

Let’s hope so!

3/25/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“If we see our problems as opportunities we are able to move out of a victim stance and into a position of power to choose options.”

~ M. Lucy Wade Stern

Life and your take on it is just a matter of perspective, my friend. And of the vast array of perspectives available, being a victim is the least powerful of them all.

All it takes is a shift in perspective and life can go from depressing to interesting — just a little shift and life becomes worth living.

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