7/2/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“What’s happening is merely what’s happening. How you feel about it is another matter.”

~ Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God

It’s your thoughts and judgments, my friend, not the event, that determine how you feel. Two different people may experience the exact same event and to one it may be no big deal while to the other it’s devastating. We see, experience, and judge things based on our belief structure — our beliefs are filters that we view through.

Notice how simply by changing your thoughts you can change how you feel. Interesting, don’t you think?

Well, beliefs are more deeply ingrained thoughts, especially those with strong conviction behind them, hence they wield more power. So when you change your beliefs, you not only change how you feel, you change the course of your life.

This is worth exploring, my friend. Trust me.

7/1/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize.”

~ Rumi

How is it that Spirit sees nothing to blame? Is it because Spirit knows that there is a purpose behind everything? That in some way everything serves our highest good? Our spiritual growth and evolution?

Being that we’re looking from the inside out, my friend, it’s not so easy to see what we — our behavior — are really like. The only way we can really see what we look like is to look in the mirror.

Well, Spirit knows that. And it also knows that like attracts like. Just as if you were looking in a mirror, what you see in someone else is a reflection of you and what is going on with you.

Think of it as a gift, my friend, an opportunity to see yourself as everyone else sees you. If you like it, great! Stay the course. If you don’t, you get to change it!

6/30/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“It is compassion rather than the principle of justice which can guard us against being unjust to our fellow men.”

~ Bruce Lee

One comes from the heart, the other from the mind. One brings understanding, the other rationalization. One brings inner resolution, the other outer recognition.

Only compassion can bring about forgiveness and restore alignment with our Higher Selves. And you can rest assured, my friend, that no harm is ever done from that place of alignment with all that is.

6/29/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Deep awakening is giving up the effort to become something different or to experience something different.”

~ Harry Palmer, The Avatar Path

Acceptance. Surrender. Letting go. Any way you release resistance brings you closer to the only thing that really matters, Spirit.

Relax into contentment, my friend, and then witness as your creative juices really begin flowing!

6/28/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“The mind weighs and measures but it is the spirit that reaches the heart of life and embraces the secret; and the seed of the spirit is deathless.

“The wind may blow and then cease and the sea shall swell and then weary, but the heart of life is a sphere quiet and serene, and the star that shines therein is fixed for evermore.”

~ Kahlil Gibran, Jesus, the Son of Man

You know the eternal by the calmness and certainty it exudes. Everything else is just temporary. Trust that the peak will follow the trough as surely as the trough will follow the peak and know there will always be another cycle.

But as for the eternal, my friend, you’ll find it in your heart when the fluctuations of the mind have stilled.

6/27/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

~ Maya Angelou

Love is ever present. It’s omnipotent. Don’t you feel It?

Well, I only ask because sometimes we don’t feel It. Sometimes we feel abandoned and all alone. But it’s never that It isn’t there, my friend, it’s just that we aren’t open to receiving It. In some way we’ve blocked our awareness of It.

Think of all the little miracles of life, my friend. Think of your body and how you breathe and how your heart beats and everything happens without you even thinking about it. The sun is always there. It rises every day whether we can see it or not.

When you drop your romantic notion of Love and merge with It in Its most basic, purest form — life force energy — you’ll realize that you’re never alone. You’ll realize that any sense of abandonment is within your own mind.

True Love grants you the ability to experience all aspects of life — everything — the good, the bad, and the ugly. It will flow right through you to whatever you focus upon, showering Its infinite resources with no judgement, simply unconditional Love, faithfully with you every step of the way.

p.s. Be grateful, my friend, and direct It to what you want.

6/26/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and be loved.”

~ Mother Teresa

Love and be loved, my friend. This is what truly matters. It’s what life is about.

Is your life aligned with this? Do you love yourself? Do you love your life? Do you love others? I ask this because whatever we put out to the world is what we attract in return.

Just like everyone else is, you are a child of life, something much bigger than yourself and your circumstances, and simply because of that, because you are alive, you deserve love. It is your birthright. You deserve to love your life.

So, my friend, what would you love your life to be like? No limits now. Remember, you deserve it. It’s time to dream!

6/25/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“I’m an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.”

~ Mark Twain

How many troubles have you known that never happened? How much time have you spent imagining scenarios that were the opposite of what you wanted?

Do you feel good when you worry? I know, silly question. We never feel good when we worry. All we do is create anxiety and stress.

Well, it doesn’t have to happen. You’re in control, my friend. Direct your thoughts consciously to what you want and remember, it’s not that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, the grass is greenest where you water it.

6/24/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Little children do not bother about religion and nationality, rich or poor; they just want to play together. At a young age the sense of oneness of humanity is much more fresh. As we grow older, we make a lot of distinctions; a lot of artificial creations that are actually secondary become more important, and basic human concern diminishes. That is a problem.”

~ The Dalai Lama

Ahhh, the innocence of children…

Just imagine how it would feel if you were free of all the judgments and distinctions that create separation. Heck, isn’t this what’s required to enter the kingdom of heaven?

Yoga means union, my friend, union between body, mind, and spirit and with everything else. We practice yoga to understand this connection. Can you see how we have much more in common with everyone than we acknowledge?

Why not drop the attention on differences and play instead? Life would be much more enjoyable that way, don’t you think?

hmmm… it might even be heavenly…

6/23/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“The content of your life is the curriculum for your evolution.”

~ Mary Morrissey

Sometimes we become so consumed by our life and all of its challenges that we forget that it’s these challenges that we came here to experience. Can you relate? There has to be some reason for all that we go through, right?

Well, there is, my friend. You’re not being punished by God. It’s not that you’re not good enough or worthy enough. This is exactly what you signed up for. You, your Higher Self, Spirit, chose every aspect of everything you’re going through so that It could experience and learn and grow and evolve. That what life is all about! That’s why we’re here.

You’re not bad. You’re not wrong. You’re just like every other human being, facing your personal challenges so that you can evolve.

Embrace the challenge, my friend, and be grateful for its teachings.

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