Dream

Word of the Day

Dream – contemplate the possibility of doing something or that something might be the case.

DreamA human mind is an incredible tool. Not only can it process billions of things each day, it also can help to create the desired images of the future, and it does this through dreams.  Everything that was ever created or achieved started as a dream in someone’s mind and then became a reality through the pursuit of the possibility that dream presents.  What are the dreams that you are creating today? What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? What do you want to be?  The first step to answering all of these things is to start by dreaming. So be conscious today of how your thoughts, words, and actions are leading to or away from your dreams.

Follow Your Own Path

We are all seeking truth in one form or another in our follow your pathexperience of life. The path to truth for each of us is more than likely going to be unique to our lives and will not look exactly the same for any of us. Following your path to truth is going to be a one of a kind journey. So follow it with passion and allow others to do the same.

Character

Word of the Day

Character- the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.

CharacterIn our development, as humans, we are a result of our experience. This is particularly true when it comes to a person’s character.  This is a quality that is displayed clearly through the thoughts, words, and actions of a person. If you have traits you wish to improve yourself then we all have the free will to do this. Think about your character today, not just the areas that you are doing well, but all of the ones that you want to improve in. Character is what you do when you think nobody is looking.  Remember you are always looking. You can’t fool yourself.  Consciously develop the character you want to represent you.

How to Be Unhappy

unhappy 1There are several sure-fire behaviors that we can all choose which are guaranteed to ruin your life, give you less happiness and cause you to be angry each day. Practice these things and you are guaranteed to be unhappy.  Be careful because happiness will always seek a way into your life.

Be Mean to Others

A great place to start is to make sure that you are mean to other people. Most people are mean and accepting of others because we see faults in them that unhappy 2we see and dislike in ourselves. So look at what you dislike about yourself, recognize it in someone else and be mean to them. Gossip about them, name call and discriminate if you can.

Question Everything

Question everything and only accept those things question everythingprove true. How do we learn? There are several different ways that we can infuse our minds and souls with new ideas and knowledge.  However, each individual needs to determine the validity of each morsel of information for themselves, regardless of the source that is providing it.  Don’t believe anything except after individual investigation and introspection have proven it to be so. Finding what is true for you is vital to living a life that is honest and true to yourself. What beliefs you accept will determine your reality.

Calm

Encouraging Word Today

Calm- not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions.

When all things around you seem to be falling apart, that is the time when your focus on remaining calm will help you.  Emotions are a part of the human experience and you can’t avoid them, but the level of control you let them have in your life is your choice.  Focus your conscious thoughts, words, and actions today on being calm.  It will allow you to see the best solutions for all potential pitfalls and roadblocks.

Life is What You Make It

today is what you make itEach day you wake up and have a simple choice as to what type of day you are going to experience.  Is it a great day? A good day? A boring day? A bad day? A disappointing day? The decision that you make will determine how your day goes. Our attitude is the biggest factor in how much we experience in life.  Life is what you choose to make it.

Choosing Personal Growth

Personal Growth Leads to Living Well

personal growth 22In our lives, there is nothing so important as seeking out and pursuing opportunities to grow as a person. Just as any other living creature, our purpose in life is to contribute and to continually move toward becoming our best selves. Just as plants are born and start to grow throughout their lives.

As you look at your life and each activity that you are participating in asking yourself if there is a chance for growth in doing this.  We are all consciously, physically and mentally going one of two ways. 1. We are getting better or becoming more or growing  2. We are getting worse, becoming less or shrinking.

Grateful

Encouraging Word of the Day

Grateful-           feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.

grateful Moving through your life, from task to task, work time to free time,  one of the most important thoughts to keep in your consciousness is to be grateful for all of the things in life that you experience every day.  Being grateful is an attitude that increases your positive energy, makes you more efficient and is the doorway of abundance.  In every situation, there is a choice of attitude. One can decide to be angry, disillusioned, bitter or worried. Or a mind can be appreciative, grateful, accepting and joyous. In each moment the choice of gratitude exists and I encourage you to be grateful in your thoughts, words, and actions today.

Finding Our Connections

Each person that I have ever met has in one way or We are all connectedanother basked in the glow of their individuality. The certain perks and character traits that made them uniquely them. I have as well clung to these traits to separate myself from the crowd, to show my unique value. Yet I look at society today and see that I am participating in a world that is manipulating all of us into a prison of individuality.  This is a prison that keeps us separate from learning about ourselves and  our own thoughts. It makes me wonder what I am missing. We are all connected, all we have to do is look for it.

Enjoy Every Second

It is not uncommon to move through a day on a very

Every second provides an experience that may never come again
Every second provides an experience that may never come again

strict schedule, moving from event to event merely marking time as a restriction in completing the actions of your day.  Move quickly, work quickly, think quickly, love quickly.  The conditioning of our lives leads us to value brevity in completing all tasks because it is viewed as the most efficient use of time.

Dare

Encouraging Word of the Day

Dare- have the courage to do something.  Defy or challenge (someone) to do something

One of the most difficult things to do in life is to dare to do something you are not sure that you can accomplish. You may think that you can do it. You may dream that you can do it. You will never know for certain until you take the initiative and dare to try.  There are challenges you face in every area of your life.  It takes a special courage to face them and see where you stand.  How much greatness has been left unshared because someone was afraid to try? Afraid of failing? Afraid of what people will think?  Today I urge you to be brave, take a chance and dare to try.  Let the greatness that is in you have an outlet and it starts with a consciousness of thought, word, and action.

My Greatest Enemy

know-your-enemy3Today I fought my greatest enemy.  They seemed to be following me throughout my day and gleefully took each opportunity to point out my apparent shortcomings. They railed against me for the decisions made in the past and created an almost maniacal worry about the future. It was a non-stop assault that had its desired effect on me, I felt let down, angry, upset and I wanted to fight back.  So I engaged my greatest enemy with the truth which always seems to be the best weapon.

Gratitude and Appreciation

No matter what life brings you, each person has the gratitude-rainbowspiral1ability to either be grateful and appreciative of the experience or they can be angry and disillusioned. The choice is always in your hands. Always.

Things Go Wrong Sometimes, Be Grateful

This is an easy idea to cope with when things are going well. There is plenty of money to do whatever you want, all of those you love are healthy and happy and the biggest decision that you need to make is what form of entertainment is in store for you this evening. Of course, you can be grateful and appreciative of this situation. Yet I know many people in just such a predicament and there is very little gratitude or appreciation.

Improve

Encouraging Word of the Day

Improve-make or become better.

ImproveIn every moment that you exist, you are either getting better or you are getting worse.  Rarely does an individual linger on the same level, your abilities, talents, and focus fluctuate like the stock market. The determining factor of which way your personal stock is going will be determined by the focus of your consciousness. The things that you place your thoughts, words, and actions on and about will determine your ability to achieve and value of those things you accomplish. Look at where you are and what you are doing and ask the simple question: Is this making me better or worse?

Mind Games

Do you know your mind? How much time do you spend consciously

subconscious mind
subconscious mind

exploring the origins of your thought?  The power and existence or the subconscious mind control much of our reality. In fact, it is a bit shocking that so many people seem to live life with a blissful lack of awareness about the source of the majority of their behavior and reality. So let’s get to know your mind.

Painful Power

greatnessLife isn’t always easy. The path of least resistance is most often not going to be your path.  Hardships and chaos can make you wonder what this is all for. Why do we have to experience painful moments? What is the point?

I have found accepting the difficult parts of life to be the hardest lessons learned. They are painful and cause you to look deep inside of yourself to find the truth.  You can feel angry, upset or out of control. Whatever your reaction to the events of your life, understand that the events are not going to change, but the reaction and growth you experience will.  So what is the point?

Shine

Encouraging Word

Shine-1. give out a bright light. 2. be very talented or perform very well.

ShineWhen you look at your conscious experience every day, one of the choices we have is to shine.  I have no greater wish for those that I care about than to see them shine their personal bright light on the world.  Each of us has a light of encouragement, talent, and joy that is looking for a chance to shine onto the world.  Are you going to shine today? To see your shine is good for the world and for you as well.  Do you even know that you shine?  Be conscious today of the thoughts, words, and actions that you can take to shine.  It is my goal to see people shine because the world is a better place for it.

Let Go of Your History

udestiny historyrl So much of our lives revolve around the stories we tell. Not only the ones we tell others about our past but more importantly the stories we tell ourselves about the past. These stories about our perception of our history tend to color and temper the expectations that we have for ourselves today.  What is the value of this? It is time to let go of the history and move forward.

No Regrets

Don't Regret the Past
A Ship Carrying A Choice You Made

I was having a discussion with a friend the other day about all of the things we had done that in retrospect seemed like bad ideas.

Failed relationships, poor decisions, wrong turns on the path of life all came up, and my friend said the magic phrase, “If I knew then what I know now, things would be different.  If I could only do it all over again.”   That thought is probably one that everyone has had at some point in their lives.  I, myself, have thought this before, but not any longer.