Thinking has been a theme for me continually. I seem to have a lot of thoughts, and I wonder what they actually mean. Are my thoughts designed to guide me? Or are they here to distract me? Sometimes I could believe either scenario. Do thoughts actually provide any concrete information or do they just arrive to distract you from accomplishment? Positive thoughts always contribute to your greater good.
Are great deeds hiding from you? Is it difficult to find them? This can be the case from time to time, but all deeds provide the chance to be performed with greatness. Each moment of every activity that you are taking a part in provides the opportunity to display the greatness inside of you and find success.
Why We Judge
It can be so easy to look at someone else’s life and quickly dissect all they are doing wrong or at least could be doing better. Their lives seem a simple puzzle. They are too lazy, too rich, too poor, don’t care enough, or care too much. People look so quickly and coldly that they never really see the harm that judgment can do to their own lives.
In every moment we have a power to create all our experiences in life and they are created by our exercising the power of choice. In all things, there are choices to make and the results of these choices will lead to the nature of your experience. It applies to everything and everybody our choices define our lives.
Being creative is one of the gifts of being human. We all have the ability to look at the same situation and come up with different ways of solving the puzzle and finding a solution. In fact, this can be one of the most valuable tools we have when it comes to making money, excelling in a career or simply just being great as ourselves. Sometimes it can be difficult to muster a creative answer but there are some things that you can do to make your thought process more creative and perhaps find an answer that you are looking for.
Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?
“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.”
– Raymond Hull
When I first saw this question I spent a few moments thinking of who I actually compare myself to. It was very difficult because I don’t really compare myself to anyone. Not because I don’t want to grow and aspire to the positive traits of others, but rather I like who I am quite a bit and can’t see me being anyone else.
Once I looked at life and only wanted the good things in my experience. I think everyone would feel the same way, no sadness, no loss or grief, just happy things that are easy to deal with, yet we all know that life is not going to come as easily as that. We all must go through some difficult times and I think that is OK because you will never appreciate the good in life unless there is the opposite aspect to compare it to. There is always a flip side.
There is nothing that has allowed me to grow and understand life on a new level more than the books I read. They are a portal into knowledge and understanding that I can only hope to comprehend adequately. I know that my personal growth has stemmed directly from my experience with books and I wanted to share a few of the most recently read that I can highly recommend to all interested parties.
What I would change about the World
If there was one thing that I could change about the world it would be to
remove the thought, “I’m not good enough” , from the thought process of everyone in the world.
This single thought has managed to cause more damage than any other in the history of mankind and if people are honest, every person has entertained this thought at one time or another.
What inspires YOU?
Inspiration can be hard to find. Sometimes writing is as easy to create. Much like a raindrop falling to the Earth, the words seem to have no choice but to be written. There is little struggle and those are the topics, projects, articles and posts that make publishing your thoughts fun and exciting!
Unfortunately, there are going to be some days where finding the words is like driving down the road and having it turn into a dead-end right in front of your eyes. You begin with a promising thought but it quickly plays out and you have no choice but to turn your mind around and start over again.
All the possibilities in the world are open to you today. There are dreams to pursue and make come true. Go for it!
I have encountered a lot of people who spend their time loudly and definitively telling themselves and all who will listen, why someone should not be attempting to chase a dream. Why they shouldn’t follow their innermost desire or pursue a goal that seems to be an integral part of themselves and their destiny.
The great thing about books is that they provide ideas for thought that are new to you. Like planting a seed in the ground, your own thoughts can grow from the ideas of someone else and today I am grateful for the many thoughts I have read from the great Ralph Waldo Emerson. When I read the words RWE has written, they always spark a new light of thought. Of Course, it would be unrealistic to share a million thoughts but here are a few favorites and the seeds they have cultivated in my mind.
Each of us has the opportunity each day to learn something. In fact, the only thing stopping us from learning information that will expand our minds, building our potential and developing a greater understanding of the world and ourselves, is a decision not to learn.
Knowledge is the great equalizer for all people and the choice to not pursue it will make you a smaller person and limit what you can do.
Like many people, I look at how much I have and wonder if there are things I should be doing to attract more into my life. More money, more love, more everything! My interest led me to begin to investigate, I started to do some research on the topic. I found a bunch of ideas about how to attract more abundance into your life. We all think that if we have more money, love, fame, or whatever we will be happier. That is a philosophical statement for another day. Today, there are three simple things that you can start doing today that will make your life more abundant in what you are seeking.
Words are used by all people with the capacity for speech and there is little to no conscious thought associated with their use at all. We speak to express ourselves to others and rarely contemplate the message we are sending. There is a power in your words and it exists in all speech. Pay attention to the power of your words. These words have the power to change our lives and the lives of those we take the time to speak with.
Every person in the world in the history of mankind has been faced with the fact that life at times is going to be difficult or challenging. It doesn’t matter what skills and tools you possess, Einstein intelligence, classic beauty, superior physical strength, or massive understanding, you are going to at some time find that life is kicking you around like a rag doll. It is natural that your confidence will be shaken. These times are not meant to break you but to strengthen you. The challenge is thing that will cement your confidence in yourself.
We all know the old saying about not being able to teach an old dog new tricks, but I am here to tell you that an old dog may, in fact, be taught new tricks, sometimes the method of the lesson need to change but the lessons can be learned.
Learning is your responsibility
The ability to learn new things and take in fresh information is one of the parts of living life that make it interesting. Show me the man who thinks he knows it all and I will show you a man with no clue about life.
Opportunities for improvement in intellect, action or spirituality are things that exist for us each and every day. I am grateful today that I am able to seek and find improvement in some aspect of my experience of life. And it goes without saying but YOU can too! We just have to be conscious about the things we want to change and then make choices that allow us to move in the right direction.
We just have to be conscious about the things we want to change and then make choices that allow us to move in the right direction.
As a younger person, I often got impatient with what life was bringing. Hurry up! Let’s get to the next stage already.
Being impatient is one of the shortfalls of youth. There are patterns in life and each has its purpose, as a young person I didn’t comprehend this problem. Life presents us
with many challenging circumstances, thrills, accomplishments, and disappointments. With all the excitement it is important to find moments of mindful introspection, a relaxing lull in life.
I have read somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 books on various topics involving ideas and practices
for improving your life in some way, and one of the first was written by William George Jordan. It is an experience that I credit with fueling the desire to learn more and to begin to notice how AI thought and what I was thinking. The Majesty of Calmness, The Power of Truth, Self Control, Its Kinship and Majesty, The Trusteeship of Life or The Kingship of Self-Control, would .all be great for your mental growth and prosperity.