Fear

Word of the Day

Fear- an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat.

FearOne of the most difficult things that face people in life is fear. It is a tough foe because it can rise up in any area of your life and at any moment.  Experiences in life can cause pain and we are designed to want to avoid pain. So a traumatic experience at any age can cause fear to rise in your mind. Fear can either be a motivator or a limiter in what you can and will accomplish in life.  Once you have been hurt, most people go to great lengths to avoid a repeat.  Raise your consciousness today about the fear in your life. Look at where you are limited and the fear behind it in your thoughts, words, and actions.  By recognizing the fear and understanding its cause, the fear can be overcome and even eliminated. Be fearless.

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.

Honest

Encouraging Word of the Day

Honest-free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere.

There seem to be many layers of human behavior I can’t seem to grasp, in others and in myself and why we are simply not more honest is one of them. I was told once that all people lie at least once every day. I of argued against that but after analyzing my own behavior I can see that there are times we are all less than honest.  They may be white lies to not hurt someone’s feelings but an untruth is an untruth.  So The hope is that after reading this you will be conscious of how honest you are in thought, words, and actions.

The High Road

What Road Are You Traveling? 

high-roadAll of us are duplicitous by nature. There is the person we allow the world to see and then there is the one we keep hidden and to ourselves. All people live in this duality and for many, it causes a constant struggle. Two paths are presented to us. One is the high road and the other is the low and they are based on the moral decisions that we make each moment of every day.

Trapped by a Thought

Trapped by a thought!
Trapped by a thought!

How is it possible that a phrase can get stuck in your head? Like a song that you wish you could stop singing in your head. The phrase is there banging to the beat of its own honesty.  All you can do is think it over and over again until it inevitably expresses itself in words.

The phrase in my head I read in a glimpse, as I was watching a video on YouTube of all places. It was a  fantastic video and the message was I Am, and who hasn’t contemplated what finite groups of messy things compile themselves to create their existence.  I do it all the time.   Why did this phrase jump out at me? Why won’t it leave my head?

The Forty one Year Fight

Mike Martin and I have been friends for forty one years.  There are not many people in the

41 year fight
Even though Mike is always wrong, he still argues with me all the time. He is so stubborn.

world outside of your family that you have known your entire life, and still call them your friend. I am fortunate to have had a friend for most of my life, who is cantankerous, stubborn and is often not right about anything! He would tell you the same thing about me.  We work together right now and that leads to many conflicts about virtually every subject.  When I started this new Picture Project I was in between two of these conflicts, so it only made sense that the first picture should be a symbol of the fights we have on most days.  These “fights” are more philosophical battles, where we do not agree on much of anything.  But when the chips are down, I know I can count on him and he on me.

Be Honest Today

what is honesty?
Live honestly

***Always Be Honest-How much is your integrity worth?  What can you gain by being dishonest that you can truly enjoy?  If your word is worth nothing than neither are you.

Some Honesty Quotes

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” -Thomas Jefferson

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” – Spencer Johnson

Honest hearts produce honest actions.”- Brigham Young

To be persuasive we must be beliewhat is honestyvable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.”- Edward R. Murrow