911 : What I Remember Most

It didn’t start out as just another typical Tuesday morning for me, in fact it had been uncertain already for a few weeks on medical leave due to a broken leg. Things were a little scary with a reduced income on workmen’s compensation. For the first time in my adult life, I was almost totally…

To Be or Not To Be . . . Offended

Day 24 “Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer” . . . Ok, that’s enough of that. Seems to be a whole lot of offending going on ’round here lately. “To be offended is a choice”. David A. Bednar Certain environments where interpersonal relationships are involved are more predisposed to incur offense. A close…

Choose To Have a Great Day

Day 23 If I were to ask 10 people “What would make this a great day for you?”, for sure, I would receive 10 different answers. Since everyone is different, thank goodness, the definition of great would be varied. We all start at a different place. All of us grow up in different environments. Even…

The Impossible Dream ? Oh Really ?

Day 2 In “The Man of La Mancha” Don Quixote sings “The Impossible Dream”, one of my favorite songs to listen to when I need a lift. I wonder here lately if there is any dream that is truly impossible. I don’t think we dream impossible things, only things that are incomprehensible. I heard a…

Love Suffocates Hate Always

Day 21 Let your heart grow and expand with ever-broadening love, until, freed from all hatred, and passion, and condemnation, it embraces the whole universe with thoughtful tenderness. As the flower opens its petals to receive the morning light, so open your soul more and more to the glorious light of Truth. Soar upward on…

Breadcrumbs of Wisdom

Day 20 Sympathy given can never be waste. One aspect of sympathy is that of Pity-pity for the distressed or pain-stricken, with a desire to alleviate or help them in their sufferings. The world needs more of this divine quality. “For pity makes the world Soft to the weak, and noble for the strong. Another…

It’s in There, Let It Out

Day 19 If you are one of those who are praying for, and looking forward to a happier world beyond the grave, here is a message of gladness for you-you may enter into and realize that happy world now; it fills the whole universe, and it is within you, waiting for you to find, acknowledge,…

Live What You Believe

Day 18 The gospel of Jesus is a gospel of living and doing. If it were not this it would not voice the Eternal Truth. Its Temple is Purified Conduct, the entrance-door to which is Self-surrender. It invites men to shake off sin, and promises, as a result, joy and blessedness and perfect peace. The…

Feed Your Joy and Happiness; Starve Your Pain and Sorrow

Day 12 As darkness is a passing shadow, and light is a substance that remains, so sorrow is fleeting, but joy abides for ever. No true thing can pass away and become lost; no false thing can remain and be preserved. Sorrow is false, and it cannot live; joy is true, and it cannot die….

Think It and So It Shall Be

Day 12 Every man reaps the results of his own thoughts and deeds, and suffers for his own wrong. He who begins right, and continues right, does not need to desire, and search for felicitous results; they are already at hand; they follow as consequences; they are the certainties, the realities, of life. Sweet is…

Love and Sacrifice

Be as a flower; content to be, to grow in sweetness day by day. If thou would’st perfect thyself in knowledge, perfect thyself in Love. If thou would’st reach the Highest, ceaselessly cultivate a loving and compassionate heart. To him who chooses Goodness, sacrificing all, is given that which is more than, and includes, all….

The Detoxification of the Mind

Day 9 Whatever conditions are rendering your life burdensome, you may pass out of and beyond them by developing and utilizing within you the transforming power of self- purification and self- conquest. Before the divine radiance of a pure heart all darkness vanishes and all clouds melt away, and he who has conquered self has…