Happiness is your choice! It is not dependent on getting that great job; marrying your wonderful soul mate; having the best looking body; or possessing all the money in the world! Every day when we get out of bed, we DECIDED to be happy! Even though we all share the ups and downs of life,… More Making Happiness Your Choice
In a world where division, anger and hate seem so prevalent, cultivating love can make a positive impact on those around you. Personally, I am horrified by the lack of empathy in our society. When we push aside our humanitarianism — the parts of us that care for one another — the further we move… More Cultivating Love and Compassion
If you remember the 70s and 80s when the evangelical movement was quite strong (and I was among those following it) and all kinds of ‘Christian’ bumper stickers were popular. But, do you remember WWJD? It stood for the words: ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ At the time, I was not impressed with the saying. Even… More Remember “WWJD”?
Nails in the Fence (author unknown) There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails… More Nails in the Fence … or in our Hearts
Oprah Winfrey writes a monthly inspirational column in her Oprah Magazine every month where she shares about her life, her insights and news concerning her many projects. In the June issue, she shared a wonderful story about one of the biggest teaching of New Thought: ‘Be the change you want to see in the world!’… More What I Know for Sure: Life is a Mirror
Fear is the most destructive force to allow in your life. Fear can hold us back from anything and everything good that we can experience. “Fear is a powerful emotion. It can keep the best of us from realizing our gifts and talents. Not only that, even if those gifts and talents are realized, fear… More Overcoming Fear
The Obstacle in our Path (Author Unknown) In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the… More The Obstacle in our Path — Can Reveal our Treasure!
Know Your Values (as shared by Raghunath Jayappa) A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me… More Know Your Values Because You are Special
An Empty Boat (Original Author Unknown but told by Randy Fikki) A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of… More An Empty Boat: Dealing with Anger!
In one of my past meetings, we participated in a visioning session focused on the direction for the particular group I was working with at the time. As background, visioning is the ‘brain child’ of Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, minister and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City (LA area). Rev.… More No Complaining; No Gossip!