Sunday, May 31, 2015

Moment of Patience

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Weak, Stong, Intelligent

Saturday, May 23, 2015

No Beauty Shines Brighter

Friday, May 22, 2015

Collective Soul - "In a Moment"

The walls came up as the thoughts went down
To the hush of disparity
Sure we know the problem lies
With some insecurities

But we'll never see eye to eye
As long as our tongues are tied
And we'll never be seen as one
Until we find love

In a moment it could happen
We could wake up and be laughing
In a moment it could happen
We could forgive and be happy

It's a shame our world responds to life
As a puzzle in disguise
I wish our course would lead us towards
The peace and loving kind

But we'll never walk hand in hand
Until we let old wounds mend
And we'll never sing songs as one
Until we find love

In a moment some wisdom could be learned
In a moment new voices could be heard
In a moment we could make heads turn
In a moment we could change

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Horsetooth Resevoir, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Awake, arise, and assert yourself, you dreamers of the world.
Desire backed by faith, pushed reason aside, and inspired me to carry on.
Do not judge the journey by the path you’re on now.
Temporary defeat is not permanent failure.
I will fail my way to success.
Practical dreamers do not quit.
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success."

-Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.
Your beliefs must not contradict your desire. 
You can work to install new beliefs and act in line with your dreams.
Your experience is based on the thoughts you are thinking, 
the words you are speaking, or the acts you are doing that is
 bringing forth the emotional response from your Inner Being.
If something you want is slow to come to you, 
you are spending more time focused upon its absence than its presence.
The only thing that ever prevents your receiving something that you desire,
 is that your habit of thought is different from your desire.
Your beliefs permit or deny your dreams.
I am responsible for my state of mind.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"A light heart lives long."

– Shakespeare
Don’t scare yourself out of your good feelings.
What has passed has passed and matters no more.
 Looking back doesn’t better the score.
The soul would have no rainbows if the eyes had no tears.
It’s okay to cry. When the tears are on the outside, the inside is healing.
Change is only painful when we can’t let go.

"Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience."

–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anticipation and expectation come from believing in something.
Anticipate and expect your dreams.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A Valuable Lesson

I learned a valuable lesson recently and felt I should share:

Not too long ago I was trying to use the Law of Attraction to bring some money my way. Before I went grocery shopping I began to think to myself, "I would really like to find some money on the ground today. I will keep my eyes open and look for it." And I specifically asked the Universe/God, "Please help me to find some extra money on the ground today. Maybe someone who doesn't need it could drop it, someone who is well off."

Well, I went to three different stores, did all of my grocery shopping and did not find a thing. After getting in my car before heading home I began to count how much money I had left. And I counted it again. "Huh, is that right?" I was missing twenty dollars. I checked all my pockets several times. I was missing twenty dollars. And I got to thinking. And I smiled at the irony of it. I thought about what I had wished for before I left my house that morning. And I thought to myself "That's what you get." I had specifically thought in my head that maybe someone who was "well off" could drop some money, someone who didn't "need" it. Well, shame on me for thinking that! We should never be happy or content, if it costs someone else their happiness. On top of that, I was the person who was "well off." I was the person who did not need that twenty dollars. After all, I just loaded my car with groceries from three different stores, and I still had cash in my pocket that I was counting. So really I had plenty of abundance, yet wanting more. And I felt guilty for even thinking that way. How could I have wished that upon someone, even if they were better off per-say than me? Well the Universe/God had the perfect way of showing and teaching me a very valuable lesson. I'm sure that twenty dollars made someone's day. And I truly hope whoever found that money needed it more than me.

There is nothing wrong with asking for money or unexpected income, but it should never be at the cost of someone else. We are all human, and are tempted to many wants and desires. But the real questions we should ponder when we have a desire is, "How would I feel if it happened to me?", "What would happen is everyone did that?", and lastly, "What would love do?" These are some questions that can put our wants and desires into perspective. Think twice about what you are asking for. The Universe/God has it's perfect way of working events and circumstances out in life.

It's funny how I have just even come across this similar topic in a book I've been reading. It speaks of our world and the way it is currently ran by greedy corporations paying obscenely low wages to oversea workers for unimaginable profits. It speaks of "How can you be happy at the cost of someone else?" And of course, in this situation its easy to say that is wrong, and I totally agree. Shame on those billionaires for exploiting their workers. It's easy to see that. But yet, in an everyday smaller situation, look at the thoughts I myself had. And of course when I was thinking about it, I was referring to someone who made a lot of money, who in my mind would not miss that money. But nonetheless, we are all people, and I should never have specifically wished it to come from someone. But we all live and we learn, and no one is perfect. We all have room to grow and evolve.

I look at this situation as a very valuable lesson. There were two ideas here that I had to come to a conclusion about. First, it is not morally right to be happy at the cost of any other individual. Second, I realized just how blessed I am. I mean we know we are blessed, but we can easily take it for granted, and many people do. Whenever we have more than enough, we are living in prosperity and abundance. It is our society that trains us, driven by money, that we always need more and more to be satisfied. We look around and see what others have and then we look at what we have and we are unsatisfied and desire more. I'm sure every individual could benefit by learning to appreciate more of each and every thing we have instead of taking it for granted. We are given so much. Focus on what you have, and appreciate, then you will feel the abundance.

Monday, May 04, 2015

The gift of happiness belongs to those who unwrap it.
It’s not what you don’t have, its what you think you need 
that keeps you from being happy in life.
In modern living, it’s easy to fall into looking outside ourselves for everything, from material possessions to acknowledgement of our achievements and successes. We even begin to define our identities through the eyes of others. We allow our moods to be influences by others, and we search for happiness in all the wrong places.
The most common weakness of all human beings is the habit of leaving the mind open to the negative influences of other people and sources.
Control of the mind comes from persistence and habit.
"Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind."

-Zen saying
"Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, 
or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same."

-Francesca Reigler
Dwell on your problems and they will remain in your life.