Dichotomy: the nature of things

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy."

- Saint Francis of Assisi

I have often said, and I truly believe, that we are all meant to be happy. That is what each of us seeks, with every action, every single moment of every day. We are all after happiness.

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Inspiration: stop wallowing in self-pity

"Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be."

- Karen Ravn

Have you ever felt that the world is against you? Have you ever felt that there is no hope? That you will never get through the challenges that you are facing?

We’ve all been there. We’ve all been through moments, days, or even weeks of self-pity. Every single one of us has had Continue reading

Joyful Living: the journey awaits

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive."

- Eleanora Duse

Living a joyful life is the ultimate goal. If everything you do brings you joy, you will be living in bliss and could not want anything else. Once you have experienced joy in all aspects of your life, you will never want to be in any other state. It seems difficult for us to even imagine living in a constant state of joy, but if you spend some time there, you will understand the “need” to be there as much as possible.

Yesterday I was having lunch with a colleague and she Continue reading

A Sense of Urgency: NOW is the time

"Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value."

- Jim Rohn


When is the best time for you to implement a new idea that could change your life for the better? When is the best time to learn something that you have always wanted to learn? When is the best time to stop planning and take action? I’m sure that you all know what my answer will be...that’s right...NOW!

There has never been a better time to take action. As a matter of fact, there has never been any other time to take action. The best time, the only time, is now. It pains me when I hear people say things like, “I’ll start as soon as I have more time,” or “I’m just not in the right place right now,” or “I’ll start when I get my career going.” These and the many other techniques for procrastination are keeping many people not only from reaching their goals and dreams, but from even trying to reach them. It is so sad.

There are many excuses for not pursuing Continue reading

Acts of Faith: believing in your success

“When you have come to the edge of all the light you have
And step into the darkness of the unknown
Believe that one of the two will happen to you
Either you'll find something solid to stand on
Or you'll be taught how to fly!”

- Richard Bach


'Acts of faith", "acting as if", "fake it ‘til you make it"...it doesn’t matter what you call it, it is all amounts to the same thing, and it is extremely important to your success as you charge down the path to living the life of your dreams.

What exactly do I mean by acts of faith? These are acts, small or large, that tell the Universe that you believe – you believe that your dreams Continue reading

Boldness: the mother of adventure

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Boldness – a magic ingredient in living the life of your dreams.

Have you ever noticed who gets the most respect? Who gets the most rewards in life? It certainly isn’t the couch potatoes or the wall flowers – no it is the people who decide what they want and go after it with energy and enthusiasm. It is the people with drive and ambition who are not afraid to let the universe know what they want...in no uncertain terms. It is the people who understand that getting what they want is a fundamental right of life here on earth.

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You Are an Unlimited Being of Light

“You are everything that is, your thoughts, your life, your dreams come true.
You are everything you choose to be.
You are as unlimited as the endless universe.”

- Shad Helmstetter


You are an unlimited being of light. That is a fact, no matter who you are. It is a fact, no matter if you believe it or not. It is a fact, and there is nothing you can do about it.

Now that we’ve established that fact, what does it mean to you? Well, now, that depends upon a lot of factors. Do you believe it? If you don’t then it is less likely to have an impact on your life, on what you do and say, on what you accomplish here in this life. However, if you do believe it, even if you just believe it a little bit – flirting with the idea, playing around the edges, just in case – it can have a profound Continue reading