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Thought Of The Day Archives

Listed below, you will find all of the Thought Of The Day posts previously featured on the homepage ranging from most recent to oldest. Enjoy!

Align Your Actions With Your Dreams: January 29, 2018

We all desire success, good health and happiness. But, what we often neglect is asking ourselves this one question:

Are my current actions aligned with the person I desire to be?

For example, if your goal is to become physically fit, ask yourself this: Do your current exercise and eating habits reflect the exercise and eating habits of the version of the person you want to become?

Your daily habits must reflect those of the person you desire to be. That is how the transformation takes place.

Inspired action will take you there, but you must maintain an unwavering will and determined focus to stay on the path.

You Are Who You Have Settled For: January 10, 2018

Our current life is a direct reflection of who we have settled to be.

If you are currently unhappy with certain areas of your life but continue to avoid taking action towards positive change, then know that you are the one who is responsible for setting for less than what you deserve.

Your walls of self-preservation will become walls of self-imprisonment tomorrow.

The only way to build a better future self is to strive to be nothing less than extraordinary today.

Focus: January 2, 2018

Mental focus is a superpower if used with utmost determination and purpose.

You are capable of achieving anything that you desire if you properly combine the creative power of thought with deep focus and concentration.

Most people live their lives indulged in constant distractions. This is why they find it difficult to achieve their goals and make progress.

Scattered focus always brings about scattered results.

But when you begin to hone in on your purpose with absolute concentration on its attainment, you enable yourself to dictate your results.

All that this is required of you to take advantage of this super power is its acknowledgement and the will to put it into practice.

Strive To Live Your Best Life: December 28, 2017

Make it your responsibility to give yourself and the ones around you the best life experience possible.

Make sure to work intensively on what is in your control and neglect the stress and emotion that arises out of what you cannot control.

Live everyday with this perspective. It will help you to try your best and remain detached from your surroundings.

Always remember, that the only way to influence others to be better, is to constantly be your best self.

So live your best life, and aspire to inspire.

Success Is To Be Attracted, Not Chased: December 25, 2017

We cannot chase success, it is impossible.

Success in any area of life is attracted by the person that you become and by the daily habits that you build.

Become a better version of yourself; a version of yourself that is worthy of possessing the success that you desire.

Just Do It: December 5, 2017

Whatever task it is that you feel the most resistance towards doing, Do it.

Whatever it may be – that book you want to write, that phone call you need to make, that run you don’t feel like going on…Just Do it.

In life, the things that we feel the most resistance towards doing are often the most important things that we need to do.

These resistance filled tasks are the doorway to our evolution and upon their completion, we are often granted great rewards.

Confidence Without Clarity Is A Disaster: December 4, 2017

Give up your conclusions. Confidence without clarity is a disaster.

The mind is a tool meant for exploring life, not making conclusions. We often limit our life experience through our limiting beliefs about it.

As soon as we form opinions and conclusions regarding certain people or situations, we close ourselves off from perceiving the actual nature of those people or situations.

Drop your opinions, drop your conclusions, and begin to see life for what it is.

By doing this you gain clarity, which fuels righteous action.

There Is Only One Voice That Matters: November 28, 2017

There will always be a million voices telling you that you can’t, including the one in your own head.

But, you have to realize that the only voice that matters is the one telling you that you can and that you will.

That is the voice coming from your highest, true nature. The rest is simply chatter unworthy of any attention.

Your Obstacles ARE Your Life

November 22, 2017

“I used to resent obstacles along the path, thinking, ‘if only that hadn’t happened, life would be so good.’ Then I suddenly realized life IS the obstacles. There is no underlying path. – Janna Levin

I came across this beautiful quote today and it has stuck with me all day.

We all go through life wishing our obstacles did not exist. Yet we fail to realize that our life is those very obstacles.

The truth of the matter is: there will never be a right time for something, things will never be perfectly aligned, and random situations will rise inconveniently out of nowhere and alter your plan.

Realizing this truth allows us to deal with our obstacles with gratitude. It allows us to view life through a positive lens.

Treat Whatever You Are Currently Doing As The End: November 14, 2017

Every minute that we treat as merely a means to an end, we are taking life for granted.

Life is happening now. What you are doing currently might be related to an outcome you desire in the future. But, the future has absolutely nothing to do with the now.

If you begin to treat the present moment as the end, your work will start to reflect it.

All work that results from attention in the present moment is a work of art.

Avoid Identifying With Limited Concepts: November 13, 2017

“The walls of self-preservation that you build around yourself today are also the walls of self-imprisonment that will be around you tomorrow.” -Sadhguru

One of our innate instincts of survival provokes us to be suspicious of everything and extra cautious of potential dangers.

We experience this instinct through fear. The more we focus on it and the more importance we give our fears – the more walls we build around our personality and the more limitations we put on our own selves.

An effective way to avoid building these walls is to not identify with limited concepts(mine, yours, good, bad, like dislike). This enables you to move through life freely.

When we remain unidentified with the people, things, and experiences we encounter in life, we open the door to a happy life.

We are then able to live with stillness and peace within us which remains unmoved regardless of any life situation.

Take Your Life Off of Autopilot: November 9, 2017

Knowing that your thoughts determine your reality, it is your utmost responsibility throughout your waking hours to cultivate a positive mindset.

You current thoughts determine your vibration, which then determines what reality you are creating for yourself in the future.

Most people live on autopilot. They are not aware of their daily thought patterns and habits.

The first step to begin deliberately creating the life that you desire, is making a conscious effort to dismiss the negative chatter your mind creates.

Move past it into the realm of the spirit – through which you are able to derive all the power necessary to do the impossible.

Internal & External Connection: November 7, 2017

What we focus on outside is a reflection of how we feel inside.

The world is neither good or evil. In the world, we attract and see a direct reflection of our internal reality.

This includes our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs.

In order to love the world and see good in it, we must cultivate beauty inside of us first.

We must replace our victim beliefs with empowering ones, our lesser vibrational thoughts with more vibrant ones.

When we begin to work on ourselves from inside in this manner, we see a direct correlation on the outside.

It can be no other way.

There Are 2 Voices In Your Head: November 4, 2017

The first voice is the intelligent one. It calls upon you to do things outside of your comfort zone because it understands that to be the path of your growth and fulfillment of your potential.

The second voice despises change. All it seeks is comfort in the present moment and it accomplishes that by deceiving you through a promise of a better future. But that future that it paints in your head is an illusion.

If you continue to follow the second voice throughout your life, you will grow old and look back at a plethora of wasted opportunities, filled with regret.

If you follow the first, you will experience the unfolding of your true potential as you live a colorful and fulfilled life.

You must decide which voice you want to identify with. It is perhaps the most important decision that you make each and every day.

Establish A Mastermind Alliance: November 2, 2017

When you come together with one or more human beings with the conscious intent to find higher vibrations of thought, your cumulative energy is stronger.

It is powerful enough to find the pathways through which infinite intelligence can flow through you to influence you to discover the answers that you seek.

A Mastermind alliance will help you make faster progress more consistently.

You Are The Sum Of Your Beliefs: October 31, 2017

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right either way.” – Henry Ford

A powerful statement from one of America’s greatest.

This quote perfectly exemplifies that you are who you believe you are and you do or don’t do what you believe you can or cannot do.

The question then remains, are you going to let your fears limit your beliefs about your infinite potential?

Or will you choose to recognize the incredible power that you possess within?

Build Intent: October 30, 2017

If you are experiencing a time during which you are finding it very difficult to make positive changes to your life, focus on building intent.

Focus on your desire to build a better life with emphasis.

Ask the universe for guidance every day to be shown a path through which you can deliberately create the change you desire.

As time goes on, your intent will build stronger and stronger, and eventually you will see it manifest in your life.

You’ll be shown a clear path which you will wake up each day, eager to pursue.

Maintain Your Peace When Things Go Wrong: October 26, 2017

Frustration will only lead to more frustration. It is the mind’s response to things not going according to plan.

That is because it feeds off of certainty. The mind rests assured only when it knows that things will work out.

Anytime that there is any uncertainty involved in the mix, it tends to panic and create all sorts of chaos which manifests as fear and anxiety.

If you maintain strong awareness when things go wrong, you can better regulate the fear and anxiety produced by your mind.

Your awareness will enable you to transmute the fear and anxiety into a deep, undisturbed peace.

Take Responsibility: October 25, 2017

“The degree to which you accept responsibility for everything in your life is precisely the degree of personal power you have to change or create anything in your life.” – Hal Elrod

A very powerful quote.

We must take responsibility for where we are in life without blaming other people or circumstances.

There’s a difference between blame and responsibility.

Blame refers to who is at fault for the situation.

Responsibility refers to who must deal with the situation and is committed to improving it.

Therefore, no matter how tough the situation is that you are in right now, taking responsibility for it is the first step to seizing the opportunity that lies within it.

The Mind Makes Premature Conclusions: October 24, 2017

Your mind is always acting prematurely. It is very quick to pass judgement on whatever you are experiencing.

It must label everything it encounters as good or bad, that is its nature.

To avoid having your thoughts and emotions be entirely controlled by the mind, strive to practice stillness in every situation.

Don’t allow your mind to control your perception of a certain event or person.

You can never know how things are going to turn out. Always remember that an opportunity lies within every misfortune, so never make any premature conclusions.

By keeping this strong awareness within yourself as you go about your life, everything will unfold for you in a timely manner.

Infinite Correlation: October 17, 2017

Your desire does way more than just affect your reality, it also influences the desires of others around the world.

Because everything in the universe works with infinite correlation, certain things must happen in order for your desire to be fulfilled. This could also mean the fulfillment of another’s desire.

This is the dance of the universe. It functions with effortless ease and instant, infinite correlation. It is more vast than our minds could ever logically perceive.

So as you continue to effortlessly generate new desires, keep this awareness and know that as long as you retain persistent focus on your desire, it will come to fruition.

When the right season arrives for your desire to blossom, it certainly will impact your life in a profound way, and it will also impact others with whom you have an unspoken connection.

If things aren’t going your way, stay patient because this process is bigger than you or any single person.

Follow Your Impulses: October 16, 2017

An impulse to do something bold comes from the heart. These impulses are often calls from our innate nature, urging us to grow and evolve.

They often lead us to pursue goals that we are not sure we are capable of achieving.

Always follow your heart and things will work themselves out on their own. Don’t let the uncertainty of the situation instill fear within your mind.

Dismiss this fear by assuring yourself with full faith that it will work out in the end, because it will.

Remain Aware And Grounded: October 9, 2017

Always stay grounded during times of success and present in times of turmoil.

Your life will consist of seasons of ups and downs during which you will encounter circumstances you did not plan for.

This includes unexpected successes and undesired failures.

The way you respond to these situations will largely determine your level of happiness and your progression of growth.

To remain alert and extend your season of success, stay grounded and humble. Give back.

To minimize your time within a season of “failure,” divert your focus from thoughts of past and future and remain extremely aware in the present moment. Eliminate the desire to blame others or yourself for your situation.

Always view life from a detached perspective and know that nothing is good or bad, it simply is.

And, it will always be different in the future, such is the very nature of life.

Work Out Of Alignment With Your True Self: October 4, 2017

This means following your heart and disregarding all the excuses that your mind uses to convince you to hold back.

The feeling of wanting to be more, to do something greater than yourself, to help others, comes from the heart.

The fear of being judged and the feeling of anxiety from potentially failing are phenomena that occur in the mind. Both don’t exist.

Don’t let the fear of what doesn’t exist hold you back from exercising your true potential. Follow your heart and create your life’s work.

Eliminate Your Limiting Beliefs: October 3, 2017

The first step to creating positive change in your life in realizing your innate ability to be whoever you want to be.

To achieve great heights and exercise your full potential, you must first let go of the thoughts and beliefs that do not serve you.

Realize deeply that all of your limiting beliefs are fueled by the ego with the aim to keep you in your comfort zone.

This comfort zone is an illusion. It is contradictory to our natural process of evolution.

The longer we hold ourselves in our comfort zone, the more unhappy we become.

To prevent this, we must learn to listen to the call for something greater than comes from within, a level deeper than the ego.

We must learn to trust this voice and disregard the attacks of the ego.

Live Your Life With Meaning: October 2, 2017

Don’t waste your whole life trying to make a living. Instead, live out each day with meaning.

Attach a purpose to your life that makes everyday a mission. Remind yourself of your purpose every morning and every night.

As you age, you will learn that all the money, titles, and material wealth is secondary to what really matters.

When you attach a purpose to your life that is greater than yourself, you start to live with a different perspective and your actions are fueled by love.

Become The Silent Observer Of Your Thoughts: September 26, 2017

You are much more than your thoughts. You are the consciousness that resides within, on a level deeper than the mind.

You can experience your true nature by carrying present moment awareness throughout your day.

Become the watcher of your thoughts and notice the effect that they have on your emotions and behavior.

Pass no judgement on these thoughts when you notice them, just simply acknowledge them and move on.

By experiencing this deeper consciousness frequently, you will learn how to respond to situations rather than react.

Additionally, you will begin to find incredible comfort and an inner stillness with the knowledge of your true, powerful self that resides within.

Treat Every New Day As A New World: September 25, 2017

Every morning when you wake up, treat the new day as a whole new world, a brand new template, and a fresh opportunity to create – because that is exactly what it is.

With a new day, we receive the opportunity to refresh our character and influence ourselves and others around us in a positive manner.

This day is unique because it will never happen again. Carrying this perspective, we allow gratitude to flow through our existence and encourage life to open the doorway to our evolution.

Bask In The Appreciation Of All The Good Things: September 23, 2017

Focusing on undesired situations and circumstances make us feel negatively, but we forget that focusing on all that is good in our lives has an equivalent power to make us feel positively.

In order to attract abundance to our lives, it is the positive things we must focus on.

Always remember, what you focus on will grow stronger, what you ignore will wither away and disappear.

Treat Negative Situations As Opportunities: September 20, 2017

Moments during which you feel anger, fear, guilt, or anxiety are your opportunities to expand your awareness.

To do so, you must practice acceptance when these moments occur and remain rooted in awareness.

View the situation from a higher perspective than your ego’s.

Once you start treating these moments as opportunities to grow and strengthen your awareness, you will gain a more consistent control of your emotions and responses.

You will thereby begin to respond rather than react.

Reflect During Failure: September 19, 2017

Success is a great feeling and it is something we all often fantasize about. But, success isn’t something we learn from.

Our most vital life lessons are learned through our failures.

We must acknowledge our failures as equally an integral part of our lives as our successes.

Although failure may not be a pleasant feeling, there is a great potential for learning and growth hidden deep within each one.

Today Is A Blessing: September 18, 2017

If you want your day to be truly special, you must first treat it with importance.

Replace your habit of treating every day as “just another day” with the habit of taking brief moments throughout your day to appreciate your blessings.

You will never get this day again in your life. Despite what you may be experiencing, today is special.

Trust The Process: September 16, 2017

Our ego can decide what it wants and pick a destination but it does not have the authority to dictate how we will here there.

Only the higher Self can dictate that. We have to trust that the higher self always has our best interest in mind.

Even when things aren’t going your way, realize that there is a grander plan in action for the fulfillment of your desires.

At that stage, you must release your desires into the womb of creation and trust the universe with utmost faith for their fulfillment.

Any resistance along this process of creation will only make it go slower.

Don’t get in your own way. Learn to accept and let go, learn to trust.

Meditation: September 15, 2017

Many people shy away from meditation because they consider its inactive nature a waste of time. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Meditating puts you into alignment with the source energy of life itself. Being in this state of alignment means that you emanate a high vibrational frequency which matches the vibrational frequency of our higher, true nature.

In this state you receive valuable thoughts and impulses which empower your evolution. Alignment clears your mind of “can’t.”

All action that is influenced through alignment leads to prosperous results, wellbeing, and abundance.

Live To Serve: September 13, 2017

Find opportunities to help others in whatever shape or form that you can. Seize these opportunities and help make other people’s day a little bit better.

It could be something as little as filling up the Brita for your roommate without him asking. It all counts.

Always remember that all life is one and that you are here because so many others forms of life support you.

It fulfills our hearts when we pay this support back and make other people’s life easier.

We are all in this together, every little bit of help matters.

Focus On Your Strengths: September 12, 2017

The material world demands a lot from us. Because there is so much being expected of us from different people and in different situations, it’s difficult to handle everything smoothly.

First, know that every failure is just a lesson. We are meant to fall down during life, it is the only way to learn how to get back up.

Don’t take failure personally because it’s just a necessary piece of the whole which can be defined as evolution.

Second, don’t stress about the uncontrollable aspects. Work on a few strengths rather than all your weaknesses.

You are much more valuable to the world with one or a few key strengths rather than a bunch of well-rounded average qualities.

Third, focus on being the best version of yourself rather than asking for others to change. In fact, the best way to inspire others to change is by becoming a better version of yourself.

Remain Unmoved Within The Storm: September 11, 2017

No venture ever goes as planned. You get hit with all sorts of distractions and limiting thoughts while on the journey.

But, remain established in the consciousness that is beneath the surface. Play the role of the observer and stay rooted in the purpose. Don’t take resistance personally, it exists only on the surface.

Remind yourself why you started and don’t give into any distractions until the objective is complete.

The process of creation is a messy one. But if you make it to the other side, the product is beautiful. Stay focused.

Practice Daily Gratitude: September 7, 2017

Create a list of 15 things that you are grateful for everyday. Write them down instead of just thinking of them for greater benefit.

Gratitude is a high vibration emotion. It attracts abundance to your life.

We live in a world in which there is as much to be grateful for as there is to complain about. But, humans tend to focus more on what isn’t right as compared to what is right.

This only blocks the flow of abundance from their own life. Complaining is counterproductive.

Make practicing gratitude a regular part of your life to enable the flow.

Following What You Love To Do Is The Path Of Your Purpose: September 6, 2017

Everyone wants to stumble upon an epiphany and find this deeper meaning to their life which fulfills them and makes their life more meaningful.

Meanwhile, the only reason people cannot find their purpose is because they don’t follow their likes and dislikes. They don’t follow what they truly want to do due to fear and anxiety of standing out from the crowd and potentially failing.

Follow your passion and do what makes you happy. If you continue to let fear rule your life, you will watch countless opportunities pass by and regret will become a common theme in your life.

Find The Hidden Blessing Within Each Problem: September 5, 2017

Everytime you come up against an issue which frustrates and dissatisfies you, turn the script.

Instead of wondering about how unfortunate the situation is, think about how blessed you are to have encountered that challenge in your life.

The problem exists regardless of they way you choose to perceive it, but this fact remains: We have the power to make problems work for us instead of against us.

We have the power to make the problem add to our life rather than take away from it.
Think about what opportunity lies within your problem.

How can going through your problem create a better, stronger you. What lies on the other side of this problem for you? How can you use this problem to create a positive change in your life?

Always remember that there is a hidden blessing within each problem.

Therefore, every problem is an opportunity to evolve into a stronger version of yourself, meanwhile at the same time an opportunity to evolve the human race even further.

Never Take No For An Answer: September 4, 2017

If there is something you wholeheartedly want to do, fight to make it happen.

Your natural right to this freedom should never be challenged by social norms or people who surround you.

As long as what you want to do does not hurt or take away from other life, it’s fair play.

Often, the things we feel most compelled to do are the most necessary for our evolution.

These impulses should be acted on immediately before the mind presents you a thousand reasons against it.

Always remember, the mind resides in contracted awareness. It does not want you to grow and evolve, it wants things to remain the same.

These strong impulses or great calls of action that we sometimes get are from a deeper consciousness rooted in pure awareness.

This is the entity through which we derive all solutions and make our life bigger than ourselves.

Consistency: September 3, 2017

You are what you do everyday. If you make a positive change of habit and instill it within your routine, remain consistent to create it into a lifestyle.

Our commitments are to be renewed each and everyday in order for us to receive our desired results.

It might be difficult to notice improvement day by day but every little habit counts. One day you will wake up and realize that you live a totally different life than before.

It is during that moment that you are able to acknowledge all the progress you have made.

Dare To Be Different: September 2, 2017

Social norms will have you convinced that your life has to be lived out in a certain way. All these norms do is limit your true potential.

Your life is supposed to be an individual expression of your true self, through which you are receiving impulses each day. But, these impulses remain ignored and neglected due to your fear of standing out.

The people we consider immensely successful got to where they are by acting on those impulses and daring to be different. By focusing enough energy on the things they strongly felt they needed to do, they continuously progressed and prospered.

You Are Not Your Past: September 1, 2017

We have all experienced regret. There are times when your past actions occupy so much of your mental energy that it’s tough to see beyond it. It becomes difficult to replace those thoughts with present moment awareness and it seems like you’re completely stuck.

In that moment, accept the situation as it is and realize that the past does not define who you are. You have the ability to renew your life in this very moment. Looking to the past for an identity is what we do and is the reason that we feel that we are somehow attached to our past actions.

But, nothing could be further from the truth. Although you might be suffering the consequences of your past actions, you have the opportunity to start new right now. You will continue to identify with the past only as long as you continue to feed your energy and focus into the thoughts of the past.

Acceptance is first, then comes momentum. You have to slowly, moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day, build momentum towards being the person you want to become. The way you get to a good future is by being completely in the present right now and making the most of every choice and opportunity at your disposal.

Attention: August 31, 2017

“Whatever you focus on will grow stronger. Whatever you ignore will wither away and disappear.” – Deepak Chopra

Think about an area in your life which you are unhappy about; one in which you want the most improvement. If you give it some consideration, you might quickly notice that you have neglected that area of life for a significant amount of time.

“You suffer at the level of your unconscious. Whatever you are unaware of, there you suffer.” -Sadhguru

Realize that whatever you neglect in life, will become weaker over time. This applies to everything: your body, finances, career, relationships, etc.

Therefore, if you want to improve a part of your life, all that is required of you is focus. Give serious attention to the subject with positive intention throughout each day and you will notice a steady and consistent improvement.

Adjust & Adapt: August 30, 2017

It will never really go completely how you planned it out to be. The full proof plan that you might have right now for a journey you’re about to embark on will have many obstacles and roadblocks that you might not even be able to conceive right now.

Bringing creations from our mind into material reality is a messy process. There might be a million other things that need to happen for its fulfillment. But, we can never know what those things will be, all we can do is anticipate before they happen and adjust our plan after they do.

That is the uncertain nature of life. But, the best that you can do is adjust and stay true to your values and your vision. Duck the curve balls being thrown at you by consistently fighting to bring your desire to life and prove that you are greater than any situation. Prove yourself to be a worthy instrument through which the universe is able to bring a masterful creation into material reality.

Purpose: August 29, 2017

We all like to believe that there is a purpose for us being in this world. Life becomes more joyful and fun when we believe that we are making progress and moving towards a positive direction.

Devote yourself to a purpose worth striving for; make it bigger than yourself. Have your purpose help you make your reach larger than you could imagine.

It is easy for your purpose to get lost in the tasks of everyday life. You must make an effort to give it attention regularly in order for it to stay alive and keep you motivated.

Get Back On Track: August 27, 2017

There are highs and lows on every journey. These swings are the real challenges we have to conquer. During the highs, you have to remain level minded and continue to build momentum for as long as possible. Whereas, during the lows, you must acknowledge and accept the situation, remain confident, and do your best to reverse momentum.

Catching yourself in an unpleasant situation is the first step for turning it into a pleasant situation. Do not allow the mind to convince you that it is too late.

You can recover from anything. Be relentless. Be a fighter. Do not let a high or low point in life define you. Get back on track.

Making The Best Of What You Have: August 26, 2017

There’s appreciation to be found in any scenario whatsoever. One of the most powerful abilities that you can possess is the ability to make the best of any situation.

Within this ability lie two superpowers.
1) Appreciation. Gratitude is a powerful positive emotion and when accessed in unfavorable situations, instantly begins to attract more positive things to our experience.
2) Opportunity. If you are able to look at the positive side when faced with a tough situation instead of complaining about it, you are much more likely to find a solution and create a larger success out of that issue.

Desire: August 23, 2017

Desire is not the enemy. It is unfulfilled desire that makes us unhappy. So to eliminate unhappiness from your life, either become accustomed to less or become more conscious of the reasons behind your desires.

People who live simple lives are known to be happier for this very reason. Living simple does not mean that you lack ambition, it means that you chase less material pleasures.

Being conscious of your desires means knowing why you want what you want. Many of our desires are socially conditioned by our environment and the media. These are the desires that are born from the urge to want what others have and are the ones that often cause us the most unhappiness when they are unfulfilled.

Help To Help: August 21, 2017

Always aim to help others with pure positive intentions of love and support. Eliminate the desire for any sort of compensation for the act.

Due to the unselfish nature of giving in this manner, we actually enable the flow of giving and receiving.

If you ever observe nature, you will notice that everything follows this innately. The trees grant us oxygen with no selfish intent of receiving anything back from us; for this they are granted carbon dioxide. If you narrow it down to even a single cell in our body, you will notice that its nature is to help each and every other cell at any time that it is necessary.

Love holds everything together, and it is natural for us all to help each other. But it is when the mind gets involved, that we allow selfishness to corrupt this act.

This is why when we give with pure intent, we relieve our relationship with nature and open ourselves up to receive.

Focus: August 20, 2017

How well someone performs under pressure is determined by how much they are established solely in the present.

The reason many people break under pressure is simply because their focus is diverted from the task at hand into their minds.

The mind is constantly engaged in the past and future, it has no regard for the present. In those high pressure situations, if focus flows to the mind, then the outcome will always be less than satisfactory.

Where focus goes, energy flows. So to create the best possible results for yourself, divert your focus from thinking about things that have already happened(past) or things that could potentially happen(future), and direct it into the present moment.

Work: August 19, 2017

It’s widely agreed upon that it takes a lot of work to become successful. But what many people don’t truly understand, is that when you do what excites you, work is no longer work.

Instead of having to push yourself to do what needs to be done, you begin to feel compelled to do it. No longer does it remain an issue of laziness and procrastination, it simply becomes a lifestyle.

This present generation is redefining the term “work” as we speak. The term is evolving and becoming something more meaningful.

Today with as many entrepreneurs that we are blessed to have, work is becoming more than just a means of acquiring a wage to support yourself and your family.

Instead, it is becoming a tool to create positive change in the word, achieve personal goals and desires, and fulfill the human obligation of growth.

Our Incredible Ability: August 18, 2017

Today I am pondering a quote I recently read.

“The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” – William James

How amazing is it that we have come this far in our evolution? We are no longer evolving at a physical level, but instead at the level of consciousness.

We have realized that we are who we settle to be. If our desire is strong enough, we can change any aspect of us.

By altering our thoughts and beliefs, our entire perception of the world changes. Through the power of focus, we are capable of creating any change we desire.

Stretch Your Boundaries: August 17, 2017

The process of growth is empowering yet somewhat uncomfortable. The discomfort is necessary in order for us to stretch our boundaries.

If you think about it logically, it makes perfect sense. In order to grow, we have to venture outside of our existing boundaries into the realm of the unknown. Growth results when the unknown becomes familiar.

With the understanding of this simple concept, it is easier to remain conscious of it throughout this process.

Whenever you are experiencing a difficult situation that you have not faced previously, keep in mind that it is absolutely necessary for your personal growth.

The acceptance of this process allows you to respond to your situation in the best possible manner. The solution following action taken from the seat of acceptance always leads to success.

People who reject and run away from this natural process hinder their own growth and become unhappy. They remain unaware that they, themselves are the reason for their dissatisfaction.

Silence: August 16, 2017

Learn to recognize the gift silence has to offer you. If you live a lifestyle in which you allocate little to no time to being by yourself, you risk not growing to your full potential.

Within silence, there are answers. These are answers to your most complicated questions which go unnoticed because your mind is too turbulent and occupied with matters of daily life.

Silence is medicine. It is the gateway to getting back in touch with who you actually are. It is your friend, your guardian, your admirer. And, it has a lot to offer you.

All it asks for in return is your attention.

Seasons: August 15, 2017

I find the seasons incredibly refreshing. We can learn a lot from observing their true nature.

Seasons work in such fluent harmony. One season replenishes the lack of the other season but creates a lack of its own, only for another season to come around and replenish it. Together, they work to bring us an assortment of offerings.

Seasons also symbolize change, which is nature’s own way to refresh itself. If we fight against this change, we struggle. If we accept and adapt, we flourish.

Believe In Yourself: August 14, 2017

The first person you have to convince of your ability to achieve your dreams is yourself.

Many people struggle with self-confidence. This is because they are unaware of their true nature – the being above the plane of form, the source of life & eternal well-being.

By seeking this understanding of our true nature, we become aligned with it and remain confident through challenges and problems. We begin to see the world in a new way; a worldview in which we play just as big of a role as anyone else.

Succeed Together: August 13, 2017

Another person does not have to lose in order for you to win. Don’t consider anyone else’s success as a threat to your own. We live in an abundant world in which there is enough potential for each and every one of us to succeed at a high level.

Being jealous of another person because of their success only hinders our own, always remember that.

Celebrate other people’s success as you would your own.

Arguments Disturb Your Peace Of Mind: August 12, 2017

Arguing is the colliding of two egos set in their particular ways, strongly identified with what they believe. Each ego thinks highly of its own opinion and regards it as the truth; the only truth.

The ego thrives off of arguments because they allow it to feel a sense of separateness and power. “Being right” and “being better” than the other are its fuel.

This need for always “being right” stems from fear. Since the ego believes what it identifies with as the only truth, it considers others’ beliefs as a threat to its own.

Neither party benefits off of an argument. Both people leave the discussion, with the illusion of one having won the argument and the other having lost. Whereas, no one actually wins. It is all an illusion.

Instead, both people have fueled the ego and welcomed resistance into their lives with open arms unconsciously.

Be The Leader Of Your Own Life: August 11, 2017

There is nothing wrong with having role models and idols. But above everyone we look up to, we should strive to be the idols of our own lives.

Your life should be an individual expression of your own self. Since you cannot live anyone else’s life, you shouldn’t try to trace other people’s steps to recreate them.

The people who we look up to the most got to the position that they are in today because they realized the principles which worked for their mentors but didn’t recreate them. They used those principles in their own original way to do something that had never been done before.

Forever And Never: August 10, 2017

There are two words in the English language that are the most difficult to live by in life. “Forever” and “never.”

Life is a crazy roller coaster during which nothing goes as planned. It’s during these loops of highs and lows of life when our “forever” and “never” get tested most.

Life’s nature is to rejuvenate and revitalize itself through its natural cycles. You’ll never really know what random situation you’re in store for next, good or bad. But, that is what makes life exciting and keeps it interesting.

Because of this absolute uncertainty, it’s difficult to say “forever” or “never” to anything or anyone with complete confidence.

Busy Being “Busy”: August 9, 2017

Perhaps the biggest epidemic of modern times holding humanity back. People are busy being “busy.”

This term refers to being so caught up in the daily tasks of life, that you neglect making time for personal growth, pursuing your dreams, and most importantly, enjoying what you love to do.

This is largely due to a lack of purpose and a weak ability to prioritize daily. Many of us let years go by only to look back and notice that we could have done so much more; that we could have made more time for things that actually matter.

To make sure this does not happen to you, establish your purpose. Know clearly, what is important to you in life and what it is that you want to accomplish. Then, regardless of how busy you are with work/school/family, make time to work towards your goal a little bit every single day.

Giving: August 8, 2017

Gratitude is powerful. Never let the repetitive tasks of everyday life prompt you to take what you have for granted. Someone has always had it worse. Even in the toughest times, there is at least one area of your life for which you can be grateful.

To stay grounded, we must remain thankful for all that we value in life. From hot water in our shower, to the clothes that we wear, to the people who support us, to the work that we do, to the things that we have been able to accomplish. Stay thankful and celebrate your life with gratitude.

Presence: August 7, 2017

To create a happy and fulfilled life, we must practice present moment awareness. So many of us waste the present moment contemplating the past and future. When in reality, the present moment is all we ever have. The past does not define us and the future will come in time, it is not for us to worry about.

When we stop treating the present as just a means to an end, we stop putting happiness on the other side of our goals. Happiness doesn’t only belong in the future, it is available to you right now.

Stay in the Now to heighten your awareness and notice the improvement in the quality of your life.

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