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Sat, Jan 15 2022 8:46 AM (1,368 replies)
  • Ladychipper
    20,668 Posts
    Fri, Jan 22 2021 8:40 AM

    Friday, January 22, 2021

    Power to change the world

    You do not know everything about anyone, including yourself. Keep that in mind whenever you’re tempted to render any kind of judgment.

    It’s easy to assume you know the thoughts or motivations of others. But of course you often don’t even fully understand your own thoughts and motivations.

    Every person you encounter carries feelings and experiences of which you have no idea. That’s an excellent and compelling reason to err on the side of kindness and respect in every interaction.

    Let go of any instinct you might have to render any kind of cosmic justice to others. Offer instead a sincere smile, an understanding heart, and a helpful attitude.

    There is no lasting satisfaction to be gained by casting shadows on another person. You could, however, create a lasting friendship by sending a little kindness their way.

    You have the power to change the world for the better, one interaction at a time. This world needs you to make good and frequent use of that power.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,668 Posts
    Sat, Jan 23 2021 10:36 AM

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

    The good that is now

    Do not be afraid of time. Be eager to put it to use.

    Do not become frustrated by time. Allow yourself to be inspired by every day that’s been, motivated by every moment to come.

    Time does not ever have to disappoint you. For you’re always able to give your best thoughts, efforts, gratitude and respect to the time you are in.

    Relax into the time that is now. Embrace time as it arrives and eagerly put it to use.

    There’s no need for you to linger behind or to rush ahead. Simply move forward just as steadily and relentlessly as time always does.

    Put time on your side by celebrating and utilizing each new moment as it arrives. Honor and cherish all the good that is now, and time will be good to you.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,668 Posts
    Mon, Jan 25 2021 8:56 AM

    Monday, January 25, 2021

    Reality check

    What must be done is what must be done. Stop avoiding, complaining, procrastinating, and just do it.

    The way things are is the way things are. Find the opportunities, address the problems, hold true to your purpose, and do what you must do to move forward.

    Wishing for a different set of circumstances won’t get you a different set of circumstances. Instead, transform your wishes into rock-solid intentions, then put forth the efforts to make them happen.

    You can do this if you will. You’ve done it before and you can improve on that past performance right now.

    Remind yourself of everyone and everything you care about. You’re doing it all not only for yourself, you’re doing it for them.

    Feel your power and your possibilities as you make the good choice to clearly and confidently face reality. Now is when you can, and now is when you will.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,668 Posts
    Tue, Jan 26 2021 7:27 AM

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    Conceptual understanding

    When you struggle to find an answer, you’ll understand it much better than if the answer is simply handed to you. When you debate with yourself or others about what to do, you’ll reach a more complete understanding of why you’re doing it.

    Knowing what to do is valuable. Yet grasping the concept behind it will make you extraordinarily more creative and flexible.

    You’ll spend a little more time upfront to learn the concept rather than just learning the procedure. Yet that investment in your own understanding will pay for itself many times over.

    Know the concept, and you can transfer success in one situation to success in a radically different situation. Know the concept behind what you’re doing, and you can discover workable procedures that no one else has ever considered.

    Why does one procedure succeed while others fail? What is the fundamental process at work, and how can its truth and effectiveness be applied in other arenas?

    Dig a little deeper and give yourself the power of conceptual understanding. It’s a power you can continue to build upon and use to great advantage.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,668 Posts
    Wed, Jan 27 2021 11:30 AM

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Connect imagination to reality

    You are the link between imagination and material reality. Think of the power that exists in such a situation.

    You can imagine walking through a forest. Then you can take the physical actions and make the arrangements that cause that to happen.

    If whatever you imagine seems unrealistic, that’s because it is. And yet that’s precisely the definition of the magical opportunity you have.

    By your very actions you can transform what’s unrealistic into what actually happens. You can deliver the best of what you imagine into undeniable physical existence and experience.

    Imagination by itself won’t cause anything to happen. Yet when your imagination inspires you to work with persistence and positive purpose, you bring all kinds of great things to life.

    Honor, appreciate, and make frequent use of your ability to connect imagination to reality. Imagine new goodness for life, again and again, and bring it into being.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,668 Posts
    Thu, Jan 28 2021 7:50 AM

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Something you can love

    There is something you can love about right now. Do you see it, can you feel it?

    Somewhere within this moment is unique beauty. Somehow within this situation is positive potential.

    Encourage yourself to resonate with the goodness that already exists. Challenge yourself to envision and create the value that can be.

    Go beyond the obvious and look with eyes enlightened by love. Discover how very much there is to love, to care for, to build upon right here and right now.

    Colors, sounds, feelings, motions and ideas swirl through your awareness. Connect them all together and give them a positive, useful direction with love.

    This is the moment you have, this is the moment you are living. To find the very best in it give your very best to it, with love leading the way.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,668 Posts
    Fri, Jan 29 2021 7:47 AM

    Friday, January 29, 2021

    Give yourself time

    Give yourself time to think. Give yourself time to let your feelings run their course.

    Give yourself time to be thankful. Give yourself time to be thoughtful and considerate.

    Living well is not the result of overloading each day with the maximum number of experiences. It is more a matter of making every experience a quality experience.

    Anything of value that appears instantly in your life can disappear just as quickly. Seek instead to attain sustainable value in work, in play, in relationships, in every aspect of life.

    Give yourself the time to live with the quality you deserve. Whatever you build over time has a greater chance to endure over time.

    Find great joy in the time it takes to complete each journey you choose to make. Give yourself time, and claim the great rewards of having spent that time well.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,668 Posts
    Sat, Jan 30 2021 10:52 AM

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

    Golden connection

    Appreciating everything you have is good. But if that’s all you do, it can keep you stuck in the past.

    Desiring what you don’t have is healthy and useful. But if that’s all you ever do, it traps your awareness in a future that’s fantasized but never realized.

    This present moment is where you actually are. To be fully present, you must balance your desire for what can be with your appreciation for what has already come your way.

    This present moment is when you can connect your appreciation with your desire. It is the place for your gratitude and your ambition to empower each other.

    Every dream you have for the future is based on what you’ve already experienced in the past. By making purposeful use of what you have you will proceed along the path to whatever you wish to be.

    Right now is when you can make that golden connection. Let your past and your future join together to produce the best life you can envision.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,668 Posts
    Mon, Feb 1 2021 9:03 AM

    Monday, February 1, 2021

    The way it is

    Let this day be the way it is. Let your life, your challenges, your hopes, dreams and frustrations be the way they are.

    Let everything that is, be just the way it is. Then let yourself discover the good things you can do with it all.

    You cannot successfully deny reality. What you can do, though, is acknowledge and greatly improve upon it.

    Wishing for things to be different than they are is an empty wish. Working to make things the best they can be is a much more beneficial use of your time and energy.

    Avoid wasting even a few moments of your life on anger, blame, or regret. Rise to a higher level, acknowledge the truth of what is, and make good come from it.

    Let go of your need to control what is beyond you and embrace your power to control what is within you. Let life be just as it is, and let yourself do great things with it all.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    20,668 Posts
    Tue, Feb 2 2021 8:19 AM

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Value of the struggle

    Being handed an advantage is not an advantage, not in the long run. Rather than making you strong and innovative, it can make you dependent.

    Struggling through a difficult situation, relying on your own wits and efforts, may not be much fun when it is happening. Yet it leaves you smarter, more effective, more confident and adaptable.

    Be careful what you wish for yourself, and what you offer to others. Often the most helpful thing is not to bypass the struggle, but to work through it.

    Just because someone starts at a disadvantage does not mean that person finishes last. Over time, the experience of dealing with challenge is highly empowering.

    Respect yourself enough to seek out meaningful struggles. Respect others enough that you don’t unduly intervene in their own empowering struggles.

    Life is filled with struggles, and it is precisely in dealing with those struggles that life is made rich. Seek assistance and give assistance, but not so much that the value of the struggle slips away.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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