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Thu, May 13 2021 7:56 AM (1,135 replies)
  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Wed, Feb 3 2021 11:19 AM

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    Glimmers of goodness

    If you resent other people for not being perfect you’ll spend all your time mired in that resentment. If you blame other people for all your problems you’ll leave yourself no agency to resolve those problems.

    If you completely disengage from anyone who disagrees with you, you’ll end up in a vast and lonely landscape of paranoia and fear. If you react to every slight with shock and outrage you’ll imprison yourself in a dark and bitter realm.

    Step back and remind yourself that life is not perfect yet it can be very good. Neither you nor any other person is perfect, not by a long shot, yet there is much good to be found in just about everyone.

    Summon the strength and sobriety to forgive others for their lapses, and yourself as well. Notice the glimmers of goodness and direct your focus towards those.

    There is progress you can make, there are joys you can share, even among those who don’t always agree with you. Indeed, your own ideas grow stronger and more useful each time you interact with differing ideas.

    Whenever life moves forward, it is when forgiveness outweighs vengeance, when trust is more prevalent than suspicion. It is when people like you have the courage to turn glimmers of goodness into cascades of value, fulfillment, and joy.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Thu, Feb 4 2021 7:48 AM

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Being your best

    Where is your awareness pointed today? Is that where you want it to be?

    What are your expectations for this moment? Could you improve on those expectations, or add to them?

    Your focus is where you decide to aim it, and your expectations are what you choose for them to be. Make the choice to make these things work in a beneficial way.

    Yes, that is easier said than done. And yes, you can do it anyway, as difficult as it may be.

    After all, this is your unique and irreplaceable life experience. It is worth, you are worth, every amount of intention and discipline you can give.

    So choose to see the best, to expect the best, and to put your energy and effort into being your best. Certainly you deserve that from yourself, and for yourself.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Fri, Feb 5 2021 8:04 AM

    Friday, February 5, 2021

    Do even better

    If you’re satisfied with what you were able to accomplish yesterday, you can do even better today. If you’re disappointed in life up to this point, you can do better now.

    No matter what has happened before, no matter who gets credit or who is to blame, you can do better. And today, in this situation, is your opportunity to do so.

    Stop beating yourself up, stop patting yourself on the back. Get to work doing what you always have the urge inside to do, which is to make life better for all who live it.

    Consider the options available to you. Ten years from now, which of those options will you thank yourself for choosing?

    You have a long history of achievement and of building on that achievement. You know from experience how to do better and that’s precisely what you can do right now.

    It may not be the easiest, most comfortable and convenient choice, yet you know it’s your best choice. You can do better, so right here, right now, be all about allowing and enabling that to happen.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Sat, Feb 6 2021 10:08 AM

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

    Repeating positive actions

    The things you do once make a difference, the things you do repeatedly change your life. There’s only so much you can accomplish in this moment, but you have more than this moment.

    You have the rest of today, you have tomorrow, you have next month, you have next year. Imagine what you can do when all those days and hours are pointed in a consistent direction.

    Time provides enormous leverage. And like any powerful thing, that can be used to your benefit or to your detriment.

    Arrange your life so the time you spend accrues to your benefit and to the benefit of others around you. Do what makes a positive difference in the world, then do it again, and again.

    After achieving something, don’t just sit back and congratulate yourself. Tap into the momentum you’ve created, and do it again.

    You may not have a lot of impressive resources or connections, but you do have as much time as everybody else. Make good, purposeful use of that time by repeating your positive actions again and again.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Mon, Feb 8 2021 8:38 AM

    Monday, February 8, 2021

    What you envision

    Just a little ways beneath the surface of all you do, exist the happiness and fulfillment you long for. In everything you experience is the potential for the highest level of adventure you can imagine.

    You are only one thought away from recognizing the positive potential of whatever situation you’re in. The profound joy that comes from living with purpose and with love is always well within your reach.

    Your greatest adventure awaits, not in some vague and distant scenario, but right here and now. Will today be the day you summon the courage to accept and engage in that adventure?

    Pierce through the thin layer of doubts, excuses, and denials. Connect yourself fully to the unique living miracle that is your legacy and your destiny.

    Raise your experience to a level that is consistent with your highest values and most treasured dreams. Live the way you are meant to live, right where you are.

    Change everything for the better by changing your thoughts for the better. What you envision in the deepest part of you, is exactly who you are.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Tue, Feb 9 2021 9:00 AM

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Let the joy be you

    Go ahead, let beauty and wonder astound you. Go ahead, let joy be the sum total of what you are.

    Dive deeply into the particular magic of this very moment. Feel the unique texture of where you are, of all that surrounds you.

    Ride along on waves of possibilities as they flow out from the very heart of existence. Give yourself over to the power of your most intoxicating thoughts.

    Let the joy be in you, with you, around you, from you. Let the joy be you.

    Feel those truths that exist far beyond the confines of this temporary, limited condition. Allow yourself the freedom, the confidence, the love to be the whole of your potential.

    Filled with endless gratitude, give that love to all you know. Let the joy be you, and let the peace be everything.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Wed, Feb 10 2021 7:02 AM

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    Where will it all lead?

    Every challenge is a space you can fill with new value. Every effort is an opportunity to add richness to life.

    Every person you encounter has something to teach you about the miracle of being. Every moment you experience is filled with its own flavor of magic.

    Every problem you work through is a chance to grow stronger. Every story you share shines its light on the world from a fresh new perspective.

    Every feeling that runs through you deepens your appreciation for all that is. Every path you follow leads to new wisdom and connection.

    There is much you can do, here, now, always, everywhere. And whatever it is, in one way or another it makes a difference.

    Where will it all lead you? It will take you bit by bit, moment by moment, to whatever you value most consistently and authentically.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Thu, Feb 11 2021 7:46 AM

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

    Live all the richness

    Do more than just wondering about it or wishing for it. Live the rich experience of life.

    Push yourself past the doubts, excuses and hesitations. Commit yourself with your words, your actions, your persistence and overriding sense of purpose.

    Craft your own fascinating story from the wealth of raw material that is right in front of you. Express your inner passions within the context of your outer circumstances and drive that story forward.

    Connect who you always are to wherever you happen to be. Connect all you love and care about to whatever you are doing.

    Cast off any conditions you may have imposed on the pursuit of your own highest fulfillment. This is the time for you to live the values, the ideals, the dreams that define you.

    Today’s possibilities are much too valuable to ignore. Embrace them now, and live all the richness that is yours to know.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Fri, Feb 12 2021 7:51 AM

    Friday, February 12, 2021

    Claim the value

    The journey has been long and you’ve grown a little weary. That’s all the more reason to keep going.

    Day after day you’ve given your best. Respect that investment, protect and maintain it by giving more.

    The objective is closer now than it has ever been. Do what you must to get all the way there.

    A long time ago you made a commitment. You’ve honored that commitment with the way you’ve lived your life, and this is the moment to keep that honor going.

    Persistence is never easy, but that’s not really the issue. It is the right thing, it is the necessary thing, it is your thing to do here and now.

    Your efforts so far have built great and irreplaceable value. Persist, and claim the full extent of that value.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,792 Posts
    Sat, Feb 13 2021 10:15 AM

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    What compels you to care

    Pay attention to what resonates with you. Take notice when anything or anyone energizes your spirit.

    Certain words, music, colors, places, people, food, sensations and other experiences can take you to a good place. Keep track of what they are, and go often to that good place within.

    Regularly arrange the details of your life, of your experience, to boost your energy level. Assemble a whole collection of ways to be good to yourself, to invigorate you at the deepest level.

    There is a reason why cathedrals have large, expensive pipe organs and soaring ceilings. Things like that matter in ways that surpass understanding.

    Go often to where you have the indisputable knowing that life is good. Do, again and again, those things that affirm your highest hopes and best instincts.

    Touch, taste, feel, see, hear what compels you to care. Let life be good in ways that drive you to make it even better.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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