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Tue, Apr 13 2021 11:09 AM (1,109 replies)
  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Mon, Jan 20 2020 7:32 AM

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    Energy everywhere

    Life’s energy swirls constantly around you. Help yourself to its power.

    You never have to be apathetic or bored. There’s more than enough to fascinate you, to energize you, no matter where you go.

    A squirrel runs down the branch of the tree outside your window. A long-time friend hopes you’ll give her a call.

    Look a little higher, dig a little deeper, open your mind a little wider. You are always enmeshed in the endless energy of existence.

    Invite that energy into your awareness, into your being. Feel the spark as it provides fuel to your passion and power to your purpose.

    From the tiny speck of dust on your finger to an impossibly distant star, energy is everywhere, always. Get yourself some, get yourself going, and live the great experience of life in this moment.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Tue, Jan 21 2020 8:30 AM

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Door to the future

    Right now you straddle the dividing line between what you have been and what you can become. With every choice you make, you’re stepping out of your past and into your future.

    Ask yourself, as you take each step, what do you choose to carry forward and what do you prefer to leave behind? Those choices have great consequences for your life.

    Are there burdens you’ve been imposing on yourself, that you can now release? Are there dreams you’ve been holding back, that you can now work to make real?

    In the past you’ve discovered much about yourself and your world. Now you can take all you know, all you’ve experienced, and apply it to the possibilities emerging in your future.

    That future can mirror your past or diverge from it in whatever ways are best for you. Now is your opportunity to choose.

    As you live this moment you’re stepping through a door that leads from your past to your future. Take that step with care, with positive, authentic intention, and with love.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Wed, Jan 22 2020 10:53 AM

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    The good you do

    When you compromise your integrity, it never turns out well. What seems simple and easy in the moment, becomes devastating eventually.

    The wrong you do comes back to you, every time. The sooner you make it right, the better.

    The good you do comes back to you too. Every choice has a consequence, and you can employ that truth to great benefit.

    You get from life precisely what you give to life. Indeed, they are one and the same.

    Trust in the power of the goodness you can give. Act with the irrefutable confidence that comes from doing what you know is right.

    Give to life what you love to experience, what you value, what you treasure. In that act of giving, you are getting the life you want.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Thu, Jan 23 2020 8:16 AM

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Magnificent experience

    Breathe in, breathe out, rise up into full awareness. Today you carry with you all the beauty you’ve ever witnessed, all the hope you’ve ever felt.

    Around you, life changes faster than you can see. Within, unique value lives, and endures, shining brightly.

    Seasons pass through your recollection, old years fall forward into new phases. And your living presence grows more deeply entrenched in the vast fabric of life.

    The challenge is great, the pain is real. Yet the magnificent experience of existence surpasses it all.

    Surrounding every frustration are dozens of possibilities for transcending the conditions that gave rise to it. As twisted and difficult as your trail has been, you persist in forging a better path forward.

    Contemplate for a moment the vast extent of all there is, and your connection to it, and all you can do. Now, offer the best you have to the wondrous reality of all that is.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Fri, Jan 24 2020 8:07 AM

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    Choose sincerity

    Don’t hide yourself from yourself and others. Pretense provides nothing of value in the present, and nothing but regret in the future.

    This day is too beautiful to spend it as someone you’re not. Allow your own true beauty the space to live and to flourish.

    In all those choices you make, choose sincerity. Enjoy knowing and sharing the power of the real you.

    You are so much more than a flat, boring, predictable image. You are the essence of life itself, complex, vulnerable, curious, loving, and passionate.

    Forget about whether it will make you look good or not. Do what you care about, what makes a real difference, what resonates with all you love and value.

    Be the real you and live the real richness. Nothing you could pretend is as valuable and precious as who you truly are.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Sat, Jan 25 2020 8:38 AM

    Saturday, January 25, 2020

    Thoughts in moderation

    Think about what you experience. But don’t let your thoughts be so overwhelming that you ignore the experience.

    Put thought into what you’re doing. But don’t let the thoughts hinder the doing.

    Respond thoughtfully to others. But don’t get so involved in crafting your responses that you fail to hear what is being said.

    As powerful as your thoughts can be, they are not everything. To use them well is to use them in moderation.

    Keep your thoughts fresh and valuable by giving them a chance to rest. Enjoy and improve your thoughts by taking regular breaks from them.

    If thoughts are getting you down or holding you back, do something other than just thinking. Use your thoughts, but don’t let them use you.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Mon, Jan 27 2020 9:02 AM

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    Wasted effort

    Be honest with yourself. If your efforts are not bringing the desired results, admit it, and make changes.

    Effort is necessary, admirable, satisfying, but not always effective. Often you must adjust the nature of your effort.

    Commit to making the required amount of effort. But don’t get trapped by your commitment in an approach that’s not working.

    It can be painful to realize you’ve wasted your time and effort. Yet when that happens, be willing to quickly change, or the wasted effort will continue.

    Here’s the key thing to keep in mind. Wasted effort is not wasted when it leads you to improve your efforts.

    See that opportunity, and take it. Harness the experience of your ineffective effort to make you more effective than ever before.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Tue, Jan 28 2020 11:38 AM

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    One little positive step

    Take one little positive step. You can do it, and you can do it now.

    Take one little positive step, for yourself, for those you love. Take one little positive step, and then you can take another.

    Let the troubles in the world be as they are. And respond not with despair, but with a small, upbeat action.

    Being sad, or angry, or disappointed, won’t make anything better. What will make something better is pointing your energy in a positive direction.

    Feel how good it feels to improve life in a small way. Then do it again.

    You deserve some positive momentum, and an optimistic outlook, today. Take one little positive step, and get it going.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Wed, Jan 29 2020 11:20 AM

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    Things going right

    Do you feel overwhelmed by all the things that are going wrong in the world? That’s because you’re ignoring the massively greater number of things going right.

    Flip a switch and the light comes on. Do you realize how many things have to go right for that to happen, and to be as reliable as it is?

    Consider the electronic screen that delivers all the bad news to you. Thousands of things have to go right, and work in perfect synchronization, for that information to appear.

    Bad things do happen, often. Yet every moment of every day, many, many more good things happen, things you don’t even notice.

    Yes, pay attention to the problems, act on them, work to solve them. At the same time, keep them in perspective.

    Appreciate, support, and maintain all that reliably goes right and works well. You’ll be well equipped to successfully deal with whatever goes wrong.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Thu, Jan 30 2020 8:22 AM

    Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Change for the better

    Look at what is, and see more than what’s there. Envision what you can transform it into.

    Whatever exists in one moment, will not be exactly the same in the next. Life’s relentless dynamic nature is something you can use to great benefit.

    Things will change as the day progresses. What can you do to push those changes in a positive direction?

    Don’t waste the moment arguing over what got you here. Invest your time in crafting the best possible path forward.

    Every situation is a stage upon which transformation can occur. Every problem, success, encounter, disagreement, windfall and challenge provides an opportunity to improve life in some way.

    Look at the beauty and power of what is here, and now, what is real, and present. Soon it will change, and this is your chance to help change it for the better.


    — Ralph Marston