I once heard Oprah say that “if you’re a nasty janitor, you’ll be a nasty billionaire!”
And I couldn’t agree more. Clothes do not make the man, character does. So here are some key points that you can use to fortify your character…
Leave Life Alone…Let it Be…Say Yes to what is…whatever you accept completely will take you to peace.
Honor the tears that you carry…because there is a blessing in heartache!
Relax…accept what is…If you want to be enlightened, lighten up…chill…feel good…be joyful…be happy…have fun! Joy is a valid compass!
The sun will come out tomorrow!
Life will give you whatever experiences are most helpful in the evolution of your soul. How do you know that is the experience you need…because this is the experience you are having!
Don’t take score too soon!
Make peace with everything that is happening in your life because all things work together for good! If you don’t know your leg is broken, how can it be reset!
In the middle of every difficulty…there is an opportunity and in the midst of every misfortune, there is a fortune.
The way to get there is to be there!
Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Don’t ask for fewer problems, ask for more skills.
When you defend, rationalize or blame anyone – you remain in a place of negative emotion & negative attraction…because every word you speak as you explain why something isn’t the way you want it to keep that situation alive…according to the law of reaping and sowing.
Telling it like it is will keep it like it is
When you think a thought and it doesn’t make you feel good, that’s a clue,
… whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think of these things.
Inquire within rather than without.
Attention to the problem always holds the problem
There’s a big difference between seriously looking for a solution and justifying the need for the solution by emphasizing the problem
Think about what you want instead of the absence of it.
Nothing stays without your attention…nothing comes without your attention.
You can’t be focused on what you do want while you are explaining what you do not want.
You can’t focus on negative aspects and positive aspects at the same time.
You can’t focus on the absence of something and receive the presence of it!
If you do not turn your attention to the things that are uncomfortable… those things have to go away.
When the way you feel is controlled by a condition, you can never influence the condition, but…when you are able to control how you feel within a condition, then you have the power to change (influence) that condition.
Be less intensely focused on the problem or questions and feel more anticipation of the solution and the answer.
Don’t need others to act differently or situations to change in order to feel good.
What compels your circumstance to change is for you to outgrow where you are…until you are bigger than where you are, you’re not qualified to leave.
When you experience any negative experience or emotion – say to yourself, something is important here …then asks…what are you here to teach me!
Negative emotion is a reminder that I’m drifting.
We are more likely to look for exits during sufferings: sense perceptions exit, yes exit, inner body exit, stop thinking exit
The Grace of Disaster: breaks open the shell of heavy mind structures.
When you consider how? Who? When? You vibration usually then shifts back toward the problem. Feel the why! Why do you want this or that.
Feel better in steps…go from specifically feeling bad to generally feeling bad to generally feeling better to specifically feeling better!
Feelings are your barometer for how correct your thinking is…how your perspective is…when I feel bad…I’m thinking bad!
What happens, happens to us all – the seasons of life. The rain falls on the just and the unjust.
Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.
Unearned suffering is redemptive! MLK
The End of Suffering is inner alignment with NOW – what it! It is what it is!
Pain is the evidence of desire that you are resisting.
Pain is what happens when you dream against yourself…beauty is what happens when you dream for yourself!
Your level of wounded-ness is your level of illusion
Anything we resent and strongly react to in another – is also in us…
If you spot it, you got it!
The word crisis in Chinese = opportunity riding on a dangerous wind.
Two ways to grow, change the OS – operating systems or allow a tsunami to come and wipe it all out! Most people allow the tsunami!
When you live in a higher state, you liberate others from their prison. (As you are liberated from your own fear, your presence automatically liberates others)
You are the only one that can ever be in your way!
We’re learning lessons from one another for one another!
Ask yourself…do I have the ability to not be disappointed even when conditions are disappointing?
Ask your mind questions regularly, the more questions you ask, the more you will be in control. Keep your mind busy with your instructions. Master your mind and become a Mastermind.
Ask to see it differently…ask to see the lesson!
Say to yourself…
It’s ok where I am, I am where I am and where I am is enough.
This is not happening to me, it’s happening for me – it’s a Divine Discontent
Everything you go through grows you…go & grow!
Suffering cracks open the shell of the ego.
If you don’t know your leg is broken, how can it be reset!