Saturday, December 31, 2016

#Soul #Focus: 2016-12-31

• Only good gives virtue and only virtue gives happiness.
• Focus on your soul, because that is where you serve virtue.
• Focus on your soul, because that is where the good can enter.
• Focus on your soul, because that is where you can intend to host the good.

• Focus on your soul, because that is where you can contact, feel, and enjoy the good.

Friday, December 30, 2016

#Reason #Unique: 2016-12-30

• Humans are different from animals and plants, because humans can choose to reason.
• Humans should specialize in the quality unique to humans: reasoning.
• Devotion to pleasure is something animals can do, what animals cannot do is to devote themselves to reason.
• Devotion to covetousness or greed is something animals can do, what animals cannot do is to devote themselves to reason.

• Devotion to drama, excitement, or stimulation is something animals can do, what animals cannot do is to devote themselves to reason.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

#Suppress #Negative: 2016-12-29

• Excuses are a cover for suppressing negative choices or motivations.
• Justifications are a cover for suppressing negative outcomes or results.
• Ego defenses are a cover for suppressing negative desires or intentions.
• Rationalizations are a cover for suppressing negative facts or perspectives.

• Intellectualizations are a cover for suppressing negative emotions or thoughts.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

#Absent #Past: 2016-12-28

• The past is absent.
• The future is absent.
• The last hour is absent.
• The next hour is absent.

• What is present but the present?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

#Every #Peace: 2016-12-27

• Peace in every feeling.
• Peace in every thought.
• Peace in every action.
• Peace in every failure.

• Peace in every success.

Monday, December 26, 2016

#Ego #Grudge: 2016-12-26

• To forgive is to act against your ego.
• To hold a grudge is to feed your ego.
• To act mercifully is to act against your ego.
• To act vengefully is to feed your ego.

• To forgive is to accept your humanity in others.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

#Faith #Light: 2016-12-25

• Have faith in the Light to dissolve anything and everything ugly inside you.
• Have hope in the Light to keep and guide you under itself.
• Have charity for the Light by believing it is always right.
• Serving the Light is your greatest calling and purpose.

• Praising the Light is gratitude for your life in and by the Light.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

#Primary #Principle: 2016-12-24

• The primary principle of virtue is affinity.
• The primary principle of love is agreement.
• The primary principle of memory is matching.
• The primary principle of mathematics is addition.

• The primary principle of living things is continuing their own kind.

Friday, December 23, 2016

#Safe #Inside: 2016-12-23

• If you are safe inside, then who can anger you?
• If you are safe inside, then who can attack you?
• If you are safe inside, then who can disturb you?
• If you are safe inside, then what can worry you?

• If you are safe inside, then what can depress you?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

#Rebel #Incorporate: 2016-12-22

• Rebellion incorporates what it hates in order to fight it.
• Blaming incorporates what it targets in order to damn it.
• Whining incorporates what it blames in order to discredit it.
• Persecution incorporates what it damns in order to punish it.

• Innovation incorporates what it evolves in order to replace it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

#Unreal #Pain: 2016-12-21

• Something might be emotionally and psychologically painful, but that alone does not make it real.
• Something might be emotionally and psychologically painful, but it might also be just ego paranoia.
• Something might be emotionally and psychologically painful, but it might also be just an ego fantasy.
• Something might be emotionally and psychologically painful, but it might also be just some self-esteem game.

• Something might be emotionally and psychologically painful, but it might also be just an imaginary ego conflict over inferiority and superiority.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

#Exist #Ideas: 2016-12-20

• Can you exist without attaching to thoughts?
• Can you exist without psychological struggle or tension?
• Can you exist without psychological pulling, pushing, and trying?
• Can you exist without psychological blaming, claiming, covering, or damning?

• Can you exist without psychological demanding, expecting, persecuting, or regretting?

#Idea #Self: 2016-12-19

• Your idea of self as claiming to know something is not a human being.
• Your idea of self as trying to do something is not a human being.
• Your idea of self as claiming to be something is not a human being.
• Your idea of self based upon intending something that is not, is not your real self.

• Your ideas of self and other exist in your mind as concepts and images, not as human beings.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

#Manage #Relationships: 2016-12-18

• Relationships are often about trying to manage someone else in order to manage yourself.
• Relationships are often about condemning and criticizing someone else instead of yourself.
• Relationships are often about trying to control someone else in order to control your emotions.
• Relationships are often about trying to fix someone else in order to fix your attitude and expectations.

• Relationships are often about trying to change someone else in order to change your self-esteem a.k.a. ego.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

#Useful #Useless: 2016-12-17

• Is what you desire useful or useless for your values and virtues?
• Is what you desire helpful or harmful for your honesty and integrity?
• Is what you desire supportive or destructive for your freedom and intelligence?
• Is what you desire promoting or discouraging your self-control and responsibility?

• Is what you desire pragmatic or impractical for your emotional responsibility and maturity?

Friday, December 16, 2016

#Relationship #Issues: 2016-12-16

• If your self-talk is critical, then you will have relationship issues regarding criticism.
• If your self-talk is anxious, then you will have relationship issues regarding fear, trust, and worry.
• If your self-talk is negative, then you will have relationship issues regarding a lack of dreams, hope, and vision.
• If your self-talk is demeaning, then you will have relationship issues regarding depression, disrespect, and low self-esteem.

• If your self-talk is mean, then you will have relationship issues regarding arguing, controlling, dominating, and name-calling.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

#Get #Hate: 2016-12-15

• If you hate whiners, then your self-talk whines.
• If you hate critical people, then your self-talk is critical.
• If you hate mean people, then your self-talk is mean to you.
• If you hate stupid people, then your self-talk tells you that you are stupid.

• If you hate inferior people, then your self-talk tells you that you are inferior.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

#Listen #Loser: 2016-12-14

• Is listening to your self-talk like listening to a nagging husband or wife, then re-choose to listen to a motivational speaker.
• Is listening to your self-talk like listening to a bratty or whining child, then re-choose to listen to something positive and uplifting.
• Is listening to your self-talk like listening to a critical coach or teacher, then re-choose to listen to something encouraging and uplifting.
• Is listening to your self-talk like listening to a downer, loser, or pessimist, then re-choose to listen to something motivating and positive.

• Is listening to your self-talk like listening to a judgmental and negative boss, then re-choose to listen to something heartening and uplifting.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

#Switch #Self-Talk: 2016-12-13

• Is listening to your self-talk like listening to bad TV shows, then choose to switch TV stations.
• Is listening to your self-talk like reading a bad play script, then choose to switch to a better script.
• Is listening to your self-talk like listening to a bad audio book, then choose to switch audio books.
• Is listening to your self-talk like listening to a bad radio talkshow, then choose to switch to a better show.

• Is listening to your self-talk like reading bad dialogue in a novel or short story, then choose to switch to hearing better dialogue.

Monday, December 12, 2016

#Advice #Circumstance: 2016-12-12

• Advice is reason guiding despite ego demanding that problems continue.
• Advice is practical and useful and oblivious to the whining of self-esteem.
• Advice is a rational proposal to make the best of the worst or the good better.
• Advice is reason proposing solutions to problems that emotion would prefer to keep.

• Advice is dependent upon circumstances such that good advice for one is bad advice for another.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

#Weigh #Cost: 2016-12-11

• You weigh the cost when you spend money, but do you weigh the cost when you spend feeling?
• You weigh the cost when you spend money, but do you weigh the cost when you spend thinking?
• You weigh the cost when you spend money, but do you weigh the cost when you spend yourself?
• You weigh the cost when you spend money, but do you weigh the cost when you spend relationships?

• You weigh the cost when you spend money, but do you weigh the cost when you spend values and virtues?

Saturday, December 10, 2016

#Trust #Energy: 2016-12-10

• Do you trust thought or Energy?
• Do you trust self-images or Energy?
• Do you trust self-concepts or Energy?
• Do you trust beliefs and ideas or Energy?

• Do you trust your conditioning and opinions or Energy?

Friday, December 9, 2016

#Feed #Thought: 2016-12-09

• Do you feed thoughts or your vessel?
• Do you feed self-concepts or your personhood?
• Do you feed self-images or your original nature?
• Do you feed beliefs and ideas or your authentic self?

• Do you feed your conditioning and opinions or your essence, natural self, and egoless self?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

#Great #Wisdom: 2016-12-08

• The greatest success comes from starting and persisting.
• The greatest gain comes from finding and reclaiming your original nature.
• The greatest gratitude comes from making the most of your talents.
• The greatest happiness comes from emotional responsibility and a focus on the inner life.

• The greatest wisdom comes from examining and questioning all sources of information and choosing the reliable ones.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#Greatest #Stupidity: 2016-12-07

• The greatest failure comes from not starting.
• The greatest loss comes from wasting your life on self-esteem.
• The greatest regret comes from not following your dreams and talents.
• The greatest misery comes from believing that others control your feelings.

• The greatest stupidity comes from not proving beliefs, ideas, opinions, and theories against all sources of information.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

#Growth #Spirit: 2016-12-06

• To grow in spirit is to grow your reliance on Spirit instead of on thought.
• There is no human growth except for the physical body; however, you can increase the time you are under Spirit instead of under thought.
• The ego develops and grows, not the human self.
• Watch and learn when you rely on Energy instead of on thought and observe how much better things work out.

• Discover what you do now and what you can do in the future to rely on Energy more and thought less while still valuing and using thought for what it is best for: categorizing, differentiating, indicating, labeling, matching, naming, recording, reminding, sorting.

Monday, December 5, 2016

#Energy #Logic: 2016-12-05

• Reason is energy over form.
• Reason is pattern first and detail second.
• Reason is an organizing principle or virtue.
• Reason is the intelligence that subsumes logic.

• Reason is energy directing thought into orderly forms.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

#Dispute #Challenge: 2016-12-04

• 3Ps of Disputing: it is not personal; it is not productive; it is not practical.
• 3Rs of Disputing: recognize that it is not personal; remove it for being unproductive; replace it with something practical.
• Challenging, disputing, questioning, and testing your thinking for its results is part of a mature lifestyle.
• If your thinking is making your coping, feelings, problem solving, and responses worse, then it is time to give it up.

• If your thinking is hurting your attitude, productivity, and relationships, then it is time to switch to better thinking.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

#Bear #Ugly: 2016-12-03

• Bearing your inner ugliness takes boldness and bravery.
• Bearing your inner ugliness takes fortitude and patient endurance.
• Bearing your inner ugliness takes courage, honesty, and a love of virtue.
• Bearing your inner ugliness takes faith and hope in the light of God.

• Bearing your inner ugliness takes an understanding of the power and purpose of the light to heal and make whole.

Friday, December 2, 2016

#Virtue #Reasons: 2016-12-02

• Virtues are reasons.
• Virtue is right reason.
• Virtues are reasoned principles.
• Virtues are examples of pure reasoning.

• Virtue is to reason as light is to goodness.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

#Reason #Pure: 2016-12-01

• Reason is pure emotion.
• Reason is the highest passion.
• Reason cannot be exercised with low emotions or passions.
• Reason cannot be perceived with low emotions or passions.

• Reason cannot be appreciated or understood with low emotions or passions.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

#Internal #External: 2016-11-30

• All valuable possessions are internal possessions.
• No external loss can compare to an internal loss.
• No external harm can compare to an internal harm.
• The loss of everything in the world does not mean the loss of anything internally.

• Damage to everything you own externally does not cause damage to anything you own internally.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

#Think #About: 2016-11-29

• Thinking trying to control thinking for the purpose of coping is failing to think.
• Thinking trying to control thinking for the purpose of problem-solving is failing to think.
• Thinking trying to control thinking for the purpose of making more than one idea into one idea is failing to think.
• Thinking about thinking trying to pass for single-mindedness is hypocrisy and phoniness.

• Thinking about thinking trying to pass for single-mindedness is deception and double-mindedness.

Monday, November 28, 2016

#Person #Host: 2016-11-28

• Instead of asking “What concept or image am I now?” ask, “Whose vessel am I?”
• Instead of asking “What concept or image am I now?” ask, “Whose agenda do I serve?”
• Instead of asking “What concept or image am I now?” ask, “Whose thoughts am I hosting?”
• Instead of asking “What concept or image am I now?” ask, “Who benefits from what I am hosting?”

• Instead of asking “What concept or image am I now?” ask, “Who delivers and inspires what I am hosting?”

Sunday, November 27, 2016

#Wherever #Go: 2016-11-27

• If wherever you go you are anxious or depressed, then you are choosing to entertain and host anxiety or depression.
• If wherever you go you are anxious or depressed, then you are choosing to amplify and magnify anxiety or depression.
• If wherever you go you are anxious or depressed, then you are secretly safeguarding and serving anxiety or depression.
• If wherever you go you are anxious or depressed, then you are carrying and containing anxiety or depression inside you.

• If wherever you go you are anxious or depressed, then look for your know-better-than payoffs a.k.a. pride for your maintaining anxiety or depression.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

#Overcome #Warrior: 2016-11-26

• Overcome your negative desires with positive passions.
• All is driven by energy then passion then thought then action; therefore, rely on energy first.
• It is a gift to receive the energy and passion to overcome the lower desires and urges.
• To bear and face the negative while having energy and passion for the positive will always win in the end.

• The spiritual warrior stands their ground while the negative rages inside, because the warrior has faith in the virtue their heart is focused upon.

Friday, November 25, 2016

#Self-Govern #Child: 2016-11-25

• If you do not self-govern, then you demand social governing.
• If you do not self-govern, then you are emotionally immature.
• If you do not self-govern, then you remain a victim of circumstances.
• If you do not self-govern, then you blame, damn, and whine about what controls you.

• If you do not self-govern, then you try to control the people, places, and things that you think are controlling you.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

#Give #Thanks: 2016-11-24

• Let’s give thanks, not with gluttony, but with acts of charity.
• Let’s give thanks, not with personal pleasures, but with acts of self-sacrifice.
• Let’s give thanks, not with buying junk, but with acts of compassion and kindness.
• Let’s give thanks, not with watching sports, but by visiting the imprisoned and sick.

• Let’s give thanks, not with self-centered pampering, but by helping the aged, helpless, homeless, infirmed, orphans, and widows.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

#Snake #Tail: 2016-11-23

• Self-talk is obsessed with itself.
• Self-talk is the snake eating its own tail.
• Self-talk motivates the thoughts that drive it.
• Self-talk motivates the emotions that drive it.

• Self-talk is like a plate of spaghetti or a ball made of rubber bands: it is chaotic and loopy.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

#Ultimate #Cause: 2016-11-22

• Self-talk is the ultimate conditioner.
• Self-talk is the ultimate maintainer of ego.
• Self-talk is the ultimate cause of human responses.
• Self-talk is the ultimate arbitrator of what gets to be conscious.

• Self-talk is the ultimate cause of human habits and personalities.

Monday, November 21, 2016

#Pull #Push: 2016-11-21

• The ego calls pushing and pulling on thoughts about the self--self-awareness.
• The ego calls pushing and pulling on thoughts about the self--finding and knowing the self.
• The ego calls pushing and pulling on thoughts about the self--fixing and working on the self.
• The ego calls pushing and pulling on thoughts about the self--evolving and improving the self.

• The ego calls pushing and pulling on thoughts about the self--coping with and problem-solving issues of the self.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

#Consider #Ego: 2016-11-20

• The ego considers giving attention to others a form of robbery or sacrifice.
• The ego considers caring for others the price one must pay to make others care more for you.
• The ego considers listening to others the price one must pay to make others listen more to you.
• The ego considers all time--not spent on itself as the focus of attention and concern--as lost and wasted time.

• The ego considers everything in terms of profit and loss for its needs to appear superior and to avoid appearing inferior.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

#Claim #Know: 2016-11-19

• The ego claims a sense of self from opposition or struggles with other people.
• The ego claims a sense of knowing self from judging self as its physical responses.
• The ego claims a sense of knowing self from judging what should-be based upon what should-not-be.
• The ego’s concepts and images of self are about trying to be one self and not be its opposite.

• The ego combines claiming, knowing, opposing, and trying to form the thought-based self that causes the problems of the world.

Friday, November 18, 2016

#Desire #Lies: 2016-11-18

• Desire claims that the desired object will exist forever.
• Desire claims that the desired object will make you happy forever.
• Desire claims that once you posses the desired object, you will own it forever.
• Desire claims that the moment of experiencing and owning the desired object will last forever.

• Desire claims that the desired object will be forever exciting, satisfying, stimulating, and unchanging.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

#Prize #Empty: 2016-11-17

• Do you prize what is truly valuable?
• Do you prize things in your house?
• Do you prize thoughts in your mind?
• Do you prize automobiles, clothes, compliments, fame, fortune, furniture, gifts, heirlooms, jewelry, praise, presents, promotions, recognition, rewards, titles, or trophies?

• Or do you prize what you can take with you when you leave: the gifts in your heart from God?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

#Care #Free: 2016-11-16

• Happiness is freedom from care; this explains why the carefree child is happy.
• The more desires that you have, the more care and unhappiness you must have to fulfill your desires.
• The more expectations that you have, the more care and unhappiness you will have about what happens or does not happen.
• The more things and thoughts that you possess, the more care and unhappiness you must have to keep your things and thoughts.

• The more self-concepts and self-images that you possess, the more care and unhappiness you must have to protect your self-concepts and self-images.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

#Happiness #Nothing: 2016-11-15

• Nothing causes or brings happiness.
• There is no means or method to obtain happiness.
• Happiness is the state of mind that children are born with and adults must choose.
• Nothing grants happiness, because happiness is a lack of care for things and thoughts.

• The carefree are happy, because they live without care for things and thoughts by living under faith and hope.

Monday, November 14, 2016

#Own #Self: 2016-11-14

• Own your self rather than self-esteem.
• Own your self rather than fame or fortune.
• Own your self rather than a career or a title.
• Own your self rather than a family or a house.

• Own your self rather than other’s good opinions.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

#Immoral #Dissatisfied: 2016-11-13

• Why punish the immoral who are not criminals when their life is punishment enough?
• The immoral are dissatisfied with themselves.
• The immoral are dissatisfied with their enemies, friends, and lovers.
• The immoral are dissatisfied with their social class, group, and society.

• The immoral are dissatisfied with what they desire, can get, have, and what is available.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

#Shame #Social: 2016-11-12

• Shame is for society and guilt is for self.
• Shame is for the strong to bear and the weak to flee.
• A sense of shame works positively like a sense of humility does unless it is ego-based shame.
• Shame needs to be under the highest ideals and virtues else it serves ego, pride, self-esteem, and superiority.

• Shame and humility are necessary to keep one thinking well of others and praying for others rather than gathering pride to feed ego.

Friday, November 11, 2016

#Mind #Everything: 2016-11-11

• Your mind is everything you think.
• Your mind is everything you think it is.
• Your mind is everything you think it is not.
• Your mind is everything you think it should be and should not be.

• Your mind is the host for everything that you think, but your mind is nothing that you think, because your mind persists while your thoughts pass by.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

#Know #Measurement: 2016-11-10

• The measurement is not the measured.
• Measurements are not forms of knowing.
• Measurement is not a form of knowing, but only a way to discover facts to manipulate.
• You can know a measurement, but that in no way indicates that you know what was measured.

• Measurement is technologically useful, but it is also misused for false claims and purposes such as by self-esteem.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

#Past #Present: 2016-11-09

• Let them live in your past without you.
• Refuse to live in your past with your accusers or detractors.
• Those who cannot accept and see your new behaviors and habits are often those who cannot do that for themselves.
• There are those who desire your continued failure and wrongdoing as a means to boosting their superiority complex a.k.a. self-esteem.

• Those who do not believe in recovery, redemption, rehabilitation, or forgiveness are often self-righteous bigots working for your failure.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

#Make #Stupid: 2016-11-08

• Acting stupidly does not make me stupid, but it does make the thinking I was following stupid.
• Being proved wrong does not make me wrong, but it does make the thinking I was following wrong.
• Making mistakes does not make me a mistake, but it does make the thinking I was following a mistake.
• An error in judgment does not make me an idiot, but it does call into question the thinking processes that I used to make that judgment.

• A misconception or misperception does not make me a fool, but it does call into question the thinking processes that I was relying upon.

Monday, November 7, 2016

#Dogs #Bark: 2016-11-07

• Dogs and humans bark for something to do.
• Dogs and humans bark for attention and contact.
• Dogs and humans bark to feel alive and important.
• Dogs and humans bark at what they are afraid of.

• Dogs and humans bark at what they don’t understand.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

#Cannot #Overstudy: 2016-11-06

• Faith cannot be overstudied or over-learned.
• Hope cannot be overstudied or over-learned.
• Charity cannot be overstudied or over-learned.
• Integrity cannot be overstudied or over-learned.

• Virtue and compassion cannot be overstudied or over-learned.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

#Exposure #Accountability: 2016-11-05

• To improve which habits you choose to feed, imagine them broadcast on social media.
• To improve which feelings you choose to feed, imagine them broadcast on social media.
• To improve which attitudes you choose to feed, imagine them broadcast on social media.
• To improve which behaviors you choose to feed, imagine them broadcast on social media.

• To improve which beliefs and thoughts you choose to feed, imagine them broadcast on social media.

Friday, November 4, 2016

#Switch #Higher: 2016-11-04

• Switch to higher goal.
• Switch to higher desire.
• Switch to higher virtue.
• Switch to higher pleasure.

• Switch to higher challenge.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

#Problem #Increase: 2016-11-03

• We seek to end problems with problems and wonder why there is no end of problems.
• The means is the problem and any strategy or plan with the same means will continue the problem.
• Treating problems from or on the same level as the problems results in an increase in the problems.
• Problems are negatives and negatives are rarely cured with negatives but are far more often cured with positives.

• Means, such as blaming, damning, punishing, and suppressing, usually support and encourage problems rather than solve problems.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

#Face #One: 2016-11-02

• You fear to face many feelings, but you can choose to face one feeling at a time.
• You fear to face many thoughts, but you can choose to face one thought at a time.
• You fear to face many memories, but you can choose to face one memory at a time.
• You fear to face many personal attacks, but you can choose to face one personal attack at a time.

• When you break down or chunk down your fears, you will find your fears are much easier to manage.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

#Choose #Responsibility: 2016-11-01

• Who will see to your virtue if you do not?
• Who will see to your integrity if you do not?
• Who will see to your self-identity if you do not?
• Who will see to your self-awareness if you do not?

• Who will see to your emotional maturity if you do not?

Monday, October 31, 2016

#Leading #Cause: 2016-10-31

• Charity is a leading cause of positive actions.
• Humility is a leading cause of positive actions.
• Kindness is a leading cause of positive actions.
• Gratitude is a leading cause of positive actions.

• Compassion is a leading cause of positive actions.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

#Die #Death: 2016-10-30

• You die when you murder a self-image.
• You die when you murder self as something.
• You die when you accept a self-image.
• You die when you accept self as something.

• When your body dies, it is only your last death.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

#Feed #Feelings: 2016-10-29

• To be angry about anger is to feed anger.
• To fear fear is to feed fear.
• To be guilty about guilt is to feed guilt.
• To be ashamed of shame is to feed shame.

• To worry about worry is to feed worry.