Monday, February 29, 2016

#Hard #Soft: 2016-02-29

  • There is no hardness without softness.
  • There is no quickness without slowness.
  • There is no awareness without unawareness.
  • There is no straightness without crookedness.
  • There is no encouragement without discouragement.



Sunday, February 28, 2016

#Compassion #Required: 2016-02-28

  • Compassion requires equality.
  • Compassion requires intimacy.
  • Compassion requires openness.
  • Compassion requires acceptance.
  • Compassion requires universality.



Saturday, February 27, 2016

#Imbalance #Motivates: 2016-02-27

  • Imbalance motivates.
  • Imbalance creates need.
  • Imbalance provides drive.
  • Imbalance provides inspiration.
  • Imbalance is as necessary as the balance it seeks.



Friday, February 26, 2016

#Detach #Drag: 2016-02-26

  • Detach or be dragged.
  • Detach or be deadened.
  • Detach or be diminished.
  • Detach or be desensitized.
  • Detach or be decomposed.



Thursday, February 25, 2016

#Measure #Thought: 2016-02-25

  • The appraisal of any thought is inborn.
  • The assessment of any thought is innate.
  • The measurement of any thought is integral to that thought.
  • The judgment of any thought is a part of that thought, not outside of it.
  • The comparison of any thought is within that thought, not outside of it.



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

#Wait #State: 2016-02-24

  • Wait to wait.
  • Wait for being.
  • Wait for doing.
  • Wait for knowing.
  • Wait is your ready state.



#Follow #End: 2016-02-23

  • When the heart mirrors a problem exactly, then that problem disintegrates.
  • When the heart follows out a problem without repeating it, then that problem dissipates.
  • When the heart walks alongside a problem without repeating it, then that problem dissolves.
  • When the heart hears a problem so intently that there is no need to repeat it, then that problem disappears.
  • When the heart follows out the attention instead of trying to control the attention, then everything works.



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

#Try #Repeat: 2016-02-22

  • My heart trying to fix the conflict or struggle just repeats the problem.
  • My heart trying to control the conflict or struggle just repeats the problem.
  • My heart trying to change the conflict or struggle just repeats the problem.
  • My heart trying to undo or reverse the conflict or struggle just repeats the problem.
  • Trying to direct, govern, manage, or oversee the conflict or struggle does the opposite of what you intend.



#Convince #Heart: 2016-02-21

  • My heart cannot convince a conflict or struggle not to exist, my heart must detach from it.
  • My heart cannot convince a conflict or struggle to be reasonable, my heart must switch from it.
  • My heart cannot convince a conflict or struggle to compromise, my heart must disconnect from it.
  • My heart cannot convince a conflict or struggle to surrender, my heart must refocus away from it.
  • My heart cannot convince a conflict or struggle to problem solve or cope, my heart must disentangle from it.



#Live #Heart: 2016-02-20

  • I will live as my heart, not as the thoughts of my mind.
  • I will live as my heart, not as the sensations of my body.
  • I will live as my heart, not as the experiences of my body.
  • I will live as my heart, not as the experiences of my mind.
  • I will live as my heart, not as some ego stories about my past, present, and future.



#Heart #Exist: 2016-02-19

  • I refuse to surrender my heart for mental noise.
  • I will exist as my heart, not ego games and conflicts.
  • I won’t let my heart become lost in daily busyness anymore.
  • I won’t let my heart become lost in verbal struggles anymore.
  • I will keep awareness and focus on my heart instead of on thought’s games, plans, realities, and schemes.



Thursday, February 18, 2016

#Moderation #Excess: 2016-02-18

  • Moderation in food, excess in faith.
  • Moderation in sleep, excess in hope.
  • Moderation in drink, excess in charity.
  • Moderation in buying, excess in giving.
  • Moderation in entertainment, excess in work.



Wednesday, February 17, 2016

#Meditation #Listen: 2016-02-17

  • Meditation is actively listening to your self.
  • Meditation is following the attention wherever and whenever it goes.
  • Meditation is hearing out your self-talk or thinking until it is finished.
  • Meditation is caring for your attention as a little child who is free to explore and play.
  • Meditation is caring for and believing in your attention until it develops direction, focus, and purpose.



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

#Suffering #Meaning: 2016-02-16

  • Suffering is without meaning beyond pain.
  • You give meaning to suffering to make it worse.
  • You give meaning to suffering to make it bearable.
  • You give meaning to suffering to make it purposeful.
  • You give meaning to suffering to make it help you to improve your skills or spiritual life.



Monday, February 15, 2016

#Resentment #Poison: 2016-02-15

  • Resentment is the most sinister addiction.
  • Resentment is the best way to poison yourself.
  • Resentment is the surefire way to lose your soul.
  • Resentment is the prison you maintain for yourself.
  • Resentment is the sin you commit against your heart.



Sunday, February 14, 2016

#Undo #Existence: 2016-02-14

  • Trying to undo (not-ing) the existence of a problem becomes another problem.
  • Trying to undo (not-ing) the existence of a problem has no effect on the problem.
  • Trying to undo (not-ing) the existence of a problem is a self-perpetuating and self-serving effort.
  • Trying to undo (not-ing) the existence of a problem supports ego, itself, and pride while having no effect on the issue it claims to be about.
  • Trying to undo (not-ing) the existence of a problem becomes the mechanism by which the problem is covered, hidden, repressed, suppressed, and kept in darkness.



Saturday, February 13, 2016

#Education #Nurtures: 2016-02-13

  • Education nurtures ordinary, not original.
  • Education nurtures conformity, not creativity.
  • Education nurtures information, not intelligence.
  • Education nurtures regurgitation, not revolution.
  • Education nurtures conventionality, not curiosity.



Friday, February 12, 2016

#Direction #Destination: 2016-02-12

  • Definition requires direction.
  • Discourse requires direction.
  • Discipline requires direction.
  • Destination requires direction.
  • Determination requires direction.



Thursday, February 11, 2016

#Conflict #Within: 2016-02-11

  • Resolve your conflicts within and reduce your conflicts without.
  • The conflict you have with others is the conflict that you have with your ego.
  • Your urge to correct someone else comes from your inability to correct your ego.
  • The arguments you find yourself in with others are the arguments that you find within.
  • If you cannot get along with your self, then you cannot get along in intimate relationships.



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

#Attack #Faith: 2016-02-10

  • “An attack on one form of music is an attack on all forms of music,” is a stupid and utterly untrue statement.
  • “An attack on one form of education is an attack on all forms of education,” is a stupid and utterly untrue statement.
  • “An attack on one form of government is an attack on all forms of government,” is a stupid and utterly untrue statement.
  • “An attack on one form of a legal or prison system is an attack on all forms of justice and imprisonment,” is a stupid and utterly untrue statement.
  • “An attack on one form of belief, dogma, faith, ideology, social organization, and religion is an attack on all forms of belief, dogma, faith, ideology, social organization, and religion,” is a stupid and utterly untrue statement.



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

#Skill #Receive: 2016-02-09

  • We have the skill of receiving which depends upon our ability to host.
  • We have the skill of following and all of our senses depend upon this skill.
  • We have the skill of amplifying, magnifying, reflecting, or repeating and all of our forms of communication depend upon this skill.
  • We have the skill of waiting and all our other skills make use of this skill.
  • We have the skills of seeking and resisting to either help us to amplify what is healthy or to keep us from amplifying what is unhealthy.



Monday, February 8, 2016

#Worry #Better: 2016-02-08

  • The best way to worry is to pray.
  • The best way to worry is to hope for the best.
  • The best way to worry is to prepare for the worst.
  • The best way to worry is to be grateful for what you have.
  • The best way to worry is to surrender your problems to God.



Sunday, February 7, 2016

#Blame #Best: 2016-02-07

  • The best way to blame is to take responsibility.
  • The best way to blame is to ask for forgiveness.
  • The best way to blame is to confess and make amends.
  • The best way to blame is to accept blame and apologize quickly.
  • The best way to blame is to admit your errors and make up for them.



Saturday, February 6, 2016

#Complain #Better: 2016-02-06

  • The best way to complain is to design better.
  • The best way to complain is to problem solve.
  • The best way to complain is to discover answers.
  • The best way to complain is to provide solutions.
  • The best way to complain is to implement improvements.



Friday, February 5, 2016

#Patience #Required: 2016-02-05

  • The spiritual skill of waiting requires patience.
  • The meditation skill of following out requires patience.
  • The counseling skill of active listening requires patience.
  • The disciplines of learning and understanding require patience.
  • The development of abilities, habits, skills, and success requires patience.



Thursday, February 4, 2016

#Insight #Dogma: 2016-02-04

  • Do you dare to have insight into the origins and intentions of your desires and dreams?
  • Do you dare to have insight into the origins and intentions of your dogma a.k.a. values?
  • Do you dare to have insight into the origins and intentions of your beliefs a.k.a. opinions?
  • Do you dare to have insight into the origins and intentions of your employment, goals, and lifestyle?
  • Do you dare to have insight into the origins and intentions of your conditioning, socialization, and training?



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

#Sincere #Dilemma: 2016-02-03

  • Sincerity is only appreciated by the sincere.
  • To be sincere is to speak what you think and feel.
  • If you are not sincere, then you are not true to yourself.
  • The way out of the dilemma of sincerity is not to answer or to engage bigots or idiots.
  • You have the right not to answer, to avoid, and to distract in order to maintain your sincerity.



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

#Exercise #Reason: 2016-02-02

  • You exercise your body, but do you exercise your mind with the laws of logic?
  • You exercise your body, but do you exercise your mind with the rules of reason?
  • You exercise your body, but do you exercise your mind with critical thinking skills?
  • You exercise your body, but do you exercise your mind with both-and thinking skills?
  • You exercise your body, but do you exercise your mind with the perspectives gained from General Semantics?



Monday, February 1, 2016

#Exercise #Heart: 2016-02-01

  • You know to exercise your body, but do you exercise your heart with humility?
  • You know to exercise your body, but do you exercise your heart with compassion?
  • You know to exercise your body, but do you exercise your heart with empathy and charity?
  • You know to exercise your body, but do you exercise your heart with understanding another as yourself?
  • You know to exercise your body, but do you exercise your heart with thinking well of others and encouraging others?