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.