Peace Prevails Affirmations

I’m harping a bit on peace lately, my friends. I hope you’ll excuse me. I’m simply troubled by the fact that at a time when humanity could and should be peacefully prospering on this planet and aspiring to new things beyond, we keep coming back around to low-vibration energies such as fear, anger, violence, and tribal behavior.

It is my firm conviction that humanity’s destiny is peace within us and among and and a civilization ready to take its rightful place among the stars.

While a quick perusal of the headlines may make my dream seem Pollyannic, I firmly believe this is what we’re capable of achieving. The next question is always how.

It’s not a secret. The great sages across time and space of given us all the clues we need to get there. It begins with ending the war within, continues with ceasing to spread the war outside of us, and I’d add it is completed by reaching a critical mass of people who cannot imagine living in any other way.

These affirmations are meant to start at that place within, where the first battle must be won, if it is to be won at all.

Be peaceful, my friends, and prosperous. In case no one has reminded you today, you are awesome. Be sure to bookmark it and return often when you need a little boost of peace.

Enjoy the video!

Ray

52 Goals and Dreams Affirmations

Today’s Thought

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

~Lao-tzu

Without goals and dreams, we quickly become victims of the status quo. We often use goals and dreams interchangeably. For me, the distinction is that a dream is the big vision and goals are the milestones that build the dream. Dreams are summit of the mountain and goals are the footholds along the way. It is my belief that we can be, do, or have anything we want in life, if we are committed enough to believe and take action.

Accomplishing goals and dreams requires clarity of purpose (Napoleon Hill called this a burning desire), focus, and perseverance. There are few things in life more in the wheelhouse for affirmations. What is your vision and what your steps, commitments, and milestones to get there?

These affirmations are written to support you in that quest. There are a few that are similar to help you find the one with the right wording for you.

  1. When my why is strong enough, my how always appears.
  2. I follow my bliss. I experience my bliss. I become my bliss.
  3. Today I am absolutely committed to being the person I came to the planet to be!
  4. I am the engine of my dreams. My dreams never give up on me and I never give up on them!
  5. It is not the mountain I conquer, but myself. I am reaching for the top of the mountain and my day in the sun is here!
  6. My doubts evaporate in the sunlight of my determination.
  7. Roadblocks are simply shortcuts to something better than I had planned!
  8. I aspire to great things. One by one, I am achieving all of them!
  9. Today I have a clear goal in mind and I am focused like a laser on accomplishing it!
  10. My goal is my target and today I am on target!
  11. Today I block out distractions and remain committed to my tasks!
  12. When I set out to achieve something I eliminate all the negatives and naysayers and focus completely on my goal!
  13. Everything that happens in my life perfectly prepares me to achieve my dreams!
  14. When I really want my goals and dreams, my goals and dreams really want me!
  15. Today I am at the top of my game. I have unstoppable momentum all the way to my dreams!
  16. My life is a testament to the power of determination. When I go the extra mile success is always waiting.
  17. Today I listen deeply to the goals and dreams that are speaking to me right now.
  18. Today I pay attention to what is most important to me and I pursue that!
  19. Today I live with purpose and my purpose lights my path to my goals and dreams!
  20. I take committed action for my dreams. I am on the fast track to them right now!
  21. Today my purpose is clear and my life path opens before me.
  22. I CAN! I know I CAN! And today I AM!
  23. Today the road to my goals has green lights as far as I can see.
  24. Today I master my distractions and stay on purpose.
  25. Today I am moving unstoppably like a tsunami toward my goals!
  26. Today I am out of blocks fast and racing down the track towards my goals.
  27. I am ready for whatever challenges life brings today. I am digging in and pushing forward towards my goals.
  28. Empowered thoughts and determined action are manifesting my dreams faster than ever today!
  29. I think power thoughts! I take power action! I achieve power results!
  30. Today I am turning my goals into action and my actions into results.
  31. My goals are right in front of me. Today I’m all about achieving them!
  32. Today I master my distractions before they master me!
  33. Today my believing becomes achieving, as my actions turn to results.
  34. I am blowing by my limitations and achieving my most cherished dreams.
  35. Today I am digging deep, reaching high, and achieving great things!
  36. Today I leave my doubts in the dust and climb the mountain of my dreams.
  37. Today I convert my potential into action and results!
  38. Today I am pushing through my barriers and on to bigger and better things.
  39. When I encounter a mountain in my life I put on my climbing gear and start climbing!
  40. I push my limits and I achieve great things!
  41. Every giant achievement was once a small dream acted upon. Today I act on my dreams!
  42. Whatever I can unify in my mind and in my heart I can manifest in my world.
  43. Today I spend more energy on my goals than on my worries!
  44. Today I release every attachment that holds me back from my goals!
  45. Each and every day provides me with a perfect mix of sun and rain to grow my dreams into realities!
  46. Today I am ready, willing, and able to follow my dreams!
  47. I give myself completely to my purpose and my purpose gives me completely to success and happiness.
  48. Today I remember that every situation is part of my purpose and my plan coming together perfectly!
  49. I AM HERE. And if I am here, I am here for a reason.
  50. I am a find-a-way, make-a-way person! Every dream is possible for me!
  51. A new sense of purpose is totally permeating my being. I am upbeat and moving toward my goals.
  52. Today and every day, all the pieces are falling together perfectly in my life.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

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Finding Light in the Darkness

Well, it’s happened again. Here we are right in the middle of winter here in the northern hemisphere. The days have started to get longer again since the Solstice, but we are still months away longer days that matter in terms of light and heat or the aid of Daylight Savings Time.

I don’t know about you, but the darkness honestly bums me out every year. I seem to have less energy than in the warmer, brighter times of the year. More than that, I know I’m far from alone.

Even my great love of the night sky which is darker in the winter is not enough to stop me from longing for those longer hours of sunlight.

Medical science calls this Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It is a very real condition affecting many people this time of the year. Estimates range between 1.5 to 9 percent of the American population that suffers full-blown SAD. Perhaps as many as an additional 14% experience a milder, but still clinical condition. Most of us just feel a little blue because our months of outdoor activities are limited by the cold and the dark.

The question is how do we combat these effects and keep our outlook positive? Obviously, people with a serious issue want to seek medical advice, but the rest of us can do a number of non-medical things to get us through the dim, murky depths of the Autumn and Winter seasons.

I have ideas below, but I found this cool video by Swedish videographer, Jonna Jinton, who lives in the north of Sweden. She lives in a world of midnight sun in the summer and polar night in Winter. She has some interesting perspective on dealing with the psychology of it.

  1. Light therapy – Scientists have discovered that many people have a physical reaction to light deprevation. This can be addressed by something called light therapy. Light therapy involves sitting or lying near a bright light for 30-60 minutes per day.  The therapy is most effective when you sit or lie within 15 to 30 cm of the light.  The light must be much brighter than ordinary lighting on the order of 2500 to 10,000 lux (wikipedia). Some results can be expected within a week, but it usually takes several weeks to see maximum results from this treatment.
  2. Internal journey – In mythology, night, darkness, and winter all often symbolize death. This death is not necessarily literal, but metaphorical. The reference is to dying to the external. These concepts are often tied to the internal journey (i.e. going within) as opposed to looking without. We are a very outward looking culture. We draw our social cues, entertainment, and much of our self-understanding from outside. This is not and has not been true of all cultures through time. Be it prayer, meditation, or quiet sitting; the willingness to shut out all the distractions and noise for some period each day can yield tremendous benefits. Try taking advantage of the longer nights and reduced activity to explore within. You are likely to find your dreams, your motivations, and few ghosts awaiting your introspection. Make an adventure out of it. You might emerge in the light and warmth of Spring as a new person.
  3. Positive thinking – Affirmations and other positive thinking tools become doubly important. Keep your spirits high and thoughts realistic, but forward looking. Regular use of affirmations or other positive thinking tools can help even out the mental valleys and mountains experienced this time of the year.
  4. Positive change – For those of you into gardening, you know all about planting bulbs in the ground this time of the year. You plant a dormant bulb in the Fall. The bulb spends the winter transforming and emerges in the Spring as something beautiful. Think of yourself as a bulb. Plant who you are today and then work all winter on changes you’ve been wanting to make in your life. Build a plan complete with goals and actions to get you there. By Spring, you will emerge as something new and amazing. 
  5. Hobbies – Throw yourself into a hobby. All summer long you were wishing for a free weekend to get to some indoor activity you really enjoy. Now is the time. Don’t procrastinate! Your hobby keeps your mind focused and engaged and passes the long dark hours until Spring.

The bottom line is that there is no reason to be SAD this time of year. There are steps and techniques to deal with the psychological effects of this time of year. Who knows, you might even reach a place where you actually look forward to setting back the clock.

Be peaceful and be prosperous!

Ray

Peace Now, Peace Always

Today we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is noted in history as one of the most successful and beloved advocates for peaceful change in the history of The United States and the world.

Despite setbacks and atrocities and the loss of his own life, Dr. King never wavered from his commitment to peace or to achieving a better world through its powerful and thoughtful application.

Today we sit two days before a presidential inauguration in The United States. Despite a large victory and the attestation to such by all the Constitutional and legal means in our country, we are all – not just the president-elect – being threatened with violence and chaos as a means to achieve an end.

While those threatening it claim to be fighting for freedom, they are, in fact, undermining it. The peaceful transfer of power in The United States is not just a tradition. It’s an affirmation that believe the will of the American people. We believe in our system – despite its many flaws and shortcomings – to mitigate all forces that would undermine the principle of one person, one vote.

As we did in Dr. King’s day, this country, the planet, and the species have much work to do to perfect a practical creed of human dignity, justice for all, and the pursuit of the highest possible aspirations for every person born human on this planet.

Even though the violence seems like a shortcut to the ends some seek. It’s not and never will be. For a victory achieved through violence, is no victory at all. It’s the birthplace of greater suffering, injustice, and the death of anything that can reasonably be called freedom.

I was inspired today to create new, colorful design that allows you and me to state unequivocally to everyone we meet where we stand in the continuing battle between peace and violence.

You can order your on the TAS website here.

As always, my friends, you are awesome! Be peaceful! Be prosperous!

Ray

Positivity Works Tee + More

Positivity matters. It matters in our lives and in our world; especially right now. Express yourself to the world each time you wear this design. Let the world know that you believe in the power of positivity to transform people and societies.

John’s Hopkins University recently found that people with a positive outlook are one-third less likely to suffer a heart attack. Stanford University found in 2018 that a positive attitude literally makes your brain work better.

I’ve spent 30 plus years focused on ways to spread positive messages and mindsets through a variety of media. However, in this past year, through personal trial and error and a ton a research, I’ve discovered that there’s no better way to own your positive thinking and emotions than to wear them.

Plus it has the added benefit of spreading that positivity to anyone you meet without saying a word.

Express to everyone you meet your belief that positivity is a powerful force at work in lives and in the world. This design features a colorful display of the word positivity and proudly expresses your commitment to spreading it.

You can order this design (shirts, hoodies, mugs, and more) from our TeeSpring Store today and start spreading a little positivity wherever you go.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!

Ray

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