Let Idealism Be Your Realism – Day 325 of 365 Days to a Better You

Did you used to be young and idealistic? Are you right now? If you’re part of the first group, when and where did you lose it? If you’re part of the second group, please, please never lose it.

“Realism” is too often used as an excuse for dashing hope, giving new things a try, or seeing a better world or a better you is even possible.

“That’s just not realistic,” says your inner voice, the naysayers, the media , and current structure of the world. Sometimes it appears in the form of a command, “Be realistic!” Sometimes in the form of an excuse to yourself, “I’m just being realistic.”

Have you ever noticed that being realistic is never aimed in positive direction? No one ever says they’re being realistic by expecting good things to happen or the world to become a better place.

No, realism, in it’s most common use, is a wet blanket, a limiter, a euphemism for closet negativity.

If being realistic was the standard, what great thing ever would have been tried much less achieved?

So, I don’t buy it. When I hear someone pull out the realism card, I just hear someone ceding to the status quo, giving up without trying, and hoping they can convince others to remain hopeless and mediocre along with them.

I say to you. Let idealism be your realism. Never become such an “adult” that you stop seeing and striving for big possibilities. The truth is the realistic status quo we live in just isn’t good enough. It just doesn’t ensure the freedom, security, and basic needs of enough people on this planet. It doesn’t point us to the stars or to higher spiritual achievement.

Let’s choose to become totally unrealistic. Let’s bust the ceilings, break the barriers, and open the doors to a new day for human beings and all living creatures on our planet. Sure, there’ll be naysayers. So what? So what?

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

Ray

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Life-Work Balance – Day 323 of 365 Days to a Better You

Let’s start by acknowledging the bias of the popular phrase work-life balance. The conditioning clearly places the emphasis on work. We’ll begin by flipping these two into their proper perspective. Work is something you fit into your life. Life is not something you live around work.

Certainly, there are companies that have an authentic concern for their employees’ well-being. If you work for one, congratulations. Most companies today give lip-service to life-work balance. It’s kind of politically correct to say it. The main thrust, though, seems to be rejuvenating yourself so you can get back on the job and contribute to the bottom line.

The fact is, with our 24/7 devices, most 21st century employees only get the life-work balance they create for themselves.

This is not an attack on going after your career goals. It is a reminder that your career goals are a part of you. They are not you.

These affirmations help you to focus on maintaining your life-work balance. Use the ones that resonate with you.

  1. I give my job a solid 8. The rest belongs to me!
  2. I have a job, but I refuse to let my job have me!
  3. In the balance between life and work, I choose life!
  4. I work hard and I claim my just rewards for my hard work!
  5. Today and every day, I make time for career AND personal success!
  6. Today I make time for work and time for me!
  7. I am a high-achiever, but when I need downtime I recognize it and I take it!
  • You’re in the driver’s seat in your life. Don’t just go along for the ride!
  • Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you’re awesome!

    Ray

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    A 10-Year New “Manhattan Project” That Could Change Human Destiny – Day 231 of 365 Days to a Better You

    I’m a firm believer that human beings are capable of tackling and defeating the biggest challenges that face us. I think you’d have to agree that a world where everyone is better off – even abundant – is a world where you and I are better off.

    What we have lacked is concrete ideas to move us there and the will to pursue them. Today I put forward to all of you inspired by Star Trek and Nikolai Tesla. It’s ambitious, but I believe with enough resources and determination it’s doable.

    I’d love to hear your thoughtful replies and tweaks to the idea.

    Think BIG!

    Ray

    Proposed for Your Consideration

    The United States should pull $200 billion per year in excess Pentagon spending for the next 10 years and invest it in three Manhattan-like projects to develop Star Trek tech and on to develop Tesla tech.

    Upon success, the technologies should be open source and given to the human race as gifts from the American people.

    All three would significantly reduce the stresses and conflict on our planet by ending food and energy scarcity – the two biggest barriers to human well-being – and increase human freedom.

    Project #1

    The United States gives the best minds relatively unlimited resources for 10 years to develop Star Trek food replicator technology. For those of you that don’t know, in Star Trek food needs are met by creating food using energy to replicate it. People haven’t stopped growing and eating real food, but food scarcity is permanently eliminated. Thus, eliminating one of the primary challenges to human, development, and well-being.

    Project # 2

    Develop Star Trek transporter technology. This has already been achieved at a rudimentary level. With massive research and focus, I believe we can achieve. It would basically be a more advanced version but likely along the same lines of tech as the first project. It’s a matter of being able to achieve it with beings as completely,ex as us. This would do wonders for traffic jams, pollution, and other transportation woes. People and good could be shipped instantaneously. This would immeasurably increase human freedom and mobility.

    Project #3

    Nikolai Tesla claimed he’d developed a method of pulling energy literally right out of thin air. There’s tons of evidence he achieved this. It’s been called “zero point energy.” There’s a lot of evidence that modern cell phone tech is at least partially based on this Tesla research. This technology would put an inexhaustible source of energy in the hands of every person on the planet.

    I think you’ll agree any one of these inventions, much more all three, would fundamentally and forever end eliminate the need for the control systems we call political and economic systems – EVERY single one of which is based on a scarcity of resources and result in massive disparity, injustice, lack of personal sovereignty.

    Famines and hunger gone. The need, if not the desire, for war gone. Tons of criminality, stress, and suffering gone. Debates about how we divide limited resources gone. Fossil fuels and the political and environmental problems they cause gone.

    Every human has all the food they need. Societies would now be able to afford to grant every citizen education, healthcare, and housing. This would allow every human on the planet to spend more of his her life developing themselves and benefiting humanity.

    We have or are in the verge of having the tech. We have the resources. The question is do we have the will and morality to do it or are we truly addicted to these scarcity systems that perpetuate conflict, disparity, and suffering?

    Ray

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    The HumanCar Revisted

    This is ten shades of cool! I wrote a blog about the HumanCar® back in 2008. I decided to check in on them. Here’s the latest in green travel that allows you exercise at the same time.

    What do you think? Could this be a wave of the future?

    Ray

    Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot and focuses on empowering minds to think positively, achieve goals, and live dreams.

    He is the author of the Anunnaki Awakening series (2015). Book 1 – Revelation – is now available in paperback and on Kindle. This trilogy takes Ancient Aliens out of the past and into the present. An interstellar, interdimensional journey ensues with humanity’s future hanging in the balance.®

    17 Quotes About the Future

     

    Today’s Affirmation:
    The past is the past! My direction is forward, not back!

    The astronautWe humans often have such pessimism about the future and about ourselves. That pessimism chains us to old nightmares that keep repeating. We mourn at sunsets and feel helpless to change the momentum of our individual and collective existence.

    But, what if we chose to see sunset as beginnings rather than endings? What if we chose to walk away from certainty that chains us to the past and trade it for the uncertainty where possibility and potential live?

    Today I am posting 17 quotes focused on helping you to positively focus on the future. While you cannot underestimate the importance of living fully in the now, I believe it is important to create a positive expectation for the future. See new horizons for yourself and for humanity. Too often, our popular media portrays a dark and dangerous future. This probably mirrors the human mental default setting.

    It takes work to overcome that and see a bright and positive future. However, we must if we are to live in that future. The future is always a mystery, but never an accident. I hope these quotes will help you prepare for and paint a colorful and empowering future. I am certain you will find at least one quote, if not several, that fire your visions for peaceful, positive, and productive future.

    1. “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.”~ Elizabeth Gilbert
    2. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”~ Eleanor Roosevelt
    3. “The best way to predict the future is to event it.”~ Alan Kay
    4. “The minute you alter your perception of yourself and your future, both you and your future begin to change.”~ Marilee Zdenek
    5. “And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, don’t let logic interfere. Believe in your heart instead.”~ Philip Robison
    6. “You keep unconsciously becoming your past, until you consciously choose to become your new future.”~ Ray Davis
    7. “He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.”~ George Orwell
    8. “The future belongs to the risk-takers, not the comfort-seekers.”~ Brian Tracy
    9. “We can become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future, and when we do, miracles happen.”~ James Redfield
    10. “The future starts today, not tomorrow.”~ Pope John Paul II
    11. “The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.”~ Carl Sagan
    12. “Take comfort in the future. We worry about what will become of us. Our lives are chaotic like a wave rushing to shore. But every single drop of water in that wave winds up precisely where it belongs, and so do we.”~ Ray Davis
    13. “The past is always tense, the future perfect.”~ Zadie Smith
    14. “You can build the future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time.”~ Lauren Oliver
    15. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
    16. “Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.”~ Henry David Thoreau
    17. “Your future is only as bright as your mind is open.”~ Rich Wilkins

    We are capable of amazing futures, even as we tend to the present. Those futures are born in individual minds and the collective mind, and must be, if we are see them manifest in our world.

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

    Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

    anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Ray’s first novel,  is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

    White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

    A Greater Consciousness Arising

    Today’s Affirmation:
    Life Affirmation: Today I contribute my unique and irreplaceable spark to the great bonfire of life.

    apollo_sunriseToday’s entry is a multi-paragraph affirmation that captures the essence of a dream I had several years ago. May it inspire hope and remembrance in all who read it today. Remembrance that the world we live in is a choice not a prison sentence. We can have a world rooted in peace and driven by the potential extant in each of us, if that is world we expect and demand.

    If we continue accept less, then that is the reality we will continue to experience.

    This affirmation calls on us to expect more of ourselves, each other, and our leaders. It reminds us that a new and better day is right here ready for us to awaken to it. Some have. Some are. Some will. Some are fighting to hold on to the old world. Which are you?

    The sun is rising; the clouds have passed away. And in the minds of at least a few, a greater consciousness has arisen. Tradition is no more. There is only awareness: an awareness of radiant possibilities and transcendent hopes for a world about to be born.

    A world in which our fondest dreams shall come to pass. Where the greatest potentiality of humanity is realized:that each member of the human family will awaken to the inner light that opens one’s heart and frees one’s mind to look across culture, race, gender, religion and vast distance and see oneself.

    Be of good cheer, o patient ones, for this new day dawns; a day of wonder and hope. A day, when filled with joy, all people shall attain their full potential. Long has been the night of toil and pain. Too long have brothers and sisters lived according to their fear of each other rather than their love for each other. But no more, the blinders have come off.

    Finally and forever the Human Race will stand in the radiance of the truths that have lived within each of us all along. Truths that can no longer be ignored or distorted. The truth of our UNITY and our place in this planet’s web of life and in the greater cosmos beyond.

    THANK YOU for your support of this blog. Will you please do me a favor and share it with a couple friends? Have an AWESOME day!

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

    Ray

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    Tim Sanders on Scarcity – The Affirmation Spot for Thursday June 23, 2009

    Ray’s Daily Affirmation:

    “I am abundant and more so every day!”
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    Speaker and coach Tim Sanders discusses how to overcome the scarcity mindset in the current environment. Scarcity is a sense of insufficiency and lack. It creates fear and doubt. Let your goal today, in your work life and personal life, be to release your scarcity mindset and step into abundance.

    Stay inspired!

    Ray

    2009 Affirmation

    “This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”