Just One Moment

Many of us have one of those Tuesdays that’s Monday today. I hope you enjoyed the one thing in the universe proven faster than light – a three-day weekend.

There can be a tendency to feel like you’re a day behind after a Monday off. Instead, try seeing yourself as a day ahead all week this week.

One moment. They say some moments can seem like an eternity. They certainly can cast a long shadow across your consciousness. You and I have a “now prejudice” that unconsciously feeds us the belief that this moment is more real than the last or the next and that it could be permanent.

Yes! There’s a valid spiritual principle that says, “Be here now.” Often being here now and consciously touching this moment is an invaluable tool, That is until now becomes your tyrant. That is until now steals your Hope and your joy or encourages you to rest on your laurels.

Never allow this moment to overshadow your big picture. However wonderful, mundane or disastrous this moment is it’s just one moment. It can be exceeded, defeated, or forgotten.

It’s likely it won’t matter five years or even five minutes from now unless you attach yourself to it and become stuck.

If you feel one moment, however glorious or tragic, becoming the complete basis for your reality, cut it loose.

Get to the next moment and the next until you find one that allows you to plant both feet and start walking forward again.

There are only two unfungible moments – birth and death. Every other moment in your life is completely negotiable and subject to as much change as your thinking allows.

This moment will pass into oblivion like every other moment. Let it go and move on.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you’re awesome!

Ray

Time to Believe Something New?

Happy Friday evening, my friends. We have just completed our first week on Kauai. For the first time ever we are working our jobs from here. It’s something we wanted to try for years. It’s worked out great!

We get up at 3 a.m. Hawaii time and work until 11. Then we have the whole afternoon to play. Finally, we’re off to bed at dark to do it all over again. We’ll do it again next week.

This place always brings insight. I was thinking this afternoon how committed we are to maintaining our ideas about the world even when it’s clear we’ve outgrown them.

Tradition, social pressure, even the habitual gravity of our own thinking van hold us right where we are long after it makes sense.

Even our politics has a derogatory word for someone who changes their mind – flip-flopper. So committed are we to being committed to old paradigms that we punish leaders who evolve in their thinking.

What about you and me? I’m willing to bet there’s at least one area of your life right now that you’re holding on to ideas you no longer hold because it’s easier and safer.

We are evolutionary beings. Have the courage to choose new beliefs. People might not like it. They may feel betrayed, but it serves no one to keep being who you no longer are.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you’re awesome!

Ray

Motivational Quote for Thursday December 9, 2021

Hey, my friends. Happy Thursday!

I coined this quote a few years ago and I refer to it regularly. I find it balances me on both ends of the spectrum.

It reminds me that I can’t achieve everything today. That relieves the stress of unrealistic expectations for any single day. On the side, it reminds me that I’m on a long journey with many milestones, many opportunities to achieve anything I want to achieve. It gives ,e the confidence to know that I have the time and the space and the right to pick things up again tomorrow.

Ben Franklin famously said, “Small strokes fell great oaks.” This quote is that vein. Keep at it whatever goal your chasing. Make a little progress each day and soon you’ll be standing in the winners’ circle.

Wherever you are on your journey today, I believe in you.

Ray

You Can’t Lose

Here’s a different approach to life. What if you chose to believe you can’t lose? What if I told you, you absolutely cannot lose?

You might be skeptical, but look at the affirmation above and consider looking at life by that measure.

There’s no problem, for most people, in seeing the triumph in success. If you ate one of those people who just won’t give yourself credit, stop it. Your as worthy of success and happiness as anyone else walking the planet.

As for seeing success in moments of setback and failure, that’s a little tougher. We may experience pain or entertain a desire to give up and quit.

What if, instead, you saw defeats as lessons only there to make you stronger and wiser and fertilize your next slew of successes?

Take the universe’s note. Learn and apply the lesson learned from the failure and come back better next time.

This is the secret of successful and resilient people. It’s not that they never lose. It’s that they never let their losses beat them.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you are awesome!

Ray

(No) Worry Affirmations

Hey, my friends. Hope you’re having a beautiful week.

Very few human beings escape the worry trap. We worry about money, and about health. We worry about how we look and what other people think of us. We worry about yesterday and tomorrow.

We do it despite the fact we know worry adds nothing productive to the equation. It stresses us out and wastes energy.

These affirmations are written and recorded to help lessen worry and call out its unproductive nature so you can shift your focus away from anxiety and toward productive resolution in your life.

Wishing you a worry-free day!

Ray