Leave The World Better

Good Monday evening, my friends. A better world; it’s the age-old aspiration of human beings. We want to improve the world and leave something better for our children and grandchildren.

There’s no magic pill that will get us there. It’s the labor of one person multiplied around the planet making this moment, this day, one life a little better.

The fact that it’s challenging must not deter us. We were hired, in a way, to come here to this challenging time and this challenging place to be the difference the world needs.

You might be wondering, “Am I really equipped to take on the daunting tasks of our moment in time?” I assure you. You’re not only capable. You’re uniquely qualified to be the antidote to the negativity that poisons this period of history.

Be bold. Be true to principles that don’t change based on who’s in office or the latest fad. Hold fast to the belief that humanity can have and will have a bright and illustrious future and that you play an irreplaceable role in making it happen.

I believe in you. Meet me halfway and believe in you too!

Ray

I Am Willing to Change Old Beliefs to Get Better Results + 9 More Change Affirmations

Change! It’s among the most inevitable processes we humans deal with in this existence. We can’t stop it, but we can accept it and we can own our power to direct it.

We need not be its victim. We have choices and we have ownership of many if not most of the ways our lives change by the second, by the day, or by the year.

This 5-Minute Video Affirmations video is packed with 10 affirmations that give help you accept change and the ownership role you have for it in your life.

Remember, to be effective, affirmations should be listened to regularly for about three weeks and then periodically afterwards. If change is on your personal development agenda right now, please bookmark this video and listen regularly for a while.

Wherever you are on your journey today, my friend, I believe in you and I know you’re on your way to a beautiful destiny.

Ray

The Failure & Success Parable

Happy weekend, my friends! Success and failure are two words we use describe the quality of the results we achieve in our lives.

We often evaluate ourselves using these words and others do as well. We tend to evaluate our relationships, our finances, our careers, and other aspects of our lives in these stark terms, as if we get a pass or fail grade.

At their worst, these two words can paralyze us. We can become afraid of both failure and success. So, we get stuck or do just enough to keep us in a murky mediocrity that cannot be described with either word.

A few years ago, I wrote a very brief parable about a simple way to release ourselves from the twin fears of failure and success.

I recorded it this evening and posted it to my YouTube channel. I hope you’ll find it useful in moving these two words out of the road that leads to your dreams,

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember to let your kindness start with you.

Ray

Thoughts That Would Transform The World #1

Hey, my friends, happy Sunday! I’m starting a new series of posts on thoughts that would transform the world.

I discovered this tweet this morning by a guy named Aaron Will. It immediately struck me as powerful and a real duh.

Why is our educational system set up to make us workers that give the best hours of our days for the best years of our lives rather than teaching us how become abundant and thrive early in life?

Certainly, we’re not here on this Earth only to labor in someone else’s fields most of our lives for two weeks vacation each year and the hope of a few good years to ourselves at the end.

While it would be nice to see an educational system committed to such lofty and aspirational goals, we can’t afford to wait,

It’s up to us to create the life we seek. It’s up to us to do those things that bring us bliss. It’s up to us create revenue streams that, whether they get us completely out of the work-a-day world or not, set us up to live the life we want and provide us choices.

Let us live our best life beginning today,

Ray

Beyond Ego, Beyond Grievances

Yesterday morning I woke up with this affirmation in my head and immediately wrote it down.

Let’s have a serious conversation about ego and grievances. If you haven’t noticed, these two filters are dominating dialogue on the planet right now. Perhaps the pandemic has magnified them, but they are drowning out more productive mindsets that could be moving us forward.

We all have what we popularly call an ego. It actually has an important role in sustaining us in these forms and ensuring our needs are met.

The ego has an ugly, dogmatic side that holds a rather toxic belief. That belief is that it’s able to ascertain permanent, immutable truths about this infinite multiverse from its narrow perspective.

This massive conceit soon seeps into our religious beliefs, our political stances, and virtually every aspect of our lives.

It has condensed truth, boxed it, and serves it out to the world in a generally self-serving and self-centered narrative. When it encounters other equally valid ways of knowing the world, it doubles down and demands compliance to its view. Worse, it attempts to ensure its moral high ground through demonization of those who disagree. Recognize this in what’s going on in the world today and maybe even sometimes inside of you and me?

It comes out in harsh, non-specific rhetoric that speaks of “us” and “them”; thinking that moves us further from our highest and best aspirations with the firing of every neuron.

We must, as this affirmation suggests, become wiser than our egos. We must have a broader vision and recognize the limits of letting a self-righteous egotism become our way of being?

Grievances are a totally different animal from ego. People have legitimate grievances and those grievances should be adequately addressed. The question becomes what then?

The problem with grievances is they’re contagious and once a mind goes down that path, they rapidly multiply.

A mind stuck in constant grievance is not a mind that can evolve, become enlightened, or contribute to the raising of the planet’s vibration.

A world driven by a popular culture that preaches constant grievance encourages the ego to pick up the grievance’s call to battle and so what the ego does best – selfishly distort the situation.

Soon timeless principles, principles that make human civilization feasible, are sacrificed on the alter of the ego’s momentary demands.

This is not a way forward, individually or collectively. We must find it within us to be wiser than our egos would permit and more principled than simplistic solutions to our grievances allow.

Then we will have a firm foundation upon which to stop the demonization of others, begin their re-humanization, and have minds filled with thoughts capable of moving us forward.

Wherever you are on your journey today, know that I am rooting for you.

Ray