Make a Wish!

Hey, my friends, Good Friday to you!

Blogging, by its very nature, is a form of one-way communication. It’s the blogger sharing his or her stream of consciousness with the world on regular basis.

We’ve been through some crazy, challenging, and hopefully enlightening times in 2020 and it’s only half over.

I’d REALLY like to hear from you today. If you had the superpower to grant the world one wish right now, what would it be?

Please share wish for the world in the comments below. As I talk about often on this blog, there is power in putting thoughts and ideas out into the world. In fact, they’re the building blocks of the world. Maybe putting your empowering wish out there will help change the world, if only by the breadth of butterfly flapping its wings.

Please share your deepest with for the world below.

As always, just in case no one else has reminded you today, you’re awesome!

Ray

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10 Wise Things Jesus Said…Without Fine Print

Whether you view Jesus of Nazareth as your personal savior, a great teacher, or an interesting historical figure; there’s little doubt he left behind powerful words that provide a template for the better world we’re all seeking in this moment.

Here are 10 things Jesus said, without qualification or fine print, that we can all use as a basis creating better selves and a better world.

  1. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
  2. Let he among you who is without sin cast the first stone. (Social media would go silent. LOL)
  3. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
  4. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
  5. Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew) (Alternatively from Mark – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
  6. So, in everything, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
  7. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
  8. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
  9. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
  10. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

We see in these sayings words about peace, affirmation, bettering ourselves, and caring about each other.

Jesus spoke many other important and, for many, sacred words. Yet if we took these 10 items alone and built our character upon them and the world’s character upon them; how much better would that world be?

Just sayin’.

In case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE AWESOME!

Ray

Let Love, Compassion, and Peace Decide You

Something will decide you. Let it be love, compassion, and peace.

If you allow the anger and the vitriol to win, you eventually become filled with it.

If you allow “Us” vs. “Them” to triumph, we’ll wind up with an unhappy cinder of a world.

Be open to change. Be open to new ideas. It’s the way of our Universe. Nothing, nothing, stays the same forever. Stopping change is impossible. We can only hope to mold it into something more productive and that helps more people.

A really famous guy counseled to walk a mile in the other person’s shoes today. If you do, I promise, you’ll find a sympathetic figure wanting most of the same things you want. If one mile doesn’t get tou there, walk two. If you’re still angry at the person, you haven’t walked far enough.

The sky is a big place for a narrow mind and a closed heart. Let yours be opened from horizon to horizon. See with new eyes.

Yes, something will decide you. Let it be love, compassion, and peace.

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

Ray

Anger as Fuel

Anger fuels a moment, but it cannot fuel a life. Anger a lot like battery acid. Battery acid can power a car, but it also eventually corrodes everything it contacts.

Everyone, everyone, is entitled to their moments of justified anger. In fact, it’s rather destructive not to let yourself feel those feelings when they’re appropriate.

However, don’t kid yourself. You’re playing with fire in your life if you let anger become you. We live in a universe where like becomes like. A mind and a heart constantly filled with anger soon becomes anger and that corrosion of a life, of a nation, of a world sets in.

At some point, the anger must be converted into a productive energy that can bring real change. A world shifted only by anger simply becomes a new kind of angry world. It cannot help but become it.

If we want justice, we must embody justice. If we want freedom, we must embody freedom. If we want a better life or a better world, we must embody those too.

May peace prevail. May love prevail. May justice prevail. May compassion and empathy prevail.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are AWESOME!

Ray

Here are some affirmations to help us embody the world we want.

  • I AM love in every way I affect the world today.
  • I AM peace in every way I affect the world today.
  • I AM justice in every way I affect the world today.
  • I AM compassion in every way I affect the world today.
  • I AM joy in every way I affect the world today.
  • I AM the change I want to see in my world today.

Justice Affirmations Video

We are living in a world with a lot of injustice and the cost of that injustice is getting more burdensome by the day. The way to a more just society is create a more just populace and that begins with you and me.

These affirmations are aimed at helping you establish justice as a foundational part of your character.

If you listen carefully, you will hear pieces of The Declaration of Independence, The Gettysburg Address, and the I Have a Dream Speech.

Here are the affirmations.

  1. My World is what I make of it and I choose to make it a just place to be.
  2. I stand for justice for all people.
  3. I work for justice for all people.
  4. I demand justice for all people.
  5. I am the embodiment of justice.
  6. I am just in my thoughts.
  7. I am just in my words.
  8. I am just in my actions.
  9. I refuse to let injustice win.

Enjoy. As always, bookmark this recording and listen for 21 – 30 days for best results.

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

Ray