T.S. Eliot Quote on Exploration Leading Us Back to Us

Hello, my friends! Happy Monday! I hope your week’s off to a great start!

The great T.S. Eliot has one of my favorite quotes. It reminds us that however far we travel, we always come back to ourselves. In this YouTube Shorts video, I’ve tried to capture this concept.

Enjoy and I’d love to hear your story. Have you had this experience in your life?

Have a beautiful evening and let’s go get Tuesday!

Ray

How Affirmations Work Their Magic

Good morning, my friends.

People often ask if there’s a secret to using affirmations. “I tried saying affirmations and nothing happened,” they say.

Here’s the simple way get affirmations to work their magic. Well, simple to apply. It still takes repetition and belief.

Everyone have a glorious Sunday!

Ray

6 Ways to Expedite Your Journey to Success + Affirmations

Good Morning, my friends!

Are you a dreamer or entrepreneur or digital nomad following the dictates of your heart? You probably have goals you hope to achieve or dreams you want to experience.

This video offers six practical tips to get there faster, but also to stay empowered along the path. After these, the video ends with five powerful affirmations to keep you on track.

This video also marks the first entirely 4k video on my YouTube channel. I hope you find the video useful. I’d love your feedback either here or on YouTube. As always, a thumbs up and a subscription are greatly appreciated. I’m pushing hard to get my channel monetized.

Also, love to hear ideas on topics you’d like me to cover.

You’re awesome! Thanks for your support of this blog!

Ray

All That We Are is the Result of What We Have Thought

Good evening, my friends.

One of my favorite spiritual texts is the Buddhist Dhammapada. Part Buddhist philosophy and part poetry, this text embodies the very heart of the Buddha’s teaching as it has come down to us.

The first chapter of the text – usually titled The Twin Verses – begins with a powerful verse. As the ancient Pali language does not always translate cleanly into English, there are a number of popular versions of this verse and some dispute among traditional Buddhist and personal development advocates on the Buddha’s meaning in the verse.

The dispute centers around the fact that some translations put the verse in very modern, western-lensed context where the Buddha’s words appear to apply to the individual and their thoughts.

A more classical interpretation, drawn the Buddhist concept of no-self, is that Buddha is speaking of mind in a more general way and saying that all phenomena begins with mind.

As someone who has studied both Buddhism and personal development for more than 30 years, I honestly don’t get the rub. This is a lot of nuance. Here’s my read. Even if the more traditional interpretation is followed, the phenomena created by Mind includes us. As we are here and also purveyors of mind through our thoughts and actions, we are creating our reality through the thoughts in our consciousness.

In this video, I share both traditional and contemporary translations and use the more modern version as a kind of mantra or affirmation reminding us that we are creators of our reality.

Wherever you are, know that you are amazing!

Ray

10 Power Thoughts to Start Any Morning

Hello, my friends!

These 10 inspiring power thoughts are a great way to start any morning or powerful pick-me-up during today.

Set to forest sounds and 4k visuals, these thoughts will empower, inspire, and give you a nice 90-second break from your day.

Have the day you deserve!

Ray