Affirmation for Thursday January 20, 2022

Greetings, my friends! I have a heartfelt question for you. Why can’t we have an advanced civilization that holds as its core ethic the well-being, self-determination, and personal development of every single human being on the planet?

Is it that we lack the resources? No. Is it that we lack the intelligence? No. Is it because the best majority of people on this planet aren’t works good hard enough? No.

Is it that we lack the will and the moral courage to make it so? Well, there you have it.

This affirmation states firmly and boldly that I stand with that outcome; not just for me and those close to me but for everyone.

Are you with me?

Put your mind on your side and watch the magic happen!

Ray

Morning Affirmation for Wednesday January 19, 2022

Good morning, my friends. It may not seem like it some days, but it’s true. It’s a gift an honor to be you. You’re not just unique in your family or your circle. You’re unique in all this universe. Pretty darn cool, when you think about it!

All the universe asks in return is that you be you to the best of your ability.

This affirmation reminds you to accept the areas where work remains and accentuate the areas where you excel. It reminds you that opportunities are in front of you, but you must choose to seize them.

More than anything today, I’m here to remind you, in case no one else does, you’re awesome!

Keep putting your mind on your side!

Ray

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