Limitless Beings Trapped in Limited Mindsets

We so often think we are powerless when we are anything but.

True, our forms have limits, but that only reminds us we are here to work together.

Our minds, when rightly focused and purposely freed from conditioning, are connected to the consciousness that beats hearts and spins galaxies.

Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to stop seeing ourselves as this form that lives a few decades, eventually gets sick, and dies; and start identifying our consciousness with the consciousness that underlies all that was, is, and ever will be.

Wherever you are in your journey today, know that you are awesome!

Ray

“Puppy Love” People

Puppies! We love them, but they sure can be rambunctious even destructive at times. They don’t take no for an answer and they take testing your patience to an art form.

Our nine-month-old weimardoodle, Harper, is no exception. She can go from the most cuddly, loving creature on the planet one moment to “devil dog” the next.

She’s a chewer and a scavenger. She’s constantly looking to get something in her mouth and if it gets our attention that much the better. She’s mauled cords, gloves, rolls of toilet paper; anything that presents an opportunity.

A puppy’s antics can annoy and even anger. Yet, five minutes after scolding Harper for something she’s cuddled up next to me and I’m telling her how much I love her.

Our ability to forgive our little friend is quick and endless. Why aren’t we better at treating other humans with so much grace?

If another human negligently destroyed your shoe or rammed into your car, you’d probably be a little miffed maybe for an hour maybe all day. The puppy does it and you’re over it and moving on.

Why don’t we apply “puppy love” to people? What if we granted loved ones and strangers alike the same level of understanding we give a puppy?

There are all kinds of reasons we could give for this differentiated behavior. A puppy’s just a puppy. They can’t help it. That guy who cut me off in traffic is an adult human being on a mission to ruin my morning.

The fact is our reaction – to the puppy and the imbecilic tweet – are both our choice. If we can choose it with the puppy, we can choose it with other human beings.

Try “puppy loving” someone the next time another person upsets you. The world and your day will be a better place.

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

Ray

One Day Better

When we get in our self-judgment mode, it’s easy to beat ourselves up because we’re not the best yet and we don’t have everything figured out.

We mercilessly compare ourselves by someone else’s measuring stick or by the success of people further down our chosen path than we are.

Cut yourself some slack! This affirmation reminds you of the only measure your success and progress today is that you’re a little better than yesterday.

You don’t have to jump tall buildings in a single bound. Simply get and do a little better each day and soon you’ll miles down the road to your dream.

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

Ray

Feed Your Dreams

Feed your dreams. Starve your doubts.
~Ray Davis

I coined this quote about 10 years ago. Since, it’s showed up on t-shirts, quotes sites, and at least one book that I know of.

The quote reflects a choice we have a thousand times a day.

Are we going to go down the dark and negative road of our self-doubt or will we choose to believe in our dreams?

We don’t make this decision just in one big moment. We make it over and over along on our path and each choice slowly turns our trajectory toward our dreams or our doubts.

Which will you choose today?

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

Ray

Write A Life Purpose Statement

Finding your purpose is a big deal, but it’s not as mystical or difficult as it sounds. It simply involves bravely and soberly asking the question, “Why am I here on this planet?”

When you consider this question deeply you find that the standard resolutions we all make, while worthy goals, don’t go to the heart of the matter. “What is my life about?”

One of the best ways to identify your purpose and keep in front of you every day is to write a purpose statement. Make it fun and motivational so that it will inspire you to keep going in tough times. You can share your purpose statement with others or keep it completely private. I’d encourage you to make that decision based on what will keep you the most motivated to pursue your purpose.

Here are some tips for creating your purpose statement.

  • Answers the question, “Why am I here on this planet in this time and this place?”
  • Answers the question, “What do I want to accomplish while I’m here?”
  • Answers the question, “What would I be doing if I was truly following my bliss in life?” (What are your true talents? What do you absolutely love doing? What activities make time pass so fast because you enjoy them so much?)
  • Identifies the activities necessary to transform your purpose into a reality.
  • Written as a positively-worded statement that clearly states your life purpose.
  • Edited until it is clear and you are happy with it. Remember it is not a static document. As your purpose becomes clearer, you can always adjust it.
  • Sets a timeline or milestones for your goal.
  • Keeps you motivated throughout the year. Keep your purpose where you will see it every day. Read it every day. Say it every day. Keep it in front of you even when you don’t feel like it.
  • THINKS BIG. This is your life purpose – your ultimate dream – don’t limit yourself to your limited view of what you think is possible right this moment.
  • Revised as life and your goals change.

Here is a sample life purpose statement.

I know I am here on this Earth to write childrens’ books. I am destined to be a published childrens’ author. My books are going to transform childrens’ literature. To accomplish my purpose, I commit to the following activities that I know I must do reach my goal:

Activity #1
Activity #2
Activity #3
Activity #4

While I accept that there may be obstacles in my path, I choose to see them as opportunities to enhance and refine my purpose. I have waited so long to pursue my dream of being a childrens’ author. I’ve made the excuses and let other things get in the way. I will wait no longer. I resolve here and now to pursue my purpose with all my energy, intelligence, and talents. With every step I take towards my goal, I will celebrate and reward myself.

My goal is to be a published childrens’ author by (date).

With a purpose firmly stated and filling your mind, it won’t be long until you are on your way to living your dream.

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

Ray

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