Easy Does It

Each day we are all faced with challenging situations of one kind or another.  Some days are more difficult than others, but no matter what the situation, we should always try and take life easy.  In other words, you should try and quiet your mind and live in the present moment. “The first step towardsContinue reading “Easy Does It”

Patience is a Virtue

In the age we live, where there is instant-gratification for most things, the effect of having to wait for anything can cause us to become impatient.  Waiting a few seconds for a website to load, can cause us to get upset.  Being behind a slow driver, sends us into a rage.   “Patience is aContinue reading “Patience is a Virtue”

Heart, Head, Body, and Soul

A person who is seeking self-actualization, is someone who tries to focus on their heart, head, body and soul. Integrating and growing these four areas, our emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual selves is a goal for many people. To develop our heart, or emotional selves, we need to develop our ability to work with otherContinue reading “Heart, Head, Body, and Soul”

Unanswered Prayers

As we go through our lives, we are faced with many occasions where we have specific wants and needs.  We desire a particular thing and sometimes even ask God to make it happen. Maybe we want a promotion or a job offer.  During this pandemic and quarantine, we might be asking to help us makeContinue reading “Unanswered Prayers”

Choices

Every day we are faced with choices, some small, some large.  We need to decide on clothes to wear and food to eat. These are small choices.  Then there are the days we have to make the big decisions, the ones that take more effort because they may change our lives forever.   “It doesn’tContinue reading “Choices”

Integrity – Our Moral Compass

According to the dictionary, integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.  Having integrity means following these principles and doing the right thing in all circumstances, even if no one is watching you. It means you are true to yourself.  Integrity is your decision to have a set of values andContinue reading “Integrity – Our Moral Compass”

Silence is Golden

Stop. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Shut out the world around you. Taking time to be engulfed in quietness is all too rare in today’s world. It is by practicing silence, that we can find out who we really are.  Constant noise is a companion to modern life, with television, car radios, cellContinue reading “Silence is Golden”

Compassion

Compassion is to have sympathetic feelings or concerns for the situations or misfortunes of others.  It involves allowing ourselves to be moved by suffering and experiencing the motivation to help alleviate and prevent it. Features of compassion may include patience, kindness, perseverance, and resolve.   “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harderContinue reading “Compassion”

Human Doing or Human Being?

Where do your positive feelings about yourself come from?  Do you connect your self-worth to the opinions of other people? Do you find yourself doing too much to gain the acceptance of others? Just as our score on the playing field or golf course is not your success in the game PLUS your success inContinue reading “Human Doing or Human Being?”

The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhapsContinue reading “The Road Not Taken”