Daily Dose of Inspiration – Prayer is Powerful

PRAYER PRAYER like sleep is also an entrance into the subconscious. When you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret and your Father which is in secret shall reward you openly. Prayer is an illusion of sleep which diminishes the impression of…

Daily Dose of Inspiration – Be Grateful, Say Thank you often

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. – Rabbi Harold Kushner So much has happened in 2016 and it’s not over yet. It’s going to be one of those years when I look…

Daily Dose of Inspiration – Take Action

It’s fun to dream, to think about what you would like to do someday. But that someday part is a real problem. As long as you see your dream as occurring someday, it’s not going to happen for you. Every person who has ever achieved a dream has done so by changing that dream from someday…

Daily Dose of Inspiration – Intention is Everything

It is very important to have crystal clear intentions in everything you do, think or say. These thoughts we have, whether positive or negative, attract to us what we think or speak about most often. For example, if you worry constantly about not having enough money, you are putting energy into thinking about your potential “lack”…

Daily Dose of Inspiration – Discipline your Mind

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – Buddha Disciplining your mind is a process, which empowers your will. The rational or the conscious brain control our mind. The rational brain accepts the thought when it recognizes the real possibility of…

Daily Dose of Inspiration – Smile Often

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Scientist and spiritual teachers alike agree that the simple act can transform you and the world around you. Current research (and common sense) shows us that a smile is contagious. It can make us…

Daily Dose of Inspiration – Be Playful

We can all stand to stop taking ourselves too seriously, at least some of the time. Yes, things in life are serious. At times, maybe a little too serious. But, part of being awake — being 100 percent mindful — is focusing on one thing. Having a playful and curious philosophy toward life offers many benefits. It…

Daily Dose of Inspiration – Imagination > Desires

We’re told imagination is unproductive and a waste of time. We’re told there’s something wrong with doing it or wrong with us if we do it. But, what is imagination, really – or, at least, the way it starts out for us as children? It’s envisioning something we desire, with positive, even delicious, anticipation. Is…

Daily Dose of Inspiration – Be Kind to Yourself First

When the going gets tough, do you get even tougher on yourself? Tearing yourself down with self-criticism or building yourself up with inflated self-esteem are two sure ways to prolong a hard time. Be kind to yourself!! It’s not about judging yourself positively, it’s relating to yourself kindly—whether you’re succeeding or failing. There are three pillars…

Daily Dose of Inspiration – Loving Kindness

Loving-kindness and compassion, allow us to open our hearts fully to the world. Loving-kindness and compassion protect us, and protect others as well. The Buddha taught that these qualities spontaneously bring benefit, just like a wish-fulfilling jewel, and that if our minds are filled with aggression and anger, not only will we be unable to help…