Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Inspiration Wall: November 2010

We are Responsible… We Choose

What kind of thoughts will I choose today?

What kind of day do I choose to have today, regardless of circumstance?

What are my options, and why would I choose this particular one?

True knowledge and power is found not in the acquisition of things, diplomas, information or status, but in self mastery—the understanding of self. One of the first steps to self mastery is awareness of choice.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Inspiration Wall: October 2010

It’s Your Move

W. H. Murray wrote the following during one of the first Himalayan expeditions:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts initiative, (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.”

Before we can experience these unforeseen incidents and assistance we must first totally commit to our intention. We must make the first move in faith with gratitude, purpose and action. Commitment means believing in your heart of hearts that you deserve and can create your intention. Commitment is devoting oneself unreservedly, doing whatever it takes without question and doing it with an attitude of gratitude.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Inspiration Wall: September 2010


By definition, to persist is to continue firmly or steadily when faced with opposition; to prevail or endure. Many of us mistakenly relate this to the physical world, interpreting this to mean when we face physical opposition to what we are trying to achieve we must force the issue by trying harder and continuing stubbornly on in the direction we were headed.

This interpretation of persist usually leads to frustration and failure. It is akin to trying to experience water by grasping it in our hand—the harder we squeeze, the more water eludes our attempts. We must work with the laws of water and relax our hand in the water to achieve the experience.

To realize our successes, it is essential we remain flexible, and able to recognize, act upon and change our game plan when the opportunity presents itself. Persistence is not a physical thing. It is mental. Persistence begins in our mind. The physical actions leading to our results are the effects of our persistence or focus of thought in our mind.

To be persistent then, is to hold firmly in our mind that thought which will lead us to our worthy ideal no matter our current circumstance or environment. It is in a relaxed state we hold our thoughts. Knowing that once a thought seed is planted in our subconscious mind it has no choice but to bring it to fruition in our physical world. There is no worry or doubt, for we understand these fears lead to frustration and anxiety, cutting off our supply of good. Persistence of thought and faith, along with praise and gratitude, is what is required.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Take Responsibility

Without exception, all our successes and failures are our own, not another man’s. Our condition is brought on by ourselves not by another. Our weaknesses and our strengths are our own, and are brought about by ourselves, not another. Peace and joy, stress and suffering evolve from within.

As we think so we are. As we continue to think, so we remain. No one can help us unless we are willing to be helped. In the end we are the one who must raise our thought in order to improve our condition. The only person who can alter your condition is you.