The Power of a Smile and Laughter

Our ability to smile is a wonderful gift; it not only benefits the person producing the smile, but people they encounter as well. Have you ever noticed what happens when you pass a stranger who smiles at you? Most of us smile…

We Are Built For Success

In the early 1970’s my interest in self-help, spirituality, and metaphysics was profoundly influenced by three very inspiring books. The first one, given to me by a dear friend, was The Magic of Believing, by Claude M. Bristol. The second…

We Have the Resources

As human beings we come into this world with all of the necessary means to achieve our dreams. As they say, “If you can conceive it, you can achieve it”. We all have the inner resources to achieve whatever we set out to accomplish. It is…

We Are the Solution

There is an effect known as the Pareto Principle, otherwise known as the 80/20 rule or the law of the vital few. Essentially the Pareto Principle says that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Years ago, when I was doing research…

How Beneficial is Meditation?

Approximately 25 years ago I was diagnosed with hypertension and prescribed a pharmaceutical medication to alleviate my high blood pressure. I took the medication for a short period of time, but did not like doing so, so I searched for a…

Focus on the End Result

Decide what you want (the end result)… be specific. Then trust that it is manifesting as you take inspired action, while maintaining your focus. Employing trust is very powerful; however, when what we want does not manifest in a short…

You Must Not Quit

When things go wrong; as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you…

We Are Not Alone

As we look with our physical eyes it appears that we are alone in the physical world. On the other hand, when we “look” with our feelings, with our heart, we “see” that we are not alone. I heard the following in a movie that I don’t recall…

The Art of Being an Observer

Going through life as a detached observer enables us to distance ourselves from stress and potentially dramatic situations, thus providing an unbiased observation, opening the way to viable solutions when necessary. The art of detached…

Turn It Over to a Higher Power

There is a higher power available to assist us with our problems and aspirations, enabling issues to be resolved and desires manifested, in harmony with the greater good. Trust is a powerful ingredient in this process, assisting us to…

Emotions – A Choice

Some human emotions can be intoxicating and detrimental to our wellbeing. When we are overcome with anger, it may feel good, like being high on a drug, and it can be addictive. On the other hand, our emotions can also be supportive,…

Holding Peace and Love In Our Hearts

As we carry love and peace in our heart, we experience love and peace in our world. The more we maintain a loving, peaceful presence, the more loving, peaceful people and situations we encounter. When we embody these feelings, we emit a…

Making A Difference

“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” ~ The 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Head Monk of the Gelugpa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism…

Challenges Are Opportunities

Every challenge provides an opportunity for growth, and in some cases, a quantum leap. Many of us have a habit of looking at obstacles in life as bad things, and they can be when we look at them that way; on the other hand, when we look at…