Sonnet XXXI.

Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts, Which I by lacking have supposed dead, And there reigns love and all love's loving parts, And all those friends which I thought buried. How many a holy and obsequious tear Hath dear religious love stol'n from mine eye As interest of the dead, which now appear But things removed that hidden in thee lie! Thou art the grave where buried love doth live, Hung with the trophies of my lovers gone, Who all their parts of me to thee did give; That due of many now is thine alone: Their images I loved I view in thee, And thou, all they, hast all the all of me.

Make this an opportune day!



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Today is an opportunity for trust.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION

Ode to Today
Today, today.
Today is everyday.
Today is all I know.
Today is when I grow.
Today I created from yesterdays' todays.
Today I create tomorrows' today.
Today is an opportunity.
Today I trust.
Today is. I Am.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
So, whad'ja gonna do today? Are you going to LET today
be an opportunity for trust? Are you going to MAKE today
be an opportunity for trust? Either approach works, if it is
appropriate for you. If you are in a Receiving/Accepting
mode, let the opportunities for trust come to you. If you
are in an Acting/Claiming mode, create the opportunities
for trust to occur.

ABOUT OUR NEXT THEME (WHEN TOMORROW IS TODAY)
It is a new month: June. The theme is Joy. When I
originally meditated on this theme in preparation for the
daily writing, I heard the song "Joy to the World" ringing
in my ears. This is not the version sung in Christian
churches at Christmas time, but the delightful 3-Dog Night
version, the one about "joy to the fishes in the deep blue
sea, joy to you and me. Jooooy to the World." During the
first week, we work with Releasing/Cleansing Affirmations.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
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SUCCESS IS DETERMINED ON THE DRAWING BOARD



Your goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan.
One in which you fervently believe,
and upon which you will vigorously act.
There is no other route to success.

Having an intelligent plan is your first step to attaining success.
With a plan, you know where you're going.
You'll know what progress you're making.
And you'll have a pretty good idea of when you can expect to arrive.
Meticulous planning will enable everything you do
to appear spontaneous to other people.

What do you want to achieve or avoid?
The answers to these questions are your objectives.
How do you go about achieving your desired results?
The answer to this will be your strategy.

A good plan permits you to frame your life so that
at some time in the future fact and your dreams will meet.
A good system shortens the road to a goal.



THE DAILY GURU


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The Triple Filter Test



In ancient Greece, scholar and intellectual, Dr. Socrates was reputed to
hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great
philosopher and said,

"Do you know what I just heard about one of your friend?"

"Hold on a minute," Dr. Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything I'd
like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

"Triple filter?" asked the man.

"That's right," Dr. Socrates continued.

"Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a
moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the
triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely
sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and wanted to tell it
to you"

"All right," said Socrates. " So you don't really know if it's true or
not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of goodness. Is what you
are about to tell me about my friend something good?"

"No, on the contrary, it is bad "

"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him,
but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though,
Because there's one filter left: the filter of usefulness. Is what you
want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"

"No, not really." Replied the man.

"Well," concluded Dr. Socrates, if what you want to tell me is neither
true, nor good, and nor even useful to me, why tell it to me at all ."

Unknown author



"The Past In The Present"



"If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you."

-- Louise Hay

Pick one aspect of your life, e.g. your health, your competence, your prosperity or relationships, and think back to when you were a child. What messages about this subject did you hear from adults at that time that are still playing on your subconscious tape recorder? Messages like: "Men can't be trusted." "Money doesn't grow on trees." "You're not smart enough to succeed in business."

How is your world reflecting your beliefs back to you, today?

"There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in."

-- Seth


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Do Your Best And You'll Win



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"Players fifty years ago wanted to win just as much as
players today. Foot soldiers 1,000 years ago wanted to win
the battle as much as combat troops today. The difference
is that everybody worries about it more today because of
the media and the attention they give to the question of
who's winning and who's losing. Those are the wrong
questions. The correct question is: Did I make my best
effort? That's what matters. The rest of it just gets in
the way."
-John Wooden (10 NCAA basketball championships in 12 yrs)

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Today's Empowering Question
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"Is my focus on winning and losing or on doing my best?"

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Today's Fast Session
------------------------------

I expect that most people reading that quote would
disagree with Mr. Wooden initially. Why? Because so many
people play "Lotto," cheat on their spouses, lie on their
resumes, cook the books to make the stock price higher...
all to try to short-cut the system.

John Wooden never talked to his teams about winning...
only about doing their best.

And when you do your best, you often become THE best.
Why? Because hardly anyone else is doing THEIR best.

I noticed that in my business career. I've risen to the
top of four different industries now because I focus on
doing the best job that I can possibly do.

To have one eye over your shoulder worried about things
outside of your control does only one thing... it makes it
impossible for you to do your best. With one eye off the
road, you are going to crash sooner or later. Usually
sooner.

My grandfather used an analogy with me to help me keep my
mind where it should be. Of course I didn't do what he
said to do for a long time, but here's what he told me. He
said that no matter what I am doing, think of myself as on
the top of a ball - balancing. I had to focus only on what
I was doing or I'd fall off the ball. If I took my
attention away from the ball, I was going to fall off.

Throughout this last season in the NBA, I watched all the
team's statistics concerning their wins on "the road,"
games played in the opposing team's home field.

And I thought it was absolutely fascinating that, at the
end of the season, out of 29 professional teams, only 5 had
winning records on the road.

One of the main problems? The opposing fans rooting for
the home team...

Interesting to note that of those same teams, 21 out of 29
had winning records in home games.

So when the game is on the line and that multi-millionaire
superstar is taking a critical shot in the fourth quarter,
chances are better that he'll make it at home but miss it
on the road. Why? Because most of them aren't completely
focusing on their task. Instead of the basket, they're
thinking about the guy in the 4th row.

"Home field advantage" is at play in everyone's lives
every day.

You see, when John Wooden was coaching in college, half of
all their games were "away" games, but there was a period
toward the end of his career where his teams won 88 games
in a row. Nearly 4 full years without losing a single game.

You see, his players weren't thinking about winning -only
of doing their best... every minute. Every play.

They were like machines programmed to do their job. If
they were focusing on their job, the crowd couldn't affect
them.

It sure helps to have a coach like that, but in life, you
usually have to be your own coach. You simply can't rely
on someone else to pump you up when you need it. Because
quite often they'll let you down. You'll want some pep
talk, and the person you call to make you feel better isn't
there, or they aren't in a peppy mood themselves.

Bottom line is, you've got to control your own moods.
That's why I always have some kind of book with great
thoughts near by, why I always have a tape playing in the
car and why I always have a Think Right Now! CD playing
throughout the night.

The world is a giant ball. Turning, turning, turning.

When we don't focus on where we're going, we fall.

The "crowds" are often hostile, but if we just pay
attention to what we can do, to what our little job is and
do it to the best of our ability, quite often we will come
out on top.

Will you win awards right out of the shoot? Probably not.

Will you make a million in a year or two? Not likely.

Will you meet Mr. or Miss Right tonight? Does it really
matter?

A better question is: With a different focus, will you get
better at whatever it is that you're doing? In fact, will
you quickly get better at nearly everything you do?

Absolutely.

Will you feel great about yourself as you are doing your
best?

Yup... IF you pay attention to how you succeeded so you
can repeat it, and IF you aren't worried about someone
else's performance or what anyone says about you.

You see, all of life is a game. Whether you are in front
of crowds or all alone, you will act based on what you are
thinking about - on what you are paying attention to.

Do you think Tiger Woods routinely steps up to the ball
thinking, "I'm going to hook this one. It's going in the
trees."???

Not a chance.

Now, there is a chance it may go in the trees, but that is
not where his focus is. And that is why it usually ends up
right.

Every top performer in every field of endeavor focuses
constantly on what they should be doing right now to get
their desired outcome.

To allow others to control your focus, to lose sight of
your goals for seconds, then minutes, then hours will cause
you to fall down constantly.

Control your focus and you will be in control of your
emotions, your actions and your life.

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super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
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I love you all!!!

Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I'm controlling my moods today
-- The only person who controls my focus is me
-- I'm doing my best today
-- No matter what I'm doing, I'm paying close attention



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The Rules for Being Human


When you were born, you didn't come with an owner's manual; these
guidelines make life work better.

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's the only
thing you are sure to keep for the rest of your life.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal
school called "Life on Planet Earth". Every person or incident is the
Universal Teacher.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of
experimentation. "Failures" are as much a part of the process as
"success."

4. A lesson is repeated until learned. It is presented to you in various
forms until you learn it: then you can go on to the next lesson.

5. If you don't learn easy lessons, they get harder. External problems
are a precise reflection of your internal state. When you clear inner
obstructions, your outside world changes. Pain is how the universe gets
your attention.
6. You will know you've learned a lesson when your actions change. Wisdom
is practice. A little of something is better than a lot of nothing.

7. "There" is no better than "here". When your "there" becomes a "here"
you will simply obtain another "there" that again looks better than
"here."

8. Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something
about another unless it reflects something you love or hate in yourself.

9. Your life is up to you. Life provides the canvas; you do the painting.
Take charge of your life, or someone else will.

10. You always get what you want. Your subconscious rightfully determines
what energies, experiences, and people you attract; therefore, the only
foolproof way to know what you want is to see what you have. There are no
victims, only students.

11. There is no right or wrong, but there are consequences. Moralizing
doesn't help. Judgments only hold the patterns in place. Just do your
best.

12. Your answers lie inside you. Children need guidance from others; as
we mature, we trust our hearts, where the Laws of Spirit are written. You
know more than you have heard or read or been told. All you need to do is
to look, listen, and trust.

13. You will forget all this.

14. You can remember any time you wish.

Unknown author

Make this a whole day!



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I integrate trust into every aspect of my life.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Every means every. Every aspect of your life includes the
places and things and people you think about as well as the
obvious parts, such as career, relationship, health, family,
home. As you give your thoughts -- your attention -- to
other people, places, things, and ideas, you include them in
your life. So it is important that your thoughts be worthy
of your attention.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Is there any little -- or big -- part of your life in which
trust needs to be integrated? You may find that simply
inviting trust to exist in this place is all that is needed.
Perhaps you feel it is more complicated or that something
must happen first. Can you trust yourself to let go of all
the conditions and qualifiers and excuses and complaints
and habits to just trust? I believe in you. I believe you
can JUST TRUST, starting right now. Today. This minute.
Instantly. At once. Immediately. Instantaneously.
Unhesitantly. Tout de suite. Now.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
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"Trust: New Bottom Line"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-trust.html

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Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
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"Be On Vacation - Today!"


“A loser seldom lives in the present, but instead destroys the present by focusing on past memories or future expectations.”

-- Muriel James

I had been feeling really tired, and so I began planning a one- week vacation. I became aware of how desperate I was to leave responsibilities behind and simply do nothing for a while. Fortunately, I quickly realized how insane it is to expect one little week that is months away to meet all my needs for freedom, joy, play and relaxation.

Life is only worth living when we experience the gifts of vacations in delicious moments, day in and day out. Qualities like freedom, play and joy do not depend on external conditions. They can be realized any time, if we open to their presence right now.

I’m happy that I will be going on vacation, AND I’m doing more to look after my needs as they arise each day.

"You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow."

-- Harriet Martineau


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WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN?


=========================

'Love is letting go of fear.'

-Gerald Jampolsky

I have long been fascinated by what motivates people to do what they do (and not do what they don't). In the classic 1940's novel 'What Makes Sammy Run?', a young man named Sammy Glick takes Hollywood by storm, destroying himself and many of the people he runs into in the process. His life is motivated by terror, and while it drives him to success, it also drives him towards an early grave as he runs a race where 'death is the only finish line.'

According to the Course in Miracles every impulse, desire, thought, word or action is motivated by one of two things - either love or fear.

When we think, speak and act from fear, we create more fear in ourselves and in the word; when we think, speak and act from love, we create more love in ourselves and in the word.

To make this distinction a bit more practical, imagine a simple activity that many of us engage in (or think about engaging in) nearly every day - exercise. In and of itself, exercise is a neutral activity. It doesn't seem to care whether or not you do it, although it certainly does appear that your body reacts differently depending on why you do it.

Are you exercising out of fear that if you don't you will be/become fat and slovenly and die unloved in the streets, kept warm only by the rolls of fat surrounding your midriff, or are you exercising because you love how it makes you look and/or how it makes you feel?

It is perfectly possible for two people to go through the exact same exercise routine, one trying to keep away the demons and the other feeding their soul. While the impact on their bodies may be the same, the impact on their overall levels of well-being will be dramatically different.

Does this mean one should never do anything if it comes from fear?

Not to me. But there is no question in my mind that a life lived in service of fear is nowhere near as rewarding as a life lived in the service of love.

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Today's Experiment:
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1. Do a few push-ups or sit-ups as if your life depended on it. When you've caught your breath :-), do a few more as an act of love for your body and well-being.

2. As you go through your day today, be especially aware of what is motivating your thoughts, words and actions. When is it love, and when is it fear? (If you're not sure, try out an even simpler distinction from the author Ray Dodd - is it fear or 'not-fear'?)

3. If you notice your speech and actions are coming from fear, consider holding back until you can move forward with love, or at least with 'not-fear'.

Bonus Tip:
Be kind to yourself! Notice whether you would be doing today's experiment out of a sense of fear of what will happen if you don't or a natural enthusiasm for what might happen if you do...

Have fun, learn heaps and stop running so hard (unless of course you really, really love it!)

With love,
michael

Bring Out The Best


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Today's Empowering Quote
------------------------------

"For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall
prepare himself to the battle?"
-I Corinthians 14:8

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Today's Empowering Question
------------------------------

"Do I expect of myself all that I am capable?"

------------------------------
Today's Fast Session
------------------------------

Harvard University researcher, Robert Rosenthal, did a
study on a number of elementary school teachers. He went
to the schools and informed the teachers that he was going
to give their students a test that would identify academic
potential...

But the test was a hoax.

Instead, he chose the students randomly and told the
teachers that the students he identified were brilliant...
that they were geniuses. These students would definitely
excel, he told the teachers, if they were given support and
guidance.

By the end of the school year, the majority of those
students had improved their IQ scores and their grades had
improved dramatically...

And some of those students happened to have been some of
the worst students up until that point. These teachers
were given no special training. All they knew was that
they had some "stars" among them.

Rosenthal performed the same tests with college
professors, and the results were just as dramatic.

This is known as the Pygmalion effect, so named after a
story in Greek mythology. The Pygmalion effect is real.
It's working every day, every minute... either for us or
against us.

So here is the situation...

Here you are, with your career and your family and all the
other things that make up your life. And you may excel in
one or more areas. Maybe you're even the head of a large
organization. But it doesn't matter if you're on the
bottom or the top. This incredible force called negative
expectation is no doubt working against you in some form in
one or many areas of your life.

How?

Your past scripting, or past experience, has "taught" you
that people you know are going to perform in expected ways.
When you meet people, you'll place your imagined level of
expectation on them based on their appearance, their
vocabulary, what you've heard about them, their education
level, their tone of voice... could be any number of things.

In an inordinate number of cases, the people in our lives
will perform exactly as we expect them to... because we
treat them how we see them.

You need to raise your expectations of the people you meet
and know. Expect people to follow through. Expect them to
excel. All people. Treat them in ways that show what you
expect. Tell your "team" members that you think they're
champions, that they can succeed, that you're committed to
them and to their growth...and your own.

Ever hear of Marva Collins, arguably the greatest teacher
in history? She treats ALL her students as if they could
become the President some day.

After becoming disillusioned with the Chicago public
school system she taught in for 14 years, she started her
own school in her own home. Since then, she has taken kids
labeled retarded and un-teachable. She's provided them
with love, compassion and understanding. She has a firm
belief that each student will learn. She absolutely will
not let them fail. Failing is not an option.

What she has achieved is miraculous.

To learn more about Marva Collins, you can read her books.
A movie about her life was made, starring Cicely Tyson.
Her web site is http://www.marvacollins.com.

While we're helping bring out the best in others, what
about you?

Don't think I forgot about you. This is really about you.
You can't bring out the best in anybody if you don't even
believe in YOUR own abilities. Take the empowering beliefs
at the bottom of this letter. Read them every day with
conviction and belief that you are the person you're
affirming to be.

Expect more from yourself than mediocrity. Expect
greatness.

And just as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, you'll
become that person. You'll persuade yourself to want to be
even more. And in the process, you'll have what you truly
want in this life, no matter what it is you desire.

After all, how do you think great teachers, mentors and
coaches bring out the best in others?

They encourage, inspire, push, cheer lead, teach and love.
Through the repetitive daily reading of the most empowering
beliefs, you'll become your own best success coach.

And it's only then that you can begin to reach out and
teach what you know... and change the world.

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I expect excellence of myself and those around me
-- I am a great coach and cheerleader to myself and others
-- People like to be around me because I bring out the best
in them
-- I let go of all doubts about my own abilities
-- My abilities are growing stronger today
-- I expect to win



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Sonnet XXX.

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste: Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow, For precious friends hid in death's dateless night, And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe, And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight: Then can I grieve at grievances foregone, And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan, Which I new pay as if not paid before. But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored and sorrows end.

Make this an affirmative day!



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Yes to Trust!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Yes, this is a time of integrating trust. Yes, this is a
time of embodying trust. In an article that is online at my
Web site ("Strategies for the Highest Good"), I include the
following as one of the strategies: "Know that the Universe
has only one response: it is yes. When you say, "I hate
that," the Universe says "yes" by providing experiences of
hatred because hatred has your attention. When you say "I
love that," the Universe responds with experiences of love
because love has your attention. The beliefs and thoughts
you hold have an energy that travels; that same energy
travels back to you, magnified."

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
To what do you desire to say "yes"? Is it trust? Is it
deep trust? Is it trust in a particular thing or idea? Is
it trust in yourself? Is it trust in the Universe? As you
focus firmly on your vision of trust, be certain that you
use this powerful concept expressed in this affirmation to
produce the experiences you truly desire. YES is a powerful
fuel that activates conditions and experiences.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Strategies for the Highest Good"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-strategies.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

SUCCESS IS THE RESULT OF WELL DIRECTED ENERGY



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The first rule of success, and one that supersedes all others,
is to have energy.

It's important to know how to concentrate it.
You must focus your energy on important matters
instead of frittering it away on meaningless things.

Nothing will add more power to your life
than concentrating all of your energy on a limited set of goals.
You must focus the full power of all you are
on what you have a burning desire to achieve, if you truly want success.

Gather in your resources,
rally all of your faculties, marshall all of your energy,
focus all of your capacities upon attaining your objective.
You must be single minded,
and drive for the things you have decided upon.

The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.



THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

The Rose



John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform,
and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central
Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he
didn't, the girl with the rose.

His interest in her had begun thirteen months before in a Florida
library. Taking a book off the shelf he found himself intrigued, not with
the words of the book, but with the notes penciled in the margin. The
soft handwriting reflected a thoughtful soul and insightful mind. In the
front of the book, he discovered the previous owner's name, Miss Hollis
Maynell. With time and effort he located her address.

She lived in New York City. He wrote her a letter introducing himself and
inviting her to correspond. The next day he was shipped overseas for
service in World War II. During the next year and one month the two grew
to know each other through the mail. Each letter was a seed falling on a
fertile heart. A romance was budding. Blanchard requested a photograph,
but she refused. She felt that if he really cared, it wouldn't matter
what she looked like. When the day finally came for him to return from
Europe, they scheduled their first meeting - 7:00 PM at the Grand Central
Station in New York. "You'll recognize me," she wrote, "by the red rose
I'll be wearing on my lapel." So at 7:00 he was in the station looking
for a girl whose heart he loved, but whose face he'd never seen. I'll let
Mr. Blanchard tell you what happened:

A young woman was coming toward me, her figure long and slim. Her blonde
hair lay back in curls from her delicate ears; her eyes were blue as
flowers. Her lips and chin had a gentle firmness, and in her pale green
suit she was like springtime come alive. I started toward her, entirely
forgetting to notice that she was not wearing a rose. As I moved, a
small, provocative smile curved her lips. "Going my way, sailor?" sh e
murmured. Almost uncontrollably I made one step closer to her, and then I
saw Hollis Maynell. She was standing almost directly behind the girl. A
woman well past 40, she had graying hair tucked under a worn hat. She was
more than plump, her thick-ankled feet thrust into low-heeled shoes. The
girl in the green suit was walking quickly away. I felt as though I was
split in two, so keen was my desire to follow her, and yet so deep was my
longing for the woman whose spirit had truly companioned me and upheld my
own. And there she stood. Her pale, plump face was gentle and sensible,
her gray eyes had a warm and kindly twinkle.

I did not hesitate. My fingers gripped the small worn blue leather copy
of the book that was to identify me to her. This would not be love, but
it would be something precious, something perhaps even better than love,
a friendship for which I had been and must ever be grateful. I squared my
shoulders and saluted and held out the book to the woman , even though
while I spoke I felt choked by the bitterness of my disappointment. "I'm
Lieutenant John Blanchard, and you must be Miss Maynell. I am so glad you
could meet me; may I take you to dinner?" The woman's face broadened into
a tolerant smile. "I don't know what this is about, son," she answered,
"but the young lady in the green suit who just went by, she begged me to
wear this rose on my coat. And she said if you were to ask me out to
dinner, I should go and tell you that she is waiting for you in the big
restaurant across the street. She said it was some kind of test!"

It's not difficult to understand and admire Miss Maynell's wisdom. The
true nature of a heart is seen in its response to the unattractive.

Unknown author


"Big Mind, Little Mind"



"It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated."

-- Sri Ramakrishna

Zen distinguishes big mind from small mind. Big mind identifies with its process, is impersonal and participates universally. Big mind is unlimited possibilities, deeper understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, insight, connectedness, attention.

Small mind is self centred and focuses only on itself. It is compulsive, limited, reactive and mechanical. Small mind feeds on itself -- fear reacts to fear, judgment reacts to judgment, anger sparks more anger.

Always seek higher perspectives and you will in time find freedom.

"If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will see only his pockets."

-- Hari Dass

"Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open."

-- Lord Thomas Dewar


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How to Experience Enlightenment Now!

"We crazy spiritual seekers...spending our lives trying to awaken,
instead of resting in the awakening that is already here now and
always." ~Kathleen McCarthy

The first thing you want to do, is to stop doing whatever you are
doing, thinking, and trying to achieve in your life right now. Just
trust this experience, and let go of ALL your intense inner efforting
for the rest of today. Just for today, relax into your body and
realize in your heart of hearts that you are an Infinite Being and
will never die. Allow for this one simple truth to be found in each
experience today and a dynamic shift in your consciousness will
occur.

Secondly, know that each experience you have in life is the "right"
experience. Every lesson you are here to learn is being provided to
you through each life experience. Remember, nothing is by chance. The
Universe is constantly giving you all the consciousness you need to
embrace each experience and each experience is designed to awaken,
enlighten and empower you. When your interpretation of each
experience includes the knowing that there IS a divine energy who
loves and accepts you just as you are, you can never have a "bad"
experience. The Universe is an infinitely intelligent and conscious
energy which is always supporting you to awaken into your greatest
potentiality.

If a certain problem or issue keeps arising in you and will not go
away, sit with it. Face it directly and ask yourself, "What is the
exact issue I would like more clarity and understanding about?" Write
it down and voice it out loud. Find out what this issue sound like
and talk with this "other" voice inside you who is creating this
issue. Listen. Pay attention to the mental chatter happening in your
head. It is pointing you towards the divine answer. Follow it with
curiosity and let it show you the way through. Each issue in your
life repeats itself because it is unlearned and ignored. Once you pay
attention to the wake up call by realizing the infinite being you
really are, your problems will dissolve immediately.

Our issues are like particles of sand in between our toes. Depending
how we walk they either grind at us or massage our feet. Your
problems are always your greatest spiritual teachers in disguise.
Explore each of them with a childlike curiosity and they will reveal
themselves as the brilliant messengers that they are. You have a
greater wisdom inside you that simply needs a bit of nurturing and
compassion. If you feel stuck and cannot see what your
issues/problems are, simply practice being grateful for whatever is
in your life right now and enjoy it!

"In a single moment, in one stroke, you can become enlightened. It is
not a gradual process, because enlightenment is not something that
you have to invent. It is something that you have to discover. It is
already there. It is not something that you have to manufacture. If
you have to manufacture it, of course, it will take time; but it is
already there. Close your eyes and see it there. Be silent and have a
taste of it. Your very nature is what I call enlightenment.
Enlightenment is not something alien, outside you. It is not
somewhere else in time and space. It is you, your very core." ~Osho

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Make this a truthful day!



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I act with purposeful awareness of trust. I show up and
speak my truth.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
For most people, "truth" is likely to be on their list of
top ten values. Yet, so often, people do not speak their
truth. So often, they do not even show up! You can hold
the idea of the importance of truth, yet sometimes find it
difficult to act from that idea. You might have past
associations of "telling the truth" as tattling or informing
authorities about your siblings or peers. Or "telling the
truth" may be associated with a punishment that followed the
act of telling or not telling the truth. Trust and truth
are closely related -- you can be purposefully aware of both
as you act.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Identify something that you have difficulty telling your
truth about. This might be a very private exercise -- no
one has to know about it but you. Tell your truth to
yourself and trust yourself to know when it is the
appropriate time to show up and speak your truth to others
involved. Be courageous and wise. Above all else, trust
yourself.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"Resonating with the Light with Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/resonating-with-light.html

ABOUT THE NEXT TYPE OF AFFIRMATIONS
This is the last of the Acting/Claiming Affirmations this
month. During the next three days, we focus on
integrating and embodying trust and the affirmations that
we have worked with throughout the month. This is a
good day to re-visit your over-arching intention that I
suggested you establish at the beginning of the month
or, if you joined during the month, when you joined.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
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FEAR IS CONQUERED BY ACTION


samurai2

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
When you dare to face the things that scare you,
you open the door to freedom and success.

Most of your obstacles would melt away if,
instead of cowering before them
or procrastinating about dealing with them,
you would make up your mind to walk boldly through them.

Don't be afraid to take the steps you need to take
to make those positive changes in your life.
To fight your fears, you must act.
Your fears increase when you wait, put off, or postpone.
If you understood your situation enough,
you would never be afraid.

The attainment of your dreams is but a determined action away.
Successful people take action.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

The Ripple Effect



The Master was walking through the fields one day when a young man, a
troubled look upon his face, approached him.

"On such a beautiful day, it must be difficult to stay so serious," the
Master said.

"Is it? I hadn't noticed," the young man said, turning to look around and
notice his surroundings. His eyes scanned the landscape, but nothing
seemed to register; his mind elsewhere. Watching intently, the Master
continued to walk.

"Join me if you like." The Master walked to the edge of a still pond,
framed by sycamore trees, their leaves golden orange and about to fall.

"Please sit down," the Master invited, patting the ground next to him.
Looking carefully before sitting, the young man brushed the ground to
clear a space for himself.

"Now, find a small stone, please," the Master instructed.

"What?"

"A stone. Please find a small stone and throw it in the pond."

Searching around him, the young man grabbed a pebble and threw it as far
as he could.

"Tell me what you see," the Master instructed.

Straining his eyes to not miss a single detail, the man looked at the
water's surface.

"I see ripples."

"Where did the ripples come from?"

"From the pebble I threw in the pond, Master."

"Please reach your hand into the water and stop the ripples," the Master
asked.

Not understanding, the young man stuck his hand in the water as a ripple
neared, only to cause more ripples. The young man was now completely
baffled. Where was this going? Had he made a mistake in seeking out the
Master? After all he was not a student, perhaps he could not be helped?
Puzzled, the young man waited.

"Were you able to stop the ripples with your hands?" the Master asked.

"No, of course not."

"Could you have stopped the ripples, then?"

"No, Master. I told you I only caused more ripples."

"What if you had stopped the pebble from entering the water to begin
with?" The Master smiled such a beautiful smile; the young man could not
be upset.

"Next time you are unhappy with your life, catch the stone before it hits
the water. Do not spend time trying to undo what you have done. Rather,
change what you are going to do before you do it." The Master looked
kindly upon the young man.

"But Master, how will I know what I am going to do before I do it?"

"Take the responsibility for living your own life. If you're working with
a doctor to treat an illness, then ask the doctor to help you understand
what caused the illness. Do not just treat the ripples. Keep asking
questions." The young man stopped, his mind reeling.

"But I came to you to ask you for answers. Are you saying that I know the
answers?"

"You may not know the answers right now, but if you ask the right
questions, then you shall discover the answers."

"But what are the right questions, Master?"

"There are no wrong questions, only unasked ones. We must ask, for
without asking, we cannot receive answers. But it is your responsibility
to ask. No one else can do that for you."

Unknown author




"Struggling With A Decision?"



"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."

-- Dale Carnegie

My anxiety level spiked the other day as I wrestled with whether to choose option A or option B. I was so afraid of making the wrong choice!

And then I remembered, with deep gratitude, Susan Jeffers’ sage advice: There are no wrong decisions! Whatever we might choose in life will bring valuable experiences if we are open to receive them.

“Lighten up! Whatever happens as a result of your decision, you’ll handle it!”

-- Susan Jeffers


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Have You Smelled Any Roses Today?

Rose
Read today's Fast Session and follow the suggestions.
Remember, nothing works until you do.


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Today's Empowering Quote
------------------------------

"When we learn to give thanks, we are learning to
concentrate not on the bad things, but on the good things."
-Amy Vanderbilt

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Today's Empowering Question
------------------------------

"What are five things I'm most grateful for today? Ten?"

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Today's Fast Session
------------------------------


It's so easy and it seems pretty natural, when things
aren't going right, to get angry and frustrated. It's
common for people to shake their fists at the sky and say,
"Why me?!"

At these times, what's needed is a little perspective.

For me, right now (Oct. 2000), it's downright painful to
even sit here and type, due to these disks in my neck that
may or may not be part of me for much longer. There are so
many 'What ifs?' that it's a bit daunting. What if I do
nothing? What is reasonable to expect from therapy?
Surgery? What about mobility afterwards? How about
sports? Ever again? Precautions? Pain? Oh, the pain!
Paralysis? Loss of use of a limb? Gosh, I'm only 38!!
This wasn't in the plan!

And that's just what a lot of people do until they're
'paralyzed' with anxiety.

There is another way...

The desire must be to feel better mentally when it's not
possible physically or when outer circumstances aren't
likely to change soon. Isn't that right? I mean, you'd
like to at least 'feel better' in your thoughts, right? It
IS possible.

So I literally can't think of a better thing to do than to
put forth every ounce of effort into gaining a perspective
on things that will bring peace of mind.

Haven't we all known or heard of someone who has
experienced devastating circumstances, including radical
deterioration to their health, yet they 'managed' to stay
'positive?' They must be out of their right minds, huh?
But the truth is that there are literally millions of
people right now whose daily struggles make our own seem
like a grain of sand in our shoe.

It's all about perspective...

Remember, things could be worse, right? You could be gone
already. The pain could be triple. The loss could be
total and permanent. The embarrassment could be worse...
somehow. The scars could be worse. You could live in a
refugee camp. You could be starving.

Remember, if you were born in a country with tremendous
freedoms, you've got it a whole lot better than BILLIONS of
others. Do you shiver in your sleep? Do you wonder where
your next meal is coming from?

To go on with grace and a calming peace, I only need to
think about all the things that ARE good... in comparison
to what they could be... compared to what so many others
are experiencing this very moment... compared to where I've
been.

Take a minute or two or ten and write down a short list
that you can pop in your wallet, pocket or purse. Put on
it all the things you can think of that are good compared
to what things used to be like. What's good compared to
what others face? How's your country? Your neighborhood?
Your schools? Your friends? Has anyone shoved a gun in
your face in the last 24 hours?

No matter what can happen to you, keep in mind that it
could be worse. Also, remember that you are bigger than
any of it. You can go on with dignity and overcome all of
it. One peaceful, smiling, serene and grateful minute at a
time.

And there are plenty of role models who've experienced it
all before you have, all around you to help you do it.

Isn't that rather comforting?

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super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
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Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I can overcome anything no matter what it is
-- I have the power to put things in the right perspective
-- I live with tremendous peace of mind
-- I accept all that happens to me with grace and calm
-- I am a clear thinker
-- People look to me for guidance and inspiration



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What Are Mine Doing To Me?



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Today's Empowering Quote
------------------------------


"'Why' and 'How' are words so important that
they cannot be too often used."
--Napoleon Bonaparte

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Today's Empowering Question
------------------------------

"Are my internal questions helping me or hurting me?"

------------------------------
Today's Fast Session
------------------------------

Two main activities our minds engage in consciously are
affirming and questioning.

The problem is, most people use questions to make
themselves feel guilty, depressed, get angry, and many
other unsupportive emotions, limiting what they'd be
willing to DO at any moment.

When you feel lousy, not confident, ugly, stupid, foggy,
it's hard to get your best from yourself. And questioning,
one of the primary activities of your mind, plays a big
role in how you feel every minute of every day.

Here's an example:

The mind's question: "Why am I so fat?"
The mind's answer: "Because you eat too much. You feel
like you are worthless and since that's the way it is, any
attempt you engage in to lose w'eight, I (your subconscious)
will thwart. You are not worth all the trouble of becoming
thin. Why not just relax here on the couch, grab that
terrific tasting chip dip you just bought and finish it?"

Isn't that pretty typical of some of the internal dialogs
you have with yourself on a regular basis? Be honest.

With the use of anti-depres'sants on the rise, it must be
a pretty common practice.

<Notice> If your questions & goals are unreasonable,
you'll get answers that will keep you from reaching those
goals. If you ask how you can lose 25 lbs. in a week,
you'll get answers like starve myself, live on the
treadmill, etc. And when you try to implement those
answers, you'll get discouraged and tell everyone that no
matter what you do you can't seem to lose the weight... or
quit sm'oking, or go out in crowds, or whatever your silly
dream was.

And you'll become a person that stops trying certain
things. You could be great at some things, but in those
other areas of life where your questions stink - forget it.

Questioning can just as easily work for you in the
positive direction.

Example: What can I do to drop 25 lbs. within 4-6 months?
(Challenging, but very possible)

Your mind comes up with good answers to good questions.
You could read food labels, join a health club, get a
walking buddy or workout partner, buy some home exercise
equipment (AND use it), get a good low-fat cookbook, stop
eating fast food, like myself more, etc.

You don't have to implement all this at once. Do a few
things. Succeed, then add a few more. Soon, you have a
whole new set of habits. Your confidence will be higher.
And you'll be on your way.

All because you used your mind to ask empowering questions
instead of ones that only make you feel like a worthless
failure. I know. I did that for over twenty years, and my
life was a complete and utter chaotic mess.

Disempowering questions sound like this:

Why does this always happen to me?
When will I ever learn?
Why do I even bother?
If I don't study now, what's the worst that could happen?
Why can't someone else do this?
What is wrong with me?

Questions like these will chop you down in an instant and
you'll never know why you can't achieve even the most
simple goals...

And you'll continue to blame everyone but yourself for
your failures.

Not you though, because you know better.

=======================================
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super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I'm asking empowering questions throughout today
-- My questions make me feel strong and happy to be me
-- I ask great questions and get empowering answers
-- People are in awe by my ability to come up with solutions



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Make this a conscious day!



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I let every act be an act of trust.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
The name you give something can greatly impact how you
relate to that thing. Call it "fearsome" and you tend to be
afraid. Call it "beautiful" and you tend to see beauty.
Call it "trusting" and you tend to trust. Of course, the
thing is more than the name you give it -- you do not want
to confuse yourself by thinking the thing and its name are
synonymous. Today, allow all your actions to be named
"trust" while at the same time, dip into the consciousness
of trust. If every step is a step of trust, then your steps
move you from trust to trust and away from non-trust and
distrust.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
If you have a specific action that today or tomorrow calls
you to trust deeply, take a moment to be with that act in
consciousness. That is, be with the idea of the action --
both before and while acting. Touch the essence of the
action, taste the feelings of the action. Let the act itself
be an opportunity for trust to flow through you: be with
the idea of trust, touch the essence of trust, and taste
the feelings of trust. Act and trust. Trust and act.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Resonating with the Light with Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/resonating-with-light.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

The Three Little Trees



Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what
they wanted to become when they grew up.

The first little tree looked up at the stars and said: "I want to hold
treasure. I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious stones.
I'll be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world!"

The second little tree looked out at the small stream trickling by on
it's way to the ocean. "I want to be traveling mighty waters and carrying
powerful kings. I'll be the strongest ship in the world!"

The third little tree looked down into the valley below where busy men
and women worked in a busy town. "I don't want to leave the mountain top
at all. I want to grow so tall that when people stop to look at me,
they'll raise their eyes to heaven and think of God. I will be the
tallest tree in the world."

Years passed. The rain came, the sun shone, and the little trees grew
tall. One day t hree woodcutters climbed the mountain.

The first woodcutter looked at the first tree and said, "This tree is
beautiful. It is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining axe, the
first tree fell. "Now I shall be made into a beautiful chest, I shall
hold wonderful treasure!" The first tree said.

The second woodcutter looked at the second tree and said, "This tree is
strong. It is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining axe, the
second tree fell. "Now I shall sail mighty waters!" thought the second
tree. "I shall be a strong ship for mighty kings!"

The third tree felt her heart sink when the last woodcutter looked her
way. She stood straight and tall and pointed bravely to heaven. But the
woodcutter never even looked up. "Any kind of tree will do for me. "He
muttered. With a swoop of his shining axe, the third tree fell.

The first tree rejoiced when the woodcutter brought her to a carpenter's
shop. But the carpenter fashioned the tree into a feedbox for animals.
The once beautiful tree was not covered with gold, nor with treasure. She
was coated with sawdust and filled with hay for hungry farm animals.

The second tree smiled when the woodcutter took her to a shipyard, but no
mighty sailing ship was made that day. Instead the once strong tree was
hammered and sawed into a simple fishing boat. She was too small and too
weak to sail to an ocean, or even a river; instead she was taken to a
little lake.

The third tree was confused when the woodcutter cut her into strong beams
and left her in a lumberyard. "What happened?" The once tall tree
wondered. "All I ever wanted was to stay on the mountain top and point to
God."

Many many days and night passed. The three trees nearly forgot their
dreams. But one night, golden starlight poured over the first tree as a
young woman placed her newborn baby in th e feedbox. "I wish I could make
a cradle for him," her husband whispered. The mother squeezed his hand
and smiled as the starlight shone on the smooth and the sturdy wood."
This manger is beautiful," she said. And suddenly the first tree knew he
was holding the greatest treasure in the world.

One evening a tired traveler and his friends crowded into the old fishing
boat. The traveler fell asleep as the second tree quietly sailed out into
the lake. Soon a thundering and thrashing storm arose. The little tree
shuddered. She knew she did not have the strength to carry so many
passengers safely through with the wind and the rain. The tired man
awakened. He stood up, stretched out his hand, and said, "Peace." The
storm stopped as quickly as it had begun. Suddenly the second tree knew
he was carrying the king of heaven and earth.

One Friday morning, the third tree was startled when her beams were
yanked from the forgotten woodpile. She flinched as she was carried
through an angry jeering crowd. She shuddered when soldiers nailed a
man's hands to her. She felt ugly and harsh and cruel. But on Sunday
morning, when the sun rose and the earth tremble with joy beneath her,
the third tree knew that God's love had changed everything. It had made
the third tree strong. And every time people thought of the third tree,
they would think of God. That was better than being the tallest tree in
the world.

So next time you feel down because you didn't get what you want, just sit
tight and be happy because God is thinking of something better to give
you.

Unknown author

YOU GAIN STRENGTH OVERCOMING OBSTACLES




Sooner or later you'll encounter a crisis in your life,
and how you meet it will determine
your future happiness and success.
Since the beginning of time,
everyone has been called upon to meet such a crisis.

Close scrutiny will show you that most "crisis situations"
are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are.
Indeed, most changes in your life will be due
to either "inspiration" or "desperation."

Whatever comes your way, give it meaning
and transform it into something of value.
Personal growth is the process of responding positively to change.

A precious stone cannot be polished without friction,
nor humanity perfected without trials.



THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

The face in the mirror



"Our inability to see beauty doesn’t suggest in the slightest that beauty is not there. Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with broad enough perspective to see the beauty."

-- Rabbi Harold Kushner

Who are you? You can gaze at your reflection in a mirror but you’re not likely to see your true likeness. You are beautiful, unique, perfect. Do you see that?

The world needs you to see how whole and complete you are -- now. Can you begin to own your divinity? The world needs you to know who you really are so you can be the mirror for others.

"The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing."

-- John Muir


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Sonnet XXIX.

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries And look upon myself and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd, Desiring this man's art and that man's scope, With what I most enjoy contented least; Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising, Haply I think on thee, and then my state, Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate; For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

"Commitments To Serve"



“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with …knowing we are of genuine use to others.”

-- Eknath Easwaran

Holding an intention to be in service shapes our overall attitude towards life in many ways. For example, it brings a greater sensitivity and awareness of others, a commitment to harmlessness, a willingness to put others’ needs before our own and a desire to be in harmony with all.

An attitude of service also involves a willingness to be served when we truly need support.

"… there is no such thing as just existing. Everything is in service to everything else. Existence is giving and receiving. A stone gives and receives no less than a saint."

-- Jacob Needleman


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Make this an expansive day!



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I draw a circle of trust to establish my world.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Each time you intentionally draw a circle of trust or love
or peace, you expand its light. This circle is more than a
line drawn in the sand, although such a line can represent
this circle for you. The circle of trust is, perhaps, more
appropriately called a "sphere of trust" for it is multi-
dimensional. Once established, its energy grows and grows.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Have you ever experienced broken trust? That is, you
believed that you had a relationship with someone or with a
group and then.... well, something happened. It does not
really matter the facts here, so try not to get hooked on
who did what to whom when and where. And DEFINITELY
do not ask WHY! Just invite the situation or person(s)
into your circle of trust. Or, if you prefer, draw a circle
of trust around the person or persons and, of course, draw
your own circle around yourself and/or your family and/or
your business. Envision ALL circles of trust expanding.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Trust: New Bottom Line"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-trust.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
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The Water Bearer



A water bearer had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole which
he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while
the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walk from the stream to the master's house, the
cracked pot always arrived only half full. For two years this went on
daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water
to his master's house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its
accomplishments, fulfilled in the design for which it was made. But the
poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that
it was unable to accomplish what it had been made to do.

After two years of enduring this bitter shame, the pot spoke to the water
bearer one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself and I apologize to
you." "Why?" asked the bearer. "What are you ashamed of?" "I have been
able, f or these past two years, to deliver only half my load because
this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your
master's house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and
you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot said.

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his
compassion he said, "As we return to the master's house, I want you to
notice the beautiful flowers along the path." Indeed, as they went up the
hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful
wild flowers on the side of the path, and was cheered somewhat. But at
the end of the trail, it still felt the old shame because it had leaked
out half its load, and so again the pot apologized to the bearer for its
failure.

The bearer said to the pot, "Did you not notice that there were flowers
only on your side of the path, and not on the other pot's side? That's
because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it.
I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while
we've walked back from the stream, you've watered them. For two years I
have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master's
table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this
beauty to grace his house."

Each of us has flaws. We're all cracked pots. But if we will allow Him,
the Lord will use our flaws to grace His Father's table. In God's great
economy, nothing goes to waste. Don't be afraid of your flaws.
Acknowledge them, and you, too, can bring something beautiful to the
Father.

Unknown author


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YOUR LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT




The golden opportunity you are seeking lies within you.
It's not in your environment.
It's not in luck or chance,
or in the help of others.
It's all in you.

There are opportunities all around you.
If the door of opportunity appears closed,
you must knock on it,
and keep on knocking on it until it opens.

You must become an opener of doors.
You can develop your opportunities
by applying persistence to your possibilities.

Success doesn't come to you.
You must take action to be successful.

THE DAILY GURU


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You Can Control Your Habits



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"We're worn into grooves by Time--by our habits. In the
end,these grooves are going to show whether we've been
second rate or champions, each in his way in dispatching the
affairs of every day. By choosing our habits, we determine
the grooves into which Time will wear us; and these are
grooves that enrich our lives and make for ease of mind,
peace, happiness--achievement."
-Frank B. Gilberth

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What thoughts do I have that continuously drive me into
taking the actions that keep me down?"

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Today's Fast Session
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You can't possibly make a positive change in your life if
you don't know how it is that you make the mistakes in the
first place--the habits that confine you to making the same
mistakes over and over.

...And over.

I can appreciate how frustrating it is to be imprisoned to
running the same old patterns--only to get the same rotten
results. I was a living, breathing example of the power of
bad habits.

No one type of person is immune to the power of habits.
The other day I was reading about some of the tightwad
habits of a few famous, and wealthy, people...

For example, Clarke Gable used to argue regularly with his
grocer about the price of jellybeans. John Rockefeller
once gave his groundskeeper a $5 bonus...then docked it
from his pay when the man took Christmas Day off. Paul
Volcker, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, used to
pack a suitcase full of dirty clothes and take it to his
daughter's house so he didn't have to pay to have it
cleaned. Ty Cobb, the baseball great and early investor in
Coca-Cola, used to steal soap from hotels and locker room
showers and send them back to his home.

These are prime examples of the power of habit. Even
after these people became wealthy, they still retained
their old scripting.

Our habits of thought, especially the thoughts that we
don't even CONSCIOUSLY think any more, control every action
and emotion we have... even in our sleep.

So if you've been reading my newsletters for months, and
even if you forward them all over the world, but you
haven't once taken those affirmations at the bottom and
attempted to incorporate them into your daily thoughts, you
are missing out on one of the most powerful and life
altering habits you have available to you; because it is
impossible to change your action habits before you first
make a thought habit change.

Reach up and scratch your ear. The only way you can do
that is if you think about it first, either from a direct
command like I just gave (which you had to think about) or
by the thought, "My ear itches." So you take the action.

You can't take a single action unless you think about it
first. The thought, "My ear itches" is an affirmation. If
your ear lost all its feeling and went numb, a mosquito
could suck it dry and you'd never get the thought, "My ear
itches." So you wouldn't scratch it. The mosquito doesn't
make you itch your ear. It's the thought, "I'm getting
bitten." Numb ear means no thought.

For many decades, yogis have done demonstrations where
they drink a toxic substance like turpentine yet it does
nothing to them. They affirm in their minds that no matter
what the liquid is, their body will react to it as if it's
water. No cell in their body is harmed. No treatment is
necessary.

You have a mind just like they do. Same structure. Same
abilities. There is no difference. Well, there is one...

Your beliefs - your affirmations, are different.

You can only act based on what you believe... what you
affirm is true. Affirmations like, "I'm too short, too
tall, too this, too that, I can't do it, She would never
like me, I'll never learn this, I'm going to die broke..."

...In fact any false belief you have isn't false at all if
you believe it.

If you believe that you're going to own hundreds of rental
properties, you'll learn what you need to know and you'll
do what's required to make it happen.


Conversely, if you believe (affirm) that you'll need
Social Security to survive and that you'll live hand to
mouth forever, you won't try to save, you'll spend your
money on junk, your time will be spent on recreation and
you'll run the other away from setting meaningful goals.

Habits control all of us. Take control of your thoughts.
Make it a daily habit of affirming powerful belief
altering, action producing truths about you and about life,
and it will literally force you to do and to enjoy (if you
affirm to) the actions that will make your dreams come true.

Make a commitment now to be the one in twenty who gets
what they really want in life; The one in twenty who takes
information and actually does something with it; One in
twenty who can take goal accomplishing actions because they
convince themselves that it's fun...

And if you don't believe that... yet, then consider this.

Life is tough no matter who you are. What pain would you
rather have, the pain of sacrifice and labor or the pain of
regret and sorrow for the things you never did because you
believed you couldn't and will never get the chance to do
again?

Choose the first one... Please.

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Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I have the habits of the most successful people alive
-- My new habits lead me to successful outcomes
-- I am rising above all old limitations
-- I am an example of the power of belief and possibility
-- My habits make me successful
-- Good habits and I are one



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"Do You Love Yourself?"



"At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance."

-- Dr. Paul Tournier

How do you see yourself as unlovable?

Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?

The beliefs we adopt as children usually don't hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

-- Buddha

"Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities."

-- Dalai Lama


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Make this a ONEderful day!



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I manifest all things in association with trust. Trust and
I are One.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
The idea of manifesting all your creations with trust is a
powerful one. This affirmation helps you to minimize past
manifestations that were created with non-trust; it can also
create future experiences that are more trusting. All this
month, the DailyAffirm affirmations have been acknowledging
and honoring various relationships and associations with
trust (and non-trust). The process has encouraged you to
talk with trust, set intentions about trust, release non-
trust, take trust with you, feel trust, sense trust, and
experience trust as a friend. Today's affirmation moves
you from the idea of being separate from trust to being one
with trust. Trust and I are One. Or, if you prefer, Trust
and I is One.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
At this time, you may feel as if you are walking through a
wall in one or more parts of your life. (And if not, just
appreciate that you are not walking through a wall and/or
support others as they walk through a wall.) The wall
may be made of stone or wood or brick or soot or anger
or despair or rage or something else. This is the time to
walk through the wall, knowing that you are not alone.
You are One with Trust.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Fire Free Bird"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/surrender-to-trust.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

The World - A Different Perspective



If we could shrink the Earth's population to a village of precisely 100
people.

With all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like
this:

There would be:

57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South)
8 Africans.

51 would be female; 49 would be male.

70 would be non-whites, 30 white.

70 would be non-Christians; 30 Christian.

50% of the entire world's wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people
(and all 6 would be citizens of the U.S.)

80 would live in substandard housing.

70 would be unable to read.

50 would suffer from malnutrition.

1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth.

Only 1 would have a college education.

No one would own a computer.

Unknown author


YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING




You can have anything on earth that you want,
once you mentally accept the fact that you can have it.

If you want to be successful,
begin thinking of yourself as successful.
The feeling of being successful has to come first.
If you have a deep inner conviction
that you will always have all that you need,
if you actually feel prosperous, it will be so.

The only thing that stands between you
and what you want from life
is simply the will to pursue it
and the faith to believe that it is possible.

Only your mind sets your limits.



THE DAILY GURU

I am not happy

 

     A comment that is very often heard in interviews is: “ ... and now that you are a happy person ...”, which provokes the immediate reaction: “Did I say I was happy?”
     I am not happy, and the quest for happiness as a principal objective is not part of my world. Of course, ever since I can remember, I have done what I felt like doing. That is why I was admitted three times to a psychiatric clinic, spent a few terrifying days in the dungeons of Brazil’s military dictatorship, and just as quickly lost and won friends and girlfriends. I walked down paths that, if I could turn back, I might avoid today, yet something always pushed me forward, and it certainly was not the quest for happiness. What interests me in life is curiosity, challenges, the good fight with its victories and defeats. I bear many a scar, but I also carry with me moments that never would have happened if I had not dared beyond my limits. I confront my fears and moments of loneliness, and I think that a happy person never goes through this.
      But that is of the least importance: I am content. And contentedness is not exactly a synonym of happiness, which to me seems like a dull Sunday afternoon without any challenges, just rest that in a couple of hours grows into tedium, the same evening television programs, the prospect of Monday waiting with its routine.
      I mention all this because I was surprised by the long leading article in one of the most prestigious magazines in the United States that is normally dedicated to political matters. The theme was: “The science of happiness: is it in our genetic system?” Aside from the usual things (tables of happier or less happy countries, sociological studies on man’s search for a meaning to life, eight steps to finding harmony), the article includes some interesting observations that for the very first time made me see that I am not alone in my ideas:
      A] - countries where income is under US$ 10,000 a year are countries where the majority of the population is unhappy. However, it was discovered that from that figure upwards, monetary difference is not all that important. A scientific study conducted on the 400 richest persons in the United States shows that they are only slightly happier than those who earn US$ 20,000. The logical consequence: of course, poverty is something unacceptable, but the old saying that “money does not bring happiness” is being proved in laboratories.
      B] – happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species. So, to force us to eat or make love, it is necessary to add an element called “pleasure”.
      C] - however happy people say they are, nobody is satisfied: we always have to be with the prettiest woman, buy a bigger house, change cars, desire what we do not have. This is also a subtle manifestation of the instinct of survival: at the moment when everyone feels completely happy, no-one will dare to do anything different and the world will stop evolving.
      D] therefore, both on the physical plane (eating, making love) and on the emotional plane (always wanting something we do not have), the evolution of humanity has dictated one important and fundamental rule: happiness cannot last. It will always be made of moments, so we can never get comfortable in an armchair and just contemplate the world.
      Conclusion: better forget this idea of seeking happiness at any cost and look for more interesting things like unknown seas, strangers, provocative thoughts, risky experiences. Only in this way will we live our human condition to the full and contribute to a more harmonious civilization at peace with other cultures. Of course, everything has a price, but it is worth paying.

 
 
www.warriorofthelight.comCopyright @ 2006 by Paulo Coelho  

Sonnet # XXVIII.

How can I then return in happy plight, That am debarr'd the benefit of rest? When day's oppression is not eased by night, But day by night, and night by day, oppress'd? And each, though enemies to either's reign, Do in consent shake hands to torture me; The one by toil, the other to complain How far I toil, still farther off from thee. I tell the day, to please them thou art bright And dost him grace when clouds do blot the heaven: So flatter I the swart-complexion'd night, When sparkling stars twire not thou gild'st the even. But day doth daily draw my sorrows longer And night doth nightly make grief's strength seem stronger.

Make this a powerful day!



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I claim my trust. I claim my power.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Claiming trust and claiming power are not exactly the same;
however, they tend to run parallel to each other. Persons
hesitant to trust themselves are also often hesitant to live
in their power. The "power" I speak of is the true and
lasting power that comes from within, not the artificial and
temporary power in politics or organizations. The power I
speak about is not "power over" another person or thing,
but empowerment that supports you in being your authentic
self. This is not the power that comes from fear; this
is the power that comes from love and trust.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Identify one area in which you desire to be more powerful.
You may choose to select a big area, such as your "whole
life" or a more focused area, such as your job or a
particular task you have responsibility to perform. The
more precise and clear the vision, whether comprehensive
or narrow, the more likely you are to see your desired
results -- maybe even instantly! Let your vision of trust
guide you to be in your power, trusting yourself.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Trust: New Bottom Line"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-trust.html
"Empowerment at Work"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/empowerment-process.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Things Aren't Always As They Seem



Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy
family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's
guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold
basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in
the wall and repaired it.

When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, "Things aren't
always what they seem."

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but
very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they
had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a
good night's rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his
wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay
dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you
have l et this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him,
she accused. The second family had little but was willing to share
everything, and you let the cow die.

"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied.

"When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold
stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with
greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he
wouldn't find it."

"Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came
for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren't always what they
seem."

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way
they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome
is always to your advantage. You might not know it until some time
later...

Unknown author


OPPORTUNITY LIES IN THE MIDST OF DIFFICULTY

Every problem you encounter has hidden in it
an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem.
The greatest success stories were created by people
who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.

You'll find that every situation,
properly perceived, offers you an opportunity.
As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it.
No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it.
You'll discover new directions
when you have an open mind and a willing hand.

Successful people didn't achieve their distinction
by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them.
They developed an opportunity that was at hand.

You must make your own opportunities if you want to be successful.
Opportunity is all around you.

THE DAILY GURU


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Resolve



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"When you want a thing deeply, earnestly and intensely, this
feeling of desire reinforces your will and arouses in you
the determination to work for the desired object. When you
have a distinct purpose in view, your work becomes of
absorbing interest. You bend your best powers to it; you
give it concentrated attention; you think of little else
than the realization of this purpose; your will is
stimulated into unusual activity, and as a consequence you
do your work with an increasing sense of power."
-Grenville Kleiser

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Today's Empowering Question
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"Is my resolve sufficient to succeed in my next venture?"

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Today's Fast Session
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Possibly the most important quality or skill you need to
succeed at anything in life, whether it be getting in
shape, excelling in your job, beating an illness or just
plain being happy is a dogged commitment to doing it.

Ninety five percent of the time, people don't reach their
aims because their resolve to get there was never very
strong to begin with.

If you don't believe you'll get to your destination, how
much effort will you ever be willing to put in? I mean, if
you want to lose 20 pounds or 200 pounds and you've "tried"
dozens of times only to ultimately quit trying, then what
kind of effort will you be likely to put in this time?

Right. Not much.

The secret is your belief and your commitment.

How many times have you had some outcome that was an
absolute must. You simply HAD TO GET IT DONE. The
consequences of failing would be too great. At least in
your mind, they were great. So...

You got it done! You worked all night. You rallied the
troops. Your whole being was into it. There was simply no
turning back. Failure was not an option...

And you succeeded.

Tell me, during those times when you rose to the
challenge, was there much doubt about the ultimate outcome?
Probably not, huh? You just knew that success was
imminent, didn't you? Well, that's what happens when
you're totally committed to a goal...

...AND when you're clear on exactly what you want.

To succeed at anything, keep your inner voice positive.
Tell yourself you can... constantly. Every hour. At
critical moments of decision.

Talking about belief and resolve: You've no doubt all
heard the stories about people who exhibited amazing feats
of superhuman strength and picked up a vehicle just enough
to help rescue another person pinned underneath.

And what about those tireless rescue workers who simply
won't let themselves stop until they find one more
survivor. They have their outcome set and they're doing
everything to achieve it.

Now, in our everyday lives, that kind of schedule is
usually not required and definitely not healthy, but the
principle is the same. Keep your eyes on the goal. Every
minute. Every hour.

If you do, then you won't be wasting precious time on non-
essential tasks. You'll keep yourself from feeling the
agony of failure. Because if your resolve is strong, when
you do meet those temporary setbacks, you'll see them as
that...temporary.

When your determination is weak, each setback looks like
the end.

So look at your next project, and the one after that, and
even the one after that, and start talking yourself into
doing what you must. Tell yourself that you're up to it.
Make it a must.

Do that and I know I'll be hearing from you with one heck
of a success story.

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What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- When I commit to accomplishing a task, I do so with my
whole heart
-- I am an achiever
-- My resolve to reach my goal is strong



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I act with trust in my heart. I speak with trust on my lips.
I walk with trust in my feet.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION

Trusting in your head is only a starting place. All
manifestations on the earth plane start with an idea, a
thought. This idea, however, must move out of the head in
order to be manifested. Many people have beautiful ideas in
their heads -- pictures and dreams of peace and harmony, with
no clue how to manifest the ideas into physical reality.
Creation happens through movement of thoughts. Living in
your head or in isolation does not test your trust; movement
tests your trust. Thoughts propel your movement: feelings
tell you the extent to which your intention and your
movement are in alignment.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Identify an act you might take today that is a demonstration
of your trust. It need not be a profound act (although
profound is fine!). Perhaps your act of trust is speaking
up in a situation in which you have considered yourself to
be powerless. Perhaps your act of trust is making a
decision that has been hovering over you for a long time.
Perhaps your act of trust is exploring a deep issue you
have been hesitant to look at. Perhaps your act of trust
is taking a step in a different direction. In order to
experience trust, you must put it out to the universe. You
must give it away.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Trust: New Bottom Line"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-trust.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
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Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
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Time



Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with
$86,400.

It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank
deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes
off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.

It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a
new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you
fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going
back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow."

You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get
from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is
running. Make the most of today.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a
premature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE-SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an
accident.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you
shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.

Remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is
mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!

Unknown author

Love life and yourself



"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

-- Lao Tzu

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

"It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love."

-- John Lennon

"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"

-- Frank Scully


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Monday

I will conquer pride with humility, wrath by love, excitement by
calmness, selfishness by unselfishness, evil by good, ignorance by
knowledge, restlessness by the ineffable peace acquired in the stillness
of complete silence.

YOUR FINANCIAL THERMOSTAT


===========================

'There are three types of people in the world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, "What happened?"'

-John Newbern

One of my favorite metaphors when it comes to exploring financial abundance is the value of both a thermometer, which provides a (hopefully) accurate measure of the current temperature, and a thermostat, which creates changes in the environment based on the difference between the current temperature and the desired temperature.

In order for your system to work properly, you need to not only set the thermostat to your desired temperature, you also need to link it to an accurate thermometer.

Now imagine that your finances work on a similar thermostat. If your current level of income/net worth is below the setting on your thermostat, your engine runs on overtime to generate the heat for action; if it is above the setting on your thermostat (i.e. you have 'more money than you know what to do with'), your thermostat will switch off and the fuel for action will tend to switch off with it.

Worse still, if you have 'internal financial air conditioning', you will actively find ways to lose the extra money until your financial temperature gets down to a comfortable level!

This is why so many of us seem to get stuck at a certain level of financial success - we either never turn up our financial thermostat or we set the thermostat on high but never link it to an accurate thermometer.

Here are three things you can do to improve your financial environment, starting today...

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1. Learn to Read your Financial Thermostat
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There are two primary ways to read your financial thermostat. The easiest is to jot down your income and/or current net worth. Unless those numbers have radically changed over the past three years, chances are that's just about exactly what your thermostat is set for.

For example, if you earned $50,000 two years ago, $60,000 last year, and are on track to earn $55,000 this year, your thermostat is set in the $50K -$60K zone. Provided you don't earn radically more or less than this amount, you will feel financially 'comfortable'. (Ironically, this can be true even if you are panicked about being in debt. While it would no doubt be a relief to earn enough to pay down or even off your debts, check for yourself to see if you would really be comfortable earning considerably more than you currently are...)

The second way to read your financial thermostat is the 'five closest friends' method. Add up the income of your five closest friends and divide by five. You may be surprised to find that your current income is pretty near to that number, even if you have some friends who earn considerably more than you and others who earn considerably less.

If you do the same thing with net worth (and let's face it, your five closest friends are pretty much the only ones liable to share that information with you!), you'll find that once again, your own current net worth matches up pretty closely.

(The one exception to the 'five closest friends' method I have seen is if you are currently in a transition period, shooting up or falling down the financial ladder.)

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2. Fix your Financial Thermometer
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A strategy that is often overlooked is making sure your financial thermometer is working properly. If you didn't know your current net worth (or your income over the past few years), chances are that yours isn't.

Fortunately, fixing your thermometer is simple - either start tracking every penny which goes in and out or hire someone else to do it for you. And if your assuming you can't afford to hire a bookkeeper, the fact that you don't know for sure is a sure sign that it will pay off for you!

Once you have an accurate ongoing mechanism for financial feedback, making more money becomes instantly easier and considerably more fun. As in any endeavor, the speed with which you are able to notice the results is a primary factor in your ability to experience flow and optimal states while pursuing it. (See the 'Want to Learn More?' section at the end of this tip to learn more.)

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3. Reset your Financial Thermostat
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There are essentially two ways to reset your thermostat:

a. Change your intention

To better understand the difference between wishing you had more money and intending to have more, imagine you are in a nightclub. Across the room is a gorgeous man or woman you would love to get to know better. 'Wishing' is like staring at them all night and then going home bemoaning the fact that 'you could never meet someone like that'; 'Intending' is walking over and asking them to dance. You may still go home alone, but it won't be for lack of intention!

In today's experiment, I will share one of my favorite ways of 'turning up the heat' on your financial intentions, but for now, just consider what amount of financial abundance seems to you to be a worthy goal and notice what happens on the inside when you declare your intention out loud and take at least one action step towards it.


b. Change your associations

There is no question that one of the quickest ways to turn up your financial thermostat is to begin spending time with people who are comfortable earning and having more than you currently do. However, while 'taking a millionaire to lunch' is always fun, you may want to change your associations more incrementally.

I still remember the first time I tagged along with Nina (now my wife!) and her friends almost 18 years ago. We spent the day on her brother's boat on the Thames, then all went out to eat at a 'fancy' restaurant. I phoned my parents that night to tell them that I'd met the most wonderful group of people, but I would only be able to afford to hang out with them about once a year!

Fortunately, I was interested in them because I liked them (as opposed to 'because they were rich'), and while I didn't join them for all their excursions, I got to spend enough time with them to become comfortable with a whole new level of financial abundance.

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Today's Experiment:
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1. Take the time to figure out where your financial thermostat is currently set. For most people this will be a range (i.e. $50K - $60K or 'between 5 - 10 million') as opposed to a specific number.

Think about how you would react emotionally if you suddenly found out you were going to earn a bit more or less than that amount. When you start to become fearful or elated, you've gone past the edge of your current thermostat setting.


2. If you don't already have an accurate picture of how much money comes in, goes out and stays behind each week (or at least each month), consider investing at least 10 hours and/or $1000 this month in setting up a system to find out.

Once your system is up and running, you will be able to maintain it in less than an hour a month (and in most cases for less than $100).


3. Imagine an actual financial thermostat in your mind - this can be a digital thermostat where you press buttons to reset it or an old fashioned 'dial' thermostat.

Just for fun, turn the financial temperature way up - at least ten times what it's currently set for. What would it be like if this was just 'normal' for you?

When you've got a real sense of what it might be like to be comfortable with that much more money than you're used to having, turn your thermostat back down to a more comfortable level, but make sure it's at least a couple of degrees (perhaps 10K or 20K) higher than where you started. If you listen carefully, you will hear the sound of your financial heater starting up...

Play with these imagination exercises as often as you like. The more comfortable you can get with having more, the easier it will be to have.


4. Think about any people you may have been avoiding hanging out with because they have more than you. Notice if you are carrying any resentment towards them, and if so, do your best to let it go. It's very difficult to become what you hate, no matter how much you think you want to.

If appropriate, arrange to spend some time with them in either a work or social setting. After having spent a bit of time with them, decide whether or not this is a relationship you would like to cultivate. Remember, a good rule of thumb is to check and see if you actually enjoy their company... :-)

Have fun, learn heaps, and get comfortable with having more than you may ever have thought possible!

With love,
michael

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Sonnet # XXVII.

Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed, The dear repose for limbs with travel tired; But then begins a journey in my head, To work my mind, when body's work's expired: For then my thoughts, from far where I abide, Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee, And keep my drooping eyelids open wide, Looking on darkness which the blind do see Save that my soul's imaginary sight Presents thy shadow to my sightless view, Which, like a jewel hung in ghastly night, Makes black night beauteous and her old face new. Lo! thus, by day my limbs, by night my mind, For thee and for myself no quiet find.

SUCCESS IS WAITING FOR YOU




You have control over your life.
Success or failure is up to you.
You control how lucky you are.
You create your wealth with your effort.

There are no age limits on when you can transform your life.
Change is possible at any time.
It is essential if you want to grow.

The doubts you'll experience along the way are part of life.
Make a plan to attain your success and stick to it.
Your life is a marathon, not a short sprint.
Accept total responsibility for your actions
and remove "QUIT" from your vocabulary.

Decide you want success and it can be yours.
Success is always your choice.



THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Success Leaves Clues



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"He who seeks advice seldom errs."
- Philippine proverb

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Today's Empowering Question

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"Who would know - where should I look for the answer?

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Today's Fast Session
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The old cliché "Success leaves clues" is possibly the most
ignored pathway to achievement I know of.

Why?

In addition to not wanting to look unknowledgeable, I
think, a big reason is because getting advice and answers
often either costs money, which people don't want to
invest, or time, which even fewer want to invest.

I say invest because whenever you "spend" time or money on
learning, you've given yourself the chance to grow and
become better now and in the future at whatever you
invested your time or money in. And if you are better at
something as a result of your "spending" then you've made a
wise "investment."

The average person jumps head first into most situations
without knowing a thing about what they're doing.

A great example of this is a story my uncle Dave told me
this past weekend.

You see, he and a friend took a fishing trip to Canada a
few weeks ago. Every guest in the lodge they were staying
in was there for the same reason... great fishing.

Most of the guys there were fairly experienced fisherman.

And that was their biggest problem.

They were just going to go up there and catch more fish
than they ever did before. Man, those fish were just going
to jump in the boat. We'll just drop our line in and pull
out the fish.

Right.

My uncle and his friend, also very experienced fishermen,
took a slightly different view.

They'd never fished that area before.

So, for $150 [$75 apiece], they hired a guide for the
first two entire days of their trip.

What they got was the experience of a 71-year-old man
who'd been fishing in that area his entire life. He was an
expert in that area. He showed them which lakes, where on
each lake to fish, why, which lures, you name it.

Their results?

Well, consider this...

In a virtual fishing paradise, one guest in the lodge that
week caught just 6 fish all week long.

My uncle, with the advice of the guide, caught 294
Walleyed Pike during the same week fishing the same
lakes... more than any of the other guests.

He told everyone about the guide.

So did anyone else hire a guide that week? Nope. He told
me that no one even asked him what he was doing to catch so
much. I guess they all just thought he was getting lucky.
Big egos.

This is a perfect parallel to how 97+% of all people treat
all aspects of their lives.

I see it every day. Everywhere. In all settings.
Obvious solutions to problems are just ignored.

If you want to reach an important goal in your life, if
you want to beat your competitors, if you want to have
great relationships...
If you want to excel at everything you do.

...Then you absolutely MUST get direction from someone
who's been there before, wherever "there" might be.

Buy books and read them.

Ask experienced people for solutions and listen.

You might have already known 90% of the answer. So what
you have to listen for and hold dear is the 10% you didn't
know.

And use it.

I love going to amazon.com and reading the reviews people
post for books. So many people give bad reviews because in
their opinion, there was "nothing new." What they don't
say is that all the "old" stuff, what now is generally
accepted, they don't even use that.

There is nothing wrong with hearing the same old stuff.
Because unless you use what you've heard or read, you don't
really "know" it.

Most tasks look easy on the outside, and they are... IF
you know what you're doing.

I wouldn't even dream, for instance, of trying to put
something together or learning a new piece of software
without having the instructions at my side. But most
people ignore them. And their results show it.

Look, you may have an I.Q. in the stratosphere. But if
you aren't constantly looking to learn what you MUST know
to get your tasks done quickly and effectively in EVERY
part of your life, then you are creating a destiny of
almost doing a good job, of coming close to finding
happiness but not quite getting there, of being known by
everyone including yourself as undependable. And with that
comes a poor self-image.

My purpose in writing this is for you to become more and
more of a person who is passionate about learning what you
MUST learn in order to set and reach the little and big
benchmarks on the way to your dreams.

You just can't do it any other way. This isn't my
opinion. It's an immutable principle of life. To deny
this is to guarantee a high failure rate at many things you
attempt.

You don't want that. I know it.

So do this...

Make a list of your To-Do's for the next week. Look at
each item and ask yourself the question, "Am I really good
at doing this?" If the answer is no, then before you
start, write down all the things you need to know and do to
prepare before you start. If you need some information,
get it.

And get excited. Smile. Laugh. Because when you get
that info, when you learn the thing you didn't know before
and when you achieve your outcome easier and with more joy
than you ever did before, you have expanded your knowledge,
your capabilities and your value to yourself and others
from that moment on.

Whenever you learn something new, no matter how small, you
just taught yourself that you can achieve the largest of
goals... the most amazing of accomplishments... because
what are big accomplishments? Aren't they just many little
ones all piled up?

It's funny, huh?

Success at just about anything is amazingly simple when
you look behind the curtain. My uncle was a high school
drop out. He didn't even go for weeks at a time.

But when he changed his view about learning, he got his
GED, went to college at night, got his degree and
ultimately became the highest paid civilian employee in
Central New York in the NYS prison system.

In the process, he learned that learning is fun and that
in every single experience he has, there is something he
can take away from it to help him make smarter decisions in
the future... like hiring a fishing guide when no one else
would.

So, how many "fish" are YOU going to catch in the next week?

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I love learning
-- Every experience I have gives me new lessons for living
-- I have my eyes open to the learning opportunities all
around me
-- I see the value in every lesson I learn
-- I learn something new from everyone I meet
-- I'm effective because I learn what I need to know to do
the best job I can



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Make this an exhilarating day!



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Trust energizes my actions and propels me on the path
to transformation.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Wow! You have propelled yourself along your path by trust,
the best kind of gas/petrol! (And the price does not go up
at the pump.) Get energized with Spirit, with trust, with
truth. Life is a process. A popular phrase is "trust the
process" -- in fact, that has been a popular phrase in all
the years that I have been actively involved in personal and
organizational development. When you feel non-trusting,
that is the time you must remind yourself to trust the
process. As you trust, you are propelled further. And you
often inspire others to trust more, which inspires you even
further. And so continues the process.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Today is a great day to ponder what it means to be on a
path to transformation. As you know, these affirmations
are based on a book which uses the title, "Affirmations:
A Pathway to Transformation." I carefully call the
affirmations "A" pathway to transformation, not "The"
pathway to transformation. Many paths and pathways
can lead you to transformation, to transformations of many
types.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Make this a splendid week-plus

Greetings on the 4th week of May with the theme of Trust.
During this fourth week we focus on Acting/Claiming
Affirmations, and the last days of the month we focus
on Integrating/Embodying Affirmations. Make this a
splendid week-plus!

ABOUT ACTING/CLAIMING AFFIRMATIONS and TRUST
First of all, remember that "stop" and "silence" are also
aspects of acting and claiming. I say this so that you do
not interpret the affirmations this week as needing to be
aggressive or noisy. Trust, itself, has a rather quiet
energy -- smooth, and calming. When you envision yourself
or others acting with trust, you usually see confidence,
assurance, peace. Trust is, first and foremost, an act of
self-trust. When you trust yourself, you know when others
are trustworthy.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Since your "process" is about "how" you do things, you
might want to focus on HOW you act when you trust.
Observe yourself, for example, when you trust yourself or
a situation or another person...... How does this feel?
How do you think about the objects of trust? How do you
speak? How do you give your attention to something or
someone? How do you show that you trust? Observe
yourself, also, when you do NOT trust yourself or a
situation or another person...... How does this feel? What
thoughts accompany the feelings? How do you speak?
What has your attention? How do you show that you do
not trust?

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS
If I were to select the definitive affirmation for the week
to represent being and intending for trust it would be "I let
every act be an act of trust," the affirmation for May 27.
When you know the truth of this affirmation, you learn about
trust through everything you do.

Following are all seven affirmations. Select one to focus
on for the week or use a different affirmation each day or
some combination. You will receive each of these
affirmations on the appropriate days with additional
information and suggestions. Make your process work for
you.

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May 22:
Trust energizes my actions and propels me on the path to
transformation.

May 23:
I act with trust in my heart. I speak with trust on my lips.
I walk with trust in my feet.

May 24:
I claim my trust. I claim my power.

May 25:
I manifest all things in association with trust. Trust and
I are One.

May 26:
I draw a circle of trust to establish my world.

May 27:
I let every act be an act of trust.

May 28:
I act with purposeful awareness of trust. I show up and
speak my truth.

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ABOUT INTEGRATING/EMBODYING AFFIRMATIONS and TRUST
Bless these remaining days of the month, days that allow you
to integrate and embody the theme of trust. It is not so
important that you learn something new, but that you know
what you have learned in the deepest possible way. Breathe
trust into your lungs and cells and muscles. Relax; reflect.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
If you have been writing about your experiences this month,
you might want to review your notes. Anything that does
not fit can be released. Relax and allow the integration
to happen effortlessly. Rejoice in the consciousness of
trust.

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May 29:
Yes to Trust!

May 30:
I integrate trust into every aspect of my life.

May 31:
Today is an opportunity for trust.

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ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Twins - A Parable



Once upon a time, twin boys were conceived.

Weeks passed and the twins developed. As their awareness grew, they
laughed for joy: "Isn't it great that we were conceived? Isn't it great
to be alive? "

Together the twins explored their worlds. When they found their mother's
cord that gave them life, they sang for joy! "How great our mother's love
is, that she shares her own life with us!"

As weeks stretched into months, the twins noticed how much each was
changing.

"What does it mean?" one asked.

"It means our stay in this world is drawing to an end." said the other.

"But I don't want to go," said one. "I want to stay here always."

"We have no choice," said the other. "But maybe there is life after
birth."

"But how can there be?" responded one. "We will shed our life cord and
how can life be pos sible without it? Besides, we have seen evidence that
others were here before us, and none of them has returned to tell us
there is life after birth. No, this is the end. Maybe there is no mother
after all."

"But there has to be," protested the other. "How else did we get here?
How do we remain alive?"

"Have you ever seen our mother?" said one.

"Maybe she only lives in our minds. Maybe we made her up because the idea
made us feel good."

So the last days in the womb were filled with deep questioning and fear.

Finally, the moment of birth arrived. When the twins had passed from
their world, they opened their eyes and cried for joy - for what they saw
exceeded their fondest dreams.

That is birth ... and that is death.

Unknown author



The Gardener and The Master

It happened one day, a man named Bankei was working in his garden. A
seeker came, a man in search of a Master, and he asked Bankei, "Hey
Gardener! Where is The Master?"

Bankei laughed and said, "Wait. Go in through that door, and inside
you will find The Master."

So the man went round and came inside. He saw Bankei sitting on a
throne, the same man who was the gardener outside. The seeker said,
"Are you kidding? Get down from this throne. This is sacrilegious,
you don't pay any respect to the Master."

Bankei got down, sat on the ground, and said, "Now then, it is
difficult. Now you will not find the Master here ... because I am the
Master."

It was difficult for that man to see that a great Master could work
in the garden, could be just ordinary. He left. He couldn't believe
that this man was the Master; he missed.

Once you feel your nobodiness you have become immortal. The
experience of nobodiness is exactly the meaning of nirvana, of
nothingness, of absolute undisturbed silence, with no ego, with no
personality, with no hypocrisy--just this silence. And this insight,
where there is pure silence and pure isness, is your reality, which
death cannot destroy. This is your eternity, this is your
immortality.

There is nothing to fear. There is nothing to lose. And if you think
anything is lost--your name, your respectability, your fame--they are
worthless. They are playthings for children, not for mature people.
It is time for you to be mature, it is time for you to be ripe, time
for you just to be. Your somebodiness is so small. The more you are
somebody, the smaller you are; the more you are nobody, the bigger.
Be absolutely nobody, and you are one with the existence itself.

Everybody is afraid of being nobody. Only very rare and extraordinary
people are not afraid of being nobody --a Gautam Buddha, a Bankei. A
nobody is not an ordinary phenomenon; it is one of the greatest
experiences in life--that you are, and still you are not. That you
are just pure existence with no name, with no address, with no
boundaries... neither a sinner nor a saint, neither inferior nor
superior, just a silence. ~by Osho
http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com/osho.html

Many enlightened mind opening experiences to you!
Jafree & Margot
http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com




"You Are Bigger Than You Think"



"He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment."

-- Meister Eckhart

We are the ocean -- vast, deep, powerful and rich. Nourishing and nurturing. Dive down into the dark stillness of being. Sense the rising and falling of surface thoughts and emotions, sometimes gentle, sometimes violent. Always shifting. Always in motion. Draw back and watch the waves of your life at play. Know you are the unfathomable depths -- surface agitations can’t disturb you. Know that you are bigger than the little things that aggravate you.

"The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp."

-- John Berry

"It’s best not to get too excited or too depressed by the ups and downs of life."

-- Dalai Lama

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"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished...

...That will be the beginning."

--Louis L'Amour


~*~ Topic of the Week ~*~

Yesterday I delivered the commencement address for Northern Essex
Community College -- a local university with over 900 graduates, 70% of
whom are the first in their families to ever graduate from college. It
was a beautiful sunny day, and there were more than 2,000 family members
and friends in attendance to help celebrate this important milestone. I
shared a similar message from a commencement address I had given last year
and I thought I'd share it with you again this year. If you have a loved
one who is graduating from college or high school, you might want to pass
this message along . . . .

Dear Class of 2006,

For the last fifteen years I've worked as a coach helping people to create
great lives. I've guided artists, entrepreneurs, corporate employees, or
moms and dads through the process of identifying their goals and crafting
an action plan, and then I've held them accountable for taking the actions
that will improve the quality of their lives. I've learned a lot about
what makes for a great life - a life that honors who we really are; our
values and most treasured priorities. And I've learned about what gets in
the way.

Today I'd like to share with you some of what I've learned.

1. Spend more time on the who than the what. What you do will always be
less important than who you become. Knowledge is great but it will never
take you as far as your courage, your integrity, your reputation for
someone who keeps his or her word, or your commitment to be of service to
others in some important way. As you go through life, you will face
challenges and obstacles. When you do, get in the habit of asking
yourself the following questions:

How can I grow from this experience?
What qualities of character am I being called to develop?
How can I use this event to make me a better human being?

2. Follow your heart. Pay far more attention to what *you* think than what
everyone else thinks. The most important relationship you'll ever have is
with you. When I think about all of the regrets I've heard from adults
over the years, the biggest one always has to do with listening to
everyone else but themselves. Start now. Make your own rules and follow
them. At the end of your life, the most important person you'll have to
please is you.

3. Develop a strong "maverick muscle." Be willing to bend the rules, learn
how to disappoint others gracefully, get comfortable with people not
liking you, and always strive to be an original thinker. I have a little
sign in my office that says: "No Guts, No Glory" and I use it to remind me
to go against the grain as much as possible. Allow yourself to be the
unique spirit that you were meant to be. Trust me. Your willingness to
rock the boat will set you apart from 95% of the people you meet
throughout your life.

4. Build your courage muscles. Starting tomorrow, practice doing one small
thing a day that frightens you. Learn to water ski, ask someone out on a
date, go for that promotion you keep hoping for, or learn to dance. Small
acts of courage strengthen your ability to take even bigger leaps later on
like deciding to write your own book or run for political office. If you
really want to build your courage muscles, take a public speaking course.
Twenty years ago I allowed someone to drag me to a Toastmaster's Meeting
-- an international speech club -- and it changed the course of my life
forever. Courage builds confidence and confident people rarely settle for
less!

5. Don't go to the hardware store for milk. When you're excited about
doing something or trying to make an important decision, make sure you
turn to those people who will encourage you to take a chance - the ones
who believe in you rather than those who will tell you why something won't
work. Surround yourself with positive people - the kind of people who
challenge you to reach beyond your fear rather than play it safe. There
will always be people telling you why an idea is risky, or why you can't
do something. That advice is usually based on the mistakes they've made or
the chances they didn't take because they were afraid. Always remember
this: someone else's past does not equal your future. When faced with a
naysayer, smile, say thank you, and turn around. Stick with positive
people who believe in you. Remember, if you needed milk, you wouldn't go
to the hardware store.

By the way, you're mom was right. You *do* become who you hang around
with. Choose wisely :).

6. Live by this mantra: where there's a will, there's a way. Don't give up
when things get hard and don't ever let anyone or anything put limits on
you.

7. Stay connected. Your use of technology -- email or instant messaging
for example -- will never replace the value of live connections with those
you love. Every now and then pick up the phone and call a friend or visit
a loved one rather than send an email or text message. Too often I've seen
technology draw a wedge between people. When we come to the end of our
lives, it's who we loved and who loved us that matters most. Make
"in-person" time for those you love.

Finally, at the time you were born you were given an amazing gift - a gift
that most of us forget about as we grow older. It's the power to design
your own unique life. You are an artist. The canvas is your life. From
this moment on, take ownership of this gift and use it wisely. If you do,
your life will become an extraordinary work of art. Congratulations class
of 2006!




Cheryl Richardson.
http://www.cherylrichardson.com/

Picture This!



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up
somewhere else."
-Yogi Berra

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What do I look like reaching my goal?"

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Today's Fast Session
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When the subject of goals comes up, I just get plain
excited.

There is nothing like mapping out a plan, working like
crazy and despite all obstacles, getting what you were
after. Wow!! No matter what the goal is, even little
daily goals, it's exciting. They build momentum and
anticipation. Just like a road sign telling you that
you've only got 3 miles to go. Cool!

In downtown Syracuse, NY, we have two towers that dwarf
everything else in the city--The MONY Towers I and II. If
you're from out of town and you want to get downtown, you
don't even have to know the streets. You just keep
following the two towers. And no matter how slow you go,
you'll get there... eventually.

This is true of any goal you could possibly have. The
most important thing is to be able to see what you're
after. Or else, as Yogi said, you'll end up somewhere else.

If the goal doesn't exist yet, you only have to use your
imagination. If it does; if others have already done what
you want to do, watch tapes of them, talk with them. Read
their books. If someone else has done it, surely you can
too. Do whatever you must to keep the vision of you
achieving your goal in your mind, especially if you're
blazing trails.

This is vital, crucial, a must...

You must keep your goal in front of you all the time. The
bigger, the more challenging the goal, the more important
this is.

There are simply too many distractions, roadblocks,
detours and temptations that can derail you on the way for
you not to keep it in your sights all the time.

If you want to lose a bunch of weight, tape a picture of
your head onto a picture of a person who has the body you
want. Quitting smoking? Get a picture of lungs that are
nice and pink and healthy. Get a picture of nice white
teeth. Money? Pictures of your dream house, car, clothes.
Grades? Copy your last report card and put straight A's in
place of the other letters.

You're free to get as creative as you want.

See, hear and feel it as often as humanly possible.

Imagine how you'll feel, what other people will say to
you, what you'll sound like when you talk. How will you
walk? What will you think? Imagine it all.

If you can't see it, you most assuredly won't get it.

Think back to the times that you have wanted something and
didn't get it:

Did you keep it in your mind constantly?
Did you visualize getting it?
Did you picture success regularly?

Or did you let every little diversionary thought and
distraction get in your mind's way, and keep it from
picturing you achieving your goal?

If the answer is the second one, then I hope you've
stopped dead in your tracks right now.

This is an important moment. Right now is a turning
point. If you can't imagine what it will be like to reach
your goal; all the steps to get there and what it will be
like once you're there, you're done. It's already over.

Not you though. Not this time. This time is for success.
You are ready.

Be like Michelangelo, who just "released" the David from
within the block of granite.

See it, feel it, hear it.
What is YOUR David?

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What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I keep my eyes on my goals at all times
-- I easily avoid obstacles because I plan for them ahead
of time
-- I reach challenging goals because I just keep plugging
away
-- I can because I think I can
-- Reaching goals is exciting; see it-do it, feel it-do it



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Make this a thoughtful day!



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Trust enhances all my thoughts and feelings.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
I appreciate the simplicity of today's affirmation. The
idea that every single thought and feeling is enhanced by
trust is uplifting. For this affirmation to be effective,
you do not need to be concerned about your definition of
trust, nor do you need to identify the specific thoughts or
feelings that are enhanced. Definitions and specifics are
bonuses. The essence of this affirmation is to let the
energy of trust work for you through your intention. Show
up and trust. All else flows from that consciousness.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
This last day of the third week is the perfect day to re-visit
the over-arching intention you set at the beginning of the
exploration of Trust. After clearing out in the first week,
opening up in the second week, and relating to trust in
specific situations in this third week, you perhaps have a
deeper connection with your over-arching intention. You
may want to check that your over-arching intention is clear
and simple, one that works for you at all times, in all
places, with respect to trust.

ABOUT THE NEXT TYPE OF AFFIRMATIONS
Tomorrow we shift to the Acting/Claiming Affirmations, so
consider anything else that is relevant to you about your
understanding and relationship to trust. Next week's
action-oriented affirmations are quite different from this
week's statements and exercises.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Your Burden



The young man was at the end of his rope.

Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.

"Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."

The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear it's weight, just place your
cross inside this room. Then open another door and pick any cross you
wish."

The man was filled with relief. "Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and did as
he was told.

As he looked around the room he saw many different crosses; some so large
the tops were not visible. Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a
far wall.

"I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.

And the Lord replied, "My son, that's the cross you brought in."

Unknown author



"Distinguish Personality Desires From Soul Needs"



"Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself."

-- Julio Cortazar

We indulge ourselves when we seek to meet our longings through desires of the personality. We indulge ourselves when we buy more clothes to make us happy, when we eat another snack to ease the hunger, when we have an affair to feel powerful or loveable. Any pleasure we get, if we get any at all, is shallow and short- lived.

The only lasting satisfaction can come from meeting the deep spiritual needs of the soul. We discover what we are really after in life when we identify the spiritual qualities and needs that lie behind our desires for material pleasures.

"But life lived only for oneself does not truly satisfy men or women. There is a hunger in Americans today for larger purposes beyond the self."

-- Betty Friedan

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There are No Accidents....

"There are no accidents or coincidences in this world.

Nothing is by chance.

Everything you experience is a direct manifestation

of where you focus your attention

and how you hold your bodymind's vibration."

~Jafree Ozwald

http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com

Seek To Understand



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"If you wish to please people, you must begin by
understanding them."
-Charles Reade

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Today's Empowering Question
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"How can I learn about what's important to other people?"

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Today's Fast Session
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An automobile manufacturer ran ads some months ago that
focused on the fact that their car had the same features as
another manufacturer's car that cost about $30,000 more.

The point of the ad was, of course, that nobody really
NEEDS a luxury automobile. They want them... for THEIR own
reasons. And car companies know this.

We all have our own specific wants. We want to be
understood... to be heard. We want to believe we matter.
Even people who don't do a stinking thing for another
living soul have these desires.

So if you're in a profession where you have to lead others
to your way of thinking or you're teaching others, you need
to enter their minds. You must know where a person stands
on an issue before you can direct them to the proper
decision for them. You must learn about their needs or
what their knowledge is about a specific subject before you
can teach them anything.

In my sales career, I failed for a few YEARS because I
just rattled my canned speech off, never really listening
to what the other person was saying.

As a result, I went from brick and mortar to a one-room
home that got 13 miles to the gallon. Not using your ears
has consequences... for everyone.

OK, now. Let's play a game...

You have to give a gift to someone you've never met. You
don't know their gender or even their nationality. If they
like your gift, you get a million dollars. If they don't
like it, you get your head blown off.
Feel a little pressure?

Okay. Game's changed. The person you must buy the gift
for is your best friend in the world. You know everything
about them. Same terms... Either a million dollars or you
swim with the fishes.

Feels a little different doesn't it?

So how in the world can you get your point across to
others when you don't know what their viewpoint is, what
matters to them or what makes them tick?

In the hearing field, I found there were many different
reasons that people had for wanting to improve their
hearing. They may want to be a safer driver, have
conversations in a car, hear the TV better, hear the phone
ring, hear better on the phone, hear in crowds. The list
is endless.

And there were just as many reasons why someone wanted to
hold off. Too much money, cheaper somewhere else, never
heard of us, only needs to hear in crowds, vanity. Equally
long list.

How can you convince someone they need to hear better in
crowds when they're only in a big group once every 4 months
or so? Can't do it. I had to find out why THEY wanted to
hear well. I was able to get so good at getting inside
their heads that about 95% of my prospects chose me as
their hearing instrument provider. Our industry average
was about 25%...

All by asking questions thoughtfully and truly listening
to the answers.

This doesn't only exist in selling products. This is
every day life.

Do this...

Starting today, listen to conversations other people are
having. Listen to your own. Notice whether or not you or
others just jump in and try to convince people of things
before first finding out their opinion or position. If so,
you'll hear hesitation, doubt and rejection. If you pay
close enough attention, you'll observe all of those.

We all do things for our own reasons, not for the reasons
suggested by overzealous people as they tell us about vague
"benefits" that aren't even important to us.
When I stopped reciting my memorized lists of features and
benefits and started asking questions and began
purposefully listening to the answers, I began helping many
people to join the world of the hearing. My income
skyrocketed, and I noticed that I learned something
interesting and valuable from practically everyone I met.

If you can seek first to understand other people and what
motivates them in every situation, you will be able to
teach them, to lead them to the best decisions, and quite
often to your way of thinking.

Tell me, why would that be important to you?

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I get my way because I give people what they want
-- The more I understand, the better I persuade
-- I lead others to my way of thinking by asking questions
-- I avoid conflict by understanding other people
-- I'm seen as agreeable even though I get my way



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Make this a knowing day!



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I understand the meaning of trust. I know that when I trust
myself, I trust others.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Today's affirmation is the one which best presents my own
definition of "trust." When you truly know the meaning of
trust, you transcend the mental processes, that is, you do
not merely recognize or think about trust, you know trust.
The deepest meaning of trust is an experience which no words
can convey, yet it can be empowering to attempt to find the
words that represent or name the experience as authentically
as possible.

Here's an example: I facilitated a corporate team building
event for five powerful persons for whom "trust" had been an
issue repeatedly identified in the advance interviews. On
the afternoon of the second/last day, one of the participants
said, "This is it. This is trust." We all paused. In the
silence we could feel it. In that moment, words to describe
the feeling would have been hollow, indeed, yet his clear
and succinct words named the moment for us to breathe in and
experience.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Identify a situation (a relationship, place in nature, book,
teacher, prayer, silence, etc.) in which you know trust.
You have no doubt; you know trust. Breathe in trust. Feel
it. Sense it. Notice its texture. See its color. Hear
its vibration. Let your lips touch it as you whisper or
shout "trust." Describe it. Throughout my many years as
a group process facilitator and consultant, I have
repeatedly observed positive results when folks verbalize
their visions and dreams and goals to others, especially
others who care. If this feels appropriate to you (trust
yourself to know if this is appropriate or not), share your
Trust Vision Statement (as described with yesterday's
affirmation) with a trusted friend.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Fire Free Bird"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/surrender-to-trust.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

REALITY IS SOMETHING YOU RISE ABOVE



Courage is a special kind of knowledge.
It's the knowledge of how to fear what should be feared
and how not to fear what should not be feared.

A brave mind is always impregnable.
True courage is the result of reasoning.
You're more important than your problems.
You're bigger than anything that can happen to you.

Great things are accomplished when you believe
that what's inside of you is superior to your circumstances.
What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.

Nothing external to you has power over you.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Paderewski - Lesson of Life



Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother took
her boy to a Paderewski concert.

After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and
walked down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the opportunity to explore
the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy rose and eventually
explored his way through a door marked "NO ADMITTANCE."

When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the
mother returned to her seat and discovered that the child was missing.
Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive
Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at
the keyboard, innocently picking out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved
to the piano and whispered in the boy's ear, "Don't quit. Keep playing."
Then, leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began
filling in the bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other
side of the child and he added a running obbligato.

Together, the old master and the young novice transformed a frightening
situation into a wonderfully creative, experience. And the audience was
mesmerized.

The lesson: Whatever our situation in life and history -- however
outrageous, however desperate, whatever dry spell of the spirit, whatever
dark night of the soul -- God is whispering deep within our beings,
"Don't quit. Keep playing.

You are not alone. Together we will transform the broken patterns into a
masterwork of My creative art.

Together, we will mesmerize the world."

Unknown author


"Transformation"



"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

-- William Faulkner

Longing for a miracle that will transform your life? Miracles happen, and if we don’t want that magic to disappear on us, we need to learn from each epiphany -- to integrate it, apply it, and build on it so we can permanently shift to a new level of being.

The real key to fulfillment lies in ONGOING transformation: building our awareness of daily opportunities to change our perceptions and raise our consciousness. Life is about dissolving the old and creating anew. The more we open to accepting and learning from every life experience, the more our lives transform.

"Enlightenment must come little by little -- otherwise it would overwhelm."

-- Idries Shah

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http://www.thedailyguru.com/higherawareness.htm

Angels and Heroes

We are the poets,We are the dreamers
We are the soldiers,We are the screamers
We are the fallen to rise again
We are the lovers,we are the cynics
We are the hours,We are the minutes
We are the friends in the end
So why be alive if you don't follow your every dream?

Reach up to Heaven and stand for what you believe


We don't need wings to be angels
We don't need reasons to be right
Your Love makes us all better
That's who we really are
Angels and Heroes at heart


We are the givers, we are the receivers
We are confessors, we are believers
We are the strange familiar face
We are afraid and so we follow
We're underpaid and so we borrow
We mine for tears, but much too late
So why can't we open our hearts, open our minds?


Forgiving is easy for You will come if we open our eyes

We don't need sleep to be dreamers
We don't need to have tears in our eyes
Your love makes us all better
That's who we really are
Angels and heroes at heart


I know it seems easier to run and hide
And bury your emotions in the dark of the night
But it's worth the fight
Worth the fight


Just aim for the Light


Sonnet # XXVI.

Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit, To thee I send this written embassage, To witness duty, not to show my wit: Duty so great, which wit so poor as mine May make seem bare, in wanting words to show it, But that I hope some good conceit of thine In thy soul's thought, all naked, will bestow it; Till whatsoever star that guides my moving Points on me graciously with fair aspect And puts apparel on my tatter'd loving, To show me worthy of thy sweet respect: Then may I dare to boast how I do love thee; Till then not show my head where thou mayst prove me.

Make this a memorable day!



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I remember to trust. I trust myself. I remember who I Am.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Sometimes you just forget. Acknowledge your forgetfulness
as an aspect of the human condition, without falling into
the trap of blame or guilt. Forgetfulness can be the result
of any number of possible causes, and sometimes is just as
simple as having the focus of your attention on something
other than the subject you have forgotten. Today's
affirmation challenges you to remember on many levels: to
remember the idea of trust, to remember yourself, and to
remember the divine. It is time to remember; it is time to
re-member.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
As you are understanding yourself and trust more deeply,
you may find that a Trust Vision Statement supports you.
Your vision statement may be your over-arching intention
for the month, the dream(s) in which you trust, your
definition of trust, or your desired manifestation. When
you have developed a Trust Vision Statement that you are
pleased with, put it in a place that allows you to give it
your attention at various times throughout the day. Let the
Trust Vision Statement change if needed. It can help you
to remember who you are.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"One Thought at a Time"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/finding-empowering-thoughts.html
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

It's Worth More Than A Bushel Of Brains



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of
brains."
-Dutch Proverb

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What can I start on or continue today that will be worth
a whole bunch to me later on?"

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Today's Fast Session
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The lack of patience is ruining the world right now.

Instant gratification is not a reality. It's... an
illusion.

You aren't going to be more popular by owning a particular
pair of sneakers and you're not going to win the lot-tery.
Do you personally know anyone who's ever won more than
$2,000 in any of those government-run scams? If you do,
they've put it all back into it and more... guaranteed.

The only thing you can truly count on is if you think the
same kinds of thoughts as people who do what you want to
do, then you'll take the same kinds of actions. If you do
that, you'll get the same results...

...if you give it time and don't give up.

Perfect example: "I've tried everything and I can't lose
this weight."

Sure, tried everything... for a few days. And if you
didn't lose 10 pounds in the first two or three days, you
quit.

And what's even worse, those who do lose weight
successfully usually "forget" what it was that got them
there. Then they slowly get back into the old habits
within a week or, at most, a few months. So they "blossom"
once again... and say, "I tried everything. Nothing works
for me."

Am I talking about you?

Look you're not going to be the president of your company
within the first year. Yes, it's true the company you work
for doesn't always make the best decisions. But you've got
to play the game and earn your promotions and higher
salary. It's not always going to be fair.

Patience, my friend...

And persistence.

Life is not as short as it seems. You can't live tomorrow
before today. You can only prepare for it.

You've got a lot to learn and plenty of time to learn
it...if you look at today as valuable and get off your butt
and learn your lessons well.

Don't be so fast to get ticked off at people that don't
agree with you. Learn how to persuade instead. Ask
questions. Get inside people's heads. Only then can you
direct them... and yourself to where YOU want to go.
Success comes in increments.

Remember the Internet boom where investment in dot-coms
was all the rage? It was raining money.

I remember it too. I was the VP of Sales for a big dot-com.

That company doesn't exist any more.

Lack of patience and... unrealistic timetables.
Investment firms forgot that it takes profits to keep
companies stable, not ludicrous stock valuations.

For whatever goals you're working towards now (you better
have some!), put a completion date on them. If that's what
the date must be then commit to it. But if the date is
soft, figure it's going to take longer.

What is the percentage of jobs you start that get done
when you thought they would when you started? Hardly any?

But what's probably closer to the truth is that most truly
meaningful goals are NEVER reached.

How come?

Typically it's because when the lust for instant
gratification isn't satisfied, we pack our bags and we
forget all about it.

The sad truth is that very few people value earning their
success. Most just want it tossed into their laps. We
want to be rich. We want to be popular. We want to get
straight A's. Cool. Then learn from people who've
attained long term success in that area, and do what they
do.

There's no other way.

Bang your head against the wall. Splash cold water in
your face. Do anything that will wake you up to this truth.

Any success takes effort... sustained effort.

But if you still insist on playing instant LOT~TO, keep
this in mind. Over 90% of those big jack`pot winners lose
all of it.

Rags to riches and back to rags.

Nine out of every ten.

Why? Because they didn't earn it. They never learned how
to handle money. They thought money was the goal.

Keep in mind that it's who you become in life that
matters, not what you get. If you become more, you'll get
more...

And you'll be many times more likely to keep it.

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super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
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=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I am willing to work for the rewards in life
-- Patience and persistence are two of my greatest virtues
-- When I set goals I achieve them
-- Setbacks are merely delays, not denials
-- I'm learning what I need to know to succeed
-- I use proven, time-tested principles to get what I want
-- I take advice from people who've done what I want to do



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YOU MUST PAY THE PRICE FOR SUCCESS




Everything you want in life has a price connected to it.
There's a price to pay if you want to make things better;
a price to pay for just leaving things as they are,
a price for everything.

Nature cannot be tricked or cheated.
She will give up to you the object of your struggles
only after you have paid her price.

Success cannot be coaxed or bribed.
Pay the price and it will be yours.
The universe is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere.
Fortune sells her wares, she never gives them up freely.
In some form or another, you'll pay for her favors,
or you'll go away empty handed.

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance.
There is no success at bargain basement prices.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Physical Judgement



A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having
fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco.

"Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a friend
I'd like to bring home with me." "Sure," they replied, "we'd love to meet
him."

"There's something you should know," the son continued, "he was hurt
pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mind and lost an arm
and a leg.

He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us."

"I'm sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to
live."

"No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us."

"Son," said the father, "you don't know what you're asking. Someone with
such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives
to live, and we can't let something like this interfere with o ur lives.
I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He'll find a
way to live on his own."

At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more
from him.

A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco
police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told.

The police believed it was suicide.

The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the
city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but
to their horror they also discovered something they didn't know,

their son had only one arm and one leg.

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love
those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don't like
people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable.

We would rather stay away from people who aren't as healthy, beautiful,
or smart as we are.
Thankfully, there's someone who won't treat us that way. Someone who
loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever
family, regardless of how messed up we are.

Tonight, before you tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer
that God will give you the strength you need to accept people as they
are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different
from us!!!

Unknown author


"Honesty"



"Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What level of honesty are you living now?

How honest are you with strangers, institutions and businesses, acquaintances, friends, family, spouse?

How honest are you with yourself?

"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."

-- Walter Anderson

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The 7 Steps to Connect with your Angels

Here is an article (below) that I found facinating.  If you believe in angels or not doesn't matter.  These 7 steps below can shift your into a higher vibration today...enjoy!!!!


The 7 Steps to Connect with your Angels
by Christopher Dilts  www.AskAnAngel.org

The word Angel means “messenger of God.” It is derived from the Greek word for messenger, “Angelos.” Angels were created as servants of creation and their service is to work with each and every one of us.  Each of us, regardless of station or situation, has full and equal access to Angels and their divine assistance.

Our guardian angels have been with us since before our birth and accompany us in every step we take in our lives.  The Angels understand everything about us, they know us intimately and completely, and love us unconditionally.  They increase the loving energy that we are able to feel both from our own soul and from Creator, the source of infinite love.  They expand and amplify our ability and willingness to share this love with others.  The Angels are also very practical and do their best to guide us to express our creative abilities in grounded and pragmatic ways so that we will be positive and effective as we share and work with others.

Asking an Angel for help is one of our most powerful spiritual practices. We can ask the Angels for immediate help at any time and in any place. Here are some techniques that will help you:

1) Ask for help – Angels offer us help 24/7. The more receptive we are, the more help they can give us. If you diminish your receptivity you limit the Angels ability to help you. Create your own invocations, or prayers, that specifically call for the help you need. Realize that when you call upon an Angel, what really happens is that you open yourself into greater receptivity to their assistance.

When asking for help, it’s important to realize yourself as fully worthy of Angelic assistance. Angels work with everyone regardless of personal histories and beliefs. Angels are infinite and omnipresent – your request does not diminish them in anyway nor does it affect their ability to help the rest of us at the same time. They exist beyond our experience of time and space and respond to everyone with complete unconditional love.

2) Connect with your inner divine child as you call upon the Angels and ask for help. Your inner divine child is whole, innocent and true and recognizes Angels as trustworthy gifts of Creator. This will help create openness, receptivity, excitement, eagerness and wonder as you prepare to receive the gift your Angels have prepared for you.

3) Hand everything over to the Angels when you ask for their help: every issue, problem, worry and fear as well as every good intention and positive outcome you imagine as the result of your request. Release all expectations of how your request will be answered.

4) Express Appreciation and Gratitude – Find and express genuine appreciation and gratitude for things exactly as they are. If you are struggling with this, ask the Angels to help you to find the love that is present in whatever difficulty you are facing. Have patience with this and let go of any expectation of how this love may be revealed to you.

5) Know that it is done – Every request is answered and help is always given. If you fear that your request will not be answered, then also ask for help in understanding. Trust that you will see the love in every answered prayer. You are known completely and loved unconditionally by the Angels and nothing that will serve you is ever withheld from you.

6) Act quickly on the guidance you receive. Accept the opportunity and act upon it immediately. Angelic help is infinite and unlimited – you can not use it up or run out of it. You cannot ask for “too much” and the Angels are joyously happy to give to you without limit. The faster you act, the faster you receive more assistance!

7) Celebrate yourself exactly as you are in the moment. Leave any critical judgments or negative feelings about yourself, your life, or others in the hands of the Angels for healing. Even if it is just for a few moments, let go of everything that is not of love for yourself and everything around you. In this moment of surrender much more can done for you by the Angels than you can accomplish on your own. Thank yourself and the Angels for deepening the relationship between you.

Christopher Dilts is an internationally recognized Angel Intuitive and Healer who has helped hundreds of people connect with and develop a deeply personal relationship with their Guiding Angels. For more information about working with your Angels and free Angel Messages, visit www.AskAnAngel.org or call 866-200-9148 (Toll Free)


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Many Angelic blessings to you,
Jafree & Margot
www.EnlightenedBeings.com



Make this a purposeful day!



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My mission is to embrace trust in my world.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
This is a worthy mission! As you embrace trust in ways that
feel personal, you make a powerful contribution to the world.
Think of what a different world it would be if you and
everyone else trusted each other! Wow! In an instant, the
world would be transformed. In the meantime, though, you can
transform Your World, because Your World is where you give
your attention. "World Peace is a Personal Choice." You
get to choose the world in which you live by the focus of
your attention.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
You have your own unique, individual, personalized, and
singular process. Running parallel to your unique process
is the universal process. If you look carefully, you are
likely to find that your process and the universal process
are astoundingly similar. This similarity does not diminish
your uniqueness, but supports and honors it. Perhaps you
have stepped through a dark wall of despair, fear, doubt,
and toxicity. Throughout history, we humans have been
clever about stepping AROUND the wall (denying it), going
OVER it (overcoming it), blasting INTO it (forcing or
struggling with it), and lifting it UP (glorifying it). It
is time now to walk THROUGH it with your light. Oops!
Be careful not to drop the light, believing that the
darkness is omnipresent. You ARE walking with your light.
Embrace your mission.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Fire Free Bird"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/surrender-to-trust.html
"How Big is Your World?"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/big-world.html
"Trust: New Bottom Line"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-trust.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Precious Gift



A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in
a stream.

The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman
opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious
stone and asked the woman to give it to him.

She did so without hesitation.

The traveler left rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was
worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But, a few days later,
he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

"I've been thinking," he said.

"I know how valuable this stone is, but I give it back in the hope that
you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have
within you that enabled you to give me this stone."

Sometimes it's not the wealth you have but what's inside you that others
need.

Unknown author


"The Power Of Silence"



"Growth takes place in a person by working at a deep inner level in a sustained atmosphere of silence."

-- Dr. Ira Progoff

How can we hear our wise voice of intuition if we are always thinking, talking and distracted by outer events?

If we take time daily to experience physical stillness and to direct our attention inside, we can begin to find the peace, love, will and wisdom that exist as our essence.

"Only when one is connected to one's own core is one connected to others... And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be refound through solitude."

-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way."

-- Angeles Arrien

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Sonnet # XXV.

Let those who are in favour with their stars Of public honour and proud titles boast, Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars, Unlook'd for joy in that I honour most. Great princes' favourites their fair leaves spread But as the marigold at the sun's eye, And in themselves their pride lies buried, For at a frown they in their glory die. The painful warrior famoused for fight, After a thousand victories once foil'd, Is from the book of honour razed quite, And all the rest forgot for which he toil'd: Then happy I, that love and am beloved Where I may not remove nor be removed.

Make this a fulfilling day!



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High intention operates in the midst of trust. Trust
operates in the midst of high intention.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
We are beyond the middle and still in the midst of this
month's exploration of trust. This is the perfect vantage
point for you to look backward to the over-arching intention
you set initially, and look forward to the vision you hold
of trust. Trust requires a fertile environment in which to
operate in its fullness. Of course, it is important to
create this environment in ways that are already familiar to
you and in ways that foster familiarity. If you get stuck
in appearances -- that is, trying to make things look safe
and trusting -- you may handle the immediate situation
adequately, but you do not necessarily build trust. You
want trust to operate simply because you are present and
authentic, not because you have performed tricks or used
neat techniques or masked pain.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Embedded within your over-arching intention for Trust is
the belief you hold about the definition of trust. If you
believe trust is like an automobile, for example, you
know that the vehicle requires certain elements and
conditions in order to operate. If you consider that "trust"
is a synonym for "faith," you want to be clear in WHAT
you have faith. Faith in fear or danger does not facilitate
empowerment as, say, faith in yourself or faith in love. As
you ponder what trust is and how it operates, you may find
that more spaces open for experience of trust, as trust
does require an expanded energy field. P.S. It's O.K. to
look in your dictionary or thesaurus to read definitions of
"trust."

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Strategies for the Highest Good"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-strategies.html
"Resonating with the Light with Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/resonating-with-light.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

YOU ARE WHAT YOU REPEATEDLY DO



First you make your habits,
and then your habits make you.
You become a slave to your constantly repeated acts.
What at first you choose, at last compels.

Your habits are either the best of servants
or the worst of masters.
Your thoughts lead you on to a purpose,
your purposes go forth in action.

Your actions form your habits.
Your habits determine your character,
and your character fixes your destiny.

Once in motion, a pattern stays in motion.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

"Self-Deception"



"The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self."

-- Phillip James Bailey

Are you hiding in some way from your own inner light?

I wouldn’t dream of stealing things but I do steal from my own potential. I can be a master at rationalizing, at justifying why it’s not the right time to do something challenging. My arguments seem valid but deep down, I know they’re excuses.

"The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth."

-- Robert Half

"When we know deep down that we’re acting with integrity despite impulses to do otherwise, we feel gates of higher energy and inspiration open inside of us."

-- Dan Millman

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Remember...


... nothing works until you do.

Love Is The Answer



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"Of all the earthly music, that which reaches farthest into
heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart."
-Henry Ward Beecher

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Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"What can I remember, notice now or look forward to that
makes
me happy and fills my heart with joy?"

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Today's Fast Session
----------------------------------

Find your answer to today's question before you read any
further. C'mon now. Think...

As many of you know, my grandfather passed away a few
months ago. This weekend my family got together for a 50th
wedding anniversary party for my aunt and uncle. And today
we spread Grandpa's ashes on my uncle's property, in
upstate New York, as he requested.

As I think about him, I just love him more and more.

And it makes me believe even more strongly that love is
probably the strongest power in the universe.

Isn't it true that those you would do the most for are
those that you love the most? We often go to great lengths
to continue the work or fulfill the wishes of the people we
love, even after they pass on, don't we?

It's love, the devotion for something or someone other
than ourselves that makes us do this.

It's love and passion that drive us to do well the things
that others struggle with. It's often love that keeps us
from giving up.

It's only love that could make you give your own life to
save another's.

How much more would you treasure today if like no other
day before, you had on the tip of your tongue a compliment
instead of a criticism... if your mistakes and the mistakes
of others were seen as chances to learn new distinctions
and become smarter instead of as roadblocks to progress?

You can do that by increasing your ability to take extreme
joy in doing your work, in solving problems and for
bringing happiness to other people today.

Would your missteps seem almost inconsequential if you
loved the process of learning... learning to not make the
mistake again?

Every experience we have is filtered by our emotions. We
will act based on how our filters allow us to act. If the
only things we notice about the people we encounter are
their faults, their hair, their dress, then we can only
treat them accordingly...

By prejudging, hating, feeling superior, being critical
and indifferent we are keeping ourselves from enjoying our
lives, because our lives are nothing more than the moments
inside our own heads... what we think about.

Because we can't control most of the world outside
ourselves, can we? To start enjoying your moments and
days... and your life, you must do your utmost to allow joy
and love in every second you can. How?

I believe it's by appreciating everything and everyone you
encounter today. Your setbacks are actually lessons. So
if you look on them that way--the right way--you'll accept
them for what they are, you'll learn and move on happier
and better equipped for next time.

Watch people. Try like crazy to notice something about
each one that you can appreciate. Many of these things
will be below the surface. You won't see them. You'll
have to use your imagination!

Why are so many people sad, depressed, anxious, worried
and angry?

Not enough love in their hearts. I'm convinced of it.

How can someone look at another person, and in an instant
think all kinds of critical thoughts, yet make the argument
that they have a big, loving heart?

Can't be done convincingly, can it?

When you view typical everyday occurrences with anger and
frustration, you hurt yourself and those around you. Isn't
that right?

You immediately lose the state of mind that allows you to
think clearly and come up with solutions. But when you
love each moment for what you can learn, no matter what the
moment brings, it's very difficult to generate anger, worry
or panic.

And it's possible to achieve. Don't think that I'm
suggesting that I have this one conquered...

Far from it.

But the simple awareness of this power, or the lack of it
in your life, can be enough to send you in a completely
different direction. Pick up the book '14,000 things to be
happy about.' I think you'll find that it's possible to
find love and happiness in even the most mundane things.

Focus today. Put a big note on your monitor, or wherever
you can see it often, reminding you to focus on what you
can love about things and about people.

If you do this, today should be one to remember forever.


=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I'm constantly focusing on what I love about my life,
so I experience more of it
-- I've released prejudice, worry and false expectations
from my life
-- I am filled with love for everything and everyone today
-- The more love I give, the more love I feel
-- People who meet me like me right away
-- It's easy for me to find things to admire about other
people




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Make this an enchanting day!



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I deepen my awareness of the consciousness of trust,
from which my truthful actions spring.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Consciousness is the stuff from which manifestations and
actions are created. As you become more aware of the energy
of those things that you desire to create and experience,
you find that manifesting your dreams is effortless and
enjoyable. You can accelerate your process by becoming more
familiar with energetics. If, for example, you desire to
speak the truth, you must be able to recognize the energy of
truth wherever it exists, regardless of the packaging. You
can become quite distracted by packaging (e.g., superficially
beautiful people with shallow personalities), and convinced
of falsehoods (e.g., viewpoints presented and re-presented
as facts in the media), and overcome by your own distresses
(e.g., demands that overly stretch you). You might trust
such things because you see or hear or touch them, usually
repeatedly. Let today's affirmation challenge you to go
deeper than the surface.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
What is the ONE most important thing you desire to
accomplish today? (Yes, I know there are MANY things
you desire to accomplish today and, furthermore, that you
will accomplish far more than one thing. But, humor me,
pick ONE.) Got it? Now ask yourself some questions about
this thing: What is your intention? What purpose does this
thing have in your life? How much do you trust yourself to
accomplish the highest good for all through this thing?
What is your truth with respect to this thing? Take a deep
breath to deepen your awareness of the consciousness of
trust. Repeat these four questions. Trust the process.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Slowdown Therapy



1. Slow down. You are not responsible for doing it all yourself, right
now.

2. Remember a happy, peaceful time in your past. Rest there. Each moment
has richness that takes a lifetime to savor.

3. Set your own pace. When someone is pushing you, it's OK to tell them
they're pushing.

4. Take nothing for granted: watch water flow, the corn grow, the leaves
blow, your neighbor mow.

5. Taste your food. Nature provides it to delight as well as to nourish.

6. Notice the sun and the moon as they rise and set. They are remarkable
for their steady pattern of movement, not their speed.

7. Quit planning how you're going to use what you know, learn, or
possess. Your gifts just are; be grateful and their purpose will be
clear.

8. When you talk with someone, don't think about what you'll say next.
Thoughts will spring up naturally if you let them.

9. Talk and play with children. It will bring out the unhurried little
person inside you.

10. Create a place in your home, at your work, in your heart where you
can go for quiet and recollection. You deserve it.

11. Allow yourself time to be lazy and unproductive. Rest isn't luxury;
it's a necessity.

12. Listen to the wind blow. It carries a message of yesterday and
tomorrow-and now. NOW counts.

13. Rest on your laurels. They bring comfort whatever their size, age, or
condition.

14. Talk slower. Talk less. Don't talk. Communication isn't measured by
words.

15. Give yourself permission to be late sometimes. Life is for living,
not scheduling.

16. Listen to the song of a bird; the complete song. Music and nature are
gifts, but only if you are willing to receive them.

17. Take time just to think. Action is good and necessary, but it's
fruitful only if we muse, ponder, and mull.

18. Make time for play - the things you like to do. Whatever you r age,
your inner child needs re-creation.

19. Watch and listen to the night sky. It speaks.

20. Listen to the words you speak, especially in prayer.

21. Learn to stand back and let others take their turn as leaders. There
will always be new opportunities for you to step out in front again.

22. Divide big jobs into little jobs.

23. When you find yourself rushing and anxious, stop. Ask yourself "WHY?"
you are rushing and anxious. The reasons may improve your
self-understanding.

24. Take time to read. Thoughtful reading is enriching reading.

25. Direct your life with purposeful choices, not with speed and
efficiency. The best musician is one who plays with expression and
meaning, not the one who finishes first.

26. Take a day off alone; make a retreat. You can learn from monks and
hermits without becoming one.

27. Pet a furry friend. You will give and get the gift of now.
< br> 28. Work with your hands. It frees the mind.

29. Take time to wonder. Without wonder, life is merely existence.

30. Sit in the dark. It will teach you to see and hear, taste and smell.

31. Once in a while, turn down the lights, the volume, the throttle, the
invitations. Less really can be more.

32. Let go. Nothing is usually the hardest thing to do - but often it is
the best.

33. Take a walk-but don't go anywhere. If you walk just to get somewhere,
you sacrifice the walking.

34. Count your friends. If you have one, you are lucky. If you have more,
you are blessed. Bless them in return.

35. Count your blessings - one at a time and slowly.

Unknown author



RICHES LIE WITHIN YOU, NOT IN YOUR MATERIAL POSSESSIONS




Wealth without enjoyment is little consolation.
Your real riches in life are riches of the head and heart.
Satisfaction comes when you appreciate what you have.

While success is getting what you want,
true happiness is wanting what you get.

It's not how much you have,
but how much you enjoy that truly matters.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

"Seek Your Limits And Beyond"



"If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own."

-- Stephen Covey

Connect with the edge, the unknown, of your experience. Allow this pull towards unexplored territory to take you to new dimensions of yourself. Allow life to touch you in new ways. For this is how we truly live life. Become more alive as you grow through your consciousness barriers. Ask questions that seek answers beyond yourself. The depth of life is revealed as you go further into it.

Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for - life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience - and what he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways."

-- Hamilton Wright Mabie

"Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts."

--Benjamin Disraeli

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Sonnet # XXIV.

Mine eye hath play'd the painter and hath stell'd Thy beauty's form in table of my heart; My body is the frame wherein 'tis held, And perspective it is the painter's art. For through the painter must you see his skill, To find where your true image pictured lies; Which in my bosom's shop is hanging still, That hath his windows glazed with thine eyes. Now see what good turns eyes for eyes have done: Mine eyes have drawn thy shape, and thine for me Are windows to my breast, where-through the sun Delights to peep, to gaze therein on thee; Yet eyes this cunning want to grace their art; They draw but what they see, know not the heart.

Make this an intentional day!



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I know that trust leads to the highest good for all.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
The word "know" when applied to spiritual ideas means
embodying higher consciousness rather than recognizing
or naming facts. "Spiritual realization" is the perfect
euphemism for this knowing, but a mouthful. The energy
that accompanies this knowing is strong and pure. Often
it is important to affirm this kind of knowing quietly.
To know and to be silent is one of many initiations along
an intentional spiritual path. I have silently watched
powerful transformation occur while being in this
consciousness of knowing the highest good for all.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
The beginning of this third week, which focuses on being/
intending affirmations, is an appropriate time to re-visit
the over-arching intention that you set at the beginning of
your exploration of Trust. This week also allows you to
know at a deeper level what your over-arching intention
about trust can mean to your life. Today, you may wish
to identify a specific situation which can benefit from an
infusion of deep knowing and spiritual realization.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Strategies for the Highest Good"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-strategies.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Make this a meaningful week!

Greetings on the 3rd week of May with the theme of Trust.
During this third week we focus on Being/Intending
Affirmations. Make this a meaningful week!

Remind yourself of your over-arching intention for trust.

ABOUT BEING/INTENDING AFFIRMATIONS and TRUST
"To be or not to be. That is the question." These are
famous words from Shakespeare's "Hamlet," of course.
Trusting that it is worthwhile to be alive in physical form
is an issue that many persons face at some time in their
lives. In the deepest time of non-trust, a tiny spark of
light may be all that is needed to kindle your inner trust.
O Or you may be that spark of light for another who is ready
to awaken from the darkness. This is a time of awakening!
You have your own style of awakening -- with a yawn or a
grumble or a leap or one sleepy eye slowly opening. You
must awaken in order to be who you are here on earth to be.
Your acquired habits of do, do, do can put you firmly in the
do-do. Activities that keep you from being authentic and
fulfilled can be refocused with clear intention.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
This week, go deeper into the idea of your intention of
trust. You can dabble on the surface and think about
whether you trust this person or that idea or a decision you
have made. Or you can go deeper and live with the ideas
that relate to self-trust. Or you can go still deeper and
explore Trust in Self and the Divine. I challenge you to go
to the core of Trust. If you were to live with the definitive
question related to Trust and Being/Intending, it is "Who
am I?" This is a question you can ask yourself hundreds
of times a day, yielding a different and viable answer to
each iteration.

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS
If I were to select the definitive affirmation for the week
to represent being and intending for Trust it would be the
affirmation for May 19: "I remember to trust. I trust
myself. I remember who I Am." These three sentences
help us to connect more deeply with the true meaning of
trust and our personal mission.

Following are all seven affirmations. Select one to focus
on for the week or use a different affirmation each day or
some combination. You will receive each of these
affirmations on the appropriate days with additional
information and suggestions. Make your process work for
you.

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May 15:
I know that trust leads to the highest good for all.

May 16:
I deepen my awareness of the consciousness of trust, from
which my truthful actions spring.

May 17:
High intention operates in the midst of trust. Trust
operates in the midst of high intention.

May 18:
My mission is to embrace trust in my world.

May 19:
I remember to trust. I trust myself. I remember who I Am.

May 20:
I understand the meaning of trust. I know that when I trust
myself I trust others.

May 21:
Trust enhances all my thoughts and feelings.

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ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"One Thought at a Time"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/finding-empowering-thoughts.html
"Asking Empowering Questions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ask-empowering-questions.html
"Strategies for the Highest Good"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-strategies.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

What Would Really Happen?



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from
something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do
your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to
in life?"
- Eric Allenbaugh

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Today's Empowering Question

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"The thing I'm doing right now... is it bringing me closer
or farther away from my goal?"

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Today's Fast Session
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What would happen if...?

Now THAT is a great question.

It's one that can lead you in creative directions when
asked constantly.

It can also be used strategically to keep you on the right
path - away from bad decisions.

This question is asked constantly in the design of
software, buildings, automobiles... in fact it's probably
the most asked question in the world.

What would happen if...?

But in our personal lives, in our every day decisions
concerning our health, our career, our relationships, this
question is often shelved, locked away, hidden from.

Most people are terrified of it.

Because when we ask it, if we're honest, we usually get
the truth.

We get the "consequences" that we can't ignore.

That's why it's avoided like the plague.

More promising ideas have died quick, horrible deaths by
avoiding this question than maybe any other reason.

What would happen if I ate that piece of chocolate cake?

What would happen if I cheated on my husband?

What would happen if we tested the new software for only
two weeks instead of the usual four weeks?

What would happen if I tried to remember all my
appointments this week without writing them down?

You see, if we don't ask, we can't fully consider the
consequences. And when we don't think about what would
happen as a result of our thoughts and actions, we can't be
smart.

We lose opportunities by the boatload.

In the sports world, it's known as putting yourself in a
position to win. Great managers know that if you can stay
close, you have a chance.

Because if an unlucky bounce occurs, you've killed your
chances to win if you'd made a bunch of dumb errors, unwise
decisions or if a referee's call goes against you.

Achieving great victories, or simply getting any long-term
project done on time, on budget and done correctly doesn't
usually happen because of one great decision or one
spectacular action.

It's done by making a lot of good decisions, which, added
up, can be a great, great outcome.

People like "home runs," but success at anything isn't
about having a great 30 seconds a week ago.

When a person loses 30 - 50 - 80 po'unds or more, for
example, it isn't because they said no to the cheesecake at
the Christmas party.

It was literally thousands of individual decisions made
each day guided by an overriding purpose, and great
questions asked constantly.

When someone builds a company to a million, then tens of
millions and hundreds of millions in sales, it's not only
because they're so "smart" - many big companies have been
built by people with less than average intelligence,
average memory, less than average grades in school, no
people skills.

But the ability to ask...

"Is this the best use of my time and resources?"
"What would happen if we changed this feature?"
"What would happen if we changed directions completely?"
"Is this product still going to be needed in the next
year, two, twenty?"

...is the one of the single most critical abilities you
can develop in yourself and in your team.

What could happen if I have one more drink? Could I get
pulled over - get into an accident? What would happen
then? How much would that cost in insurance, fines,
attorneys and lost wages? What else could I lose? Do I
want to risk all that?

Companies in the vinyl record pressing industry that
didn't ask, "What is the next opportunity?" missed out on
CDs and were gone almost overnight.

People who never consider all the consequences of eating
"just one" brownie will always be looking for the "diet
that works," hiding from the questions.

Asking forces you to see what you may not want to face.

But wouldn't it be better to have the answers?

Wouldn't it make it easier to reach your goals? More fun?
Would success come faster?

Wouldn't you be happier -after weighing the negative
consequences with the positive ones- making the decisions
that will send you in the right directions? Wouldn't you
find it easier to say no to the "tempting" but bad
decisions if you focused on the ultimate consequences
instead of turning away from them?

You know the answer!!
Don't you?

Man, I hope you feel more empowered now. You should...

Because the habit of asking empowering "what if" questions
is one shared by successful people in all areas of life.

Make this a part of your every waking moment, and the
opinion you hold of yourself will grow by multiples, due to
your better decisions and better outcomes.

You'll probably gain one or two more productive hours
every single day.

And you'll be less scared of life... able to smile even
during the many important and impactful decisions you must
make every hour of every day.

So, what else could happen if this became an "always on"
unconscious habit?

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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I have the courage to ask myself tough questions
-- I ask questions because I can live with the answers
-- I make good decisions because I get the facts I need
-- Opportunities are all around me and I am finding them
-- My decisions are getting better and better every day
-- I consider all factors when I make important decisions



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Smile


I am a mother of three and have recently completed my college degree. The
last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely
inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been
graced with. Her last project of the term was called "Smile,"

The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document
their reaction. I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone
and say, hello anyway.....so, I thought, this would be a piece of cake
literally.

Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I
went out to McDonalds, one crisp March morning. It was just our way of
sharing special play time with our son. We were standing in line, waiting
to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away,
and then even my husband did. I did not move an inch...an overwhelming
feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had
moved.

A s I turned around I smelled a horrible "dirty body" smell... and there
standing behind me were two poor homeless men. As I looked down at the
short gentleman, close to me, he was "smiling"..his beautiful sky blue
eyes: were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance. He said,
"Good day" as he counted the few coins he had been clutching. The second
man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the
second man was mentally deficient and the blue eyed gentle man was his
salvation. I held my tears......as I stood there with them.

The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted. He said,"Coffee
is all Miss" because that was all they could afford (to sit in the
restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something...they just wanted to
be warm). Then I really felt it...the compulsion was so great I almost
reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes. That is when
I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me...judging my every
action. I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me
two more breakfast meals on a separate tray. I then walked around the
corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the
tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue eyed gentleman's cold
hand. He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, "Thank you."

I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, "I did not do this for
you...God is here working through me to give you hope." I started to cry
as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat down my husband
smiled at me and said, "That is why God gave you to me honey.... to give
me hope." We held hands for a moment and at that time we knew that only
because of the Grace were we able to give.

We are not church goers but we are believers. That day showed me the pure
Light of God's sweet love. I returned to college, on th e last evening of
class, with this story in hand. I turned in "my project" and the
instructor read it....then she looked up at me and said, "Can I share
this?" I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class. She began
to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings (part of God)
share this need to heal.

In my own way I had touched the people at McDonalds, my husband, son,
instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I
spent as a college student. I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I
would ever learn... unconditional acceptance..... after all ....we are
here to learn!

Much love and compassion sent to each and every person who may read this.

Unknown author




YOU CAN, WHEN YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN




Don't be afraid of what life has to offer you.
If you believe that life is worth living,
your belief will help create the fact.

The barrier between you and success
is not something that exists in the real world.
It's simply composed of doubts about your ability.
Your only limits to your realization of tomorrow
will be your doubts of today.

Success is a state of mind.
If you want to be successful,
start thinking of yourself as successful.

You are what you believe yourself to be.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

"What Is Soul Consciousness?"



"You are a holistic being with both nondualistic energy and the energy of the physical plane as a part of your being at your disposal."

-- Wayne Dyer

Andrew Schneider helps us understand our human experience of being soul. He says, "Soul consciousness arises when we stand facing in opposite directions at the same time - toward eternity and toward time, toward infinity and toward space, toward unity and toward complexity. We stand in that dualism without being dualistic, for in consciousness we can accommodate the opposites. We do this by identifying with both. This identification results in the experience of being an individual while at the same time being the whole, and finding no contradiction in this experience."

"Give your difference, welcome my difference, unify all difference in the larger whole -- such is the law of growth. The unifying of difference is the eternal process of life -- the creative synthesis, the highest act of creation."

-- M. P. Follett

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Synchronicity

Key
As soon as you start living in the moment, you'll begin to notice synchronicities happening around you regularly. Synchronicities are the people, places, or events that your soul atracts into your life to help you evolve, to increase awareness, or to resolve something necessary in your journey.

You may sometimes hear people mistakenly refer to synchronicity as coincidence, or two seemingly unrelated time/space events happening simultaniously - however, there are no coincidences in life. The famous Swiss psychologist Carl Jung was the first to coin the term synchronicity, describing it as a universal law that allowed humans a greater growth in consciousness.

All of us have experienced syncronicities, from dreaming about an old friend and then running in to her the next day to thinking about someone and then having him call you on the telephone. It can be as dramatic as experiencing severe financial difficulties and out of nowhere money seems to appear, or running into a stranger three times in the same day in totally unrelated places. It can be meeeting a doctor who's n expert in a specific field, and then finding out two weeks later that your loved one is diagnosed with the exact illness that was this doctor's speciality.

As we begin to trust our intuition, we start to notice these syncronicities in abundance.

Crystal Andrus, "Transcendent Beauty"

Make this a splendid day!



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I am ready right now to live in trust. The Angel of Trust
is with me.


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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
The Angel of Trust is a being of Light who came strongly
into a meditation group I facilitated for many years called
"Going Deeper." This being came at a time when many in the
group were particularly distressed and despairing. It was a
pivotal experience because it was a spiritual initiation
that accelerated them into their next phase of development.
They were ready.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Do you trust Spirit? Are you READY to trust Spirit? These
are two distinctly different questions. If you are
resonating with victim consciousness, you are not living
in the Trust of Spirit, although you may trust in being a
victim. Here is an assignment to help you to accept the
power of today's affirmation. Listen to yourself and/or
others. "This happened to me..." is a clue that the speaker
is feeling or thinking as a victim. Listen more closely to
what follows. If the story is more about the speaker being
DONE TO rather than DOING, these are more clues.

Even a very powerful person can feel or think as a victim
from time to time, falling into a trap of agreed-upon
(consensus) reality. Victim consciousness is prevalent --
a weakened and distorted view of the world. This
observation exercise that I suggest is important for the
remaining weeks in this month of Trust. Remember to be
gentle with yourself and others, regardless of what you
observe. This exercise is not intended as an invitation to
judge, but as an invitation to observe and evolve, so that
you can live more fully what you desire to live.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Fire Free Bird"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/surrender-to-trust.html
"Resonating with the Light with Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/resonating-with-light.html

ABOUT THE NEXT TYPE OF AFFIRMATIONS
Tomorrow the Being/Intending affirmations begin. Today is a
good day to reflect on all that you have received in the
name of trust so that you can explore more deeply who you
are. Please also re-visit your over-arching intention for
trust because we use that as a foundation for exploration.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Bye-Bye Weeds!



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"What is the hardest task in the world? To think."
-Emerson

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Today's Empowering Question
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"When I did (some thing) right, how did I do it?"

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Today's Fast Session
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No doubt, you have plenty of times that you can recall
where you did something very well. You felt good. Your
mood was positive. Your focus was on the task or
game...and you were ON.

You said the right things. You hit the ball, made the
shots, ran like the wind. Mistakes, if they happened at
all, were brushed off and forgotten about. You were
definitely in the ZONE and wanted the day to go on forever.

But it didn't...

The next day wasn't quite as good, possibly. And within a
day or two or six, things were back to normal... average.
Not good, not bad. Just vanilla.

Is this you?

If not, then congratulations. But even life's top
performers don't regularly pull rabbits out of the hat in
every area of their lives. It's too common for many people
to be miracle workers at home or at work, but miserable
failures at just about everything else.

Too often, in the area that works, it's more a factor of
doing that one thing for so long that you get proficient at
it. Repetition over the years has worn the grooves of
mastery.

It happened over time, almost without your awareness. It
just came because you did the same thing again and again.
Through all your mistakes you learned how to get things
done fast and easy.

It's too bad you didn't have a course to teach you how to
get these same results in everything you do, no matter what
it is... training that could help you regularly have this
incredible feeling that nothing was above your capability.

But thoughts just kind of pop in and that's the way it's
supposed to work, right? 'How could I control my
thoughts?' you think. 'They just pop in. I feel a certain
way because that's just who I am,' you say.

Wrong...

We get our beliefs if they SEEM accurate. A few mistakes
and BOOM! We define ourselves as not good at something. It
seems to make sense. If other people confirm our
suspicions, then it must be true. Someone does something
we don't like or doesn't look right and BOOM! we make
instant judgments about them without a second's thought.
If the first bite doesn't taste familiar, WHAM! Don't like
it.

Most people get a belief about a thing and stay with that
belief forever, whether it's true or not.

Where that can be the most detrimental is when it's a
limiting belief about yourself and your worth.

Just because you made a particular mistake a number of
times doesn't mean that you'll never be good at something.

Your mind doesn't have to be on autopilot. Thoughts don't
have to just pop into your head. You can control your
thoughts. And when you do start to take control of your
mind, your emotions and actions can be similar to the
greatest successes the world has ever known.

When I took the Silva Mind Method training course in the
early 90's, I would get into my "alpha state" and repeat,
over and over, statements that affirmed my success and
ability. I told myself that there wasn't anything I
couldn't do. I took all my limiting beliefs and put them
on a mental screen and wiped them off one at a time.

Gone. Adios. Arrivederci. Au revoir.

Any belief that didn't support my new goals got cleaned
away. And positive affirmations re-patterned new beliefs
of ability, self-worth and confidence.

Keep in mind, I did this regularly. And I still do.

After all, your mind is thinking constantly. And it's
impossible to tell yourself that you're a genius once and
have it stick. Not when you follow it up with a very human
mistake an hour later, and the first thing you're tempted
to think is, 'See, I knew I was fooling myself! I am a
dunce!'

Your current beliefs took time to take root and the new
ones will also take time. Think of your mind as a field.
You're planting seeds now. The new shoots will come up and
produce fruit, but you've got to water and fertilize them.
You've got to pull the weeds out constantly.

But what you'll have for your effort is some of the
sweetest, juiciest crops of empowering and TRUE beliefs you
could ever have. With these new beliefs will come powerful
emotions and determination that will astound you. Sweet
Success!

And the nice thing is, your new beliefs are always in
season!

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super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
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I love you all!!!

Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I've released all limiting thoughts about my abilities
-- My thoughts are positively affirming now
-- I think about consequences before I act
-- My powers of visualization are increasing today
-- I use my past successes as templates for today




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DON'T SERVE TIME, MAKE TIME SERVE YOU




Time can't be managed. What can be managed
are your activities and how you spend your time.
You always have enough time if you use it wisely.

Set your priorities for goal attainment.
Always try to put first things first.
Most goals are not achieved because people put second things first.

All time management begins with planning.
In all planning you make a list and set priorities.
While you're reviewing your priorities, ask the question:
"What's the best use of my time right now ?"

Ask yourself: "What is my payoff in doing this activity ?"
"How does this fit in with my long term objectives ?"
"Is what I'm doing getting me closer to my objective?"

Make decisions and implement them.
To choose time is to save time.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Something To Think About As You Get Older


My brother-in-law opened the bottom drawer of my sister's bureau and
lifted out a tissue-wrapped package. "This," he said, "is not a slip.
This is lingerie." He discarded the tissue and handed me the slip. It was
exquisite; silk, handmade and trimmed with a cobweb of lace. The price
tag with an astronomical figure on it was still attached.

"Jan bought this the first time we went to New York, at least 8 or 9
years ago. She never wore it. She was saving it for a special occasion.
Well, I guess this is the occasion."

He took the slip from me and put it on the bed with the other clothes we
were taking to the mortician.

His hands lingered on the soft material for a moment, then he slammed the
drawer shut and turned to me.

"Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you're alive
is a special occasion."

I remembered those words through the funeral and the days that f ollowed
when I helped him and my niece attend to all the sad chores that follow
an unexpected death. I thought about all the things that she hadn't seen,
or heard, or done. I thought about the things that she had done, without
realizing that they were special.

I'm still thinking about his words, and they've changed my life.

I'm reading more and dusting less.

I'm sitting on the deck and admiring the view without fussing about the
weeds in the garden.

I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time in
committee meetings.

I wear my good blazer to the market if I feel like it.

I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties; clerks in hardware
stores and tellers in banks have noses that function as well as my
party-going friends'.

"Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on my vocabulary.
If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do
it now.

I'm not sure what my sister would have done, had she known that she
wouldn't be here for the tomorrow we all take for granted. She might have
called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past
squabbles. I like to think she would have gone out for a Chinese dinner,
her favorite food. I'm guessing - I'll never know.

It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew
that my hours were limited. I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold
back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives.

Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experience to savour, not
endure.

I'm trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.

Unknown author


"Ordinary Can Be Awesome"



"Everything in life can be nourishing. Everything can bless us, but we've got to be there for the blessing to occur. Being present with quality is a decision we are invited to make each day."

-- MacRina Wiederkehr

Spirit is not only found in holy places, prayer and meditation, yoga and retreats. It is everywhere -- in your relationships, your work, your daily chores, in nature ... if you are willing to connect deeply with your environment.

Open to connect with something and you open to its essence, its purpose and meaning. There are other dimensions of reality below what we normally see and hear. Open to the mystery.

"We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure."

-- Macrina Wiederkehr

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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs -


...ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it!
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

~Harold Thurman Whitman

Make this a joyful day!


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I accept trust, joy, and love in all aspects of my life.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
To experience something, you accept it into your life. You
may tend to argue against this point when you are in the
middle of uncomfortable circumstances or when you feel like
a victim. When you are in pain, it is hard to understand
that you have invited the painful conditions you are
experiencing. And, of course, this is unintentional. As
you become more intentional about your thought patterns and
responses, you might become impatient when your circumstances
do not change as quickly as you grasp ideas for change,
tending to blame the circumstances or conditions outside
yourself. Self-kindness is required as you develop new
habits that encourage receiving what you truly desire. A
simple "yes" to trust and joy and love is a starting place;
consistent "yeses" yield the manifested desires.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Today, remember to be kind to yourself and life. As you
work with today's and other empowering affirmations and
methods, you are moving away from old thoughts and patterns.
The conditions you find yourself in today are manifestations
of previous thoughts. It is true that your birthright IS to
experience joy, however, if you have not yet lifted your
consciousness to focus on joy, recognize that is your work.
Life is a process. You are not here to manipulate the
Universe, but to experience life to the fullest. Today,
appreciate ALL that surrounds you, for you have accepted
these things into your life. If you are not pleased with
what you have already manifested, start today to accept
what you desire into your life.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"One Thought at a Time"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/finding-empowering-thoughts.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
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Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Get Mad...Then Make Your World Better



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"Anger is a prelude to courage."
-Eric Hoffer

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What am I really dissatisfied about right now?"

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Today's Fast Session
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I guess I better start right out by explaining the word
'Anger' as we'll be using it. By anger, I mean that you
see something or something happens and it spurs in you a
burning, all-encompassing desire to fix the problem.

The problem with most people is that they get angry at
other people for taking advantage of their weaknesses.
"You took my boyfriend." Hey, if your relationship was
good, there wouldn't be a problem. The blame rests with
you and/or your boyfriend, not anyone else.

A few years ago, I met Rudy Ruettiger. The movie 'Rudy'
is based on his life. He told me that the thing that kept
him going in the face of every adversity you can imagine
was anger...

Anger at everyone that told him playing football for Notre
Dame was crazy; for everyone that told him that he wasn't
cut out for college; that he ought to work in the factory
because it was safe; that he ought to forget his stupid
dream.

The nay sayers motivated him. It made him angry when
people knocked his dream.

If you've never seen the movie, I would recommend that you
buy it and wear it out. And if you don't have any tissues,
get some before you hit "play."

What do most people do when others rain on their parade?
What do you do?

Inside, you probably laugh right along and say something
like, "Yeah, it is kind of silly. That IS a little out of
my league."

Why not get angry and do something about it, instead.
Show them you can reach your dream.

Few people like to stand out. To be seen as different.

Well, anger is really just another way of describing one
of the first elements that go into making a personal
mission statement. I mean after all, what would a mission
be if you weren't completely behind it emotionally? It
wouldn't be a mission. It would be just a wish. And
wishes don't usually come true.

Missions, though, usually ensure that dreams become
realized.

But when you've got a mission, it sets your whole being
into motion.

Great missions come about often when you just can't stand
the way something is and you feel like you must change it.

"MADD" (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) came about because
of anger. "America's Most Wanted" came about because of
anger.

So many breakthroughs and achievements would never have
happened unless someone got mad and said "I'm not going to
take it any more!"

I did that years ago and went looking for tools to change
the way I thought. It took a while, but I found them and
altered them to create a technology that ultimately changed
who I am and changed the lives of thousands around the
world... all because of massive pain and dissatisfaction.

Here's what I want you to do...

Find something in your life that you're dissatisfied with
and get yourself worked up. Ask yourself what your life
will be like if this doesn't change. Feel the pain. Get
angry. Don't blame others in this mental exercise. You're
responsible for your own circumstances. Get that straight.

Feel the pain now. Compare those feelings to the feelings
you'd have if you were just to fix the situation now. No
matter what kind of effort it would take to fix. It might
take years for you to get things the way you want them.
But compare the two futures. Get angry at the first
future. Get scared. And get determined not to end up
there.

Make it a must. You must change it. Feel it. If you've
got to cry and scream and pound your fists, fine...if
that's what it takes.

Look now at the better future you saw. How big is the
gap? Would it be worth any effort that it might take? I
think you'll find that it probably is.

Without dissatisfaction, and often anger, it's verrrry
difficult to get and stay motivated. You must keep your
dissatisfaction in your mind daily.

Use it as fuel for your motivation.

As long as you continue to take personal responsibility
for your life, this can work miracles.

But as long as you keep blaming others for your problems,
you'll continue to have them.

Get dissatisfied. It will help you feel courageous, even
if last week you were hiding out.

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What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I use anger constructively to make things better
-- Courage and I are one
-- My abilities are boundless
-- My motivation and determination are both growing daily



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Struggle



A man found a cocoon of an emperor moth. He took it home so that he could
watch the moth come out of the cocoon.

On that day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the moth for
several hours as the moth struggled to force the body through that little
hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it
had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. It just seemed
to be stuck.

Then the man, in his kindness, decided to help the moth, so he took a
pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The
moth then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled
wings.

The man continued to watch the moth because he expected that, at any
moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the
body, which would contract in time. Neither happened!

In fact, the little moth spent the rest of its life crawling around with
a swollen body and shriveled body and s hriveled wings. It never was able
to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the
restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the moth to get through
the tiny opening was the way of forcing fluid from the body of the moth
into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its
freedom from the cocoon.

Freedom and flight would only come after the struggle. By depriving the
moth of a struggle, he deprived the moth of health.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life.

If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be
crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

Give every opportunity a chance.

Unknown author



PURSUE WHAT YOU WANT AND YOU'LL GET IT




When you're sure you're on the right road to success
you don't have to plan your journey too far ahead.
Don't burden yourself with doubts and fears
as to the obstacles that may bar your progress.

You don't need to know all your answers in advance.
Just have a clear idea of the goal you want to reach.
You can only take one step at a time.

If you can muster up the courage to begin,
you'll find the courage to succeed.
It's the job you never start
that always takes the longest to finish.

Eighty percent of success is in showing up.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

"What are you feeling?"



"We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs."

-- Bertrand Russell

Many of the qualities that bring fulfilment in life are feelings, like love, joy, freedom and gratitude.

In our overly rational world, we tend to think about how we feel, which, of course, is not feeling at all -- it’s thinking.

Honour your feelings and be willing to experience them. They give us valuable feedback about what is and what is not working in our lives. They are the signposts to meaningful inner work.

"With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustain it. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life."

-- Doc Childre

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Knight in Shining Armour

Knight

Think about how many of us are searching for love, waiting for our  ”knight in shining armour.” Yet he’ll never come along unless we’re resonating at the level of a princess!
I’m not referring to the tiara she wears or the throne she sits on, but rather, her deep sense of knowing – she knows she deserves to be loved and that she’ll honour and treat her man like the prince he is, too.

Perhaps, truth be told, true everlasting love – the “soul-mate kind” – only happens once you’ve climbed to the top of your own ladder and have transcended your ego, when your soul is one with Divine grace and ready to finally come home. In other words, once you  become the woman you're meant to be, then you'll know when you're with the person you were meant to be with!



Sonnet # XXIII.

 As an unperfect actor on the stage Who with his fear is put besides his part, Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage, Whose strength's abundance weakens his own heart. So I, for fear of trust, forget to say The perfect ceremony of love's rite, And in mine own love's strength seem to decay, O'ercharged with burden of mine own love's might. O, let my books be then the eloquence And dumb presagers of my speaking breast, Who plead for love and look for recompense More than that tongue that more hath more express'd. O, learn to read what silent love hath writ: To hear with eyes belongs to love's fine wit.

How to Open your Trust Valve 100%

By Jafree Ozwald and Margot Zaher
http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com

"Do not abandon trust when your ego thinks things should be different
than they are." ~Wayne Dyer

Imagine that in the middle of your chest is a dial that goes from 1
to 100. In the middle of the dial is the word "Trust". This is your
Trust Valve. This knob is what measures the amount of trust you have
for yourself, the Universe and everyone in it. Take a few moments to
check at which number your Trust Valve is set at RIGHT NOW. Are you
at 100? If not, what would 100 feel like?

If you are under 100%, notice what thoughts, feelings and beliefs you
need to let go of (or say NO to) in order to feel 100% trust for
yourself, life, and everyone in it. This exercise may be challenging,
yet imagine what your face will look like after 40 years of not
trusting! Your happiness is based on the amount of trust you have for
yourself, life, and everyone in it.

&ldquo;When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.&rdquo;
~Steve Rapson

Trust allows us to let go of control and truly find freedom within
each moment of our lives. People only seek to control because they
are living out of their fear-based ego instead of from a place of
love. The ego is very vulnerable and insecure, especially when you
are trusting life 100%. So it will make up many stories, excuses, and
reasons to not trust yourself, others, and the Universe. These
stories are stopping you from manifesting the most amazing life
possible! Even though your mind may believe that trusting yourself is
a foolish thing to do, see if it actually FEELS good to trust
yourself. Base your decisions on your feelings, not on rationale. The
ego will always try to be in control of everything in your life, and
use self-doubt and negative thinking as a way of protecting itself
from pain.

At the very root of trust you will find freedom and expansive
feelings. While the need for control is the foundation of the
ego/mind, trust is the center of the heart and automatically connects
you with the energy of your soul. To keep your trust valve open 100%
open, you need to acknowledge that you are a spiritual being in a
physical body. Trust comes naturally when there is a deep spiritual
connection and knowing. When we trust this spiritual aspect of our
true selves, we give up our need to control life and each moment
becomes a deeper experience of relaxation than the last. Trust opens
us up to the flow of divine abundance in our lives. This brings peace
to your mind, and into the hearts of everyone around you.

"The only real security in life lies in relishing life's insecurity."
~M. Scott Peck

Learn the ancient secrets to manifesting your heart's desires in The
90 Day Manifesting Program at: http://www.ManifestingVibration.com

Blessings to you,
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Repeat After Me: "Yes, I Can!"



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"Self-trust is the first secret of success."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Today's Empowering Question
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"Haven't I done many things I wasn't sure I'd be able to
do when I started them?"

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Today's Fast Session
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I was always perplexed by the question, "What came first,
the chicken or the egg?" Does that have an answer? I
don't know.

But an equally good one that does have an answer is, "What
comes first, confidence or large achievements?"

The answer most definitely is confidence.

No. You don't need large accomplishments to gain
confidence.

But what creates confidence and how can you get more of it
so you can consistently achieve more and have fun doing it?
And what is it that causes a loss of confidence?

It's easy to see in the world of sports the difference
between confidence and doubt. Team A goes on a tear and
destroys their opponent by an enormous amount of runs,
baskets, goals, etc. But the next night, you've got the
same two teams and this time it's Team B that administers
the beating.

What's the difference? Players on the losing teams often
say things like this:

- We just weren't focusing.
- Our emotions weren't in check.
- When they scored in the 3rd quarter, the wind went out
of our sails.
- We just weren't taking good shots.
- Once the crowd got into the game, we got out of our
rhythm.

Those things took their confidence away. They didn't
trust themselves. So their performance for the ENTIRE game
or large portions of it was sub-par.

The next day, different mind set... VERY different
results. The focus was there now. They clearly visualized
their outcomes. Momentum never left for long. Belief came
back. They refused to be intimidated and wouldn't accept
defeat.

I often use sports analogies because there is absolutely
no difference between games and life... especially your
life.

Every day, life demands that you perform. Whether it's
just cleaning the house, raking or trying to enjoy yourself
while you pack up and take a vacation with your family,
your confidence level affects your performance and your
enjoyment.

Confidence. What is it?

To me, confidence is just a feeling that you can do
something.

It's the current knowledge that if challenge pops up, and
they always do, you can overcome it. With this knowing
comes the ability to perform at your best.

But as soon as the feelings wane, your positive expectancy
drops and you start to focus on mistakes instead of your
goals. You start to feel less capable, so you hesitate.
When your confidence leaves you, you can't make decisions.
And when you start to replay these unsupportive mental
pictures, you literally couldn't buy a few minutes of
success at any price.

This power was never more evident as when John Wooden and
his legendary UCLA basketball teams won a record 88 games
in a row. For nearly 4 years, they didn't lose a single
game.

His teams won 7 consecutive national championships. In
the next thousand years, it hardly seems possible that his
records will be approached.

He knew that if he could gain momentum and hold it, the
other team would mentally give up. Their pressure forced
mistakes and caused the opponents to hesitate, to not want
to make more mistakes.

But when your focus is on not making mistakes... you make
mistakes!!!
So how do you gain confidence and keep it?

You must picture success before it happens. Your internal
dialog must be that of expecting success... yes, even
before you have success. How?

Well, how do you learn anything? By repetition, of course.

Look at your bookshelves. If there are more than a few
self-help books, and you don't yet have the qualities
taught inside the covers, then it's repetition that's
missing.

Coke and Pepsi spend tens of millions of dollars each year
to program you to buy their carbonated caramel water.

Why? Because repetition works.

They sell billions of dollars of their products simply
because they communicate their message constantly. Do you
remember the words of songs that you haven't heard in
years?

I'll bet you do!

If you take control of your own mind just like big
advertisers and communicate a positive message of belief
and hope and of expecting to get what you want, and you do
it with repetition, you know what?

You'll become confident.

At least you'll have hope, to start.

And confidence begins with hope. Without hope, a glimmer
of optimism, you wouldn't even try.

If you haven't up until now, start really using this tool.
If you do, just like a drill or a hammer makes building a
structure a thousand times better and faster, you'll
achieve more every single day... easier, better and with
more joy than you ever thought possible.

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- My confidence is soaring now
-- I respond to adversity with increased determination and
belief in myself
-- I believe in myself completely
-- I am going to begin right now



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Talking - From the 'Prophet'



"You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts;

And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live
in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime.

And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a
bird of space, that in a cage of words many indeed unfold its wings but
cannot fly.

There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being
alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves
and they would escape.

And there are those who talk, and without knowledge or forethought reveal
a truth which they themselves do not understand.

And there are those who have the truth within them, but they tell it not
in words. In the bosom of such as these the spirit dwells in rhythmic
silence.

When you meet your friend on the roadside or in the market place, let the
spirit in you move your lips and direct your tongue. L et the voice
within your voice speak to the ear of his ear;

For his soul will keep the truth of your heart as the taste of the wine
is remembered When the colour is forgotten and the vessel is no more."

Unknown author

LEADERSHIP IS ACTION NOT POSITION




All successful people became successful,
because they gave some talent or ability in the service of others.
You can contribute in some way to others,
no matter how small your talent.
You too, can become successful.

No one achieves success without being of service.

Successful people don't use others,
other people use the successful,
for above all, success is of service.

Everyone has to be someone to someone to be anyone.
Service is the essence of success.

THE DAILY GURU


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"Create Space"



"All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest."

-- Bayazid al-Bistami

We need to create space if we desire to change and grow. Only in emptiness can meaning, intuitive guidance and truth arise.

Give yourself space by spending time in nature, taking an hour or day off, enjoying quiet moments for reflection. Take time to smell the roses. Breathe in the wonder of life and its bounty. Open so your deeper awareness and imagination can percolate through mundane thoughts and activities. Let go of both resistance and force to allow yourself to connect more deeply to life.

"I do only want to advise you to keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hour can perhaps answer."

-- Rainer Maria Rilke

"I am glad that so much movement happens in this stillness."

-- Richard Land

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Make this a divine day!



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Dear God, allow me to see trust in a way that I can
understand.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
The divine is always showing you trust in ways that you can
understand -- it is up to you to notice, to see, to perceive.
This simple prayer asks for more than just "seeing" with the
physical eye or "understanding" with the mental processes.
It asks for the grace to know trust, to realize trust, to
live trust, to experience trust. Seek the trust that
transcends the concrete.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Sometimes you may be called upon to demonstrate your
understanding and knowing of trust. In fact, such a
demonstration may bring you to your knees in surrender.
Demonstrating trust is one way to lift your consciousness.
Your demonstrations are unique to you, and need not be like
any one else's. It is a rite of passage that you face --
perhaps you are even experiencing this rite of passage right
now. Knowing trust moves you to the other side of the
initiation: trust yourself, trust your process, trust the
divine. If you are regularly on your knees in gratitude,
you are less likely to be forced to your knees in desperation.

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"Water Wisdom"



"When flowing water ... meets with obstacles on its path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses. It increases in volume and strength, filling up in front of the obstacle and eventually spilling past it....

"Do not turn and run, for there is nowhere worthwhile for you to go. Do not attempt to push ahead into the danger ... emulate the example of the water: Pause and build up your strength until the obstacle no longer represents a blockage."



-- from the ‘I Ching,’presented in
‘To Build the Life You Want, Create the
Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension
of Entrepreneuring’ by Marsha Sinetar



THE DAILY GURU


YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LIFE




If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
If you want to see a change for the better,
you have to take things in your own hands.

To affect the outcome of anything,
you must control the action at the point of decision making.
You're in control of your life
to the degree that you make the decisions.

If you let others make decisions for you,
you have no control.
When you control your decisions,
you control the actions.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

The Power Of Love

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For most of my life, I thought that if I gave love, then that made me a loving person. I knew that I was supposedly loved by many people, but rarely allowed myself to really receive anyone else's affection...to breathe it in and feel it wrapping around my heart, making me stronger with this softness. Because I was so afraid of being hurt I seldom let anyone get even remotely close. I wasn't conscious of it, for I was in love with the
idea of love, but up until the last few years, I don't think I even realized that other people could make me stronger. It was all about the power I felt when I gave to them and saw their own light shine brighter. I guess I'd counted on myself for so long that it never occurred to me that relationships were about more than my teaching and giving.

I think that even my marriage was based almost entirely on my helping my ex-husband - because as long as I was fixing him, I didn't have to fix myself. I thought that he needed me, and being needed was the closest thing I could associate with love. We'd gotten together as such scared and hurt kids that we'd defined and sculpted our relationship on those fears: "Don't go out without me. Don't look at her/him. Don't like things unless I like them. Don't leave me. Don't hurt me. Don't betray me. Don't have a life outside of me."

We lived in a bubble, and we made sure that neither one of us could get out of it. As I became a writer and speaker, there was no way that he was going to let me get on a plane to travel halfway around the world to share my message, just as there was no way I thought my marriage could survive my getting on one. Yet I'd given everything I possibly could to my marriage - including my voice and dreams - and I was beginning to feel as if I were drowning. I didn't want to leave my nest, but I didn't know how to stay there either.

The reality is that I didn't know how to speak my truth back then... to say what I really needed. And then one day, around my 30th birthday, this overwhelming voice in my head screamed at me:
This is it! If you don't do something right now, you're going to watch all your dreams pass you by!

It is interesting that when my daughters were small, I painted this poem that I'd once read on the wall of their playroom:


For my dear children,
I wish for two things:
To give you roots,
And to give you wings.

I'd grown roots for myself, but I hadn't used my wings - and my girsl were watching me, discovering what life was like for a woman. Although my husband and I did care so much about each other, we were far more afraid of not being loved and of being alone than we were in love. I could never fly as long as I stayed, and we both knew it.

It was the hardest thing I've ever done to leave him, and certainly not something I'm recommending for others. For me, it was an awakening: I was finally alone, for the first time in my life, to figure out who I was.

What I learned was that it wasn't everyone else I was most upset with, as I'd convinced myself it was - it was
me. I was the most self-punishing person you'd ever meet. Dripping in shame and guilt, I had such a hard time letting go og my patterns, my past, and my inner demons. Now when I meet people who are very demanding of everyone else in their lives, I silently send them love because I know that they're actually toughest on themself.

My kids will sometimes ask me, even to this day, if I still love their dad. And I can honestly tell them that I love him and always will. He was such an important person in my life - and besides, he's a part of them! How on earth could I not love him for helping to create my girls? They always smile and walk away, knowing that everything must be okay, even if I'm not married to their dad anymore.

I think that one of the worst things you can do to children's self-esteem is to condemn their parents in any way. Children internalize that criticism, equating their parents as parts of themselves - therefore if one of their parents is "tainted", then they must be, too. Always remind yourself, and your children, that there's beauty in everyone! Besides, the truth is that the parts of others that we can't accept, or that infuriate us the most, are the parts of
ourselves that we have yet to heal.

I chose my husband to help me confront the parts of myself I needed to make peace with - I just didn't know it at the time. As I continued on my own, I learned some pretty tough lessons bout love and life. The most powerful one was that
you get what you give, but you can't give what you don't have. At times I nearly flew back to the comfort of my old familiar nest, but I kew that I'd be going back for the wrong reasons. Until I had self-love and self-acceptance, I couldn't give honesty and trust to anyone. I could never accept anyone else fr who they were until I learned how to accept myself. I might have been able to give others hope or some attention, but it wasn't until I was able to truly know love - from deep within - that I could transcend. It was then that extra-ordinary people began flocking into my life... that I was able to be loved... that I felt the most beautiful I ever have!

Crystal Andrus, "Transcendent Beauty"

Sonnet # XXII.

My glass shall not persuade me I am old, So long as youth and thou are of one date; But when in thee time's furrows I behold, Then look I death my days should expiate. For all that beauty that doth cover thee Is but the seemly raiment of my heart, Which in thy breast doth live, as thine in me: How can I then be elder than thou art? O, therefore, love, be of thyself so wary As I, not for myself, but for thee will; Bearing thy heart, which I will keep so chary As tender nurse her babe from faring ill. Presume not on thy heart when mine is slain; Thou gavest me thine, not to give back again.

Make this a powerful day!



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I allow trust to flow through me. I accept the Truth from
a higher Source.


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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Today's affirmation helps you to perceive trust as fluid --
able to flow through you. Trust can wash away old memories
of distrust and mistrust and non-trust. Trust is aligned
with Truth from a higher source; that is, trust is pure, not
manipulative. Today's is a perfect affirmation to use just
before participating in an event (a meeting with the boss, a
sales presentation, connecting with an associate or friend,
etc.), especially an event that seems challenging. Or we
may choose a commonplace event, such as driving our car,
which is a very important time to be aligned with the divine
and with trust.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
I talk with many folks who understand intellectually and
speak articulately about the idea of "being in the flow"
and "trusting the Universe" and "living in the moment."
Understanding intellectually and speaking articulately are
worthy starting places, especially if you find that language
helps you to integrate your thoughts and be in touch with
your feelings. The test comes when you are challenged
by circumstances -- if you try to manipulate those
circumstances, you are not "in the flow." Start where it
is easiest for you. If you experience deep satisfaction
with one aspect of your work, feel what it is like to trust
THERE. If a walk in the woods evokes ecstasy or freedom,
experience being "in the flow" THERE. If you feel total
trust when you are with your partner, let that feeling of
trust expand outwardly to other parts of your life.

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CHANGE INFLUENCES YOUR PERSONAL GROWTH

 


Personal growth is the process of responding positively to change.
It involves risk as you step from the known to the unknown.

All your growth will depend on your activity.
Your strength and growth will come
only through continuous effort and struggle.
There will be no development without effort.

Trouble is the common denominator of living.
It's the great equalizer of life.
Your trials and your sorrows will develop you.

When good or bad fortune comes your way,
you must give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

What happens to you is not as important
as your reaction to what is happening to you.

THE DAILY GURU

Moving rocks



A little boy was spending his Saturday morning playing in his sandbox. He
had with him his box of cars and trucks, his plastic pail, and a shiny,
red plastic shovel. In the process of creating roads and tunnels in the
soft sand, he discovered a large rock in the middle of the sandbox.

The boy dug around the rock, managing to dislodge it from the dirt. With
a little bit of struggle, he pushed and nudged the rock across the
sandbox by using his feet. (He was a very small boy, and the rock was
very large.) When the boy got the rock to the edge of the sandbox
however, he found that he couldn't roll it up and over the little wall.

Determined, the little boy shoved, pushed, and pried, but every time he
thought he had made some progress, the rock tipped and then fell back
into the sandbox. The little boy grunted, struggled, pushed, & shoved;
but his only reward was to have the rock roll back, smashing his chubby
fingers.

Finally he burst into tears of frustration. All this time the boy's
father watched from his living room window as the drama unfolded. At the
moment the tears fell, a large shadow fell across the boy and the
sandbox. It was the boy's father. Gently but firmly he said,

"Son, why didn't you use all the strength that you had available?"

Defeated, the boy sobbed back,

"But I did, Daddy, I did! I used all the strength that I had!"

"No, son," corrected the father kindly.

"You didn't use all the strength you had. You didn't ask me."

With that the father reached down, picked up the rock and removed it from
the sandbox.

Do you have "rocks" in your life that need to be removed? Are you
discovering that you don't have what it takes to lift them? There is One
who is always available to us and willing to give us the strength we
need. Isn't it funny how we try so hard to do things oursel ves.

Unknown author

"Go For Depth"



"Mastery does not come from dabbling. We have to be prepared to pay the price. We need to have the sustained enthusiasm that motivates us to give our best."

-- Eknath Easwaran

Our world now offers us a smorgasbord of opportunities. In the personal growth field alone, there are myriads of books and products, all promising relief from what ails us. It’s easy to flip quickly from one program to another when something new captures our imagination.

If I long for change in my life, however, I need to do more than skim the surface. I need to make time and take time to both learn new approaches and then -- most importantly -- to apply what I’ve learned. If I jump around to new techniques too rapidly, I won’t benefit from any of them.

"Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts."

-- Elbert Hubbard

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Make this a magnificent day!



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I receive trust from the Universe. My trust in the
invisible increases.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Some folks say they only trust what they can see and/or
touch. Even some folks who have deep trust in the invisible
want to have certain things proven to them in the visible
world. You might consider your own areas of trust in both
the invisible and the visible. The process of creation is
the act of moving energy from the invisible (Spirit) into
the visible (matter). This is relatively easy to understand
when you think of certain everyday acts of creation. I
expect that sitting at a blank computer screen receptive to
putting ideas into words is a familiar experience to you.
As the letters click under your fingers, words appear on the
screen because you have moved the invisible to the visible.
All things manifested in this world are the result of
changing the density of energy from Spirit into matter.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Consider those things in your life you trust that are
visible, and those you trust that are invisible. Do you
trust the recklessly driven car in front of you? -- that is
visible. Do you trust the love you share with close
friends -- that is invisible. Do you trust your own
intuitions and inspirations? Do you trust yourself? Today,
consider three events and/or persons in which you believe
the quality of trust is particularly desired or needed.

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How to Find Freedom from The Mind


By Jafree Ozwald
http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com

The mind is always thinking. It&rsquo;s always planning and
pretending, hoping and wishing, pondering and scheming, dreaming and
learning, and yearning for more. Basically, 99% of the time it's set
to capturing data mode. It tries to make sense of the data it
collects, and then applies this data to your life. The mind is indeed
an awe-inspiring over and under-analyzing machine. It spends its time
thinking about what's going to happen next, and what has just
happened. The mind is truly amazing if you think about it! =)

The really interesting thing about the mind is that it only exists in
the past or the future&hellip; yesterday and tomorrow. The mind
simply cannot exist in the Now. I dare you to try to keep it here in
the now. Forwards and backwards in time it goes, searching high and
low, all day long, all year long, all lifetime long. Now you know why
you may be soooo tired at the end of the day.

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you were free
from your mind? What would ONE day feel like if you were totally at
peace with it? Imagine that you were able to hear the beauty of what
the mind is really saying without getting caught in its drama and
trauma. It is truly freeing to know what direction your mind is
heading in and to be able to trust that it is leading you into
greater feelings of freedom! Can you imagine being free for 5 minutes
from your thoughts, ideas, future actions and expected results? If
you can imagine this, freedom will follow.

To find freedom in life, the mind has to get out of your way. Freedom
is readily available when you turn inwards towards the divine spirit
that you are. Relax and bask in the light of this eternal, peaceful
experience of pure being. Once you realize that this is not so bad
and that this mind chatter just makes life nutty, you begin to
awaken. You realize that you are not your mind, nor your thoughts,
nor your emotions, nor your body. The silence between each thought
becomes profound and meaningful. In this space of silence, you will
find total freedom. The mind cannot exist in silence. The mind cannot
exist in the now. If you want to rid yourself of the constant
struggle and negative emotions in your life, dive into this silence.
Once this silence is discovered, the mind lets go and relaxes. You
have found the foundation of your very being. Once we confine
ourselves to this ever-present moment, we are instantly healed and
enlightened!

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They Can't Beat Me!



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"I don't like to lose, and that isn't so much because it
is just a football game, but because defeat means the
failure to reach your objective. I don't want a football
player who doesn't take defeat to heart, who laughs it off
with the thought, "Oh, well, there's another Saturday."
The trouble in American life today, in business as well as
in sports, is that too many people are afraid of
competition. The result is that in some circles people
have come to sneer at success if it costs hard work and
training and sacrifice."
-Knute Rockne

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Today's Empowering Question
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"Whom can I have a (friendly) competition with to use as
my motivator?"

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Today's Fast Session
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So many people wilt under competition. So I don't want to
propose that you use as an important source of motivation a
mental activity that makes you perform worse in whatever
area you'd like to improve.

What you find difficult today, though, with even a little
"private" competition, you'll find to be easy.

What we're discussing is a way to give yourself a passion
that can give you such drive to reach your objective, that
it will not only get you there, but you'll actually love
the process.

An example in my life is having been a very mediocre
student in high school, and then flunking out of college.
At that point, I kind of got the idea that I better start
doing something well or I just might end up dead broke or
just dead sooner than I'd like. So I enrolled in a local
community college and began using my neighbor, who was an
'A' student his whole life, as my competitor. It was
friendly, of course. And at that time, I was badly
overmatched. I mean, he was a seasoned studier. He knew
how to learn. I didn't.

Every day, I kept him in my sights. He usually beat me on
tests and quizzes, but I won some occasionally...

...enough to keep me motivated.

In fact he drove me to achieve things that I had never
done before. Enough to turn me into an 'A' student in a
single semester. Not bad for someone who only ever got A's
in Art and Gym.

That's the key. You can't pick someone, even in secret,
that there's no way you'd ever measure up to. You at least
have to be able to win occasionally. And someone you beat
constantly won't stretch you.

You have to be able to imagine victory or else you won't
try, long term. You'll get demoralized too easily.

Pick someone in a magazine, someone you used to know, who
you work with. It doesn't matter. Pick someone that
motivates you that you can reach.

If you want to lose weight, find someone who's a little
slimmer than you. Make that an intermediary goal. Then,
go for someone who's just a little further beyond when you
arrive at your first guidepost.

Sure, aim for total success...

But don't swing for the fence every day. Little victories
add up. Allow yourself to feel incredible satisfaction
when you achieve your little benchmarks.

Every time I got a quiz or test within a few points, and
especially if I beat my friendly rival, I literally
glowed... like a star!

Those moments so revved me up that it completely
redirected my life.

Now don't get me wrong. I was due for many more
challenges in life... most of which I would not win for a
long time.

But it was this process and those victories that gave me a
taste of success that took a sustained effort to achieve.

I can't stress enough that the little victories along the
way are every bit as important as the end goal. They keep
you going when you have a setback.

If you want to quit smoking and you've quit for a week,
don't let one slip up ruin all you've built. Every hour
you go without a cigarette, where you didn't bite someone's
head off, give yourself permission to feel an incredible
sense of accomplishment... because it is. Call someone up
on the phone. Go out to dinner. Celebrate in whatever
appropriate way you can. Put a mark on the wall. Give
yourself credit. Smile. You did it.

You must do this...

...because setbacks will come. And if you built up a
series of successes AND RECOGNIZED THEM, you'll treat the
setback as just a slight delay, a little detour. Without
your private victory parties, setbacks can be made to look
like a sheer rock cliff.

During the second year of my becoming a real student, I
achieved something that found a permanent home in my
victory log. On the Statistics final exam, I got the only
perfect 100 ever recorded in that school.

Yes, I had beaten my rival...

...and it felt great!

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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I turn my goals into a game that I enjoy winning
-- My competition keeps me sharp and exhilarated
-- I appreciate the value that competition has in my growth
-- I love winning
-- I see losing as just a temporary setback
-- Losing increases my determination to continue and win




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IT'S A GOOD TIME TO CHANGE



Where you are in your life today,
you made an appointment to be there five years ago.
Where you'll be five years from now
will be determined by your actions today and in the future.

The first step toward getting somewhere
is to decide that you're not going to stay where you are.

Analyze your life in terms of your environment.
Are the things around you helping you toward your success
or are they holding you back?

You're a product of your environment.
So choose an environment that will best develop you toward your goals.

Your world today is a living expression
of how you're using and have used your mind.
It's something you can change at any time.

Don't remain a captive to your environment.
Don't say "If I could, I would,"
say, "If I can, I will."

You can make changes any time. Why not start today?

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

"Mind Control"



"Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary."

-- Ray Knight

"Eventually, meditation will make our mind calm, clear, and as concentrated as a laser which we can focus at will. This capacity of one-pointed attention is the essence of genius. When we have this mastery over attention in everything we do, we have a genius for life itself: unshakable security, clear judgment, and deep personal relationships."

-- Eknath Easwaran

"The successful man is the average man, focused."

-- Source Unknown

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ARE YOU DOING THE WRONG JOB?



(Today's tip is adapted from an article I wrote for the Daily Mirror newspaper in the UK - you can read it in its original form at http://www.geniuscatalyst.com/dailymirror.php)

'Life is like a penis - it's not so much how long it is as what you do with it.'

-Paul Pearsall

Are you doing what you came here to do? Are you doing what you love and want to do with your one and only life?

If you're like many of the thousands of people I speak with each year in my role as a writer and success coach, these questions may seem ridiculous. 'I can't afford to ask myself things like that,' one man said to me. 'I've got mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay.'

But just because it's a difficult question doesn't mean it's not worth answering. And the question becomes more and more important as you get older.

As I've written before, to try to 'make yourself' do what feels wrong to you is like walking in whatever direction you are facing and forcing the needle in your compass towards north. While it may work for a while, as soon as you let up the pressure for even a moment, the compass will begin to self-correct and you'll see that you're off-track, maybe even headed 180 degrees away from your own best life. And the cumulative stress that comes with forcing yourself to do what you don't want to do each day can lead not only to strain in your marriage and trouble with your kids but also to physical illness.

Ironically, many people who recover from serious illness wind up reporting that in a strange way, getting sick was a 'blessing in disguise'. Post-illness, they are more willing to take a chance on doing things they are genuinely interested in or excited by. Financial reward takes a back seat to family time and personal satisfaction. Having faced up to the uncertainty and finiteness of their lives, they recognise that when you don't know how many days you've got left, the quality of those days becomes more important than quantity.

Now if you've spent a lifetime ignoring your feelings and quite literally 'making the best of a bad job', it may seem like it's too late (or too scary) to do anything about it. But chances are that the changes you need to make are nowhere near as dramatic as you think. So don't go quitting your job, selling your things and joining the circus or nunnery or even a Fortune 500 company just yet. Because even if dramatic changes are called for, you don't have to make them in a dramatic way.

Here are three simple changes you can make that will make a major change in how you feel about your working life:

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1. Become self-employed while you're still at your job.
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If you've begun saving money for your retirement, chances are you've done it by withholding money from your paycheque each month. A more effective strategy is to have all your money paid into a central 'reservoir' account. This can be a savings or even a home equity account. Then 'deduct' the money for your monthly expenses into a checking account.

Now instead of taking money away from yourself in order to save, you are having to take money away from yourself in order to spend. And for most people, when you see your reservoir of cash begin to grow, you will become less interested in spending and more interested in the freedom that comes with not being dependent on your job for your income.

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2. Get noticeably better at whatever it is you do.
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Extensive research into optimal experience at work shows that people who challenge themselves to continually improve at what they do not only increase their value in the marketplace, they enjoy their jobs considerably more than those who just do the minimum required to get by. While further training may or may not be a practical option for you, there are always ways to enhance your skills on the job.

One simple trick is to imagine you are training your replacement - if you had to teach someone to do what you do, how would you do it? In thinking about how to teach someone else to do your job, you will invariably find little improvements you can make that not only make you better, they make the job more enjoyable.

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3. Begin exploring new possibilities
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Many people fear that if they begin exploring other options, they will become more and more discontented and miserable about what they are currently doing. But only one of two things can really happen. Either you will find out that what you're doing isn't as bad as you thought when you compare it to what else is out there, in which case you'll begin to appreciate and enjoy it more, or you'll find out that there really is a job or career path that's calling to you.

And if you are fortunate enough to find a job that's also a calling, you will never have to work another day in your life!

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Today's Experiment:
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Answer these 5 questions - then add up your scores and see how you come out on the score card below...

1. How many days each week do you look forward to going in to work?
(1 - 5)

2. Do you feel like you're 'on track' to be where you want to be in your life in the next five years?
(1 - Not at all, 2 - A bit, 3 - Sometimes, 4 - Mostly, 5 - Completely)

3. How often do you daydream about 'escaping' from your job?
(1 - Always, 2 - Often, 3 - Sometimes, 4 - Occasionally, 5 - Never)

4. Does your experience at work negatively impact your experience at home?
(1 - Always, 2 - Often, 3 - Sometimes, 4 - Occasionally, 5 - Never)

5. Would you enthusiastically recommend your job to someone you loved or cared about?
(1 - Not at all, 2 - A bit, 3 - Sometimes, 4 - Mostly, 5 - Completely)


If you scored...

20 - 25
Congratulations - you've found your calling!

15 - 19
Your job is probably fine for now - follow the three steps above and you may find yourself doing what you love sooner than you think.

Less than 15
You are in the wrong job for you - and the sooner you begin addressing it, the sooner everything else in your life will begin to improve as well.

Have fun, learn heaps, and may all your success be fun!

With love,
michael

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Here are some of my favorite resources for finding work you love and want to do:

Books

Bear Hunt: Earn your living by doing what you love by Malcolm McClean
Doing Work You Love by Cheryl Gilman
I Could Do Anything (If I only knew what it was) by Barbara Sher
Making a Living without a Job by Barbara J. Winter
The Money is the Gravy by John Clark
Travelling Free by Mandy Evans
You Can Have What You Want by Michael Neill (UK edition now available!)

"Smile!"

smiling sun

"Smile, it's free therapy."

-- Doug Horton

I’ve learned that if I put a smile on my face when I’m feeling down, my spirits will automatically lift. The body knows that a smile means happiness.

Knowing this doesn’t mean I’m always willing to do it. Many times, I have absolutely refused to cheer myself up. Isn’t that interesting!

It’s a clue that sometimes the ego positively enjoys being miserable. It can be enlightening to explore the pay-offs we get from our black moods.

"Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there is never any recourse to the mention of it."

-- Samuel Johnson

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Sonnet # XXI.

 So is it not with me as with that Muse Stirr'd by a painted beauty to his verse, Who heaven itself for ornament doth use And every fair with his fair doth rehearse Making a couplement of proud compare, With sun and moon, with earth and sea's rich gems, With April's first-born flowers, and all things rare That heaven's air in this huge rondure hems. O' let me, true in love, but truly write, And then believe me, my love is as fair As any mother's child, though not so bright As those gold candles fix'd in heaven's air: Let them say more than like of hearsay well; I will not praise that purpose not to sell.

Make this a remarkable day!



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I open to allow trust to operate in my life. I let
self-trust lead to the path of trusting others.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Trust, of course, is always operating, faithfully and fully.
However, if you are not open to it, you can miss it or
mistake it for something else. Take off the brakes and
blinders. I believe the key issue of trust is self-trust:
when you trust yourself, you know when to trust other persons
and events and ideas. In fact, the energy of self-trust is
a light that shows you the way along the path, pointing to
appropriate places and people. Trust in the moment, because
now is the only time that exists.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Now that you have cleared out a lot of non-trust stuff
during the first week, you are more ready than ever to
open to trust. Open to trust as you open the faucet in
your sink or shower. Test the force and temperature. Let
trust bathe you with its expansive energy. Take a few
moments, right now, to see or imagine that you see the
energy of trust. Soak in it. Feel it. Sense it. Hear it.
Smell it. Love it. Receive it. Absorb it. Trust it. Be
it.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Trust: New Bottom Line"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-trust.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Make this an ACCEPTional week!

 Greetings on the 2nd week of May with the theme of Trust.
During this second week we focus on Receiving/Accepting
Affirmations. Make this an ACCEPTional week!

Remind yourself of your over-arching intention for Trust.

ABOUT RECEIVING/ACCEPTING AFFIRMATIONS and TRUST
Trust is closely related to safety. If you feel safe, you
are more likely to trust. If you feel safe and trusting,
it is easier to open. Sometimes you may be required to step
into a void and pretend that you are trusting when you do
not really FEEL trusting. When you do this, the feeling of
trust can more naturally follow because you have imagined
and practiced the feeling.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
How can you open to trust when you do not feel safe and/or
trusting? Here is a worthy question for you to ponder from
time to time through the week. Notice when you naturally
feel safe and trusting. Notice your thoughts and beliefs;
notice your feelings and sensations. Become aware. You may
find it helpful to develop a vertical number scale -- a
Trust Thermometer -- so that you can determine more easily
how you feel and/or think. For example, you might assign
"-10" at the bottom to the idea of "total distrust" and
"+10" at the top to the idea of "total trust," with various
levels of distrust and trust as gradations between. As you
become more and more aware, you will find it easier to trust
yourself to trust a situation or another person. If your
inner prompting says "be still," be still. If your inner
prompting says "act," act. Trust yourself.

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS
If I were to select the definitive affirmation for the week
to represent receiving and accepting for Trust it would be
the affirmation for May 10: "I allow trust to flow through
me. I accept the truth from a higher Source."

Following are all seven affirmations. Select one to focus
on for the week or use a different affirmation each day or
some combination. You will receive each of these
affirmations on the appropriate days with additional
information and suggestions. Make your process work for
you.

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May 8:
I open to allow trust to operate in my life. I let
self-trust lead me to the path of trusting others.

May 9:
I receive trust from the Universe. My trust in the
invisible increases.

May 10:
I allow trust to flow through me. I accept the truth from
a higher Source.

May 11:
Dear God, allow me to see trust in a way that I can
understand.

May 12:
Trust, you are my friend. I take you everywhere I go.

May 13:
I accept trust, joy, and love in all aspects of my life.

May 14:
I am ready right now to live in trust. The Angel of Trust
is with me.

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ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"Fire Free Bird"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/surrender-to-trust.html
"Asking Empowering Questions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ask-empowering-questions.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Reach For The Stars...


...But Keep Your Head Out Of The Clouds

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Today's Empowering Quote
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"The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his
first interest; success comes only later."
--Confucius

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Today's Empowering Question
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"Am I looking too far ahead to focus on the problem at
hand?"

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Today's Fast Session
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OK. Where were we?

Did you notice that?

Most people are thinking way too far ahead (or their head
is somewhere else entirely) to focus on what they're
supposed to be doing.

If you focus on the thing you should be, you'll do it well
and you'll then be able to give the next task your full
attention. Big companies have learned rather painfully
that it's not possible to focus on too many things well.

When multi-billion dollar corporations buy other companies
outside their field of expertise, even if they're billion
dollar organizations, they often drive them into the
ground. They wanted to conquer the world but found out
that they better stick to what they know.

Remember the big W on the wall? You do have that W on
your wall, don't you? Well, put an F next to it.

This stands for FOCUS.

A few years ago, I owned two companies at the same time.
One was established but not wildly profitable. The new one
needed all my time, since it was just getting started.
They weren't related at all. Completely different
industries.

Both suffered because they each needed a lot of attention...
If I had just focused on my primary goals, I would've been
miles ahead. As it was, it cost me over $30,000 and 6
months of wasted effort.

Learning experience...

For you, use other people's experience to teach you those
painful lessons - and notice what happens when you take
your eye off the ball, too. Pay attention. Learn...

Stephen Covey uses the metaphor of the compass. It always
points true north. Your internal compass needs to do the
same thing. Operate on principles or those principles will
operate on you. They won't change. You must change.

Success will come to you...

...if you're patient and if you put your mind on what is
most important right now. I know, you want it now. Why
should you have to work so hard?

Get used to it. That's life. We're here, we live and
we're gone. You are governed under the same rules as
everyone else.

Life is too fleeting to be willy-nilly all over the place.

FOCUS and you will reach your enormous potential.

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super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
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I love you all!!!

Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I enjoy staying focused on one thing at a time
-- I'm good at balancing many responsibilities
-- I am relaxed as I focus on my objectives
-- Focus and I are one




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LOVE

"Love is possible only when there is a deep acceptance of oneself, the other, the world. Acceptance creates the milieu in which love grows, the soil in which love blooms. When you stop improving upon yourself, life improves you. In that relaxation, in that acceptance, life starts caressing you, life starts flowing through you. Nobody else has ever been like you and nobody else will ever be like you; you are simply unique, incomparable. Accept this, love this, celebrate this--and in that very celebration you will start seeing the uniqueness of the others, the incomparable beauty of the others. ~Osho

Make this a deLIGHTful day!



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I let Spirit (My Higher Self, God, My Spirit Guides, The
One, The Force, Infinite Source) purify any remaining
thoughts and feelings of distrusting.


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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Today, trust Spirit to handle any non-trust thoughts and/or
feelings that you may have missed. Use your favorite name
for Spirit -- or all the names you can think of.... just in
case. Experience yourself being nurtured by the purity of
Spirit. Trust Spirit. Trust the process as you bring to a
close this week of releasing, cleansing, forgiving,
purifying, clearing, liberating, neutralizing negativity,
and letting go of resistance.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Today, you may want to meditate with what I call the
"White Light of Purification." Perhaps you know about or
already work with "White Light" which is really the same.
However, I like to use the longer name because I
emphasize a specific and unique quality: a pure energy
that has the ability to purify anything unlike itself. Our
human ego can miss or mistake dynamics in our energy
field; Spirit knows purity and light.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Fire Free Bird"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/surrender-to-trust.html
"Resonating with the Light with Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/resonating-with-light.html

ABOUT THE NEXT TYPE OF AFFIRMATIONS
Tomorrow the Receiving/Accepting affirmations begin.
Today is a good day to cleanse your home or office, to
empty physical trash as well as emotional or mental
non-trust trash. After emptying out, there is more room to
receive and a greater ability to trust. You may also want
to re-visit your over-arching intention for trust.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
http://www.mhmail.com

How Do You Eat An Elephant?



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Today's Empowering Quote
----------------------------------

"The greatest things on earth have been done little by
little."
--Thomas Guthrie

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Today's Empowering Question
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"Is this a big, difficult job or just a bunch of small
easy to do tasks rolled into one?"

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Today's Fast Session
----------------------------------

I remember I used to get terribly excited every day when I
was selling face to face. I asked myself the question
above all day long. Once I started a new activity, I'd ask
myself the question.

I'd get the answer, and then guess what?

Right. I kept going, and I had more enthusiasm than the
moment before. No moping.

That habit is what allowed me to slaughter international
sales records in 3 different industries. And because I
made more sales CALLS than anyone else dreamed of making, I
got really good at every aspect of my job. Simply a matter
of practice making perfect... and of course learning from
mistakes. But that's another topic all together.

It's terribly heartbreaking to talk to people and hear
them say they just can't stop smoking, for example.
They'll say it was a tough week and they needed to smoke or
to do whatever their habit is.

But success in anything - from quitting a bad habit to
gaining a good one, from obtaining a singular
accomplishment or a string of them - requires many
decisions and actions.

And they all come one-at-a-time.

You don't have a bad week. You have a weak moment. And
then another one. Your life is made up of moments, not
weeks. Have you ever noticed how, let's say... a
basketball game can change momentum in 30 seconds or less?
One team is in control and BOOM... 3 quick baskets by other
team and they're in control.

It's all in the mind.

That's why it's SOOOOO important to make sure that your
beliefs - your core-level beliefs - about yourself and
about life are right. You've GOT to believe in your
abilities. You CAN do whatever you want to do. You can.
There can't be the slightest doubt. I don't doubt you and
I don't even know you personally.

But I know this...

No matter who you are, where you came from, your physical
limitations, your color, your age... it has nothing to do
with what you want to do and your GOD-given ability to
achieve it. It's true, you may have to work harder than
others, but you can do much.

You might not ever pole vault over 19 feet, but within
your physical abilities you can achieve a lot.

And I want you to get really clear about one thing. You
need to keep your life in compartments of seconds and
minutes, not days. Taking things "one day at a time" is
one of the biggest causes of failure there is.

Emotions can change from one moment to the next.

One minute your resolve seems firm, and the next, after a
particularly stressful meeting - bam! All your resolve is
out the window.

When that cigarette, or whatever your habit is, is
screaming for you, in that one moment you must do
everything you can to block it out. Do something.

Do anything...

One thing you can do is pull out your Victory Log and read
it.

If you don't have one, make one. Mine has saved me on
many occasions and led me to my greatest triumphs.

This is a great topic, so let's pick it up on the next
session.
OK? OK.

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- Big jobs are just a bunch of easy to do small tasks
-- I persevere in the face of all adversity
-- I see road blocks as stepping stones
-- Every moment provides me with opportunities to
strengthen my belief in myself
-- I go after goals one task at a time, and then move on
to the next one




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MAKING CHOICES IS YOUR GREATEST POWER




You can decide to alter the course of your life at any time.
No one can ever take that away from you.
You can do what you want to do
and be who you want to be.

Nature is constantly at work around you.
Character and destiny are her handiwork.
She gives you love and hate,
jealousy and reverence.
You have the power to choose which impulse you follow.

While your character is formed by your circumstances,
your desires can shape those circumstances.
The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts.
It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny.

Your greatest power is the power to choose.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

"Recognizing Abundance"



"If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no indifferent place."

-- Rainer Maria Rilke

Where do you now experience abundance in your life?

If you are hard-pressed to find abundance in your finances or possessions, look to spiritual qualities. Do you experience abundance in a special relationship? In a quiet moment in a park? In a good laugh with a friend? The more you acknowledge abundance in your spirit, the richer your life will become.

"Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance."

-- John Petit-Senn

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Make this a meaningful day!



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I turn away from thoughts that suggest there is no trust.
I put my attention on trust-producing ideas.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Continue with the idea of releasing non-trust and the
thoughts that may have created them to make space for the
thoughts that foster trust. Negative and/or outmoded
thoughts, beliefs, intentions, feelings, and emotions that
are inside or outside you can be transmuted to allow trust
to thrive. Think of non-trust as weeds in a garden. Find
methods that are ecologically friendly to remove the weeds
so that trust can survive and grow.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Let's play further with the idea of weeds in a garden.
Let's say that you desire to plant flowers or vegetables.
Pick a favorite. I choose carrots. If I plant radish seeds
I will not get carrots. So I plant carrot seeds. I plant
them in fertile soil where the sun will reach them. And
I make sure they get plenty of water. I am an organic
gardener, so I use compost from previous growth to
fertilize the soil. When weeds sprout, I remove them (to
the compost pile!) so that they do not strangle my
seedlings. I do not use poison to eliminate the weeds
because that will disturb the environment. I trust carrots
to grow from the carrot seeds. I remain attentive to
neutralizing the weeds of non-trust and to taking care of
my carrot crop. If I get sloppy, my carrots may still grow,
but they will not be as healthy.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

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Now's The Time



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Today's Empowering Quote
----------------------------------

"Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so
many tomorrows."
-Michael Landon

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Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"What would happen if I put that off until later?"

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Today's Fast Session

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My parents were recently up north visiting from their home
in Florida.

On their last night here, they stayed at my uncle's camp.
So I drove an hour and a half into the mountains to see
them one more time before they left.

Just as I was pulling into the little "one horse town" of
Sherburne, I noticed that I was getting very low on gas,
but I told myself that I'd be able to get some gas on the
way back home.

Well, it was nearly 7 o'clock when I arrived, and we were
having such a good time, that it was 1:30 in the morning
before we knew it.

When I started the vehicle, the gauge was reading even
lower than it did when I pulled in. I felt lucky that the
camp was higher in elevation than the town, so I did a lot
of coasting in neutral. Boy, was I happy to see the
traffic light in town. A quick right and I'd be filling
up...

But the gas station was closed.

Oh no.

I was running on fumes, and nothing was open - not even a
bar!

Four miles to Earlville!? Uh. I'll never make it.

But with no choice, it was north to Earlville... at forty
miles an hour to conserve gas. Man, it seemed all uphill!
Where were the downhill areas?

Finally, mercifully I made it to Earlville... only to find
that their gas station was closed, too.

I was sunk. What to do? What to do?

I was remembering the time twenty two years ago, when I
used my mom's car and didn't put any gas in it before
coming home. She ripped me a new one as she told me how
she coasted into the gas station after the engine died.
I'm not going to be so lucky this time.

Keep going north...

Oh, if I get out of this, I'll never let it get below a
quarter tank again. I swear.

Twelve minutes and seven a-g-o-n-i-z-i-n-g miles later, I
see Colgate University. Oh, thank God. There is no way
that the gas station will be closed, not in a college town
like Hamilton. Now if I can just make it to the gas
station.

There it is!!

And the lights are on. Hooray!! Yippee!!

Oh. Thank you, God in Heaven. And yes, I coasted in, in
neutral, just to make sure I made it all the way.

During the rest of the trip home, I felt lucky to have
been given this lesson. Partly because I didn't lose
anything in the process of learning... many lessons involve
lots of pain. And mostly because it was a lesson that will
most certainly serve me well in the weeks, months and years
to come.

You don't put off things that should be done now.

I should have assumed that the mini-market would close. I
didn't need to put it off. And I should have paid
attention to the clock.

As I was praying for an open gas station, I was
"shoulding" all over myself, and the good part was, I was
listening.

It was my fault.

And the lesson was learned... again.

And in taking complete responsibility instead of cursing
the store, I will have once again set a course in motion...
to be paying attention to situations where my decisions
affect outcomes.

No, you can't always plan for everything. And no,
nobody's perfect.

But you can be intelligent. Stupidity is no excuse.
Ignorance is definitely not bliss. It's loss. Pain.
Possibly death.

Michael Landon was best known for his starring roles in
Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and Highway to
Heaven. He lived hard, worked hard, partied hard and put
off eating healthy.

I'll never forget his final appearance with Johnny
Carson's Tonight Show in 1991. He said that he had
pancreatic cancer. For people not in the know, this is one
of the most deadly cancers. Most people don't survive
longer than a few months after diagnosis.

His wife had been pushing him to adopt a more vegetarian
lifestyle for years. But he just put it off. There was
always time to start eating right... right?

Not long before his Tonight Show appearance, in constant
agony, facing death, he finally gave into her pressure.
And he told Johnny that the pain from the cancer was out of
this world. Simply terrible.

But, he said, from the day he started exclusively drinking
the vegetable juices his wife prepared for him, the pain
stopped completely. Just like that. So understandably, he
was in good spirits on the show.

Unfortunately, it was too late.

The cancer had progressed too far - his body was too toxic
for the pure, cleansing food to save him.

So the message today is this, whatever is pressing,
whatever job has to be done or situation needs to be
attended to, do it now.

Sounds simple right?

Well, it is.

Pull out your copy of First Things First - get your
planner out - look at what is important in your life... and
attend to it.

And you'll find that when you finally start paying
attention to the big things, the important stuff, the
important people, you'll feel... well, it's hard to put
into words.

At worst it reduces the frequency of angry fights with
others over your "forgetting" things. People WILL notice
the difference in you.

And at best, you'll be setting in motion a habit that
could transport you to the top of your profession. It can
make you admired and respected by everyone you know. It
can give you a peace of mind that few enjoy.

Ask constantly, "What COULD happen if I put this off?"

Join the few. It's not lonely there.

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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I'm a "Do it now" person
-- I love being busy
-- I get the difficult tasks out of the way first
-- I do things that are good for me
-- I stay away from things that could hurt me
-- "Do it now" is my motto




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WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET




Visualize what you want.
See it, feel it, believe in it.
Your mind is your mental workshop.
You can build anything you want in it.
The beginning of your success is in your imagination.

Make your mental blueprint
and then begin construction.
See things as you would have them be
instead of as they are.

Use your imagination to perceive your new reality
even when it's not fully materialized.
Remember, you must first clearly see a thing in your mind
before you can do it or have it.

Your imagination will show you
how to turn possibility into reality.
First think, then organize your thoughts into plans.
Then transform your thoughts into reality
by taking some positive action.

See the things you want as already yours.
Think of them as yours,
as belonging to you,
as already in your possession.
Picture yourself as having already achieved your goal.

Dreams and ideas can cross continents and oceans.
They go anywhere you can go.

What you see is what you get.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

"Dream!"



"The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight, but no vision."

-- Helen Keller

What’s the big picture for your life? Always have a larger, purposeful, even spiritually ideal picture of where you are going. Your mind needs to have a clear and challenging vision to draw you ever upwards.

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead."

-- Louisa May Alcott

"The only limits are, as always, those of vision."

-- James Broughton


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How to Get in Touch with your Magnificence


By Jafree Ozwald
http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com

Most people spend their entire lives focusing on where they fall
short, or how other people are not the way they should be. They are
constantly noticing what is missing, wrong, or not good enough in
others and in themselves. By thinking that they are incomplete or
never &ldquo;good enough&rdquo;, they waste precious time and energy
that could be consciously spent realizing and relaxing into the
Divine Magnificent Being that they are right now.

The first step in experiencing your own Magnificence is to redirect
your awareness towards it. So where is it? It&rsquo;s found in a
place that you would least expect it. It&rsquo;s so close that you
overlook it. Nearer than your next breath of air, it can be found by
listening to the silence between each heartbeat. Listen closely.
There is something absolutely magnificent inside!

Consciously use your mind to get curious about what this magnificence
is inside you, where it shows up in your life the strongest, how it
feels, and what it is like to surrender to it fully right now. When
you can learn the art of surrendering to this silence deep inside
you, you will discover this experience of magnificence! The divine
soul that you truly are is not far away. It only feels far away
because the achieving mind tends to think it must DO something to
become its divine self.

The second step to connect with your magnificent nature is to release
any addiction you may have to other people's opinions or (and) to
YOUR own opinions. The person who is in touch with his or her true
magnificence is not attached to any opinions at all. He or she
realizes that these are just thoughts, and will always come and go.
They are devoted to receiving and FEELING the Infinite Intelligence
and Divine Presence that is available here now. When the attachment
to others' opinions of you drops completely, you can be truly present
to the amazing divine being you are right Now, and experience this
profound blissful state of magnificence that is already deep within
you.

Experience more insights to finding your magnificence by reading our
90 Day Manifesting Program at: http://www.ManifestingVibration.com

We have a great meditation that will help you relax to find this
inner silence with ease at:
http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com/healing-meditation.html

Blessings to you,
Jafree & Margot
http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com


Love and Happiness: The Small Boy And the Leaf



By Vinay Kamat


He was a small, thin boy with a mole on his face. But what he told our seventh standard class many years ago still bothers me. The moral science teacher had given us homework. We had been asked to pen an essay on ‘happiness'. We all thought it was easy. But when we started writing it, we realised our limitations.


Some of us wrote about the happy moments surrounding birthdays; some spoke of the emotional highs on getting a first in class; others remembered kites and whoops of joy. But the small, thin boy saw nothing in the events that excited us. Nothing at all. He was uninterested.


Yes, he was an oddity. He was often lost in his own thoughts though he appeared calm. He asked too many questions, and he answered them himself. He seemed to be searching for a friend and had found one in himself. His essay on ‘happiness' was strange - at least it appeared so at that time. I did not know how to respond to it.


Here's what I can recollect from his singular essay: "I do not know what happiness is. I can't define it. Is it a mood? Is it a thought? Is it about innocence? It's difficult. But I did feel happy last Wednesday when I opened my window. "The atmosphere was right, there was a light breeze. Just across the window was a cashew tree, it was swaying gently. Something was building within me. And, then, a bright yellow leaf started falling. It circled and circled and fell. I don't know what happened, but I felt nice. It was a positive feeling. I smiled. Yes, you could say, I felt happy. I had never felt like that before."


The class of 1977 was certainly dazed. Happiness? Leaf? Small, thin boy with an attitude? If there were any doubts about the eccentricity of the small, thin boy, the essay had put them to rest.


Years have gone by and I still think about the falling leaf and my classmates. Are we taking our lives for granted? Do we see magic in the ordinary? Or are we wasting our time chasing the extraordinary?


Are we searching for something that is right in our midst in our very selves? Have we found it? Just imagine what the lonely leaf has set off. It is a symbol of life itself, a friend tells me when I recount the incident of the small, tiny boy. Another interprets it as childlike innocence.


The falling leaf, like life, is serendipity, says another friend. "It's everything - and nothing."


Indeed, the small, thin boy was explaining cosmic serendipity in his own way. If life is an accident, then let's view it as such. Let living itself be a moment of happiness, however small or large that instant is.


At the end of the seventh standard term, I had numerous meetings with the small, thin boy. One day he was franker than ever: "I have often wondered what it's to experience a world without life. I have tried it and found it extremely disturbing. Even as there is a moment of happiness in seeing a leaf, there is sadness in experiencing a world without a leaf. And I am just beginning to understand it.


"Reasoning, intelligence, wisdom, experience, imagination are fine. But they will never help you experience a falling leaf. It has to do with awareness," the boy said. I realise now that he was referring in his own way to consciousness.


It's an inner voyage that he had undertaken at a very young age. He had realised then that a leaf is not a leaf; that we must understand ourselves to understand what's beyond us; that awareness delimits our mind; and that awareness, unlike memory, is self-effacing. For there can never be individual awareness.


Yet, many years later, I only remember one cosmic individual and a falling leaf.



Sonnet # XX.

A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion; A woman's gentle heart, but not acquainted With shifting change, as is false women's fashion; An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling, Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth; A man in hue, all 'hues' in his controlling, Much steals men's eyes and women's souls amazeth. And for a woman wert thou first created; Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting, And by addition me of thee defeated, By adding one thing to my purpose nothing. But since she prick'd thee out for women's pleasure, Mine be thy love and thy love's use their treasure.

How Many Of Your Problems Are Truly Problems?



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Today's Empowering Quote

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"Joy is the life of man's life."
-Benjamin Whichcote

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Today's Empowering Question
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"How can I think about this situation so that I can enjoy
it to the fullest?"

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Today's Fast Session
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It's nearly impossible to be in a good mood all the time.
No question about it.

People who are don't get to move about without supervision.

But it IS possible to take just about anything that could
happen to you and USE it to feel good... happy, empowered,
strong.

A woman I know used to look at the fact that her now ex-
spouse did everything possible to sabotage her finishing
college, and felt upset whenever she thought about it. It
seemed to her that she would have been much farther along
in her career, she'd probably live in a much nicer home,
etc. if she had been able to finish college right after
high school.

This was a constant source of despair. She felt that if
she had not married him, her life would be so much better
today.

I told her that I didn't believe in that; that I feel that
there is a reason for everything... even though it often
doesn't seem that way.

If you examine your own life, I think you'll see that
those things that get you down often are, in truth, the
source of some of your greatest joys and may have set the
direction at some of the most important crossroads of your
life.

In her case, as a result of her being married, she had
moved to a different city, where she got a great job and
flourished in it. She made a lot of great friends whom she
loves deeply. She has a daughter that she wouldn't trade
for the world. Plus, the move to the new city made it
possible for her to ultimately meet and marry the man she
calls her soul mate.

So, none of the great parts of her life would exist if it
wasn't for her first marriage.

Although it wasn't the wisest thing to do at the time, it
was now ridiculous to beat herself up for succumbing to the
pressure her ex-husband applied all those years ago. I
helped her to realize that it's BECAUSE of her decision to
marry at a young age and not finish college immediately
that gave her all the things that she enjoys most about her
life.

She ultimately got her degree and joined the ranks of CPA,
just as she would have if she stayed in college to begin
with.

If she had done it differently, nothing that she holds so
dear today would be in her life. Kind of like the movie,
"It's A Wonderful Life," huh?

After I pointed that out, she realized that problems are
not problems at all.

Problems, as we call them, are situations that either
teach us to go forward more intelligently, or they're dead
ends. But they can only be dead ends if we decide they'll
be.

If we hold onto our old decisions, "bad" breaks, and
situations that didn't work out for us in the short run,
using them to remind us that we're just not meant to be
happy, that we're not good enough, that we'll never get
another chance...

...then that's exactly what our life's story will be.

Even when things are great, it's still possible to look
back with regret, isn't it? How does it make you feel when
you do that?

Like crap?

Then you just need perspective.

Look at all those situations that appear to have been
tragedies. See what they meant to you in terms of people
you met as a result. Career moves that worked out well.
How about family, health, location, attitude, schooling and
other learning? What about skills you now have that you
may not have acquired if your "problem" never happened?

Do this for every "problem" you ever had that you think or
even "know" stopped you or limited your life in some way.

I think... no, I know that you'll find otherwise.

There are no such things as problems.

Shakespeare said, "Nothing is either good or bad, but
thinking makes it so." You see, there are certain
indisputable principles of life, and this is one of them.

Just because you've managed to live for 20, 40 or even 80
years and this never occurred to you doesn't mean it's not
true.

There is nothing more true. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing.

Once you start to instantly "feel" deep inside you that
this thing that just happened to you is actually your next
gift, your next chance to grow, to gain peace of mind, to
finally understand that there IS such a thing as a problem-
free life...

...that's when you'll stop living with wild mood swings.
That is when you'll realize that you can reduce and even
get off your happy pills because your mental focus isn't on
problems any more. That's when you'll start doing things
that used to make you nervous and scared and you won't be
scared ay more.

When you accept the unwanted hurdles that pop up daily as
simply a part of your path and move over them like someone
who's on the way somewhere, then every day will go a lot
smoother and happier.

So do this...

Write down some rotten stuff that's happened to you in the
last year or so. Then look for the silver lining in each
one. Write down the good that came out of each one. If
you can't, then you're not looking with intention of
finding it... because it IS there.

Write them down and carry the list with you. Then, the
next time you find yourself in an irritated mood, pull out
your list and see what all your hurdles have actually done
for you.

I bet you'll smile.

And isn't that better than fuming? You'd better say yes!


=======================================
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super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I see all problems as valuable learning opportunities
-- No challenge I could face is bigger than my ability to
beat it
-- I happily look forward to my next big challenge
-- I get enjoyment from everyone and everything in my life
-- I accept peace and joy in my life




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"A Hot Tub For The Mind"



"Imagine a hot tub for the mind. That is what meditation is; it can bathe your mind in relaxing thoughts."

-- Eknath Easwaran

With today’s fast pace of life, too many of us don’t have any sense of how it feels to be free of stress. It’s difficult to relax if we have physical pain or irritation, strong negative emotions or scattered, worrisome thoughts.

The practice of meditation helps us find the peace within that is so elusive in our outer world.

"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes."

-- Etty Hillesum

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Make this a memorable day!



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I release memories that allowed belief in fear and lack of
trust.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Surely you can name past situations that suggest that
you are justified in believing in fear and/or doubt and/or
lack of trust. Such situations can be used as growth
opportunities so that you learn to choose trust and love
and freedom regardless of immediate circumstances or
appearances. When you train yourself to put your trust in
the eternal invisible more than the temporary visible, you
will discover that the energy of Trust transforms what you
ordinarily call the "invisible" into the "visible."

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
I suggest that you use the simplest, least invasive ways
to release these fear-based memories. Here are some
examples: On the physical level, exercise to stimulate
the cardiovascular system and/or use your breath to
release with each exhalation. On the emotional level, cry
and/or scream and/or write and/or laugh - no subject is
needed, just clear the emotions by experiencing them.
On the mental level, journal your thoughts and/or draw
pictures that represent whatever has your attention. On
the spiritual level, meditate regularly and ask higher
consciousness and the angels to lighten your load.
(Take a deep breath and recall your over-arching
intention for Trust.)


"Freedom from Bondage"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/freedom-from-bondage.html
"Say Goodbye to Struggle"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ending-struggle.html
"Rescinding Obsolete Thoughts and Limiting Beliefs"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/shifting-negative-affirmations.html

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"What Depletes Your Soul?:



"Certain activities, attitudes, foods, and persons support the cultivation of an unconscious life. They draw us away from our center. They throw us off-balance. They deplete the soul."

-- Patricia Lynn Reilly

Some activities we think are restful are, in fact, draining. Set an intention to really become aware of how you feel after you’ve engaged in different activities. Solitude and awareness help us make better choices for ourselves.

"Enlightenment is not about imagining figures of light but of making the darkness conscious."

-- C.G. Jung

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YOU HAVE TO GIVE BEFORE YOU GET




It's a universal law: You only get to keep what you give away.
You must plant your seeds before you reap the harvest.
The more you sow, the more you will reap.
In giving to others, you will find yourself blessed.

The law works to give you back more then you have sown.
The giver's harvest is always full.
Those that obtain have little.
Those who scatter have much.

Nature does not give to those who will not spend.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

"I Cry"

sadness
Shayne Ward


You said goodbye
I fell apart
I fell from all we had
To I never knew
I needed you so bad

You need to let things go
I know, you told me so
I've been through hell
To break the spell

Why did I ever let you slip away
Can't stand another day without you
Without the feeling
I once knew

I cry silently
I cry inside of me
I cry hopelessly
Cause I know I'll never breathe your love again
I cry
Cause you're not here with me
I cry
Cause I'm lonely as can be
I cry hopelessly
Cause I know I'll never breathe your love again

If you could see me now
You would know just how
How hard I try
Not to wonder why

I wish I could believe in something new
Oh please somebody tell me it's not true (oh girl)
I'll never be over you

Why did I ever let you slip away
Can't stand another day without you
Without the feeling
I once knew

I cry silently
I cry inside of me
I cry hopelessly
Cause I know I'll never breathe your love again
I cry
Cause you're not here with me
I cry
Cause I'm lonely as can be
I cry hopelessly
Cause I know I'll never breathe your love again

If I could have you back tomorrow
If I could lose the pain and sorrow
I would do just anything
To make you see
You still love me

I cry silently
I cry inside of me
I cry hopelessly
Cause I know I'll never breathe your love again
I cry
Cause you're not here with me
I cry
Cause I'm lonely as can be
I cry hopelessly
Cause I know I'll never breathe your love again



"No Promises"

Shayne Ward

Hey baby, when we are together, doing things that we love.
Every time you're near I feel like I’m in heaven, feeling high
I don’t want to let go, girl.
I just need you to know girl.

I don’t wanna run away, baby you’re the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight, I just wanna die in your arms

Here tonight

Hey baby, when we are together, doing things that we love.
Everytime you're near I feel like I’m in heaven, feeling high
I don’t want to let go, girl.
I just need you you to know girl.

I don’t wanna run away, baby you’re the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight, I just wanna die in your arms

I don’t want to run away, I want to stay forever, thru Time and Time..
No promises

I don’t wanna run away, I don’t wanna be alone
No Promises
Baby, now I need to hold you tight, now and forever my love

No promises

I don’t wanna run away, baby you’re the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight, I just wanna die in your arms

I don’t wanna run away, baby you’re the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight, I just wanna die in your arms
Here tonight.

"A Better Man"


Shayne Ward


Until the oceans all run dry
Until the stars fall from the sky
Even if words dont seem to rhyme
Ill be addicted to your smile

And if the wind blows out the sun
Ill still believe you are the one
No matter what we're going through
I'll plan to spend my nights with you

I promise you my heart wont fade
I swear to you my soul always
It isnt hard to understand
You're making me a better man

Baby my love will say it all
I'll always catch you when you fall
And if the hard times get too much
I'll still be craving for your touch

I promise you my heart wont fade
I swear to you my soul always
It isnt hard to understand
You're making me a better man

I dedicate my world
I dedicate my all
For every moment
Your leaving me breathless

I dedicate my touch
Forevers not enough
I wanna hold on
I just wanna hold on to you

I promise you my heart wont fade
I swear to you my soul always
It isnt hard to understand
You're making me a better man

It isnt hard to understand, your making me a better man

Sonnet # XIX.

Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws, And make the earth devour her own sweet brood; Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger's jaws, And burn the long-lived phoenix in her blood; Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleets, And do whate'er thou wilt, swift-footed Time, To the wide world and all her fading sweets; But I forbid thee one most heinous crime: O, carve not with thy hours my love's fair brow, Nor draw no lines there with thine antique pen; Him in thy course untainted do allow For beauty's pattern to succeeding men. Yet, do thy worst, old Time: despite thy wrong, My love shall in my verse ever live young.

Make this a splendid day!



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I let go of everything that gets in the way of trust.
Angels clear the path.


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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
As you are today affirming that you are letting go of
everything that gets in the way of trust, remind yourself
that it is not necessary to know the particulars -- trash
is trash. Taking time to figure everything out can slow
your progress. Here are some of the common barriers to
trust: betrayal, hurt, fear, untruth, resistance, half-
truth, false belief, distortion, confusion, jealousy,
indecision. Together, let all these go. At an earlier time,
perhaps, they were important or necessary. Today, angels
support you in letting them go.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Here is an image that comes to my mind for today's
affirmation: Several burly angles are walking right in front
of you with swords and sickles, cutting away anything that
is obsolete or decayed. Behind you, other powerful angels
pick up the stuff you are releasing so that you do not
leave a mess as you proceed through the day giving your
attention to what you desire. These angels support you in
a freedom that transcends human understanding. Today,
work with this suggested image or paint one of your own.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Freedom from Bondage"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/freedom-from-bondage.html
"Ending Poverty Consciousness"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/end-poverty-consciousness.html
"Rescinding Obsolete Thoughts and Limiting Beliefs"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/shifting-negative-affirmations.html
"Pluck it for the Bucket"
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"Valuing All Work"



"We honor life when we work. The type of work is not important: the fact of work is. All work feeds the soul if it is honest and done to the best of our abilities and if it brings joy to others."

-- Matthew Fox

What value do we unconsciously (or consciously) place on different kinds of work? How do we rank the status of different jobs? How much more do we value the big-paying jobs over others?

Just as we need to honour ourselves for doing what needs to be done, we can equally honour all others who look after life through their efforts, no matter what they may be. We can release judgment that assigns more importance to some occupations than others.

"Now in order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it: they must not do too much of it: and they must have a sense of success in it -- not a doubtful sense, such as needs some testimony of others for its confirmation, but a sure sense, or rather knowledge, that so much work has been done well, and fruitfully done, whatever the world may say or think about it."

-- John Ruskin

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Stepping Off the Excuse Treadmill



I am continually amazed to discover that no matter how hard some people
are working to make their lives great, no matter how much they have
accomplished or how good they feel about themselves, there is almost
always one area of their lives where they feel powerless to create the
next level of success. If we examine this area, we will undoubtedly find
one or more excuses - excuses which override their commitment to their
stated goals.

Our excuses are automatic; they take no thinking or creativity. We all
have them, we all use them, and we all pretend that we are rendered
powerless by them. Some of our excuses are obvious and some are so
subtle that it takes a very keen eye to expose them. Some scream their
limiting messages loud enough for all to hear, while others whisper
quietly in our ears: It's not my fault. I couldn't help it. My family
needed me. I need_____________to do their part before I can do mine. I
can't do it. It's too big. I don't have enough money. I'm too stressed
out. I have a headache. Business is bad all over. I'll do it next week.
I'll start tomorrow.
The variations are truly endless.

Excuses like these are the proverbial "back door" that we leave open in
case the pursuit of our goals is harder than we anticipated and we want
to take a time-out. They are literally our attempt to "excuse" ourselves
from fulfilling our objectives and being the responsible, powerful,
creative human beings that we are. Excuses transfer all of our inner
power over to outer circumstances and strip away our ability to create
results. They sabotage our dreams for the future and keep us tethered to
the past. When camouflaged as the truth, our excuses have the ability to
thwart our best-laid plans and rob us of having a life we love.

If you look back to a time when you produced breakthrough results -
whether in your personal life or in your career - you will most likely
find that your success was won because you didn't allow yourself to use
the excuses that had stopped you in the past. You could see them, and
were perhaps momentarily seduced by them, but ultimately you chose not
to use them. You consciously or unconsciously declared that area of your
life as an "excuse-free" zone. While you may have had moments when your
progress was halted by your excuses, in the end you remained more
committed to your vision than to your reasons and justifications. And if
you really look, you'll see that having a current vision for your life -
one that is big enough for you and that deeply inspires you right here
and now - is the best antidote to the chronic use of excuses. I cannot
stress enough the power and energy - and choices and options - that are
instantly available to you when you create a vibrant and alive vision
for your life! Suddenly there is something MORE important than trying to
stay safe inside the familiar world of your excuses.

Take Action Now!

This week, I challenge you to take on the area of your life where you're
not making the progress you desire and identify the top five excuses you
use to justify your current reality. Remind yourself that at every
moment you have a choice to align with your greatest vision for your
life or to align with your excuses. Then stand up tall, take back your
power, and consciously claim this area of your life as an "excuse-free"
zone.

With love and blessings,

Debbie

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"Overwhelmed?"



"Life does not happen to us, it happens from us."

-- Mike Wickett

Are you easily overwhelmed? If so, answer this question in your journal:

While growing up, what did you experience too much of?

Experiencing too much of something leads to feelings of overwhelm. When we’re young, overwhelm can lead us to believe that we are not capable or that we are not good enough. These are power issues.

Awareness of when we are feeling overwhelmed can help us go inside, claim our power and change our experience of any situation.

"When we know that the cause of something is in ourselves, and that we (ourselves) are one of the few things in the universe that we have the right and ability to change, we begin to get a sense of the choices we really do have, an inkling of the power we have, a feeling of being in charge... of our lives, of our future, of our dreams."

-- John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

"Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail."

-- John Donne

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What Am I Waiting For?



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"When you are feeling fear of some project or idea or
dream, ask yourself, 'What am I still curious enough about
to override my fear?' Follow your curiosity like a
delicious scent leading you to a kitchen. Let your
curiosity peel back the dry, bitter skin of drudgery to
find the sweet fruit of fun at the core. Focus on what you
love rather than fixating on the feelings of discomfort
that sometimes accompany desire."
- Carol Lloyd

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What the heck am I waiting for?"

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Today's Fast Session
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I remember them all too well.

Sunday evenings...

I was eighteen. And for as long as I could remember, I
dreaded Sunday evenings.

That was the time when I thought about all the homework
and studying I hadn't done. I dreaded not being prepared.

But I still didn't prepare.

It would have only taken 1-3 hours.

But it just sat there. Untouched.

Man, I HAD to go out and party. It WAS the weekend after
all.

And the chores. Well, no. I had tried like hell to avoid
those, too. That's what the typical fights then were
usually about.

What was wrong with me?

The laziest kid my 12th grade English teacher had EVER
seen in his 20 years of teaching.

Nice label.

That didn't change for quite some time.

After I began to learn about self-image things got clearer.

Giving myself a reason for being alive melted a lot of fear.

Noticing how little actions can quickly lead to large
accomplishments was exciting.

But that wasn't my focus for nearly 25 years.

MY focus was pleasure at all costs. Even if the cost was
mental anguish at putting off the things that everyone else
told me were important.

If only I had been conditioned to feel extraordinary joy
at accomplishment - to shrink down the size of big jobs -
to have some great role models that could have taught me
what was truly important.

When I think now about all the accomplishments I've
stacked up over the last 16 years, the joys I've felt, the
inner peace I feel from knowing that I am becoming who I've
dreamed about being, there is no effort too big and no job
too demanding that it is not worth what it would take... if
the only rewards were those.

You know, three to four minutes isn't enough to completely
change a life. But stacked up, a lot of the right "few
minutes" can be enough to change course and have a life of
distinction.

It doesn't matter what your aim, there is nothing you
can't do if you just begin.

Over the years, I've watched my sister in-law create some
of the most beautiful quilts right before my eyes - even
while a party is going on around her. She'll be talking,
laughing, listening, telling stories, having a good time.
And all the while, she's "multi-tasking" making her art.

To do great things, you've got to let go of the small
things.
If you want to be more, then look at what you're hanging
on to. Don't turn your head. Look at it. It will probably
be painful.

Don't be afraid to look in the mirror.

To get out of whatever your current situation is, you have
to know where you are. If you don't, you can't possibly
know where to turn.

Honesty, especially with yourself, is one of the greatest
virtues you can possess.

And if you are completely honest with yourself - if you
have your eyes open - I know you'll see that no matter how
large the goal or task or "problem," no matter how
impossible you believe it to be, it's almost impossible to
fail if you will just get started doing something...

It's the hardest thing to do.

But lean.

Roll.

Crawl.

Call for help.

Whatever you have to do.

Look at that task.

Shrink it.

Make it tiny.

Itsy bitsy.

It's definitely not going to hurt you.

Pay attention to the reward. Write down what you will
get, and what you will start to become if you get this
"horrible" thing done.

You WILL get something. THAT is what you must focus on.
You WILL become different IF you hang onto that image.

Feel it ahead of time. Over and over. Breathe deep. In
and out.

And get started.

Soon it will be over, and you get to feel for real what
you had just imagined.

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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I'm getting started on important tasks today
-- I get a lot done because I begin
-- I enjoy starting and finishing challenging tasks
-- I can do whatever I set my mind to
-- I'm thrilled when I begin a big job
-- I feel incredibly alive at the beginning of a project
-- I'm a truly creative and imaginative person




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Make this a worthwhile day!



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I rescind obsolete vows of silence and unworthiness. The
energy of these obsolete vows is now available for more
enjoyable use.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
This affirmation rescinds or neutralizes outdated vows. On
the second day of each month, DailyAffirm presents some
variation of the "vows of limitation" affirmation, with the
caveat that you not become overly intrigued by the vows.
Some of these old, outdated vows are very potent -- so potent
that powerful beings have been limited, slowed down, even
stopped. As you neutralize the negativity of these outdated
vows, you experience freedom. Just remember to give more
attention to the freedom than to the vows.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Do you feel that you cannot speak about something? Perhaps
it is time to speak! Do you believe that you are unworthy?
Now, feel your self-worth! Have you experienced
betrayal? This is the perfect time to move on! Do you
feel you do not have enough? Know that you have all you
need, right now! It is time to let go of the past.
Recently when I was doing a session with a client who
needed to let go, he said through his sobs, "I don't know
HOW to let go." How wonderful! He was letting go
without even knowing that he was letting go. Tears are
a deeply healing way to release. Hint: it is the
RESISTANCE that you most need to let go of.

ABOUT RESCINDING LIMITING BELIEFS
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When you're in love...

...you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney

Sonnet # XVIII.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd; But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growest: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE




You don't have to buy from anyone.
You don't have to work at any particular job.
You don't have to participate in any given relationship.
You can choose.

You steer the course you choose in the direction
of where you want to be today, tomorrow,
or in a distant time to come.
You hold the tiller.

You can decide to alter the course of your life at any time.
No one can ever take that away from you.
You can decide what you want and go after it.
It's always your next move.

THE DAILY GURU


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Tuning Into The Divine



In each moment of life, we are constantly tuning ourselves like a
radio, to our favorite station, or our not so favorite station.
Playing the inner music that we like or don't like in the Universe.
Whatever our experience of life is, we are either in a harmony or a
dis-harmony with our life.

We make bold attempts everyday to find the "right" frequency,
thinking that THEN we will find happiness. The fact however is that
happiness is not found through having the "correct" thoughts, its
found when we tune into the silence that is beneath them. It's the
silence in between the notes that actually makes the music. When we
are tuned into this silent space we are relaxing and resonating WITH
the Universe. The most amazing experiences are available in each
moment. Just stop...relax and listen closely to the stillness beneath
it all. Life is offering itself fully for you to consume it and let
it radiate through you!

It's good to remember that even if you don't see or feel any kind of
divine spiritual energy, it is still always there and available.
Simply concentrate on just being here now, and allow yourself to
receive what is "here now" in your life. A higher vibration and
consciousness will begin to bubble up and come through. Everywhere
you look you'll then find that everything and everyone contains this
higher consciousness. The world is always our mirror. The instant you
allow yourself to receive this, you automatically move into harmony
with your inner and outer world.

When you are fully committed to seeing the truly sacred and divine
energy within all beings, (including yourself) then you will feel
connected with something incredibly Divine. This is the sacred art of
consciously attuning yourself into your greatest potentiality. This
is where communication with others becomes communion. With practice
you will soon see that every moment of your day, you are truly alive
and enjoying the ride!

Have an amazing and enlightening day!
Jafree & Margot

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"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." ~Helen Keller

Letter From God - About Religion



My Dear Children (and believe me, that's all of you),

I consider myself a pretty patient guy. I mean, look at the Grand Canyon.
It took millions of years to get it right. And about evolution? Boy,
nothing is slower than designing that whole Darwinian thing to take
place, cell by cell, and gene by gene.

I've been patient through your fashions, civilizations, wars and schemes,
and the countless ways you take Me for granted until you get yourselves
into big trouble again and again.

I want to let you know about some of the things that are starting to tick
me off.

First of all, your religious rivalries are driving Me up a wall. Enough
already! Let's get one thing straight.

These are YOUR religions, not Mine.

I'm the whole enchilada; I'm beyond them all. Every one of your religions
claims there is only one of Me (which by the way, is absolutely true).
But in the very next breath, each religion claims it's My fa vorite one.
And each claims its bible was written personally by Me, and that all the
other bible's are man-made. Oh, Me. How do I even begin to put a stop to
such complicated nonsense?

Okay, listen up now. I'm your Father AND Mother, and I don't play
favorites among My children. Also, I hate to break it to you, but I don't
write. My longhand is awful, and I've always been more of a "doer"
anyway.

So ALL of your books, including those bible's, were written by men and
women. They were inspired, remarkable people, but they also made mistakes
here and there. I made sure of that, so that you would never trust a
written word more than your own living heart.

You see, one human being to me -- even a bum on the street -- is worth
more than all the Holy Books in the world. That's just the kind of guy I
am.

My Spirit is not a historical thing, it's alive right here, right now, as
fresh as your next breath. Holy books and religious rites are sacred and
powerful, but not more so than the least of you.

They were only meant to steer you in the right direction, not to keep you
arguing with each other, and certainly not to keep you from trusting your
own personal connection with Me. Which brings Me to My next point about
your nonsense.

You act like I need you and your religions to stick up for Me or "win
souls" for My sake. Please, don't do Me any favors. I can stand quite
well on my own, thank you. I don't need you to defend Me, and I don't
need constant credit.

I just want you to be good to each other.

And another thing: I don't get all worked up over money or politics, so
stop dragging My name into your dramas.

For example, I swear to Me that I never threatened Oral Roberts. I never
rode in any of Rajneesh's Rolls Royces. I never told Pat Robertson to run
for president, and I've never EVER had a conversation with Jim Baker,
Jerry Falwell, or Jimmy Sw aggart! Of course, come Judgement Day, I
certainly intend to...

The thing is, I want you to stop thinking of religion as some sort of
loyalty pledge to Me. The true purpose of your religions is so that YOU
can become more aware of ME, not the other way around.

Believe Me, I know you already. I know what's in each of your hearts, and
I love you with no strings attached.

Lighten up and enjoy Me. That's what religion is best for. What you seem
to forget is how mysterious I am.

You look at the petty differences in your Scriptures and say, "Well, if
THIS is the truth, then THAT can't be!" But instead of trying to figure
out My Paradoxes and Unfathomable Nature--which by the way, you NEVER
will--why not open your hearts to the simple common threads in all
religions.

You know what I'm talking about: Love and respect everyone. Be kind, even
when life is scary or confusing, take courage and be of good cheer, for I
am always with you. Learn how to be quiet, so you can hear My still,
small voice (I don't like to shout).

Leave the world a better place by living your life with dignity and
gracefulness, for you are My Own Child.

Hold back nothing from life, for the parts of you that can die surely
will, and the parts that can't, won't. So don't worry, be happy (I stole
that last line from Bobby McFerrin, but who do you think gave it to him
in the first place?)

Simple stuff. Why do you keep making it so complicated?

It's like you're always looking for an excuse to be upset. And I'm very
tired of being your main excuse. Do you think I care whether you call me
Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, Wakantonka, Brahma, Father, Mother or even the
Void of Nirvana?

Do you think I care which of My special children you feel closest to --
Jesus, Mary, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed or any of the others?

You can call Me and My Special Ones any name you choose, if only yo u
would go about My business of loving one another as I love you. How can
you keep neglecting something so simple? I'm not telling you to abandon
your religions. Enjoy your religions, honor them, learn from them, just
as you should enjoy, honor, and learn from your parents. But do you walk
around telling everyone that your parents are better than theirs?

Your religion, like your parents, may always have the most special place
in your heart; I don't mind that at all. And I don't want you to combine
all the Great Traditions in One Big Mess.

Each religion is unique for a reason. Each has a unique style so that
people can find the best path for themselves. But My Special Children --
the ones that your religions revolve around -- all live in the same place
(My heart) and they get along perfectly, I assure you.

The clergy must stop creating a myth of sibling rivalry where there is
none. My blessed children of Earth, the world has grown too small for y
our pervasive religious bigotries and confusion. The whole planet is
connected by air travel, satellite dishes, telephones, fax machines, rock
concerts, diseases, and mutual needs and concerns.

Get with the program!

If you really want to help then commit yourselves to figuring out how to
feed your hungry, clothe your naked, protect your abused, and shelter
your poor. And just as importantly, make your own everyday life a shining
example of kindness and good humor.

I've given you all the resources you need, if only you abandon your fear
of each other and begin living, loving, and laughing together. Finally,
My Children everywhere, when you think of the life of Jesus and the
fearlessness with which He chose to live and die. As I love Him, so do I
love each one of you.

I'm not really ticked off, I just wanted to grab your attention because I
hate to see you suffer.

But I gave you free will.

I just want you to be happy. Always. Trust in Me.

Your One and Only,

God.

Author unknown

"Really Be There For Another"



"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. You can see that when you think how the friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius as though it did us good, like ultraviolet rays."

-- Brenda Ueland

How well do we communicate with others? Often, when we are interacting with others, our attention in both speaking and listening is focused on meeting our own needs.

Our communication skills improve when we can open to be aware of the needs of the other person. When we listen, we can release the filters that serve our own needs for security and receive the message with our compassionate heart. And when we speak, we can choose words that the listener is able to receive. True communication happens when we harmonize with the other individual.

"So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it."

-- Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The first duty of love is to listen."

-- Paul Tillich

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Watch For Potholes, But Keep Your Goal In Focus



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you
take your eyes off your goal."
-Hannah More

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What have I been paying attention to for the last hour?"

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Today's Fast Session
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It is absolute genius to be aware of the obstacles in
front of you whenever you start any kind of undertaking.
If you don't, then you will be surprised when things go
wrong. After a wreck, you'll likely be overheard to say
things like, "It was a total shock. There's nothing I
could've done about it."

And the other comical thing is that most people focus ONLY
on the obstacles. They never get where they want to be
because after they get started, hurdles appear. And
suddenly the entire focus becomes the hurdles. The goal
gets fuzzier and harder to see. "What are we doing this
for?" is a common thought.

This might seem obvious as you read this, but as I've
watched people for many years, I suggest that a main reason
most people don't get where they originally steer their
ship is that they have no clue where the rocks are... and
once they see those rocks, they throw their compass away.
They get so focused on the obstacles and turned around that
it often is impossible to reach their original objective.

Last week, we were watching our seven-year-old
Goddaughter, Mary Kate, for the day. In our back yard, is
a big wooden slide/swing set. At the top of the slide,
there's a large wooden brace that helps reinforce the
structure. Well, MK kept hitting her head on it before she
slid down the slide. She must've hit her head 15 out of 20
times.

After a while, she'd smack her head and always follow it
up with, "Ouch! I always hit my head on this!"

I suggested to her that she might try saying, "I keep my
head away from the wood," and "My head feels good."

Notice I DIDN'T say, "I don't hit my head on the wood."
That would force her mind to focus only on the obstacle,
and not what she wanted, which was to keep her head away
from it.

Now, I only mentioned this to her once.

Well, she started chanting it... over and over!

And in the next 40 or 50 trips up and down, she did not
hit her head once.

That's the power of focus... and affirmation to help you
keep your focus on the right actions and on the benefit.

Experience tells me that you can apply this in every area
of life to get rapid results.

If you want to lose weight, create a few affirmations to
help give you direction... and help you stay focused on
your outcome and benefits. Repeat them over and over. A
few times a day.

Remember, this is how your brain works...

It's not possible for you to hear something once and have
it change your actions permanently... unless it's an
incredibly emotional or traumatic experience.

You could repeat phrases like these...

"I love the texture and taste of vegetables."
"I stay away from processed non-foods."
"My body is becoming perfect in its proportions."

Of course there are many others...

Since every area of life has its high peaks and its low
valleys, you can most certainly elevate your chances of
achieving your outcomes in any or all of them by applying
this simple little "secret."

Go back to any time in your life when you reached your
outcome, even if that outcome was just peace... relaxation.

You probably knew what the obstacles were and you planned
to overcome them. So you focused on your goal and when you
were nearing a potential delay or "pothole," you saw it,
navigated around it and moved on... without commotion.

You've no doubt done this thousands of times...

If you want to reach your outcomes in life and do so with
little stress...

One of the keys to being successful at a skill set and
enjoying the process of accomplishment in it is being able
to get to the point where you can become unconsciously
aware, without effort, of the obstacles to success and
happily move around them without concern... again, without
apparent effort.

That takes practice.


So practice!

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super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
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I love you all!!!

Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I keep my eyes on my goals
-- I successfully avoid obstacles because I plan for them
-- I quickly get back on track when delays happen
-- I focus on benefits, so my purpose is always in mind
-- My ability to concentrate grows stronger each day




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Make this a graceful day!



ABOUT YOUR INTENTION
If you have not already done so, please identify your over-
arching intention for Trust. That is, develop a statement
that guides you in the exploration and embodiment of trust.
Intention is the energy or consciousness from which actions
emerge. If you are uncertain how to write this intention,
just make an attempt. Keep it simple. You have 31 days
to work with the intention and the theme, so let your state-
ment change and deepen. Here are a few suggestions for
statements of intention about the theme of Trust: *To
experience the world as a trusting place. *To resonate
with the consciousness of trust. *I am trust, trusting, and
trustworthy. *To trust myself. *To be a place for trust to
thrive.

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I give myself permission to release fear and anger from
every level of the energy field, with effortless grace.


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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
My vision for each of you who reads DailyAffirm is to live
in effortless grace. You can let your normal breathing
assist you by breathing in light and trust, and breathing
out fear and anger. The words "fear" and/or "anger" can be
replaced by any concepts or words that capture the idea of
interfering with trust. Release those persons / places /
things / ideas that interfere with trust. This affirmation
also opens up every layer and level of your energy field,
setting up a release of persons / places / things / ideas
that may not be in your ordinary consciousness.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
As you are working with these cleansing affirmations all
this week, recognize that you are activating a release of
those things that get in the way of trust. If you become
aware of some discomfort, simply turn your attention to
something that is more comfortable. The discomfort can
be as slight as a twinge or as intense as a "healing crisis,"
which unfortunately is often called "illness." When the
discomfort gets your attention, acknowledge it swiftly, thank
your body for the information, then place your attention
elsewhere. Let grace prevail.

With these dynamics in mind, I recommend that you write
today's affirmation as a way of activating the release at a
deep level. I have developed a process which is described
in the book, "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation"
and in an article entitled, "Writing Affirmations for
Empowerment" which is available at my Web Site.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Writing Affirmations for Empowerment"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/writing-affirmations.html
"Pluck it for the Bucket"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/energetic-techniques.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Make this a wondrous week!

Greetings on the 1st week of May with the theme of Trust.
During this first week we focus on Releasing/Cleansing
Affirmations. Make this a wondrous week!

ABOUT YOUR INTENTION
If you have not already done so, please identify your over-
arching intention for Trust. That is, develop a statement
that guides you in the exploration and embodiment of trust.
Intention is the energy or consciousness from which actions
emerge. If you are uncertain how to write this intention,
just make an attempt. Keep it simple. You have 31 days
to work with the intention and the theme, so let your state-
ment change and deepen. Here are a few suggestions for
statements of intention about the theme of Trust: *To
experience the world as a trusting place. *To resonate
with the consciousness of trust. *I am trust, trusting, and
trustworthy. *To trust myself. *To be a place for trust to
thrive.

ABOUT RELEASING/CLEANSING AFFIRMATIONS and TRUST
It is possible (although by no means certain) that as you
are releasing and cleansing this week, energies /
emotions / thoughts of the opposite of trust might appear:
for example, distrust, mistrust, broken trust. To this
dynamic I say: trust the process! The process IS working.
To live in a state of trust, we must also know how to
recognize distrust, mistrust, broken trust or other
resistance.

Consider this. You meet someone for the first time. You
immediately feel distrusting. Where does this distrust
come from? The several possibilities are: from you, from
that person, from the environment / situation / others, from
all or any combination of the above. You are not
responsible for the trust / distrust / mistrust that someone
else carries in his or her energy field, nor do you need to
fully understand it in the specific situation. You are,
however, responsible for your own trust / distrust / mistrust
because you will connect with others who are similar in their
relationship to trust.
Put your attention on self-trust and
everything else will find its rightful place.

ABOUT THE PROCESS
As you proceed through these first seven days of May, I
suggest that you pay particular attention to how you and
others use the word "trust." Just notice and be taught
about the consciousness of trust by the way the word is
used to represent this consciousness. It is the conscious-
ness that is more meaningful than the word chosen to
represent the consciousness.

I recommend that you write one or more of this week's
affirmations. I have developed a process which is
described in the book, "Affirmations: A Pathway to
Transformation" and in an article entitled, "Writing
Affirmations for Empowerment." Please see the infor-
mation below for requesting this article via email.

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS
If I were to select the definitive affirmation for the week
to represent releasing and cleansing for Trust it would
be the affirmation for May 1: I give myself permission
to release fear and anger from every level of the energy
field, with effortless grace. You may prefer to use words
other than "fear" and "anger" -- choose words that are most
relevant to your own needs.

Following are all seven affirmations. Select one to focus
on for the week or use a different affirmation each day or
some combination. You will receive each of these
affirmations on the appropriate days with additional
information and suggestions. Make your process work for
you.

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May 1:
I give myself permission to release fear and anger from
every level of the energy field, with effortless grace.

May 2:
I rescind obsolete vows of silence and unworthiness. The
energy of these obsolete vows is now available for more
enjoyable use.

May 3:
I let go of everything that gets in the way of trust.
Angels clear the path.

May 4:
I release memories that allowed belief in fear and lack of
trust.

May 5:
I cut negative bonds of attachment to lack of confidence
and trust. Ties to despair are dissolved.

May 6:
I turn away from thoughts that suggest there is no trust.
I put my attention on trust-producing ideas.

May 7:
I let Spirit (My Higher Self, God, My Spirit Guides, The
One, The Force, Infinite Source) purify any remaining
thoughts and feelings of distrusting.

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ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Freedom from Bondage"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/freedom-from-bondage.html
"Ending Poverty Consciousness"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/end-poverty-consciousness.html
"Writing Affirmations for Empowerment"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/writing-affirmations.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Trust by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com