One Choice: Two paths

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It has been said there are two stories to tell: Good vs. Evil and Boy Gets Girl, Boy Loses Girl (Parent gets child, Parent loses child). They both come down to conquest. And it seems when you think about it, overcoming adversity  is at the core of our experience.

Every moment comes down to a choice: Are you going to take action for good or evil? While these may seem like strong words, they illuminate the crux of the moment in decision. The symbol of the “original sin” in biblical terms is the very choice this signifies. The choice between good and evil is at the root of our separation from “God” or all that is as what you may call it.

What is Good? and What is Evil?

Good means win-win. An understanding smile calms. It is never just good for you while being bad for another and good never takes advantage of another. Good means Good-For-All.  Evil is a concentrated energy that draws a vivd line between it and the world, it cuts like a knife taking down people as it touches them. It may seem good for the doer, but it is bad for everyone else and this bad usually comes around and is also eventually bad for the doer. Bad is Bad and evil is destructive in a bad way.

As a carrier of light, the choice becomes easier. Become a carrier of light by sharing good. A smile, a kind gesture, empathy and understanding, a good action asks for nothing in return, it brings a blessing into our lives.

Together We are One and in joy and acceptance we can find an easy path to make our choices, for good.

As we remember today and all those who died on 9/11 /01 and in other extremist evil acts in the world overall, let’s remember that in our hearts we are good and make good choices. We are all human and in this life experience together, peace can be found in kindness and allowance and gratefulness.

Smile at others, accept peace in yourself.

 

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Issac Lidsky Makes It Clear

Everything written here, at thoughmotivater, is voiced in this less than 12 minute video:

https://www.ted.com/talks/isaac_lidsky_what_reality_are_you_creating_for_yourself?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

Please do your future self a favor and watch this, if it doesn’t change your life it will at least give you the opportunity to change the way you see yourself and the world around you.

Your life is worth the effort.

Peace and good luck to all. Together, We Are One.

11 life rules with because…

1. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

Because it is the most direct way to create new opportunities.

2. Accentuate the positive.

Because this will create more positive energy in our lives.

3. Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.

Because when things are forced they are usually not the best direction.

4. Live for today, setting up for a better tomorrow.

Because only in now do we have the power. But in now is the seed of the next moment.

5. Help others whenever you can, even small easy efforts of help make a difference to them and you. It is the easiest way to share a gift.

Because through giving we receive. Give it a try.

6. Life is not always easy. Attitude bridges the gap.

Because in the end, our actions are built on our attitudes.

7. Yes the grass looks greener from far away, when you get closer it is about the same.

Because we are the same in both places.

8. Life is a series of lessons. Get used to it.

Because we are never done in life. Every breath leads to the next. It is how we use it that matters.

9. Grudges hold you back more than the other.

Because focus is paramount and it takes a lot of energy away from more productive directions to maintain the grudge.

10. There are exceptions to every rule.

Because we are all unique.

11. Remember, you only get one body, take care of it for the long haul. The quality of life is based largely on the health status of your body.

Because life is live action. It is not a dress rehearsal.

In the space of living we do need to reinforce the positive aspects in ourselves and with those around us in order to validate all our paths and motivate us to move forward in a healthy way.

11 Rules for Living

1. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

2. Accentuate the positive.

3. Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.

4. Live for today, setting up for a better tomorrow.

5. Help others whenever you can, even small easy efforts of help make a difference to them and you. It is the easiest way to share a gift.

6. Life is not always easy. Attitude bridges the gap.

7. Yes the grass looks greener from far away, when you get closer it is about the same, mostly because you are.

8. Life is a series of lessons. Get used to it.

9. Grudges hold you back more than the other.

10. There are exceptions to every rule

11. Remember, you only get one body, take care of it for the long haul. The quality of life is based largely on the health status of your body.

In the space of living we do need to reinforce the positive aspects in ourselves and with those around us in order to validate all our paths and motivate us to move forward in a healthy way.

To my Sons

Hi guys, this is a love letter. I love you guys so much, today and through all our tomorrows. Enough to tell you important things and to listen to your troubles. I am here for you.

It is painful for me to watch the mindprints being developed in your minds, knowing there is so much potential in both of you. I understand you are growing up in a very different time than I did, but I can tell you without a doubt managing the development of  your mind is the most important thing you can do. Losing it to entertainment is dangerous. The world’s progress is not based on being entertained, it is based on creating.
I feel in many ways I have not been the parent I want to be for you. Based on many factors, maybe someday you’ll understand but now it not the time, my efforts have curtailed, so I need to find a way to communicate with you. For me, this might be the best way I can come up with right now, given the time we have. But I am asking for you to be more willing to spend actual time with me. We have a lot to accomplish and I have many things to teach you.
Mostly I want to reframe your mindprint to one of curiosity or expectation, of learning from mistakes rather than to be limited by them and from a desire to create more than watch.
It is going to take an effort from all of to choose to give each other time and focus when we have it. We can do better than we have and I would appreciate you efforts too. I want to help. I love you guys.
Thank you for reading. Please ask any questions you may ever have.
Your Dad.

#FourWords

It has been a while since I have posted. Admittedly these post are a bit of pontificating vagaries so I have been playing with a shorter format making valuable mind shifting memes in four words under #fourwordfriday

Here is a collection of four word memes that I or others have come up with and are in my and available to your consciousness, should you like to mix the into your blueprint.

Mostly, share your smile

No money, no time

Don’t ever give up

Dream it, Stream it

Relax, don’t do it

Do good. Be good

Listen more than speak

Learn from the past

Think free. Be free

Get up, get going

Stay lean and active

Express from your success.

Together, We Are One.

opportunity is a doorway.

each step strengthens you

A moment in time.

I am all alone

It doesn’t matter anymore

Find beauty in everything

Imagine there no heaven

Imagine there no hell

Only sky above us

Imagine all the people

Living only for today

…in the quietest moments

Your contribution matters indelibly

Replace expectation with curiosity

Positive Attitude. Positive Outcome

Talk less, do more

Stay focused on point

Give freely to receive

I will to ____________ (full in the blank)

A continuing list……

Please add your motivating four word memes to the list!

I Don’t Care

Care about your own good efforts. Care less about any lack of recognition.

As my dear mother often reminded me, don’t fall into the trap of expecting a gift from the same place a gift is given, in time, space or way.

Give and Let It Go

Do good for yourself. Be inquisitive of others, engage them — don’t expect of them. Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do, not for what you expect to get from doing it. Go about your way, be the most authentic you that you can be.

Enjoy Yourself!

Don’t count on others to make you feel you are worthy. Treat yourself as worthy. You are worthy! Be your own best friend!

Don’t Hurt Others

Live the Golden Rule. Treat others as you would have them treat you. Just don’t waste time trying to find your fulfillment in others. Take appreciation when you get it just realize your own support of self is what matters.

A Weakness or a Learning?

When we sum up someone by their weaknesses, we are less happy, more limiting. We are not letting the other person grow, we are not accepting that they can grow and learn. And in turn we hold ourselves back by limiting our growth with them. Out projections on them cause a double bind and now holds two lives back, not to mention all the other lives these two touch and affect.

Labeling another infers that you are making a blanket statement about them. Defining them. Your statement is the projection.

Think about it. For example if you are told you are lazy, and the person making the statement that’s you how they treat lazy people, they will be less open to you seeing how you are becoming more proactive.

The motivating thought here is it is much better for everyone to work on a platform built on the “power of why”. Be willing to ask, “Why?” when you feel yourself making a blanket statement. Ask it of yourself. Ask the other person if they see themselves the same way you do. Use the notion of your own projection to have a conversation to help both of you heal and grow.

Life is a string of learning opportunities from birth to death. Embrace it. Stop limiting yourself by limiting others.

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