Values

What’s most Important to you? (Values) a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life. The real value of anything depends on viewpoint. Your viewpoint is based in your perspective, which is magnification of perception. We receive what we focus on. In the final analysis, most of what I…

Power of Why

The greater the faith, the greater the result. Fools Crow, LAKOTA Why, Why? The starting point of all achievement is desire. Desire blended with faith constitute the building blocks of material reality. Backed by this force is the conscious decision of Why? A powerful enough reason(s) for any action will propel the idea forward with…

Doubt

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. Albert Einstein Doubt is defined as a feeling of uncertainty, or lack of conviction. To understand an emotion or state of mind everyone has experienced, maybe it’s necessary to comprehend doubts opposite?  Faith, courage, perseverance,…

Addiction

Every next level of your life will demand a new version of you Martin Santos Spontaneous Despair Letting the devil know your plans and intentions is the first step to defeat. You must sly the devil, because the ultimate devil is in you. When the ego decides before it acts, this creates a hesitation, misfire,…

Trust

“Trust that your path will unfold as you step into it.” Norman Vincent Peale Trust is a measured degree of faith. Both are intertwined in a bond that is strengthened or weakened by the level of commitment or integrity of its structure. This structure is created and established in the mind of conscious thought.  It…

Problems

Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success. Bruce Lee It is often more important to go with a problem rather than to go against it. If we want to take more responsibility for our actions, feelings, thoughts,…

Adversity

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes; do not resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu Adversity is a facet of life. It is universal and impartial. A time of difficulty. A time of distress. A time of…

Belief

BELIEF- THE BASIS OF ACTION Believing is seeing. Martin Santos Belief is an important word in the teachings of the wise, and it figures prominently in all religions. In the Christians tradition, for example a certain kind of belief is necessary to experience salvation or re-birth; and the Buddah taught that accessing one’s beliefs is…

Metanoia

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metanoia Metanoia An Ancient Greek Word that really cannot be distilled into one word. It means more than transformation or change of heart. It means to think beyond your thinking. To think in a new way that is much closer than some far out vision out in the distance. This responsibility must begin with you….

Responsibility

Responsibilityre·spon·si·bil·i·ty | rəˌspänsəˈbilədē |noun (plural responsibilities)the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone: a true leader takes responsibility for their team and helps them achieve goals.• the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something: the group has claimed responsibility for a…

Awareness

Serenity arises out automatic in consequence of understanding and comprehension. Dr. David R. Hawkins Where My Recovery Starts An Honest Examination of my Shadow In genuine recovery it is essential to take a self moral inventory of your strengths and weaknesses in order to move forward towards acceptance and forgiveness. Accepting myself and forgiving myself…

Meaning

What Meaning Do I Choose? My search for meaning is the source of success or failure.  Understanding, perception, and past experience shape my decisions. These decisions affect my attitudes which in turn determine what kinds of results I experience. Now, it is difficult to comprehend that circumstances outside of me do not determine the experience…

Time

It all starts Now. In Genuine Recovery, my sobriety time is the ever-present realization that I do not drink today. Longevity is a future and past concept — it doesn’t exist. There is no such thing as tomorrow or yesterday. There never will be because time is always happening now. I find there is only present,…

Choice

What you choose, you are willing.