Our Mental Life

Our Mental Life

I was out on an early morning walk while a guy was jogging in my direction along a path around a lake. As he approached a bunch of Geese that were sitting on the path he screamed out, “Move you D*#m Birds!”. Considering the fact that he was wearing headphones, he may not have been aware of how loud he was which allowed me to hear him from a...

Words of Anger Are Never the Answer

Words of Anger Are Never the Answer

“If you must slander someone don’t speak it but write it – write it in the sand, near the water’s edge.” ~Napolen Hill When’s the last time you spoke out of anger and afterwards wished you would not have? We’ve all done it at some point in our lives, but how many of us learn from it? Let’s be honest people are people...

3 Great Evils: Boredom, Vices and Needs

3 Great Evils: Boredom, Vices and Needs

“Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.”  ~Voltaire  Have you ever thought about those people that sit around thinking of new ways to take advantage of someone else? You know those people that create computer viruses, organize business scams or look for someone to steal something from. What if these same people would use their...

80% of Thoughts People Have are Negative

80% of Thoughts People Have are Negative

A well-known author was quoted as saying that ‘The average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and of these more than 80% are negative’. As children we automatically learn to say “no” and to think of ourselves. As we grow, some of us have primary first thoughts of people not acting right; things being bad every where; or of expectations...

Lose the Shades

Lose the Shades

Have you ever seen those people walking through the mall or sitting in the airport wearing shades? It’s like they have their own personal sun that goes indoors with them and they need to keep their shades on to protect their eyes from the extra level of awesome sun brightness that the rest of us normal mortals are not cool or privileged enough to experience. I...

Know Your Direction

Know Your Direction

When’s the last time you got on the highway heading south and ended up something in the north? Hopefully…Never! If that has ever happened to you, it may have been because you may have had a guest spot on Star Trek. But under normal circumstances, when we are in our cars driving in one direction that direction has an ultimate destination set into it. Along the...

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