Saturday, January 29, 2005

Reliability is doing something that you have agreed to do in a predictable way, without forgetting or having to be reminded. You really have to care about doing what you said you would do. I can practice Reliability when I treat my agreements and responsibilities seriously, when I find another way to fulfill my agreements if obstacles occur, when I make promises I can keep. Nothing can stop me from giving my best.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Trust is relying and believing in someone or something. It is having the confidence that the right thing will come about without trying to control it or make it happen. I can practice Trust when I look for a lesson in my painful experiences. I know that I need not to control others. I feel at peace knowing that I am never alone and that in everything that happens there is something good.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Obedience is obeying the law even when no one is watching. It is following what is right and playing by the rules. It means listening to others in authority and to yourself. I practice Obedience when I keep my agreements without having to be reminded, follow the rules even if I feel like ignoring them, question authority respectfully.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Courage is personal bravery in the face of fear. It is going ahead even when you feel like quitting. It is needed in trying new things, in facing the truth and in picking yourself up after a mistake, ready to try again.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

When the energy of our consciousness is out of our control - the mind is agitated. We are being emotional. The solution is to detach from the inner storms, stand back and observe the hurricane pass. Detached observation withdraws the energy which your emotions require to sustain themselves. When you watch your own anger, it dies. If you don't detach from it, and observe it will be your master. Today is the day to practice positive, detached observation, and each emotion-filled moment is the opportunity. This is 'real' work. The work of one who is a master of their own consciousness. Are you a master or a slave?

Monday, January 24, 2005

"Knowing the self and knowing God brings light into the darkness, and brings love back into our lives whereby we can reach out to others. The world will change when we are able to share this Godly light and this endless love. When I know myself I can really meet others. My vision will not be disturbed by our differences but I will recognise the same essence in others."

Sunday, January 23, 2005

It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.