“Focus on where you want to go instead of where you have been”

In his book Helping Heaven Happen, Dr. Donald Curtis presents a short dialogue that could well describe the situation in which many people find themselves. It goes like this: “How is everything going?” “Well, I’ve got bad news and I’ve got good news. I’ll give you the bad news first. We’re lost.” “We’re lost? And […]

“You have the most powerful weapons on earth – love and prayer”

You may be familiar with the inspirational writing called The Desiderata. Although the entire writing is exquisitely presented, one statement in particular can be quite beneficial. It states, “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste.” This could be particularly relevant to life in a big city with all its hustle, rush, and sometimes confusion, […]

“You can make opposition work for you.”

Is something or someone bothering you? Is there a troublesome person or difficult situation you would like to eliminate from your life? How about experiences in your past? Or present? Are you facing an imminent and difficult situation that you wish would simply go away? A story from the life of Abraham Lincoln, American president, […]

“You find what you look for: good or evil, problems or solutions.”

Reality is often a matter of personal perception, as much as objective fact. The way two people respond to the same incident reveals this almost every time. Imagine the following scene. Two friends are having dinner at a restaurant. They overhear the couple at the next table talking excitedly. Neither speaks of the situation until […]

“You can be either part of the problem or part of the solution”

It has been said there are two kinds of people in the world: those who see a problem, define and describe the problem, complain about the problem, and finally become part of the problem; and those who look at a problem and immediately begin to search for a solution. For the person who focuses on […]

“If you think you know it all, you are less likely to learn more.”

As you go about your daily activities, perhaps you meet people whose lives seem tangled and for whom living seems a hard experience. Not in every case, but certainly in many instances, the trouble may be that the people are often caught up in the trap of personal ego; they feel that they know everything […]