Friday, December 28, 2012

How can your faith help you know yourself?

There is more to each of us than we realize. The greater part of our minds have not been utilized; our potential to experience more peace, love, harmony and well being has not been discovered; our skill levels in any given area can be increased.   

Most of us exercise our potential for successful living to the point where life is tolerable. It isn't great or ideal. We have adapted to life's roller coaster of ups and downs.  What if you had the potential to make the "up" times of life even higher & longer lasting and the "down" times of life shorter and not so long in duration?

Well, you can. You have that potential. The primary obstacles holding us back from growing and utilizing our higher potential is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of what others will think when we do fail. Fear of discovering we don't have a higher potential. This is where faith comes in.

The willingness to step into the unknown, to explore new territory of being, to being okay not knowing how to get to the desired destination but willing to take the first step and have faith that as we do the next step will be shown to us.   

There is no physical evidence of your untapped higher potential. Faith is knowing it's there. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Can there ever be Peace on Earth?

Throughout the evolution of human thought, there have been four rules of conduct and all four rules are active today.  

The first is referred to as the Brass Rule, also known as the "brazen rule" because it states "Do what is good for you and disregard the effect it has on others."  

The second rule is the Iron Rule, which states "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Do to others what they do to you."  

The third rule is known as the Silver Rule, and it states "Don't do to others what you don't want done to yourself".

The fourth rule is pro-active and provides, more than any of the others, hope for a peaceful planet earth.  It states, "Treat other people the way you want to be treated regardless of how they treat you."  

When the majority of human beings learn this, understand this and practice this, we will be a species of compassion that will evolve beyond any action outside this rule.  Peace is a state of mind, a way of thinking that resides in the mind of every person.  

When we as a species choose to dwell in this state and act from it, the earth will burst forth from a battle field to a place of joy and peace.

I feel it is the responsibility of the people in the most powerful country in the world, to step up to the line and lead the way--let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.