#ThoughtfulThursday: Leo Tolstoy

Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking…

– Leo Tolstoy

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#ThoughtfulThursday: Joe Dispenza

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Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion?

– Joe Dispenza, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

#MondayThoughts: Setting The Stage

Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.”
~ Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive

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You’re in dreamland and you start to wake up slowly. You have the heavy eyelids that sometimes feel like you need to pry them open. You might yawn and stretch or you might just lay there for a while before you even attempt to get out of bed.

Before we can even get out of bed, our reality of the day sieges us. When think of what we have to do in the moment and the endless list of things during the day. Without even taking one step we have set our day in motion.

Think about every good thing in your life right now. Free yourself of worrying. Let go of the anxiety, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.

Germany Kent

Before we step out of bed and into our world, we need to be mindful of our state of being. Do you look forward to your day with enthusiasm and zest or do you dread what you believe awaits you as you go about your day? Remember, although we may do some of the same things day after day, who truly knows what each day holds in store. Do not doom your day before it fully gets going.

I’m going to worry less about the little things and, most importantly, I will allow myself to be happy.

Flequr Ferris, Risk

Allow your mind to be free. Free from stress, free from worry, free from anxiety, free to be receptive to inspiration, positive thoughts, divine intervention, creative thoughts. Give yourself a boost first thing in the morning. Claim your victory over the day no matter what comes or what you believe will come (any negativity). Take some deep breaths, meditate for a moment, truly set the stage for a very good day. No day is perfect but no day is all completely bad either.

So, first thing every morning, let’s tune up our mind to be in tune with all good possibilities for the day. Mental nutrition is just as important as physical and and spiritual nutrition. Take good care overall.

Stay inspired and keep rising.

#MondayThoughts: For The Love of It

“There is an unmatched joy when we are doing the things we love.”

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Have you ever noticed how you feel when you are doing something you enjoy? Time seems to have no relevance or bearing. You are completely immersed in what you are doing and your energy is at a peak level.

Now imagine yourself doing something you dread or don’t really feel like doing. You just want to get through it and get it done and done as soon as possible. Every minute feels like an hour and it is like you’re in the desert walking with no relief in sight. We don’t always enjoy what we do but we learn to do what we have to do.

When we have an opportunity to do what we love and the things that we really enjoy, it is a blessing to experience our gifts and use our talents. We don’t have to shy away from arduous task, only understand that they strengthen us in some way and help us to appreciate that which we love all the more.

Stay inspired and keep rising


When the tank feels empty

Hope is still flowing around

To help you to see the upside of down

And refilling your tank to help you continue on

Breaths are deep


Closing out the external for a while


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