The Truth is not only contained in nor confined by words. Neither is it defined by nor dependent on them. For often in an instant of silence is the Truth revealed, realized, and/or comprehended. Don’t wait for Truth to be told to thee, Seek it out so that you for yourSelf may see. One and more »
In thought, Always Be Conscious. In relationships, Always Be Caring. In life, Always Be Creative. To yourself, Always Be Committed. In your own skin, Always Be Comfortable. In speaking of others, Always Be Cautious. In dealing with others, Always Be Considerate. In love, Always Be Consistent. This all becomes easier when you choose to Always more »
On the surface, I am both saint and sinner, hero and villain, proud and humble, moral and vulgar, light and darkness, full and empty, loving and hateful, strong and weak, right and wrong, good and bad, faithful and fearful, able and incapable, courageous and cowardly, happy and sad, pleasant and cold, beautiful and ugly, wise more »
The very walls we build to protect our hearts from the possibility of repeating past experiences of hurt and pain are the very same walls that block our hearts from experiencing the ever-present light of the blessings of love and happiness here and now. Open your heart and allow the light of the here and more »
Love, like air, is essential and just as abundant. Everything that has breath receives it (inhale) and gives it (exhale) freely each moment of each day. Don’t waste your breath chasing it. There’s no need. You’re floating in it. Remove all obstacles that prevent its coming and going. Not doing so could choke the life more »
It is not time which heals all wounds. It’s the right understanding you gain from the situation that gave you those wounds and your learning to let go within time which heals all wounds. Time will go on regardless of what we do or don’t do. And if left untreated, your wound will still be more »
The Universe speaks to you at every moment of every day. Are you listening? Through sound and silence the Universe calls out to you. Do you hear It? Beyond the noise of your rambling and worrisome thoughts the gentle, yet powerful Voice of the Universe is whispering Its mysteries. Can you hear It? Just as more »
The difference between telling everyone how wonderful you are and simply being so is like the difference between artificial and natural light. One is MAN-YOU-factured, requiring constant attention and replacement. The other is a creation of the Universe – effortless, brilliant, and eternal. Light is to be seen, not heard. When you truly understand this, more »
In this life, strive to always BE BEautiful, BEneficient, giving your BEst at all times, never BElittling others, forgiving what has BEen and having faith in what can BE, BElieving in yourself enough to BEt everything on your success, BEnding with the winds of change yet firmly rooted in that which is unchangeable, and to more »
I’ve learned that accepting my mistakes and learning from them has the power to heal and transform the scars of my past into beauty marks.
Do not under- nor overestimate your importance in this world. For all that you are and all that you have belongs to the Universe, even your very life. Your intrinsic value is equal to that of any other being because you share it with every being. Your worth is immeasurable. And there is nothing you more »
Good morning, Inner Seed family. Today, remind yourself: At this moment I see, As long as there is breath in me, I have enough wind to propel me, Through Life’s eternal sea. Be it through storms of misery, Or sailing along happily, As I think, it shall be. It is up to me. Peace. Subscribe more »
Imitation can be a form of flattery to the imitated; but if overdone, imitation becomes a form of self-hate and low self-worth for the imitator. Appreciate what there is to appreciate in others and give them their due, but never lose sight of the best that the Creator has placed just as equally inside of you. more »
People will often mistake your kindness for weakness, but to respond in anger is to make the mistake of allowing people to weaken your kindness. When you recognize that you are being taken advantage of, it can be tempting to prove how strong you can be by lashing out or retaliating. Don’t. It’s a test more »
Don’t SEE a path? Blaze ONE. Don’t SEE an opportunity? Create ONE. Don’t SEE a way in? Make ONE. Don’t SEE a chance to make something happen? Take ONE. Don’t SEE the helping hand you need? Be ONE. Instead of waiting around for the right moment, the right reason, or the right person to make your dreams come true, try taking more »
Until you take the initiative and the time to discover who you truly are, what you truly Love, and what truly makes you happy, you’ll continue to live by other people’s ideas of what they believe those things to be. Seek (for yourself) and you shall find. Peace.
Part of our frustration with life is that we spend so much time and energy being who we are expected to be that we’ve lost sight of and have given up on being who we want to be. This frustration is the war between who you are (soul) and who you’re trying to be (personality). more »
Perception is the hue through which you view the world and you. But your Soul is the Light where the true colors shine through. The Universe is a canvas. The Master’s Peace has been painted. It is in the image of Truth in which you were created. Vibrant is your Light. Draw nearer. See. Believe more »
THINK. But don’t just think…know. And don’t just know…see. And don’t just see…understand. And don’t just understand…do. And don’t just do…live. And don’t just live…BE. Life moves and manifests in a Perfect Circle from thought to being. For thought and being are synonymous. They are one. They form the Perfect Circle as there is no more »
The truth is simple. It does not rely on belief to make it what it is nor does it require eloquence to be disseminated. In fact, belief sometimes only serves to complicate and block our view of the truth much like a curtain shields us from light. And as for eloquence…it is merely a window. more »
The Truth can be uncomfortable both to speak and to hear. But we must forge through and tell it anyway. It is beneficial for all – both speaker and the listener. Beneficial in that it puts all in the best position to make right choices based on right knowledge. Much like exercise, we grow stronger more »
New thoughts (consistently held) = new outlook, new actions, new people, new places, new successes, new mistakes, new habits, and overALL NEW experiences…Behold, ALL things are made NEW.
There are times when your goals are “easier said than done”. But when you focus on and work at the steps to make it happen instead of thinking/talking about how hard it is, then those goals soon become “easier done than said”. Peace.
You can’t prevent others from saying negative things about you, but you can prevent yourself from saying negative things about others. Peace is a consequence of focusing on the things you CAN control (YOUR thoughts/actions) and trusting God to handle the things you can’t…mainly because the things you can’t control really aren’t any of your more »
FORGIVENESS OF SELF is hard to do. We insist on remembering and reliving the dirt from our past all while praying for God to forgive us. Well, He has. You only need to be aware and accept it. Whatever happened, you thought it was a good idea at that moment. Now you know. Extract the more »
Love is not blind. It is the All-Seeing Eye. It is you and me who choose not to see. Open your heart and your mind, Then unified we will chime, “I once was blind, but now I see.” Peace.
It’s not that which you’ve done which makes you worthy of the good you desire. You are worthy simply by virtue of your being. For you are an extension of Goodness itself. You are one with that from which all things are made and it is Goodness in which you live, move, and have your more »
Simply quoting motivational sayings, scriptures, and positive affirmations alone is like a movie set with only LIGHTS and a CAMERA…they mean nothing without ACTION! TAKE ONE step towards your goal today and the Creator will DIRECT your path. If you’re not working to PRODUCE results, then you’re just telling STORIES. Flip the SCRIPT. CUT the more »
It is not my job to earn your respect. Nor is it your job to earn mine. Do you earn the sun’s rays? Do you earn the very breaths you breathe? Did you earn the love of your family? No. The fact of the matter is that it is your duty to always give respect. more »
LIFE is what fantasies wish to be; Snippets of fiction woven into documentary; Though now and again I engage in the latter; The former IS the TRUTH and all that really matters. Peace.
Truth is Life. It is as essential as breathing. And every time we avoid speaking/living it, we are choosing the death of our own being. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner Seed and receive notifications when I post new material as well as special offers. Simply enter your e-mail address below, confirm, and you’re done! Thank more »
To me, it would seem more practical to live your dreams rather than chase them. You chase something that is trying to escape from you. And that could only happen if that something weren’t a part of you. Your dreams are a very real part of you. In fact, your dreams are you. You created more »
Your struggles and your troubles are your own. It would be unwise to expect others to bear them. But you’d be a fool to turn away those who will.
Courage. It is not always necessary to wait until you have it beforehand. Oftentimes courage comes from doing. It comes from making a choice for what lies ahead and being willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. It is accepting the outcome – good or bad. It is feeling the fear and more »
Everyone has an opinion. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes you can actually find some truth in them if you look past the speculation and assumption. The only problem with other people’s opinions is when you become dependent on them for direction and are distracted from realizing your own personal truth. Respect other people’s opinions, but more »
I read this on a friend’s Facebook page earlier today and would like to share it with you. Great message. Enjoy. – Will “An elderly carpenter was ready to retire, and he told his boss of his plans to leave and live a more leisurely life with his wife. He would miss the paycheck, he more »
The more we feed our egos, the more we starve our souls. So, in the best interest of our spiritual health, the way to lose the weight of this world would be to DIEt to self.
The honor is not in doing dirt and being honest about it, but in having no dirt to be honest about. Persistence in right thought and right action helps keep a clean conscience and washes away guilt.
A closed mouth can’t be fed, but the mouth that’s always open eventually bites off more than it can chew. (Temperance)
If you must choose sides in any situation, choose the inside. For there lies the heart of a matter. Look beyond appearances. The truth lies beneath. Peace.
To trust is simply to defer proof that that which is seen or said is true and actual. It is faith based on either strong belief or consistency in action. To trust is to expel doubt or at least give the benefit of such, even if temporarily until a thing is proven. Forbearance of proof more »
Your struggles and your troubles are your own. You would be unwise to expect or demand others bear them. But you would be a fool to turn away those who will. Peace is the by-product of the release of expectation and the acceptance of life and love. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner Seed and receive notifications more »
Attachment to and expectation of our desires are the bricks that build the prison of our own making. Releasing our desires of these is key to our being free. Peace.
Flattery is nothing more than a body of words with no heart, That reach the ear dead on arrival. But, Truth is the blood that flows through the veins of our words, Filling them with feeling and meaning. Speak life. Be sincere. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner Seed and receive notifications when I post new material more »
The more genuine self-love/-respect one has the more genuine love and respect one will express toward others. Lack of such leaves one feeling empty within and without true friends. Leading them to search desperately to fill the hole with anything and anyone they can find. Seeking love and respect outside of themselves in things, situations, more »
True freedom comes when we lose the desire to be thought well of. Not that we don’t accept it or act without conscience or that we shouldn’t do right by others, but that we should instead base our decisions off doing what’s best as opposed to what ‘they’ will think. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner more »
Karma is the universal mirror reflecting the flaws/rightness of our actions and the perfection/imperfection of our being justly, accurately, and equally so that we may learn, correct, adapt, and grow into our highest Self. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner Seed and receive notifications when I post new material as well as special offers. Simply enter your e-mail address below, more »
Pain is a seed of understanding. You may water it with your tears, but be careful not to drown it. Your tears must give way to the Light of the Truth if you are to rise above them. Allow the Truth to break through the darkness to the pain you’ve buried deep within so that more »
The Truth is not always comfortable. It can be much like stepping into a hot bath. It stings a bit at first, but you get acclimated to it. After you let it soak in for a moment, it becomes soothing to you. Soon you will feel refreshed because you will be cleansed of the dirt more »
There will be times when the Truth will hit you like a ton of bricks. And after the shock wears off and you “regain” consciousness from the blow, you will have a choice….you can either walk away from the rubble in denial or you can use those bricks to build something that will stand firmly more »
You need not concede dignity to be kind. And you need not exert cruelty to be respected. Assert your presence as the moon…and just as humbly. Peace.
Love is like breathing….it’s do or die. There is no in-between. Give out without taking anything in and you will die. Take in without giving anything back and you will die. Balance and rhythm are critical conditions to a long, strong Love and Life. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner Seed and receive notifications when I more »
The Truth can be a hard pill to swallow, but it is the only cure to heal us of our own fear and ignorance. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner Seed and receive notifications when I post new material as well as special offers. Simply enter your e-mail address below, confirm, and you’re done! Thank you for joining us! more »
“Water seeks its own level.” So do relationships. A relationship will only rise to or be as good as a couple’s level of mindfulness towards and consideration of one another. Their efforts must be constant, consistent, and persistent if the relationship is to stay balanced and succeed. Stay anchored in Truth and Love so that more »
There are some Truths that cannot be explained…only experienced. The answers you seek won’t always come from the words and advice of others. Do not misunderstand. Teachers are useful and can be helpful. But only if they point to the Truth that already dwells within you. Those Truths that can only come from within through more »
When you begin to see more with the heart than eye, feel more with the soul than the hand, speak more with your ways than your lips, and think more with the mind than the brain, then you will begin to know maturity. Then you will begin to be wise. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner more »
There’s a fine line between knowing your worth and overestimating your importance. Arrogance is not confidence…but overcompensation. True humility (the knowledge that you are no better nor any worse than the next person) is the answer. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner Seed and receive notifications when I post new material as well as special offers. more »
Life is about balance. It’s a constant see-saw of ups and downs…of varying conditions and circumstances. The swing of the pendulum from one pole of events to the other is inevitable. The key is in how you respond to these shifts in conditions. And consequently, those responses will create the actions which will lead you more »
Let us not be so consumed in the pursuit of the ‘American Dream’ that we forget to pursue our own. Don’t sleep on yourself. There’s a dream in you that the world needs you to wake up and pursue. If not you, then who? QUESTION: Who’s dream are you pursuing….yours or someone else’s? When you more »
Yesterday is a wrap. Today is your gift. And tomorrow’s no surprise. For it’s the present of the today you have lived.
Whether in thought or in deed, Or in words said (false or true), ALL that you do, WILL be done to you. Peace.
The fool takes the credit for the successes in life, but defers the blame for the failures to others. The wise accepts both equally, humbly, and without hesitation.
To express gratitude in advance for the thing wished and prayed for gives wind to the sails of your desires and propels them forward until they reach the shores of your reality. This is faith.
You want love? Give love to all. You want respect? Give respect to all. You want to be accepted? Accept all. You want to be appreciated? Appreciate all. What we receive from Life is in direct proportion to what we give to Life. Nothing comes back unless it is first given. The beauty of it more »
When it comes to your goals, aspirations, and plans there are people who mean you no harm and there are those who mean you no good. Learn to tell the difference. Some people need to be kept in the dark about your goals until your success comes to light. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner Seed more »
Some of the best moments in life are the ones we don’t plan to happen. When we simply allow ourselves to ride the wave of the moment to see where it will take us. Moments that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives and wonder “How in the world did that happen?” But the more »
Complaining only perpetuates the darkness of a situation. But Understanding is the Light that shines in and on the moment to change not only our perspective, but consequently the situation itself by transforming it into a valuable lesson – producing yet another jewel in your crown of wisdom. So, don’t whine about your situations, shine more »
There are times when it is necessary to burn your bridges. It’s necessary because doing so destroys the option to retreat. You’re forced to move forward. Don’t be afraid to sever the connection and put the things that no longer serve your best interest behind you. Look ahead and stay focused on the promise of more »
Faith and hope. Don’t confuse the two. Hope is more like a positive or optimistic wish for a certain outcome, whereas faith is the unwavering certainty (knowing) that the outcome will not only manifest in due time, but is already done. Believing is seeing, not the other way around. All things are potential. It’s your more »
If someone spills something on you (accidentally or otherwise), then they are responsible for causing the mess, right? But, who’s responsible for cleaning you up? Yep, that’s right. You. Otherwise, you’ll just be walking around with this huge stain on your clothes for all to see. There will be times when people will do things more »
It doesn’t matter how often we walk through the doors of the neighborhood church if the very door of our own inner church (our hearts) are closed. Our love, faith, and devotion to God is shown more through how much we serve than by how much we attend service. So, whatever your faith, don’t be more »
To listen is to hear the words that are said. To understand is to hear those that aren’t. – Will Nesbitt Communication is transference of meaning, be it verbally or non-verbally. Words are merely sounds and symbols – vehicles used to carry meaning to the reader/hearer. Words are not always necessary, for much can be said even more »
Just as you cannot live in the blueprint of a home, So can you not depend on words alone. Build on your word. Show me what you mean so that I may see. The proof is in the pudding, Not the recipe. Peace.
Knowledge is food for thought. Wisdom is food to live. Always feast your mind on Truth, And you’ll always have this Food to give. Hungry will you never be, Always full of Life indeed. Not merely living to speak of Truth, Ever thirsty to pour it forth in deed. Life is now the plate on more »
Either let your light shine or live in someone else’s shadow. It’s your choice. But just know that choosing the latter would not be too bright.
The fool speaks only to give you a piece of their mind; but the words of the wise give peace of mind.
There are those who feel that accumulating wealth is the key to success. Others believe that the poor of the world are more blessed. But I believe life is more and bestows its rewards on the man who has peace regardless.
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People have a tendency to judge other people. We form all sorts of judgments and assumptions about others because we have a need to classify people and put them in certain boxes in an attempt to control our environment. But what we often fail to realize is that there is big difference between who someone more »
Words are beautiful skin. But action is the heart. It is what pumps Truth through the veins of our existence; Flowing Life. Giving and receiving the air of Love necessary to our being. Action keeps us alive. And without it, words wrinkle, fade, and die; Becoming nothing more than dust easily scattered by the slightest more »
It has been said that looks shouldn’t matter when it comes to choosing a mate. Well, I disagree. No, let me rephrase that…I STRONGLY disagree. I believe that looks are the first (and by far the most important) things you should look for and expect from someone you hope to spend the rest of your more »