You Can Sense Honesty & Good Faith

Posted on July 9th, by Albert in Character, Honesty, Simplicity, Uncategorized. No Comments

“Whilst I stand in simple relations to my fellow-man, I have no displeasure in meeting him. We meet as water meets water, or as two currents of air mix, with perfect diffusion and interpenetration of nature. But as soon as there is any departure from simplicity, and attempt at halfness, or good for me that is not good for him, my neighbour feels the wrong; he shrinks from me as far as I have shrunk from him; his eyes no longer seek mine; there is war between us; there is hate in him and fear in me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Results may vary

Posted on March 1st, by Albert in Action, Character, Expectation, Fear, Thoughts, Uncategorized. No Comments

DO not trouble about results, or be anxious as to the future; but be troubled about personal shortcomings, and be anxious to remove them; for know this simple truth–wrong does not result from right, and a good present cannot give birth to a bad future. You are the custodian of your deeds, but not of the results which flow from them. The deeds of to-day bring the happiness or sorrow of to-morrow. Be therefore concerned about what you think and do, rather than about what may or may not come to you; for he whose deeds are good does not concern himself about results, and is freed from fear of future ill. – James Allen

The 5 Poisons

Posted on February 25th, by Albert in Character, Complaining, Procrastination, Self-Criticism, Uncategorized. No Comments

Beware and avoid the 5 Poisons of Life: Complaining, Criticizing, Being Negative, Gossiping, and Excuse Making. From “Your Absolute Best Year Yet” seminar by Robin Sharma

Nothing can happen that is not positive

Posted on February 13th, by Albert in Character, Crisis, Flow, Problems. No Comments

Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow. Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures followed by wreckage were the incidents that shaped the life you have now. You’ll see that this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.   The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.   When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that … Read More »

Don’t Be A Fool

Posted on February 20th, by Albert in Character, Habits, Virtue. No Comments

“The foolish man thinks that little faults, little indulgences, little sins, are of no consequence; he persuades himself that so long as he does not commit flagrant immoralities he is virtuous, and even holy; but he is thereby deprived of virtue and holiness, and the world knows him accordingly; it does not reverence, adore, and love him; it passes him by; he is reckoned of no account; his influence is destroyed. The efforts of such a man to make the world virtuous, his exhortations to his fellow men to abandon great vices, are empty of substance and barren of fruitage. The insignificance which he attaches to his small vices permeates his whole character, and is the measure of his manhood. He who regards his smallest delinquencies as of the gravest nature becomes a saint.”  -James Allen