Each day that you are alive is a ‘special gift’ from your Creator, from your God. It is NOT a given, but it is a precious ‘gift’. For that one MUST be grateful daily! We must all come to the realisation/awareness that this is truth, or alternatively we can choose to disbelieve it and be aware that suffering will continue to be an ongoing, never ending part of life. One of my favourite mentors on life, Dr Wayne Dyer, once famously said the following: ‘There is a difference between knowing about God, and knowing God’. It took me some time to fully understand and accept this statement, and it has nothing to do with religion, or religious institutions (any Church). I see it as very much a personal/private matter (belief) between you and your Creator and whatever name/label you wish to put on that. It is a Private matter.  A nothing to see here sign that you can put up! It has nothing to do with anyone else if that is your desire.

However, I can assure you that when one does arrive at that point in their life where they believe that they do KNOW God, and not just know about God, when they believe in their heart that they feel connected to God on a daily basis and they believe on a deep Soul level that He has the Master Plan for their life, then this transformational THINKING has an incredibly empowering effect on their life and how they then choose to live it. One really does become aware that ultimately, they are not in charge of their life but that He is!

The Buddah once said; ‘The Greatest Weakness in Life is lack of Awareness’. This is a Universal Truth, and awareness is just another term for ‘wisdom’. To be wise is to have found a better way to live. Never allow the pains, hurdles and handicaps in life to poison your attitude toward life. Accept them as life lessons and do not allow them to have you wearing that cloak of self-pity, of constantly whining and blaming others for your mishaps. Daily, take responsibility for how you THINK, speak and act, for when you do that, in all circumstances, you will have discovered that pathway to a better way of living.

Never allow anyone to rain on your parade or cast a pall of gloom and defeat on your day. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you give it permission to. I was taught many years ago a slogan that I have drawn great inner strength from many times over the years and I will share with you now. It went like this: ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me, unless I let them’.

So, if people try to bully you, verbally shout at or abuse you, just let the abuse float right past! Think of that person’s anger (harsh words) as them drinking a glass of poison and hoping that YOU get sick or die. Physical impossibility! They are only words, hot air, and words cannot hurt unless you allow them to. Your time alive is too precious to be wasted combating menial forces of hate, jealousy and/or envy. Guard your life carefully.

Realise and accept that happiness, inner peace and contentment in life lays deep WITHIN you. My book is about just that. I highly recommend the book as the perfect starting point for you to discover a better way to live. Always live your life in the present moment and appreciate EACH day for what it is- a precious GIFT!

And please remember, regardless of what you do in your life, make it you motto to:  DO  NO  HARM