Excess baggage may come in the form of negative emotions.
A negative mindset can hinder progress toward a goal.
Eliminating the irrelevant shapes a calmer quality of life.
Simplicity is a virtue.
It allows us to pursue our desired lifestyle goals.
Our creativity becomes easier because we are free from material, emotional and complex influences that may control us.
We can reflect and ask what truly matters to influence a life that is better.
Renewing the Mind
Mental obstacles undermine fulfillment of life.
Negativity leads to failure.
De-cluttering lays the foundation to regain focus for achieving goals through easier steps to make it happen.
A positive mind enables the best decisions and course of action to be chosen.
Positive thoughts keep you constantly inspired.
Assets of the Mind
*A positive attitude
*A clear conscience
*Peace of mind
“Stopping to Smell the Roses”
“Stopping to smell the roses” is an act of appreciation by recognizing the daily moments that bring joy in our lives.
To slow down and to savor the beauty around you and to relax are often found in the most simple things.
Being mindful to take time to live life with deeper gratefulness for the world around us fulfills our soul to the deepest level.
Truth is a virtue because it is the foundation for trust.
It represents fact and reality.
Truth matters, both for the individual and for society as a whole.
For the individual, truth tells others that they can trust you and the things you say.
It characterizes the good spouse, the good scientist, the good historian, the good citizen and the good statesman.
Life becomes more beautiful when we can grow and learn from our mistakes.
Truth is necessary for a society to function and thrive.
Without truth, the loss of principles lead to a dysfunctional society and people becoming puppets to propaganda and false promises
Our hopes and dreams provide a direction to the things we love.
Doing what you love makes you more dedicated, more productive and enthusiastic to reach a desired goal.
We naturally do best when we are doing those things which we enjoy.
It overcomes inertia and dispels boredom.
Passion that is enduring provides the energy, commitment and the enthusiasm to pursue those things that give real meaning to life.
Ignorance is the lack of information, knowledge, understanding or education.
Its effects include incorrect decisions or manipulation by false information.
A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body and lifelong learning to keep your brain active.
Knowledge is power because it broaden horizons, maximizes your potential and encourage self-development.
Time, money and effort spent on knowledge is an investment you make on yourself and your future.
Lifelong learning enhances personal growth and to identify new opportunities more easily, that improves the quality of life.
It is also one of the most effective ways to deal with change in our personal lives, our work lives and in our local communities.
Those who want to learn, continue their education for personal development and fulfillment.
Others see it as a significant step toward career advancement.
It can improve self-esteem and belief in one’s own abilities.
The Wonders of Nature
The scents, sounds and sunshine of nature has definite mental health benefits.
Whether you spend time in your backyard, a neighborhood park or a beach, nature can have a profound impact on the brain and mind.
It not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing by improving the mood.
Our attention capacity is increased and our creativity finds inspiration through peace of mind.
Nature is like a sanctuary, offering tranquility and spiritual renewal through God’s beautiful creations.
An example of tranquility is the visual sense of a breathtaking sight, watching the glorious morning sun rising behind a distant hilltop and to feel its golden rays streaming down before filling the valley below.
The song of birds, the humming of bees and beautiful, colored butterflies are a never-failing source of pleasure.
Take a quiet and peaceful country road and follow it out to wildflowers carpeting the rural landscape and to fields of wheat and barley gently swaying in the breeze.
There are the picture-postcard settings of a cascading waterfall, a river, stream, lake or hilly terrain.
Clouds, a colorful rainbow and the breathtaking colors of a beautiful sunset all add to the wonderful delights of our world.
Power, status, money, material things and sensual pleasures make the individual less spiritual.
God wants us to live a life of abundance through the goodness of heart and mind.
They are our salvation with just two important factors:
*Believe in God.
*Love your neighbor.
Spiritual enlightenment is a search for meaning in this life and in the everlasting life to come.
Spiritual development embraces an awareness of realities beyond the senses that give you feelings of being connected with God, nature and your fellow human being.
It is aligned to God’s Purpose and becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.
Healthy spirituality gives a sense of peace and balance among the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of our lives.
It leads us to act with honesty, integrity, truthfulness and living a wholesome life.