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When I was growing up, every Christmas, my dad would tell us a story about how love manifests through human beings.

The telling of this story has become a holiday tradition in my family. My sons now tell this story to their children at Christmas, and one day, my grandchildren will pass it on to their children, too.

The holiday story goes like this…

There once was a kind and decent man. He was generous to his family. He was upright in his dealings with others, but he just didn’t believe all that incarnation stuff which churches proclaim at Christmastime. (more…)

A Simple Gratitude Practice to Bring to Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey and pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving is about reflecting on and appreciating all of the good things that we have in our lives.

Many people will sit around their Thanksgiving dinner table and share something that they feel grateful for, and this is a wonderful way to set the tone for a heartfelt gathering.

But instead of just sharing one thing that you’re grateful for, although you could do that…


A Powerful Practice for Spicing Up a Stale Relationship

Do you feel that your relationship has lost its spark? If so, you’re not alone!

spicing up a stale relationship

10 Simple Ways to Spice Up a Stale Relationship on thebridalbox.com

Over the years, I’ve worked with countless clients who looked like they “had it all” from the outside: fulfilling careers, comfortable lives, and beautiful families.

Yet after just a few minutes of speaking with them, they’d often confess that something BIG was missing from their lives. Despite their success, they found themselves struggling to connect with their long-term partners.

And every time I meet someone who’s run into this kind of roadblock in their relationship, I think back to something that happened to me many years ago.


Is It “Unspiritual” to Love Money?

Is it wrong to love and desire money? Does loving money make you a less spiritual person?

I used to think so… until an evening in an auditorium changed everything.

It started with a speech that initially shocked and offended me

I’d been studying transformational principles of success since 1971, and one of my most pivotal learning experiences came very soon after I’d started.

That year, I traveled across the country to listen to a man speak.

He was highly successful, to the point where he was filling Lincoln Hall every week in New York City, while teaching people how to transform their lives.


You Were Born to Be Happy, Not Perfect

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”

~Stephen Hawking, Physicist

So many of us strive for perfection in our daily lives.

In the media and all around us, we are continually exposed to images of the perfect body, the perfect family, the perfect career, the perfect life and the perfect home.

The pressure to be perfect can sometimes feel overwhelming, and this can cause us to make an enormous effort to ensure that nobody finds out what’s really going on “behind the scenes” of our life.


Are You “Pretending,” Just So That Others Will Like You? Here’s My Story…

Have you ever found yourself pretending to be someone you’re not in front of someone you wanted to impress, only to have it backfire on you in the end?


Are You Pretending so others like you?

So often, we pretend to be someone we’re not around people whose approval we crave, instead of being authentic.

We may stifle our true feelings, and not express ourselves fully, in order to gain love, respect or acceptance from friends, family, colleagues or clients — and sometimes, even total strangers.


The Power of Writing Down Your Goals & Dreams

Do you write down your goals and dreams on a regular basis? Or do you simply think about them, without actually recording them anywhere?

As it turns out, your answer to this question has a HUGE impact on your odds of transforming whatever it is you desire to be, do, have or give into your reality.

Why is the power of writing down goals so important?


We Live in a Giving Universe

Albert Einstein once said, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile Universe.”

Deep down, we have all made a decision about what kind of Universe we live in, and our life reflects that.

Do you believe that the Universe is for you, or against you?

This is an important question, because the frequency of your thoughts determines the type of life you’re going to have, so it’s vital to keep your vibrational thoughts in alignment with the life you desire.


What a Conversation with Nelson Mandela Taught Me About Finding Purpose Amidst Suffering

find purpose among suffering

Many times, I’ve been asked why bad things happen to good people.

What purpose does pain and suffering serve… and does it come into our lives because we deserve it on some level?

Whatever form the question takes, the answer is nearly always the same:

Not one of us deserves to suffer, but suffering can be a doorway that allows us to step into a fuller, freer, more expansive version of ourselves.

Keep reading to discover how an extraordinary man overcame incredible odds, and changed not only his own life, but that of an entire nation — and how you can apply his transformational principles to start finding purpose and create a life you truly love living.


Comments (16)

  • Wow! Thank you! What else is possible if I commit to shift my perspective each time life challenges or
    disappoints me! Thank you for the powerful reminder!

  • David Leon

    I am a 51-year-old man who became disabled when I was 35 years old. For a while after I became disabled I was very depressed, but slowly, through silent pondering and meditation, my depression began to lift and I began to experience a new dawn. Reading this blog about Nelson Mandela reminded me of my own experience. His suffering prepared him to lead a nation. I suspect that my own suffering was preparing me to lead a global social revolution. What’s it about?

    Just This

    We’re not from another star
    But we have come from very far
    To trace an image in this place,
    With sweat and blood and tears, God’s grace.
    The power that has made us so
    Beyond our needs drives us to grow
    And teaches what we must unchoose
    To strip away what we must lose
    To realize where we are from
    And then undo what we have done
    The cloud the waters of this place
    That have obscured from us God’s face.

    Want to read more? Please contact me at my e-mail address (dleon19@atlanticbb.net) to request that I send you the PDF of my book. My name is David and I look forward to hearing from you.

    • Mary Morrissey

      Hi David, thank you so much for your kind words! I LOVE the fragment of your eBook and the sense of awareness it expresses in it.. I am so glad that my post inspired you in a way! Please share it with friends and family.

      And David, I would love to receive your eBook at: clientcare@marymorrissey.com

      Keep in touch!

  • Iam a fan of Mary Morrissey.

  • The question you posed to Mr. Mandela was a very simple yet a powerful question to ask and ponder.thanks for doing that.I have wondered abt it myself knowing how his peaceful stance on a very grievous and seemingly insurmountable circumstance,that is apartheid, led him to lead his country in a most awesomely inspiring non violent way. Much gratitude for the messages you keep sending me and for others too.It is indeed very timely and much needed…a real moral booster!Thank God for people like Mr. Mandela and to people like you who try to build this world into a real better place.

  • Mary Morrissey, you have always been an authentic source of wisdom and inspiration. This current sharing of dialogue with Mr. Nelson Mandela, is truly a pinnacle in your quest of bringing harmony and sanity into a world which is seemingly losing its way. May the Light of our Creator continue to shine upon you, and all of those whom you love. NAMASTE !


    • Mary Morrissey

      Hi Carol!
      My pleasure… Please open the link… it is an article, which I think you will love! Scroll down and at the end of the article, you will find a link to my eBook “Stronger Than Circumstances” http://bit.ly/2c4WoJF

      Let me know how it goes!

    • Mary Morrissey

      Hi Carol! I am glad that you found the article inspiring! Lot’s of lessons to learn from Nelson Mandela…
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

      Please find the “Stronger than Circumstances” eBook in the article here: http://bit.ly/2cub4Fq

      I think you will like that post too! If you do, share it with your friends and family!

      Here’s to your dreams!

  • Wow, I love Nelson Mandela and I admire him so much. You got to meet him and ask him a question. Amazing, and what an amazing answer! I can understand where that would be life changing. Thank you for sharing with us. Beautiful story.

    • Mary Morrissey

      Hi Evelyn,
      True life changing experience! If you like the article Evelyn, please share it!
      Hey and just as a heads up, have you heard of my coming Webinar “You’re Trading Your Life For THIS… Is It Worth It?”
      You can register to assist right here: http://bit.ly/2b6VHzR

      Have an awesome day!

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