Category: Daily DreamBuilder Message

Refill the Glass

A wise ten year old once said to me, You know, a pessimist looks at a glass and says, ‘that glass is half empty.’  An optimist looks at a glass and says, ‘that glass is half full.’  But I look at that same glass and I say, ‘this glass is refillable.’

I love that, don’t you?  It means that you can look at anything and decide to invite more good into the situation.

Anytime you’re looking at something and you’re not at peace, recognize that you have the power to choose again. Instead of seeing what’s lacking, you can see an opportunity to refill the glass.

To Life – Refillable!

 

Seven Wonders of the World

A group of students were asked, What are the Seven Wonders of the World?  Of course the right answer is:  The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesis, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria.

But one little girl raised her hand in disagreement and said, I think The Seven Wonders of the World are to see, to hear, to touch, to taste, to feel, to laugh, to love.

There are Seven Wonders of the World right where you are.  You are in the midst of them. You are a wonder of the world.

Celebrating You,

 

Sail Boldly Onward

There’s an old saying that goes,  No wind is favorable to the sailor with no destination in mind. (Unknown)

You see, this day you are setting your sails into the great wind of life through your intention.  If you don’t know where you’re going and you have no destination in mind, you won’t know how to guide the ship that is the vessel of your life.

What would you say are the three most important things to you right now?  Set your sail – your intention – by those three important values.

At the end of the day, you’re the only one who gets to choose your direction.  No wind is favorable to the one with no destination in mind.  What will yours be?

Sail Boldly Onward,

 

Open the Doors of the Divine

In India, there lived a revered saint by the name of Ramakrishna.

He was devoted to the Divine Mother.  People came from everywhere to seek his wisdom.

One day, a very old woman came to sit at Ramakrishna’s feet.  She said, Ramakrishna, my time is short on this earth.  I fear that I have never known the divine.  I fear death.  I’m too old to start a spiritual practice now.  What should I do?

Ramakrishna thought for a moment and asked her, What do you love?

The old woman immediately lit up.  I love my little grandson!  He is everything to me.

There is your spiritual practice, said Ramakrishna. Love him, and see the divine in him.

It only takes loving one person, in one instant, to open the doors of the divine.  This is how to create a magnificent and meaningful life, at any age.

To Loving Greatly,

Anchor Your Mind in Abundance

Hold the thought of wholeness even in the presence of what appears to be absence in your life.

Remember, absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. Your circumstances do not define your possibilities.

If you can shift your perception through a daily gratitude practice and anchor your mind in abundance, then you will re-pattern your thinking and start to see evidence of the abundance that is everywhere present.

When you recognize abundance everywhere and align with it, you call it into your experience. Disregard the current condition and align with abundance.

Align Powerfully,

Flow with the Good

Just like when traveling down a river, if you’re working with the current, it takes much less personal effort to move forward. Sometimes you can even set your paddle down and be swept ever-so-merrily along!

The truth is, when you’re working against the flow, you are using what’s called will power, your little human power. It is minuscule; a mere pygmy version of what you are capable of when you are aligned with the flow!

When you desire and expect good, you are empowered. When you adjust your desire and expectation to the flow of good, then nothing but good can come. The river of Life aligns you with the good, and you flow right into it.

Flow with the Good,

There is Always More Good…

Evolutionary biology is showing that it is often the highly cooperative species, not the highly competitive, that survive dramatic shifts.

Instead of believing that there’s only limited supply in the world – and that you have to fight for the good stuff, start by understanding that there is an abundance of good.

You know why?

It’s because you are here to contribute the good inside you! There is always more good, because there is always more to give.

You increase your own good and the good of your family, community, and the world when you give your gifts. There are no limits to the amount of good you can experience!

To Your Increasing Good,

 

How to Deal With an Inner Experience

When circumstances arise that are less than ideal, you’ll find your mind automatically gets very busy analyzing and stressing, and reviewing the problems. The teachers of Zen aptly call this “monkey mind.” The mind won’t sit still!

The first thing to do when you encounter a challenge is NOT to deal with your circumstances, however tempting that may be. Rather, deal with your inner experience. You want to do whatever it takes to come to a calm center.

First, create peace and calmness inside yourself. Once you have achieved this, what you will find is that the answers you need will automatically start to appear. This is because you are relaxed and open —and receptive to the solution.

First, create peace.

To mastering your inner experience,

Mary Morrissey

How Failures Can Be Good

Something may happen that you consider a failure, but you can develop a broader understanding that everything that happens can be used for the greater good.

From the proper perspective, what looks like failure can be useful information. In fact, the degree to which you fail (if you then implement what you have learned) conversely becomes the degree to which you can succeed.

There really are no mistakes!

Believing in You,

Mary Morrissey

Don’t Limit Life

Life truly is infinite. The good it offers you is without end.

The question is: What kind of vessel will you bring to life’s ocean? Will you bring a small pot to the infinite sea of life, and leave with just a little good? Will you bring a cracked pot, and complain that good always slips through your fingers? Or will you bring a well-hewn ship and sail out onto the sea, surrounding yourself with all the good and beauty there is?

No matter how big a container you bring, the good of life itself is always greater than you can imagine. Don’t limit yourself, and don’t limit life!

Play in the waves,

Mary Morrissey