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You Have The Power Over Your Mind

“You have power over your own mind – not over events.

Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

When I applied this quote to my life, I gained the ability not only to stay calm when my circumstances seemed overwhelming, but to use a simple shift in my thoughts to turn serious problems into unappreciated blessings.

Today, I’m going to tell you how I did it, and how you can do the same in your life.

It started with a strange lesson I didn’t understand: I have power over my mind

Back in 1971, a friend brought me to a lecture where I learned a bizarre success tip that would completely change my life.

The lesson was: “Nothing is bad unless you think it’s bad.”


Listen To The Love

Have you ever paused to think that you are really a human being, and not a human “doing”?
Today is an invitation for you to pause in your normal activity, to set aside your “to do list” and enter deeply into the magnificent feeling of your “being-ness.”

Today is an opportunity to be available to life as it flows through you. Be available to the mystery today. Be available to the awe, rapture and wonder of your own aliveness. Experience the colors that are around you, the sounds, and notice how everything pulses with energy.

When you pause for a moment and let go of your busyness and your “to do list” you open space for appreciating the here and now. From this pause, that voice in you that always beckons you to more makes itself known.

Listen to the voice of love within you; it is the voice of your own beautiful becoming.

Listen to love.

Live in Wonderment,

Mary Morrissey

How To Shift Your Mindset

How can you shift your mindset? Marry Morrissey takes you from how to move from feeling stuck to being free.

Haven’t we all felt the pain that comes from telling ourselves we’re going to do something to improve our lives, but then seeing months or years later that we are still living the same life and that not much has changed? It’s easy to get down on oneself or think we don’t have what it takes. It’s easy to think that the problem is you.

What if the problem isn’t you?

What if the problem is that you haven’t had the support, or the awareness to change the autonomic system inside of you that governs how much success and ease you experience in life? That autonomic system is called “mindset.”

Very few people consciously install their mindset. It’s something that’s installed for us as we grow up—by observing what our parents say and the way they live their lives (or what our friends say, or what we hear from the media). Before long, we have a pretty solid mindset about who we can be and what we can do and how much success we can have.

As we go through life, we start to notice that there are those who have more success, more freedom and more fun than we’ve been having. We wonder if we can also have more freedom, fun and success. We set a goal and try our best to attain it, but more often than not, find ourselves stuck in the same place. It’s as if someone has set an upper limit to how much we allow ourselves to experience, much like the setting on a thermostat that keeps a room from getting too hot or too cold.

So how do you shift your mindset and pry yourself loose? How do you turn UP that thermostat to success?

First, you have to take a look at all your past failures and take a deep breath and say to yourself, “That was then, but this is now.”

Next, consider some goal that you have. It can be a relationship goal, a health goal or a goal pertaining to your career. Pick a goal that you’ve had before but didn’t attain because procrastination got in your way or because you didn’t think you had what it took to achieve it.

The value of any goal isn’t for the attainment of that goal (although that’s nice), but for the growth that happens within you as you stretch from someone who can’t achieve a goal to someone who can.

Notice that once you select that goal, there’s a voice that might arise and tell you about all the reasons why you can’t have what you want. This is called your “upper limit.” This voice keeps your thermostat stuck on living the life you’ve been living, even though you want to achieve more. You want to have greater freedom and flow in your life. At that moment, when the voice of why you can’t kicks in, tell that voice, “I’ll talk to you later. Right now I’m focused on being the woman (or the man) who achieves what I want to achieve.”

Then do something powerful. Sit down and write three baby steps; think of what you can do to achieve your goal. These are baby steps—something you can accomplish in five minutes. Your mind may tell you that baby steps aren’t enough and won’t get you anywhere, but that’s not true!

Baby steps can take you all the way up Mt. Everest if you’re methodical and persistent.

As soon as you accomplish those three steps, write down three more steps to take. And so on.

If you do this, I promise you that within two to four weeks, you’re going to find that your “normal” has changed. You’ll feel better about yourself. Your sense of confidence will have improved.

There is no person on earth who gets more than 24 hours in a day or has more potential than any one of us. If they’re more successful, it’s because they have more awareness and more tools to turn that potential into results.

And now, you too, have the simple tools to turn your potential into success.

Here’s to your success,


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Your Love Made Visible

Liking yourself and feeling good about yourself, comes out of being in harmony, with who you really are.  That means having an inner alignment, with what you love, and what brings you most alive.

As you practice bringing yourself into greater harmony, by paying attention to what you love, you increase your self esteem, and feel more life energy coursing through you. This is the real fountain of youth!

My suggestion is this:  Do not allow yourself to stay in a situation that is less than life-giving.  Transform your circumstances through non-resistance, by focusing on what you would love.

The tiny stream knows in its nature, that it is being drawn to a river, and then to the ocean. There is a magnetic pull towards the greater, and that same pull is at work in you and me.

To your Love Made Visible,


How To Be Happy

Mary Morrissey talk about How to be Happy!

Happiness eludes a lot of people. There are books written about it. There are pharmaceutical drugs intended to help people feel it more often. We invent and buy things that promise to make us feel just a little bit happier, every day.

Yet, none of these are an easy answer to how to be happy.

When I was a very young woman, just beginning to study personal development, the topic of happiness was something that fascinated me. I noticed that there were some people that were happy pretty much all the time, no matter the circumstances surrounding their lives. What was their secret?

It was around this time that I became exposed to the writings of one of the premier transformational teachers of the early 20th century—Emmet Fox. For many years, thousands of people would pour into Lincoln Center once a week to hear him speak.

One of Emmet’s famous lectures was “How to Be Unhappy.” It may seem a strange topic for a lecture, after all, who wants to be unhappy? Interestingly, however, there were key lessons for all of us in his lecture if we paid attention, not on how to be unhappy but on how to be happy.

Here’s his prescription for unhappiness.

First, be sure to set aside twenty minutes a day. Find a comfortable and quiet place to sit where you’re not likely to be disturbed. Take a few deep breaths and begin to think about yourself.

Every time your mind wanders to something else — your kids, your work, your friend’s thoughtful gesture, the birds singing outside your window — all you need to do is gently and persistently bring your thoughts right back to yourself.

Think about the past and all the mistakes you’ve ever made.

Think of all the time you’ve wasted and all the opportunities you’ve missed.

Especially think about all the ways you’ve been treated badly, or all the injustices that have been brought upon you, or ways in which you’ve been a victim.

Imagine how much better off you’d be right now if people from your past had just treated you properly or the way you deserved!

Remind yourself of the unkind things people have done or said to you. Be sure to go over those incidents in excruciating detail.

And if a particular person has never actually offended you, tell yourself that he or she may have if they’d actually had the chance. They probably talked about you behind your back, in any case.

Now, think about your body and see if you can discover an ache or pain somewhere. (You probably can, if you search long enough).

Then, think about your business or finances. Even if things are going well now, it’s probably just a matter of time before things fall apart. Dwell on that.

If you can just think about yourself in this way for 15 or 20 minutes a day, there’s no doubt about the result.

You WILL be unhappy.

It’s something you can work on and improve upon every time you practice.

Therefore, if unhappiness is a habit that can be practiced and learned, happiness is also a habit that can be practiced and learned. It’s something you can learn, and it’s something you can make progress toward.

All you have to do is, instead of spending 20 minutes a day being self-centered and self-deprecating, spend 20 minutes a day doing the opposite — helping others and feeling gratitude. Think about those you can support and encourage, and what’s good in your life.

Before you know it, you will have an endless source of sustained, abundant happiness in your life, with just 20 minutes of thought exercises and practice every single day.

And that’s how to be happy.

Here’s to your happiness,


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Unfolding Your Good

Forgiveness is a shift in perception, which removes a block to the awareness of Love’s presence.  There’s a saying that goes, To hold a grudge is to drink a little poison each day and expect the other person to die.  It’s true!

Forgiveness is a cleansing of your mental field.  It cleanses mis-perceptions; it puts you in a higher vibration.  You and I have the power to charge every experience with an opinion, deciding this is good, or this is not good.  When you claim something is not good, you have just removed yourself from the opportunity, to transform that experience, claim the good within it, and use that good as a lever for your ever-upward movement in the spiral of your becoming.

Remove the negative charge, shift your perception, and the good that is ever-present in this life experience can make itself known to you.

To your Unfolding Good,



In Honor of My Friend, Wayne Dyer

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my friend and colleague, Dr. Wayne Dyer.

I first met Wayne 30 years ago through our mutual mentor, Jack Bolan. Jack introduced us because he saw that we had something in common—we understood that the invisible side of our nature works to produce the visible side of our results. Since then, Wayne and I worked together often, exploring that invisible side and examining how life works.

Mary Morrissey and Dr. Wayne Dyer

Mary Morrissey and Dr. Wayne Dyer

Through his stories and teachings, he helped us laugh at ourselves and he encouraged us to choose who we wanted to be in the world, no matter what our circumstances.

There’s one story he would tell his audiences that I particularly appreciated. He would stand up on stage, hold up an orange and ask, “If I were to squeeze this orange as hard as I could, what would come out?”

Everyone in the room would look around, unsure of what Wayne was getting at. Inevitably someone would shout out, “Orange juice!” and laughter would erupt.

“Why? Why, when you squeeze an orange, does orange juice come out?” Wayne would ask. Usually no one would know what to say. After a few seconds he’d say, “Because that’s what’s been inside all along.”

When life circumstances squeeze or pressure you, as they undoubtedly will at some point, then what comes out of you is what’s been in you all along. It will either be anger, pain and fear, or it will be love, compassion and understanding. Independent of the circumstances that caused you to be squeezed, what comes out of you is what you’ve been building inside of yourself all along.

Wayne, you’ve shown us how to build something good and beautiful inside of ourselves, so that no matter what happens to us, we will always be the best version of ourselves. Thank you for that.

I am so grateful for the blessings of Wayne’s friendship and for the wisdom he shared with the world. I invite you to join me in the great wave of love that is coming from the Earth to Wayne Dyer’s spirit, lifting him to the highest of all heavens.

Join me in love and gratitude for a truly great teacher,


What you Focus on Expands

Have you ever noticed that what you focus on, you start to see more of?

If you’re hungry, you start noticing the restaurants on the street. If you want to buy a new red sports car, all of a sudden you see little red sports cars everywhere.

What you focus on expands. Most of us have a tendency to focus on what’s missing and what’s wrong because we want to fix what’s missing and we want to fill what’s wrong. A much more powerful way of doing this is to focus on what is right and what is here. Because in truth, there really is nothing missing except in your perception.

So right now, in your life, what can you be grateful for? What can you appreciate? What about this amazing universe do you love?

Focus on appreciation and gratitude today and you will find that you are attracting to you by the Law of Attraction, much more of the good that is yours by divine right. Have a great day appreciating and being grateful!


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,

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,