Cost

Daily Inspiration: The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. ~Henry David Thoreau

Today’s Affirmation: I give my whole self into all that is worthy of my love today.

Today’s Contemplation: When I learn to give my whole self into all that brings joy to me I discover there is nothing left to give to anything less than Love.  In that simple realization I pay the full price and set myself free.

Out

Daily Inspiration: We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. ~Alan Watts

Today’s Affirmation: I am here to discover ‘me’.  Today I take the challenge.

Today’s Contemplation: The experience of life is one of growth.  Can I be transformed by this experience?  That is the only question worthy of asking.  Each of us has come into this experience in order to learn first; and to the degree we are successful, to celebrate life.

Thinking

Daily Inspiration: There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. ~William Shakespeare

Today’s Affirmation: Only good can come of this, even this.

Today’s Contemplation: It might not be easy to accept that my thinking can make something good that my heart screams to me is bad but it is always possible to believe that only good can come of it.  Yet even this simple exercise can be a test of mental faculty to befuddle the average person.  Fortunately you are much more than average.

Exempt

Daily Inspiration: Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear. ~William Shakespeare

Today’s Affirmation: I know I am on the right side of my passion; I am engaged in it with consciousness and only God is revealed in my choices.

Today’s Contemplation: When we truly find our passion we no longer take short cuts.  Yet shift keeps happening and we feel our joy increasing from day to day as all our problems dissolve and diminish and heaven creeps on in.

Seconds

Daily Inspiration: God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say ‘thank you’? ~William Arthur Ward

Today’s Affirmation: Thank you God for this perfect day; I am grateful for your reflection, for your presence, in all that I see, all that I feel and all that touches any of my senses.

Today’s Contemplation: Gratitude is creation because it is an act of Love.  It is unfiltered purity of thought.  Take a few seconds, or more, and express your gratitude today.  You will be a wealthier person for it.

Observing

Daily Inspiration: The highest form of intelligence is the ability to observe without evaluating. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Today’s Affirmation: In this moment I see the intricacies of Oneness and my loving thought adds to this Tapestry of Perfection.

Today’s Contemplation: The condition of humanity is to find a better way.  What if there is no better way.  Just observe.

Another

Daily Inspiration: God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. ~William Shakespeare

Today’s Affirmation: I am One with God; for me there is no other; thus Love is mine today.

Today’s Contemplation: The problems of this world are so simple; we have beguiled ourselves into a belief in separation.  ‘We’ is simply the many ways that God can look upon Itself with Love.  When I awaken to this I become witness to the profound Love that is All that I look upon; All that I can look upon. I Am that, I Am.

Courage

Daily Inspiration: Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today’s Affirmation: I engage fearlessly in my calling because God is my promise fulfilled.

Today’s Contemplation: When engaged in ‘God’ work the final outcome can only be good.  ‘God’ work can be defined as any work that would bring joy to the heart of the one who goes forward while bringing greater good to the lives it touches. Faith always makes courage easier to find.

Observation

Daily Inspiration: Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. ~George Ivanovich Gurdjieff

Today’s Affirmation: I take steps today to be the one I would choose to be.

Today’s Contemplation: There is only one path to happiness and that is the path of change. True change, as opposed to repeating cycles, appears to be the product of loving awareness; the desire to make better for others.

Best

Daily Inspiration: Turn yourself not away from three best things: Good Thought, Good Word, and Good Deed. ~Zoroaster

Today’s Affirmation: I live my whole life in the realm of good today and only good comes my way.

Today’s Contemplation: How thoroughly we can live our highest intentions bears a direct relationship upon our results.  Therefore our results reflect upon our beautiful lives.