Happiness never derives from power over others

Thomas Jefferson made that observation and he was right. Seek, therefore, power with, not power over. This includes people in the world, people in your home, and whoever else may be in your bed... The best way to experience power (or anything) is to give it away. Make someone else powerful and you become twice as powerful as you were before. Make someone else loved and you become twice as loved. Make someone else feel good and you feel twice as good. It doesn't get any better than this. And it's all so...simple. Neale Donald Walsch

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Taking better care of yourself is not merely a matter of good health, it is a measure of spiritual evolution

Some people take better care of their car than they do of their body. Most people, in fact, pay little attention to their body until something goes wrong. Yet why create that kind of situation? Look at what you are eating. How much and how often do you exercise? When was your last check-up? Are you treating your physical vehicle as if it is Divine? Good for you if you are. If you aren't...why not? Neale Donald Walsch

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Your fears have stopped you before, but they need not stop you now

What's the worst that can happen? And if that happened, what would happen then? And if that happened, then what? Now...if you give in to your fears, where will that leave you? Right where you are now? And if that's where you want to be, why is the other option even a little bit exciting to you? Neale Donald Walsch

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What your heart thinks is great, is great

The soul's emphasis is always right. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that, and he was correct. The mind is the last part of yourself to listen to. It thinks of everything you can lose. The heart thinks of everything you can give, and the soul thinks of everything you are. I will leave it up to you to decide which of those three is the most important... Neale Donald Walsch

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Life is rarely as difficult as you think it is, and hardly ever as aggravating as humans are able to make it

How much patience do you have with Life? Are you willing to overcome minor obstacles as you move through your day? Or does anything and everything that does not move in accordance with your wishes cause you annoyance--if not outright frustration? Consider the possibility that the little obstacles in life are not obstacles at all, but stepping stones. Look to see what they offer you in terms of growth, and you'll see their treasure. Neale Donald Walsch

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There is no such thing as a "bad omen," so you don't have to avoid black cats today

Or ladders. Or cracks in the sidewalk. Friday the 13th can be the Best Day of Your Life So Far. And it will be if you choose to see everything in your life today as a miracle. That includes the growing of the grass, the passing of a cloud, the smile on another's face...and the beating of your own heart. Live the miracle that is Life today, and do not worry about "bad omens." Remember, nothing is evil, lest thinking make it so. (Wm. Shakespeare) Neale Donald Walsch

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The person standing on the mountain top did not get there by falling

You have to climb to where you want to go--and you cannot get there by climbing over others. It is about climbing with others, side by side, and even pulling some others up with you. Are you willing to do that? If you are, you'll get to that high place, and others will be happy that you're there--which is what will keep you there. Neale Donald Walsch

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It is only This Moment counts, This Moment matters

Dwelling on anything else is pointless. Yesterday is gone, if not forgotten, and tomorrow is not yet here, so why waste precious time and mental energy focused on either? What is going on right now? That is the question. And what can you do Right Now to make Now better? Make each Now better and the future will take care of itself, while the past will not matter. Neale Donald Walsch

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It does no good to think in any way negatively about yourself

Not even a little good. Please don't confuse humility with self-deprecation. You have had enough thoughts about why you're not "worthy" to carry you through two lifetimes. You can stop now. Besides, none of those thoughts were accurate anyway. Most of them were exaggerations, and some of them were completely "made up." So tell yourself the truth about yourself: You are wonderful. Neale Donald Walsch

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You have an opportunity this day to really affect someone's life for the better

Watch for it. Someone is needing something from you, and they are going to come right to you to get it. Someone--friend or stranger, I don't know--will cross your path in the hours ahead, looking for the most important gift you can give them: uplift for the soul. Your job: return them to themselves. Find a way to allow them to feel good about themselves again. Just a word, or a smile, can do it. You'll know what's needed it the moment! Neale Donald Walsch

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It is okay to be at a place of struggle

Struggle is just another word for growth. Even the most evolved beings find themselves in a place of struggle now and then. In fact, struggle is a sure sign to them that they are expanding; it is their indication of real and important progress. The only one who doesn't struggle is the one who doesn't grow. So if you are struggling right now, see it as a terrific sign -- and celebrate your struggle. Neale Donald Walsch

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Waiting to see what happens is not a very good way to make decisions

Not to decide is to decide. What are you deciding right now by not deciding? What are you choosing by failing to choose? Is this how you want to live your life: by default? It is time for you to made a decision. Do you need a bigger signal than this? Neale Donald Walsch

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Yearning for a new way will not produce it

Only ending the old way can do that. You cannot hold onto the old all the while declaring that you want something new. The old will defy the new; the old will deny the new; the old will decry the new. There is only one way to bring in the new. You must make room for it. Neale Donald Walsch

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It sometimes looks like "one thing after the other," but really, it is Blessing After Blessing

I know, I know...you don't experience it that way. But that's because you don't see it that way. In this business of life, "What you see is what you get." If you think you are looking at struggle, struggle is what you will experience. If you decide that you are looking at a gift (even if you can't see it clearing in this exact moment), a gift is what you will get. Just wait. You'll see. I mean that literally. You will see. Neale Donald Walsch

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There is a solution

There is. But you must keep going to find it. You cannot stop, you cannot give up. This is about more than just patience. This is about more than just persistence. This is about absolute knowing that God is on your side. When you know this, you never give up...and the sense of struggle goes away. You simply keep moving forward knowing that, in the end, all will work out. And that along the way there will be great insights and wonderful remembering. Neale Donald Walsch

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