“Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits. Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in time might make the worst man good throughout” (Benjamin Franklin). It’s not likely long-term, or healthy, to keep personal and professional lives separate. Eventually, the inconsistency will show up, resulting in ill health or failed compromise. People can turn from crime, becoming productive law-abiding citizens. Every moment of each new day, we all have the power, opportunity, and privilege to choose good over evil. Use the law of replacing bad habits with good habits. Self-restraint only takes one so far, therefore make and place healthy habits on autopilot. Triumphant victory belongs to you and me!
“… Instruments of darkness tell us truths…. While you live, tell the truth, and shame the devil!” (William Shakespeare). Intentional evil in the world is a direct result regarding improper utilization or underdevelopment of our thoughts and minds, which is often caused by ignorance, fear, greed, or neglect. Unhealthy environments, people, and experiences during a person’s early years can condition poor behavior patterns, whereas bad decisions become his or her norm. That poor behavioral acquisition can be reconditioned into greatness and unconditional love, via the potent power of choice.
Walk in Light
Use the law of replacement to exonerate suffering from the aforementioned sins, encompassing anger, hatred, resentment, revenge, guilt, envy, self-pity, greed, blaming, complaining, and gossiping. Positive in, positive out (PIPO). Garbage in, garbage out (GIGO). Positive mental attitudes, behaviors, and environments can replace the negatives. Determination and persistent positive repetition until our dying day is the way toward embracing this wonderful freedom. Is it worth it? Just ask any successful joy-filled person. Otherwise, ask any miserable unsuccessful individual. Success is a relative term, therefore defining yours will facilitate ascertaining an understanding about your definite purpose in life. Remember to listen in order to understand and respond emphatically to yourself and others. Use your two ears and one mouth accordingly. Beware that misery, indeed, enjoys company. Be careful not to become someone else’s prey, or your own personal victim. Belief in yourself matters most. Turn away from darkness in the underworld, not being afraid to walk alone in the light of grace.
Seedlings of Greatness
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel” (Carl Buehner). Let your seedlings of greatness grow upon the world inspiring remarkable, astounding, and magnificent change from the inside out. People will see your external beauty exuding from your inner splendorous delights, therefore sparking the torch setting ablaze the path toward learning to perpetually find tranquil kindness and appreciation in ordinary moments, instantaneously engineering extraordinary feelings of gratitude. Even if individuals don’t heed wise advice right away, hopefully useful seeds of greatness planted will eventually begin to ripen, growing deep roots so prolific grace-filled harvests of blessings can be reaped in due season.