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3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2017

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Daily Quotations from Kevin Everett FitzMaurice, M.S.

• Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.


#Easy #Unhappiness: 2017-02-27

• Unhappiness is easy, you can be miserable in anticipation of misery.

• Unhappiness is easy, you can be upset in anticipation of upsetting news.

• Unhappiness is easy, you can be disturbed in anticipation of disturbance.

• Unhappiness is easy, you can be irritated in anticipation of irritating events.

• Unhappiness is easy, you can be annoyed in anticipation of annoying behaviors.


#Judge #Giving: 2017-02-26

• Judge each day not by the gifts that you received, but by the gifts that you gave.

• Judge each day not by the help that you received, but by the help that you gave.

• Judge each day not by the crops that you harvested, but by the seeds that you planted.

• Judge each day not by the kindness that you received, but by the kindness that you gave.

• Judge each day not by the compassion that you received, but by the compassion that you gave.


#Measure #Nothing: 2017-02-25

• No, silly left-brained scientists, the limits of human thinking do not constitute the limits of thinking.

• No, silly left-brained scientists, the limits of human perception do not constitute the limits of perception.

• No, silly left-brained scientists, just because humans cannot sense something is no proof that it does not exist.

• No, silly left-brained scientists, the limits of human understanding do not constitute the limits of understanding.

• No, silly left-brained scientists, just because humans cannot measure something is no proof that it does not exist.


#Left #Brain: 2017-02-24

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, human methods cannot capture the un-capturable.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, human measures cannot contain the uncontainable.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, human methods cannot criticize what is beyond their scope.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, human measures cannot measure anything beyond themselves.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, human methods cannot understand methods beyond themselves.


#Anthropocentric #Measures: 2017-02-23

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, humans cannot measure the unknowable.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, humans cannot change the unchangeable.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, humans cannot compare the incomparable.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, humans cannot use logic to map the unmappable.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, humans cannot break into pieces the unbreakable.


#Silly #Scientists: 2017-02-22

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, humans cannot feel energy.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, humans cannot see the invisible.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, humans cannot locate emptiness.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, humans cannot hear the soundless.

• Yes, silly left-brained scientists, humans cannot sense what is beyond human senses.


#Faith #Natural: 2017-02-21

• You cannot function in life without faith, but you might pretend by identifying faith as trust.

• You cannot function in life without faith, but you might disguise faith by calling it confidence.

• You cannot function in life without faith, but you might lie by labelling faith as assuredness or sureness.

• You cannot function in life without faith, but you might deceive yourself by reframing faith as belief, conviction, or credence.

• You cannot function in life without faith, but you might fake it by classifying or renaming faith as optimism or a positive outlook.


#Measure #Value: 2017-02-20

• Do you measure all that you do according to your highest values?

• Will you be happier if all of your actions follow your highest values?

• Do all of your intentions and motivations match your highest values?

• Will your relationships be better if all of your actions follow your highest values?

• If your highest values do not guide your choices, decisions, and plans- then what does?


#Happy #Content: 2017-02-19

• Happiness never exists without contentment.

• Unhappiness never exists without discontentment.

• Happiness is valuing what you have as enough (contentment).

• No matter how much you have, if you regard it as not enough (discontentment), then you’ll be unhappy.

• Happiness and unhappiness are not achievements, goals, possessions, products, results, or works–but states of mind.


#Seek #Advice: 2017-02-18

• Seek advice because right advice reinforces and reinitializes the virtues.

• Seek advice because right advice emphases virtue and exhorts to virtue.

• Seek advice because right advice links and networks the virtues together.

• Seek advice because right advice promotes the practice of virtues over vices.

• Seek advice because right advice plants seeds that lead to following the virtues.


#Mental #Static: 2017-02-17

• Is your thinking mainly mental noise or static?

• Is your thinking in the way of your experiencing?

• Is your thinking just a block to “being” and sensing?

• Is your thinking in the way of your consciousness of self?

• Is your thinking in charge or are you in charge of your thinking? Experiment and find out.


#How #Much: 2017-02-16

• How does your thinking improve your life or detract from your life?

• How much of your thinking is needed and how much is just distracting noise?

• How will your life change if you discard most of your thinking for being just disruptive or interfering noise?

• How can you balance your need for thinking with your need to experience being and sensing (two non-thinking states)?

• How will disputing the utility of your thinking help you to regain your authentic self and more time free of mental noises posing as yourself?


#Value #Eternal: 2017-02-15

• What is of value but that which leads to virtue?

• What is of value but that which only suffering can bestow?

• What is of value but that which cannot be purchased at any price?

• What is of value but that which clings to virtue despite all pulls and pushes away from virtue?

• What is of value but that which was before the world began and will be after the world ends?


#Conscious #Self-talk: 2017-02-14

• Self-talk, let’s see your previous results first, or you must stop talking.

• Self-talk, let’s see exactly what we are getting, or you must stop talking.

• Self-talk, without full-disclosure and transparency, you must stop talking.

• Self-talk, let’s see your motives and intentions first, or you must stop talking.

• Self-talk, without full awareness of what you are saying, I simply don’t trust you to speak.


#Philosophy #Virtue: 2017-02-13

• Philosophy is reason for right virtue.

• Philosophy is reason for right behavior.

• Philosophy is not for arguing words, splitting hairs, twisting meanings, or making clever turns of meaning.

• Philosophy is for the elimination of desire and passion in favor of deep and profound Reason and Spirit.

• Philosophy is the learning of communication skills, coping skills, emotional skills, problem-solving skills, and thinking skills all for the purpose of amplifying eternal values and virtues.


#Desire #Poverty: 2017-02-12

• Desire poverty of self-images.

• Desire poverty of self-concepts.

• Desire poverty of self-talk.

• Desire poverty of self-stories.

• Desire poverty of self-scripts.


#Know #Nothing: 2017-02-11

• Be so poor that you know nothing inside.

• Be so poor that you do nothing inside.

• Be so poor that you are nothing inside.

• Be so poor that you have and own nothing inside.

• Be so poor that you claim, try, and become nothing inside.


#Poor #Thought: 2017-02-10

• Be poor of ego.

• Be poor of pride.

• Be poor of trying.

• Be poor of claiming.

• Be poor of becoming.


#Internal #Poverty: 2017-02-09

• The greatest poverty is not to know your poverty.

• Only the wise recognize and honor their inner poverty.

• Internal poverty is a good, because it means internal poverty of becoming something.

• You are always in a state of poverty, because God owns everything and you are only a caretaker of anything for a short time.

• You are always in a state of poverty, because you came into the world with nothing and you will leave the world with nothing.


#Listen #Hear: 2017-02-08

• You know what channel you are watching on TV, but do you know what channel you are watching in your mind?

• You know what channel you are listening to on the radio, but do you know what channel you are listening to in your mind?

• Experiment with asking your self-talk or thinking, “What did you just say? I didn’t hear all of it.”

• Experiment with asking your self-talk or thinking, “What do you want or intend? I am not sure I know.”

• Experiment with asking your self-talk or thinking, “What are you saying or thinking that I am or am not? I cannot tell who you think I am.”


#Desire #Virtue: 2017-02-07

• Virtue is beyond desire.

• Virtue is beyond thought.

• Virtue is beyond good and evil.

• Virtue is beyond comparison and duality.

• Virtue is beyond sensing, feeling, thinking, and remembering.


#Be #Don’t: 2017-02-06

• Don’t be your anger, be the host of your anger.

• Don’t be your pain, be the vessel holding your pain.

• Don’t be your fear, be the transceiver reflecting your fear.

• Don’t be your pleasure, be the container amplifying your pleasure.

• Don’t be your compulsion, be the place and space where your compulsion is experienced.


#Wait #God: 2017-02-05

• Be conscious as the vessel by identifying with your internal body or vessel.

• Pay attention to the contents of your inner container while remaining conscious of your container.

• Wait upon God to know the contents while being their host.

• Wait upon God to resolve the contents while being their container.

• Wait upon God to bring new contents while being His vessel.


#Choice #Attention: 2017-02-04

• You can control your identity, not anger.

• You can control your choices, not anxiety.

• You can control your attention, not desire.

• You can control what you amplify and host, not thought.

• Control what you can, not try to control what you cannot.


#Control #Cause: 2017-02-03

• You cannot control the cause of anger; therefore, you cannot control anger.

• You cannot control the cause of desire; therefore, you cannot control desire.

• You cannot control the cause of anxiety; therefore, you cannot control anxiety.

• You cannot control the cause of thought; therefore, you cannot control thought.

• If you cannot control the cause of something, then that something is only an effect that you also cannot control.


#More #Less: 2017-02-02

• How is giving shit making for less shit?

• How is your obsession with shit making for less shit?

• How is your destroying me going to un-destroy you?

• How is your giving me shit going to make for less shit in you?

• How is your hoarding shit going to make for less shit in your life?


#Animals #Deaf: 2017-02-01

• Animals are deaf to virtue. Are you?

• Animals are deaf to ethics. Are you?

• Animals are deaf to conscience. Are you?

• Animals are deaf to abstract reasoning. Are you?

• Animals are deaf to standards of absolute good. Are you?


#Value #Disvalue: 2017-01-31

• Existentialism is right that behaviors, events, and things only start with a neutral value.

• Only Virtue can bestow a positive value on behaviors, events, and things.

• Only wickedness can bestow a negative value on behaviors, events, and things.

• Humans claim value and disvalue for behaviors, events, and things that have neither.

• Humans seek value from behaviors, events, and things that of themselves can never have value.


#Praise #Empty: 2017-01-30

• People praise something than seek it as if it had value independent of human belief.

• People often will strive for praise and rewards but despise them once they have them.

• People often seek something that was praised only to find it is empty and worthless once obtained.

• People will seek something of negative value as if it had positive value if other people first praised it.

• People will strive until they arrive and find that they were deceived by smoke and mirrors into believing nothing was something.


#Provide #Benefit: 2017-01-29

• Are you more concerned with getting than giving benefits?

• Are you more concerned with returning harms than benefits?

• Do you value benefits once received or only seek for better and more benefits?

• Do you seek to repay benefits with more than was received or do you seek to avoid repayment?

• Do you provide benefits freely or only to receive greater benefits in return?


#Grateful #Service: 2017-01-28

• Be grateful for the opportunity to do good works, because virtue feels good.

• Be grateful for the privilege of doing good works, because virtue will motivate you.

• Be grateful that you were empowered to do good works, because virtue will uplift you.

• Be grateful for the ability and capability to do good works, because virtue is spiritually rewarding.

• Be grateful that you got to serve virtue by doing good works, because virtue will improve everything meaningful about your life.


#Claim #Sunlight: 2017-01-27

• Sit in the sunlight or virtue and enjoy it, but you cannot honestly claim to be the sun or virtue.

• Sit in the sunlight or virtue and enjoy it, but you cannot honestly claim to cause or create the sun or virtue.

• Sit in the sunlight or virtue and enjoy it, but you will never get to change, control, or suppress the sun or virtue.

• Sit in the light of virtue while it accomplishes and creates through you, and afterward you’re still allowed to lie and claim for self-esteem that you did the work.

• Sit in the light of virtue while it accomplishes and creates through you, and give all glory and praise to Virtue and find your spiritual nature as non-doing.


#Increase #Suffering: 2017-01-26

• Easily increase your suffering by avoiding suffering.

• Easily increase your suffering by escaping suffering.

• Easily increase your suffering by blaming and damning suffering.

• Easily increase your suffering by fearing, resisting, or suppressing suffering.

• Easily increase your suffering by trying to control, change, or punish suffering.


#Make #Miserable: 2017-01-25

• Easily make yourself miserable by being angry about your anger.

• Easily make yourself miserable by being anxious about your anxiety.

• Easily make yourself miserable by being stressed about your stress.

• Easily make yourself miserable by being frustrated about your frustrations.

• Easily make yourself miserable by being depressed about your depression.


#Couples #Argue: 2017-01-24

• Couples argue over what or whose story should be their story.

• Couples argue over what or whose story about money is true or false.

• Couples argue over what or whose story about sex is important or right.

• Couples argue over what or whose story deserves attention, money, and time.

• Couples argue over what or whose story about family and friendships is right or wrong.


#Vessel #Consciousness: 2017-01-23

• To be conscious of your inner vessel is to live your life.

• Your consciousness is for your vessel nature, not for your contents or as your contents.

• Your sensations, feelings, and thoughts (contents) are passing through your inner vessel (container).

• You are heart, soul, and mind (one container) independent of their contents (sensations, feelings, thoughts).

• Your consciousness exists to witness your inner body, container, host, and vessel.


#Contents #Conscious: 2017-01-22

• You are not your contents.

• You are not your consciousness.

• You are not your mind as its contents.

• You are not your contents as consciousness.

• You are not the witness of your mind or its contents.


#“I” #Attachment: 2017-01-21

• The “I” must be attached to silence, because as a vessel, you are silent.

• The “I” must be attached to emptiness, because as a vessel, you are empty.

• The “I” must be attached to a place of space, because as a vessel, you are a place of space.

• When the “I” is attached to thought, then you are dead and thought steals your consciousness for itself.

• The battle is between thought and vessel to see which gets your consciousness and so your life.


#Thought #Life: 2017-01-20

• Thoughts eat your awareness, because without it they are dead.

• Loss of life occurs when you let thoughts claim your awareness for themselves.

• When your thoughts claim consciousness, it is at the expense of your inner body.

• When you let thoughts eat your attention as their food, then you are among the living dead.

• Awareness or consciousness is the energy of life and either you, as your inner vessel, will have life, or your thoughts masquerading as you will have life.


#Inner #Body: 2017-01-19

• Be the space that sensations, feelings, and thoughts pass through.

• Be aware of the vessel that sensations, feelings, and thoughts visit.

• Live as the inner body that sensations, feelings, and thoughts inhabit.

• Be conscious of the place where sensations, feelings, and thoughts reside.

• Be yourself and the Light will take care of the rest.


#Name #Semantics: 2017-01-18

• The category, identity, name, or tag “carpet” is not the look and feel of the carpet.

• The category, identity, name, or tag “carpet” is not the crafting or creation of the carpet.

• The category, identity, name, or tag “carpet” is not the care and maintenance of the carpet.

• The category, identity, name, or tag “carpet” is not the color, quality, or texture of the carpet.

• The category, identity, name, or tag “carpet” is not the design, impression, or experience of the carpet.


#Choose #Attention: 2017-01-17

• Pay attention to developing your self-narrative or story in the future, or pay attention to now being.

• Pay attention to changing or rewriting your self-narrative or story in the past, or pay attention to your being.

• Pay attention to controlling how others see your self-narrative or story, or pay attention to your inner vessel.

• Pay attention to controlling your self-narrative or story in the present, or pay attention to your actions as a host.

• Pay attention to promoting your preferred self-narrative or story in society, or pay attention to life as a container.


#Narrative #Story: 2017-01-16

• You are not your self-narrative or story.

• Other people are not your self-narrative or story for them.

• Your self-narrative or story will not plow your fields or harvest your crops for you.

• Your self-narrative or story will not complete your homework or presentations for you.

• Your self-narrative or story will not perform acts of compassion or kindness on your behalf.


#Argue #Defend: 2017-01-15

• Why argue facts or truth with people when they are just parroting someone else’s ideas?

• Why argue facts or truth with people when you can defend and explain their point of view better than they can?

• Why argue facts or truth with people when they are just making noises, because they do not comprehend or experience what they are saying?

• Why argue facts or truth with people when they are only choosing a side or point of view in order to appear better or smarter for being on that side?

• Why argue facts or truth with people when they are just taking a position based upon the one that they think will gain them the most approval, pride, and self-esteem?


#Focus #Forget: 2017-01-14

• Don’t forget the mistake, do focus on the lesson.

• Don’t forget the betrayal, do focus on right trust.

• Don’t forget the disaster, do focus on prevention.

• Don’t forget the offence, do focus on forgiveness.

• Don’t forget the problem, do focus on the solution.


#Own #Life: 2017-01-13

• Own your scripts, own your life.

• Own your choices, own your life.

• Own your reactions, own your life.

• Own your emotions, own your life.

• Own your inner space, own your life.


#Wait #Inspire: 2017-01-12

• Self-talk, either say something inspiring or wait.

• Self-talk, either say something uplifting or be quiet.

• Self-talk, either say something helpful or say nothing.

• Self-talk, either say something encouraging or just listen.

• Self-talk, either say something informative or just observe.


#Change #Control: 2017-01-11

• Instead of change it—decrease it.

• Instead of control it—divorce it.

• Instead of suppress it—detach it.

• Instead of trying to work on it—distance from it.

• Instead of blaming, damning, or whining—deconstruct it.


#Weak #Attitude: 2017-01-10

• Weak attitudes lead to weak careers.

• Weak attitudes lead to weak choices.

• Weak attitudes lead to weak character.

• Weak attitudes lead to weak compassion.

• Weak attitudes lead to weak communication.


#Choose #Peace: 2017-01-09

• Choose the action that brings peace, not pride.

• Choose the action that brings harmony, not efficiency.

• Choose the action that brings centeredness, not correctness.

• Choose the action that brings serenity, not fame or fortune.

• Choose the action that brings integrity, not adjustment or approval.


#Effective #Outcomes: 2017-01-08

• The beginner starts with noticing the effects of their self-talk.

• The student makes their self-talk worse through control, trying, and suppressing.

• The adept makes their self-talk start to follow morality more and more through surrender.

• The teacher has their self-talk under virtue, not ego or self-esteem.

• The wise has their self-talk responsible for virtuous results.


#Kind #Compassion: 2017-01-07

• To be honest, make your self-talk honest.

• To be kind, make your self-talk kind to you.

• To be virtuous, make your self-talk virtuous to you.

• To be inspirational, make your self-talk inspire you.

• To be compassionate, make your self-talk compassionate to you.


#Sensing #Waiting: 2017-01-06

• Sensing is waiting.

• Sensing is contacting.

• Sensing is meditating.

• Sensing is experiencing.

• Sensing is relying on Energy.


#Self-discipline #Overcoming: 2017-01-05

• Maturity begins with mature self-talk.

• Self-mastery begins with mastering self-talk.

• Spirituality begins with spiritualizing self-talk.

• Self-discipline begins with disciplining self-talk.

• Overcoming ego begins with overcoming self-talk.


#Choose #Forced: 2017-01-04

• You choosing to listen to negative self-talk or are you just a victim?

• You choosing to listen to negative self-talk or are you programmed to listen?

• You choosing to listen to negative self-talk or are you being pressured to listen?

• You choosing to listen to negative self-talk and enjoying some perverse ego payoff while doing so?

• You choosing to listen to negative self-talk so that you can blame, damn, and whine about how others make you to listen to it?


#Change #Marriage: 2017-01-03

• Before marriage: “Don’t you ever change.”

• During marriage: “You have to change.”

• During divorce: “You changed.”

• After divorce: “They totally changed.”

• Long after divorce: “I have to change.”


#Spend #Time: 2017-01-02

• Spend your life with people who inspire you.

• Spend your life with people who encourage you.

• Spend your life with people who lighten your load.

• Spend your life with people who help you to cope and problem solve instead of to blame, damn, and whine more.

• Spend your life with people who share a focus on and a love for God, virtue, and service.


#Soul #Stronger: 2017-01-01

• What makes your soul stronger? Do more of that this year.

• What makes your soul more itself? Do more of that this year.

• What makes your soul feel uplifted? Do more of that this year.

• What makes your soul larger and wider? Do more of that this year.

• What makes your soul deeper and higher? Do more of that this year.


Completed Years of 3D Available Online

Twitter Versions of Some Years


Descriptions of FitzMaurice’s eBooks of Aphorisms and Sayings

  1. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2003-4
  2. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2005
  3. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2006
  4. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2007
  5. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2008
  6. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2009
  7. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2010
  8. Book Description: Acid Test
  9. Book Description: Anything Goes
  10. Book Description: Something For Nothing

All eBook Descriptions

  1. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2003-4
  2. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2005
  3. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2006
  4. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2007
  5. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2008
  6. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2009
  7. Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2010
  8. Book Description: Acid Test
  9. Book Description: Anything Goes
  10. Book Description: Attitude Is All You Need! Second Edition
  11. Book Description: Breathe
  12. Book Description: Carl Rogers, Control Freak
  13. Book Description: Ego
  14. Book Description: Ego Playground
  15. Book Description: Games Ego Plays
  16. Book Description: Garbage Rules
  17. Book Description: Garden
  18. Book Description: How To Govern Anything
  19. Book Description: Journal Journey from Ego
  20. Book Description: Not
  21. Book Description: Planet Earth: Insane Asylum for the Universe, Second Edition
  22. Book Description: Self: Who Am I?
  23. Book Description: Something For Nothing
  24. Book Description: Stress for Success, Second Edition
  25. Book Description: The Secret of Maturity, Third Edition
  26. Book Description: What’s Your Story?
  27. Book Description: We’re All Insane! Second Edition
  28. Book Description: World Within: The Inner Life
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