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3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2019

7 Steps to Take to Sanity


Daily Quotations from Kevin Everett FitzMaurice, M.S. (2019)

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.
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#Sense #Contact: 2019-03-20

1. See with your eye, not with your thoughts.

2. Hear with your ear, not with your thoughts.

3. Touch with your fingers, not with your thoughts.

4. Taste with your tongue, not with your thoughts.

5. Smell with your nose, not with your thoughts.


#Tough #Mind: 2019-03-19

1. A tough hide and a tender heart is manhood.

2. Containing feelings for the right time and place is a skill men require.

3. To be tough-minded is to be free from comparing yourself with others.

4. To be tough-minded is to be free of any effects from any insult or slight.

5. To be tough-minded is to be free from any effects from tests, trials, tribulations, or troubles.


#Time #Flow: 2019-03-18

1. You can’t stay still because nothing is still.

2. You can’t go back because “back” has changed into the future.

3. You can’t go forward because “forward” will never arrive.

4. You can’t choose to be in the present, past, or future because they do not exist for you.

5. You can flow and live in flow, or you can live in the delusions of time as perceived by thought.


#Reality #Thinking: 2019-03-17

1. Reality has little to do with human behavior because adults react to their thinking, not to the world.

2. Reality has little to do with human feelings because adults react to their sensations of things and thoughts, not to the world.

3. Reality has little to do with human thinking because human thinking is interpretive, predictive, and mainly about itself, not reality.

4. Reality has little to do with human sensing because adults process their sensations until they fit into their database of opinions and prejudices.

5. Reality has little to do with human experiences because humans process their experiences until they conform to their beliefs, conditioning, and life scripts/programs.


#Too #Hard: 2019-03-16

1. The work is too hard but learning how to make it easier would be even harder work.

2. I should stay miserable because acting to overcome my misery would be too miserable.

3. This depression is horrible but having to work on how I view and understand things to end my depression would be even more horrible.

4. I am disturbed and uncomfortable but having to do anything to relive my disturbance and discomfort would be far more disturbing and uncomfortable.

5. If I admit that I can switch from my dysfunctional attitudes, behaviors, and feelings, then I will be guilty, punished, and shamed for having them and for not switching from them sooner.


#Thinker #Thought: 2019-03-15

1. Isn’t the “thinker” just another thought construction?

2. Isn’t the “witness” just another thought construction?

3. Isn’t the “mindful one” just another thought construction?

4. Isn’t the, “I am thinking,” just another thought construction?

5. Drop out of your thoughts and into your vessel nature.


#Suffer #Well: 2019-03-14

1. Use your suffering to become bitter or humble.

2. Use your suffering to turn on more suffering or to turn to God.

3. Use your suffering to hate yourself or to find your original nature.

4. Use your suffering to become rebellious or to become dependent upon God.

5. Use your suffering to excuse revenge and doing evil for evil or for doing good for evil and gaining God’s favor.


#Not #Thinking: 2019-03-13

1. I am not thinking.

2. I am not knowing thinking.

3. I am not doing thinking.

4. I am not being thinking.

5. I am hosting thinking.


#Right #Stories: 2019-03-12

1. You listen to stories about your body as if they were your body even when they make your body sick.

2. You listen to stories about your mind as if they were your mind even when they make your mind sick.

3. You listen to stories about your soul as if they were your soul even when they make your soul sick.

4. You listen to stories about your heart as if they were your heart even when they make your heart sick.

5. Live beyond your stories in serenity, space, and spirit, and listen to God’s stories instead.


#Play #Learn: 2019-03-11

1. If teaching is drudgery for the teacher, then it is hell for the student.

2. Learning and teaching should be fun to keep life (spirit) and joy a priority in all things.

3. Play is a form of learning, and a good parent can inject various kinds of learning into play.

4. Teaching your children is more important than playing with your children because children should play with children and learn from adults.

5. Yes, you can play with your children, but even then you should be teaching them good things and pointing out lessons inherent in the playing.


#Inside #Me: 2019-03-10

1. Nothing inside me is what is thought about it because it is distinct from any thinking about it.

2. Nothing inside me is my identity or voice because my identity is the inside and my voice is the inside speaking.

3. Nothing inside me is under my power; however, I have the power to focus or not to focus on what comes through me.

4. Nothing inside me is permanent; however, I can feed things with attention, conflict, my identity, and in other ways to keep them going.

5. Nothing inside me is my burden, job, or task because my task is hosting before the light, and the light will take care of whatever is in front of it.


#Nothing #Me: 2019-03-09

1. Nothing inside me is me because I am the inside.

2. Nothing inside me is mine because what is mine is the inside itself.

3. Nothing inside me is created by me, but everything inside me is experienced by me.

4. Nothing inside me is said or thought by me, but everything inside me is hosted by me.

5. Nothing inside me is changed or controlled by me, but I can choose to switch from hosting anything to something else.


#Fair #Life: 2019-03-08

1. Life cannot be fair and be life.

2. Life requires fluctuation, not fairness.

3. Life is about variation, not sameness.

4. Life is about permutations, not equality.

5. Life is about difference, divergence, diversity, and hierarchy because there can be only one life is everything if identical and equal.


#Humans #Insane: 2019-03-07

1. Humans are insane because they do not know who their person is, their original self.

2. Humans are insane because they often regard everyone either as or not as a person but themselves.

3. Humans are insane because they regularly regard every other person as either less or more important than themselves.

4. Humans are insane because they commonly regard themselves as a unique person different from all other persons as if they were their own species.

5. Humans are insane because they typically regard everyone as a different kind of person than themselves as if human nature was not equal or universal.


#Important #Exercise: 2019-03-06

1. Spiritual exercise is more important than emotional exercise.

2. Emotional exercise is more important than mental exercise.

3. Mental exercise is more important than social exercise.

4. Social exercise is more important than physical exercise.

5. Physical exercise is more important than inconsequential exercise.


#Day #Spent: 2019-03-05

1. Is your day spent on your story or God’s story?

2. Is your day spent on the love of God or the love of self?

3. Is your day spent on serving your desires or God’s desires?

4. Is your day spent on thinking about yourself or thinking about God?

5. Is your day spent on getting closer to your ideal-ego self or on getting closer to the only One who is good?


#Not #It: 2019-03-04

1. “It is what I think it is”: no, your thinking is your thinking, not something else.

2. “It is what I think it is”: no, whatever you are thinking about is not your thinking, or it would exist only as your thinking.

3. “It is what I think it is”: no, even if it were only composed of thinking, it would still be different thinking than your thinking.

4. “It is what I think it is”: no, your thinking might label it or point to it, but it can never be other than what it is, and your thinking is something else entirely.

5. “It is what I think it is”: no, your thinking might partially describe or explain it, but your thinking is a separate thing unto itself as is whatever you are thinking about.


#Thought #Patterns: 2019-03-03

1. Be careful what thought patterns you make friends with because they are going to live with you.

2. Be careful what thought patterns you make friends with because they will affect your results.

3. Be careful what thought patterns you make friends with because they might try to replace you.

4. Be careful what thought patterns you make friends with because they might try to change and control you.

5. Be careful what thought patterns you make friends with because they will affect your career, health, and relationships.


#Binary #Fools: 2019-03-02

1. Binary fools: “It is wrong and shouldn’t exist,” and “I am anxious that I might be or become it.”

2. Binary fools: “It is wrong and shouldn’t exist,” and “I will defend, excuse, and rationalize it away.”

3. Binary fools: “It is wrong and shouldn’t exist,” and “I will worry and stress over it, so I keep feeding it.”

4. Binary fools: “It is wrong and shouldn’t exist,” and “I will blame and damn life and others for causing it.”

5. Binary fools: “It is wrong and shouldn’t exist,” and “I will be angry and disturbed by it to keep focused on it.”


#Twin #Morons: 2019-03-01

1. Twin morons: “It is bad and shouldn’t be,” and “I am glad I am not it or like it.”

2. Twin morons: “It is bad and shouldn’t be,” and “I am ashamed to be it or like it.”

3. Twin morons: “It is bad and shouldn’t be,” and “I will call it good to hide it and enjoy it.”

4. Twin morons: “It is bad and shouldn’t be,” and “I am superior to those I see as it or make it.”

5. Twin morons: “It is bad and shouldn’t be,” and “I have no choice but to be and do it, or it will never go away.”


#Twin #Fools: 2019-02-28

1. Your internal fools: “It is a negative thing,” and “I will dull my thinking about it until it no longer bothers me,” (dull awareness, not thinking).

2. Your internal fools: “It is a negative thing,” and “I will drug my thinking about it until it no longer bothers me,” (drug awareness, not thinking).

3. Your internal fools: “It is a negative thing,” and “I will practice mindlessness until it no longer bothers me,” (space out, zone out, or lower awareness of thinking).

4. Your internal fools: “It is a negative thing,” and “I will practice mindfulness until it no longer bothers me,” (distraction or escape from awareness of thinking).

5. Your internal fools: “It is a negative thing,” and “I will trance out with meditation or yoga until it no longer bothers me,” (trance avoidance of awareness of thinking).


#Twin #Idiots: 2019-02-27

1. Your internal fools: “It is a negative thing,” and “I will change it into a positive thing.”

2. Your internal fools: “It is a negative thing,” and “I will control it to make it come out positive.”

3. Your internal fools: “It is a negative thing,” and “I will avoid it until it disappears.”

4. Your internal fools: “It is a negative thing,” and “I will ignore it until it goes away.”

5. Your internal fools: “It should not be a negative thing,” and therefore, “It doesn’t really exist (denial).”


#Dumb #Dumber: 2019-02-26

1. Your internal twin idiots: “I can’t do it,” and “I will suppress can’t so I can.”

2. Your internal twin idiots: “It’s beyond me,” and “I will pretend it’s not so that it won’t be.”

3. Your internal twin idiots: “It’s too hard,” and “I will suppress how hard it is so I can do it.”

4. Your internal twin idiots: “I can’t stand it,” and “I will demand it go away so I can stand it.”

5. Your internal twin idiots: “I can’t,” and “I will cover that thought with positive thinking to turn it into, ‘I can.’”


#Verbal #Level: 2019-02-25

1. You can deify or demonize anything on the verbal level, but what that thing is on the physical or spiritual level is not that verbalization.

2. Unless you understand that three levels of reality always exist and that they are not reducible to each other, then you will continue to confuse realities.

3. You can speak and think about the verbal, physical, and spiritual levels but that speaking is not them nor is it what it is speaking about.

4. The most common delusion is to believe in verbal realities as physical or spiritual realities such that only verbal logic is needed to understand anything.

5. Verbal, physical, and spiritual realities all have their own space, time, and logic: one can point to the other or be manifested by the other but not nullify or replace the other.


#Symbols #Ego: 2019-02-24

1. Symbols can lead to ego but not to God or Virtue.

2. Paintings and drawings can represent ego but not God or Energy.

3. Images and icons can be expressions of ego but not of God or Spirit.

4. Carvings and ornaments can be manifestations of ego but not of God or Silence.

5. Statues and buildings can indicate the nature of ego but not the nature of God or Goodness.


#Worry #Negative: 2019-02-23

1. Worry is negative prayer.

2. Worry is negative planning.

3. Worry is negative promoting.

4. Worry is negative permission.

5. Worry is negative programming.


#Foolish #Measures: 2019-02-22

1. Scientists foolishly say if I cannot identify it, then it does not exist.

2. Scientists foolishly say if I cannot measure it, then it does not exist.

3. Scientists foolishly say if I cannot experiment on it, then it does not exist.

4. Scientists foolishly say if I cannot sense it with scientific equipment, then it does not exist.

5. Scientists foolishly say if I cannot fit it into current scientific dogma, then it does not exist and I would be a fool to recognize it.


#Energy #Directing: 2019-02-21

1. Behind the spoken words, sense the kind of energies directing those words.

2. Behind the spoken words, sense the goals and purposes of the energies that are directing those words.

3. Behind the spoken words, sense the direction which the energies are taking those words and want to take the listener too.

4. The energies directing the words want to take you and the person speaking into themselves, into hosting and serving the kind of energies that they are.

5. The nature of the energies tells you the direction the energies are going and the result the energies will provide; moreover, it does not matter what the words say or how different the words appear from the energies because the words control neither the direction nor the result of the energies.


#Behind #Words: 2019-02-20

1. Behind the words, hear the games and plots being planned.

2. Behind the words, hear the pride and shame coloring the words.

3. Behind the words, hear the emotions and feelings driving the words.

4. Behind the words, hear the hidden meanings and the words left unspoken.

5. Behind the words, hear the intentions and motivations disguised by the words.


#Think #Ego: 2019-02-19

1. Searching for self is searching for ego.

2. Thinking about self is thinking about ego.

3. Worrying about self is worrying about ego.

4. Stressing about self is stressing about ego.

5. Why? Because you are approaching the self as if it was composed of things and thoughts which ego and self-esteem are, but the self is not.


#Feel #Others: 2019-02-18

1. What you are feeling in a relationship is likely what the other person feels too.

2. If you do not trust someone, then it’s likely they do not trust you either.

3. If you do not value someone, then it’s likely they do not value you either.

4. If you do not respect someone, then it’s likely they do not respect you either.

5. If you do not think kindly of someone, then it’s likely they do not think kindly of you either.


#Switch #Solve: 2019-02-17

1. Switch from trying to change others to changing your responses to others.

2. Switch from forcing and trying to get something to patience and practicing to learn.

3. Switch from thinking the world is wrong to thinking your responses to the world are wrong.

4. Switch from whining and worrying to proactive planning, problem-solving, and contributing to the world.

5. Switch from blaming and damning life or others for your problems to ownership of your problems to empower yourself to overcome or cope with them.


#Negative #Energies: 2019-02-16

1. Whine and worry to find and gather negative energies.

2. Persecute and sabotage to serve and spread negative energies.

3. Blame and complain to increase and multiply negative energies.

4. Condemn and damn everything you can to live and wallow in negative energies.

5. Speak critically and negatively of everything you can to drink and swim in negative energies.


#Suicide #Quitters: 2019-02-15

1. Suicide is for quitters.

2. Suicide is the betrayal of life.

3. Suicide is anti-life so is anti-God.

4. Suicide is a failure to use your suffering for your salvation.

5. Suicide is saying, “No,” to the suffering that can be used to cleanse and heal your soul; and, thereby suicide dooms you to the eternal suffering of repeating the ugly thinking you thought you were escaping.


#Get #Served: 2019-02-14

1. Here is justice, what you served most in your life you get to serve for eternity.

2. God does not punish people, people punish themselves by serving stinking thinking.

3. God does not punish people, people choose to focus on and repeat what punishes themselves and others.

4. The vengeance of God on evildoers is to give evildoers what they want for others because that is their deepest desire for themselves.

5. All pain and suffering is brought on ourselves by ourselves because of how we respond to pain and suffering: exercise your free choice or ask for help.


#Silence #Stillness: 2019-02-13

1. Silence, Spirit, and Stillness will direct and lead to creativity, but thinking cannot.

2. Silence, Spirit, and Stillness will direct and lead to correct action, but thinking will lead to accident and error.

3. Silence, Spirit, and Stillness will direct and lead to ability, talent, and skill, but thinking will lead to trying, failing, blaming, and complaining.

4. Silence, Spirit, and Stillness will direct and lead to competence, but thinking leading thinking will lead to accidents, disasters, and injuries.

5. Silence, Spirit, and Stillness will direct and lead to acceptance, humility, and gratitude, but thinking will lead to ego, pride, self-esteem, and self-stories.


#Human #Nature: 2019-02-12

1. If human nature is good left to itself, then from what source did the corruption enter in?

2. If you say religions caused it, then you must be claiming that aliens or mystical beings from outer space created religions because if people did, then people are their own corruption.

3. If you say societies caused it, then you must be claiming that aliens or mystical beings from outer space created societies because if people create them, then people are their own corruption.

4. If you say education or school systems caused it, then you must be claiming that aliens or mystical beings from outer space created educational systems because if people did, then people are their own corruption.

5. If you say parenting or upbringing caused it, then you must be claiming that aliens or mystical beings from outer space created systems for parenting or upbringing because if people did, then people are their own corruption.


#Test #Source: 2019-02-11

1. Test the source of beliefs and ideas by finding out if their source is positive, neutral, or negative because their source is their nature.

2. Test the practice or process of beliefs and ideas by finding out if their functioning is positive, neutral, or negative because their functioning is what they will give you.

3. Test the goals or results of beliefs and ideas by finding out if their goals are positive, neutral, or negative because their results expose their goals and nature.

4. If it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, and eats like a duck, then it is probably a duck even if it claims to be an eagle.

5. Yes, sometimes we need the negative to get rid of the negative such as when we cut out a cancerous tumor, but more often we need positive goals such as recovery, redemption, and rehabilitation to treat negative conditions.


#Silence #Solves: 2019-02-10

1. Rest your problems in active Silence.

2. Return your problems to the one source for solutions: alive Silence.

3. Redirect your problems from listening to thinking to listening to living Silence.

4. Revisit your problems while holding yourself under Silence so they too will be under Silence.

5. Refocus your problems from being enmeshed with themselves to paying attention to the operations of Silence.


#Try #Not: 2019-02-09

1. Trying not to think is thinking.

2. Trying not to fail is the definition of failure.

3. Trying not to do wrong is wrong because you are playing God with yourself.

4. Trying not to appear mean will lead you to act condescending, mean, or patronizing.

5. Trying not to make errors and mistakes will focus you on making errors and mistakes.


#Friend #Inside: 2019-02-08

1. Encourage the friend inside, and you will find the friend outside.

2. Encourage the enemy inside, and you will find the enemy outside.

3. Encourage kindness for yourself, and you will find kind people.

4. Encourage forgiveness for yourself, and you will find forgiving people.

5. Encourage compassion for yourself, and you will find compassionate people.


#Acquaint #Yourself: 2019-02-07

1. Time to acquaint yourself with your self.

2. Your best and closest friend is your self as a host.

3. Your worst and most dangerous enemy is your self as ego and self-esteem games.

4. Your self wants death, darkness, and decay but covers that desire with goodness and pretty verbal realities.

5. Your self will serve life, light, and love but only if drawn to them and kept under them by Goodness.


#Remain #Same: 2019-02-06

1. All things seek their own.

2. All things seek to persist in being themselves.

3. All things seek to express or maintain their nature.

4. All things seek their absolute state of being whether that is negative, neutral, or positive.

5. All things seek to remain the same at their core, essence, root, or primary state of existence.


#Working #Thought: 2019-02-05

1. Thought working on the problem is the problem.

2. Thought working on the problem is what needs to be worked on.

3. Thought working on the problem is what you use to rationalize not working on the problem.

4. Thought working on the problem is how the problem continues because thought is feeding the problem.

5. Thought working on the problem is what you use to excuse and explain that the problem cannot be fixed or at least fixed in a timely manner.


#Active #Listening: 2019-02-04

1. If you are at a concert and you are listening to both your thinking and the music, then you are not at the concert.

2. If while you are watching a sunset, you are busy thinking about that sunset, then you are not seeing that sunset.

3. If while you are tasting food, you are busy thinking about that food or other things, then you are not tasting that food.

4. If you are talking with someone and you are listening to both your thinking and their talking, then you are not present with them.

5. If while you are watching animals in the forest, you are busy thinking about those animals, then you are not seeing those animals.


#Opposites #Unmixed: 2019-02-03

1. Death is not a part of life anymore than life is a part of death.

2. Hate is not a part of love anymore than love is a part of hate.

3. Sunshine does not require rain in physical logic; however, in verbal logic, the existence of an opposite (extreme end of a continuum) requires its opposite.

4. The opposites are opposite (not mixed) and relate to each other through the neutral middle ground in-between them which some claim is mixed.

5. Those who live with snow all year do not need to know a lack of snow to recognize what snow is anymore than those who live with hot weather all year need to know cold weather to recognize or understand what hot weather is for them.


#Get #Serve: 2019-02-02

1. If you knew that what you spent the time of your heart, soul, and mind on would be what you got for eternity, would that change your focus?

2. If you knew that the feelings you felt most of the time would be the feelings that you felt for eternity, would that be good news?

3. If you knew that the inner experiences you had most of the time would be the experiences that you got for eternity, would that motivate change?

4. If you knew that the thoughts you think most of the time would be the thoughts that you thought for eternity, would that change what you thought about?

5. Do you think it would be a fair and just system that would give you what you spent your time on, what you mainly served, and what you devoted most of your life to?


#Inviolable #Sanctity: 2019-02-01

1. Adults control what goes into their mouth, mind, soul, and heart.

2. Adults control what comes out of their mouth, mind, soul, and heart.

3. No person can put up walls to prevent anything from entering an adult’s mouth, mind, soul, and heart.

4. No person can put locks on an adult’s mouth, mind, soul, and heart to prevent anything from coming out.

5. The inviolable sanctity of the human mind is a power and privilege that few claim while most choose to blame, complain, and damn others and life for what enters and leaves their mouth, mind, soul, and heart.


#Other #You: 2019-01-31

1. The failure you plot for others is your failure because that failure is set up on images, concepts, and objects of your self.

2. The hell you want for others is the hell you get because that hell is formed from images, concepts, and objects of your self.

3. The punishment you hope for others is yours because that punishment is situated on images, concepts, and objects of your self.

4. The retribution you desire for someone else is for you because that retribution is founded on images, concepts, and objects of you.

5. The suffering you wish on others is already inside you because that suffering is based on images, concepts, and objects of your self.


#Hate #Self: 2019-01-30

1. You can hate nothing but yourself because your hate is formed from images, concepts, and objects of yourself.

2. You can judge nothing but yourself because your judgments are based on images, concepts, and objects of yourself.

3. You can worry about nothing but yourself because your worry is set up on images, concepts, and objects of yourself.

4. You can complain of nothing but yourself because your complaints are situated on images, concepts, and objects of yourself.

5. You can feel anger about nothing but yourself because your anger is founded on images, concepts, and objects about yourself.

“Man is the measure of all things.” —Protagoras


#Control #Thinking: 2019-01-29

1. “I should be able to control my thoughts,” should be changed to, “I will control my attention,” because people cannot control thoughts.

2. “I should not be thinking this,” should be changed to, “I should not focus on this,” because the pool of negative thoughts will always exist.

3. “I should not have these thoughts,” should be changed to, “I will switch to better thoughts,” because you did not create those thoughts since people cannot create thoughts.

4. “I can’t get this thought out of my head,” should be changed to, “I will stop feeding this thought attention and keep switching to better thoughts,” because what you focus on you repeat and serve.

5. The above-corrected statements do contain the truth that some thoughts give bad advice, directions, and temptations—we know they are bad thoughts because when we act them out, we do bad things.


#Logic #Domain: 2019-01-28

1. The logic of verbal realities, physical realities, and spiritual realities function only in their respective domains.

2. The logic of verbal realities, physical realities, and spiritual realities can either support each other or deny each other.

3. The logic of verbal realities, physical realities, and spiritual realities each have their independent arguments and proofs.

4. The logic of verbal realities, physical realities, and spiritual realities is consistent and has integrity only in their domains or worlds.

5. Historically and currently, verbal realities posing as physical or spiritual realities have done the most harm to humans, politics, rational thinking, and spirituality.


#Word #Logic: 2019-01-27

1. When the logic of words is considered more important than the logic of realities, truth becomes the enemy.

2. When the logic of words is considered more important than the logic of realities, then all freedoms can be removed in the name of freedom.

3. When the logic of words is considered more important than the logic of realities, then persecution and genocide can be considered as acts of justice.

4. When the logic of words is considered more important than the logic of realities, then all arguments can be defeated with emotions and without any need for evidence.

5. When the logic of words is considered more important than the logic of realities, then nothing will be understood as what it is but only as to how it might serve political opinion.


#Brain #Evolution: 2019-01-26

1. Where is the brain for Evolution located?

2. From what heaven or hell does Evolution exert its choices and powers?

3. In what mystical realm does Evolution exist from whence it directs life on Earth?

4. No one has ever been able to demonstrate, prove, or show either the existence or location of the being, ghost, god, or spirit called Evolution; however, true believers claim the effects prove Evolution but deny the argument for effects as proof of God.

5. Where does the intelligence or processing of Evolution reside such as Evolution’s claimed abilities to calculate, choose, compare, coordinate, design, develop, engineer, experiment, improve, measure, observe, plan, re-engineer, revise, study, test, and slowly change systems towards a better goal?


#Serve #More: 2019-01-25

1. Contain, host, magnify, mirror, reflect, and serve worry and you will get more worry; instead, switch to acceptance, faith, hope, proactive planning, reasonable concern, or surrender to God.

2. Contain, host, magnify, mirror, reflect, and serve shame and you will get more shame; instead, switch to compassion, forgiveness, learning, positive correction, realistic regret, and understanding.

3. Contain, host, magnify, mirror, reflect, and serve depression and you will get more depression; instead, switch to compassion, forgiveness, learning, sadness that is not sick, self-care, and understanding.

4. Contain, host, magnify, mirror, reflect, and serve anger and you will get more anger; instead, switch to accepting, adapting, coping, problem-solving, mild annoyance, redirecting your energy, and solution seeking.

5. Contain, host, magnify, mirror, reflect, and serve severe disappointment or regret and you will get more severe disappointment or regret; instead, switch to accepting, adapting, acclimating, accommodating, adjusting, learning, lowering expectations, mild displeasure, proactive planning, and understanding.


#Idol #Claims: 2019-01-24

1. Idols are any things that claim to lead to God.

2. Idols are any things that claim to point to God.

3. Idols are any things that claim to indicate God.

4. Idols are any things that claim to be about God.

5. Idols are any things that claim to express, imply, mean, point out, signify, suggest, symbolize, represent, or reveal God.


#Worship #God: 2019-01-23

1. Idols direct you to the worship of things, thoughts, and forms, not to the worship of God.

2. Idols direct you to the worship of people, pictures, and places, not to the worship of God.

3. Idols direct you to the worship of appearance, beauty, and imagery, not to the worship of God.

4. Idols direct you to the worship of emotionalism, romanticism, and sentimentalism, not to the worship of God.

5. Idols direct you to the worship of carvings, churches, temples, stained-glass windows, statues, and symbols, not to the worship of God.


#No #Thing: 2019-01-22

1. No thing can help you to find God.

2. No thing can help you to know God.

3. No thing can help you to think of God.

4. No thing can help you to worship God.

5. No thing can help you to understand God.


#Thing #Not: 2019-01-21

1. No thing can lead to God.

2. No thing can point to God.

3. No thing can indicate God.

4. No thing can be about God.

5. No thing can express, imply, mean, point out, signify, suggest, represent, or reveal God.


#Thought #World: 2019-01-20

1. You respond to your thoughts as if they were outside of you.

2. You respond to your predictions as if they were people in the world.

3. You respond to your evaluations as if they were not inside of you but outside forces.

4. You respond to your interpretations as if they were acting and performing outside of you.

5. You respond to your concepts and images as if they were events in external time and space and not just fragmentary and partial representations of the outside that are inside of you.


#Love #Yourself: 2019-01-19

1. Love yourself just as you love others.

2. Pray for yourself just as you pray for others.

3. You can learn to love yourself by forgiving and loving others and vice versa.

4. The best way to love yourself is to love God because by loving God you will receive and serve love.

5. Love yourself not as concepts, images, things, or thoughts, but as a being, container, host, and vessel.


#More #Better: 2019-01-18

1. The worse things are, the better you are called to respond.

2. The greater the hardship, the greater the virtue needed to overcome it.

3. The more negative stress there is, the more positive energy you need to apply.

4. The greater the sorrow, the greater the gratitude that needs to be sought to counter it.

5. The more problems that abound, the more solutions you need to offer and experiment with.


#Principles #Adversity: 2019-01-17

1. Adversity is the opportunity to have faith in your principles.

2. Adversity is the opportunity to have hope in your principles.

3. Adversity is the opportunity to test the worthiness of your principles.

4. Adversity is the opportunity to prove both yourself and your principles.

5. Adversity is the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to your principles.


#Try #Doing: 2019-01-16

1. Don’t try to do it—experiment with ways to do it.

2. Don’t try to do it—do it one piece or step at a time.

3. Don’t try to do it—move closer to or towards getting it done.

4. Don’t try to do it—make progress doing it and getting it done.

5. Don’t try to do it—develop, learn, and practice methods to do it.


#Know #Label: 2019-01-15

1. People say they know something, but what they know is an image.

2. People say they know something, but what they know is their thoughts.

3. People say they know something, but what they know is an impression.

4. People say they know something, but what they know is a label, name, or term.

5. People say they know something, but what they know is their interpretation or prediction.


#Hate #Incubate: 2019-01-14

1. What you hate you mandate.

2. What you hate you conflate and celebrate.

3. What you hate you overate, overstate, and orchestrate.

4. What you hate you placate, promulgate, and propagate.

5. What you hate you inflate, inculcate, and incubate so that it will infiltrate you.


#Child #Genius: 2019-01-13

1. Every child is a genius who likes to create and invent, but how can a child stay a genius while going through a process of education that teaches you what to do, not how to do?

2. Every child is a scientist who likes to explore and question, but how can a child stay a scientist while going through a process of education that teaches you what to think, not how to think?

3. Every child is an artist who likes to draw, make music, paint, sculpt, and write, but how can a child stay an artist while going through a process of education that denies freedom of experiment and expression?

4. Every child is accepting of all people, but how can a child continue to unconditional accept others while going through a process of education that teaches you to compare and measure people by how they perform on tests?

5. Every child is naturally confident enough to experiment and play, but how can a child remain confident while going through a process of education that teaches you that you fail, your experiments are failures, and your play is a waste of time?


#Learn #Fun: 2019-01-12

1. Learn a new skill or subject by finding a way to practice it that is fun.

2. Make a habit or routine of practicing it in that fun way.

3. Mark your progress in learning to encourage and motivate your practice.

4. Add new fun and interesting variations to your fun practice.

5. Keep your practice fun or switch to a better or improved fun way if your practice gets boring or dull.


#Working #Whining: 2019-01-11

1. Whining is not working and working is the answer both to and for whining.

2. Get into action and realize that contributing is done by working, not by whining.

3. Whining about small and tedious tasks ignores the fact that drudgery is part of working to make anything great.

4. Work provides accomplishment and achievement while whining provides dissatisfaction, stress, and false pride in knowing better.

5. If the time spent on whining about problems was spent on solving problems, then more people would understand the value of working over whining.


#Follow #Out: 2019-01-10

1. Follow out everything to Energy and Light.

2. Follow out your contents and identify with the following, not with a fixed follower.

3. The highest form of meditation is to follow out everything until only Energy and Light remain.

4. Following Energy and Light is the goal, and you get there by following everything out into Energy and Light.

5. Wait on Energy and Light to process out all of your contents no matter the pain or strain of facing your inner ugliness.


#Changing #Controlling: 2019-01-09

1. Changing and controlling are the problem, not the solution.

2. Changing and controlling cause the problem, not the solution.

3. Changing and controlling maintain the problem, not the solution.

4. Changing and controlling promote and protect the problem, not the solution.

5. The solution is switching, not changing or controlling.


#Know #Claiming: 2019-01-08

1. Give up claiming to know the right, not the right.

2. Give up claiming to do the right, not the right.

3. Give up claiming to be the right, not the right.

4. Give up claiming, and enjoy being under the right.

5. Give up claiming, and find your place with the right.


#Enjoy #Truth: 2019-01-07

1. You can host the truth, not know the truth.

2. You can seek the truth, not know the truth.

3. You can enjoy the truth, not know the truth.

4. You can share the truth, not know the truth.

5. You can worship the truth, not know the truth.


#Abuse #Self-talk: 2019-01-06

1. Is it domestic abuse to beat your self-talk?

2. Is it poor communication to insist your self-talk shut up?

3. Is it bad parenting to apply corporal punishment to your self-talk?

4. Is it cruel and unusual punishment to kick your self-talk out into the cold night?

5. Is it possible to mistreat your self-talk or only for your self-talk to mistreat you?


#Nothing #Hard: 2019-01-05

1. Hard exists only in the mind; therefore, every master says, “It was easy.”

2. Difficulties mark the path to success; therefore, the successful say, “Endure until the end.”

3. Creativity and inspiration come from without; therefore, every true genius says, “I am just the vehicle.”

4. Talent and skill only operate through a quiet mind; therefore, every good coach says, “Rely on your instincts.”

5. Magnificent works are done by not doing; therefore, every true artist when asked about what they did says, “It was nothing.”


#Receive #Doing: 2019-01-04

1. Refocus from claiming to do things to receiving things.

2. Focus on receiving something, not claiming to know, do, or be something.

3. Switch from awareness of ego doing to awareness of self receiving, and you will be back on the path.

4. Receiving is true joy and claiming is constant pain covered by pleasure in pride of ego.

5. Study receiving and you will see it in all living beings, creativity, joy, skill, and talent.


#Happy #Tomorrow: 2019-01-03

1. Feel happy today that you did what will make you happy tomorrow.

2. Feel happy today that you chose maturity over impulsiveness and stored up benefits for tomorrow.

3. Feel happy today that avoiding discomfort was avoided for facing discomfort now for happiness and health later.

4. Feel happy today that laziness was not your master and you chose work and the happiness of attainment and productivity instead.

5. Feel happy today that you planned and worked for your happiness tomorrow by taking on pain of working now to make your work easier and lighter tomorrow.


#Bear #Pain: 2019-01-02

1. Bear the pain of work by focusing on the rewards of achievement and completion.

2. Bear the pain of discipline by focusing on its long-term character gains and rewards.

3. Bear the pain of effort by focusing on the rewards of accomplishment and satisfaction.

4. Bear the pain of struggle and suffering by focusing on using them for moral and spiritual gains.

5. Bear the pain of disappointment and regret by focusing on the gains from learning and preparing better next time.


#Today #Hope: 2019-01-01

1. Today, how many people did you cheer up?

2. Today, how many people did you inspire or uplift?

3. Today, how many people did you help to lighten their load?

4. Today, how many people did you encourage and give hope to?

5. Today, how many people did you comfort, soothe, and improve their mood?


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  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
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  8. Book Description: Acid Test
  9. Book Description: Anything Goes
  10. Book Description: Something For Nothing

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  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: Discovery Demands 5TP
  14. Book Description: Ego
  15. Book Description: Ego Playground
  16. Book Description: Games Ego Plays
  17. Book Description: Garbage Rules
  18. Book Description: Garden
  19. Book Description: How To Govern Anything
  20. Book Description: Journal Journey from Ego
  21. Book Description: Not
  22. Book Description: Planet Earth: Insane Asylum for the Universe, Second Edition
  23. Book Description: Problem Solved! 3Rs
  24. Book Description: Secret of Maturity, Fourth Edition
  25. Book Description: Self: Who Am I?
  26. Book Description: Something For Nothing
  27. Book Description: Stress for Success, Second Edition
  28. Book Description: The Secret of Maturity, Third Edition
  29. Book Description: The Story of Life
  30. Book Description: What’s Your Story?
  31. Book Description: We’re All Insane! Second Edition
  32. Book Description: World Within: The Inner Life

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