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3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2020

7 Steps to Take to Sanity


Daily Quotations from Kevin Everett FitzMaurice, M.S. (2020)

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.
  • Previous years are available for free through links at the end or from the page listing quotations.

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#Become #Serve: 2020-01-21

1. You become what you serve because you identify with it.

2. You become what you serve because you represent it.

3. You become what you serve because you are conditioned by it.

4. You become what you serve because you become the company that you keep.

5. You become what you serve because you become paired with what you continually associate with.


#Test #Results: 2020-01-20

What does this do for me? Where does this get me?

1. What does this attitude do for me now and in the long run?

2. What does feeling this way do for me now and in the long run?

3. What does this trying and failing do for me now and in the long run?

4. What does this whining, blaming, and damning do for me now and in the long run?

5. What does repeating the objectifying of others do for me now and in the long run?


#Complain #Realign: 2020-01-19

1. Complain about something that you do that is in the way of serving God.

2. Complain about something that you do that is in the way of coping and problem-solving.

3. Complain about something that you do that is in the way of your authentic and natural nature.

4. Complain about your whining, blaming, and damning because of the energy and time they steal and because they take your place and God’s place in you.

5. Complain about using appearing, attaching, avoiding, becoming, blaming, claiming, covering, damning, demanding, escaping, expecting, objectifying, obsessing, persecuting (punishing), regretting, trying, whining, and worrying instead of waiting on, returning to, and resting in God.


#Fortitude #Responsibility: 2020-01-18

How do you have fortitude (strength of mind and emotion)?

1. Take responsibility for your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

2. Take responsibility for your career, education, training, lifelong learning, and life.

3. Take responsibility for your diet, exercise, sleep, free-time, social time, and health.

4. Take responsibility for your beliefs, values, and virtues and how consistently you follow and practice them.

5. Draw a line-in-the-sand that you will not cross for the most important values and virtues in your life.


#Wait #Intelligence: 2020-01-17

1. There is no intelligence without waiting to receive.

2. There is no insight or intuition without waiting to receive.

3. There is no creativity that does not involve waiting to receive.

4. There is no exercise of ability, skill, or talent without waiting to receive.

5. There is no exercise of boldness, confidence, courage, or fortitude without waiting to receive.


#Negative #Energy: 2020-01-16

1. To increase your negative energy, increase your blaming others and life.

2. To increase your negative energy, increase your damning others and life.

3. To increase your negative energy, increase your whining about others and life.

4. To decrease your negative energy, unconditionally accept and forgive others and life.

5. To decrease your negative energy, accept personal responsibility for your emotions and life.


#Start #Dream: 2020-01-15

1. Before you can reap, you must plant.

2. Before you can plant, you must plow the land.

3. Before you can plow the land, you must buy the land.

4. Before you can buy the land, you must work to make money.

5. Start now to set the cycle and your dream going by putting your intentions into action.


#Light #Judgment: 2020-01-14

1. You can’t judge an apple just by looking at it, more testing is required.

2. You can’t judge honey just by looking at it, more experience is required.

3. You can’t judge just by appearance because good appearances often cover, hide, and protect evil.

4. You can’t judge just by the name of something because many things of various qualities and values can share the same name.

5. Judgment requires the intelligence to silently look deep and long into something until all that can be apprehended has been.


#Becoming #Claiming: 2020-01-13

1. You cannot manage to make yourself better or good.

2. Thinking cannot manage to make you better or good.

3. Trying and better habits cannot manage to make you better or good.

4. Methods, practices, rituals, systems, and techniques cannot manage to make you better or good.

5. The only way to become good is to die as flesh and be reborn as Spirit.


#Consciousness #Life: 2020-01-12

1. Consciousness is life.

2. Consciousness is awareness of contact.

3. Consciousness is energy aware of experience.

4. Consciousness is invisible and unknowable except by its effect.

5. Consciousness exists for the sake of consciousness.


#Conscious #Focus: 2020-01-11

1. To be more conscious, focus on one thing at a time.

2. To be more conscious, value your consciousness as your life.

3. To be more conscious, practice single-mindedness in all things.

4. To be more conscious, engage in absorbing activities and pursuits.

5. To be more conscious, follow out one thing at a time while not suppressing digressions and distractions.


#Thinking #Fails: 2020-01-10

1. First, I don’t know what to do.

2. Second, I try to do what I should and do the opposite.

3. Third, I feel guilty and stupid for making things worse and blame myself, others, life, or anything but my reliance on thinking.

4. I discover that when I depend on thinking to know, do, and be that error and failure are inevitable.

5. I practice turning away from faith in thinking to faith in Energy, and more things work out for the best.


#Trying #Nondoing: 2020-01-09

1. I have always failed to do.

2. Whatever I try to do, I fail to do.

3. I have failed at everything that I have tried to do.

4. I try to do what I should do and do the wrong thing.

5. All my successes have come when I was not trying to do anything.


#Anger #Attachment: 2020-01-08

1. Whining is weak anger.

2. Blaming is medium anger.

3. Damning is strong anger.

4. Demanding is extreme anger.

5. The above forms of anger (whining, blaming, damning, demanding) come from attaching to (identifying with) things and thoughts that are negative, which causes ego pain.


#Self-esteem #Ego: 2020-01-07

1. How many changes does your self-esteem go through when you apply for a job?

2. How many changes does your self-esteem go through when you clean your house or wash your laundry?

3. How many changes does your self-esteem go through when you learn a new productivity software program?

4. If your self-esteem is going through changes during many of your activities, does that mean that your self is also going through changes at the same time?

5. Since self-esteem is just a modern name for ego, isn’t true that when you talk about your self-esteem, you are not talking about your self but only about your psychological coverings, facades, games, masks, scripts, stories, and walls?


#Fear #Impulse: 2020-01-06

1. Promises are kept out of fear, not honor.

2. The lazy person fears work more than the lack of results from work.

3. The person who is always late is not afraid of being judged for being late.

4. The person who whines as conversation is not afraid of being judged as being critical and negative.

5. The person who damns and demonizes others is not afraid of being damned and demonized in turn for denying their human nature.


#Fear #Motivation: 2020-01-05

1. The fool does not fear words.

2. The sloth does not fear weakness.

3. The worrier does not fear their disturbance.

4. The procrastinator wrestles with fear and wins.

5. The criminal agrees with fear without following its advice.


#Disinterest #Persevere: 2020-01-04

1. When you stay disinterested in thought-knowings (thought-things) and their games of change and control that are never won, then they get neither your identity nor your energy to keep them going.

2. Recognize that your interest in thought-knowing comes from claims of knowing and the ego pride such bring.

3. When you persevere with keeping your identity with your host nature, then the noise of thought-knowing will dissipate.

4. Persevere in your restraint from moving away from your center into thought-things, and thought-knowings will fade away.

5. Thought-knowings and thought-things are two ways to identify the same error of having faith in thought as if thought were a god, spirit, or intelligence capable of more than labeling, marking, and naming.


#Victim #Payoff: 2020-01-03

1. People would rather have problems than give up knowing-better-than their problems.

2. People would rather remain victims than give up knowing-better-than their perpetrators.

3. People would rather fail than give up knowing-better-than their challenges, hindrances, and obstacles.

4. People would rather have marriage problems than give up knowing-better-than their marriage problems.

5. People would rather act self-defeatingly than give up knowing-better-than their blunders, errors, failures, miscalculations, mismanagements, mistakes, mistimings, and losses.


#Thinking-knowing #Failure: 2020-01-02

1. Nothing will lead you to act stupid better than thinking-knowing will.

2. Nothing will lead you to certain failure better than thinking-knowing will.

3. Nothing will lead to errors and mistakes better than thinking-knowing will.

4. Nothing will lead to a poor or a missed response better than thinking-knowing will.

5. Nothing will lead you to do the opposite of what you want to do better than thinking-knowing (a.k.a. thought-things) will.


#Beginnings #Resolve: 2020-01-01

1. How you begin a task reveals how you will end that task.

2. How you begin something informs others of your commitment and dedication to excellence.

3. How you begin things reveals your character, intentions, the likely results, and the final quality of your work.

4. How you begin reveals your approach and method and determines the outcome of your work; therefore, begin with care, and you will end with care.

5. How you begin reveals your approach and method and determines the outcome of your work; therefore, begin with fairness and humility, and you will end with fairness and humility.


Completed Years of 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment Available Online

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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: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2011
  9. Book Description: Acid Test
  10. Book Description: Anything Goes
  11. Book Description: Something For Nothing

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: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2011
  9. Book Description: Acid Test
  10. Book Description: Anything Goes
  11. Book Description: Attitude Is All You Need! Second Edition
  12. Book Description: Breathe
  13. Book Description: Carl Rogers, Control Freak
  14. Book Description: Discovery Demands 5TP
  15. Book Description: Ego
  16. Book Description: Ego Playground
  17. Book Description: Games Ego Plays
  18. Book Description: Garbage Rules
  19. Book Description: Garden
  20. Book Description: How To Govern Anything
  21. Book Description: Journal Journey from Ego
  22. Book Description: Not
  23. Book Description: Planet Earth: Insane Asylum for the Universe, Second Edition
  24. Book Description: Problem Solved! 3Rs
  25. Book Description: Secret of Maturity, Fourth Edition
  26. Book Description: Self: Who Am I?
  27. Book Description: Something For Nothing
  28. Book Description: Stiffer: Stoic Mind
  29. Book Description: Stress for Success, Second Edition
  30. Book Description: The Secret of Maturity, Third Edition
  31. Book Description: The Story of Life
  32. Book Description: What’s Your Story?
  33. Book Description: We’re All Insane! Second Edition
  34. Book Description: World Within: The Inner Life

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