Sunday, August 24, 2014

Day of Reflection

Many of us take the Sunday and spend it with family and friends. Many of us go to church for a spiritual refreshing. For the most part we take Sunday to relax and get ready for the week ahead of us. Sunday is mainly our day of reflection in what ever manner we decide to do it.

I have personally started to take time out to read something. I am not your bookworm type of guy and prefer to get things in audio book form :) but recently I have attempted to read more.

I have spent the last few days just relaxing and doing some reading. I was given the book "The Four Agreements" a practical guide to Personal Freedom written by Don Miguel Ruiz. I must say that it has opened up a whole new perspective on my life and I have had a huge release of stress by just practicing some of the lessons explained in this book. It is really simple and yet very powerful. The four agreements are really so logical and practical to follow yet most of us do not see it or are not willing to follow it. Here it is in the basics....

1) The First Agreement : Be Impeccable With Your Word
2) The Second Agreement : Don't Take Anything Personally
3) The Third Agreement : Don't Make Assumptions
4) The Forth Agreement : Always Do Your Best

That is it. Now the hardest part is to put this all into action and work at it. It is a book I am adding to my collection of must reads. You can get it on Amazon and you can also get the Audio Book on iTunes

If you have read this book, I would be interested on what you thought about it. Please feel free to either post a reply here or hit me up on Facebook and let me know.

I love you all and may you have an AWESOME week ahead. God Bless.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Let's talk labels

So over the past week or so I have been giving a lot of thought about labels. We all label ourselves and each other with various labels. Some are very demeaning and some are encouraging.

One label I want to really break down and discuss in this blog post is the "I'm a Christian" label.

This is going to be a hard one to swollow for many people. It was one that really started to make me think about myself to start with. I have always considered mysel a Christian because of my beliefs and acceptance of the word of God, and this is how a majority of people look at it. However I have taken a stance now that I am just a man of faith. I say this because I believe that until such time as we can truly change our ways and really live our lives as Christ did and the apostles were while Jesus was here with them, we cannot call ourselves Chritians. A Christian is a person that lives, works and serves others in a Christ like manner 24/7. I know we all do our best and try to live this way but we are just humans and we fail miserably at the task. Therefore I say that we are all people of faith and strive to follow the Christian ways but it does not make us Christians until such time as we have mastered the art of living Christ like.

So with that being my point of view and with the heart that I do not take things personally I would really love to hear your points of view on this topic as I believe we all have something to share on the subject and the more we share the more we can all learn.

God bless everyone and may we all strive to learn the truth.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On a quest.

Well folks I am on a quest to get to know myself. Sounds strange to many I am sure. What I mean by this, is that I believe that we are all part of the entire universe and because God is the father and creator of the universe, we are all connected in some way. Therefore if I am to explore myself and create a better understanding of who I really am and find my inner self I feel that I can be a much better person and be more of an asset to the people around me.

I have just completed reading "The Four Agreements" and I think that this book is really what has inspired me to really work on this quest. I would encourage you to get and read this book or even download the audio book from YouTube. You might just be really surprised about just how much you are not aware of :)

Well that is my Tuesday Blog for you all. God Bless and may you all have a great week.