What is the pain and suffering of success?

There is a price to pay for success. Only you can define success and determine if you’re willing to pay the price for it.

If you’ve ever paid the price and succeeded then you’ll connect to the message. If you’re wanting success in your life this will give you the reality of what you’ll encounter along the way on getting there.

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Starting over at age 72

A dear friend reached out to me. He said something I taught in a recent presentation he attended touched him. “I need to talk” he said.

The crutch of the conversation was that he was scared. He was uncertain.

Truthfully, he was facing a demon that has been with him since childhood.

As I asked him questions and shared some stories he made the biggest affirmation to me. He said, “I don’t know the answers anymore and I’m not sure I ever did.”

I’ve discovered that when I lived my life though the prism of pride, I only thought I knew the answers. Honestly, I’m scared too. I realize now that I don’t have any answers either. But, like my friend, I affirm openly that I don’t have any answer.

I reassured my friend that knowing he doesn’t have the answer will lead him now to ask. To take each day, one at a time. I believe the answers are always inside of each of us. While we don’t always see them on our time frame (the pride thing), they will always be revealed to us.

I believe God did make me in His image. Because of that, as I love myself as God loves me, unconditionally, He’ll ALWAYS reveal the answers to me. He’ll even reveal answers to me if I don’t unconditionally love myself. God is way cool that way!

I hugged my friend as we concluded and we expressed our love for each other. He said he felt better and now can see some light to start over.

I asked him if he unconditionally loved himself. He’ll have to explore that questions because that’s one he hasn’t been able to answer yet.

It will come. He’s a good person as I think all people are. Pride gets in the way of humility. Of being authentic. He is humble now. He wasn’t judging himself. He wasn’t judging others (at least not as much as he used to).

For me, I don’t have any answers. I do have lots of questions though. I’m scared to know that too yet I’m beginning to understand to trust my Creator to give me the answers when I’m ready to receive them.

Men are, that they might find joy!

img_0168“Life is filled with detours and dead ends, trials and challenges of every kind. Each of us has likely had times when distress, anguish, and despair almost consumed us. Yet we are here to have joy?” said Russell M. Nelson.

The answer is a resounding yes! Joy is a guiding force for all men. As you have joy are given more light to confirm your path is the right one and to keep following it.

I believe that we are all children of a Higher Power. There is evidence of this in that there are similarities in all human beings. We of course all have the same physical make ups; two eyes, two legs, a heart and lungs to name a few. We all have the same feelings of happiness, sadness, pleasure and pain. We all have to fuel ourselves and drink water to survive.

The most perfect gift that everyone has is the right to choose our existence and state of being through thought. And with this similarity we are the most different because we all

Episode 013: Your Purpose is Like An Acorn; Why is Purpose Important to Discover?

artwork-templetAn Acorn is created to fulfill the measure of it’s creation. You are also created for such a purpose. Listen today as we discuss why discovering your purpose will unlock the best in you and you’ll begin to attract abundance into your life.

Key points of podcast:

  • Your purpose is unique to you and allows for you to authentic
  • You’ll not waste your precious energy pretending to be someone you’re not
  • You’ll begin to live a life of contribution
  • Understanding your purpose is the key to joy among your suffering

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