Think Before You Speak

Effective communication can be a challenge even when clearly stated or written. Additionally, social media, text messaging, and email increase the likelihood of your words getting lost in translation. How you deliver your message is just as important as what you say if you expect others to respond constructively.

While it’s good to have something to say, it is equally important to weigh it first. When we talk too much and listen too little, we communicate to others that our perspective is far more important than theirs. In our hastiness to get our point across, we forfeit the opportunity to listen and learn. You are what comes out of your mouth, so be mindful of what you speak.

Dreams

The meaning of dreams has drawn plenty of controversies. Some view dreams as our higher self – healing, advising, encouraging, and sometimes warning us of impending dangers.

Others view dreams as nothing more than a vision pulled from our memory and shaped by our imagination.

Whichever you choose to believe, this broadened sense of awareness lends itself to various meanings and new possibilities.

Dreams are a divine gift that many often take for granted – not realizing that the dream state is an expanded state of consciousness.

Stephen LaBerge sums dreams up well “Not all lucid dreams are useful, but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?”

Human Life

Human behavior falls into patterns. Still, no one particular person can produce enough knowledge or insight to explain the totality of the human experience. It’s easy to value material possessions over human life, but life is your greatest gift.

All human accomplishments will one day disappear, so it’s better to live your life wisely. Failing to do so can cause you to become too proud or self-sufficient as it relates to your successes and greatly disappointed with your perceived failure(s).

Doubt

Some people must doubt before they’re able to believe. Yet, you can have doubts without living a doubtful way of life.

Doubt is a way of responding, not a permanent condition. The goal is to sharpen the mind, not necessarily change it. If doubt leads to questions and the answers are accepted, then doubt has done good work. It’s when doubt becomes stubbornness and stubbornness becomes a way of life that doubt overrides faith.

Don’t settle into doubts. Move on from them to pose the question, get an answer, and push for a decision.

Stop Complaining

 

Sometimes we complain without realizing we are doing so. It can be something as simple as commenting on the weather conditions outside to a passerby.

As challenging as it may be to process, you chose the life that you have right now, directly or indirectly. It’s easy to blame others for your problems. Unfortunately, that doesn’t solve the problem.

Where you are today is a direct result of a decision you have or have not made. If you are unwilling to change, then there is no need to complain. In other words, stop criticizing your circumstances and change your conditions.