2018. március 17., szombat

"Whence Knowest Thou Me? (...) I Saw Thee"

"Nathaniel said unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee."

John 1: 48
American Standard Version

It takes wisdom to know what you see. It takes experience to see.
What you see is either reality or your reality. Come to that, does reality exist at all? Or is it just a figment of our imagination? Our neverending human desire to make life seem secure and predictable?

The things we know and this thing we call reality is always changing.
What you make of it is up to you. What you make of it is your decision. And this decision will give you that inner peace and wisdom to see and to know.

2018. március 16., péntek

"I Thank My God Always"

"I thank my God always, making mention of thee in my prayers,"

Philemon 1: 4
American Standard Version

Praying and thanksgiving day by day gives serenity and calm even when times our tough. Especially when times are tough. When everything goes fine, it is easy to give thanks, be calm and happy. Anyone can do that. Tough times on the other hand test us.

As anyone who works for himself/herself, as any businessperson knows, sometimes things can get nasty, really nasty. It's part of business. When you go through the rough and tumble of hard times it is easy to get caught up in negativity. So that is why it is important, both in good and bad times to thank the Lord and say our prayers. To fill our heart and soul with dreams, joy and hope. To fill our mind with positive thoughts, dreams. To fill our spirit with energy to build our world.

2018. március 15., csütörtök

"We Hope for That Which We See Not, Then Do We with Patience Wait for It"

"But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it."

Romans 8:25
American Standard Version

Hope is the fuel of our dreams. First we dream it, whatever we deem to be worthwhile and then we do it. And in the middle, there stands hope. Hope is illusional but used rightly it leads us to places we have never been to. And with hope comes patience.

Patience is a virtue few of us value. You can be impatient with little things, with mundane, time-consuming activities because you know that real patience takes character. Patience to wait for the results you've envisioned. Successful businesspeople, even successful politicians know it. 
They can wait even decades for events to unfold. 

And then we wait patiently for our new world, the world that was first a dream, then a hope and then reality.

When we want to achieve something, we have passion. We have dedication. This dedication is powered by our hope. The hope to get where we want to be.

2018. március 14., szerda

"Goodness Should Not Be as of Necessity, but of Free Will"

"but without thy mind I would do nothing; that thy goodness should not be as of necessity, but of free will."

Philemon 1:14
American Standard Version

Anything that comes out of sheer necessity and not of free will, sooner or later does more harm than good and then perishes.
Free will gives us who we are. Free will gives us goodness. Free will can create the life, the world we desired. Free will gives us strength and the willpower to do good things in our life. Free will is the essence of God.

God is with us. God shows his goodness in countless ways. One of this is our soul. When we listen to our soul and then act upon what we feel inside, our world changes and so do we. Goodness comes into our life and stays in it.

2018. március 13., kedd

"I Trust in the Lord"

"(...)I trust in the Lord (...)"

Philippians 2: 24
American Standard Version

Trust in ourselves and trust in the Lord. 
When we do something and when we get on with our daily lives, it is paramount we believe in something greater than ourselves. When we trust in the Lord we know that he is by our side. 
We feel the universe and the forces in it. The universe is in us.
We do our work, we do what we are here on this earth for and when we have done everything in our power and while we are doing everything we can to fulfill our destiny, we trust in God. 
We trust in the Lord. 

When we trust in the Lord, when we feel that universal power, inner peace is the reward. And inner peace is the most important element to reach your goals and to become who you are meant to become.  

Doing everything you can and trusting in the Lord paves the way for changing your world.

"The Son of Man Is Lord of The Sabbath"

"The Son of man is lord of the sabbath."

Luke 6:5
American Standard Version

There are days for celebrating and there are days for working.
There are days for weeping and there are days for smiling. 

There are days for thinking and there are days for learning. 
There are days for moving and there are days for resting. 
There are days for reading and there are days for writing. 
There are days for eating and there are days for fasting. 
There are days for words and there are days for silence. 

The important thing is to know which one you have chosen for that day. 

2018. március 12., hétfő

"For Therefore Was I Sent"

"And when it was day, he came out and went into a desert place: and the multitudes sought after him, and came unto him, and would have stayed him, that he should not go from them. But he said unto them, I must preach the good tidings of the kingdom of God to the other cities also: for therefore was I sent."

Luke 4:42, 43

American Standard Version

Not only in this day and age but, according to the Bible, since the dawn of time, distractions are present in human life. 

Distractions can take many forms and shapes. 
Other people who are hellbent on diverting our attention and energy just to push their agenda and interest. 
Food (Hi, I'm Stella and I'm a chocaholic) that we indulge in and soon some excess fatty here and there crops up on our body. 
Entertainment that we enjoy but eventually these events keep us from really getting to know ourselves and concentrating on our goals. 
Debts that we pile up because of our desire to show off bigger cars and homes and travels that we can afford. 

You name it, you can continue the list as long as you wish. 

The true blessing is in the laser focus you have when you know what you are on this earth for.
There are some of us who truly know what they are here for at an early age.  

The world is changing. We live longer and we stay healthy longer.
It means that there are more and more of us who start to bloom, live our life to the fullest, focus on our true calling well over our forties. 

This is the first time in the history of humankind when this happens to crowds of people. 
It is still a relatively rare phenomenon but it is growing as a social trend and it is here and here to stay.
In the past there was Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's who started his true career at the age of 52. Before that he was a 'simple' salesman. Or Colonel Sanders who founded KFC when he was 62.
These were rare instances. Not any more.

Today it is becoming more and more of a societal change. A demographic trend.

It doesn't matter when we realize what our true calling is. As Steve Jobs said in the best motivational speech ever, in his Stanford commencement speech: "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." 
The important thing is that when you have found it, focus on it.

That focus will give you strength to fulfill your destiny.


2018. március 10., szombat

"No Word from God Shall Be Void of Power"

"For no word from God shall be void of power."

Luke 1:37
American Standard Version

What will your future be? What kind of person and who will you become? 
What does the future hold for you? 

All words that come from the heart, come from God. 
Words. Words that come from the heart and as such, come from God, shape you and your future. 
Even if the truth hurts, when it comes from the heart, when it comes from your reality, when you speak your mind, you get close to God. And that is what counts.

When we are close to God, when words come from our heart, those words have a special significance, a particular meaning. 
Use those words wisely for they will lead you to the world where you long to be.

2018. március 9., péntek

"For Ye Are All Sons of God, Through Faith"

"But now that faith is come, we are no longer under a tutor.  For ye are all sons of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus."

Galatians 3: 25,26
American Standard Version 

Faith is everything. When you have faith, you have everything. 
Faith in the power of God. Faith in your power. You do not need anybody to have faith. You do not need anybody to feel God's presence. 
Faith can be seen everywhere in our daily lives. 
Just think of the miracles of nature. The soothing rays of the sun. The air. The wind. 

Faith is in your actions. When you do something, you believe that it is worth your time and your efforts. That is faith.

How can you practice faith? Can it be practiced? 
One practical thing you can do before you start something. Say it to yourself: "I believe in what I am about to do, I believe I can do it, God is with me." 

When you act with faith, it can be felt. When you believe in what you do. 
Faith is divine and it is there in all of us.

2018. március 8., csütörtök

"Blessed Be The God"

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort them that are in any affliction, through the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."

2 Corinthians 1: 3,4
American Standard Version

When we are in trouble or we are sad, we kind of forget that there is a world around us.
Or the other end of the spectrum when we are in deep sorrow and we do not show it. We hide away our tears and do not mourn our loss. When we suffer a loss then we immediately swicth to another activity, immerse ourselves in our work. We do not dedicate not even a day to properly shed our tears and express our sorrow. And this comes back to haunt us years and years later. Been there, done that.

Now, even if you express your sorrow and let your emotions shine through when you go through some tough times, it's always good to cheer up other people.

Especially in tough times.

Happiness and joy do not come naturally when you are in the depths of sorrow.
Even in those times, a smile, an encouraging word or two to someone you are close to or to a complete stranger -- this will help alleviate your pain, too!
And the following day is going to come quicker. And little by little your world is going to change.

2018. március 7., szerda

"On that day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side."

Matthew 13:1
American Standard Version

Water has a calming effect on the nerves. When you sit by the seaside, by a river or by a lake, peace and serenity fill your heart.
When you want to do something meaningful that requires a lot of energy. When you want to boost your inner power, there is nothing more fruitful than taking a moment to sit and relax. Before the bif leap. Even Jesus needed moments of silence. 

So go ahead, sit down some place that fills your heart and soul with joy and meditate. Or do nothing. Think of nothing. Empty your head.

And after that, when you are done with that go and conquer the world. Or change the world. Or yourself, whatever you choose. The basic rhythm of life, serenity, energy, serenity, energy.
Both of them are needed if you want to do something meaningful. Something that means a lot to you, something that you think is worth your efforts. Go ahead and do it.


2018. március 6., kedd

"Whatsoever Things God Prepared for Them That Love Him"

"but as it is written,
[j]Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not,
And which entered not into the heart of man,
Whatsoever things God prepared for them that love him."

I Corinthians 2:9
American Standard Version

The message that is invisible to the naked eye, imperceptible to the human ear, the message that the intuitive faculty perceives. It happens to all of us. Sometimes we listen to it, sometimes not. 

You can pretty much recollect times when you listened to it and it benefited you. 
Sometimes you feel it as if you were struck by lightning. Sometimes it is nothing but a mere whisper. 
Intuition is the eyes and ears of the soul. 

2018. március 5., hétfő

"So Because Thou Art Lukewarm (...)I Will Spew Thee out of My Mouth."

"So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth."

Revelation 3:16
American Standard Version 

Lukewarm is the safest course of action. The greyness of nothingness. Actually not nothingness because nothing is meant to be something. 
No. Lukewarm is the greyness of anythingness. You do not know what it is. You do not know what it stands for. You do not know where it is from and where it is headed. You do not know what it wants. It's lukewarm. It does not take a stand. It changes, as the wind changes, has no personality and fights for nothing. 

Lukewarm is the average. Lukewarm is the enemy of progress.

It is more exciting to choose either hot or cold. You know where you stand with hot and where you stand with cold. Hot is hot, cold is cold. These are statements.

In our life this is one of the biggest challenges: to make a statement. To stand up for something. To stand for something. But then again, life is meant to be exciting. With statements, life waxes exciting. Thrilling. Hot and cold. Hot or cold.
Hippy or billionaire. Hippy and billionaire. Young or old. Young and old. 

Extremes are exciting. Pump up your life with extremes. You never know where and when miracles surprise you.


2018. március 3., szombat

"It Came to Me Through Revelation of Jesus Christ."

"For I make known to you, brethren, as touching the gospel which was preached by me, that it is not after man. 12 For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ."

Galatians 1:11, 12

American Standard Version

Ideas come out of nowhere. Seemingly. You cannot force them, you cannot order them to appear.
They just come to this world through you when the time is right. 

As one of the greatest statesmen ever, Sir Winston Churchill said:  
"Let us go forward as with other matters and other measures similar in aim and effect - let us go forward in malice to none and good will to all. Such plans offer far better prizes than taking away other people's provinces or lands or grinding them down in exploitation. The empires of the future are the empires of the mind..."

Churchill predicted this when the Internet was not even an idea. Boy, was that man a genius!

In our time ideas are everything. They have always been the center for invention and progress but never as much as today. 

Ideas make our world go round. Ideas are the fuel. 

When you have an idea it seems to come out of nowhere. In reality, it is the sum total of your experience, your previous thoughts, your dedication. And your faith. The power of faith is greater than we give it credit for. Ideas are God's way of talking with us of being with us.

2018. március 2., péntek

"Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone"

"And Jesus answered unto him, It is written: Man shall not live by bread alone."

Luke 4:4

Bread, food, our livelihood -- these are essential to survival, the survival of our phyisical bodies.
We have our body. And we have our soul. 

It is in our best interest to feed our soul good stuff. When we feed our souls, when we take care of the well-being of the human soul, we become what we truly are. And that is when we are capable of being useful and good to our immediate environment as well.

Good books, good movies, good experiences, good people, good friends, good walks, good things that we enjoy to do, be it our work or our hobbies. 

These elevate us by giving us what we need besides food and shelter. The reason to live, to wake up in the morning, to be our best self, to go ahead and fulfill that which we came to this world to fulfill.

Surround yourself with good stuff, stuff that you feel is good for you.

2018. március 1., csütörtök

"I Was Found of Them That Sought Me Not"

"I was found of them that sought me not;
I became manifest unto them that asked not of me."

Romans 10:20
American Standard Version

Searching for something is considered to be an action. Active. Sometimes aggressive. Searching for something everywhere. Relentlessly. 

Sometimes the solution to a problem manifests itself when we least expect it.

There was an Italian economist, Pareto. His whole name is Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto. And he was not only an economist, but also an engineer, sociologist, political scientist, and philosopher. 
He lived in a time when science was approached holistically. And maybe all these professions added to the discovery of the principle that made him famous and this principle is mostly used in economics.

His principle, the Pareto principle, in other words, the 80/20 rule states that 20 % of your actions produce 80 % of your results. As the old saying goes, when you start a project it would be nice to know beforehand which 20 % will yield the 80 %. 

Oftentimes we search and search and search for something. To no avail. 
And then, out of the blue, we find what we were looking for. In a place where we didn't expect to find it. On a day when we didn't expect to find it.  

Our life is in God's hands. Anything can happen. Anytime. Give chance a chance. 

2018. február 28., szerda

"And These Things We Write, That Our Joy May Be Made Full"

 "and these things we write, that [b]our joy may be made full."

1 John 1:4
American Standard Version

Life can be hectic. Life can be slow. 
Either way, it is always a great feeling to put your thoughts, feelings down on paper. Handwriting. To organize your plans, to draw some conclusions, to clear up the picture.

When is the last time you touched really high quality stationery?
When you write down your thoughts, your conclusions on high quality paper and use a high quality pen, words seem to be "gliding", effortlessly. You feel every fibre of the paper and you see every drop of the ink. Old-fashioned yet stylish that never goes out of style. 

When we write down something on paper, the tiny little movements of our body, our fingers, the nerves on our fingertips give us vibrations. To write with your hand is almost an otherworldly, a spiritual experience.

You write down what is important to you. And the act of writing gains a spiritual meaning. The sensation that everything is a whole, everything is right. 
While you are writing, sooner or later you'll feel something has changed. Your breathing tells you that you have become calm. Inside of you things begin to settle down and at the same time something new arises.

Calmness and movement. Fast and slow. Excitement and peace. 

All this is the fruit of one single act. The act of writing, with your hand, the words, actions in your life.  Don't miss it.

2018. február 27., kedd

"According to Your Faith Be It Done Unto You"

"According to your faith be it done unto you."

Matthew 9:29

When we believe, when we have faith in something, we picture that thing in our mind, the thing is almost as if it had already happened.

Our faith is powerful. Our faith is our friend. Our faith is our church.

When you believe you can do something, in one way or another, you will achieve it.
When you believe you can do something, you will have strength.
You will become an unimaginable force of nature. 

And that strength will give you hope and a burning desire to reach new heights, conquer new territories and most of all, to be good to yourself.
Be good, have faith and you'll feel that invisible universal force that binds all creatures and things together. 

2018. február 26., hétfő

"This Is How God Showed His Love Among Us"

"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him."

1 John 4:9
New International Version

When we put our heart and soul to what we do, we express our love. That love shines through our actions, our work.
Sometimes life seems to be a neverending cycle of daily grind that gets us down.

God is present even in the smallest things that we do if we dedicate ourselves to do that thing with profound faith. With conviction. With dedication. With love. When we believe in what we do, when we apply ourselves to the task at hand, we do God's work.

God loves us since he sent his Son to this world to give us guidance.
To show that we love and care is to live every day the way we really want to live. That day and our life.

2018. február 24., szombat

"For If Ye Love Them That Love You, What Reward Have Ye?""

"but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; 45 that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. 46 For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the [u]publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the Gentiles the same? 48 Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

Matthew 5: 44-48 
American Standard Version

If we do what others do, if we do exactly the same that others do, what's the point?  

Is it more? 
Is it better? 
Does it lead us to a different place?
Do we question what we do every single day? 
Do we question if it is at all good when we do what others do? 
Do we want what others want? 
Do we choose the easy way out? 
Do we choose the right way? 
The way that is right for us? 
How can we do more? 
Do we want to be and stay the same?
Do we want to be perfect?

Are we not already perfect the way we are?

2018. február 23., péntek

To Be Tempted of The Devil"

"Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil."

Matthew 4:1
American Standard Version

Being tempted of the devil is part of life. 
The devil has many faces: food, drink, false friends, things we waste our money on, time vampires, you name it. Visible and invisible forces. 
We encounter devilish temptations without recognizing their full impact. 

Temptations can be big and small. The devil can take many forms. The devil's sole purpose is to lead us astray so that we don't fulfill our potential. It gives us distractions so that we focus on them instead of working on our true calling. The devil doesn't want to let us be who we are and who we want to be. 

A soul, a person who is what he or she wants to be is an independent entity. The devil does not want independent and fulfilled souls. When there are too many of these souls, his mere existence is in danger. The devil is the status quo.

Temptations are out there. Our task is to know exactly where we want to go and then without hesitation move toward that goal. There will be obstacles. There will be temptations. Like for instance in the movie: "The Walk". By the way, it's more than worth watching. Even in the last moments there can be obstacles.

When we know what we want, what we truly want, even if there are distractions, God is with us.

2018. február 22., csütörtök

"The Word Became Flesh"

"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us."

John 1:14
New International Version

What your mind can conceive, it can achieve.
What is in your mind and on your mind, that is the Word. 

Words become thoughts, thoughts become actions, actions become our reality. 

Choose your words carefully. The words you have chosen will become your reality. 
What we put in our minds have a deep and longlasting effect on our consiousness. And our consciousness is the first gate to our future. Even to our body. 

Have you noticed that losing weight is oftentimes one of the most ardous tasks a person can take on?

Diets fail most of the time. The reason why they fail is that they are driven by motivation outside of the person's consiousness. It means that by exercising enormous willpower, the person forces himself/herself to do things that are not to his/her liking.

Success comes from the mind, from the words we use. They design our future, the future that becomes flesh right before our eyes.


2018. február 21., szerda

"The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like A Mustard Seed"

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.
Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

Matthew 13:31, 32

What we plant today however small it is will grow and grow in the future.
However tiny little thing you do today think of it as a step toward the future. Life is made up of days and days are made up of our actions. These actions, these days are our life.

When you know what you are doing it will show in the actions that you do.
Others may see you as disjointed they don't see why you are doing what you are doing. You know it. And that's what counts.

For every little thing you plant today will become bigger and bigger as time passes.
Big things come from small things. Big successes come from small victories.
Tomorrow will be another day. Today is the day we have. Let's give today what today's share is.

2018. február 20., kedd

"For Every Creature of God Is Good"

"For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 for it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer."

1 Timothy 4:4, 5
American Standard Version

Giving thanks for what we have is how we show our gratitude. Giving thanks is how we acknowledge that life itself is a miracle.

Prayer power is the power of thanksgiving, gratitude, goodness, faith.
God knows who we are. He/she does not need our thanks. It is us whose soul is filled with joy when we give thanks. Giving thanks is our way of empowering ourselves and elevating our consciousness as human beings.
Giving thanks is the act of expressing our deepest feelings.

When we give thanks we immediately become one with the universe. The act of thanksgiving is the act of showing our inner beauty.
Giving thanks is the way of nobility, the way of acceptance and the way of empowerment.

Giving thanks is the true sign of a magnanimous soul.

2018. február 19., hétfő

"Nothing Will Be Impossible for You"

"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matthew 17:20
New International Version

Oftentimes we think and say to ourselves 'oh, that surely can't be done'.

This is what we hear other people chanting from time to time. We find discouragement and lack of faith anywhere we go. The world is filled with Debbie Downers.
On the other hand, a person who fills us with faith and hope is a true gem, a rarity.

Do you remember when you were a kid and everything seemed magical? Everything seemed possible and you tried out every single idea that had come to your head?
Why not preserve this outlook on life when you are an adult?

In the Bible Jesus says that faith can move mountains.
We all experienced the power of faith at least once in our life. When something happened we had previously thought impossible. And it happened. We put our soul to it. Had faith. And that something happened.

When there is a seemingly insourmontable task ahead of us, the memory of past impossibilities we overcame stays with us and gives us -- faith. Faith to finish the impossible, faith to continue, faith to move maybe small molehills first which then become mountains.

2018. február 17., szombat

"Faith, Hope, Love"

"And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing."
1 Corinthians 13:2
American Standard Version

"But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
American Standard Version

Love for your country.
Love for your work.
Love for your family.
Love for your friends.
Love for your spouse.
Love for your significant other.
Love for your pets.
Love for your passions.
Love for yourself.

Love gives the object of that love that special meaning without which said object is nothing but an empty shell.

Love is the root of everything that has value in life. As a coin has two sides, most things in life have two sides. Love and hatred are two sides of the same thing: passion, the will two express our true self. Love and hatred are two sides of our inner passion showing itself, its true self in the world.

When you do something from the greatest depths of your heart, the world feels it. You feel it.
When we do something, anything with love, with great conviction, mountains will be moved. 
Love, the representation of your mind, heart and soul will guide you wherever you want to go.
Love makes you that special individual you have always striven to become.
With the help of love also you will realize it's true. 
You are already that special individual.

2018. február 16., péntek

"Rejoice Evermore"

"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing."

1 Thessalonians 5: 16, 17
King James Version

In hard times and in good times God is with us. The power of prayer is the driving force behind every great achievement. When you envoke deep in your heart something greater than yourself, you pray.

When we say a prayer, a true prayer, a prayer that comes truly from the heart, something changes within us. And when something changes within us, our world changes.
The highest form of knowledge is the knowledge of yourself. "Know thyself." When you know yourself, you'll instinctively know what is good and what is bad for you. This way you become a useful person to the world.

Joy and praying are connected. Prayers are a connection between God and us. 
Prayers help us know ourselves better and give us a helping hand in the search for our own soul. 
Even in hard times it is better to have joy in the heart. Time passes when we smile and time also passes when we don't smile. Isn't it infinitely better to smile? :-)

2018. február 15., csütörtök

"Reaching Forth unto Those Things Which Are Before"

"(...) forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 3:13, 14
King James Version

The same thought is expressed in the simple words of Master Oogway in the tale, Kung Fu Panda: "Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
and today is a gift...
that's why they call it present.” 

There is a balance between past, present and future. The English language expresses this concept with the tense: Present Perfect. The name of said tense shows we have a past, probably a future and a present. What is perfect is the present moment we are living now.

There is the past. It can't be changed. It is what it is. Dwelling on it, reliving it is useless. Even the successes for, as Bill Gates said: "Success is a lousy teacher."
What is useful though is to draw a conclusion from past events and act upon those conclusions.

In the present we go forward, go toward that goal we would like to reach.
In the present we live and do our best to make the future happen. Today you can do whatever tiny little thing or big thing you can do to fulfill your potential.

Every day is a building block of the future you envision for yourself.
Live today to the fullest so that your future makes your dreams come true.

2018. február 14., szerda

"Out of his Fullness"

"Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given."

John 1:16
New International Version 

We can give the world our true self and our inner beauty when we are in unison with our fullness.
When we feel the wholeness, the fullness of our person, our soul, that is the time when our true calling manifests itself. That is the time when we can give the world the best we can do. 

When we can be useful and feel good about it. 

Fullness requires fullness in mind, body and spirit. Fullness requires attention. Fullness is the full reward in itself.
Fullness shines through all our actions, our thoughts and our intentions.
Fullness brightens your days and the days will eventually become your life.


2018. február 13., kedd

"The Kingdom of God Is Within You"

"There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you."

Luke 17:21, American Standard Version

God is with us and most importantly, within us. Within your heart. Within your soul.

The most fruitful journey, the journey that is really worth taking is the one within yourself.
If you know yourself, when you get to know yourself truly, everything in life gets a new meaning.

Life can get complicated. Life can be unjust. Life can be full of loops and curves.

"God is within you". This thought helps you and raises you so that you know you have everything you need -- within you.
Inner peace and harmony. Strengths and struggles. Highs and lows. Darkness and light. Within you. 
Just go and search for it. When the answers are found within, a balance begins to exist. That balance will help you when you need it.

Everything that you are looking for, every answer you have been waiting for is within you.

2018. február 12., hétfő

"Ye Must Be Born Again"

"Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again."

John 3:7

Have you noticed how much energy trying something new gives you?
When we do something for the first time, when we experience something we have never ever done before, the novelty of said experience fills us with joy and happiness. This brings us energy. A special type of energy. The energy that only new things, new experiences, new endeavours can provide. 

That inexplicable sensation when you feel that new life, new hope, new blood is running through your veins. And this new blood is the key to a fresh start. A new book. Or a new chapter. Or a new paragraph. Or a new sentence. Or a new word. It doesn't matter what you start as long as you start something you have never tried before.

This will bring a fresh start. Your renaissance. 

However small it is, reinvention will be on its way. With reinvention a new you will be born. Minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. At any age. 

Being new, being born again, as it is written in the Bible, is not the privilege of the 20 year olds. 
The Bible says it is possible anytime and anywhere. If it was true two thousand years ago, it is even more so today when there are more and more possibilities for everyone. 

Do something new every day, no matter what is is. A new type of bread. A song you have never listened to before. 

Something new every day to give you energy and happiness.


2018. február 10., szombat

"The God Who Made the World"

"The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, 25nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. "

Acts 17:24, 25

Nothing passes unobserved by God.
Every act, every intention, every move, every breath, everything underneath the sun has its purpose.
Every day try and do your best. Sometimes you'll succeed, sometimes you won't. But still.
Even if you don't succeed in something or not as much as you wanted to, you still gave that day your best shot. And then tomorrow you'll do something new again. Keep going. Carry on.

God knows your intentions And that's what counts. Everything else is secondary. Nothing stands in the way of the person who firmly believes in their cause. God knows it.

Belief in your goals is the very first step toward achieving them.
Profound intentions bring profound results.
God has given you life. If you believe in God, in Karma, in any supernatural power that cannot be seen but can be felt, you'll feel when your intentions are good. And this gives you power to become the person you want to be. The person you always dreamed you would become. 

2018. február 9., péntek

"Do Not Be Afraid"

"‘Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent;"

Acts 18:9

Do we say openly what we want? What we really want? 

The things we say to ourselves shape who we are and who we eventually become. Somehow, instinctively, we know it. And that is one of the reasons we are afraid to openly state our want. The hidden yearnings that lie dormant in our heart. 
What we desire. What we want. Truly. 

We are afraid that if we say it openly others will criticize us. They'll turn against us. Suffice it to say that anything we utter will be criticized and put under scrutiny. No matter what we say or do. This is human nature. 

Words have tremendous power. Power over our mind and our body. 
If you can say what you want, with all your heart, things will happen. In one way or another, the universe or a tiny part of the universe will listen. Say it with all your heart. And say it.

2018. február 8., csütörtök

"I Am the Gate"

"I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture."

John 10:9

The belief in something greater than oneself is the ultimate salvation. 
Oftentimes people do not give themselves wholly to what they do. Been there, done that, seen it. They just go through the motions. 

The tasks in your everyday life can be daunting. Chores to do. Bills to pay. Requirements to fulfill. Other people's problems to solve. Work. Family. Obligations. Necessities. All of these demanding your time and immediate attention. 

And yet. Pause for a moment.  Let everything stand still.
You'll realize that every single thing we do comes from within us. When you apply yourself, it is you. And through you, God shows his/her will and his/her love.

2018. február 7., szerda

"Physician, Heal Yourself!"

"Physician, heal yourself!"

Luke 4:23

In accordance with this line Algernon Sidney, the English political theorist said: "God helps those who help themselves.". Later Benjamin Franklin quoted it in one of his books so this sentence now is attributed to him mostly. 

What it means is that a lot of times we do not see how we can help ourselves. We just do what others want us to do. We accept solutions that are made by others and handed to us on a plate. We do not question the righteousness of these cookie-cutter, ready-made recipes.

If we look into our heart and see what is really there, we may see a different world. 

The solution lies within us no matter what other people say and want.
How can anyone make their environment better if he or she is not fulfilled as an individual? 

To use one's knowledge and one's wisdom to make one's life better is the best solution for the individual and for their community.

2018. február 6., kedd

"To Every Thing There Is a Season"

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"

Ecclesiastes 3 

Everything has its own pace. Every act, every smile, every breath. The old and the new.
Theres is a time when the old is changed by the new. There is a time to say goodbye to an old life and welcome a new life. 

If something takes years and years, decades and decades to set up, build up, its result is, the blooming, the end, the result, takes time, too. The great cathedrals. Great works of art. The industrial revolution. Machines. Computers. You name it.

Time is a great leveller. Do what you must, do what you can, do your best. Time it accordingly. For in the world everything is perfect. Even if it's hard to see that first.
Wants, needs, requirements, wishes, desires. Time is abstract. It is what you want it to be.

2018. február 5., hétfő

"You are a Light of the World"

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl."

Matthew 5:14,15

Let your light shine. 
Everyone of us is unique. Everyone of us is special. Everyone of us is a lamp. 
We are just hiding it. 

In this day and age where everyone looks the same, acts the same, where are those lamps?

The world wants all the lamps. Everyone's lamp. To create a truly uniqe and remarkable place we call Earth.
Let it shine.

2018. február 4., vasárnap

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ"

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Philippians 4:13

Imagine that Christ is always with you. Imagine his presence everywhere you go and in everything you do.
Sometimes we feel lonely. Sometimes we feel forlorn. This is all natural.
There is no place for fear even if loneliness fills the heart with worry.

Christ, the thought of Christ gives strength and stamina. Moral, spiritual and even physical strength if need be.
Strength to follow through every task.
Strength to see you through the hard times and, surprisingly, the good times, too.

It's worth giving it a thought -- or two. Everything that has ever been accomplished is the outcome of something that is, in one way or another, in connection with the divine. The supernatural. Something that cannot be seen with the eyes.

Christ is strength. There is strength and possibility in imagining the presence of Christ.
We are together in this journey of life.

2018. február 3., szombat

What Are You Asking?

"Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened."

(Matthew 7:7, 7:8)

Sometimes life throws you a curveball. Keep looking. Keep searching. Keep asking.
We can learn from the Bible that no matter what happens no matter how long or ardous the road may seem ahead of us, if we just keep looking and keep asking sooner or later something happens.
Miracles, also.
Miracles happen every day.
Sometimes they are in disguise.
Sometimes not.
But there they are.

Even when you feel down in the dumps, ask. Think what you want to ask and then ask. With faith. With conviction. With all your heart.

All desire comes from the heart and all things come through desire.