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  • What are YOU Grateful for? 

    November 22, 2010, 12:47

    The world is a friendly reflection showing you how you think. If you are getting feedback to the contrary, it's time for your to reconsider how you think,…

  • Tools for Success 

    February 22, 2011, 12:52

    Learn how to get happy, beat depression and live a happy life by reading daily happiness quotes and using other free resources.

  • Shine 

    March 6, 2011, 09:17

    Cultivate the ability to focus on what's good. Appreciate your life and you'll develop a positive, self-sufficient joy and happiness while seated in balance.

    • Polish Your Stone 

      December 20, 2011, 16:52

      When you fill your awareness with thoughts of gratitude, your life will hum and you will radiate light to the world.

    • Get Over Panic Attacks Now! 

      October 18, 2012, 09:46

      Short presentation explaining how to get over anxiety and panic.

  • Allowing Magic in Your Life 

    October 7, 2011, 10:20

    When you let go of controlling every detail in your life, you allow serendipity and magic to happen.

  • Subscribe 

    August 5, 2011, 12:28

    Developing an attitude of gratitude may be the single most powerful thing you can do to immediately elevate the quality of your life. Sign up free now!

  • How to Set Effective Boundaries 

    October 3, 2011, 09:14

    Learn how to set effective boundaries is one of the keys to successfully loving your life.

  • Why Worrying About Others Doesn't Help You..or Them 

    October 3, 2011, 11:06

    Put the oxygen mask on yourself first. Worrying about others is a distraction that delays your own well-being.

  • Living the Way You Want to? 

    October 3, 2011, 11:22

    Understand that the circumstances of your life indicate the effectiveness of your approach. You have the power to choose how to interpret and respond to all…

  • Master Your Life 

    October 3, 2011, 13:44

    Embodying a grateful attitude may be the easiest known way to begin enjoying your life right this minute!

  • 3 Techniques to Improve Your Life Now 

    October 3, 2011, 14:03

    Try these proven techniques to get your life on track and feel good about your life this very minute.

  • Stop Unhappy Mind Loops 

    October 3, 2011, 15:33

    Don't stew in juices of self-righteousness, you may not actually be right!

  • Out of Reaction and Into Creation 

    October 3, 2011, 14:51

    Learn to consciously create your life by placing your focus on what you want rather than on what you don't.

  • Articles 

    October 31, 2011, 12:44

    Useful articles to find more joy, be more present and learn how to love your life.

    • Gratitude Journal 

      November 24, 2011, 14:51

      Understand the wisdom of creating and maintaining a gratitude journal. You'll improve your health, relationships and your life. Start today.

    • Ancient Hawaiian Technique 

      December 19, 2011, 09:52

      Fantastic method for letting go of negativity, centering yourself and getting out of a cycle of negativity.

    • Are You Living the Life You Want? 

      January 9, 2013, 12:11

      If you want a better life, break the habit of complaining and rewrite your script! Your script is created by all your thoughts, words and actions.

  • Your Happiness IQ Is Not Too Shabby. 

    January 12, 2012, 15:29

    You're doing pretty well, but you could still benefit from Gratitude Twenty Four Seven's Be Happy Course.

  • You've Got Some Work to do 

    January 12, 2012, 17:57

    You've got some work to do to improve your life and be more happy, this is the way to do it.

  • Our Gift to You 

    January 27, 2012, 12:46

    Free exercise demonstrating how important your thinking is in creating the quality of your life.

  • Privacy Policy 

    February 19, 2012, 23:28

    Privacy Policy

  • Coaching for Happiness 

    March 14, 2012, 11:14

    Benefit from authentic happiness coaching to create the life you want. Make an appointment today with our happiness superb coaches.

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    • Six Reasons to Love Daily Insights 

      July 25, 2011, 22:07

      Daily words of encouragement help to start your day with right thinking to create mental and psychological balance. Say goodbye to victimhood and revive the…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Three 

      March 19, 2012, 10:08

      Desires originate from your Inner Presence in order to help you continue to evolve. They are gifts giving you direction. They are pure in their original form.…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twenty-Five 

      March 20, 2012, 14:35

      Learn how to love your life using the power of your Inner Presence.

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twenty-Six 

      March 20, 2012, 14:52

      No matter what you've been taught, you do not need to know what to do in every situation. Sometimes not knowing feels uncomfortable, but just remember that…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirty-Six 

      March 21, 2012, 08:54

      It’s normal to want to control every detail of your life, but it’s not very effective. There will always be circumstances that are beyond your power to…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirty-Eight 

      March 21, 2012, 09:15

      By now, it's likely that you've noticed a difference in the way you feel about your life. It's of the utmost importance that you continue to reinforce the…

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    • Be Happy Now: Day One 

      March 16, 2012, 12:30

      There’s an energizing force that animates everything in the Universe. It’s the force that transforms a bud into an exquisite flower, a caterpillar into a…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Two 

      March 16, 2012, 15:08

      You have the same ability as the flower to live your life naturally and peacefully in alignment with your true nature. The secret is to learn from the example…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Four 

      March 19, 2012, 10:27

      Your thoughts determine the way you feel about your life. One of the main objectives of this course is to teach you to cultivate thoughts that serve and align…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Five 

      March 19, 2012, 10:47

      Focusing on what’s wrong with your life and trying to correct it may yield results. But these results are slow and rarely last. When you’re paying…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Six 

      March 19, 2012, 11:01

      The infinite capacity of universal energy naturally responds to every signal you give it. The reason you exist as a totally unique human being is so that your…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Seven 

      March 19, 2012, 11:11

      Your Inner Presence (Witness) responds to your signals and vibrations just the way a radio responds to the frequencies of different stations. You are always…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Eight 

      March 19, 2012, 11:18

      The Universe is loving and supportive. It facilitates you in satisfying desires that match your frequency. It’s your birthright to choose how you want to…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Nine 

      March 19, 2012, 12:29

      Your Inner Presence is capable of bringing you peace of mind and the life of your dreams. Your real job is to drop the stories you have about why you can’t…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Ten 

      March 19, 2012, 12:44

      You may find it difficult to change your opinion about your life if you’re not happy with the way you feel about it right now. It may seem as if you’re…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Eleven 

      March 19, 2012, 12:49

      Your thoughts, words and beliefs determine your experience of life. If you're not loving your experience, look to see where your limited beliefs and ideas are…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twelve 

      March 19, 2012, 13:09

      The most important part of this transformational process is getting in touch with your Inner Presence and learning to co-create with it. Becoming clear about…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirteen 

      March 19, 2012, 13:15

      The incredible force within you consists of the same stuff that makes up the entire universe. At the most basic level, everything is energy. Freewill consists…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Fourteen 

      March 19, 2012, 13:30

      You create a vibratory frequency by continuously cultivating thoughts of a specific nature. That frequency carries with it certain expectations of health and…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Fifteen 

      March 19, 2012, 13:43

      The way to achieve sustainable transformation in your life is to change your internal perspective. It is only after you become aware of it and understand that…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Sixteen 

      March 19, 2012, 13:56

      As you deepen the connection with your Inner Presence, you’ll naturally become more willing to release attachment to your preconceived ideas about how your…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Seventeen 

      March 19, 2012, 14:09

      You are a powerful broadcasting system. Your thoughts and words constantly create a frequency that is received by the entire Universe. Whether you realize it…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Eighteen 

      March 19, 2012, 14:14

      Nurture and enhance the understanding that you don’t need to be perfect or have what you consider to be the ideal life in order to be happy. You can accept…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Nineteen 

      March 19, 2012, 14:36

      The Presence within can provide you with all you need. Just your awareness of this capacity increases your ability to take advantage of it. The practice of…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twenty 

      March 19, 2012, 14:50

      The key to fulfillment lies within you in the form of your Inner Presence. When you quiet your mind and connect with that part of yourself sincerely, it will…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twenty-One 

      March 19, 2012, 15:19

      The Presence within you knows best how to create what you want in order to make your life sing. With the cooperation of your conscious mind, it has the power…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twenty Two 

      March 19, 2012, 21:06

      Your thoughts and words create your feelings and emotions that in turn generate an energetic frequency. That frequency is like a station with a particular type…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twenty-Three 

      March 19, 2012, 21:16

      You are so much more complete and powerful than you realize. There is a quiet place inside you where no harm can be done and all your wishes can be fulfilled.…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twenty-Four 

      March 19, 2012, 21:31

      When you’re aware that the Presence within you is the source of your fulfillment, you establish a completely different relationship with reality. You…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twenty-Seven 

      March 20, 2012, 15:12

      Your experience of life is determined by your most dominant thoughts and beliefs. These are the by-products of the conditioning you've been exposed to every…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twenty-Eight 

      March 20, 2012, 15:23

      The most effective way to align your life with your dreams and desires is amazingly simple: declare what you want, feel it in your body, refrain from focusing…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Twenty-Nine 

      March 20, 2012, 15:47

      You can access the easiest and most effective path to fulfillment simply by tuning in to the tremendous power that’s already an integral part of you. And…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirty 

      March 20, 2012, 16:02

      When you visualize and affirm the way you want to look, feel and be, you raise your vibration to a higher level than when you criticize and complain. Make a…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirty-One 

      March 20, 2012, 16:27

      You don’t have to worry about the mechanics of how you will achieve better health and greater well-being. Your job is to maintain the most positive images…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirty-Two 

      March 20, 2012, 16:42

      Your thoughts create a vibration, which determines the details and quality of your life experience. When you remember this, you will have a powerful perspective…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirty-Three 

      March 20, 2012, 16:52

      Your Inner Presence responds to your desire for health, well-being, self-love and acceptance. Just realizing this is enough to make you feel good. Rest assured…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirty-Four 

      March 20, 2012, 17:04

      Whether consciously or unconsciously, just like every other human on the planet, you are creating your own reality. You determine your experience of life by…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirty-Five 

      March 20, 2012, 17:22

      Now that you know the Truth about how to create a life of fulfillment and joy, you can give up all your old strategies. The key to your well-being and…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirty-Seven 

      March 21, 2012, 09:04

      Your thoughts and words are the only things in life you need to control. They create your feelings and the vibration you emanate out into the world. Leave the…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Thirty-Nine 

      March 21, 2012, 09:35

      By now you should be comfortable with the idea that the most powerful course of action you can take to improve your experience of life is to eliminate your…

    • Be Happy Now: Day Forty 

      March 21, 2012, 09:52

      You now understand that you have a central role to play in the co-creation of your body, health and life. Your role is to consistently keep your thoughts on…

    • Members 

      March 30, 2012, 12:18

      This is where members to Gratitude Twenty Four Seven's Be Happy, Don't Worry E-course.

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    • Connect with Your Inner Presence 

      April 26, 2012, 15:55

      Learn how to be a happier person and live enthusiastically by accepting yourself and loving your life with our 40 day easy-to-do happiness course.

    • Welcome to the Be Happy E-Course 

      April 26, 2012, 20:58

      Best course available for learning how to be happy and love life.

    • Thank You for Purchasing the Be Happy Now E-course Through Clickbank 

      May 1, 2012, 12:35

      Thank you for Purchasing the highly effective Be Happy Now e-course. Get ready to change your life!

    • Private Coaching with Jarl 

      September 25, 2012, 15:35

      Grow to your full potential, don't take others' behavior personally, develop the habit of looking for how every situation serves you and shift into positivity.

    • Be Happy Course Details 

      August 13, 2012, 14:19

      How to be happy, love your life, beat depression, feel more energy, have happy friends and enjoy your life. Learn how to get happy right now using proven…

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    • Be Happy Now Course 

      September 11, 2012, 13:27

      Learn how your thinking determines the quality of your life.

    • Thank You for the Donation! 

      February 17, 2013, 12:12

      We appreciate our readers and thank you for joining us on the journey.

    • Truth for Youth 

      April 3, 2013, 15:42

      You Can Make a Difference! Our mission is to help raise the consciousness of the planet by providing elementary school children (beginning with 5th graders)…

    • Truth for Youth THANKS You! 

      April 26, 2013, 15:15

      One of the most positive things you can do to promote the well-being of society tomorrow is to educate children to be self-aware. Thank you for helping do this.

    • Services 

      April 29, 2013, 08:11

      The tools presented on this website consist of time-tested methods from diverse traditions which aid in powerful and positive transformation.

    • Enhancing the Workplace 

      February 4, 2014, 16:15

      Gratitude Twenty Four Seven has an entire toolbox of techniques to help you transform your workplace into a productive, creative and pleasant place to be.

    • 10 Steps to Great Relationships 

      January 29, 2014, 11:59

      Imagine if you could see every relationship, whether harmonious or adversarial, loving or difficult, as a valuable gift giving you information to help you…

    • Welcome To Your New Relationship Course 

      January 29, 2014, 15:49

      You have taken an important step to positively transforming your personal relationships. We happily welcome you to the next phase of your life!

    • Week 1: Acknowledging Your Blueprint 

      January 29, 2014, 16:30

      You have to know where you've come from in order to figure out how you got where you are today. Only then can you figure out how to get to where you want to go.

    • Week 2: Honest Inquiry Into Past Relationships 

      January 29, 2014, 16:41

      Unless you've worked through issues you've had in past relationships they'll reappear (often in disguise) in future ones. That's why it's so important to spend…

    • Week 3: Finding the Connections 

      January 29, 2014, 16:50

      Connecting the Dots   You learned how to be in relationship through watching your parents and other influential adults, who learned through watching…

    • Week 4: 'Cleaning' Your Past 

      January 29, 2014, 16:53

      Cleaning is about taking personal responsibility for the issues and difficulties you’ve observed in your own relationships. It means forgiving yourself and…

    • Week 5: Your Perfect Relationship 

      January 29, 2014, 17:10

      When you're clear about what you actually want in a relationship, you have taken the first and possibly most important step in creating what you want.

    • Week 7: Taking Steps to Get in Alignment with What You Want 

      January 29, 2014, 17:16

      Ask your Inner Presence for guidance to help you identify the perfect partner and help you to get in alignment with the vibration you will need to Be with them.

    • Week 8: Connecting with Your Inner Guidance 

      June 24, 2014, 09:39

      Regularly tuning in to your Inner Presence helps you develop a deeper trust in yourself. When you have a relationship with your Inner Presence, the feeling is…

    • Week 6: Are You Ready for a Good Relationship? 

      June 26, 2014, 11:49

      It’s a common misconception to believe that your “soul mate” is supposed to keep you happy. There’s a lot of romantic imagery in the culture about how,…

    • Week 9: Accepting What Is 

      July 13, 2014, 11:26

      If you enter into a relationship with the idea that you can change aspects in your partner that you don't like, you’re in for a big surprise. Believing that…

    • Simple Meditation Instructions 

      February 24, 2015, 19:40

      1. Get into a comfortable posture. Gently close your eyes. Allow your body to be supported by the chair. Notice how your body feels as it presses against…

  • Privacy Policy 

    April 23, 2012, 01:14

    Gratitude Twenty Four Seven will never give, sell or share your personal information with any other person or business.

  • The Grace that Comes with Letting Go 

    May 3, 2012, 13:48

    None of us make it through life without experiencing a few big bumps. Try as we might to keep our ducks in a row, life occasionally has some unforeseen loops…

  • Surrender Trumps Suffering 

    May 3, 2012, 14:28

    For those times when life gets to be a bit too much or even overwhelming, I've found the perfect antidote: surrender. Simply letting go of trying to handle…

  • Terms and Conditions 

    September 27, 2012, 10:28

    Gratitude Twenty Four Seven makes no warranties either express or implied.

  • Who's Behind Gratitude 24-7? 

    November 1, 2012, 10:38

    Jarl Forsman and Steve Sekhon created and operate the website in order evolve their own consciousness and provide resources for others to elevate theirs too.

  • Archives 

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  • Questions and Answers 

    June 26, 2013, 12:42

    June 26, 2013 Question: It seems the world is in such screaming agony, robbed of everything meaningful by selfish powers in Washington and everywhere else.…

  • The Big Picture Brings Relief 

    June 26, 2013, 15:29

    If you’re like me, you probably think that what you see, feel, touch, smell, or hear is the real deal. However, with just a bit of reflection, you might…

  • Our Thanksgiving Day Gift to YOU 

    November 27, 2013, 20:18

    Today marks 3 years of Gratitude Twenty Four Seven. We're grateful for your readership! As a gift to you, please enjoy this 3 minute meditation to get…

  • If You're Not Ready Now... 

    January 30, 2014, 17:08

    To enroll in our Relationship course, please consider signing up for our free daily emails. They will definitely help you to thoughtfully develop your own…

  • Week 10: Embodying the Vibration of Gratitude 

    July 13, 2014, 17:56

    Gratitude is a powerfully healing emotion and attitude that works wonders in your personal life. Focusing on gratitude feels good in the moment and attracts…

  • Worth Getting Angry Over? 

    August 31, 2015, 10:05

    When you consider how little control you have over so much in your life, it's insane to respond with anger when things don't turn out as you'd hoped.

  • Podcast 

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    Get a daily dose of goodness that helps you learn how to live the life you want.

  • One Little App 

    April 22, 2017, 15:13

    A Pocket Assistant for Profound Change Positive change have need to be complicated. Sometimes we just need a little guidance and little reminding…

  • Site Map 

    June 21, 2011, 22:02

    Read these wisdom quotes and learn how to be happy and enjoy this moment, just as it is. Contentment, joy, and well-being are yours now if you examine your…


Blog Posts

  • Category: Relaxation  (31)
    • The Power of Relaxation by: Merci Gracia

      February 24, 2018, 01:01

      Every part of my life flows better when I remember to relax my mind, body and emotions.

    • Your Life Is Waiting for You by: Merci Gracia

      October 3, 2014, 01:01

      If you're overloaded with obligations with no time left to nurture yourself, simplify your life. Taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do.

    • It's Clear Above the Clouds by: Merci Gracia

      February 7, 2013, 06:15

      Above the clouds, there's a limitless expanse of clear, blue sky. Beneath the layers of thoughts, there's a place in your mind that's still, calm and quiet.

    • Find Your Calm Center by: Merci Gracia

      April 1, 2012, 01:02

      Modern life obscures the peaceful calm always available to you. Take three deep breaths and return get back there as often as you can - it's where sanity lives.

    • Split Second Decision by: Merci Gracia

      July 19, 2011, 02:02

      You have a choice about how you react to every situation. Next time you're about to get angry or frustrated, take a step back and choose to relax.

    • As Within, So Without by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2011, 02:02

      As within, so without. It's a natural law of the Universe. The more you give, the more you receive.

    • Time Will Tell by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2011, 02:02

      Time puts all things in the proper perspective. Don't stress too much about events that seem difficult. They may turn out to be some of the best and most…

    • The Most Important Relationship  by: Merci Gracia

      June 16, 2011, 02:02

      Good relations with friends and family make for a satisfying life. But the relationship that matters most is your relationship with yourself. Be clear about…

    • A Balanced Perspective Pays Off by: Merci Gracia

      May 22, 2011, 02:22

      A calm, centered awareness allows you to view 'good and bad' with equanimity.

    • The Most Powerful You by: Merci Gracia

      May 20, 2011, 02:02

      Finding your authentic self is a big part of what this journey of life is all about. That self is the greatest gift you have to offer. When you love and…

    • Give Your Best and Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2011, 02:50

      Life is short. Try hard, let go of the results. Love your life this minute

    • Break Time by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2011, 02:02

      Your thinking may or may not be accurate. Don't worry about things you can't control. If you can do something, do it.

    • Little Tests by: Merci Gracia

      March 10, 2011, 04:04

      If unpleasantness happens, consciously keep your thoughts on harmony and love. Pretend it's a little test to see measure your commitment to living in…

    • Love And Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      February 26, 2011, 04:04

      If you want a situation to feel better, imagine yourself radiating love and gratitude whenever you think of it. Just the words love and gratitude have a…

    • Baby, It's You by: Merci Gracia

      February 4, 2011, 06:01

      What someone else thinks of you is out of your control and never personal. That's good news. Now you can let go of worrying and just be yourself. It's…

    • Getting the Most Out of Life by: Merci Gracia

      January 3, 2011, 10:04

      Getting the most out of whatever you do requires paying attention. The more tuned in you are to the present moment, the more you notice. The more you notice,…

    • Follow Your Inner Truth by: Merci Gracia

      December 29, 2010, 19:25

      When you authentically act in accordance with your inner truth, life flows effortlessly. When you don't, things get a little confusing. If life feels a bit…

    • A Simple Shift of Attention by: Merci Gracia

      December 25, 2010, 18:03

      You know when you're agitated, anxious or angry; elated, enthusiastic or ecstatic? You always have complete freedom to choose where to place your focus and…

    • Loving What Is by: Merci Gracia

      December 22, 2010, 21:49

      If you don't like what's happening, remember everything contains its opposite which is sure to surface at some point... Or you could just become a lover of…

    • Choosing Possibilities by: Merci Gracia

      December 21, 2010, 14:02

      "In the face of difficulty, we can despair, get angry...or choose possibility." Rosamund and Benjamin Zander The possibilities are endless when we step out…

    • Wild Rejeuvenation by: Merci Gracia

      December 21, 2010, 01:16

      John Muir's advice for attaining personal peace: "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into…

    • Only to Begin Again by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2010, 00:40

      Every ending is the prelude to a new beginning. We get to choose where to place our focus: the beginning or the end. Choose in favor of what feels good. M…

    • Focus on What Feels Good by: Merci Gracia

      December 16, 2010, 17:40

      Of course there will sometimes be things in your day that are not altogether pleasing. Place your attention on the part of your experience that feels good.…

    • What You See Is What You Are by: Merci Gracia

      December 15, 2010, 22:09

      The more you clean up the inside, the better everything on the outside looks. Gratitude is the best internal housekeeper there is. Thank you, thank you, thank…

    • It's All Clear Above the Clouds by: Merci Gracia

      December 13, 2010, 20:22

      Above the clouds, the fog, and the rain, there is crystal clear blue sky. It's the same way with your moods. Underneath the superficial layers of discontent,…

    • Look for the Silver Lining by: Merci Gracia

      December 10, 2010, 18:30

      There's a yin in every yang, and vice versa! No matter what the situation, look for the silver lining. It's a lot more fun that way. And besides, you…

    • Unexpected Bonus by: Merci Gracia

      December 7, 2010, 21:37

      Next time you arrive at an intersection the same time as another car, be generous and let them go first. Or let someone with less groceries go ahead of you in…

    • Your Inner Genius is Waiting by: Merci Gracia

      December 6, 2010, 18:32

      When something is naggily bothering me, I ask my inner genius to bring about the highest purpose for all involved. Then I get out of the way. She always…

    • Instant Recalibration by: Merci Gracia

      December 5, 2010, 19:19

      For a quick feelgood, imagine one of these scenes: A puddle of cuddling kittens, a frisky puppy anxiously wagging it's little tail, a baby swaddled in a…

    • You Get to Choose. by: Merci Gracia

      December 3, 2010, 17:53

      Yin and yang are in everything. Do you focus on the thorns or the roses. It's your choice! Have you stopped to smell any lately?

    • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Appreciate It! by: Merci Gracia

      December 2, 2010, 18:27

      You've heard the saying, "Dont sweat the small stuff!" Merci says take it a step further, "Appreciate the small stuff!" Like the beautiful green of fresh…

  • Category: Grateful  (67)
    • The Best Is Still Ahead by: Merci Gracia

      September 15, 2017, 01:01

      When you anticipate that the best life has to offer lies ahead, it leaves you feeling amazed and grateful.

    • Changing Our Default Energy by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2017, 01:01

      Your interpretation to your life experience and the resulting energy determine how others react to you and how content you are.

    • Expedite Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2013, 01:01

      Want more abundance? Notice what you already have. Focus on what you're grateful for instead of what you lack and you'll expand your abundance rapidly.

    • Be a Light by: Merci Gracia

      August 31, 2013, 01:01

      Your life constantly reflects back to you the quality of the energy you're putting out. You're affected by every thought you entertain, whether good or bad.

    • On Good and Bad by: Merci Gracia

      August 29, 2013, 01:01

      Things aren't always what they seem. What looks like misfortune could prove to be great and vice versa.

    • Gratitude Is About Remembering by: Merci Gracia

      August 10, 2013, 01:01

      Sometimes all it takes to get yourself out of a funk is consciously remembering just how lucky you are.

    • Happiness Comes From Inside by: Merci Gracia

      July 14, 2013, 01:01

      When you focus on what you appreciate, you get happy. It's a self-fulfilling process.

    • Appreciate Today by: Merci Gracia

      December 17, 2012, 01:01

      In times of constraint, you're grateful for every part of the life you had before. Why not embody that appreciation now?

    • Thanksgiving is the Best Holiday Ever! by: Merci Gracia

      November 22, 2012, 01:01

      Thanksgiving is a culturally sanctioned opportunity to practice the single most powerful technique to live a fulfilled and happy live: feeling gratitude for…

    • Your Words Matter by: Merci Gracia

      November 18, 2012, 01:01

      The words you choose to communicate with leave a strong impression on your subconscious mind, and attracts whatever will match your dominant speech patterns.

    • What You Think Matters by: Merci Gracia

      October 13, 2012, 01:01

      Focusing on what's good and looking for solutions for what's not, is rejuvenating. Being grateful for it all, is wise and blissful.

    • Fire Tempers You by: Merci Gracia

      September 25, 2012, 01:01

      You will sometimes experience difficult periods that strengthen you and remind you just how lucky you are when things are going just 'okay'.

    • Your Vibration Creates Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 19, 2012, 01:01

      You radiate a vibration that affects the quality of your interactions and they way people feel about you. For an immediate vibe-up, focus on gratitude!

    • How to Become a Master At Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 17, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to be happy, focus on what's right and be grateful for it.

    • Gratitude Facilitates Wholeness by: Merci Gracia

      September 12, 2012, 01:01

      When you're whole, you don't need to chase happiness. The easiest way to contentment is to acknowledge the good stuff often.

    • The Power of Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      August 6, 2012, 01:01

      Food, money and free time won't make you happy. Getting in touch with your Inner Presence will. Do it simply by feeling grateful.

    • You Know the Answer by: Merci Gracia

      July 23, 2012, 01:01

      Now is the time to tell others how much you appreciate them, drop resentments and learn to be happy.

    • Labor and Its Fruits by: Merci Gracia

      July 22, 2012, 01:01

      You've mastered the art of life when you are able to enjoy some aspect of everything you do. Then the journey is as important as the destination.

    • Don't Wait for A Wake-up Call by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2012, 01:01

      Life is short and unexpected events can change things in the blink of an eye. The only rational response to this is appreciate every moment you have.

    • You Can Change the World by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2012, 01:01

      If you have the ability to smile, you have the power to change the world.

    • Life Works Out by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2012, 01:01

      If you're concerned about something, ask your Inner Presence to show you what do to help bring about what you want or something better for the highest purpose.

    • The Science of Positivity by: Merci Gracia

      June 23, 2012, 01:01

      You can choose focus your attention on what's working or what's wrong. The more you focus on what's working, the more grateful you are and the better you feel.

    • True Alchemy by: Merci Gracia

      May 1, 2012, 01:01

      When you learn to flip the switch of perception to see how every circumstance is for you, you will have mastered the magic of life.

    • Everyone Is Doing Their Best by: Merci Gracia

      April 29, 2012, 01:01

      The more evolved you are, the more you realize that everyone is at the leading edge of their evolutionary trajectory and doing the best they can.

    • Your Compassionate Understanding  by: Merci Gracia

      April 21, 2012, 01:01

      When someone says something that sounds offensive, realize that it's never personal. They need your compassionate understanding. They're doing their best.

    • Rewire Your Brain by: Merci Gracia

      April 14, 2012, 01:01

      By taking regular, 30 second intervals throughout the day to focus on what you're grateful for, you can greatly enhance the quality of your emotional environmen…

    • Don't Worry, Appreciate by: Merci Gracia

      April 9, 2012, 02:02

      If you focus your attention on gratitude for the things you normally take for granted, imagine how little time you'd have to worry.

    • Commit to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2012, 01:02

      If you can commit to a mortgage, you can commit to happiness. Get in the practice of taking daily inventory of everything that's going right in your life.

    • Be Grateful for Challenges by: Merci Gracia

      March 19, 2012, 02:19

      When a challenge presents itself, be grateful. Each particular challenge only arises when you're ready. It only hurts when you resist.

    • Your Attitude is the Key by: Merci Gracia

      February 13, 2012, 02:02

      Every moment contains the information you need to thrive. Be open to receiving it in gratitude and you will expand your horizons enjoy your life.

    • Paths to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2012, 02:02

      You could gain sense of satisfaction through accomplishment or you could just find something to appreciate in every moment & be grateful you're here.

    • Live Like There's No Tomorrow by: Merci Gracia

      February 2, 2012, 02:02

      People who've had near death experiences understand how precious each moment is. Take advantage of their awareness and be grateful now.

    • It's About Being by: Merci Gracia

      January 22, 2012, 02:02

      Your central life project is evolving who you are. This has to do with the degree to which you're conscious and evolved.

    • Simple Remedy by: Merci Gracia

      January 19, 2012, 02:02

      The best way to keep yourself feeling uplifted is to focus on what's going right in your life.

    • Continuous Creation by: Merci Gracia

      December 23, 2011, 02:02

      The way you interpret & react to each moment determine the quality and character of your life. You are completely free to embrace, accept and enjoy!

    • Joy Within by: Merci Gracia

      December 20, 2011, 02:02

      You've already got a deep reservoir of joy within you. Use the simple mantra "thank you" repeatedly to tap in to it.

    • Navigate Through Life With a Smile  by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2011, 02:02

      Life is a lot like sailing: the best way to stay on course is to make adjustments as new circumstances require and keep sailing with a smile.

    • Sparkle  by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2011, 02:02

      The unconditional acceptance and appreciation of what is creates an inner twinkle.

    • Don’t Delay Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      November 22, 2011, 02:02

      If you want to maximize the quality of your life, enjoy every moment starting right now.

    • Look For The Good by: Merci Gracia

      November 18, 2011, 02:02

      A sure-fire way to improve all your relationships is to think grateful thoughts about them. The quality of your attention fuels in like kind.

    • The Magic of a Smile by: Merci Gracia

      November 12, 2011, 02:02

      It's hard to resist somebody with a big smile on their face. Pass it on.

    • Don't Believe What You Think by: Merci Gracia

      October 14, 2011, 02:02

      If thoughts cause you stress, you can raise the quality of them by consciously thinking of things for which you're grateful. Tune into KJOY.

    • Great Fullness by: Merci Gracia

      October 10, 2011, 02:02

      You're not grateful because you're happy, you're happy because you're grateful. Recognize the Great Fullness of life and be filled with gratefulness.

    • The Only Valid Comparison by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2011, 02:02

      Comparing yourself against any other person tells you nothing & keeps you in a never-ending game of keeping up. Are you wiser and happier than before?

    • Choose Wisely by: Merci Gracia

      October 3, 2011, 02:02

      The transition from student to master requires a daily practice. From victim to student, just a choice. Albeit a wise one.

    • Good Mood by: Merci Gracia

      September 18, 2011, 02:02

      The only way to elevate your mood and the quality of your life is to be content in this very moment.

    • Appreciate Everything  by: Merci Gracia

      August 27, 2011, 02:02

      You can immediately enhance your life just by sincerely enjoying as many different people, places and things as possible.

    • Good Right Now by: Merci Gracia

      August 21, 2011, 02:02

      Taking stock of your good fortune is an easy way to remember how good it is to be you. Remember how lucky you are right now.

    • Be An Angel by: Merci Gracia

      July 21, 2011, 02:02

      There are so many ways you can be a significant help to others with very little effort. It feels so good that it almost seems unfair.

    • Choose Your Bumper Stickers Wisely by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2011, 02:02

      You've probably seen the bumper sticker, "If you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention." Here's a new one: "If you aren't grateful, you aren't paying…

    • Glass Half Empty or Half Full? by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2011, 02:02

      What you focus on expands so keep your mind on what you love. Spend just a little time visualizing what you'd like to see coming. Make your glass half full.

    • No Reason At All by: Merci Gracia

      January 28, 2011, 05:51

      Setting and reaching goals is really satisfying. But don't stress yourself out. You'll enjoy the fruits of your labor more if you feel good. Since everything…

    • Benefits of Beginner's Mind by: Merci Gracia

      January 11, 2011, 06:08

      In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few. – Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi Life is immense with possibilities. Every…

    • Loose, Natural and Relaxed by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2011, 10:02

      Taking yourself too seriously is one of the biggest causes of stress. Life flows much more effortlessly when you relax and take it easy. Begin this new year…

    • It's All About Contrast by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2010, 17:03

      When you think back over this last year, be grateful for every part of it. The good for obvious reasons. The bad because contrast helps you realize what you…

    • We're Making It All Up! by: Merci Gracia

      December 30, 2010, 17:38

      Shakespeare said "Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Maybe realizing this is one of the central purposes of life. You create your…

    • Don't Let the Clouds Fool You by: Merci Gracia

      December 28, 2010, 17:58

      Above the clouds is a clear, blue sky. Beneath a thought is a clear, still mind. Thoughts come and go like clouds. And have about as much substance. Don't…

    • Gratitude Begets Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      December 24, 2010, 18:23

      The cool thing about feeling grateful is that it sets up an emotional environment inside you that creates a propensity for you to feel this way more often.…

    • Grateful For It All by: Merci Gracia

      December 24, 2010, 01:49

      Everything moves in cycles--seasons, tides, even moods. Not only do we get to experience variety, we can count on relief in times of discomfort or hardship.…

    • Giving is Getting by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2010, 19:21

      It feels sooooooo good to offer an unexpected hand to a stranger in need, it should be ranked high on the official list of guilty pleasures. Best part of it…

    • Eyes on the Prize Guys! by: Merci Gracia

      December 17, 2010, 18:10

      No matter what's showing up in your reality, keep your mind on what you want. Have patience and don't be attached to it turning out exactly as you think it…

    • Feel Good, Look Good by: Merci Gracia

      December 14, 2010, 23:20

      Focusing on that for which you are grateful feels good. Since your thoughts attract in like kindness, thoughts of gratitude continue to attract that which…

    • What Do You Take For Granted? by: Merci Gracia

      November 30, 2010, 22:23

      Take a moment to think of something you take for granted. Now appreciate it. Doesn’t that feel better? Do it again.

    • Just Like Skiing! by: Merci Gracia

      November 29, 2010, 19:04

      You know when you're swooshing down the slope, turning from side to side, making micro adjustments with your skis, legs and body to keep yourself up?  As long…

    • It Really is 'All Good'! by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2010, 22:33

      Think of a trying event in your life that turned out to be exactly what you needed in order for something better to appear. Perhaps you didn't get a job…

    • Count Your Blessings Every Day by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2010, 22:12

      Make a Vow to Practice Gratitude Every, Single Day! Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., the world's leading scientific expert on gratitude and professor of psychology…

    • Be Thankful For What You Have Right Now! by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2010, 05:40

      You won't be happy with what you get until you become happy with what you've got. What are you happy about today? Write three things down. (psst!...do…

  • Category: Gratitude  (132)
    • The Intentional Approach by: Merci Gracia

      March 6, 2019, 01:01

      When I regularly remind myself of what I'm grateful for, I'm energized and creative.

    • Take Nothing for Granted by: Merci Gracia

      February 14, 2019, 01:01

      I take nothing for granted, celebrating my life now with gratitude.

    • Presence Through Appreciation by: Merci Gracia

      December 15, 2018, 01:01

      Feeling grateful for the little things in life has a powerful effect.

    • Tools for Greater Joy by: Merci Gracia

      October 2, 2018, 01:01

      Finding something that's right in every moment makes life feel good.

    • Gratitude Power by: Merci Gracia

      April 3, 2018, 01:01

      When my ground of being is infused with gratitude, everything feels better.

    • Hedonic Treadmill by: Merci Gracia

      March 1, 2018, 01:01

      Regularly appreciating your life will ensure you stay engaged and continue to enjoy it.

    • The Power of Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      December 20, 2017, 01:01

      Embodying gratitude has an effect on the quality of my life in the very moment I experience it.

    • Energy Sets the Stage by: Merci Gracia

      November 11, 2017, 01:01

      When you focus on gratitude, life offers up more for you to feel grateful about - and that feels good.

    • Antidote to Suffering by: Merci Gracia

      October 31, 2017, 01:01

      One of the most effective ways to end the habit of suffering is to practice gratitude.

    • Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      September 13, 2017, 01:01

      We always have an abundance of some things and a scarcity of others. Which of these we choose to focus on determines our life experience.

    • The Gift of Impermanence by: Merci Gracia

      August 15, 2017, 01:01

      I understand the temporariness of existence and appreciate the preciousness of every moment.

    • Gratitude Habit by: Merci Gracia

      June 15, 2017, 01:01

      A gratitude reflex that means looking for stuff to appreciate is a regular part of your everyday experience. If gratitude is your go-to attitude, you're happy.

    • One Trick Pony by: Merci Gracia

      February 4, 2017, 01:01

      Gratitude isn't a one trick pony, it's a warrior's approach to a life that includes pain and suffering.

    • Acknowledging Good Fortune by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2016, 01:01

      We too often fall into the habit of noticing every little thing that goes wrong and ignoring all of our vast good fortune.

    • Happy Gratitude Day by: Merci Gracia

      November 24, 2016, 01:01

      The surest path to peace on earth is taking responsibility to create peace within ourselves. The best way to do that is through gratitude and self-reflection.

    • The Best Preparation for the Future by: Merci Gracia

      October 3, 2016, 01:01

      If you want to give yourself a gift that keeps on giving, focus on all things, big and small, that you're grateful for.

    • Neurology of Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      February 2, 2016, 01:01

      Focus on gratitude regularly because it feels good and trains your mind to be more likely to interpret reality in a way that feels good.

    • Gratitude Practice by: Merci Gracia

      November 29, 2015, 01:01

      Once you firmly establish your gratitude habit, you'll feel better and realize just how much you have to be grateful for.

    • Happy Thanksgiving by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2015, 01:01

      Gratitude is the shortest path between discontent and joy. Practice acknowledging what you're grateful for everyday and watch your life improve.

    • We Create Our Experience by: Merci Gracia

      November 7, 2015, 01:01

      We set the standards for our happiness or distress. The only thing that stands between us and complete contentment is ourselves.

    • Gratitude Habitude by: Merci Gracia

      August 29, 2015, 01:01

      Take a minute everyday to write down three things you're grateful for. It requires almost no effort and it'll make your life better.

    • Download Our Ebook While It's Free by: Merci Gracia

      June 16, 2015, 01:01

      Please accept this gift of Vol. I of our series Bite Size Happiness. We would be so grateful if you left a review for us.

    • Building Blocks of Greatness by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2015, 01:01

      If you want to rock your life, develop the habit of looking for or thinking of something that makes you feel grateful.

    • Blessings: Count Them by: Merci Gracia

      February 22, 2015, 01:01

      Stewing over things not being the way you wish only lengthens the time of dissatisfaction. Keep your mind on how you'll feel when your dreams come to fruition.

    • The Benefits of Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2014, 01:01

      Developing an attitude of gratitude is the shortest path to overall well-being.

    • Thanksgiving Blessing by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2014, 01:01

      Celebrate your blessings and make it a regular practice.

    • Create Your Gratitude Practice by: Merci Gracia

      November 1, 2014, 01:01

      Hand-writing a list each day of three things you're grateful for works wonders. Try a daily practice of one month and see for yourself.

    • 'Helping' the World by: Merci Gracia

      September 22, 2014, 01:01

      The state of humanity as a whole is a result of the collective quality of vibration that we each contribute, individually. Love and gratitude hold the highest.

    • Your Super Power by: Merci Gracia

      May 14, 2014, 01:01

      You can develop your human super power of feeling good at will simply by directing your attention to things you appreciate. Get the habit.

    • Lose the Funk with Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      May 3, 2014, 01:01

      Gratitude puts you into alignment with reality.

    • Expedite Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2013, 01:01

      Want more abundance? Notice what you already have. Focus on what you're grateful for instead of what you lack and you'll expand your abundance rapidly.

    • How to Raise Your Vibration by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2013, 01:01

      The quality of your life is 100% up to you. What makes you feel good or bad is the result of where you direct your attention.

    • Be a Light by: Merci Gracia

      August 31, 2013, 01:01

      Your life constantly reflects back to you the quality of the energy you're putting out. You're affected by every thought you entertain, whether good or bad.

    • Your Mood Affects What Happens by: Merci Gracia

      August 24, 2013, 01:01

      The mood you're in not only determines the way you see life right now, it also causes you to notice more that's in alignment with your current vibration.

    • Gratitude Is About Remembering by: Merci Gracia

      August 10, 2013, 01:01

      Sometimes all it takes to get yourself out of a funk is consciously remembering just how lucky you are.

    • Attachment to Form by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2013, 01:01

      When you're attached to your things or accomplishments, you're in a prison.

    • The Recipe for Flow by: Merci Gracia

      June 5, 2013, 01:01

      True well being requires focus on all four aspects of your being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.The best remedy comes with no side effects.

    • Attitude Adjustments by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2013, 01:01

      The right attitude can help you enjoy anything. No matter what it is, when you decide to look more deeply into it, you'll always find something for you.

    • The Benefits of Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      April 3, 2013, 01:01

      Studies show that stress lessens your ability to ward off disease while gratitude enhances your ability. It's good for your health and more fun to be happy.

    • Your Incredible Body by: Merci Gracia

      March 28, 2013, 01:01

      Your body is an amazing vehicle with its own self-healing system. For healing with no side effects, enhance your immune system with forgiveness and gratitude.

    • Celebrate Life by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2013, 01:01

      At any moment in time, there's an abundance of beauty in your immediate vicinity worthy of celebrating it's existence.

    • Body Follows Mind by: Merci Gracia

      March 10, 2013, 01:01

      Your body listens to your every word. It is negatively affected by every unhappy thought. What you declare out loud, your subconscious mind works to make true.

    • Be Nice to Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      February 27, 2013, 01:01

      Do you have an inner meanie who chastises you? Next time you catch this imposter, flood it out with this mantra: "I'm sorry, forgive me, thank you, I love you."

    • Joy is the Goal by: Merci Gracia

      February 12, 2013, 01:01

      Experiencing sustained joy is the goal behind every other goal. A regular practice of feeling grateful for your blessings will make you life hum.

    • Express Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      January 24, 2013, 01:01

      ?When you feel appreciation for someone, take the time to reach out and tell them. Verbalizing your gratitude will be a blessing to both of you.

    • The Best Medicine by: Merci Gracia

      January 16, 2013, 01:01

      Thoughts have a powerful effect on your health. Worry can scare you to death. Gratitude can bring you joy. Meditation goes beyond and creates total well-being.

    • Gratitude Heals by: Merci Gracia

      January 12, 2013, 01:01

      A daily practice of gratitude is one sure-fire way to counter-act the devastating effects of harmful thoughts that slip through your radar.

    • Let There Be Light by: Merci Gracia

      December 25, 2012, 01:01

      If you want more love, joy and connection in your life, turn on your internal light. It'll light the way wherever you go.

    • Appreciate Today by: Merci Gracia

      December 17, 2012, 01:01

      In times of constraint, you're grateful for every part of the life you had before. Why not embody that appreciation now?

    • The Power of Attitude by: Merci Gracia

      December 12, 2012, 01:01

      When you expect the highest purpose to unfold and ask life to help you see how everything is for you, whatever is happening is a gift.

    • Thanksgiving is the Best Holiday Ever! by: Merci Gracia

      November 22, 2012, 01:01

      Thanksgiving is a culturally sanctioned opportunity to practice the single most powerful technique to live a fulfilled and happy live: feeling gratitude for…

    • The Secret to Living Longer by: Merci Gracia

      November 19, 2012, 01:01

      When you increase your love for yourself, you're more kind to yourself, more relaxed, rested and less stressed. The net result is a happier, longer life.

    • Be a Winner, Not a Whiner by: Merci Gracia

      October 26, 2012, 01:01

      Your thoughts and words are powerfully creative and attract more of whatever is in alignment with them. Gratitude's the gold standard.

    • What You Think Matters by: Merci Gracia

      October 13, 2012, 01:01

      Focusing on what's good and looking for solutions for what's not, is rejuvenating. Being grateful for it all, is wise and blissful.

    • Fire Tempers You by: Merci Gracia

      September 25, 2012, 01:01

      You will sometimes experience difficult periods that strengthen you and remind you just how lucky you are when things are going just 'okay'.

    • Your Vibration Creates Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 19, 2012, 01:01

      You radiate a vibration that affects the quality of your interactions and they way people feel about you. For an immediate vibe-up, focus on gratitude!

    • How to Become a Master At Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 17, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to be happy, focus on what's right and be grateful for it.

    • Gratitude Facilitates Wholeness by: Merci Gracia

      September 12, 2012, 01:01

      When you're whole, you don't need to chase happiness. The easiest way to contentment is to acknowledge the good stuff often.

    • The Power of Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      August 6, 2012, 01:01

      Food, money and free time won't make you happy. Getting in touch with your Inner Presence will. Do it simply by feeling grateful.

    • The Best Habit to Develop by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2012, 01:01

      You can guarantee your own happiness by actively choosing to place your focus on gratitude.

    • You Can Change the World by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2012, 01:01

      If you have the ability to smile, you have the power to change the world.

    • Life Works Out by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2012, 01:01

      If you're concerned about something, ask your Inner Presence to show you what do to help bring about what you want or something better for the highest purpose.

    • The Science of Positivity by: Merci Gracia

      June 23, 2012, 01:01

      You can choose focus your attention on what's working or what's wrong. The more you focus on what's working, the more grateful you are and the better you feel.

    • The Power of Your Thoughts by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2012, 01:01

      Your thoughts have a profound impact on many aspects of your life, it pays to

    • Physics Proves Oneness by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2012, 01:01

      Every single one of your thoughts, feelings and actions has an impact on the entire universe. You might as well have a positive impact.

    • Effortless Fulfillment by: Merci Gracia

      May 15, 2012, 01:01

      If you could just stay focused on gratitude for what you've already been given, life would flow your every dream to you, effortlessly.

    • Happiness Is the Best Medicine by: Merci Gracia

      May 5, 2012, 01:01

      Your body is affected by every thought and feeling you have. Love and gratitude make a wonderful environment for your cells. Take the cure.

    • A Little More Love Will Do the Trick by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to improve any part of your life, start loving it more. Find something, however small, that you can love and appreciate and enjoy the results.

    • True Alchemy by: Merci Gracia

      May 1, 2012, 01:01

      When you learn to flip the switch of perception to see how every circumstance is for you, you will have mastered the magic of life.

    • Your Compassionate Understanding  by: Merci Gracia

      April 21, 2012, 01:01

      When someone says something that sounds offensive, realize that it's never personal. They need your compassionate understanding. They're doing their best.

    • In Love with Life by: Merci Gracia

      April 20, 2012, 01:01

      Learn to enjoy your life in every moment. It's what you're ultimately after and the easiest way to be happy.

    • Rewire Your Brain by: Merci Gracia

      April 14, 2012, 01:01

      By taking regular, 30 second intervals throughout the day to focus on what you're grateful for, you can greatly enhance the quality of your emotional environmen…

    • Don't Worry, Appreciate by: Merci Gracia

      April 9, 2012, 02:02

      If you focus your attention on gratitude for the things you normally take for granted, imagine how little time you'd have to worry.

    • Commit to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2012, 01:02

      If you can commit to a mortgage, you can commit to happiness. Get in the practice of taking daily inventory of everything that's going right in your life.

    • Healing Effects of Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      March 28, 2012, 01:02

      Since negative thoughts harm the body, positive ones must heal. Stress management will keep you from harm but gratitude management will heal you.

    • Fill your Life with Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2012, 02:02

      If you imagine your feelings are like currency that you are depositing into the bank of your life, you can do nothing more effective to be happy than make…

    • Freedom that Counts by: Merci Gracia

      March 4, 2012, 01:02

      Enduring satisfaction comes only from peace of mind. No amount of wealth, power or fame can substitute.

    • Circumstances Don't Create Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      March 3, 2012, 02:02

      A beggar in Calcutta might be happier than a billionaire on Wall Street. Your thinking determines the quality of your life, not the circumstances..

    • Your Attitude is the Key by: Merci Gracia

      February 13, 2012, 02:02

      Every moment contains the information you need to thrive. Be open to receiving it in gratitude and you will expand your horizons enjoy your life.

    • Paths to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2012, 02:02

      You could gain sense of satisfaction through accomplishment or you could just find something to appreciate in every moment & be grateful you're here.

    • Gratitude List by: Merci Gracia

      January 24, 2012, 02:02

      You are unconditionally loved by life. The proof: The sun shines on you. Who and what loves and supports you? For a quicker picker-upper, acknowledge.

    • Simple Remedy by: Merci Gracia

      January 19, 2012, 02:02

      The best way to keep yourself feeling uplifted is to focus on what's going right in your life.

    • You Can't Fail by: Merci Gracia

      January 13, 2012, 02:02

      You will never fail if you look at every experience in life as an opportunity to learn.

    • Raise the Vibration. by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2012, 02:02

      The vibe of the planet each moment is an amalgam of all our individual states of mind. What is your gift right now? Love and gratitude are the best.

    • Value in Everything by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2012, 02:01

      There's value in everything that exists or happens. When your approach is to look for it, you'll always find the gift in the present moment.

    • The Truth About Control by: Merci Gracia

      December 22, 2011, 02:02

      You'll be frustrated if you try to control life - too much is beyond your control. A better plan is to respond consciously and embody gratefulness.

    • Joy Within by: Merci Gracia

      December 20, 2011, 02:02

      You've already got a deep reservoir of joy within you. Use the simple mantra "thank you" repeatedly to tap in to it.

    • Judgement is Fear by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2011, 02:02

      Next time you judge somebody, look within to see what you're scared of and then realize that you really are safe. There's wisdom in it.

    • Navigate Through Life With a Smile  by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2011, 02:02

      Life is a lot like sailing: the best way to stay on course is to make adjustments as new circumstances require and keep sailing with a smile.

    • Change Your Frequency by: Merci Gracia

      December 2, 2011, 02:02

      Finding wrong in your life is really just a habit. You're vibrational frequency is determined by your habitual thoughts. Think gratitude, frequently.

    • Sparkle  by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2011, 02:02

      The unconditional acceptance and appreciation of what is creates an inner twinkle.

    • Don’t Delay Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      November 22, 2011, 02:02

      If you want to maximize the quality of your life, enjoy every moment starting right now.

    • Moderation in Almost Everything by: Merci Gracia

      October 22, 2011, 02:02

      Practicing moderation in all aspects of your life may be simplest, most direct to good health and happiness you've ever heard of.

    • Commit to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      October 11, 2011, 02:02

      Skip the list of things you want to accomplish that you think will make you happy. It's more effective to start accepting yourself this moment.

    • Truth is a Point of View by: Merci Gracia

      October 7, 2011, 02:02

      Everyone's idea of the truth relates to their vantage point. Just because theirs is different from yours doesn't mean they're wrong. Or right.

    • Feeling Good by: Merci Gracia

      August 29, 2011, 02:02

      Feeling good about yourself is good for success in all areas of life.

    • Appreciate Everything  by: Merci Gracia

      August 27, 2011, 02:02

      You can immediately enhance your life just by sincerely enjoying as many different people, places and things as possible.

    • Good Right Now by: Merci Gracia

      August 21, 2011, 02:02

      Taking stock of your good fortune is an easy way to remember how good it is to be you. Remember how lucky you are right now.

    • Tuning Your Vibration by: Merci Gracia

      August 8, 2011, 02:02

      Your thought patterns create the quality and feeling of your life. Decide if you want to focus on appreciation and joy or judgment and negativity.

    • Tap Your Joy  by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2011, 02:02

      Next time you realize you're happy for no reason, remember how you got there. You have a natural supply of joy always available within you. Tap it!

    • Want What You Have by: Merci Gracia

      July 14, 2011, 02:02

      If you always want what you have, you'll always have what you want! This keeps your energetic vibration set on abundance. What you focus on expands.

    • Bounty Surrounds You by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2011, 02:02

      The endless bounty of the world lies in wait for your appreciation.

    • What Loops Are You Running in Your Head? by: Merci Gracia

      June 9, 2011, 02:02

      Be conscious of negative and critical thought patterns you may be running. Replace them with 'thank you' over and over. It pays off!

    • Resistance is Futile by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2011, 02:13

      When your self-image does not match the feedback you receive from the world, try to open to hearing the message as a gift. Then you'll be truly ready to change…

    • Marvelous by: Merci Gracia

      April 30, 2011, 02:02

      So much of what you use and take for granted was created by a long line of workers. Marveling at how lucky you are to have so much at your fingertips inspires…

    • The Right Spirit  by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on gratitude helps you shift your mind from grasping to allowing with effortless flow.

    • Savor The Moment by: Merci Gracia

      March 29, 2011, 02:02

      Because the inherent nature of everything is impermanence, appreciating each moment is giving yourself best, possible present.

    • Easy by: Merci Gracia

      March 28, 2011, 04:04

      Focusing on satisfaction leads to more satisfaction.

    • Reach  by: Merci Gracia

      March 22, 2011, 04:04

      You know how to be happy this very moment. Take a moment to notice what's right and feel the mojo of gratitude.

    • Simple Pleasures by: Merci Gracia

      March 20, 2011, 04:04

      There is a bounty of beauty and grace in everyday life. It's easy to find troves of treasure at any moment.

    • True Wealth by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2011, 04:04

      Focus your thoughts on appreciation and thankfulness makes you truly wealthy.

    • Your Body Is Your Vehicle by: Merci Gracia

      March 17, 2011, 04:04

      Every car needs a tune-up. Every body needs one too. The best mechanic for that job is your mind. Gratitude is the tool. Feel it. Merci

    • Glorious Riches by: Merci Gracia

      March 16, 2011, 04:04

      Good health isn't so special until you're sick. A loving relationship is routine until a disagreement erupts. Simple and wonderful riches abound every day.…

    • Like Attracts Like by: Merci Gracia

      March 9, 2011, 04:04

      Your life reflects your habitual thought patterns. When things aren't going the way you'd like, check to see if you're thinking has gone out of balance.…

    • Desires Seek Fulfillment by: Merci Gracia

      March 7, 2011, 04:04

      Whatever you desire, ask yourself why you want it. You probably think it'll make you feel better. Let go of attachment to a specific outcome and open to…

    • The Right Frequency by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2011, 04:04

      Every emotion radiates a frequency that determines your experience. When you become consciously aware of the quality of your emotions, you begin to choose…

    • No Reason At All by: Merci Gracia

      January 28, 2011, 05:51

      Setting and reaching goals is really satisfying. But don't stress yourself out. You'll enjoy the fruits of your labor more if you feel good. Since everything…

    • Count Your Blessings by: Merci Gracia

      January 21, 2011, 06:27

      If you touch your toes everyday you'll always be able to touch your toes. If you count your blessings everyday, you'll always have blessings to count. Touch…

    • Harmless Scarecrows by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2011, 08:00

      I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. ~Mark Twain If you are plagued by scarecrows in the form of…

    • Daily Practice A Master Makes by: Merci Gracia

      January 12, 2011, 06:49

      Improvement requires practice. Just like learning to play the piano, remembering to mindfully watch your thoughts requires regular effort to become masterful.…

    • Vibrating Love and Beauty  by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2011, 09:55

      When it comes right down to it, we are pure, vibrating energy. The nature of our thoughts creates the quality of the vibration we radiate into the world. It's…

    • Don't Let the Clouds Fool You by: Merci Gracia

      December 28, 2010, 17:58

      Above the clouds is a clear, blue sky. Beneath a thought is a clear, still mind. Thoughts come and go like clouds. And have about as much substance. Don't…

    • Gratitude Begets Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      December 24, 2010, 18:23

      The cool thing about feeling grateful is that it sets up an emotional environment inside you that creates a propensity for you to feel this way more often.…

    • Grateful For It All by: Merci Gracia

      December 24, 2010, 01:49

      Everything moves in cycles--seasons, tides, even moods. Not only do we get to experience variety, we can count on relief in times of discomfort or hardship.…

    • Giving is Getting by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2010, 19:21

      It feels sooooooo good to offer an unexpected hand to a stranger in need, it should be ranked high on the official list of guilty pleasures. Best part of it…

    • Eyes on the Prize Guys! by: Merci Gracia

      December 17, 2010, 18:10

      No matter what's showing up in your reality, keep your mind on what you want. Have patience and don't be attached to it turning out exactly as you think it…

    • Feel Good, Look Good by: Merci Gracia

      December 14, 2010, 23:20

      Focusing on that for which you are grateful feels good. Since your thoughts attract in like kindness, thoughts of gratitude continue to attract that which…

    • What Do You Take For Granted? by: Merci Gracia

      November 30, 2010, 22:23

      Take a moment to think of something you take for granted. Now appreciate it. Doesn’t that feel better? Do it again.

    • Just Like Skiing! by: Merci Gracia

      November 29, 2010, 19:04

      You know when you're swooshing down the slope, turning from side to side, making micro adjustments with your skis, legs and body to keep yourself up?  As long…

    • It Really is 'All Good'! by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2010, 22:33

      Think of a trying event in your life that turned out to be exactly what you needed in order for something better to appear. Perhaps you didn't get a job…

    • Count Your Blessings Every Day by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2010, 22:12

      Make a Vow to Practice Gratitude Every, Single Day! Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., the world's leading scientific expert on gratitude and professor of psychology…

    • A Healthier and Happier You by: Merci Gracia

      November 25, 2010, 03:47

      Welcome! Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? Let us help by encouraging you to keep up a deeply powerful practice of gratitude with daily…

  • Category: Happiness  (103)
    • Mind Body Axis by: Merci Gracia

      April 23, 2019, 01:01

      My gratitude practice keeps me healthy and improves my life.

    • Inside Out by: Merci Gracia

      January 28, 2019, 01:01

      Enduring happiness can only come form one place: inside myself.

    • Contents of Our Minds by: Merci Gracia

      January 26, 2019, 01:01

      Happiness isn’t the result of external conditions, it’s the product of an internal state of mind.

    • Micro Moments by: Merci Gracia

      November 13, 2018, 01:01

      A happy life is the result of stringing a lot of happy moments together.

    • Seeking Treasure by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2018, 01:01

      Happiness endures when I find it within.

    • Glowing from Within by: Merci Gracia

      June 13, 2017, 01:01

      Happiness is a choice to be at peace with what is regardless of your story of external reality.

    • Finding Real Treasure by: Merci Gracia

      June 1, 2017, 01:01

      Material success is great, but real happiness comes from organizing your life around your beliefs and being true to yourself.

    • Requirements for Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      February 20, 2017, 01:01

      Happiness isn't just a destination, it's a state of mind and a quality of being we can create on our entire life journey.

    • The Real Mission by: Merci Gracia

      October 10, 2016, 06:51

      The key to a joyful life is understanding that you can't control circumstance and other people, but you can control your own state of mind.

    • Don't Get Sidetracked by: Merci Gracia

      September 15, 2016, 01:01

      Happiness comes by cultivating a mental outlook that can appreciate whatever is happening in this moment, not chasing things or experiences.

    • Essentially Happy by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2016, 01:01

      Your True Self doesn't have any problems because it sees the world through loving, compassionate and accepting eyes.

    • Smile by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2015, 01:01

      Oxytocin, endorphins, serotonin and dopamine are natural neurotransmitters that create happiness. Release them by smiling more.

    • Your Internal Smile by: Merci Gracia

      June 29, 2015, 01:01

      Develop an inner smile by identifying with your inner self. That's the eternal part of you that knows there's always an upside.

    • Put the Cart Before the Horse by: Merci Gracia

      July 24, 2014, 01:01

      The single most important thing you can do to ensure that you're happy in the future is to practice being happy now.

    • The Magic of Personal Responsibility by: Merci Gracia

      July 21, 2014, 01:01

      It's a misconception to think that it's the job of your loved ones to make you happy. When you don’t pull or demand, others give you what you want voluntaril…

    • What's the Point? by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2014, 01:01

      The point of life is to be happy. you have to practice in order to be able to get to that state. The only time you can ever practice is right now.

    • Doing What You Love to Do by: Merci Gracia

      June 5, 2014, 01:01

      Imagine a world in which everyone not only knows what they love to do but they're busily engaged in doing it. There'd be a lot more happy people.

    • Free Yourself from Slavery by: Merci Gracia

      May 1, 2014, 01:01

      Free yourself from the belief that you have to achieve socially defined success in order to be happy. You don't.

    • Own your Power, Change Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      April 30, 2014, 01:01

      You choose how to interpret and react to the world. Make choices that feel good.

    • What Matters Most by: Merci Gracia

      March 25, 2014, 01:01

      Life is a journey to fulfillment. It's a journey of going to your own center and feeling the peace within.

    • You Are Here by: Merci Gracia

      October 8, 2013, 01:01

      For a happy life, begin by turning your attention to the awesomeness of this moment. Most reasons for dissatisfaction are borrowed from the past or future.

    • Building on Itself by: Merci Gracia

      August 12, 2013, 01:01

      Everything builds on itself, so expect the best.

    • Pain and Discomfort Are Teachers by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2013, 01:01

      Pain and discomfort are teachers telling you what doesn't work in your life. Take note and make edits without blame.

    • Exactly the Same by: Merci Gracia

      May 22, 2013, 01:01

      There are millions of activities, pursuits and goals people in this world have, but they're all in pursuit of the same thing: trying to feel good.

    • The Benefits of Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      April 3, 2013, 01:01

      Studies show that stress lessens your ability to ward off disease while gratitude enhances your ability. It's good for your health and more fun to be happy.

    • Body Follows Mind by: Merci Gracia

      March 10, 2013, 01:01

      Your body listens to your every word. It is negatively affected by every unhappy thought. What you declare out loud, your subconscious mind works to make true.

    • Don't Be a Drama Queen by: Merci Gracia

      January 26, 2013, 01:01

      Learning to stay balanced emotionally can transform your life. Staying in the healthy range of emotional responses makes you happier and more fun to be around.

    • What You Really Want by: Merci Gracia

      November 21, 2012, 01:01

      Cut to the chase and make sure what you're doing right now makes you happy.

    • How to Have What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      November 7, 2012, 01:01

      There's no end to the arising of desires, but you do have the choice of where to place your attention. Which do you want to grow, desire or fulfillment?

    • Balance with Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      October 28, 2012, 01:01

      If most of what you see seems wrong and ugly, your happiness quotient is probably too low. Before you act on what you see, become happier.

    • Complaining Doesn't Help by: Merci Gracia

      October 3, 2012, 01:01

      If you see something you don't like in the world, being unhappy about it won't improve the situation.

    • Don't Waste Your Time by: Merci Gracia

      September 15, 2012, 01:01

      Feeling stuck in a rut just means you believe in the lies you're telling yourself and those lies have you boxed in. Tell a different story.

    • You Get to Choose  by: Merci Gracia

      August 29, 2012, 01:01

      You have the opportunity to choose how you will interpret every moment. Make a conscious decision to look for what you like.

    • The Ultimate Relationship by: Merci Gracia

      August 19, 2012, 01:01

      The way you feel about yourself determines the quality of relationships you can have with others.

    • The Spectrum of Possibility by: Merci Gracia

      August 16, 2012, 01:01

      When you are nourished and feeling good, you are in a better state of mind to actually do something to improve whatever you do find intolerable. Stewing in…

    • The Best Habit to Develop by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2012, 01:01

      You can guarantee your own happiness by actively choosing to place your focus on gratitude.

    • What You See Is What You Choose by: Merci Gracia

      July 28, 2012, 01:01

      You may as well choose beliefs that feel good since you gravitate toward information that supports your beliefs about yourself and the world.

    • You Know the Answer by: Merci Gracia

      July 23, 2012, 01:01

      Now is the time to tell others how much you appreciate them, drop resentments and learn to be happy.

    • Labor and Its Fruits by: Merci Gracia

      July 22, 2012, 01:01

      You've mastered the art of life when you are able to enjoy some aspect of everything you do. Then the journey is as important as the destination.

    • Be Honest with Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2012, 01:01

      When you're honest with yourself and others, it's easier for the Universe to respond in alignment with your true desires.

    • Live Life Fully While You Can by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2012, 01:01

      Don't delay pursuing your own happiness one more moment. It's the best thing you can do for yourself and the planet.

    • Authenticity Is Freedom by: Merci Gracia

      July 13, 2012, 01:01

      When you do what you love, you ensure your own well-being and you make the world a better place.

    • Your Life Purpose by: Merci Gracia

      June 29, 2012, 01:01

      Despite the divers and almost endless array activities that makes up each person's life, everybody's goal is the same - happiness.

    • The Shocking Truth About You by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2012, 01:01

      When you understand that you are already perfect, you live your life with easy and come from your authentic self.

    • Live Life Now by: Merci Gracia

      June 10, 2012, 01:01

      The only time you can enjoy life is now. If you don't practice in this moment, you won't know how to do it later.

    • Fly Above the Workings by: Merci Gracia

      June 7, 2012, 01:01

      It's better not to assume that the behavior of others is intended to cause you difficulty.

    • The Trap of Needing To Be Perfect by: Merci Gracia

      June 6, 2012, 01:01

      If you often fall short of your goals, you might need to adjust your goals instead of improving yourself.

    • Happiness Beneath the Judgement by: Merci Gracia

      June 5, 2012, 01:01

      While happiness is a birthright, conscious and deep happiness only comes with the price of knowing what deep unhappiness feels like.

    • Self-Acceptance Guarantees Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      May 26, 2012, 01:01

      True success is happiness and the only thing that can bring you that is self-love.

    • You Define Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      May 20, 2012, 01:01

      After your basic requirements are met, there are no prerequisites for happiness. You are in charge of establishing those.

    • Effortless Fulfillment by: Merci Gracia

      May 15, 2012, 01:01

      If you could just stay focused on gratitude for what you've already been given, life would flow your every dream to you, effortlessly.

    • Happiness Is an Inside Job by: Merci Gracia

      May 10, 2012, 01:01

      When you take personal responsibility for your well being and stop projecting it onto others, you not only feel empowered, it seems like others make you happy.

    • You Create Your Experience of Life by: Merci Gracia

      May 7, 2012, 01:01

      Your thoughts create your feelings which creates your vibrational frequency which creates your experience of life. Think happy thoughts and vibe up.

    • Happiness Is the Best Medicine by: Merci Gracia

      May 5, 2012, 01:01

      Your body is affected by every thought and feeling you have. Love and gratitude make a wonderful environment for your cells. Take the cure.

    • Get Your Priorities Straight by: Merci Gracia

      April 22, 2012, 01:01

      Life is unpredictable, don't put off enjoying yourself. It can only ever happen right now.

    • The Path to Feeling Better by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2012, 01:02

      However you feel in this moment, the path to feeling better begins with one, small step. Do on thing that will make you feel better right now. Then build on it.

    • Your Attention is a Gift by: Merci Gracia

      March 22, 2012, 01:02

      One of the kindest things you can do for others is to offer them your sincere attention. It's a simple way to spread love and improve the planet.

    • Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      March 14, 2012, 02:02

      Don't put off enjoying your life now, so you can enjoy it later. Patterns become entrenched. Get in that habit now.

    • Fill your Life with Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2012, 02:02

      If you imagine your feelings are like currency that you are depositing into the bank of your life, you can do nothing more effective to be happy than make…

    • Live Like There's No Tomorrow by: Merci Gracia

      February 2, 2012, 02:02

      People who've had near death experiences understand how precious each moment is. Take advantage of their awareness and be grateful now.

    • Take Responsibility by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2012, 02:02

      Your feelings are always the result of the way you interpret a situation. Look for what you can learn about yourself from your reaction.

    • Simple Remedy by: Merci Gracia

      January 19, 2012, 02:02

      The best way to keep yourself feeling uplifted is to focus on what's going right in your life.

    • There's Only Now by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2012, 02:02

      Learning to be content in the moment is the best guarantee for a fulfilled and joyous future.

    • You Can't Fail by: Merci Gracia

      January 13, 2012, 02:02

      You will never fail if you look at every experience in life as an opportunity to learn.

    • Nothing but the Best by: Merci Gracia

      January 9, 2012, 02:02

      Happy hearts don't engage in regret. They notice what they'd do differently next time, accept what happened this time, and move on.

    • The Solution by: Merci Gracia

      January 8, 2012, 02:02

      External events have no inherent affect on you until you choose the effect. Choose health, happiness and freedom from stories that hurt. It matters.

    • Misguided Self Doubt by: Merci Gracia

      December 30, 2011, 02:02

      Own the truth that you are inherently good and you will thrive.

    • The Absolute Truth by: Merci Gracia

      December 16, 2011, 02:02

      You are making it all up! You are inventing your life as you go along. You are your own puppet. Pull your happy strings.

    • Cut to the Chase by: Merci Gracia

      December 7, 2011, 02:02

      If you practice feeling good right now, with things exactly as they are, you're loving yourself and laying the groundwork for a happy life.

    • Happy Journey = Happy Destination by: Merci Gracia

      November 29, 2011, 02:02

      Most of your life is made up of the journey. If you want to ensure a happy future, be happy now.

    • Happiness is a Choice by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2011, 02:02

      You master the art of life when you’re always able to find something to appreciate. Can you find value in every aspect of your life?

    • Don’t Delay Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      November 22, 2011, 02:02

      If you want to maximize the quality of your life, enjoy every moment starting right now.

    • Think Big by: Merci Gracia

      November 15, 2011, 02:02

      Respond to people with love and they will respond positively back to you. It's highly effective. That you feel good about yourself is a bonus.

    • Position Versus Preference by: Merci Gracia

      November 9, 2011, 02:02

      Soften your position and understand nobody has a monopoly on the truth and you'll have happier interactions with others.

    • Three, Two, One...Happy by: Merci Gracia

      October 15, 2011, 02:02

      When you focus on what you want rather than on what is, that's bugging you, you quantum leap into happiness. Easy as one, two, three.

    • Commit to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      October 11, 2011, 02:02

      Skip the list of things you want to accomplish that you think will make you happy. It's more effective to start accepting yourself this moment.

    • Great Fullness by: Merci Gracia

      October 10, 2011, 02:02

      You're not grateful because you're happy, you're happy because you're grateful. Recognize the Great Fullness of life and be filled with gratefulness.

    • The Only Valid Comparison by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2011, 02:02

      Comparing yourself against any other person tells you nothing & keeps you in a never-ending game of keeping up. Are you wiser and happier than before?

    • Happiness First by: Merci Gracia

      September 22, 2011, 02:02

      First be content in this moment, then go after your goals. You feel better and get more done.

    • Good Mood by: Merci Gracia

      September 18, 2011, 02:02

      The only way to elevate your mood and the quality of your life is to be content in this very moment.

    • Word Up  by: Merci Gracia

      September 9, 2011, 02:02

      Words are the creative force. Verbalize what you want. Think twice, speak once.

    • This Moment Gives Birth To The Next by: Merci Gracia

      September 2, 2011, 02:02

      If you can just remember to be engaged this very moment, the next will take care of itself.

    • Happiness From the Outside In by: Merci Gracia

      August 22, 2011, 02:02

      No matter how you're feeling, when you consciously decide to walk with a bounce in your step and form a little smile on your face, the lightheartedness works…

    • Entitled to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2011, 02:02

      The fact that you are a human being means you're entitled to happiness. All you have to do is realize it. Then enjoy.

    • Tap Your Joy  by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2011, 02:02

      Next time you realize you're happy for no reason, remember how you got there. You have a natural supply of joy always available within you. Tap it!

    • Why Not? by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2011, 02:02

      There seem to be three sections to a day: work, sleep and miscellaneous chores. How much time is left for doing exactly what you want? Why not just love it all?

    • A Happy You Makes A Happy Two by: Merci Gracia

      June 13, 2011, 02:02

      You are responsible for your own happiness. That's good news because you have control of your own well being. Happiness radiates from the inside out.

    • Highest Purpose For All Involved by: Merci Gracia

      June 10, 2011, 02:02

      When you always choose the highest purpose for all involved, you understand a deep truth: what you want for others is the same as what you want for yourself.

    • Are You Balanced? by: Merci Gracia

      June 5, 2011, 02:02

      At the end of life, you want to have worked, played, loved, and served enough. If you're like most people, you probably need to play a little more.

    • To Love Or Be Loved? by: Merci Gracia

      February 25, 2011, 04:04

      Whether it is more satisfying in the hearts of noble beings to love or to be loved, that is the question. The answer? To love! When you give love, you really…

    • Right Or Kind? by: Merci Gracia

      February 20, 2011, 04:04

      Next time you disagree with someone, ask yourself if you'd rather be right or kind. In the game of right and wrong, someone's gotta be wrong. In the game…

    • Make Yourself Happy by: Merci Gracia

      February 2, 2011, 06:04

      Worrying about the happiness of someone else can deplete your own. There's only one person you have control over. Making yourself happy is the best thing you…

    • Just For Fun by: Merci Gracia

      January 30, 2011, 06:07

      What if life is just for fun? Imagine getting to the end of your life and finding out that the whole purpose was just to enjoy it. Would you change anything…

    • Everyday Reminders by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2011, 06:21

      You know how puffy white clouds in the clear blue sky, your favorite song, a beautiful sunset, a pretty flower, or a smiling baby can immediately take you…

    • Can't Touch This by: Merci Gracia

      January 15, 2011, 07:54

      A smile on your face, relaxed body, warm glow in you heart, general feeling of well-being and contentment...when you roll like that, you're pretty much…

    • Like Riding a Bike by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2011, 06:41

      Rolling through life with a healthy, happy mindset is a matter of practice. Scientific studies show that how you feel is not the result of where you are, what…

    • An Energy Boost by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2011, 09:35

      To sweeten your emotional life, take a look at your thought patterns. Inner complaining dampens your emotional environment and drains your energy. If you catch…

    • Vibrating Love and Beauty  by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2011, 09:55

      When it comes right down to it, we are pure, vibrating energy. The nature of our thoughts creates the quality of the vibration we radiate into the world. It's…

    • Snowball Effect by: Merci Gracia

      January 5, 2011, 09:47

      Thinking thoughts of gratitude and appreciation throughout the day, spirals you emotionally upward. The more you focus on what you like, the more you see…

    • We're Making It All Up! by: Merci Gracia

      December 30, 2010, 17:38

      Shakespeare said "Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Maybe realizing this is one of the central purposes of life. You create your…

    • How to Improve Any Relationship by: Merci Gracia

      December 4, 2010, 17:36

      Today pick someone you know who sometimes irritates you and commit to thinking only positive thoughts about them. Do it as often as you remember. Do it all…

    • It Really is 'All Good'! by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2010, 22:33

      Think of a trying event in your life that turned out to be exactly what you needed in order for something better to appear. Perhaps you didn't get a job…

    • Be Thankful For What You Have Right Now! by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2010, 05:40

      You won't be happy with what you get until you become happy with what you've got. What are you happy about today? Write three things down. (psst!...do…

  • Category: Flow  (76)

    Flow is the state of being in which people, places and things pass through your experience in a natural and unobstructed way. Your ability to experience flow…

    • The Magic of Surrender by: Merci Gracia

      February 1, 2018, 01:01

      When we truly surrender, our lives moves into flow.

    • Energy Flow by: Merci Gracia

      January 26, 2016, 01:01

      Allowing life to flow is essential for both your mental and physical well-being.

    • Your River of Life by: Merci Gracia

      May 21, 2015, 01:01

      Every thought, word and deed you ever experience contributes the the quality your experience on the river of your life. Nothing goes unnoticed.

    • Will the Real You Please Stand Up? by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2014, 01:01

      You may or may not get rich, but that's not what makes you happy anyway. Expressing your authentic self is the only way anyone can really find fulfillment.

    • Click Into Technicolor by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2014, 01:01

      There's only one way to click your life into technicolor in a sustainable way: be completely present in this moment.

    • Unlimited Supply by: Merci Gracia

      January 28, 2014, 01:01

      There is no shortage of energy. Share yours with the world and it will be replenished.

    • Live Life Your Way by: Merci Gracia

      October 22, 2013, 01:01

      Your desires are your navigational guidance system. When you follow your heart, life feels right and flows more easily. Satisfied people are much more pleasing.

    • Chill Out and Relax by: Merci Gracia

      August 7, 2013, 01:01

      When you have seemingly endless tasks to attend to, thinking about the mountain of responsibilities can be overwhelming. Chill out, relax and go with the flow.

    • Change Your Tapes for Success by: Merci Gracia

      July 24, 2013, 01:01

      When you become consciously aware of the tapes you run in your self talk, you can change them and tap into the flow of life.

    • Ego Versus Authenticity by: Merci Gracia

      July 22, 2013, 01:01

      Your authentic self is the observer and witness of your experiences.Your ego is the narrator of the story it's making up about all that's being witnessed.

    • Attention Creates by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2013, 01:01

      When you're irritated, don't energy the situation with your attention. Shift your focus quickly onto what you'd like and create a life of graceful flow.

    • Problems Are Good For You by: Merci Gracia

      June 29, 2013, 01:01

      Challenges make you grow. If you accept them with enthusiasm and without resistance, life flows so much more effortlessly through...problem-solution-relief.

    • Problems are Opportunities by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2013, 01:01

      Problems are created by you for the evolution of your consciousness and always come with solutions. Life is guiding you. Get present and pay attention.

    • Listen by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2013, 01:01

      When someone really listens to you with the desire to understand, not only does it feel good, it makes you want to speak honestly from your heart.

    • The Recipe for Flow by: Merci Gracia

      June 5, 2013, 01:01

      True well being requires focus on all four aspects of your being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.The best remedy comes with no side effects.

    • Understanding Trumps Knowledge by: Merci Gracia

      May 16, 2013, 01:01

      Gathering information and knowledge to enable you to live more intelligently might seem a wise pursuit, but seeking to understand is a more direct route.

    • Spontaneity Beats Control by: Merci Gracia

      May 2, 2013, 01:01

      When you're comfortably seated in your sense of self, you can react to life's movements with grace and stay in the flow.

    • The Benefits of Trust by: Merci Gracia

      April 11, 2013, 01:01

      All that happens is the only possible outcome in response to what came before it. You get exactly what you need. Look deeply for how everything is for you.

    • Simplify by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2013, 01:01

      When you honor yourself and live in alignment with what feels right to you, life begins to flow more effortlessly.

    • The Power of Attitude by: Merci Gracia

      December 12, 2012, 01:01

      When you expect the highest purpose to unfold and ask life to help you see how everything is for you, whatever is happening is a gift.

    • Fulfillment Creates More of the Same by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2012, 01:01

      The best way to live a life of fulfillment is to find all that's joyful about your life right now and focus your attention on those things often.

    • Money Flows Where Attention Goes by: Merci Gracia

      June 14, 2012, 01:01

      Money is not the root of all evil. Money is just energy circulating. Develop a positive attitude about it and circulate away

    • Effortless Fulfillment by: Merci Gracia

      May 15, 2012, 01:01

      If you could just stay focused on gratitude for what you've already been given, life would flow your every dream to you, effortlessly.

    • Give From Your Overflow by: Merci Gracia

      May 14, 2012, 01:01

      When you truly love yourself, you never feel drained by others because what you give comes from your overflow of self-love. Fulfill yourself and give from love.

    • How to Master Time by: Merci Gracia

      April 18, 2012, 02:02

      When your priorities are straight and you are present, time flows naturally. You can ride it like a gentle river.

    • Be Honest with Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2012, 01:21

      Following your heart and expressing yourself honestly makes you not only a joy to be around but a safe person others can trust. Live authentically and flow.

    • Truth Beyond Your Opinion by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2012, 02:02

      You're only ever dissatisfied when you reality doesn't meet your expectations. Learn to see what happens as perfect and you'll be in the flow.

    • Underlying Truth by: Merci Gracia

      November 8, 2011, 02:02

      When trying to make a decision, do what feels right to you. When you follow your heart, life flows harmoniously. What's good for one is good for all.

    • Keep It Moving by: Merci Gracia

      October 6, 2011, 02:02

      The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea receive water from the Jordan River. Water flows through Galilee, the Dead keeps it, hence the name. Let it flow.

    • Worry is a Waste by: Merci Gracia

      September 23, 2011, 02:02

      The only thing worrying does is waste emotional energy and make the situation worse.

    • Adjust and Adapt by: Merci Gracia

      August 31, 2011, 02:02

      When life disappoints you, realize your expectations are out of alignment with reality. Make adjustments to accommodate it, happily or grumpily.

    • Wake Up by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2011, 02:02

      There's an ocean of abundance flowing around you, open your eyes and take a look. Abundance is not something you acquire, but something you tune into.

    • Effortless Flow by: Merci Gracia

      August 6, 2011, 02:02

      Life flows more effortlessly when you relax and drop all your strategies. Let go of the results and keep your mind on fulfillment.

    • Open to Possibility by: Merci Gracia

      July 30, 2011, 02:02

      If you open to life with enthusiasm, wonder, and joy, more things show up for you to appreciate. It's a magic feedback loop.

    • Your Love Opens Doors by: Merci Gracia

      July 26, 2011, 02:02

      You're desires are already fulfilled and waiting for you to open and love yourself enough to let them in. Put your attention on the present moment.

    • Split Second Decision by: Merci Gracia

      July 19, 2011, 02:02

      You have a choice about how you react to every situation. Next time you're about to get angry or frustrated, take a step back and choose to relax.

    • The Cause of Suffering by: Merci Gracia

      July 17, 2011, 02:02

      It's your thoughts that make you suffer. When you accept what's happening in this moment as it presents itself, you're at peace.

    • Turn It Over by: Merci Gracia

      July 16, 2011, 02:02

      This same intelligence that beats your heart and grows your hair will take care of all your troubles too, if you just let it. All you have to do is ASK and…

    • Tap Your Joy  by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2011, 02:02

      Next time you realize you're happy for no reason, remember how you got there. You have a natural supply of joy always available within you. Tap it!

    • Cooperation Vs. Competition by: Merci Gracia

      July 12, 2011, 02:21

      Try playing sports and games with no winners. It's a totally different experience and fun. Everybody wins.

    • Align Action With Values  by: Merci Gracia

      June 20, 2011, 02:02

      Trusting that you'll to be kind to yourself no matter what, and act in alignment with your values, are important keys to well-being.

    • Adapt With Flexibility by: Merci Gracia

      May 30, 2011, 02:02

      Change is a constant. When you resist you experience discomfort. When you are open and accepting you align with the way things are. It's the position of power.

    • Direct Your Attention Wisely by: Merci Gracia

      May 29, 2011, 02:02

      If you want to fuel something into existence, continue to think about it. Just make sure it's something you actually want.

    • Expect Love and Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2011, 02:02

      Never cease to dream because you fear disappointment. Your expectations condition your reality. Expect the Best

    • Accept Thyself by: Merci Gracia

      May 23, 2011, 02:32

      Look within for acceptance and love. When you love yourself, everything else follows.

    • A Balanced Perspective Pays Off by: Merci Gracia

      May 22, 2011, 02:22

      A calm, centered awareness allows you to view 'good and bad' with equanimity.

    • Life Unfolds Perfectly by: Merci Gracia

      May 21, 2011, 02:12

      Although it doesn't always seem so, life unfolds perfectly. When you drop resistance to what is, difficult lessons don't feel so difficult.

    • Relax and Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2011, 02:02

      Do what you can and then relax! Let go of attachment and watch with curiosity, the beauty of life unfolding perfectly.

    • Resistance is Futile by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2011, 02:13

      When your self-image does not match the feedback you receive from the world, try to open to hearing the message as a gift. Then you'll be truly ready to change…

    • The Sweet Spot by: Merci Gracia

      May 2, 2011, 02:20

      Be confident, but not arrogant. Be quick, but don't make haste. Be dedicated, but not driven. Exercise control, but don't be a freak.

    • Honesty Equals Intimacy by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2011, 02:02

      A meaningful life of true intimacy and friendship requires authentic self expression. Be true to yourself and attract people in alignment with the real you.

    • The Right Spirit  by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on gratitude helps you shift your mind from grasping to allowing with effortless flow.

    • The Peaceful Present by: Merci Gracia

      April 7, 2011, 04:04

      Don't borrow problems from the future. When the future comes, solutions come with it.

    • Imagine the Solution by: Merci Gracia

      April 1, 2011, 02:02

      Your experience of life is created by what you give your attention to. Focus your thoughts on what you want and let the solution find you.

    • Like Einstein by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2011, 02:04

      To achieve success, imagine success. Focusing on the "how" depletes your energy.

    • The Big Picture by: Merci Gracia

      March 25, 2011, 04:04

      Taking a step back from troublesome details allows for a grander perspective.

    • True Wealth by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2011, 04:04

      Focus your thoughts on appreciation and thankfulness makes you truly wealthy.

    • Eliminate Should by: Merci Gracia

      March 11, 2011, 04:04

      When you 'should' on yourself or others, it only makes matters worse. If you want something to change, quickly acknowledge it as it is, turn your focus to…

    • Sow And Reap by: Merci Gracia

      February 28, 2011, 04:04

      If you like what's happening in your life now, you most likely have good mental habits. If you're dissatisfied with anything, change your thinking about…

    • Enjoy the Journey by: Merci Gracia

      February 23, 2011, 04:04

      How many hours of practice for the big match? A Jillion. How many hours of toil to attain your goals? Countless. How long does the satisfaction of…

    • The Mirror Effect by: Merci Gracia

      February 22, 2011, 04:04

      On a beautiful day, your spirit lightens and there's a bounce in your step. You may be surprised when people nod and smile with positive energy. Until…

    • Right Or Kind? by: Merci Gracia

      February 20, 2011, 04:04

      Next time you disagree with someone, ask yourself if you'd rather be right or kind. In the game of right and wrong, someone's gotta be wrong. In the game…

    • A Pearl in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      January 22, 2011, 07:09

      Every moment is a opportunity to be joyous. All it takes is sincere thankfulness. When you feel like the world is your oyster, life flows smoothly. The…

    • Can't Touch This by: Merci Gracia

      January 15, 2011, 07:54

      A smile on your face, relaxed body, warm glow in you heart, general feeling of well-being and contentment...when you roll like that, you're pretty much…

    • Benefits of Beginner's Mind by: Merci Gracia

      January 11, 2011, 06:08

      In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few. – Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi Life is immense with possibilities. Every…

    • Giving Makes You Rich by: Merci Gracia

      January 4, 2011, 14:26

      Our lives are not measured by what we have but by what we give. Whether it's a smile, a hand or an endowment, we make a difference with our offering. When…

    • Every Moment is New! by: Merci Gracia

      January 2, 2011, 12:25

      Your point of power is in the present moment. If you don't like something, acknowledge it and then quickly shift your thinking to the way you'd like to see it.…

    • Loose, Natural and Relaxed by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2011, 10:02

      Taking yourself too seriously is one of the biggest causes of stress. Life flows much more effortlessly when you relax and take it easy. Begin this new year…

    • It's All About Contrast by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2010, 17:03

      When you think back over this last year, be grateful for every part of it. The good for obvious reasons. The bad because contrast helps you realize what you…

    • Don't Ask How, Just Say Wow! by: Merci Gracia

      December 27, 2010, 18:55

      We usually spend time trying to figure out how to accomplish what we want from the part of our brain that has limited information. When we focus on the outcome…

    • Grateful For It All by: Merci Gracia

      December 24, 2010, 01:49

      Everything moves in cycles--seasons, tides, even moods. Not only do we get to experience variety, we can count on relief in times of discomfort or hardship.…

    • Harmony is Natural! by: Merci Gracia

      December 13, 2010, 00:07

      Harmony is the natural state of the Universe.  It's just our perception and interpretation of reality that says otherwise. Everything changes so fast when we…

    • Just Say Wow by: Merci Gracia

      December 11, 2010, 16:50

      Sometimes life can feel overwhelming! When that happens, sit down and visualize magically completing everything you think you need to accomplish. Don't worry…

    • Trust Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2010, 16:22

      When you listen to yourself and act in accordance with what you truly want and believe, life begins to flow smoothly. When you don't follow your sincere…

    • How to Improve Any Relationship by: Merci Gracia

      December 4, 2010, 17:36

      Today pick someone you know who sometimes irritates you and commit to thinking only positive thoughts about them. Do it as often as you remember. Do it all…

    • It Really is 'All Good'! by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2010, 22:33

      Think of a trying event in your life that turned out to be exactly what you needed in order for something better to appear. Perhaps you didn't get a job…

  • Category: Ease  (75)

    When you accept reality as it presents itself, you are positioning yourself to live in ease. You will not always be happy with the particular experiences in a…

    • Beginner's Mind by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2014, 01:01

      When you let go of what you 'think' you know, you get a clearer picture of what really 'is'.

    • Relax and Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 7, 2013, 01:01

      When you reach the end of your life, it would be sweet to have no regrets. Interviews with those close to death show a consistent list of the top five regrets.

    • Resistance Training by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2013, 01:01

      Your problems and difficulties are just like weight for the body builder. Additional weight helps to train you to expand you understanding and awareness.

    • Return on Encouragement (ROE) by: Merci Gracia

      August 4, 2013, 01:01

      Don't ever motivate yourself by criticizing your effort. Encouragement feels better and is a lot more effective.

    • Your Story and the Truth by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2013, 01:01

      It doesn't make sense to insist too strongly on your way of seeing things. Accepting that others will have different opinions will reduce drama in your life.

    • Effortless Change by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2013, 01:01

      The easiest way to effect positive change is to visualize what you want and imagine your joy when it comes to pass. Your vision is magnetic. Magnetize…

    • Simplify by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2013, 01:01

      When you honor yourself and live in alignment with what feels right to you, life begins to flow more effortlessly.

    • Surrender the Strategy by: Merci Gracia

      January 4, 2013, 01:01

      Whatever you do, give it your best shot and surrender the results to the Universe. Ask for the highest purpose to unfold to give you the feeling you're after.

    • Lighten Your Load by: Merci Gracia

      December 11, 2012, 01:01

      Carrying the grievances of past, unwanted experiences through life weighs you down, sucks your energy and damages your health. Drop your grievances.

    • Radical Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2012, 01:01

      When you radically accept what's happening in this moment, you experience a deep and relaxing peace.

    • Get Over It by: Merci Gracia

      September 4, 2012, 01:01

      Don't limit yourself by creating an identity with your feelings. You know you'll eventually have to get over them anyway, you might as well do it now.

    • Free Love by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2012, 01:01

      When you see your loved ones as free agents who are meant to live life according to what feels right for them, you foster their personal growth and your own.

    • Fulfillment Creates More of the Same by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2012, 01:01

      The best way to live a life of fulfillment is to find all that's joyful about your life right now and focus your attention on those things often.

    • Right or Happy? by: Merci Gracia

      August 14, 2012, 01:01

      When arguing with someone and you know you're right, ask yourself if you'd rather be right or happy. When your wall comes up just drop it. It's disarming.

    • Anxiety is Fear by: Merci Gracia

      July 1, 2012, 01:01

      You create anxiety when you fear the future won't work out as you hope. It's a better strategy to imagine what you want and expect that to happen.

    • The Shocking Truth About You by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2012, 01:01

      When you understand that you are already perfect, you live your life with easy and come from your authentic self.

    • The Trap of Needing To Be Perfect by: Merci Gracia

      June 6, 2012, 01:01

      If you often fall short of your goals, you might need to adjust your goals instead of improving yourself.

    • Don't Take it Personally by: Merci Gracia

      May 25, 2012, 01:01

      Successful people don't take advice, criticism and others' offensive behavior personally because they want to improve themselves.

    • Effortless Fulfillment by: Merci Gracia

      May 15, 2012, 01:01

      If you could just stay focused on gratitude for what you've already been given, life would flow your every dream to you, effortlessly.

    • Skillful Living by: Merci Gracia

      February 12, 2012, 02:02

      Accepting what's happening in the moment & simultaneously being able to take action is the gist of living life skillfully on the razor's edge.

    • Surrender is Freedom by: Merci Gracia

      January 28, 2012, 02:02

      Surrender allows your authentic Self to show you the purpose and perfection of what is happening in the moment.

    • Look Beyond by: Merci Gracia

      December 28, 2011, 02:02

      No matter what problem you're facing in this moment, remember that this too shall pass.

    • Please Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      October 19, 2011, 02:02

      The saying goes...you can't please all the people all the time. Since the world is a mirror of your inside, please yourself and all will seem pleased.

    • Trouble is Transient by: Merci Gracia

      September 25, 2011, 02:02

      Remember an important secret of attitude management: every uncomfortable or difficult situation will naturally evolve into something else. Knowing this is…

    • The Journey is the Destination by: Merci Gracia

      August 19, 2011, 02:02

      Don't forget that in life, just like with road trips, the journey is often the best part.

    • Wake Up by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2011, 02:02

      There's an ocean of abundance flowing around you, open your eyes and take a look. Abundance is not something you acquire, but something you tune into.

    • Effortless Flow by: Merci Gracia

      August 6, 2011, 02:02

      Life flows more effortlessly when you relax and drop all your strategies. Let go of the results and keep your mind on fulfillment.

    • Create with Intention by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2011, 02:02

      Life is always going in the direction you're choosing. Look at your life and see what you're choosing. You can change it all with conscious intention.

    • Your Love Opens Doors by: Merci Gracia

      July 26, 2011, 02:02

      You're desires are already fulfilled and waiting for you to open and love yourself enough to let them in. Put your attention on the present moment.

    • The Big Picture by: Merci Gracia

      July 22, 2011, 02:02

      Don't get bogged down in the details. It's better to just get started on your project and deal with them as they arise. Progress happens with action.

    • Nurture Your Enthusiasm by: Merci Gracia

      July 20, 2011, 02:02

      When you're enthusiastic and open, you're dynamic, energized, upbeat and ready for inspiration. No known down side.

    • Split Second Decision by: Merci Gracia

      July 19, 2011, 02:02

      You have a choice about how you react to every situation. Next time you're about to get angry or frustrated, take a step back and choose to relax.

    • Turn It Over by: Merci Gracia

      July 16, 2011, 02:02

      This same intelligence that beats your heart and grows your hair will take care of all your troubles too, if you just let it. All you have to do is ASK and…

    • Cooperation Vs. Competition by: Merci Gracia

      July 12, 2011, 02:21

      Try playing sports and games with no winners. It's a totally different experience and fun. Everybody wins.

    • Get Into Alignment by: Merci Gracia

      July 9, 2011, 02:02

      Align your judgments and behavior. If you act in ways that exacerbate self-judgment, you're creating self-loathing. That's being mean to yourself.

    • Why Not? by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2011, 02:02

      There seem to be three sections to a day: work, sleep and miscellaneous chores. How much time is left for doing exactly what you want? Why not just love it all?

    • As Within, So Without by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2011, 02:02

      As within, so without. It's a natural law of the Universe. The more you give, the more you receive.

    • Self Love Fulfills by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2011, 02:02

      When you truly love yourself, you don't have to look outside yourself for fulfillment. And yet, the outside world satisfies your every desire.

    • Pick Your Battles by: Merci Gracia

      July 2, 2011, 02:02

      When you disagree with someone, you're giving them a vote of no-confidence. Considering that you rarely change anybody's mind, maybe you can skip it.

    • Align Action With Values  by: Merci Gracia

      June 20, 2011, 02:02

      Trusting that you'll to be kind to yourself no matter what, and act in alignment with your values, are important keys to well-being.

    • Instant Mood Change by: Merci Gracia

      June 18, 2011, 02:02

      If you find yourself in a sour mood or notice something tugging at you slightly below the surface, try this easy technique for relief. Stop what you're doing…

    • You Are Complete by: Merci Gracia

      June 6, 2011, 02:02

      You are worthy, whole, and complete. Feel it and enjoy a quantum leap in the quality of your life.

    • Adapt With Flexibility by: Merci Gracia

      May 30, 2011, 02:02

      Change is a constant. When you resist you experience discomfort. When you are open and accepting you align with the way things are. It's the position of power.

    • A Balanced Perspective Pays Off by: Merci Gracia

      May 22, 2011, 02:22

      A calm, centered awareness allows you to view 'good and bad' with equanimity.

    • Life Unfolds Perfectly by: Merci Gracia

      May 21, 2011, 02:12

      Although it doesn't always seem so, life unfolds perfectly. When you drop resistance to what is, difficult lessons don't feel so difficult.

    • Relax and Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2011, 02:02

      Do what you can and then relax! Let go of attachment and watch with curiosity, the beauty of life unfolding perfectly.

    • Give Your Best and Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2011, 02:50

      Life is short. Try hard, let go of the results. Love your life this minute

    • The Sweet Spot by: Merci Gracia

      May 2, 2011, 02:20

      Be confident, but not arrogant. Be quick, but don't make haste. Be dedicated, but not driven. Exercise control, but don't be a freak.

    • Honesty Equals Intimacy by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2011, 02:02

      A meaningful life of true intimacy and friendship requires authentic self expression. Be true to yourself and attract people in alignment with the real you.

    • Answer In A Coin Toss by: Merci Gracia

      April 12, 2011, 02:02

      When faced with a difficult decision, follow your heart. If you don't know what your heart wants, toss a coin and notice your feelings about the result.

    • Internal Consistency by: Merci Gracia

      April 10, 2011, 02:02

      When you think, speak and act in accordance with your values, you are in your integrity. When you don't, you go out of balance.

    • Pay it Forward by: Merci Gracia

      April 6, 2011, 02:02

      Ask for help when you need it and give it freely when others can use it. It makes for a kinder world.

    • Pressure is Optional by: Merci Gracia

      April 4, 2011, 02:02

      Make your plan, apply appropriate effort and go with the flow. Most suffering is self-inflicted and doesn't change the outcome anyway.

    • Learn to Discern by: Merci Gracia

      March 31, 2011, 02:02

      Discern what you like and what you don't. Avoid complaining and criticizing, focus on your preferences and watch them blossom.

    • The Charm Of Humility  by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2011, 02:02

      Everyone likes to be around people who listen, take interest in what you have to say, and willing to consider other points of view.

    • The Big Picture by: Merci Gracia

      March 25, 2011, 04:04

      Taking a step back from troublesome details allows for a grander perspective.

    • Desires Seek Fulfillment by: Merci Gracia

      March 7, 2011, 04:04

      Whatever you desire, ask yourself why you want it. You probably think it'll make you feel better. Let go of attachment to a specific outcome and open to…

    • Sow And Reap by: Merci Gracia

      February 28, 2011, 04:04

      If you like what's happening in your life now, you most likely have good mental habits. If you're dissatisfied with anything, change your thinking about…

    • Expect The Best by: Merci Gracia

      February 17, 2011, 04:04

      If you're ever wondering about the reason somebody did something, give them the benefit of the doubt. Whether it's true or not, it'll feel so much better…

    • Just For Fun by: Merci Gracia

      January 30, 2011, 06:07

      What if life is just for fun? Imagine getting to the end of your life and finding out that the whole purpose was just to enjoy it. Would you change anything…

    • Labor of Love by: Merci Gracia

      January 29, 2011, 05:47

      The reward for work is in the doing. Working for the joy of it requires no outside approval, increases the quality of your output, and enhances your…

    • You're The Captain by: Merci Gracia

      January 23, 2011, 07:31

      Admitting that you’re in control of your emotional destiny can be daunting. But only until you feel the tremendous relief that comes from knowing that…

    • A Pearl in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      January 22, 2011, 07:09

      Every moment is a opportunity to be joyous. All it takes is sincere thankfulness. When you feel like the world is your oyster, life flows smoothly. The…

    • Can't Touch This by: Merci Gracia

      January 15, 2011, 07:54

      A smile on your face, relaxed body, warm glow in you heart, general feeling of well-being and contentment...when you roll like that, you're pretty much…

    • Like Riding a Bike by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2011, 06:41

      Rolling through life with a healthy, happy mindset is a matter of practice. Scientific studies show that how you feel is not the result of where you are, what…

    • Make It Feel Good by: Merci Gracia

      January 9, 2011, 09:40

      The great news is that you are 100% responsible for how you feel. Before you put your spin on it, nothing means anything. No matter what anyone says to you, it…

    • Snowball Effect by: Merci Gracia

      January 5, 2011, 09:47

      Thinking thoughts of gratitude and appreciation throughout the day, spirals you emotionally upward. The more you focus on what you like, the more you see…

    • Loose, Natural and Relaxed by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2011, 10:02

      Taking yourself too seriously is one of the biggest causes of stress. Life flows much more effortlessly when you relax and take it easy. Begin this new year…

    • It's All About Contrast by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2010, 17:03

      When you think back over this last year, be grateful for every part of it. The good for obvious reasons. The bad because contrast helps you realize what you…

    • Don't Ask How, Just Say Wow! by: Merci Gracia

      December 27, 2010, 18:55

      We usually spend time trying to figure out how to accomplish what we want from the part of our brain that has limited information. When we focus on the outcome…

    • Harmony is Natural! by: Merci Gracia

      December 13, 2010, 00:07

      Harmony is the natural state of the Universe.  It's just our perception and interpretation of reality that says otherwise. Everything changes so fast when we…

    • Just Say Wow by: Merci Gracia

      December 11, 2010, 16:50

      Sometimes life can feel overwhelming! When that happens, sit down and visualize magically completing everything you think you need to accomplish. Don't worry…

    • Trust Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2010, 16:22

      When you listen to yourself and act in accordance with what you truly want and believe, life begins to flow smoothly. When you don't follow your sincere…

    • How to Improve Any Relationship by: Merci Gracia

      December 4, 2010, 17:36

      Today pick someone you know who sometimes irritates you and commit to thinking only positive thoughts about them. Do it as often as you remember. Do it all…

    • It Really is 'All Good'! by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2010, 22:33

      Think of a trying event in your life that turned out to be exactly what you needed in order for something better to appear. Perhaps you didn't get a job…

  • Category: Grace  (27)
    • Accept Feedback Gracefully by: Merci Gracia

      April 13, 2013, 01:01

      Instead of being defensive about feedback from friends, family and colleagues be grateful that they're helping you to improve your mastery of life.

    • In Love with Life by: Merci Gracia

      April 20, 2012, 01:01

      Learn to enjoy your life in every moment. It's what you're ultimately after and the easiest way to be happy.

    • There's Only Now by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2012, 02:02

      Learning to be content in the moment is the best guarantee for a fulfilled and joyous future.

    • Happiness First by: Merci Gracia

      September 22, 2011, 02:02

      First be content in this moment, then go after your goals. You feel better and get more done.

    • This Moment Gives Birth To The Next by: Merci Gracia

      September 2, 2011, 02:02

      If you can just remember to be engaged this very moment, the next will take care of itself.

    • Good Right Now by: Merci Gracia

      August 21, 2011, 02:02

      Taking stock of your good fortune is an easy way to remember how good it is to be you. Remember how lucky you are right now.

    • Discernment Not Judgment by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2011, 02:02

      It's your birthright to live life your way. If someone does something you don't like, take note without making them wrong. Same birthright.

    • Open to Possibility by: Merci Gracia

      July 30, 2011, 02:02

      If you open to life with enthusiasm, wonder, and joy, more things show up for you to appreciate. It's a magic feedback loop.

    • Cooperation Vs. Competition by: Merci Gracia

      July 12, 2011, 02:21

      Try playing sports and games with no winners. It's a totally different experience and fun. Everybody wins.

    • Bounty Surrounds You by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2011, 02:02

      The endless bounty of the world lies in wait for your appreciation.

    • Self Love Fulfills by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2011, 02:02

      When you truly love yourself, you don't have to look outside yourself for fulfillment. And yet, the outside world satisfies your every desire.

    • Align Action With Values  by: Merci Gracia

      June 20, 2011, 02:02

      Trusting that you'll to be kind to yourself no matter what, and act in alignment with your values, are important keys to well-being.

    • Highest Purpose For All Involved by: Merci Gracia

      June 10, 2011, 02:02

      When you always choose the highest purpose for all involved, you understand a deep truth: what you want for others is the same as what you want for yourself.

    • Life Unfolds Perfectly by: Merci Gracia

      May 21, 2011, 02:12

      Although it doesn't always seem so, life unfolds perfectly. When you drop resistance to what is, difficult lessons don't feel so difficult.

    • Relax and Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2011, 02:02

      Do what you can and then relax! Let go of attachment and watch with curiosity, the beauty of life unfolding perfectly.

    • Tingle by: Merci Gracia

      May 6, 2011, 02:02

      Take a moment to appreciate the magnificent diversity and colorfulness of the world around you. You can't help tingling with joy.

    • The Real You by: Merci Gracia

      February 7, 2011, 02:47

      There's never been another YOU. You are meant to bloom and shine just like each and every flower. Comparing yourself to others is disregarding your unique…

    • Labor of Love by: Merci Gracia

      January 29, 2011, 05:47

      The reward for work is in the doing. Working for the joy of it requires no outside approval, increases the quality of your output, and enhances your…

    • Shine Effortlessly by: Merci Gracia

      January 25, 2011, 06:01

      Being authentic means letting go of 'shoulds' and needing to please. It’s less confusing to everyone. Including you. The world is a mirror reflecting back…

    • Can't Touch This by: Merci Gracia

      January 15, 2011, 07:54

      A smile on your face, relaxed body, warm glow in you heart, general feeling of well-being and contentment...when you roll like that, you're pretty much…

    • Giving Makes You Rich by: Merci Gracia

      January 4, 2011, 14:26

      Our lives are not measured by what we have but by what we give. Whether it's a smile, a hand or an endowment, we make a difference with our offering. When…

    • We're Making It All Up! by: Merci Gracia

      December 30, 2010, 17:38

      Shakespeare said "Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Maybe realizing this is one of the central purposes of life. You create your…

    • Don't Let the Clouds Fool You by: Merci Gracia

      December 28, 2010, 17:58

      Above the clouds is a clear, blue sky. Beneath a thought is a clear, still mind. Thoughts come and go like clouds. And have about as much substance. Don't…

    • Gratitude Begets Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      December 24, 2010, 18:23

      The cool thing about feeling grateful is that it sets up an emotional environment inside you that creates a propensity for you to feel this way more often.…

    • Giving is Getting by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2010, 19:21

      It feels sooooooo good to offer an unexpected hand to a stranger in need, it should be ranked high on the official list of guilty pleasures. Best part of it…

    • Harmony is Natural! by: Merci Gracia

      December 13, 2010, 00:07

      Harmony is the natural state of the Universe.  It's just our perception and interpretation of reality that says otherwise. Everything changes so fast when we…

    • It Really is 'All Good'! by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2010, 22:33

      Think of a trying event in your life that turned out to be exactly what you needed in order for something better to appear. Perhaps you didn't get a job…

  • Category: Gracias  (2)
    • Feel Good, Look Good by: Merci Gracia

      December 14, 2010, 23:20

      Focusing on that for which you are grateful feels good. Since your thoughts attract in like kindness, thoughts of gratitude continue to attract that which…

    • The Only Mantra You Need by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2010, 17:52

      "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." - Meister Eckhart Suffice it to say, Thank You. Seriously, try…

  • Category: Grazie  (4)
    • Gratitude Begets Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      December 24, 2010, 18:23

      The cool thing about feeling grateful is that it sets up an emotional environment inside you that creates a propensity for you to feel this way more often.…

    • Feel Good, Look Good by: Merci Gracia

      December 14, 2010, 23:20

      Focusing on that for which you are grateful feels good. Since your thoughts attract in like kindness, thoughts of gratitude continue to attract that which…

    • Loving Thoughts Look Good! by: Merci Gracia

      December 1, 2010, 22:06

      When you appreciate something you are actually being very nice to yourself. You don't need scientific evidence to prove the effects of loving thoughts. Ju…

    • The Only Mantra You Need by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2010, 17:52

      "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." - Meister Eckhart Suffice it to say, Thank You. Seriously, try…

  • Category: Merci  (2)
    • Loving Thoughts Look Good! by: Merci Gracia

      December 1, 2010, 22:06

      When you appreciate something you are actually being very nice to yourself. You don't need scientific evidence to prove the effects of loving thoughts. Ju…

    • The Only Mantra You Need by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2010, 17:52

      "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." - Meister Eckhart Suffice it to say, Thank You. Seriously, try…

  • Category: Trust  (78)
    • Suspicion Is Self-Reinforcing by: Merci Gracia

      February 28, 2019, 01:01

      My first instinct is to trust others.

    • Trust in Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      August 23, 2018, 01:01

      When I trust in my own ability to transcend, I can handle any situation in peace.

    • Unexpected Surprises by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2018, 01:01

      Life sometimes gives unexpected happy surprises in unattractive packages.

    • Stretch and Relax by: Merci Gracia

      April 25, 2018, 01:01

      I reach for what I want and trust that life will help me find it.

    • What's Best for Others by: Merci Gracia

      April 13, 2018, 01:01

      I trust my loved ones enough to allow them to find their own way.

    • It All Works Out by: Merci Gracia

      April 10, 2018, 01:01

      I am at peace when I remember that life usually works out.

    • The Art of Expectation by: Merci Gracia

      April 4, 2018, 01:01

      I set goals and then let go of attachment because I trust Life knows what it's doing

    • Tool #8 by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2017, 01:01

      I keep my thoughts and actions in alignment with what I want in life.

    • Resistance and Flow by: Merci Gracia

      September 6, 2017, 01:01

      Acceptance, allowing and trust create immediate positive effects in my body and mind.

    • Trusting Life by: Merci Gracia

      August 12, 2017, 01:01

      I trust in Life to resolve issues for the highest purpose of all involved.

    • Judicious Trust Enables Growth by: Merci Gracia

      June 12, 2017, 01:01

      Rational minds resist trusting anything unproven. Unfortunately, without risk and trust, growing and expanding beyond your comfort zone is highly unlikely.

    • Let Go of Attachment by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2017, 01:01

      Stubborn fixation on our ideas about reality will result in suffering. Pursuing our objectives and then letting go results minimizes suffering.

    • Trusting Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      May 30, 2017, 01:01

      Trusting yourself so much that you have confidence in your ability to handle any eventual situation reduces anxiety and makes you more effective.

    • Trusting Attitude by: Merci Gracia

      March 23, 2017, 01:01

      Doing what you can to prepare for changes is a good idea. The way you prepare makes all the difference Trusting in the outcome ensures it will work out well.

    • Trust Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      August 29, 2016, 01:01

      When you trust yourself, life feels better.

    • Happy Mother's Day by: Merci Gracia

      May 8, 2016, 01:01

      Honor all mothers, but find and connect with the mother energy inside yourself and trust in it to nurture and support you.

    • The One to Trust by: Merci Gracia

      December 24, 2015, 01:01

      Having a strong sense of personal integrity is an invaluable gift to give yourself. Not just because others will recognize it, but because it's a crucial…

    • Who You Aren't by: Merci Gracia

      December 15, 2015, 01:01

      When you honor your own integrity and live in alignment with your own truth, others can trust you and you can trust yourself.

    • A Blessing or a Curse? by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2015, 01:01

      Washed up on a deserted island, the only survivor of a shipwreck prayed for God to rescue him.

    • Life Is Not Against You by: Merci Gracia

      April 26, 2015, 01:01

      When you live by the credo that people are fundamentally good, life will verify that belief and you'll live much more happily than being suspicious.

    • Drop Your Story by: Merci Gracia

      March 27, 2015, 01:01

      Anxiety, fear and stress come from the belief that you can and should control everything you can. Pretend that life has your back and see what happens.

    • Through the Looking Glass by: Merci Gracia

      February 21, 2015, 01:01

      Your life experience depends on the color of lenses you wear. If you love and accept yourself, give others the benefit of the doubt and trust, you'll be happy.

    • What You See Is You by: Merci Gracia

      February 12, 2015, 10:01

      You can create the most enjoyable experience of life by developing self love and acceptance, giving others the benefit of the doubt and trusting it'll work out.

    • You Never Know by: Merci Gracia

      March 29, 2014, 01:01

      Think of all the suffering and discomfort that you'll be spared if you adopt the attitude that 'this too shall pass and the purpose will be revealed in time.'

    • When Life Throws You A Curve Ball by: Merci Gracia

      February 12, 2014, 01:01

      When you feel you misread a situation and wonder how you were so off the mark, wait and withhold judgment. It might turn out to be a bulls eye.

    • Turn Control Into Curiosity by: Merci Gracia

      February 1, 2014, 01:01

      If you're not jiving with what's happening, let loose and open to finding the value in the way things are. You might be pleasantly surprised,

    • Trust by: Merci Gracia

      October 17, 2013, 01:01

      Life will give you what you want if you keep your mind focused on the satisfying feeling of having it. You energize what you give your attention to.

    • Love, Try, Expect and Trust by: Merci Gracia

      October 1, 2013, 01:01

      It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. It's better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all.

    • The Benefits of Trust by: Merci Gracia

      April 11, 2013, 01:01

      All that happens is the only possible outcome in response to what came before it. You get exactly what you need. Look deeply for how everything is for you.

    • Ask and Receive by: Merci Gracia

      April 9, 2013, 01:01

      Desire is thought to be the cause of suffering. However, it's not desire but attachment to the outcome that causes the problem.

    • The Power of Honoring Your Word by: Merci Gracia

      February 1, 2013, 01:01

      Following through on commitments and doing what you say you'll do sends a message to others that your word is of value. It's a self-loving thing to do.

    • Delicious But Dangerous by: Merci Gracia

      January 31, 2013, 01:01

      Complaining about others sends a message to your subconscious mind that you're a powerless and ineffective communicator and to others that you can't be trusted.

    • Simplify by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2013, 01:01

      When you honor yourself and live in alignment with what feels right to you, life begins to flow more effortlessly.

    • Surrender the Strategy by: Merci Gracia

      January 4, 2013, 01:01

      Whatever you do, give it your best shot and surrender the results to the Universe. Ask for the highest purpose to unfold to give you the feeling you're after.

    • The Power of Attitude by: Merci Gracia

      December 12, 2012, 01:01

      When you expect the highest purpose to unfold and ask life to help you see how everything is for you, whatever is happening is a gift.

    • Point of View by: Merci Gracia

      November 20, 2012, 01:01

      Each person is the ultimate authority on their own life. Acknowledging this will increase mutual trust and help your relationship grow.

    • Handling Dissapointment by: Merci Gracia

      August 28, 2012, 01:01

      When you feel disappointed by something that has either happened or not happened, trust that it's for the best.

    • Keeping Commitments by: Merci Gracia

      August 23, 2012, 01:01

      When you keep your word, others can trust you. While everyone needs to change plans on occasion, when you do it on a regular basis, you actually miss out.

    • The Power Within You by: Merci Gracia

      August 17, 2012, 01:01

      There’s a powerful presence within you, ready and willing to help you solve your problems. All you have to do is turn within and ask

    • Twists and Turns of Life by: Merci Gracia

      August 15, 2012, 01:01

      Life often takes some unsuspecting turns in order to bring about the greatest leap in your conscious evolution. Trust all happens for a very good reason.

    • Do You Need a Filter Change? by: Merci Gracia

      July 20, 2012, 01:01

      You can adapt your filter of reality in order to be happy all of the time. The way to do it is to look for what's right in every situation.

    • Define What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      July 17, 2012, 01:01

      If you want something in life, formulate a clear idea about it so life knows what to give you. Knowing what you want is powerful. Find out and commit to it.

    • Truth About Lies by: Merci Gracia

      July 10, 2012, 01:01

      When someone lies to you, realize it's never personal nor meant to hurt you. People only lie to make themselves feel better. Don't hurt you by taking offense.

    • Life Works Out by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2012, 01:01

      If you're concerned about something, ask your Inner Presence to show you what do to help bring about what you want or something better for the highest purpose.

    • Relax and Trust by: Merci Gracia

      April 15, 2012, 02:02

      If something's not happening quickly enough, relax. Reality has a timeline that involves factors that you can't see. Open to what is and trust.

    • Be Honest with Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2012, 01:21

      Following your heart and expressing yourself honestly makes you not only a joy to be around but a safe person others can trust. Live authentically and flow.

    • Trust Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2012, 02:02

      The way to perform your best is to focus on what you're doing and forget about how others perceive you.

    • Reduce Friction in Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      February 18, 2012, 02:02

      When you surrender to what's happening in the moment, you position yourself to take action from a place of wholeness.

    • A New Way by: Merci Gracia

      January 11, 2012, 02:02

      Leave the old paradigm of blame, shame and guilt. Everyone is doing the best they can, from the place they're in, in the moment they're in it.

    • The Only Valid Comparison by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2011, 02:02

      Comparing yourself against any other person tells you nothing & keeps you in a never-ending game of keeping up. Are you wiser and happier than before?

    • Trouble is Transient by: Merci Gracia

      September 25, 2011, 02:02

      Remember an important secret of attitude management: every uncomfortable or difficult situation will naturally evolve into something else. Knowing this is…

    • Chill Factor by: Merci Gracia

      September 7, 2011, 02:02

      Remind yourself that all really is as it should be and will be changing momentarily. Chillin's good for your health.

    • Try Hard, Then Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      September 6, 2011, 02:02

      Even when you plan and strategize, results are often out of your control. Worrying about them takes you down the rabbit hole of anxiety. Surrender.

    • Gift in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      August 25, 2011, 02:02

      With any aspect that feels less than satisfying, first accept that it is what it is. Then turn your focus to how you'd like it to be. Don't look back.

    • You Are Worthy by: Merci Gracia

      August 3, 2011, 02:02

      Ask yourself if you believe you deserve perfect health and happiness. If you have any hesitation, remember you're deserving because you exist. Period.

    • Loosen the Knot by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2011, 02:02

      Relax into allowing life to be the way it is. Tying yourself up in knots isn't helping. Remember, all things come to pass. Untangle and wait.

    • Time Will Tell by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2011, 02:02

      Time puts all things in the proper perspective. Don't stress too much about events that seem difficult. They may turn out to be some of the best and most…

    • Align Action With Values  by: Merci Gracia

      June 20, 2011, 02:02

      Trusting that you'll to be kind to yourself no matter what, and act in alignment with your values, are important keys to well-being.

    • Expect Love and Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2011, 02:02

      Never cease to dream because you fear disappointment. Your expectations condition your reality. Expect the Best

    • Everything Is Just Right Now by: Merci Gracia

      May 26, 2011, 02:02

      Take a look at things that perpetually irritate you. Consider that your irritation is a gift giving you information about you. Reality is the perfect mirror.

    • Give Your Best and Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2011, 02:50

      Life is short. Try hard, let go of the results. Love your life this minute

    • Faith or Fear? by: Merci Gracia

      April 18, 2011, 02:02

      Both faith and fear are the results of your beliefs. Choose beliefs that enhance your life and serve you.

    • Pregnant with Possibility by: Merci Gracia

      April 13, 2011, 02:02

      The present moment has within it all you need. Free yourself from limiting beliefs and approach each moment like it's the first you've ever experienced.

    • Answer In A Coin Toss by: Merci Gracia

      April 12, 2011, 02:02

      When faced with a difficult decision, follow your heart. If you don't know what your heart wants, toss a coin and notice your feelings about the result.

    • Desires Seek Fulfillment by: Merci Gracia

      March 7, 2011, 04:04

      Whatever you desire, ask yourself why you want it. You probably think it'll make you feel better. Let go of attachment to a specific outcome and open to…

    • Thoughts Create by: Merci Gracia

      March 6, 2011, 04:04

      If you trust that things will work out well, they will. If you think solutions aren't easy to find, they won't be. Every thought and word helps shape your…

    • Lemonade Stand by: Merci Gracia

      February 27, 2011, 04:04

      The tree of life drops a lemon every now and then. Your experience doesn't depend nearly so much on what actually happens to you, as it does on how you…

    • To Love Or Be Loved? by: Merci Gracia

      February 25, 2011, 04:04

      Whether it is more satisfying in the hearts of noble beings to love or to be loved, that is the question. The answer? To love! When you give love, you really…

    • You're The Gardener by: Merci Gracia

      February 24, 2011, 04:04

      Are you planting peace and joy? Every thought you cultivate is a seed sown in the garden of your life. Plant the seeds you want to see bloom. Just like the…

    • Possibly Perfect Now by: Merci Gracia

      February 19, 2011, 08:07

      Life is continuously transforming and ever-evolving. We only see a tiny slice of it at any given moment. How accurate can our judgments be from such a…

    • Expect The Best by: Merci Gracia

      February 17, 2011, 04:04

      If you're ever wondering about the reason somebody did something, give them the benefit of the doubt. Whether it's true or not, it'll feel so much better…

    • Expect Goodness by: Merci Gracia

      February 9, 2011, 04:17

      When you trust that Goodness is the dominant force in life, that is what you'll experience. You get what you expect. Be kind to yourself and expect the...…

    • Outside The Box by: Merci Gracia

      February 6, 2011, 02:50

      New inventions originate from minds that dare to venture beyond convention. If you have a dream that seems wild and crazy, remember people used to think the…

    • You Get What You Give by: Merci Gracia

      January 13, 2011, 06:10

      The best way to get what you want is to give it freely. The outside world is a mirror reflecting back who and what you are. Everyone seems friendly when you…

    • Loose, Natural and Relaxed by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2011, 10:02

      Taking yourself too seriously is one of the biggest causes of stress. Life flows much more effortlessly when you relax and take it easy. Begin this new year…

    • Don't Ask How, Just Say Wow! by: Merci Gracia

      December 27, 2010, 18:55

      We usually spend time trying to figure out how to accomplish what we want from the part of our brain that has limited information. When we focus on the outcome…

    • Be Light With Your Judgements by: Merci Gracia

      December 26, 2010, 19:58

      Believing what you think can sometimes lead you astray. Realizing you can never see the complete picture and acting from this realization helps to discern more…

    • Just Say Wow by: Merci Gracia

      December 11, 2010, 16:50

      Sometimes life can feel overwhelming! When that happens, sit down and visualize magically completing everything you think you need to accomplish. Don't worry…

  • Category: Honesty  (41)
    • Why People Lie by: Merci Gracia

      February 2, 2019, 01:01

      Telling the truth is always better for our self-esteem.

    • Honoring Our Word by: Merci Gracia

      July 25, 2018, 01:01

      Keeping my word improves others' perception of me but more importantly my perception of myself.

    • Hidden Agendas by: Merci Gracia

      April 21, 2018, 01:01

      Honesty in my dealings with others builds the best relationships.

    • Your Word Is Your Integrity by: Merci Gracia

      December 28, 2017, 01:01

      When we honor word, the world takes us seriously and honors us.

    • The Best Policy by: Merci Gracia

      May 16, 2017, 01:01

      Dishonesty, regardless of motivation, sends a message to your subconscious mind that the truth -- and you-- aren't good enough.

    • Honesty Improves Self-Esteem by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2016, 01:01

      Being completely honest can feel scary, but it's a great way to get into flow, reduce anxiety and feel good.

    • Deception Does Damage by: Merci Gracia

      August 30, 2015, 01:01

      Lying to others is self-destructive behavior that steals your energy and diverts your attention from more important endeavors.

    • Get Real by: Merci Gracia

      August 27, 2015, 01:01

      The most important kind of honesty for personal growth is self-honesty. Without it, you can't know where you're really at and move onward and upward.

    • Don't Make Excuses by: Merci Gracia

      October 2, 2014, 01:01

      If you don't admit your part in what's happened, you wont grow. If you make excuses to others when you've done nothing wrong, you're only prolonging the matter.

    • Perfect Reflection by: Merci Gracia

      August 6, 2014, 01:01

      When you catch yourself relating in ways that won't bring the results you really want, try to catch yourself from pretending you're surprised with the outcome.

    • The Benefit of Self-Honesty by: Merci Gracia

      April 1, 2014, 01:01

      Self honesty will lead to a direct improvement in your experience of life. Take inventory, drop destructive habits and repeat as necessary.

    • Real Friends by: Merci Gracia

      November 11, 2013, 01:01

      True friends respect your vulnerability and love you for who you are, not who they want you to be.

    • Listen by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2013, 01:01

      When someone really listens to you with the desire to understand, not only does it feel good, it makes you want to speak honestly from your heart.

    • Honesty is the Best Policy by: Merci Gracia

      April 7, 2013, 01:01

      Following through with an agenda just because you said you would doesn't always prove wise. Unless you habitually don't keep your word, follow your heart. It's…

    • Expand Your Self-image by: Merci Gracia

      January 30, 2013, 01:01

      Trying to impress others causes you to lose authenticity and reduces your sense of personal power because you can never control what others think of you.

    • The Goal Behind the Goal by: Merci Gracia

      October 21, 2012, 01:01

      When you're aware that the motive you have for doing most things is to feel good about yourself, it's much easier to be authentic.

    • Do You Have Approval Disorder? by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2012, 01:01

      Worrying about how you look to others instead of focusing on how to be authentically you can result in huge happiness detours.

    • Keeping Commitments by: Merci Gracia

      August 23, 2012, 01:01

      When you keep your word, others can trust you. While everyone needs to change plans on occasion, when you do it on a regular basis, you actually miss out.

    • Be Honest with Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2012, 01:01

      When you're honest with yourself and others, it's easier for the Universe to respond in alignment with your true desires.

    • Truth About Lies by: Merci Gracia

      July 10, 2012, 01:01

      When someone lies to you, realize it's never personal nor meant to hurt you. People only lie to make themselves feel better. Don't hurt you by taking offense.

    • Be Honest with Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2012, 01:21

      Following your heart and expressing yourself honestly makes you not only a joy to be around but a safe person others can trust. Live authentically and flow.

    • The Wisdom of Uncertainty by: Merci Gracia

      March 16, 2012, 01:02

      Save yourself the aggravation by not getting too attached to what you know. People used to be very sure that world is flat. It's just as likely things you…

    • Turn It Around by: Merci Gracia

      February 27, 2012, 02:02

      You usually judge qualities in others that you don't like in yourself. Remember that they're just a mirror, thank them and forgive yourself and them.

    • Problems by: Merci Gracia

      January 23, 2012, 02:02

      Life doesn't get it wrong. Next time you identify a problem, ask yourself if you can really know that it shouldn't be happening just the way it is.

    • Don't be Driven...Drive by: Merci Gracia

      December 29, 2011, 02:02

      When you're compelled to do anything by an unconscious need to feel worthy, you're driven. You can identify this compulsion when you notice you're working too…

    • The One You Need to Forgive by: Merci Gracia

      June 29, 2011, 02:02

      When you're upset at somebody, you're probably just angry with yourself for being in the situation in the first place. Let yourself off the hook.

    • The Truth About Us All by: Merci Gracia

      June 27, 2011, 02:02

      I'm as self-oriented as you are. Everything I do is consciously or unconsciously aimed at pleasing me, even when it seems like I'm trying to please you.

    • The Alchemy of Difference by: Merci Gracia

      April 29, 2011, 02:02

      When there is mutual respect and a desire to understand one another, differences work like sand in an oyster. What begins as conflict, ends as growth.

    • Honesty Equals Intimacy by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2011, 02:02

      A meaningful life of true intimacy and friendship requires authentic self expression. Be true to yourself and attract people in alignment with the real you.

    • Pay it Forward by: Merci Gracia

      April 6, 2011, 02:02

      Ask for help when you need it and give it freely when others can use it. It makes for a kinder world.

    • The Myth of Perfection by: Merci Gracia

      April 2, 2011, 02:02

      Judging yourself for not being perfect will keep you from ever feeling satisfied. Treat yourself with loving kindness and relax into flow.

    • Own it by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2011, 15:23

      The only thing absolutely consistent with everything you experience is that you are there when it happens. Taking responsibility for your part is the key to…

    • Desires Are Gifts by: Merci Gracia

      March 15, 2011, 04:04

      Desires are gifts that arise from within and give direction. In their original form, they are in alignment with the Tao and good for all involved. If they…

    • Truth Comforts by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2011, 03:03

      When you're authentic and speak your truth gently, you're a comfort to be around. Everyone knows how you feel, including you. There's no confusion or…

    • Shine Effortlessly by: Merci Gracia

      January 25, 2011, 06:01

      Being authentic means letting go of 'shoulds' and needing to please. It’s less confusing to everyone. Including you. The world is a mirror reflecting back…

    • Simple Truth by: Merci Gracia

      January 18, 2011, 05:55

      Life is a whole lot easier when you're authentic. The simplest way to get there is to be honest. When you are, those who don't resonate fall away. Those…

    • Spiraling Upward by: Merci Gracia

      January 16, 2011, 08:45

      If you feel upset over a criticism, it's probably because you have the same judgment about yourself. If you think you're too tall and someone says you're too…

    • An Energy Boost by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2011, 09:35

      To sweeten your emotional life, take a look at your thought patterns. Inner complaining dampens your emotional environment and drains your energy. If you catch…

    • Vibrating Love and Beauty  by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2011, 09:55

      When it comes right down to it, we are pure, vibrating energy. The nature of our thoughts creates the quality of the vibration we radiate into the world. It's…

    • Be Light With Your Judgements by: Merci Gracia

      December 26, 2010, 19:58

      Believing what you think can sometimes lead you astray. Realizing you can never see the complete picture and acting from this realization helps to discern more…

    • Trust Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2010, 16:22

      When you listen to yourself and act in accordance with what you truly want and believe, life begins to flow smoothly. When you don't follow your sincere…

  • Category: Relax  (54)
    • The Power of Stillness by: Merci Gracia

      April 11, 2016, 01:01

      Meditation provides simple relief to a mind racing with negative, destructive and unfriendly habits.

    • Reframe by: Merci Gracia

      December 9, 2014, 01:01

      Acknowledging that when others have different stories of reality, they're not necessarily wrong will help you to be more accepting and relax.

    • Relax by: Merci Gracia

      December 4, 2014, 01:01

      Tension causes dis-ease and disables your mind from thinking clearly. Just a few minutes a day of practicing being relaxed will work wonders in your life.

    • What's the Hurry? by: Merci Gracia

      June 7, 2014, 01:01

      How much you get done in life matters far less than how much you enjoy doing what you're doing. The way to ensure the latter is to slow down.

    • The World According to You by: Merci Gracia

      September 23, 2013, 01:01

      There are no preconditions for joy. You can decide right in this moment to be happy no matter what. Practice makes perfect.

    • Clearing Body and Mind by: Merci Gracia

      September 8, 2013, 01:01

      If you're down or anxious, you can move through the difficultly by focusing on your bodily sensations and realizing that 'this too shall pass.'

    • Relax and Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 7, 2013, 01:01

      When you reach the end of your life, it would be sweet to have no regrets. Interviews with those close to death show a consistent list of the top five regrets.

    • Resistance or Relief by: Merci Gracia

      September 5, 2013, 01:01

      When you let go and allow life to happen, energy moves through you and you grow and evolve.

    • Chill Out and Relax by: Merci Gracia

      August 7, 2013, 01:01

      When you have seemingly endless tasks to attend to, thinking about the mountain of responsibilities can be overwhelming. Chill out, relax and go with the flow.

    • Be Nimble by: Merci Gracia

      April 2, 2013, 01:01

      A mind that is flexible enough to change position is as important to a healthy life as a flexible body is to physical well-being.

    • Fear in Perspective by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2012, 01:01

      Fear is good if it helps you survive, but for everything else, it often serves to shut you down.

    • Don't Ramp It Up by: Merci Gracia

      October 1, 2012, 01:01

      It takes two to tango. If you want to skip energetic confrontation, relax and express yourself calmly.

    • Breathe Your Way Out of Anger by: Merci Gracia

      September 26, 2012, 01:01

      When you find yourself outraged by the behavior of others, remember it's not personal. Nothing ever is.

    • Right or Happy? by: Merci Gracia

      August 14, 2012, 01:01

      When arguing with someone and you know you're right, ask yourself if you'd rather be right or happy. When your wall comes up just drop it. It's disarming.

    • Relax and Trust by: Merci Gracia

      April 15, 2012, 02:02

      If something's not happening quickly enough, relax. Reality has a timeline that involves factors that you can't see. Open to what is and trust.

    • You Can't Know Why by: Merci Gracia

      April 6, 2012, 01:02

      Don't cause yourself stress over what seems dismal. You can't really know if it is or not, so save yourself from the harmful effects of thinking it is & relax.

    • Find Your Calm Center by: Merci Gracia

      April 1, 2012, 01:02

      Modern life obscures the peaceful calm always available to you. Take three deep breaths and return get back there as often as you can - it's where sanity lives.

    • Trust Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2012, 02:02

      The way to perform your best is to focus on what you're doing and forget about how others perceive you.

    • Take a Breather by: Merci Gracia

      February 19, 2012, 02:02

      If you are in a conflict with someone, take a breather for a short time and get some distance from each other and the problem. Look for a win/win.

    • Reduce Friction in Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      February 18, 2012, 02:02

      When you surrender to what's happening in the moment, you position yourself to take action from a place of wholeness.

    • Skillful Living by: Merci Gracia

      February 12, 2012, 02:02

      Accepting what's happening in the moment & simultaneously being able to take action is the gist of living life skillfully on the razor's edge.

    • The Truth About Control by: Merci Gracia

      December 22, 2011, 02:02

      You'll be frustrated if you try to control life - too much is beyond your control. A better plan is to respond consciously and embody gratefulness.

    • Forgiveness is Peace by: Merci Gracia

      December 14, 2011, 02:02

      There's one effective way to eliminate anger and resentment. Forgive 'them' for whatever they've done wrong and forgive yourself for holding on to it.

    • Moderation in Almost Everything by: Merci Gracia

      October 22, 2011, 02:02

      Practicing moderation in all aspects of your life may be simplest, most direct to good health and happiness you've ever heard of.

    • Commit to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      October 11, 2011, 02:02

      Skip the list of things you want to accomplish that you think will make you happy. It's more effective to start accepting yourself this moment.

    • Cultivate Tolerance  by: Merci Gracia

      September 30, 2011, 02:02

      If you think only your political views are valid, it's irresponsible not to become the ruler of the world. Either that or soften your judgements.

    • Don't Delay Well Being by: Merci Gracia

      September 27, 2011, 02:02

      If you delay being joyous until some condition is met, you are practicing not being okay right here in this moment.

    • Trouble is Transient by: Merci Gracia

      September 25, 2011, 02:02

      Remember an important secret of attitude management: every uncomfortable or difficult situation will naturally evolve into something else. Knowing this is…

    • Kindness Pays Off by: Merci Gracia

      September 19, 2011, 02:02

      When you are kind to yourself you'll be more accepting of others.

    • Chill Factor by: Merci Gracia

      September 7, 2011, 02:02

      Remind yourself that all really is as it should be and will be changing momentarily. Chillin's good for your health.

    • Try Hard, Then Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      September 6, 2011, 02:02

      Even when you plan and strategize, results are often out of your control. Worrying about them takes you down the rabbit hole of anxiety. Surrender.

    • Unfettered Access by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2011, 02:02

      Don't distract yourself by splitting your attention between what you're doing and how it'll eventually turn out. Eyes on the prize.

    • Make Lemonade by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2011, 02:02

      When you have expectations that aren't met, you can focus on disappointment or find a positive aspect of the situation. Your life, your choice.

    • The Journey is the Destination by: Merci Gracia

      August 19, 2011, 02:02

      Don't forget that in life, just like with road trips, the journey is often the best part.

    • Free Will by: Merci Gracia

      August 9, 2011, 00:32

      While it's hard to deny that you don't have control over everything in your life, you do over the one thing that matters the most...Your attitude.

    • Loosen the Knot by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2011, 02:02

      Relax into allowing life to be the way it is. Tying yourself up in knots isn't helping. Remember, all things come to pass. Untangle and wait.

    • Your Love Opens Doors by: Merci Gracia

      July 26, 2011, 02:02

      You're desires are already fulfilled and waiting for you to open and love yourself enough to let them in. Put your attention on the present moment.

    • Time Is Relative by: Merci Gracia

      July 25, 2011, 02:02

      You can rush time in music, healing, relationships, or health. What you can do is get in step.

    • The Big Picture by: Merci Gracia

      July 22, 2011, 02:02

      Don't get bogged down in the details. It's better to just get started on your project and deal with them as they arise. Progress happens with action.

    • Cooperation Vs. Competition by: Merci Gracia

      July 12, 2011, 02:21

      Try playing sports and games with no winners. It's a totally different experience and fun. Everybody wins.

    • Align Action With Values  by: Merci Gracia

      June 20, 2011, 02:02

      Trusting that you'll to be kind to yourself no matter what, and act in alignment with your values, are important keys to well-being.

    • Fear Dumbs You Down by: Merci Gracia

      June 17, 2011, 02:02

      When you come from fear, you operating instinctually from the primitive part of your brain. If you're not in danger, try to come from the heart. Feels better.

    • A Balanced Perspective Pays Off by: Merci Gracia

      May 22, 2011, 02:22

      A calm, centered awareness allows you to view 'good and bad' with equanimity.

    • Relax and Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2011, 02:02

      Do what you can and then relax! Let go of attachment and watch with curiosity, the beauty of life unfolding perfectly.

    • Give Your Best and Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2011, 02:50

      Life is short. Try hard, let go of the results. Love your life this minute

    • You're the Captain by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2011, 02:40

      The extent to which you have control over your life is impossible to know. However, you are one hundred percent responsible for how you feel about what happens.

    • Faith or Fear? by: Merci Gracia

      April 18, 2011, 02:02

      Both faith and fear are the results of your beliefs. Choose beliefs that enhance your life and serve you.

    • Pregnant with Possibility by: Merci Gracia

      April 13, 2011, 02:02

      The present moment has within it all you need. Free yourself from limiting beliefs and approach each moment like it's the first you've ever experienced.

    • Like Attracts Like by: Merci Gracia

      March 9, 2011, 04:04

      Your life reflects your habitual thought patterns. When things aren't going the way you'd like, check to see if you're thinking has gone out of balance.…

    • You're The Gardener by: Merci Gracia

      February 24, 2011, 04:04

      Are you planting peace and joy? Every thought you cultivate is a seed sown in the garden of your life. Plant the seeds you want to see bloom. Just like the…

    • Harmless Scarecrows by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2011, 08:00

      I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. ~Mark Twain If you are plagued by scarecrows in the form of…

    • Can't Touch This by: Merci Gracia

      January 15, 2011, 07:54

      A smile on your face, relaxed body, warm glow in you heart, general feeling of well-being and contentment...when you roll like that, you're pretty much…

    • Loose, Natural and Relaxed by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2011, 10:02

      Taking yourself too seriously is one of the biggest causes of stress. Life flows much more effortlessly when you relax and take it easy. Begin this new year…

    • It's All About Contrast by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2010, 17:03

      When you think back over this last year, be grateful for every part of it. The good for obvious reasons. The bad because contrast helps you realize what you…

  • Category: Giving  (38)
    • Boundaries for Balance by: Merci Gracia

      October 16, 2018, 01:01

      Unconditional giving is best when it's done in balance.

    • Ups and Downs by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2018, 01:01

      Whatever I offer to the world becomes my experience of the world.

    • Be Number One by: Merci Gracia

      March 3, 2016, 01:01

      Do you put the needs of everyone else first? When you take care of you first, you not only ensure your own happiness, you take the pressure off of them.

    • Giving for Real by: Merci Gracia

      February 12, 2016, 01:01

      The benefit of giving lies in the act of giving itself, not recognition or gratitude from others.

    • Identified as a Helper? by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2016, 01:01

      If you're identified with being a helper, you require people to need you in order for you to feel good. This eventually causes resentment.

    • True Giving by: Merci Gracia

      December 4, 2015, 01:01

      When you give from a pure heart, you receive as much pleasure, if not more, as the recipient of your gift. The gift is in the giving.

    • The Greatest Pleasures by: Merci Gracia

      September 1, 2014, 01:01

      It's good to indulge in simple pleasures. But spending too much energy on self-gratification leaves you empty. Giving time and care to others brings real joy.

    • If You Want It, Give It. by: Merci Gracia

      June 26, 2013, 01:01

      You get out of life, whatever you put in to it. If you want to be loved or respected, treat others that way.

    • Giving and Receiving Are the Same by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2013, 01:01

      Giving may actually provide greater benefits than receiving.

    • Love Asks For Nothing by: Merci Gracia

      May 8, 2013, 01:01

      Expecting someone to behave the way you want them to because you love them is not love. Real love is free. Don't confuse the rules of relationship with love.

    • Live Your Own Life by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2013, 01:01

      Unsolicited advice often translates into a message that they aren't living life up to your standards or expectations.

    • Real Giving by: Merci Gracia

      February 26, 2013, 01:01

      The only way to experience the deeply satisfying benefits of giving is to do it unconditionally.

    • Express Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      January 24, 2013, 01:01

      ?When you feel appreciation for someone, take the time to reach out and tell them. Verbalizing your gratitude will be a blessing to both of you.

    • Give Yourself What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      January 2, 2013, 01:01

      If something is missing from your life, don't wait. Give it to yourself. Listen to your inner urgings and follow them. Then watch what life does for you.

    • Viral Kindness by: Merci Gracia

      October 16, 2012, 01:01

      Engage in unprovoked acts of kindness. It's so contagious, it'll make the world a better place.

    • Free Love by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2012, 01:01

      When you see your loved ones as free agents who are meant to live life according to what feels right for them, you foster their personal growth and your own.

    • You Can Change the World by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2012, 01:01

      If you have the ability to smile, you have the power to change the world.

    • Giving Love Makes You Feel Loved by: Merci Gracia

      June 30, 2012, 01:01

      If love has gone out of your life, rekindle the flame...By giving it.

    • Add the Right Ingredients by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2012, 01:01

      Ad value to every situation you're in and your life will be filled and you will be energized with love.

    • Give From Your Overflow by: Merci Gracia

      May 14, 2012, 01:01

      When you truly love yourself, you never feel drained by others because what you give comes from your overflow of self-love. Fulfill yourself and give from love.

    • River of Appreciation by: Merci Gracia

      April 30, 2012, 01:01

      If everyone treated each other like they'd just survived a disaster the world would experience a miraculous transformation.

    • Love Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      April 26, 2012, 01:01

      Fill your cup until it's overflowing and give from the overflow. When you do you never feel drained or expect anything in return.

    • Your Attention is a Gift by: Merci Gracia

      March 22, 2012, 01:02

      One of the kindest things you can do for others is to offer them your sincere attention. It's a simple way to spread love and improve the planet.

    • Offer Value by: Merci Gracia

      March 1, 2012, 02:02

      When you offer value to others, you're always rewarded. Find your special gift and give it.

    • Giving is Receiving by: Merci Gracia

      January 21, 2012, 02:02

      Giving and receiving are the same thing. It's an immutable law: you receive what you give. Give freely of yourself and you open the floodgates.

    • For You by: Merci Gracia

      December 27, 2011, 02:02

      When you give yourself the gift of finding how everything is 'for' you, you never have to forgive. Give 'for' instead.

    • Keep It Moving by: Merci Gracia

      October 6, 2011, 02:02

      The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea receive water from the Jordan River. Water flows through Galilee, the Dead keeps it, hence the name. Let it flow.

    • Be An Angel by: Merci Gracia

      July 21, 2011, 02:02

      There are so many ways you can be a significant help to others with very little effort. It feels so good that it almost seems unfair.

    • Understanding is Love by: Merci Gracia

      July 13, 2011, 02:02

      When you put yourself in another person's shoes, you begin to appreciate, understand and love them.

    • As Within, So Without by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2011, 02:02

      As within, so without. It's a natural law of the Universe. The more you give, the more you receive.

    • Pick Your Battles by: Merci Gracia

      July 2, 2011, 02:02

      When you disagree with someone, you're giving them a vote of no-confidence. Considering that you rarely change anybody's mind, maybe you can skip it.

    • Grow Your Love Garden by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2011, 02:02

      If you want more love in your life, love your life more. Love is something you generate within.

    • Be Considerate by: Merci Gracia

      March 13, 2011, 04:04

      It's worth the effort to consider the feelings of others and be kind.

    • To Love Or Be Loved? by: Merci Gracia

      February 25, 2011, 04:04

      Whether it is more satisfying in the hearts of noble beings to love or to be loved, that is the question. The answer? To love! When you give love, you really…

    • You Get What You Give by: Merci Gracia

      January 13, 2011, 06:10

      The best way to get what you want is to give it freely. The outside world is a mirror reflecting back who and what you are. Everyone seems friendly when you…

    • Giving Makes You Rich by: Merci Gracia

      January 4, 2011, 14:26

      Our lives are not measured by what we have but by what we give. Whether it's a smile, a hand or an endowment, we make a difference with our offering. When…

    • Gratitude Begets Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      December 24, 2010, 18:23

      The cool thing about feeling grateful is that it sets up an emotional environment inside you that creates a propensity for you to feel this way more often.…

    • Giving is Getting by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2010, 19:21

      It feels sooooooo good to offer an unexpected hand to a stranger in need, it should be ranked high on the official list of guilty pleasures. Best part of it…

  • Category: Change  (111)

    Everything in the Universe is in a constant state of flux. As an animal with a limited life span, human experience in this world is constantly shifting through…

    • Seeds of Change by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2019, 01:01

      Painful experiences are often the catalysts that help us grow and evolve.

    • Make a Change by: Merci Gracia

      January 22, 2019, 01:01

      Reduce or eliminate a behavior you believe isn't good for you and replace it with one that is.

    • We Know What's Right by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2019, 01:01

      Examining my motivation for unwanted habits activates the self-love necessary to drop them.

    • Initiating Change by: Merci Gracia

      January 6, 2019, 01:01

      I change my experience of life by changing my habits.

    • Create Solutions, Not Critiques by: Merci Gracia

      January 26, 2018, 01:01

      The way to make the world a better place is to create rather than criticize.

    • How to Fix the World by: Merci Gracia

      December 15, 2017, 01:01

      If you want to make the world better, the only place to start is within.

    • Changing the World by: Merci Gracia

      November 6, 2017, 01:01

      I can alter my experience of life by changing the way I view the world.

    • Change Is the Only Constant by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2017, 01:01

      Remembering that change is constant helps you to endure the rough times and be present enough to appreciate the good times.

    • Attitude Matters by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2017, 01:01

      When we're going through change, we can either feel anxious and fearful or we can look at how the situation is for us.

    • Endless Motion by: Merci Gracia

      April 9, 2017, 01:01

      Fluctuation is the eternal state of the universe. We're far better off learning to accept the truth of constant change than we are protecting against it.

    • Trusting Attitude by: Merci Gracia

      March 23, 2017, 01:01

      Doing what you can to prepare for changes is a good idea. The way you prepare makes all the difference Trusting in the outcome ensures it will work out well.

    • Do Something New by: Merci Gracia

      February 18, 2017, 15:30

      If you want different results, you have to do something different. Take baby steps each day to implement the changes you'd like to see.

    • What If You Knew... by: Merci Gracia

      January 21, 2017, 01:01

      Since we are all part of an enormous matrix of energy and consciousness, every though we think affects the matrix.

    • River of Life by: Merci Gracia

      November 29, 2016, 01:01

      We don't control everything that floats alongside us in the river of live, our power lies in our ability to direct ourselves to the side of the river we like.

    • Take Action by: Merci Gracia

      November 23, 2016, 01:01

      Complaining contributes negative energy out into our collective environment. Rather than grumbling, focus the energy on actions that create positive change.

    • Change the World by: Merci Gracia

      November 17, 2016, 01:01

      The world will only change when people do. Since you can't change anybody but yourself, that's the best place to start.

    • How We Got Here by: Merci Gracia

      November 16, 2016, 01:01

      The world didn't get this way by accident. If you want to change the world, make that change first inside yourself.

    • Raise the Paradigm of Politics by: Merci Gracia

      July 31, 2016, 01:01

      Combining together the law of polarity with the awareness of the fundamental truth of oneness would bring a new level of wisdom and maturity to politics.

    • Feedback Is Your Friend by: Merci Gracia

      June 7, 2016, 01:01

      Take feedback you get from you life and alter your course. If you resist the information you get from the world, you forsake personal evolution.

    • Advising Your Younger Self by: Merci Gracia

      May 29, 2016, 01:01

      Change is often uncomfortable, but it is a fact of life. Change yields big growth dividends and things often turn out well in the end.

    • Embrace Change by: Merci Gracia

      January 23, 2016, 01:01

      Change can be difficult, but it's resistance that causes suffering. Feeling our feelings and trusting that life knows what's best, helps us see that it does.

    • Shake It Up by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2015, 01:01

      A life without risks may hold the illusion of safety, but it exposes us to an even bigger danger: stagnation.

    • Quiet Desperation by: Merci Gracia

      June 10, 2015, 01:01

      Leading a life of quiet desperation is insane. You are the one who has to press the resent button. Your life is unlikely to change unless you take action.

    • Beginnings by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2015, 01:01

      Don't just promise yourself that you'll try to turn over a new leaf this year. Pick a habit that you want to drop and let it die.

    • Change Is Certain by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2014, 01:01

      Change is one constant you can bet on in life. If you embrace it with an open mind, you open your life to flow.

    • Change Yourself  by: Merci Gracia

      November 16, 2014, 01:01

      You'll never satisfy yourself by moving through life trying to change others. If you want a different experience, change yourself.

    • Do You Have Control Freakitus? by: Merci Gracia

      October 8, 2014, 01:01

      Take what every change has to offer and try a little trust on for size. Everything is going the way it should. Despite appearances, life doesn't get it wrong.

    • Embrace Change by: Merci Gracia

      September 29, 2014, 01:01

      If you learn to embrace change, you'll become skillful at finding equilibrium because you don't lament the absence of what was...you appreciate what is.

    • Get Clear for a Change by: Merci Gracia

      June 9, 2014, 01:01

      Becoming clear about what you want and how you want to feel is the key to conscious co-creating.

    • Framing Isn't Just for Pictures by: Merci Gracia

      April 12, 2014, 01:01

      If you find the framework you have for interpreting the world isn't making you feel good, you can change it. Get busy re-framing your creations.

    • Accept What Is by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2014, 01:01

      Since you can't focus on two things at the same time, when you're in resistance you can't see solutions clearly because you're so focused on what's 'wrong.'

    • War...What Is It Good For? by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2014, 01:01

      Effective change happens when you shift your attention from problems to solutions.

    • Work in Progress by: Merci Gracia

      February 28, 2014, 01:01

      You are a human becoming, always adapting to changing circumstances within your body and out in the world. Don't get attached, you're a work in progress.

    • Creating Reality by: Merci Gracia

      February 15, 2014, 01:01

      When you change yourself, the world takes care of itself.

    • Constant Feedback Loop by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2014, 01:01

      Everything happening in your life is feedback from the Universe advising you whether or not you need to make changes.

    • Vibrational Activism by: Merci Gracia

      January 13, 2014, 01:01

      Any situation you seek to change is the result of everything that happened leading up to the very moment. It makes sense to focus on solutions, not resistance.

    • Lead a Warrior's Life by: Merci Gracia

      January 6, 2014, 01:01

      Nothing keeps your life fresher than staying open to change and fighting to remain flexible in body and opinions.

    • Go First by: Merci Gracia

      November 15, 2013, 01:01

      If you think the world is lacking in certain admirable qualities, there's a very simple way to begin to change it: embody those qualities yourself.

    • Change With Grace by: Merci Gracia

      October 29, 2013, 01:01

      Trees naturally allow their leaves to die and fall away. Transformation, change and even death are inevitable. Be like the tree. Allow with grace and ease.

    • You Aren't Your Behavior by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2013, 01:01

      When you understand that you are not your behavior, you're much more willing to look at your actions without defensiveness and evolve.

    • Mind Your Own Business by: Merci Gracia

      August 6, 2013, 01:01

      What you think others need to change are clues that hold information that applies to you. Put your attention on changing yourself and their faults fade away.

    • Thoughts Create by: Merci Gracia

      June 7, 2013, 01:01

      Become conscious of the thoughts you cultivate and question whether or not they serve you. Knowing what you don’t want helps inform you about what you do…

    • Pain and Discomfort Are Teachers by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2013, 01:01

      Pain and discomfort are teachers telling you what doesn't work in your life. Take note and make edits without blame.

    • Welcome Obstacles by: Merci Gracia

      March 17, 2013, 01:01

      Obstacles are signposts on your path to ever-increasing awareness - remember this and take them in stride.

    • Addicted to Negativity? by: Merci Gracia

      March 4, 2013, 01:01

      Notice the thoughts you've been cultivating about things that make you unhappy. Are you looking for solutions and taking action or just wallowing in your story?

    • Acknowledge and Transform by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2012, 01:01

      When your reaction to something you hear or see angers you, be a transformer and shift your focus to what you'd like to see as a remedy.

    • Imprisoned By Your Positions? by: Merci Gracia

      October 25, 2012, 01:01

      If you knew for sure that the political candidate you're NOT voting for, would bring about the highest good for the greatest number, would you vote for him?

    • Change Yourself First by: Merci Gracia

      September 27, 2012, 01:01

      Don't be so sure that you know how to change the world. If your identity is wrapped up in being a change agent, consider changing yourself first.

    • The Ultimate Tool For Arguments by: Merci Gracia

      August 22, 2012, 01:01

      Sometimes, when you're arguing and things get ugly, the only thing left to be done is to apologize.

    • Adaptability Helps You Thrive by: Merci Gracia

      August 10, 2012, 01:01

      One the most important life skills you can develop is the ability to pivot.

    • The Magic of Feeling Good by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2012, 01:01

      When the things you think you should be doing don't seem so fun, take a break and stop 'shoulding' on yourself. Amazing things happen.

    • Create Rather Than Complain by: Merci Gracia

      July 12, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to improve the quality of your life, don't spend time lamenting what is. That only perpetuates the current situation and makes it more difficult to…

    • Order Your Life Consciously by: Merci Gracia

      June 27, 2012, 01:01

      Envision what you want in your life and consciously place your focus on it. If focus on what you don't like, you'll get another serving of it.

    • Adversity Helps You Grow by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2012, 01:01

      Remember that discomfort and the fear that accompanies it is often a sign that you're growing.

    • Use Your Body's Intelligence by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2012, 01:01

      Your body provides you with valuable information about your life. Learning to discern it's messages will immediately improve your life.

    • Your Life is Cyclical, Moods Needn't Be by: Merci Gracia

      May 2, 2012, 01:01

      You're writing the script of your life every moment by your interpretation of what's happening. For a more awesome life, change your focus.

    • Avoid Stagnation and Stay Flexible by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2012, 01:01

      Maintain an openness to new ideas and experiences and you'll remain flexible, fresh and interested in life.

    • You Are What You Believe You Are  by: Merci Gracia

      April 13, 2012, 01:01

      Find something that doesn't please you and discover the belief that causes you to see it the way you do. Change your belief about it and change your experience.

    • Your Thoughts Are Things by: Merci Gracia

      April 11, 2012, 01:11

      Each and every thought has a vibrational frequency that impacts your life moment by moment. Change your thinking and you will change your experience of life.

    • Put Your Mind on Solutions by: Merci Gracia

      April 2, 2012, 02:04

      Focusing on the negative won't bring positive solutions. It fuels it and robs you of your vitality. Shift quickly off the problems and onto solutions.

    • Why Compromise? by: Merci Gracia

      March 25, 2012, 02:02

      Too many compromises signals a misalignment. If you feel the need to change others to please you, instead realign yourself with those who already do please you.

    • Be Grateful for Challenges by: Merci Gracia

      March 19, 2012, 02:19

      When a challenge presents itself, be grateful. Each particular challenge only arises when you're ready. It only hurts when you resist.

    • A New Kind of Activism by: Merci Gracia

      March 13, 2012, 02:02

      Opposites must exist or you wouldn't be able to distinguish one thing from another.To eradicate what you don't want, shift your attention to what you do.

    • Wake Up by: Merci Gracia

      March 11, 2012, 02:02

      While life may just seem to be happening to you, you're actually in a dream created in each moment by what you habitually choose to focus on.

    • Life's Lessons by: Merci Gracia

      February 29, 2012, 02:02

      Approaching life as a classroom allows you to learn from difficulties and respond with intelligence.

    • Commit to Success by: Merci Gracia

      February 24, 2012, 02:02

      When creating something new, keep a positive attitude. When you continue to reinforce your commitment that you will succeed, you will. Be flexible and pivot…

    • Neutralize Your Problems by: Merci Gracia

      February 23, 2012, 02:02

      The best way to deal with something you don't like in your life is to focus on finding a solution. Since you created the problem in the first place, transform…

    • Make the World a Better Place by: Merci Gracia

      February 21, 2012, 02:02

      The only way to make the world a better place is to be the change you want to see.

    • Options by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2012, 02:02

      When you don't like what someone does, it's the result of the way you've framed it. Another might like it just fine. Awareness expands your viewpoint.

    • Security or Evolution by: Merci Gracia

      December 17, 2011, 02:02

      You can play it safe by never trying anything risky or new or you can take chances, sometimes fail and expand your horizons. It's up to you.

    • Navigate Through Life With a Smile  by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2011, 02:02

      Life is a lot like sailing: the best way to stay on course is to make adjustments as new circumstances require and keep sailing with a smile.

    • Correct Your Vision by: Merci Gracia

      November 30, 2011, 02:02

      When you try to change others, it will seem like people never change. When you change yourself, it will seem like everyone changes.

    • Value in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      November 4, 2011, 02:02

      Find the value in every situation and the upside in every circumstance. This sets you up for success. Then focus on the changes you'd like to see.

    • Edit the Script by: Merci Gracia

      October 31, 2011, 02:20

      If someone doesn't play their role in your life right, you can still love them. Just change their part in your play. Forgive them and yourself too.

    • Double Standard by: Merci Gracia

      October 30, 2011, 02:02

      The only reason anyone's behavior bothers you is because you judge it as unloving. When you judge them, your behavior is unloving. Change yourself.

    • Chill Factor by: Merci Gracia

      September 7, 2011, 02:02

      Remind yourself that all really is as it should be and will be changing momentarily. Chillin's good for your health.

    • Clear Vision by: Merci Gracia

      August 13, 2011, 02:02

      What is, is never a mistake. It's always FOR you. When you accept what is, as what needs to be until it changes, you see the gift in every moment.

    • Create with Intention by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2011, 02:02

      Life is always going in the direction you're choosing. Look at your life and see what you're choosing. You can change it all with conscious intention.

    • Practice New Patterns by: Merci Gracia

      July 31, 2011, 02:02

      It takes practice to develop a habit of conscious awareness. New patterns have huge dividends like feeling better, being funner to be around, and blossoming…

    • Loosen the Knot by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2011, 02:02

      Relax into allowing life to be the way it is. Tying yourself up in knots isn't helping. Remember, all things come to pass. Untangle and wait.

    • Get Into Alignment by: Merci Gracia

      July 9, 2011, 02:02

      Align your judgments and behavior. If you act in ways that exacerbate self-judgment, you're creating self-loathing. That's being mean to yourself.

    • Why Not? by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2011, 02:02

      There seem to be three sections to a day: work, sleep and miscellaneous chores. How much time is left for doing exactly what you want? Why not just love it all?

    • First You, Then Everything Else by: Merci Gracia

      June 23, 2011, 05:34

      There's only one way to experience a different reality. That's by changing your perspective. It all happens from the inside out.

    • The Benefits of Personal Responsibility by: Merci Gracia

      June 14, 2011, 02:02

      When you accept personal responsibility you get in touch with the truth that everything is happening for you. This empowers you to make the changes you want.

    • Adapt With Flexibility by: Merci Gracia

      May 30, 2011, 02:02

      Change is a constant. When you resist you experience discomfort. When you are open and accepting you align with the way things are. It's the position of power.

    • Pick Your Battles by: Merci Gracia

      May 25, 2011, 02:02

      Everything you see is there for you! Your interpretation and response creates your experience moment by moment.

    • What You Resist, Persists. by: Merci Gracia

      May 17, 2011, 02:02

      Finding what's right in every situation puts you in the optimal frame of mind for positive change. Accept what is and then make adjustments.

    • Decide in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      May 14, 2011, 02:41

      You can redefine yourself anew in each moment. Understanding this frees you to develop new ways of seeing yourself.

    • Resistance is Futile by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2011, 02:13

      When your self-image does not match the feedback you receive from the world, try to open to hearing the message as a gift. Then you'll be truly ready to change…

    • Acceptance Transforms by: Merci Gracia

      May 11, 2011, 02:11

      When you argue with reality, you suffer. Make peace with what is and watch it change.

    • Beliefs Define Reality by: Merci Gracia

      May 10, 2011, 02:02

      Your beliefs define the way you see your life. Take a look at the beliefs that aren't serving you and realign.

    • Out of the Box by: Merci Gracia

      May 7, 2011, 02:02

      Shift your focus from the problem to the outcome you desire.

    • The Sweet Spot by: Merci Gracia

      May 2, 2011, 02:20

      Be confident, but not arrogant. Be quick, but don't make haste. Be dedicated, but not driven. Exercise control, but don't be a freak.

    • Think Solution by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2011, 02:02

      You create your feelings with your thoughts. The way to feel better is to think differently. Redirect your mind from problems to solutions.

    • The Myth of Perfection by: Merci Gracia

      April 2, 2011, 02:02

      Judging yourself for not being perfect will keep you from ever feeling satisfied. Treat yourself with loving kindness and relax into flow.

    • Imagine the Solution by: Merci Gracia

      April 1, 2011, 02:02

      Your experience of life is created by what you give your attention to. Focus your thoughts on what you want and let the solution find you.

    • Learn to Discern by: Merci Gracia

      March 31, 2011, 02:02

      Discern what you like and what you don't. Avoid complaining and criticizing, focus on your preferences and watch them blossom.

    • Like A Planet by: Merci Gracia

      March 27, 2011, 04:04

      Your thinking creates a gravitational field like a planet. Create good things in your orbit by focusing on gratitude.

    • Eliminate Should by: Merci Gracia

      March 11, 2011, 04:04

      When you 'should' on yourself or others, it only makes matters worse. If you want something to change, quickly acknowledge it as it is, turn your focus to…

    • Sow And Reap by: Merci Gracia

      February 28, 2011, 04:04

      If you like what's happening in your life now, you most likely have good mental habits. If you're dissatisfied with anything, change your thinking about…

    • Tell It Like You Want It by: Merci Gracia

      February 21, 2011, 04:04

      The past is merely fragmented memories woven into a story that changes according to how you tell it. You can alter the impact your past has on you by…

    • Circle or Spiral by: Merci Gracia

      February 12, 2011, 04:10

      Everything in the Universe goes in cycles. If you stick to the same old routine and avoid challenges, you end up going in circles. If you step outside…

    • Outside The Box by: Merci Gracia

      February 6, 2011, 02:50

      New inventions originate from minds that dare to venture beyond convention. If you have a dream that seems wild and crazy, remember people used to think the…

    • Try Something New by: Merci Gracia

      February 1, 2011, 05:22

      "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson. Try something new everyday. Sitting in a different chair can inspire a…

    • Look For What's Working by: Merci Gracia

      January 31, 2011, 05:33

      It's energizing to focus on what's going well in your life. Make a list of ten things you like about yourself and notice how good it feels. With the energy…

    • The Value of Contrast by: Merci Gracia

      January 26, 2011, 05:48

      When a problem appears, define it clearly to yourself and avoid adding energy to it by complaining. The value in anything negative is that it shows you what…

    • Survey, Accept, Design, Build by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2011, 19:31

      Whether building a cabin or a castle, your masterpiece will be influenced by the lay of the land you're working with. Only after surveying and accepting the…

    • Daily Practice A Master Makes by: Merci Gracia

      January 12, 2011, 06:49

      Improvement requires practice. Just like learning to play the piano, remembering to mindfully watch your thoughts requires regular effort to become masterful.…

    • An Energy Boost by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2011, 09:35

      To sweeten your emotional life, take a look at your thought patterns. Inner complaining dampens your emotional environment and drains your energy. If you catch…

    • Fresh Look by: Merci Gracia

      January 8, 2011, 09:17

      Now is the perfect time to break out of old habits and embrace transformation. Attempting this in small ways will make you flexible, appreciate new possibilitie…

    • Every Moment is New! by: Merci Gracia

      January 2, 2011, 12:25

      Your point of power is in the present moment. If you don't like something, acknowledge it and then quickly shift your thinking to the way you'd like to see it.…

  • Category: Authenticity  (135)

    Authenticity results when your thoughts, words and behavior are in alignment. You don’t need to act in any way other than how you actually are. When you…

    • Honest and Real by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2019, 01:01

      Authenticity makes us delightful.

    • There's Only One You by: Merci Gracia

      February 18, 2019, 01:01

      The world needs the authentic me. I listen to my heart for guidance.

    • Approval That Matters by: Merci Gracia

      November 21, 2018, 01:01

      The most valuable kind of approval is self-approval.

    • To Err Is Human by: Merci Gracia

      October 4, 2018, 01:01

      I admit my mistakes and love myself anyway.

    • Authenticity Is Key by: Merci Gracia

      September 27, 2018, 01:01

      Telling the truth and being authentic radically improves my self esteem.

    • Straight Shooting by: Merci Gracia

      July 9, 2018, 01:01

      When I express my authentic feelings from the get go, I avoid resentment and anger later.

    • Identity Prison by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2018, 01:01

      Authenticity puts me on the fast path to growth and well-being.

    • Authenticity Rules by: Merci Gracia

      May 23, 2018, 01:01

      I feel successful when I celebrate my authentic self without relying on admiration from others.

    • Others' Opinions by: Merci Gracia

      April 16, 2018, 01:01

      The more I speak and behave in alignment with my truth, the more I attract people who resonate with the real me.

    • False Self vs. True Self by: Merci Gracia

      April 11, 2018, 01:01

      When I'm connected with my authentic self I'm loving and joyful.

    • Knowing What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      April 8, 2018, 07:40

      When I express myself authentically, I enjoy what I do and I'm good at it.

    • Authentic Living by: Merci Gracia

      March 15, 2018, 01:01

      My gratitude practice helps me stay aligned with my true purpose.

    • Identity Box by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2018, 01:01

      When we're authentic, we're more loose, natural and relaxed.

    • True Beauty by: Merci Gracia

      January 5, 2018, 01:01

      When we're joyful, healthy and free, our beauty never fades because it's the authentic kind of Beauty, from the inside out.

    • Be Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      November 18, 2017, 01:01

      We attract the best people into our lives when we relax and behave authentically.

    • The Most Impressive You by: Merci Gracia

      November 12, 2017, 01:01

      Life is easier and people feel safer around you when you are being real.

    • Be The Person You Want to Be by: Merci Gracia

      October 28, 2017, 01:01

      Being authentic reduces stress and impresses others more.

    • Smooth Ride by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2017, 01:01

      The more consciously evolved we become, the smoother our journey through life.

    • Authenticity Beats Strategizing by: Merci Gracia

      October 1, 2017, 01:01

      No amount of strategizing will convince others of my as much as my authenticity.

    • Living Authentically by: Merci Gracia

      August 26, 2017, 01:01

      When I'm honest and live my truth I experience confidence and freedom.

    • Authenticity Brings Freedom by: Merci Gracia

      August 22, 2017, 01:01

      When I'm authentic instead of trying to impress others, I live in balance.

    • Comparison Cuts Both Ways by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2017, 01:01

      You don't need to be better than others to feel good, you just need to be your authentic self.

    • Convention Can Be Stifling by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2017, 01:01

      No approval feels as good as the peace and comfort of living authentically.

    • The Way to Be by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2017, 01:01

      When we think for ourselves and identify as a human being first, the teachings of the sages become road maps rather than destinations along our journey in life

    • Giving it to Ourselves by: Merci Gracia

      July 10, 2017, 01:01

      When we act in alignment with our values we give ourselves the validation we seek.

    • Doing What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      June 22, 2017, 01:01

      You get better results when your actions are in sync with what you love to do.

    • Compartmentalizing by: Merci Gracia

      May 1, 2017, 01:01

      If you compartmentalize your personality, it's work keeping those parts of yourself separate. Integrating your personality makes you authentic and far happier.

    • The Heart of the Matter by: Merci Gracia

      February 26, 2017, 01:01

      We are constantly encouraged to try to look our best in order to make friends and impress people but what's far more important is having an open heart.

    • Our Judgments by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2017, 01:01

      Our judgments tell us about ourselves and discernments about the other. We can tell the difference by noticing our own emotional involvement.

    • How to Know What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2016, 01:01

      When you stop trying to please others and act in alignment with your honest desires, life becomes easy and good.

    • Be Real by: Merci Gracia

      October 17, 2016, 01:01

      It's freeing to be honest about who we really are. When we show up authentically in alignment with our truth, we're light, easy and comfortable to be around.

    • Self-delusion by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2016, 01:01

      We can actually fool ourselves into believing a story we've made up that isn't true and later change it to the opposite and shift into believing that.

    • Ego Versus Heart by: Merci Gracia

      June 22, 2016, 09:20

      Rather than allowing the ego to run you ragged chasing success, tune in to the real you. When you listen to your heart, life starts to flow.

    • Your Identity by: Merci Gracia

      April 18, 2016, 01:01

      Identities can bring fun and meaning into life, but can also cause suffering. Understand that your roles don't define you, if you want to live in peace.

    • Split Personality by: Merci Gracia

      March 14, 2016, 01:01

      Noticing, at any moment, if you're finding fault or loving life is one way of knowing which part of you is in control, the constructed identity or the real you.

    • Being You by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2016, 01:01

      If you regret something you've done in the past, acknowledge that you did the best you could and accept yourself as you are now.

    • Mind Your Heart by: Merci Gracia

      February 24, 2016, 01:01

      Your inner voice is an agglomeration of opinions gathered from people who cared about you, but were themselves motivated by fear. Better to follow your heart.

    • When Nobody's Looking by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2016, 01:01

      If we behave well around others, but not when we're alone, we're stressing ourselves out because we'll probably worry about being discovered. Better to be real.

    • Honesty Pays by: Merci Gracia

      January 24, 2016, 01:01

      Innocence is the condition of knowing your values and acting honestly in alignment with them.

    • Game Changer by: Merci Gracia

      January 11, 2016, 01:01

      When you realize that you don't have to prove anything and that all you have to do is relax into your authentic self, it's a game changer.

    • Secrets Are Lies by: Merci Gracia

      October 12, 2015, 01:01

      Manipulating others to control our image in their eyes is futile. It's only when we live with authenticity that we find true joy.

    • Tell the Truth by: Merci Gracia

      September 27, 2015, 01:01

      Dishonesty stems from a lack of trust and a feeling of scarcity. The remedy is to be authentic and trust that everything will be okay.

    • Authenticity Relieves Anxiety by: Merci Gracia

      July 27, 2015, 01:01

      Being authentic not only relieves you of the tension of trying to please others, it makes you a refreshing and comfortable person to be around.

    • Do What You Want! by: Merci Gracia

      July 13, 2015, 01:01

      Doing what you want and allowing others to do the same makes everyone a whole lot happier.

    • Your Own Prison by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2015, 01:01

      Would you rather be stuck in the middle of the flock of sheep or be skipping through the wilderness to the beat of your own drum?

    • Jealousy by: Merci Gracia

      April 13, 2015, 01:01

      Unconditional love allows everything the freedom to fly away from us or toward us of its own accord.

    • Authenticity: Shortcut to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      April 7, 2015, 01:01

      When you follow your own inner guidance, you can be almost anywhere, doing almost anything and be content.

    • True Desires by: Merci Gracia

      March 1, 2015, 01:01

      What you truly want makes you happy just to think about and is never motivated by fear or ego gratification. If it feels freeing, it's real.

    • What Do You Know? by: Merci Gracia

      February 18, 2015, 01:01

      In spite of your concerns and fears, the most direct path to happiness is being true to yourself.

    • Relishing It All by: Merci Gracia

      February 5, 2015, 01:01

      Working on an internal basis for happiness and satisfaction is the best thing you can do for your state of well-being.

    • Don't Get Bulldozed by: Merci Gracia

      January 6, 2015, 01:01

      Honestly expressing yourself is how you develop the kind of friendships, relationships and life that you want.

    • Acknowledge All Feelings by: Merci Gracia

      December 23, 2014, 01:01

      Acknowledging your feelings is healthy. Stuffed feelings fester causing you to feel bad about yourself. Trying to justify them is unnecessary and unproductive.

    • Looking for Approval by: Merci Gracia

      September 18, 2014, 01:01

      Be honest with yourself about your preferences and act authentically and you will attract the kind of people into your life who appreciate the real you.

    • Identity? Drop it! by: Merci Gracia

      September 16, 2014, 01:01

      Stop trying to identify yourself through your activities and possessions and start loving yourself for exactly who you are.

    • Question Conformity by: Merci Gracia

      July 11, 2014, 01:01

      It's easy to get side tracked pursuing your life according to social norms, but it's more gratifying to live in alignment with your authentic self.

    • Authenticity Requires Humility by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2014, 01:01

      When you're humble and accept that you don't know everything, you're less likely to judge others and the gulf between opposite sides shrinks.

    • You're the Real Deal by: Merci Gracia

      May 27, 2014, 01:01

      Are you fooled by the illusion that you'll finally feel good when you get what your head says you need? Nothing on the outside can truly fulfill you. Go within.

    • Alignment: Public Self = Private Self by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2014, 01:01

      Acting out of alignment with the real you causes stress and a lack of self-confidence. The solution is being authentic.

    • Your Worthiness by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2014, 01:01

      The one thing that transcends the principle of polarity, is all good and craved by everyone on the planet is what you're made of...Love

    • Will the Real You Please Stand Up? by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2014, 01:01

      You may or may not get rich, but that's not what makes you happy anyway. Expressing your authentic self is the only way anyone can really find fulfillment.

    • Authenticity is Alignment by: Merci Gracia

      April 8, 2014, 01:01

      When there's a discrepancy between how you identify yourself and how you act to others, it causes stress. Avoid it with authenticity.

    • Inspired or Driven? by: Merci Gracia

      March 28, 2014, 01:01

      When you're moved by fear, you're driven, when you're in alignment with your authentic self, you're inspired.

    • Behind the Facade by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2014, 01:01

      You're taught to maintain a consistent personality, but the real you is much more valuable to the world.

    • Integrity with Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      February 9, 2014, 01:01

      Aristotle said that to be happy, you have to have a philosophical map of the world and live in alignment with it.

    • Be the Real You by: Merci Gracia

      December 21, 2013, 01:01

      Who would you rather be around, an insincere people pleaser or someone who speaks their truth whether you'd agree or not? Whichever you choose, be that.

    • No More Pretending by: Merci Gracia

      November 18, 2013, 01:01

      Imagine being as natural and authentic with everyone as you are with your best friends. Total relief!

    • The Ring of Authenticity by: Merci Gracia

      November 17, 2013, 01:01

      To determine if something suits you, sit quietly, bring the issue to mind, picture yourself doing it successfully without worrying HOW and see how you feel.

    • Real Friends by: Merci Gracia

      November 11, 2013, 01:01

      True friends respect your vulnerability and love you for who you are, not who they want you to be.

    • Relax and Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 7, 2013, 01:01

      When you reach the end of your life, it would be sweet to have no regrets. Interviews with those close to death show a consistent list of the top five regrets.

    • Do What You Love by: Merci Gracia

      August 26, 2013, 01:01

      It's better to do what you love than try to please or impress others. You can never know if your plan will succeed or for how long.

    • Integrity with Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      July 23, 2013, 01:01

      Acting in accordance with your desires saves you a lot of stress and anxiety.

    • Ego Versus Authenticity by: Merci Gracia

      July 22, 2013, 01:01

      Your authentic self is the observer and witness of your experiences.Your ego is the narrator of the story it's making up about all that's being witnessed.

    • You're a Projection Artist by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2013, 01:01

      The way you see anyone is all about your projection. To shift from the ego's view to the authentic self, find something to like about them, when you find fault.

    • Your Story, Your Reality by: Merci Gracia

      July 13, 2013, 01:01

      Everything that happens is inherently neutral. What your authentic self sees with compassion, your ego finds irritating or worse.

    • Problems are Opportunities by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2013, 01:01

      Problems are created by you for the evolution of your consciousness and always come with solutions. Life is guiding you. Get present and pay attention.

    • The Goal by: Merci Gracia

      June 10, 2013, 01:01

      If you drop everything else you want and seek to be totally content right now, you'll be an authentic beacon of light.

    • Listen by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2013, 01:01

      When someone really listens to you with the desire to understand, not only does it feel good, it makes you want to speak honestly from your heart.

    • Tell Your Truth by: Merci Gracia

      February 18, 2013, 01:01

      Saying what you really feel, rather than what you think others want to hear, enhances your self-esteem and aligns you with all who resonate with the real you.

    • Your Life's Work by: Merci Gracia

      February 10, 2013, 01:01

      Being yourself and surrounding yourself with others who feel free to be authentic is a worthy life pursuit.

    • Identity Check by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2013, 01:01

      Identifying as an activist can take you out of balance very quickly. When identified this way you need things to be 'wrong' just to maintain your sense of self.

    • Be Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      February 2, 2013, 01:01

      When you commit to living an authentic life, you experience a natural sense of contentment that has no requirements.

    • Expand Your Self-image by: Merci Gracia

      January 30, 2013, 01:01

      Trying to impress others causes you to lose authenticity and reduces your sense of personal power because you can never control what others think of you.

    • Do You Want to Feel Good? by: Merci Gracia

      January 19, 2013, 01:01

      One of the most effective ways to feel better about your life is to get your behavior in alignment with your desires. It feels good to be true to you.

    • Don't Seek Security by: Merci Gracia

      January 11, 2013, 01:01

      True courage is the willingness to be authentic, even when it makes you feel insecure.

    • The Advantages of Being Child-like by: Merci Gracia

      December 15, 2012, 01:01

      Children are fresh, curious, open and playful. When you don't arrive in new situations with preconceived notions, you able to respond with purity and presence.

    • Your Identity Can Trap You by: Merci Gracia

      December 14, 2012, 01:01

      When you're not locked in by a strong identity, you can freely create ideas, moods, possibilities, experiences and the life you want.

    • Go With Your Best by: Merci Gracia

      December 10, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to have an epiphany, be who you want in this very moment and the decisions will take care of themselves.

    • Why the Real You is Perfect by: Merci Gracia

      December 4, 2012, 01:01

      Social convention is necessary, but there is little in the world that is more valuable than your ability to express the unique and wonderful you.

    • Be True to You by: Merci Gracia

      November 24, 2012, 01:01

      When you remember that very few are able to see you as you are, beyond their interpretation of you, you realize how little power you have over what anyone…

    • Set Yourself Free by: Merci Gracia

      November 3, 2012, 01:01

      When you have the courage to really be yourself, it automatically encourages others to do the same. More people feeling free themselves creates a better world.

    • Impress Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      November 2, 2012, 01:01

      Basing your behavior on what you think will impress others is risky business. When you base it on what will impress you, you're betting on a sure thing.

    • No Change Required by: Merci Gracia

      October 30, 2012, 01:01

      You don't need to change who you are, just stop striving and enjoy the relief.

    • The Goal Behind the Goal by: Merci Gracia

      October 21, 2012, 01:01

      When you're aware that the motive you have for doing most things is to feel good about yourself, it's much easier to be authentic.

    • Do You Have Approval Disorder? by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2012, 01:01

      Worrying about how you look to others instead of focusing on how to be authentically you can result in huge happiness detours.

    • The Most Effective Way to Change the World by: Merci Gracia

      August 24, 2012, 01:01

      Direct the energy you're spending to change the world to yourself. Make any changes inside of you and then watch how the world around you transforms.

    • Be Honest with Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2012, 01:01

      When you're honest with yourself and others, it's easier for the Universe to respond in alignment with your true desires.

    • Live Life Fully While You Can by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2012, 01:01

      Don't delay pursuing your own happiness one more moment. It's the best thing you can do for yourself and the planet.

    • Authenticity Is Freedom by: Merci Gracia

      July 13, 2012, 01:01

      When you do what you love, you ensure your own well-being and you make the world a better place.

    • Self-Acceptance Guarantees Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      May 26, 2012, 01:01

      True success is happiness and the only thing that can bring you that is self-love.

    • Take Care of Your Own Life First by: Merci Gracia

      April 12, 2012, 01:01

      Stewing over events you can't do anything about is fruitless & shifts your attention from the one thing that will make the world a better place. A balanced you.

    • Your Inner Presence by: Merci Gracia

      March 31, 2012, 01:31

      If you want the optimal experience of life, respond in alignment with what you really feel. Your Inner Presence will help you.Close your eyes and ask.

    • Be Honest with Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2012, 01:21

      Following your heart and expressing yourself honestly makes you not only a joy to be around but a safe person others can trust. Live authentically and flow.

    • The Ultimate Approval by: Merci Gracia

      March 10, 2012, 02:02

      When your behavior is not alignment with your values, you look to others for validation which leaves you feeling unsure of yourself.

    • Make the World a Better Place by: Merci Gracia

      February 21, 2012, 02:02

      The only way to make the world a better place is to be the change you want to see.

    • Don't be Driven...Drive by: Merci Gracia

      December 29, 2011, 02:02

      When you're compelled to do anything by an unconscious need to feel worthy, you're driven. You can identify this compulsion when you notice you're working too…

    • Harmonize Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      October 23, 2011, 02:02

      If you want to dramatically improve your life, only think or say things that you want others to hear.

    • Conscious Authenticity by: Merci Gracia

      October 21, 2011, 02:02

      Unconscious, compulsive behaviors cover up unwanted feelings. Try refraining from the cover-up and instead, feel the underlying feelings.

    • Please Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      October 19, 2011, 02:02

      The saying goes...you can't please all the people all the time. Since the world is a mirror of your inside, please yourself and all will seem pleased.

    • Identify With What's Real by: Merci Gracia

      October 1, 2011, 02:02

      Are you identified with your possessions, positions, looks, or talents? All these can be taken away. Develop that which can't be: Internal wealth.

    • Authentic Achievement by: Merci Gracia

      September 21, 2011, 02:02

      Desire for achievement is coming from authenticity when you love what you're doing. Otherwise it's coming from fear and won't bring satisfaction.

    • Unique, Not Special by: Merci Gracia

      September 20, 2011, 02:02

      Thinking you're special comes from a wound of inadequacy. Allow yourself to feel the wound and open to your uniqueness

    • Being is the Goal by: Merci Gracia

      September 16, 2011, 02:02

      Get in touch with your authenticity. The real you is joyfully experiencing life moment by moment. No past, no future, just now.

    • Shine Your Light by: Merci Gracia

      September 12, 2011, 02:02

      When you feel down, don't buck yourself up. Feel the falsity of your fearful thoughts and shine the light of consciousness on them. Watch them fade.

    • Tell the Truth by: Merci Gracia

      September 4, 2011, 02:02

      If your life feels chaotic and confusing, look where you aren't being completely honest with yourself or others. Telling the truth makes you clear.

    • The Truth About Us All by: Merci Gracia

      June 27, 2011, 02:02

      I'm as self-oriented as you are. Everything I do is consciously or unconsciously aimed at pleasing me, even when it seems like I'm trying to please you.

    • Decide in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      May 14, 2011, 02:41

      You can redefine yourself anew in each moment. Understanding this frees you to develop new ways of seeing yourself.

    • You're the Captain by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2011, 02:40

      The extent to which you have control over your life is impossible to know. However, you are one hundred percent responsible for how you feel about what happens.

    • The Alchemy of Difference by: Merci Gracia

      April 29, 2011, 02:02

      When there is mutual respect and a desire to understand one another, differences work like sand in an oyster. What begins as conflict, ends as growth.

    • Honesty Equals Intimacy by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2011, 02:02

      A meaningful life of true intimacy and friendship requires authentic self expression. Be true to yourself and attract people in alignment with the real you.

    • Question Certainty by: Merci Gracia

      April 23, 2011, 02:02

      When you are too certain about what you know, you can't be open to listening and learning. Real conversation requires curiosity about the insights of others.

    • Break Time by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2011, 02:02

      Your thinking may or may not be accurate. Don't worry about things you can't control. If you can do something, do it.

    • Internal Consistency by: Merci Gracia

      April 10, 2011, 02:02

      When you think, speak and act in accordance with your values, you are in your integrity. When you don't, you go out of balance.

    • Own it by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2011, 15:23

      The only thing absolutely consistent with everything you experience is that you are there when it happens. Taking responsibility for your part is the key to…

    • Your Biggest Fan by: Merci Gracia

      March 14, 2011, 04:04

      Admiration results in happiness, right? Maybe not. Having your contentment depend on the esteem of others is a risky proposition. It's better to be clear…

    • Keep it Real by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2011, 04:04

      Being too concerned about what others think of you can make you act and speak less authentically. Be yourself, be kind, and don't worry about the rest.…

    • The Real You by: Merci Gracia

      March 3, 2011, 04:04

      When you're talking to yourself have you ever wondered which voice is the real you: the one talking or the one listening? Pay attention, the real you is…

    • Acceptance Is Contagious by: Merci Gracia

      February 18, 2011, 04:04

      Have you ever met someone who is so naturally themselves that being in their presence makes you feel authentically yourself? Totally refreshing and…

    • Truth Comforts by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2011, 03:03

      When you're authentic and speak your truth gently, you're a comfort to be around. Everyone knows how you feel, including you. There's no confusion or…

    • The Real You by: Merci Gracia

      February 7, 2011, 02:47

      There's never been another YOU. You are meant to bloom and shine just like each and every flower. Comparing yourself to others is disregarding your unique…

    • Night At The Oscars by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2011, 05:24

      You're the writer, producer, director, and actor of the movie called YOU. If you could just snap your fingers to make it happen, how would you change the…

    • The Big A by: Merci Gracia

      January 27, 2011, 05:08

      Everybody wants attention. You can go to great lengths to get it from the outside, but the only way to really feel it is to give it to yourself. Until you do,…

    • Shine Effortlessly by: Merci Gracia

      January 25, 2011, 06:01

      Being authentic means letting go of 'shoulds' and needing to please. It’s less confusing to everyone. Including you. The world is a mirror reflecting back…

    • Simple Truth by: Merci Gracia

      January 18, 2011, 05:55

      Life is a whole lot easier when you're authentic. The simplest way to get there is to be honest. When you are, those who don't resonate fall away. Those…

    • Our EPS (Emotional Positioning System) by: Merci Gracia

      January 6, 2011, 09:37

      Babies are born as authentic individuals with a perfect EPS. They know when they're happy and when they're not. We hear their expressions loud and clear. Gro…

    • Snowball Effect by: Merci Gracia

      January 5, 2011, 09:47

      Thinking thoughts of gratitude and appreciation throughout the day, spirals you emotionally upward. The more you focus on what you like, the more you see…

  • Category: Attention  (354)

    Attention results from bring the mind to focus on a particular subject. Managing your attention skillfully is one of the most important ingredients required to…

    • Directing Awareness by: Merci Gracia

      May 25, 2019, 01:01

      I focus as much of my attention as possible on the aspects of my life that I want to grow.

    • Find Something to Like by: Merci Gracia

      February 27, 2019, 01:01

      Focusing on what I like in the moment helps me enjoy life more.

    • Focusing Your Binoculars by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2018, 01:01

      What I focus my attention on becomes my reality.

    • The Path Unknown by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2018, 01:01

      I keep my vibration high by trusting that life will bring what's best for me.

    • The Real Prize by: Merci Gracia

      March 16, 2018, 01:01

      When I'm with what I'm doing in this moment, I get the most out of life.

    • Bifurcated Attention by: Merci Gracia

      March 8, 2018, 01:01

      I perform best when I focus my full attention on what I'm doing.

    • Change the Game by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2018, 01:01

      I can energize myself by focusing less on what aggravates me and more on what I appreciate.

    • Work For, Not Against by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2018, 01:01

      When you think about yourself, think and focus on what you want to create.

    • Tool #7 by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2017, 01:01

      When I focus my attention on what is working in my life, I'm more calm, nourished and satisfied.

    • Audience of One by: Merci Gracia

      June 14, 2017, 01:01

      When you seek to please yourself instead of trying to please others, you raise your vibration and that makes you appealing to others.

    • Thoughts Have Consequences by: Merci Gracia

      March 8, 2017, 01:01

      What you focus your attention on creates your experience of life as much as what you physically do.

    • How You Choose to Look by: Merci Gracia

      February 11, 2017, 01:01

      If when dissatisfied, you find something to like and focus your attention on that rather than dissatisfaction, you'll experience a transformation in your life.

    • Stop and Breathe by: Merci Gracia

      April 3, 2016, 01:01

      If you find yourself engaging in negative mental habits, shifting your attention to your breath is like hitting the reset button.

    • Fear and Ego by: Merci Gracia

      February 23, 2016, 01:01

      When you focus on the task at hand a let go of concern about the results, you focus on what you have control over and improve the odds of success.

    • It's All in the Question by: Merci Gracia

      February 17, 2016, 01:01

      If you seek to improve something in your life, asking the right question is a powerful tool to help you come up with the perfect solution.

    • Relationship Doldrums by: Merci Gracia

      January 12, 2016, 01:01

      If you're bored you're probably not engaged in what you're doing. The antidote to boredom is almost always the same: get present.

    • Wisdom Vs. Knowledge by: Merci Gracia

      November 9, 2015, 01:01

      Living a fulfilling life is no easier with abundant information because a good life depends on wisdom in action, not memorizing gobs of information.

    • Gratitude Aligns You by: Merci Gracia

      November 4, 2015, 01:01

      Gratitude is the porthole to enjoying this moment, even when it includes some things that you'd rather it didn't.

    • Make Different Choices by: Merci Gracia

      July 30, 2015, 01:01

      Rather than keeping your attention on the parts of your life you don't like, focus on what you love and watch it grow.

    • The Cure for Stress by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2015, 01:01

      Stress is caused by focusing your attention in the future and telling a story about it that makes you feel bad. To exit stress, get present.

    • Please Don't Feed the Negativity by: Merci Gracia

      July 2, 2015, 01:01

      Don't provide a welcoming home for friends who just want to complain. It isn't good for either one of you.

    • Witness Protection Program by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2015, 01:01

      Meditation teaches you how to watch your thoughts as a detached witness. From this place, you are protected from it's anxieties and fears.

    • Living In Waves by: Merci Gracia

      April 9, 2015, 01:01

      Since life includes every type of experience, the way to stay sustainably joyous is to take your attention off the wave you're riding and on to the whole ocean.

    • Sensational by: Merci Gracia

      February 23, 2015, 01:01

      Listen to the messages coming from your body and many bad habits will disappear.

    • Why Be Mindful? by: Merci Gracia

      January 29, 2015, 01:01

      The best reason to practice mindfulness is to keep your mind focused on the fullness of this moment.

    • Hidden in Front of You by: Merci Gracia

      January 11, 2015, 01:01

      Don't trade moments of joy in your now for hypothetical ones of happiness in the future. You miss this moment and that future may not come.

    • Forsake Fruitless Fantasies by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2015, 01:01

      Whatever you focus your attention on creates your mood and colors your world. Focusing on what's wrong produces something far worse than nothing...sour grapes.

    • Two Wolves by: Merci Gracia

      January 3, 2015, 01:01

      A Cherokee Parable told by the Indian Chief to his grandson about the battle going on inside everyone.

    • Seeking Acknowledgment by: Merci Gracia

      December 12, 2014, 01:01

      The only kind of attention that will ever make you feel whole is the kind you give to yourself.

    • Shift Your Focus by: Merci Gracia

      December 5, 2014, 01:01

      When something isn't feeling satisfying, notice how you dwell on it. Rather than thinking about what's wrong, shift your focus to all that's right for a change.

    • You're Free to Create by: Merci Gracia

      December 2, 2014, 01:01

      Perhaps the greatest power you possess is the ability to train your attention on what you appreciate and remove it from what you don't. It's the way to joy.

    • Negativity Is Self-Fulfilling by: Merci Gracia

      November 29, 2014, 01:01

      Focus your attention on the delights in the garden of life and you will live in joy.

    • Getting Good Search Results by: Merci Gracia

      November 17, 2014, 01:01

      Just like an internet search engine, the Universe will present you with whatever it is you are focused on. Search with conscious awareness.

    • Extract Yourself from Stress by: Merci Gracia

      October 13, 2014, 01:01

      When you're feeling out of sorts, simply focus your attention on something that makes you feel better. From that place the world is a different place.

    • Where's Your Train Heading? by: Merci Gracia

      October 5, 2014, 01:01

      Focusing your attention on all of the aggravations and frustrations you experience will eventually make you feel like you're carrying a huge burden.

    • You Create Your Experience by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2014, 01:01

      You can't eradicate the bad without losing the good, but you get rid of what you don't want in your life when you stop energizing it with your thoughts.

    • The Greatest Pleasures by: Merci Gracia

      September 1, 2014, 01:01

      It's good to indulge in simple pleasures. But spending too much energy on self-gratification leaves you empty. Giving time and care to others brings real joy.

    • Send Clear Messages by: Merci Gracia

      August 29, 2014, 01:01

      The nature of your attention acts as your intention. If you're unhappy, change the message you're telegraphing. Start imagining what you want and energize that.

    • Step Off the Mental Merry Go Round by: Merci Gracia

      July 14, 2014, 01:01

      If you're obsessing on a person or problem, change your focus to your body. It's a sure fire way to find instant relief.

    • You Agreed to This by: Merci Gracia

      July 1, 2014, 01:01

      Your experience of life is the direct result of where you choose to put your attention. Only you are in control of that.

    • Vibrational Nature of the Universe by: Merci Gracia

      June 14, 2014, 01:01

      Everything in existence interacts through rates of vibration. Negative thoughts and emotions cause low vibrational experiences to manifest in your life.

    • Attention Is Rocket Fuel by: Merci Gracia

      June 10, 2014, 01:01

      Your attention is the fuel that makes you feel the way you do. If you're angry or judgmental, change your focus and relieve yourself.

    • Life as Research by: Merci Gracia

      May 20, 2014, 01:01

      If you treat your life like a scientific investigation, you'll look at every experience for what it can teach you about happiness. No wasted moments.

    • Attention is Fuel by: Merci Gracia

      May 10, 2014, 01:01

      The best thing you can do during a rough patch is to remove your fearful energy from the problem and refocus your attention onto something that you appreciate.

    • Work on This by: Merci Gracia

      April 11, 2014, 01:01

      Nothing improves your experience of life as much as evolving how you look at the world. Find out how it's for you.

    • Abiding Peace by: Merci Gracia

      March 23, 2014, 01:01

      If you want to experience abiding peace, practice just watching the world go by as a witness. You'll learn that your peace is unaffected by outer happenings.

    • No Compromising on Presence by: Merci Gracia

      February 20, 2014, 01:01

      It is only by being present that you can get the most out of life. When you're present, you realize that there is joy to be found in every moment.

    • The Myth of Quick Fixes by: Merci Gracia

      February 10, 2014, 01:01

      Changing how you think about life is the single most important thing you can do to improve how you feel, but it takes time.

    • Quality of Life by: Merci Gracia

      January 29, 2014, 01:01

      If you want to control how you feel about life, you can only allow your sense of well-being to come from one place: within.

    • Carry Your Own Sunshine by: Merci Gracia

      January 8, 2014, 01:01

      Make it your intention to garner as much enjoyment as possible from every moment.

    • The Quiet Truth by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2014, 01:01

      Tap into this moment by focusing on your physical sensations. It will connect you with your Inner Presence and tune you into bliss.

    • Meditation Is the Balm by: Merci Gracia

      December 9, 2013, 01:01

      The positive consequences of regularly quieting your mind through meditation are profound.

    • Mindfulness Defined by: Merci Gracia

      November 10, 2013, 01:01

      Develop a mindfulness practice by getting present with what you're doing in this very moment.

    • Quelling the Inner Critic by: Merci Gracia

      October 24, 2013, 01:01

      Your own inner critic is your single biggest obstacle to personal growth. When it won't quit, get present by focusing on your breath.

    • The Myth of Materialism by: Merci Gracia

      October 14, 2013, 01:01

      Your ability to create is not restricted to how your thoughts help you to manipulate matter. They are themselves creative forces.

    • Quiet Beneath the Noise by: Merci Gracia

      September 19, 2013, 01:01

      Beneath the multitude of thoughts that fill your mind is an ever present plane of peace that you can tap into by quieting your mind and focusing on your breath.

    • The Magic of Small Steps by: Merci Gracia

      September 16, 2013, 01:01

      The easiest way to accomplish anything is to make a plan and then focus on the next small steps you need to take. Don't worry about what might never happen.

    • The Way to Get Over Anything by: Merci Gracia

      September 15, 2013, 01:01

      If you want to get over either physical pain or mental anguish, the only sustainable way is to square off and face it.

    • Everything You Want is Here Now by: Merci Gracia

      September 9, 2013, 01:01

      If you center your attention completely in this moment, you'll find that you already have everything you're to the future for.

    • Clearing Body and Mind by: Merci Gracia

      September 8, 2013, 01:01

      If you're down or anxious, you can move through the difficultly by focusing on your bodily sensations and realizing that 'this too shall pass.'

    • Give It to Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      September 4, 2013, 01:01

      If you think you need something from someone else, give it to yourself. When someone loves, respects, attends and listens to themselves, everyone else does.

    • How to Raise Your Vibration by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2013, 01:01

      The quality of your life is 100% up to you. What makes you feel good or bad is the result of where you direct your attention.

    • Attitudes Are Self-Fulfilling  by: Merci Gracia

      September 2, 2013, 01:01

      The attitude you project to the world is reflected back to you. If you're finding it to be an unfriendly place, look at yourself and make some changes.

    • Tend to Your Own Garden by: Merci Gracia

      August 30, 2013, 01:01

      When you give loving care to all aspects of your life, you live in a garden of earthly delights.

    • Emotional Tipping Point by: Merci Gracia

      August 15, 2013, 01:01

      Whichever perspective you view life through will eventually color your filter so everything matches your expectations.

    • Building on Itself by: Merci Gracia

      August 12, 2013, 01:01

      Everything builds on itself, so expect the best.

    • Your Mind Leads Your Body by: Merci Gracia

      August 2, 2013, 01:01

      Your body follows your mind. It's fine to take a look at what needs improving, just don't get stuck there. Move your attention to creative solutions.

    • Play the Right Tapes by: Merci Gracia

      July 31, 2013, 01:01

      You play mental tapes developed from your conditioning. Once you learn to be aware of the tapes you play, you develop the capacity to play only those you like.

    • Free the Obsession by: Merci Gracia

      July 27, 2013, 01:01

      Exit obsessiveness over any issue in your life is by getting present. The easiest way to do this is focus on your breath. Most problems don't live in the now.

    • Check the Negativity by: Merci Gracia

      July 25, 2013, 01:01

      The temporary lift you get from noticing what's wrong is outweighed by the damage you do to yourself and others. Look for what's right and be a booster instead.

    • Countdown to Now by: Merci Gracia

      July 19, 2013, 01:01

      When you focus your attention on your breath, you don't have the time or the awareness to narrate a story that makes you feel bad

    • Attention Creates by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2013, 01:01

      When you're irritated, don't energy the situation with your attention. Shift your focus quickly onto what you'd like and create a life of graceful flow.

    • Focus on Health by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2013, 01:01

      If you are experiencing a physical challenge, don't talk about it. Focus on healing. Your belief in your ability to heal, has powerful healing ability.

    • Vibrational Bank Account by: Merci Gracia

      July 5, 2013, 01:01

      Your emotions are investments that determine the quality of your life in the future.

    • Hold the Space by: Merci Gracia

      June 28, 2013, 01:01

      Friends don't really want advice from you as they just want you to listen while they process the event themselves.

    • Expand What's Right by: Merci Gracia

      June 22, 2013, 01:01

      What shows up in your life is affected by your thoughts. If you focus on lack and keep worrying, you'll continue to experience lack. Raise the vibration.

    • Get Conscious by: Merci Gracia

      June 12, 2013, 01:01

      If you want to change your experience of life, change your internal filters.

    • Listen by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2013, 01:01

      When someone really listens to you with the desire to understand, not only does it feel good, it makes you want to speak honestly from your heart.

    • Attitude Adjustments by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2013, 01:01

      The right attitude can help you enjoy anything. No matter what it is, when you decide to look more deeply into it, you'll always find something for you.

    • Don't Wait for a White Knight by: Merci Gracia

      June 3, 2013, 01:01

      Don't wait for a savior or a shining knight, create your life yourself and watch whole people gravitate toward you.

    • Perpetual Feedback Loop by: Merci Gracia

      June 1, 2013, 01:01

      The world will reflect back to you the essence of your dominant emotion.

    • Be the Observer by: Merci Gracia

      May 25, 2013, 01:01

      Watching the gap between stimulus and response puts you into the peaceful present moment.

    • Never Give Up by: Merci Gracia

      May 21, 2013, 01:01

      If you continue to imagine your dream, it can't help but come true.

    • Trust This Moment by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2013, 01:01

      The less time you spend thinking about the past and fearing the future, the more you realize that the present moment is fully equipped with all you need.

    • Stress Can Be Dangerous by: Merci Gracia

      April 26, 2013, 01:01

      Stress is dangerous to your health because it shuts down your immunological response to sickness and disease.

    • Effortless Change by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2013, 01:01

      The easiest way to effect positive change is to visualize what you want and imagine your joy when it comes to pass. Your vision is magnetic. Magnetize…

    • Feed What You Want to Grow by: Merci Gracia

      April 10, 2013, 01:01

      When life appears to be withholding something you want or giving you something you don't, complaining about it only fuels the situation.

    • The Power of Your Attention by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2013, 01:01

      The biochemical and physiological response your body has is the same whether you imagine something or actually live through it.

    • The Road to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      March 25, 2013, 01:01

      Focus on what you appreciate in this moment and you won't have to reminisce about the past or look forward to future events.

    • Life Is Neither Good Nor Bad by: Merci Gracia

      March 24, 2013, 01:01

      If life feels weighted toward the bad, don't believe all your thoughts. As Shakespeare said, "Nothing is either good or bad, but your thinking makes it so."

    • Focus on What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      March 22, 2013, 01:01

      If you want more of something, give it your conscious attention and it will grow. It's a universal principle, what you focus on expands.

    • Communicate With Kindness by: Merci Gracia

      March 19, 2013, 01:01

      Getting others to actually hear what you have to say requires care and consideration. Kindness gets the attention of more ears with open minds.

    • Fear is (Mostly) About the Future by: Merci Gracia

      March 11, 2013, 01:01

      Most of the things you fear in life have never come to pass. If you're not going to take decisive action, stop worrying about it.

    • Real Magic Doesn't Come in a Pill by: Merci Gracia

      March 9, 2013, 01:01

      Modern medicine has pills that might make you feel better, but the only way to significantly improve your experience of life is to change your attitude.

    • Awareness Test by: Merci Gracia

      March 6, 2013, 01:01

      People's expectations of what they will see in the world are different, so the see different worlds.

    • The Time Is Now by: Merci Gracia

      February 24, 2013, 01:01

      In each moment your focus is somewhere in between an expansive vista or a microscopic lens. Time is the collection of your interpretations of these moments.

    • Everything Begins with a Thought by: Merci Gracia

      February 5, 2013, 01:01

      Recalibrate your life by focusing on what you appreciate.

    • Self-Awareness is the Balm - Part II by: Merci Gracia

      January 22, 2013, 01:01

      Your relationship to this moment and to all of life has a great deal to do with the way you focus your attention.

    • Cycles of Life by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2013, 01:01

      Don't waste any time regretting the past. Learn the lesson and move on. No waste the good moments lamenting the bad ones that are already gone.

    • Complaining Is Unproductive by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2013, 01:01

      Complaining about something you don't like is unproductive and infects others with your negativity.

    • The Benefits of a Peaceful Mind by: Merci Gracia

      January 6, 2013, 01:01

      What you choose to focus on has a great impact on your body. Pay attention to your thoughts and live peacefully.

    • Pick Your Friends Carefully by: Merci Gracia

      January 5, 2013, 01:01

      Who you spend time with makes a big difference in the quality of life you enjoy. Don't hang out with cynical, critical and negative people.

    • Write Your Own Story by: Merci Gracia

      January 3, 2013, 01:01

      You're constantly creating the story of your life. If you want an interesting story, you'll have to edit out some parts and strengthen other ones.

    • The Ultimate Measure of Success by: Merci Gracia

      December 23, 2012, 01:01

      What if you could learn to be joyful at will? Your life would change radically and you'd see miracles abound.

    • The World's In You by: Merci Gracia

      December 21, 2012, 01:01

      Life isn't nearly as much about what happens to you as it is about how you deal with it.

    • Attitudes Are Contagious by: Merci Gracia

      December 16, 2012, 01:01

      Next time you're in a funk, shift your attention to your body and notice your sensations. Watch how your mood rises and disappears, just like the sensations.

    • The Advantages of Being Child-like by: Merci Gracia

      December 15, 2012, 01:01

      Children are fresh, curious, open and playful. When you don't arrive in new situations with preconceived notions, you able to respond with purity and presence.

    • Choose Joy by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2012, 01:01

      You're bombarded with information every moment of the day informing you of tragedies and turmoil, but is it accurate? Just to play it safe, you might as well…

    • Everything Is Energy by: Merci Gracia

      December 3, 2012, 01:01

      Energy is everything. Focus on what you appreciate and you'll have more of it.

    • The Secret to Making Positive Change by: Merci Gracia

      December 2, 2012, 01:01

      Think about how you want to feel in your life. Think of what makes you feel that way and focus on it. That's it!

    • Radical Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2012, 01:01

      When you radically accept what's happening in this moment, you experience a deep and relaxing peace.

    • The Cause of Your Feelings by: Merci Gracia

      November 17, 2012, 01:01

      True freedom results when you realize your power to stop telling stories that feel bad.

    • Getting Over Hard Feelings by: Merci Gracia

      November 11, 2012, 01:01

      When you're stuck in the middle of a highly emotional situation, feel the sensations in your body and watch how they rise and pass away. The same will happen…

    • How to Have What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      November 7, 2012, 01:01

      There's no end to the arising of desires, but you do have the choice of where to place your attention. Which do you want to grow, desire or fulfillment?

    • A Choice in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      October 22, 2012, 01:01

      How you react to each situation in your life determines the duration and the quality of your experience.

    • Fear is Scary by: Merci Gracia

      October 18, 2012, 01:01

      Feeding fear into a general anxiety about life will distract you from doing your best.

    • What's Sprouting in Your Garden? by: Merci Gracia

      October 14, 2012, 01:01

      Whatever you spend time thinking about, realize that you're going to get more of it. It's simple logic: What you focus on, expands. What you feed, grows.

    • Complaining Doesn't Help by: Merci Gracia

      October 3, 2012, 01:01

      If you see something you don't like in the world, being unhappy about it won't improve the situation.

    • How to Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      October 2, 2012, 01:01

      Balance and peace come through letting go. Letting go happens when you accept what this moment is without qualification.

    • Drop the Negative Mind Loop by: Merci Gracia

      September 24, 2012, 01:01

      When your mind is obsessively focused, turn your attention to your body and notice your sensations without any reaction.

    • Be Flexibile, Don't Break by: Merci Gracia

      September 23, 2012, 01:01

      When you're flexible about your ideas and preferences, you're less likely to have a head-on collision with life.

    • Gratitude Facilitates Wholeness by: Merci Gracia

      September 12, 2012, 01:01

      When you're whole, you don't need to chase happiness. The easiest way to contentment is to acknowledge the good stuff often.

    • Do You Wallow or Feel? by: Merci Gracia

      September 8, 2012, 01:01

      When you find yourself wallowing in misery and resenting the well-meaning, encouraging words or advice from family and friends, check in to see if you've…

    • How to Avoid Emotional Landslides by: Merci Gracia

      September 7, 2012, 01:01

      When you pay attention to how you're feeling, you'll prevent your mind from reflexively searching for all kinds of complaints to match a bad mood.

    • Balancing Anger by: Merci Gracia

      September 5, 2012, 01:01

      If you open to what's happening in the moment instead of quickly finding what's not to your liking, you'll be angry much less.

    • The Art of Hearing by: Merci Gracia

      August 31, 2012, 01:01

      What you hear is interpreted through the filter of your beliefs. Your mind rearranges what others say to fit into your understanding or your beliefs.

    • Fulfillment Creates More of the Same by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2012, 01:01

      The best way to live a life of fulfillment is to find all that's joyful about your life right now and focus your attention on those things often.

    • The Spectrum of Possibility by: Merci Gracia

      August 16, 2012, 01:01

      When you are nourished and feeling good, you are in a better state of mind to actually do something to improve whatever you do find intolerable. Stewing in…

    • Breathe In To Life by: Merci Gracia

      August 7, 2012, 01:01

      Your breath is the portal to mental, emotional and physical health. When you're at a loss for what to do, focus on it.

    • Assets and Liabilities by: Merci Gracia

      August 4, 2012, 01:01

      Learning to hold beliefs that support your happiness is the best kind of asset accumulation you can do in your life.

    • Get in Alignment by: Merci Gracia

      August 3, 2012, 01:01

      If you have goals that conflict with your behavior, don't berate yourself for how you are now, just notice when you observe a conflict.

    • The Best Habit to Develop by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2012, 01:01

      You can guarantee your own happiness by actively choosing to place your focus on gratitude.

    • What You See Is What You Choose by: Merci Gracia

      July 28, 2012, 01:01

      You may as well choose beliefs that feel good since you gravitate toward information that supports your beliefs about yourself and the world.

    • Moving Through Fear by: Merci Gracia

      July 27, 2012, 01:01

      When you're stuck in a fearful feedback loop, turn your attention to your body and notice your sensations.

    • Do You Need a Filter Change? by: Merci Gracia

      July 20, 2012, 01:01

      You can adapt your filter of reality in order to be happy all of the time. The way to do it is to look for what's right in every situation.

    • Anxiety is Fear by: Merci Gracia

      July 1, 2012, 01:01

      You create anxiety when you fear the future won't work out as you hope. It's a better strategy to imagine what you want and expect that to happen.

    • The Shocking Truth About You by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2012, 01:01

      When you understand that you are already perfect, you live your life with easy and come from your authentic self.

    • The Science of Positivity by: Merci Gracia

      June 23, 2012, 01:01

      You can choose focus your attention on what's working or what's wrong. The more you focus on what's working, the more grateful you are and the better you feel.

    • Money Flows Where Attention Goes by: Merci Gracia

      June 14, 2012, 01:01

      Money is not the root of all evil. Money is just energy circulating. Develop a positive attitude about it and circulate away

    • Open to New Possibilities by: Merci Gracia

      June 12, 2012, 01:01

      Your experience of life is the result of the way you interpret whatever catches your attention, out of the infinite number of possibilities available to you.

    • The Power of Your Thoughts by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2012, 01:01

      Your thoughts have a profound impact on many aspects of your life, it pays to

    • Fly Above the Workings by: Merci Gracia

      June 7, 2012, 01:01

      It's better not to assume that the behavior of others is intended to cause you difficulty.

    • Change Begins With You by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2012, 01:01

      The most important thing you can do is create a life of well-being for yourself. While it may seem noble to help others, when you haven't taken care of your…

    • Live Like You're on Stage by: Merci Gracia

      May 27, 2012, 01:01

      If you live your life like your grandmother were watching, you'd be living in integrity with your highest version of yourself.

    • How to Cure Repetitive Thought Syndrome by: Merci Gracia

      May 21, 2012, 01:01

      To dramatically improve the quality of your life, substitute the mantra "I love you" for any negative thoughts you find yourself repeating.

    • The Power of Your Story by: Merci Gracia

      May 20, 2012, 01:01

      The most important determinant of how you feel in life is the story you tell yourself. If you want to feel better, change your story.

    • Adversity Helps You Grow by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2012, 01:01

      Remember that discomfort and the fear that accompanies it is often a sign that you're growing.

    • The Only Time is Now by: Merci Gracia

      May 11, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to do, be or have something, there's only one time to do it...Now.

    • Use Your Body's Intelligence by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2012, 01:01

      Your body provides you with valuable information about your life. Learning to discern it's messages will immediately improve your life.

    • Awareness Brings Joy by: Merci Gracia

      May 8, 2012, 01:01

      When you grow into the understanding that you are completely responsible for your experience of life, you've grown into a world of frequent enjoyment.

    • Your Life is Your Art by: Merci Gracia

      May 6, 2012, 01:01

      Your life is a work of art which can only be judged by you using one metric: how happy you are.

    • A Little More Love Will Do the Trick by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to improve any part of your life, start loving it more. Find something, however small, that you can love and appreciate and enjoy the results.

    • True Alchemy by: Merci Gracia

      May 1, 2012, 01:01

      When you learn to flip the switch of perception to see how every circumstance is for you, you will have mastered the magic of life.

    • Love Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      April 26, 2012, 01:01

      Fill your cup until it's overflowing and give from the overflow. When you do you never feel drained or expect anything in return.

    • Master Your Monkey by: Merci Gracia

      April 25, 2012, 02:02

      Is your monkey-mind chattering away in your head? When you shine your light of awareness it behaves quite nicely.

    • Don't Limit Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      April 16, 2012, 01:02

      Open you mind to the possibility that an answer to your problems may come from an unfamiliar place.

    • Rewire Your Brain by: Merci Gracia

      April 14, 2012, 01:01

      By taking regular, 30 second intervals throughout the day to focus on what you're grateful for, you can greatly enhance the quality of your emotional environmen…

    • Take Care of Your Own Life First by: Merci Gracia

      April 12, 2012, 01:01

      Stewing over events you can't do anything about is fruitless & shifts your attention from the one thing that will make the world a better place. A balanced you.

    • Don't Lament What Is by: Merci Gracia

      April 10, 2012, 02:02

      All that happens is the perfect result of everything that led up to that point from the beginning of time. No need to lament what is. Focus on creating.

    • Enjoy the Ride by: Merci Gracia

      April 8, 2012, 01:02

      Life is too short to focus on the parts of it that aren't going right. Address whatever needs your attention and then get back to enjoying the ride.

    • Your Mind is Like a Camera by: Merci Gracia

      April 4, 2012, 01:02

      Everything you experience passes through your personal filter. What kind of filter do you have - black and white, wide-angle...rose-colored? It's up to you.

    • Put Your Mind on Solutions by: Merci Gracia

      April 2, 2012, 02:04

      Focusing on the negative won't bring positive solutions. It fuels it and robs you of your vitality. Shift quickly off the problems and onto solutions.

    • Find Your Calm Center by: Merci Gracia

      April 1, 2012, 01:02

      Modern life obscures the peaceful calm always available to you. Take three deep breaths and return get back there as often as you can - it's where sanity lives.

    • The Path to Feeling Better by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2012, 01:02

      However you feel in this moment, the path to feeling better begins with one, small step. Do on thing that will make you feel better right now. Then build on it.

    • New Meaning Revealed by: Merci Gracia

      March 29, 2012, 01:02

      When you're filled with angst in the heat of the moment, be thankful that the situation will never look as bad as it does to you right in that moment. It's a…

    • Your Attention is a Gift by: Merci Gracia

      March 22, 2012, 01:02

      One of the kindest things you can do for others is to offer them your sincere attention. It's a simple way to spread love and improve the planet.

    • Create Your Universe by: Merci Gracia

      March 15, 2012, 02:02

      What children know that adults forget is that world they imagine is the world they experience.

    • A New Kind of Activism by: Merci Gracia

      March 13, 2012, 02:02

      Opposites must exist or you wouldn't be able to distinguish one thing from another.To eradicate what you don't want, shift your attention to what you do.

    • Wake Up by: Merci Gracia

      March 11, 2012, 02:02

      While life may just seem to be happening to you, you're actually in a dream created in each moment by what you habitually choose to focus on.

    • Grow Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 9, 2012, 02:02

      Uncomfortable experiences that show up repeatedly in your life are messengers from the universe that indicated to you how you're out of balance.

    • Trust Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2012, 02:02

      The way to perform your best is to focus on what you're doing and forget about how others perceive you.

    • Freedom that Counts by: Merci Gracia

      March 4, 2012, 01:02

      Enduring satisfaction comes only from peace of mind. No amount of wealth, power or fame can substitute.

    • When You Blame, You Lose by: Merci Gracia

      February 26, 2012, 02:02

      Don't narrow your life by circling the wagons and rigidly exiling entire segments of existence through judgement and condemnation.

    • Don't Believe Your Fear Thoughts by: Merci Gracia

      February 25, 2012, 02:02

      Focusing on what could go wrong makes it more likely that something will. Avoid undesirable outcomes by focusing on what you prefer. Look for beauty.

    • Make the World a Better Place by: Merci Gracia

      February 21, 2012, 02:02

      The only way to make the world a better place is to be the change you want to see.

    • Skillful Living by: Merci Gracia

      February 12, 2012, 02:02

      Accepting what's happening in the moment & simultaneously being able to take action is the gist of living life skillfully on the razor's edge.

    • Attention is Powerful by: Merci Gracia

      February 10, 2012, 02:02

      Whatever you focus your attention on grows in significance. Focus on what you want to create and your life will sing.

    • One Hand Clapping by: Merci Gracia

      February 5, 2012, 02:02

      There's no argument if only one person is arguing. When you allow yourself to be flexible and don't resist others' opinions, conflict is rare.

    • Paths to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2012, 02:02

      You could gain sense of satisfaction through accomplishment or you could just find something to appreciate in every moment & be grateful you're here.

    • Wounds Are For Healing by: Merci Gracia

      February 1, 2012, 02:02

      Everyone has emotional and psychological wounds. In no way does it mean you are less worthy than anyone else.

    • Exemplary Kindness by: Merci Gracia

      January 30, 2012, 02:02

      When you anticipate the best from people, they'll satisfy your expectations.

    • No Prerequisites For Joy by: Merci Gracia

      January 27, 2012, 02:02

      You create the filters for your own happiness. If you only allow yourself to feel good after some accomplishment, you're blocking your own joy.

    • It's About Being by: Merci Gracia

      January 22, 2012, 02:02

      Your central life project is evolving who you are. This has to do with the degree to which you're conscious and evolved.

    • Freedom from Circumstances by: Merci Gracia

      January 16, 2012, 02:02

      Drop your concerns for a moment and feel natural well-being arise in your body. You can still fix the world if you decide to, but now you'll be doing it while…

    • Do You Believe? by: Merci Gracia

      January 15, 2012, 08:17

      Believing that something can and will happen is the first step in being a conscious creator of your life experience.

    • Choose Fulfillment by: Merci Gracia

      January 12, 2012, 02:02

      Everything you do is designed to make yourself feel good. Learn how to do that right now, with no preconditions. Then share your joy with the world.

    • The Light in Everyone by: Merci Gracia

      January 3, 2012, 02:02

      Look past appearances and see the light inside all people. Beneath all appearances the essential self shines with light and purity.

    • True Liberation by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2012, 02:02

      You are liberated when you understand that you are totally perfect right now.

    • Don't be Driven...Drive by: Merci Gracia

      December 29, 2011, 02:02

      When you're compelled to do anything by an unconscious need to feel worthy, you're driven. You can identify this compulsion when you notice you're working too…

    • Look Beyond by: Merci Gracia

      December 28, 2011, 02:02

      No matter what problem you're facing in this moment, remember that this too shall pass.

    • Continuous Creation by: Merci Gracia

      December 23, 2011, 02:02

      The way you interpret & react to each moment determine the quality and character of your life. You are completely free to embrace, accept and enjoy!

    • Joy Within by: Merci Gracia

      December 20, 2011, 02:02

      You've already got a deep reservoir of joy within you. Use the simple mantra "thank you" repeatedly to tap in to it.

    • Judgement is Fear by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2011, 02:02

      Next time you judge somebody, look within to see what you're scared of and then realize that you really are safe. There's wisdom in it.

    • Look For What's Right by: Merci Gracia

      December 18, 2011, 02:02

      When something needs fixing, take note then track your attention on the solution. Remind yourself how well you are doing for warp speed advancement.

    • The Love You Need by: Merci Gracia

      December 15, 2011, 02:02

      Seeking love and attention from the outer world is misdirected. Until you love yourself, you will never get enough from other people. Find it inside.

    • Forgiveness is Peace by: Merci Gracia

      December 14, 2011, 02:02

      There's one effective way to eliminate anger and resentment. Forgive 'them' for whatever they've done wrong and forgive yourself for holding on to it.

    • Your Vibrational Diet by: Merci Gracia

      December 12, 2011, 02:02

      Your dominant thoughts create your vibration. The more you appreciate and love others, the more you elevate your vibration. Feed yourself love.

    • Placebo Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      December 11, 2011, 02:02

      The placebo effect is a phenomenon wherein a belief in a fake cure makes a patient better. Positive faith in your life does the same - improves it.

    • Navigate Through Life With a Smile  by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2011, 02:02

      Life is a lot like sailing: the best way to stay on course is to make adjustments as new circumstances require and keep sailing with a smile.

    • Cut to the Chase by: Merci Gracia

      December 7, 2011, 02:02

      If you practice feeling good right now, with things exactly as they are, you're loving yourself and laying the groundwork for a happy life.

    • Right Focus by: Merci Gracia

      December 5, 2011, 02:02

      Notice if you've been fueling with your attention what you actually don't want. Changing that habit can take time. Visualizing what you'd like to see.

    • Two Ways to Live by: Merci Gracia

      December 3, 2011, 02:02

      You can view your life as an arduous task or a joyful journey. It's completely dependent on how you spin it.

    • Change Your Frequency by: Merci Gracia

      December 2, 2011, 02:02

      Finding wrong in your life is really just a habit. You're vibrational frequency is determined by your habitual thoughts. Think gratitude, frequently.

    • Happy Journey = Happy Destination by: Merci Gracia

      November 29, 2011, 02:02

      Most of your life is made up of the journey. If you want to ensure a happy future, be happy now.

    • Split Second Harmony by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2011, 02:02

      The moment between perceiving an event and having an emotional reaction is when you're free to decide how to process it. Since you can't know, relax.

    • Count Your Blessings by: Merci Gracia

      November 24, 2011, 02:02

      Having a daily gratitude practice helps you be happier, more optimistic, sleep better and exercise more. Start one today.

    • Don’t Delay Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      November 22, 2011, 02:02

      If you want to maximize the quality of your life, enjoy every moment starting right now.

    • Look For The Good by: Merci Gracia

      November 18, 2011, 02:02

      A sure-fire way to improve all your relationships is to think grateful thoughts about them. The quality of your attention fuels in like kind.

    • Addicted to Drama? by: Merci Gracia

      November 17, 2011, 02:02

      Feelings are to be felt, not verbalized. Once you begin talking about them, you’re either in judgment or victim mode. It rarely helps. Just feel them.

    • Attention Creates your Life by: Merci Gracia

      November 14, 2011, 02:02

      If you focus on what can go wrong, you'll create more to be fearful of. If you focus on what can go right, you'll create more of that. Easy choice.

    • The Judge that Matters by: Merci Gracia

      November 13, 2011, 02:02

      The only factor that determines whether a life is well lived is how you feel about it. In the final analysis others' opinions are irrelevant.

    • The Power of Embodiment by: Merci Gracia

      November 11, 2011, 02:02

      How you focus your attention has a direct impact on your body and health. The good news is that you're in control.

    • Harmonize Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      October 23, 2011, 02:02

      If you want to dramatically improve your life, only think or say things that you want others to hear.

    • Conscious Authenticity by: Merci Gracia

      October 21, 2011, 02:02

      Unconscious, compulsive behaviors cover up unwanted feelings. Try refraining from the cover-up and instead, feel the underlying feelings.

    • Three, Two, One...Happy by: Merci Gracia

      October 15, 2011, 02:02

      When you focus on what you want rather than on what is, that's bugging you, you quantum leap into happiness. Easy as one, two, three.

    • Commit to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      October 11, 2011, 02:02

      Skip the list of things you want to accomplish that you think will make you happy. It's more effective to start accepting yourself this moment.

    • The Only Valid Comparison by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2011, 02:02

      Comparing yourself against any other person tells you nothing & keeps you in a never-ending game of keeping up. Are you wiser and happier than before?

    • Truth is a Point of View by: Merci Gracia

      October 7, 2011, 02:02

      Everyone's idea of the truth relates to their vantage point. Just because theirs is different from yours doesn't mean they're wrong. Or right.

    • What's Your Story? by: Merci Gracia

      October 5, 2011, 02:02

      You live in the story you tell. No matter what aspect of your life you are focused on, know that your story about it is arbitrary. Choose wisely.

    • It's Sensational by: Merci Gracia

      October 4, 2011, 02:02

      Physical pain is just a sensation until the mind gets involved and makes its report. It's the same with emotional pain, it's the story that makes it hurt.

    • Don't Delay Well Being by: Merci Gracia

      September 27, 2011, 02:02

      If you delay being joyous until some condition is met, you are practicing not being okay right here in this moment.

    • What Defines your Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 26, 2011, 02:02

      How you look at each situation is the determining factor to how your feel in your life.

    • Trouble is Transient by: Merci Gracia

      September 25, 2011, 02:02

      Remember an important secret of attitude management: every uncomfortable or difficult situation will naturally evolve into something else. Knowing this is…

    • Worry is a Waste by: Merci Gracia

      September 23, 2011, 02:02

      The only thing worrying does is waste emotional energy and make the situation worse.

    • Happiness First by: Merci Gracia

      September 22, 2011, 02:02

      First be content in this moment, then go after your goals. You feel better and get more done.

    • Kindness Pays Off by: Merci Gracia

      September 19, 2011, 02:02

      When you are kind to yourself you'll be more accepting of others.

    • Good Mood by: Merci Gracia

      September 18, 2011, 02:02

      The only way to elevate your mood and the quality of your life is to be content in this very moment.

    • Be in Control by: Merci Gracia

      September 17, 2011, 02:02

      The only thing in your life you have control over is how you respond. Be loving.

    • Love and Approval by: Merci Gracia

      September 14, 2011, 02:02

      You don't have to like everyone you meet, but remember that they're all after the same thing: love and approval.

    • Problems Give Birth to Solutions by: Merci Gracia

      September 13, 2011, 02:02

      Imbalance indicates a need for change. Look at your life with detachment & ask your Higher Self how you can avoid similar situations in the future.

    • Stop It! by: Merci Gracia

      September 10, 2011, 02:02

      Old habits of being critical and negative can handicap you. If you're energy level dips, you may be crippling yourself in this way.

    • Word Up  by: Merci Gracia

      September 9, 2011, 02:02

      Words are the creative force. Verbalize what you want. Think twice, speak once.

    • Energy Flows Where Attention Goes by: Merci Gracia

      September 8, 2011, 02:02

      Looking for what's right enables you to find it. When you develop this practice, it enhances your life.

    • You're a Satellite by: Merci Gracia

      September 5, 2011, 02:02

      You're constantly broadcasting a signal to the world. Your thinking determines the quality of your transmission. Focus on the good.

    • Unfettered Access by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2011, 02:02

      Don't distract yourself by splitting your attention between what you're doing and how it'll eventually turn out. Eyes on the prize.

    • This Moment Gives Birth To The Next by: Merci Gracia

      September 2, 2011, 02:02

      If you can just remember to be engaged this very moment, the next will take care of itself.

    • Ruled by Thought by: Merci Gracia

      August 30, 2011, 02:02

      The kind of thoughts you think shape your experience of life. Think the good ones.

    • Appreciate Everything  by: Merci Gracia

      August 27, 2011, 02:02

      You can immediately enhance your life just by sincerely enjoying as many different people, places and things as possible.

    • Energize Up by: Merci Gracia

      August 26, 2011, 02:02

      When you want to solve a problem, first think of a success in your life. Then ask your Inner Genius to bring the same kind of outcome to issue at hand.

    • Gift in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      August 25, 2011, 02:02

      With any aspect that feels less than satisfying, first accept that it is what it is. Then turn your focus to how you'd like it to be. Don't look back.

    • Master The Moment by: Merci Gracia

      August 24, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on people and issues that have nothing to do with you will taint your now. It's okay to think of important issues and have a point of view, but you…

    • Immediate Relief by: Merci Gracia

      August 23, 2011, 02:02

      Shift your awareness off your suffering. Ask your Inner Genius to bring you into right thinking to gain a different perspective and a new perception.

    • Happiness From the Outside In by: Merci Gracia

      August 22, 2011, 02:02

      No matter how you're feeling, when you consciously decide to walk with a bounce in your step and form a little smile on your face, the lightheartedness works…

    • Good Right Now by: Merci Gracia

      August 21, 2011, 02:02

      Taking stock of your good fortune is an easy way to remember how good it is to be you. Remember how lucky you are right now.

    • Make Lemonade by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2011, 02:02

      When you have expectations that aren't met, you can focus on disappointment or find a positive aspect of the situation. Your life, your choice.

    • The Journey is the Destination by: Merci Gracia

      August 19, 2011, 02:02

      Don't forget that in life, just like with road trips, the journey is often the best part.

    • Deliberate Mastery  by: Merci Gracia

      August 17, 2011, 02:02

      Whatever you practice on a daily basis, you eventually master. Look and see if what you are practicing is something you want to get good at.

    • Free Will by: Merci Gracia

      August 9, 2011, 00:32

      While it's hard to deny that you don't have control over everything in your life, you do over the one thing that matters the most...Your attitude.

    • Tuning Your Vibration by: Merci Gracia

      August 8, 2011, 02:02

      Your thought patterns create the quality and feeling of your life. Decide if you want to focus on appreciation and joy or judgment and negativity.

    • Weed Your Thoughts by: Merci Gracia

      August 5, 2011, 02:02

      All things respond to your love. If something is bugging you, weed out your negative thoughts and give it love. If it doesn't respond, weed it out.

    • A Brand New Day by: Merci Gracia

      August 4, 2011, 02:02

      Live life new everyday. You learned your lessons of the past when they were happening. You don't have to experience that one again. Unless you choose.

    • You Are Worthy by: Merci Gracia

      August 3, 2011, 02:02

      Ask yourself if you believe you deserve perfect health and happiness. If you have any hesitation, remember you're deserving because you exist. Period.

    • Create with Intention by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2011, 02:02

      Life is always going in the direction you're choosing. Look at your life and see what you're choosing. You can change it all with conscious intention.

    • Practice New Patterns by: Merci Gracia

      July 31, 2011, 02:02

      It takes practice to develop a habit of conscious awareness. New patterns have huge dividends like feeling better, being funner to be around, and blossoming…

    • Open to Possibility by: Merci Gracia

      July 30, 2011, 02:02

      If you open to life with enthusiasm, wonder, and joy, more things show up for you to appreciate. It's a magic feedback loop.

    • Internal Architecture by: Merci Gracia

      July 27, 2011, 09:07

      Your thoughts, words and beliefs form the blueprint for your life design.

    • Your Love Opens Doors by: Merci Gracia

      July 26, 2011, 02:02

      You're desires are already fulfilled and waiting for you to open and love yourself enough to let them in. Put your attention on the present moment.

    • Time Is Relative by: Merci Gracia

      July 25, 2011, 02:02

      You can rush time in music, healing, relationships, or health. What you can do is get in step.

    • Life is What You Believe by: Merci Gracia

      July 24, 2011, 02:02

      If you believe life is hard, it is. If you believe life is good; it is. If you believe life is miraculous...it IS! What do you believe?

    • Manage Your Energy by: Merci Gracia

      July 23, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on things you don't like drains energy. Focusing on what you appreciate gives you energy to create more of the same. It's up to you.

    • Nurture Your Enthusiasm by: Merci Gracia

      July 20, 2011, 02:02

      When you're enthusiastic and open, you're dynamic, energized, upbeat and ready for inspiration. No known down side.

    • Entitled to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2011, 02:02

      The fact that you are a human being means you're entitled to happiness. All you have to do is realize it. Then enjoy.

    • The Cause of Suffering by: Merci Gracia

      July 17, 2011, 02:02

      It's your thoughts that make you suffer. When you accept what's happening in this moment as it presents itself, you're at peace.

    • Tap Your Joy  by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2011, 02:02

      Next time you realize you're happy for no reason, remember how you got there. You have a natural supply of joy always available within you. Tap it!

    • Want What You Have by: Merci Gracia

      July 14, 2011, 02:02

      If you always want what you have, you'll always have what you want! This keeps your energetic vibration set on abundance. What you focus on expands.

    • Acceptance is Powerful by: Merci Gracia

      July 11, 2011, 02:02

      Resisting what's happening now puts stress on your body and mind and shuts you down. Accept the reality of the moment, establish your equilibrium and act from…

    • Your Story is Optional by: Merci Gracia

      July 10, 2011, 02:02

      Don't let the story you are making up get you down. You can change or story any time or just drop it. Your choice.

    • Get Into Alignment by: Merci Gracia

      July 9, 2011, 02:02

      Align your judgments and behavior. If you act in ways that exacerbate self-judgment, you're creating self-loathing. That's being mean to yourself.

    • Bounty Surrounds You by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2011, 02:02

      The endless bounty of the world lies in wait for your appreciation.

    • Choose Your Bumper Stickers Wisely by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2011, 02:02

      You've probably seen the bumper sticker, "If you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention." Here's a new one: "If you aren't grateful, you aren't paying…

    • Why Not? by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2011, 02:02

      There seem to be three sections to a day: work, sleep and miscellaneous chores. How much time is left for doing exactly what you want? Why not just love it all?

    • Telegraph Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      July 5, 2011, 02:02

      Look in the direction of your desires, feel the emotion of them already being true, then watch them come about.

    • Self Love Fulfills by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2011, 02:02

      When you truly love yourself, you don't have to look outside yourself for fulfillment. And yet, the outside world satisfies your every desire.

    • Pick Your Battles by: Merci Gracia

      July 2, 2011, 02:02

      When you disagree with someone, you're giving them a vote of no-confidence. Considering that you rarely change anybody's mind, maybe you can skip it.

    • Your Mood, Your Call by: Merci Gracia

      July 1, 2011, 02:02

      You determine your vibration and your mood by where you choose to place your focus. When you understand this truth, you will naturally be more judicious about…

    • Who's Driving Your Life? by: Merci Gracia

      June 28, 2011, 02:02

      Learning to be aware of how you interpret your experiences empowers you to take charge of your life. Your the captain.

    • The Benefits of Brevity by: Merci Gracia

      June 26, 2011, 02:02

      Just like good stories make their point with brevity, reducing the amount of time you spend talking about your problems allows them to turn into good stories.

    • Time Will Tell by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2011, 02:02

      Time puts all things in the proper perspective. Don't stress too much about events that seem difficult. They may turn out to be some of the best and most…

    • Glass Half Empty or Half Full? by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2011, 02:02

      What you focus on expands so keep your mind on what you love. Spend just a little time visualizing what you'd like to see coming. Make your glass half full.

    • First You, Then Everything Else by: Merci Gracia

      June 23, 2011, 05:34

      There's only one way to experience a different reality. That's by changing your perspective. It all happens from the inside out.

    • Enjoy Life Now by: Merci Gracia

      June 21, 2011, 02:12

      Take a moment to enjoy your life right now. It doesn't mean you don't have a list of objectives. It helps you love life now and love it later.

    • Empathy the Easy Way by: Merci Gracia

      June 19, 2011, 02:02

      It's much easier to be loving, compassionate, and kind when you realize just how much you are like everybody else. Even those you may find bothersome.

    • Instant Mood Change by: Merci Gracia

      June 18, 2011, 02:02

      If you find yourself in a sour mood or notice something tugging at you slightly below the surface, try this easy technique for relief. Stop what you're doing…

    • Fear Dumbs You Down by: Merci Gracia

      June 17, 2011, 02:02

      When you come from fear, you operating instinctually from the primitive part of your brain. If you're not in danger, try to come from the heart. Feels better.

    • Look For What's Right by: Merci Gracia

      June 15, 2011, 02:02

      When you focus on what's right in your life, you see it become even better.

    • Love Matters Most by: Merci Gracia

      June 12, 2011, 02:02

      At the time of death, no one wishes that they had worked more. In retrospect, the only thing that counts is the degree to which you connected with others.

    • What Loops Are You Running in Your Head? by: Merci Gracia

      June 9, 2011, 02:02

      Be conscious of negative and critical thought patterns you may be running. Replace them with 'thank you' over and over. It pays off!

    • Guilt is Misguided by: Merci Gracia

      June 7, 2011, 02:02

      Guilt and shame ignore the fact that reality would have unfolded differently if it were possible. Learn from mistakes and move on.

    • You Are Complete by: Merci Gracia

      June 6, 2011, 02:02

      You are worthy, whole, and complete. Feel it and enjoy a quantum leap in the quality of your life.

    • Are You Balanced? by: Merci Gracia

      June 5, 2011, 02:02

      At the end of life, you want to have worked, played, loved, and served enough. If you're like most people, you probably need to play a little more.

    • Listen Before The Message Gets Louder by: Merci Gracia

      June 1, 2011, 02:02

      When your life goes out of balance, listen to the signals and take corrective measures. It usually glides back into balance. Don't make it scream at you.

    • Direct Your Attention Wisely by: Merci Gracia

      May 29, 2011, 02:02

      If you want to fuel something into existence, continue to think about it. Just make sure it's something you actually want.

    • Thoughts Give Birth by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2011, 02:02

      Everything created by man, from a feeling to a skyscraper, began first with a thought. You give birth to your reality by your most dominant thoughts.

    • Step Back And See The Big Picture by: Merci Gracia

      May 27, 2011, 02:02

      Thinking things should be different than they are is futile. When you argue with reality you rarely win.

    • Everything Is Just Right Now by: Merci Gracia

      May 26, 2011, 02:02

      Take a look at things that perpetually irritate you. Consider that your irritation is a gift giving you information about you. Reality is the perfect mirror.

    • Accept Thyself by: Merci Gracia

      May 23, 2011, 02:32

      Look within for acceptance and love. When you love yourself, everything else follows.

    • A Balanced Perspective Pays Off by: Merci Gracia

      May 22, 2011, 02:22

      A calm, centered awareness allows you to view 'good and bad' with equanimity.

    • The Leading Edge of Evolution by: Merci Gracia

      May 16, 2011, 02:02

      Every person on the planet is the most advanced individual they can be considering the DNA and circumstances that created them.

    • Rise After Falling by: Merci Gracia

      May 15, 2011, 02:02

      As long as you get up one more time than you fall down, you will be standing in the end.

    • Decide in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      May 14, 2011, 02:41

      You can redefine yourself anew in each moment. Understanding this frees you to develop new ways of seeing yourself.

    • Resistance is Futile by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2011, 02:13

      When your self-image does not match the feedback you receive from the world, try to open to hearing the message as a gift. Then you'll be truly ready to change…

    • Your Conditioning Creates Your Reality by: Merci Gracia

      May 12, 2011, 02:21

      People can experience can any situation in drastically different ways. Who is right and who is wrong is not clear-cut.

    • Be Open by: Merci Gracia

      May 8, 2011, 02:02

      Opening your mind to the ideas of others requires a vulnerability, that opens the door to a deeper appreciation of the intelligence and wisdom around you.

    • Tingle by: Merci Gracia

      May 6, 2011, 02:02

      Take a moment to appreciate the magnificent diversity and colorfulness of the world around you. You can't help tingling with joy.

    • You're the Captain by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2011, 02:40

      The extent to which you have control over your life is impossible to know. However, you are one hundred percent responsible for how you feel about what happens.

    • Thought Programming by: Merci Gracia

      May 1, 2011, 02:02

      The thoughts you think affect your life the way software programming affects a computer. Code carefully!

    • Yin and Yang by: Merci Gracia

      April 25, 2011, 02:02

      The fact that yin and yang are at play in every moment clearly demonstrates that no person's opinion is ever all wrong or all right.

    • Question Certainty by: Merci Gracia

      April 23, 2011, 02:02

      When you are too certain about what you know, you can't be open to listening and learning. Real conversation requires curiosity about the insights of others.

    • Thought Patrol by: Merci Gracia

      April 21, 2011, 02:02

      Thoughts determine the quality of your life. Cultivate the ones you want to see come true and don't waste time on the rest.

    • Eliminate Your Big 'But' by: Merci Gracia

      April 20, 2011, 02:02

      Differentiate the ability to discern from the habitual practice of finding and focusing on the one thing that isn't going right. Enjoy the 99% that's perfect.

    • Break Time by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2011, 02:02

      Your thinking may or may not be accurate. Don't worry about things you can't control. If you can do something, do it.

    • Faith or Fear? by: Merci Gracia

      April 18, 2011, 02:02

      Both faith and fear are the results of your beliefs. Choose beliefs that enhance your life and serve you.

    • Grow Your Love Garden by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2011, 02:02

      If you want more love in your life, love your life more. Love is something you generate within.

    • One Mind by: Merci Gracia

      April 16, 2011, 02:02

      Try silently saying "I love you" in the next conversation you have with someone you find annoying. You'll be amazed at the results.

    • The Answer is NOW by: Merci Gracia

      April 15, 2011, 02:02

      You miss the bounty of the present when you worry about the future. Solutions are always available in the NOW.

    • Daily Practice by: Merci Gracia

      April 9, 2011, 04:04

      Mastery comes from daily practice. What are you mastering consciously and unconsciously?

    • Everybody Wins by: Merci Gracia

      April 8, 2011, 02:02

      You only win when everyone does. Do your best to make each competitive experience pleasant for all involved. This way everyone wins.

    • The Peaceful Present by: Merci Gracia

      April 7, 2011, 04:04

      Don't borrow problems from the future. When the future comes, solutions come with it.

    • Pressure is Optional by: Merci Gracia

      April 4, 2011, 02:02

      Make your plan, apply appropriate effort and go with the flow. Most suffering is self-inflicted and doesn't change the outcome anyway.

    • Why Compare by: Merci Gracia

      April 3, 2011, 02:02

      Comparing yourself to others is like comparing apples to oranges -- it makes no sense. You're a unique instrument, play your own tune.

    • Imagine the Solution by: Merci Gracia

      April 1, 2011, 02:02

      Your experience of life is created by what you give your attention to. Focus your thoughts on what you want and let the solution find you.

    • Learn to Discern by: Merci Gracia

      March 31, 2011, 02:02

      Discern what you like and what you don't. Avoid complaining and criticizing, focus on your preferences and watch them blossom.

    • The Charm Of Humility  by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2011, 02:02

      Everyone likes to be around people who listen, take interest in what you have to say, and willing to consider other points of view.

    • Savor The Moment by: Merci Gracia

      March 29, 2011, 02:02

      Because the inherent nature of everything is impermanence, appreciating each moment is giving yourself best, possible present.

    • Easy by: Merci Gracia

      March 28, 2011, 04:04

      Focusing on satisfaction leads to more satisfaction.

    • Like A Planet by: Merci Gracia

      March 27, 2011, 04:04

      Your thinking creates a gravitational field like a planet. Create good things in your orbit by focusing on gratitude.

    • Reach  by: Merci Gracia

      March 22, 2011, 04:04

      You know how to be happy this very moment. Take a moment to notice what's right and feel the mojo of gratitude.

    • True Wealth by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2011, 04:04

      Focus your thoughts on appreciation and thankfulness makes you truly wealthy.

    • Your Body Is Your Vehicle by: Merci Gracia

      March 17, 2011, 04:04

      Every car needs a tune-up. Every body needs one too. The best mechanic for that job is your mind. Gratitude is the tool. Feel it. Merci

    • Desires Are Gifts by: Merci Gracia

      March 15, 2011, 04:04

      Desires are gifts that arise from within and give direction. In their original form, they are in alignment with the Tao and good for all involved. If they…

    • Your Biggest Fan by: Merci Gracia

      March 14, 2011, 04:04

      Admiration results in happiness, right? Maybe not. Having your contentment depend on the esteem of others is a risky proposition. It's better to be clear…

    • Be Considerate by: Merci Gracia

      March 13, 2011, 04:04

      It's worth the effort to consider the feelings of others and be kind.

    • Eliminate Should by: Merci Gracia

      March 11, 2011, 04:04

      When you 'should' on yourself or others, it only makes matters worse. If you want something to change, quickly acknowledge it as it is, turn your focus to…

    • Fresh Air by: Merci Gracia

      March 8, 2011, 04:04

      The place for drama is on the stage or the big screen. The more mature you are, the less tolerance you have for blame, shame, and guilt. Finding fault…

    • Thoughts Create by: Merci Gracia

      March 6, 2011, 04:04

      If you trust that things will work out well, they will. If you think solutions aren't easy to find, they won't be. Every thought and word helps shape your…

    • Correct and Continue by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2011, 04:04

      Everyone makes mistakes. Mentally reliving them over and over while wishing they never happened just keeps them alive. Turn mistakes into learning tools and…

    • Sow And Reap by: Merci Gracia

      February 28, 2011, 04:04

      If you like what's happening in your life now, you most likely have good mental habits. If you're dissatisfied with anything, change your thinking about…

    • Enjoy the Journey by: Merci Gracia

      February 23, 2011, 04:04

      How many hours of practice for the big match? A Jillion. How many hours of toil to attain your goals? Countless. How long does the satisfaction of…

    • Possibly Perfect Now by: Merci Gracia

      February 19, 2011, 08:07

      Life is continuously transforming and ever-evolving. We only see a tiny slice of it at any given moment. How accurate can our judgments be from such a…

    • Expect The Best by: Merci Gracia

      February 17, 2011, 04:04

      If you're ever wondering about the reason somebody did something, give them the benefit of the doubt. Whether it's true or not, it'll feel so much better…

    • The Right Frequency by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2011, 04:04

      Every emotion radiates a frequency that determines your experience. When you become consciously aware of the quality of your emotions, you begin to choose…

    • Love Boomerang by: Merci Gracia

      February 5, 2011, 04:37

      Your mind has no boundaries. When you think loving thoughts about someone else they feel it, whether they're aware of it or not. That phone call from the very…

    • Look For What's Working by: Merci Gracia

      January 31, 2011, 05:33

      It's energizing to focus on what's going well in your life. Make a list of ten things you like about yourself and notice how good it feels. With the energy…

    • The Big A by: Merci Gracia

      January 27, 2011, 05:08

      Everybody wants attention. You can go to great lengths to get it from the outside, but the only way to really feel it is to give it to yourself. Until you do,…

    • You're The Captain by: Merci Gracia

      January 23, 2011, 07:31

      Admitting that you’re in control of your emotional destiny can be daunting. But only until you feel the tremendous relief that comes from knowing that…

    • Everyday Reminders by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2011, 06:21

      You know how puffy white clouds in the clear blue sky, your favorite song, a beautiful sunset, a pretty flower, or a smiling baby can immediately take you…

    • Survey, Accept, Design, Build by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2011, 19:31

      Whether building a cabin or a castle, your masterpiece will be influenced by the lay of the land you're working with. Only after surveying and accepting the…

    • You Get What You Give by: Merci Gracia

      January 13, 2011, 06:10

      The best way to get what you want is to give it freely. The outside world is a mirror reflecting back who and what you are. Everyone seems friendly when you…

    • Benefits of Beginner's Mind by: Merci Gracia

      January 11, 2011, 06:08

      In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few. – Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi Life is immense with possibilities. Every…

    • An Energy Boost by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2011, 09:35

      To sweeten your emotional life, take a look at your thought patterns. Inner complaining dampens your emotional environment and drains your energy. If you catch…

    • Make It Feel Good by: Merci Gracia

      January 9, 2011, 09:40

      The great news is that you are 100% responsible for how you feel. Before you put your spin on it, nothing means anything. No matter what anyone says to you, it…

    • Fresh Look by: Merci Gracia

      January 8, 2011, 09:17

      Now is the perfect time to break out of old habits and embrace transformation. Attempting this in small ways will make you flexible, appreciate new possibilitie…

    • Vibrating Love and Beauty  by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2011, 09:55

      When it comes right down to it, we are pure, vibrating energy. The nature of our thoughts creates the quality of the vibration we radiate into the world. It's…

    • Every Moment is New! by: Merci Gracia

      January 2, 2011, 12:25

      Your point of power is in the present moment. If you don't like something, acknowledge it and then quickly shift your thinking to the way you'd like to see it.…

  • Category: Focus  (216)

    What you focus on mentally expands in your life. Therefore, learning to consciously focus on those things that you want more of is a particularly powerful…

    • Confirmation Bias by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2019, 01:01

      Whatever we look for, we'll find.

    • Change the Game by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2018, 01:01

      I can energize myself by focusing less on what aggravates me and more on what I appreciate.

    • Focus on the Good by: Merci Gracia

      February 26, 2018, 01:01

      Supercharge your life by focusing on all that is good.

    • Today's Soundtrack by: Merci Gracia

      March 10, 2017, 01:01

      Focusing on every, single thing that annoys you eventually makes you feel an overall malaise. Focusing on what you like makes you feel good.

    • Opening Another Door to Truth by: Merci Gracia

      November 2, 2016, 01:01

      Diversify your understanding of life by tapping into your own internal wisdom through meditation.

    • Give Up the But by: Merci Gracia

      October 12, 2016, 01:01

      If you focus on what's wrong, you'll feel bad even if it's a small part of your life. When you focus on what's going right, you feel good.

    • Our Spiraling Minds by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2016, 01:01

      Your feelings are consistent with the types of thoughts fill your head. While you're thinking about what might happen, direct your thoughts positively upward.

    • Urgency by: Merci Gracia

      August 12, 2015, 01:01

      Allow yourself to let go of any anger and resistance and focus your attention on something that makes you happy.

    • What Are You Building? by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2015, 01:01

      Every thought you think adds a brick in the structure you live in. Negative, judgmental and critical thoughts build dungeons while positive ones build castles.

    • Trust in Life by: Merci Gracia

      February 6, 2015, 01:01

      A trained mind anticipates the best and learns to trust that life will work it out.

    • Most Limits Are Self-Imposed by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2015, 01:01

      When you commit to your goals and focus your attention on the journey, there's no limit to the satisfaction you can enjoy.

    • Two Wolves by: Merci Gracia

      January 3, 2015, 01:01

      A Cherokee Parable told by the Indian Chief to his grandson about the battle going on inside everyone.

    • You Create Your Experience by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2014, 01:01

      You can't eradicate the bad without losing the good, but you get rid of what you don't want in your life when you stop energizing it with your thoughts.

    • Boost Your Creativity  by: Merci Gracia

      July 13, 2014, 01:01

      Common sense reveals the down-side of looking at what's wrong. Negativity drains your energy and takes you out of balance. Instead, look at what makes you purr.

    • Choose Your Mood by: Merci Gracia

      December 6, 2013, 01:01

      How you feel about life is the direct result of what you choose to focus on. Good or bad, the choice is yours.

    • Trust by: Merci Gracia

      October 17, 2013, 01:01

      Life will give you what you want if you keep your mind focused on the satisfying feeling of having it. You energize what you give your attention to.

    • Drop the Damper  by: Merci Gracia

      September 30, 2013, 01:01

      If you want to control your experience of life, learn to appreciate this moment without the detritus of the past or fear of future.

    • Your Opinion Vs. Reality by: Merci Gracia

      September 29, 2013, 01:01

      Remembering how small a slice of reality you actually perceive helps you to realizing that your ideas of right and wrong are just opinions.

    • Expedite Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2013, 01:01

      Want more abundance? Notice what you already have. Focus on what you're grateful for instead of what you lack and you'll expand your abundance rapidly.

    • Relief is NOW by: Merci Gracia

      September 18, 2013, 01:01

      The only time you can ever be joyous is right now. You have the power to focus your attention right now on something that you love and appreciate.

    • How to Raise Your Vibration by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2013, 01:01

      The quality of your life is 100% up to you. What makes you feel good or bad is the result of where you direct your attention.

    • Be a Light by: Merci Gracia

      August 31, 2013, 01:01

      Your life constantly reflects back to you the quality of the energy you're putting out. You're affected by every thought you entertain, whether good or bad.

    • Tend to Your Own Garden by: Merci Gracia

      August 30, 2013, 01:01

      When you give loving care to all aspects of your life, you live in a garden of earthly delights.

    • Just the Right Amount of Detachment by: Merci Gracia

      August 13, 2013, 01:01

      Strive to travel the middle path where you're neither obsessed nor too detached from the issues that present themselves to you in your life.

    • Mums the Word by: Merci Gracia

      August 5, 2013, 01:01

      If you can't say or think anything nice about yourself or others, don't say or think anything at all.

    • Check the Negativity by: Merci Gracia

      July 25, 2013, 01:01

      The temporary lift you get from noticing what's wrong is outweighed by the damage you do to yourself and others. Look for what's right and be a booster instead.

    • Countdown to Now by: Merci Gracia

      July 19, 2013, 01:01

      When you focus your attention on your breath, you don't have the time or the awareness to narrate a story that makes you feel bad

    • Focus on Health by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2013, 01:01

      If you are experiencing a physical challenge, don't talk about it. Focus on healing. Your belief in your ability to heal, has powerful healing ability.

    • Create a New Past by: Merci Gracia

      June 30, 2013, 01:01

      What you call your past is actually a story you put together based on a relatively miniscule collection of remembered tidbits of life as you've interpreted it.

    • Real Time by: Merci Gracia

      June 23, 2013, 01:01

      The only time that matters is the moment you're in. You made up your version of the past and problems in the future come with their own solutions.

    • The Recipe for Flow by: Merci Gracia

      June 5, 2013, 01:01

      True well being requires focus on all four aspects of your being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.The best remedy comes with no side effects.

    • The World Is in You by: Merci Gracia

      May 10, 2013, 01:01

      Awakened masters know that if you want to change the world out there, you have to change the world within.

    • Trust This Moment by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2013, 01:01

      The less time you spend thinking about the past and fearing the future, the more you realize that the present moment is fully equipped with all you need.

    • Effortless Change by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2013, 01:01

      The easiest way to effect positive change is to visualize what you want and imagine your joy when it comes to pass. Your vision is magnetic. Magnetize…

    • Feed What You Want to Grow by: Merci Gracia

      April 10, 2013, 01:01

      When life appears to be withholding something you want or giving you something you don't, complaining about it only fuels the situation.

    • No Matter What by: Merci Gracia

      March 31, 2013, 01:01

      When you truly want something, decide to make it happen, no matter what. Commit to it wholeheartedly. Your commitment informs life, how best to serve you.

    • Live Your Own Life by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2013, 01:01

      Unsolicited advice often translates into a message that they aren't living life up to your standards or expectations.

    • The Power of Your Attention by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2013, 01:01

      The biochemical and physiological response your body has is the same whether you imagine something or actually live through it.

    • The Road to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      March 25, 2013, 01:01

      Focus on what you appreciate in this moment and you won't have to reminisce about the past or look forward to future events.

    • Life Is Neither Good Nor Bad by: Merci Gracia

      March 24, 2013, 01:01

      If life feels weighted toward the bad, don't believe all your thoughts. As Shakespeare said, "Nothing is either good or bad, but your thinking makes it so."

    • Focus on What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      March 22, 2013, 01:01

      If you want more of something, give it your conscious attention and it will grow. It's a universal principle, what you focus on expands.

    • The Present by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2013, 01:01

      Your point of power is here in this present moment. The only thing that can block your ability to be totally fulfilled by this moment, is your story about it.

    • Why NOW Matters by: Merci Gracia

      March 16, 2013, 01:01

      The way to get the most out of life is to enjoy every moment of your existence by focusing on what's right.

    • Real Magic Doesn't Come in a Pill by: Merci Gracia

      March 9, 2013, 01:01

      Modern medicine has pills that might make you feel better, but the only way to significantly improve your experience of life is to change your attitude.

    • Awareness Test by: Merci Gracia

      March 6, 2013, 01:01

      People's expectations of what they will see in the world are different, so the see different worlds.

    • The Magic of Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      February 15, 2013, 01:01

      Because you have preferences, you're never going to like everything, but when you resist what is, your energy ceases to be creative and instead becomes stuck.

    • Self-Awareness is the Balm - Part II by: Merci Gracia

      January 22, 2013, 01:01

      Your relationship to this moment and to all of life has a great deal to do with the way you focus your attention.

    • Cycles of Life by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2013, 01:01

      Don't waste any time regretting the past. Learn the lesson and move on. No waste the good moments lamenting the bad ones that are already gone.

    • Choose Success by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2013, 01:01

      Focusing on what you love about your work, projects or relationships and feeling good about them raises your vibration to a level aligned with success.

    • Pick Your Friends Carefully by: Merci Gracia

      January 5, 2013, 01:01

      Who you spend time with makes a big difference in the quality of life you enjoy. Don't hang out with cynical, critical and negative people.

    • Everything Is Energy by: Merci Gracia

      December 3, 2012, 01:01

      Energy is everything. Focus on what you appreciate and you'll have more of it.

    • The Secret to Making Positive Change by: Merci Gracia

      December 2, 2012, 01:01

      Think about how you want to feel in your life. Think of what makes you feel that way and focus on it. That's it!

    • The Cause of Your Feelings by: Merci Gracia

      November 17, 2012, 01:01

      True freedom results when you realize your power to stop telling stories that feel bad.

    • How to Have What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      November 7, 2012, 01:01

      There's no end to the arising of desires, but you do have the choice of where to place your attention. Which do you want to grow, desire or fulfillment?

    • Shortcut to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      November 4, 2012, 01:01

      You alone decide whether or not to be happy in this moment by how willing you are to accept this moment as it is.

    • What's Sprouting in Your Garden? by: Merci Gracia

      October 14, 2012, 01:01

      Whatever you spend time thinking about, realize that you're going to get more of it. It's simple logic: What you focus on, expands. What you feed, grows.

    • Fear in Perspective by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2012, 01:01

      Fear is good if it helps you survive, but for everything else, it often serves to shut you down.

    • You Are Not Your Story by: Merci Gracia

      October 7, 2012, 01:01

      Who you are is beyond your identification with the external details of your life. You are a being capable of infinite joy and compassion.

    • Complaining Doesn't Help by: Merci Gracia

      October 3, 2012, 01:01

      If you see something you don't like in the world, being unhappy about it won't improve the situation.

    • How to Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      October 2, 2012, 01:01

      Balance and peace come through letting go. Letting go happens when you accept what this moment is without qualification.

    • Drop the Negative Mind Loop by: Merci Gracia

      September 24, 2012, 01:01

      When your mind is obsessively focused, turn your attention to your body and notice your sensations without any reaction.

    • Your Vibration Creates Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 19, 2012, 01:01

      You radiate a vibration that affects the quality of your interactions and they way people feel about you. For an immediate vibe-up, focus on gratitude!

    • How to Become a Master At Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 17, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to be happy, focus on what's right and be grateful for it.

    • Gratitude Facilitates Wholeness by: Merci Gracia

      September 12, 2012, 01:01

      When you're whole, you don't need to chase happiness. The easiest way to contentment is to acknowledge the good stuff often.

    • Do You Wallow or Feel? by: Merci Gracia

      September 8, 2012, 01:01

      When you find yourself wallowing in misery and resenting the well-meaning, encouraging words or advice from family and friends, check in to see if you've…

    • How to Avoid Emotional Landslides by: Merci Gracia

      September 7, 2012, 01:01

      When you pay attention to how you're feeling, you'll prevent your mind from reflexively searching for all kinds of complaints to match a bad mood.

    • Get Over It by: Merci Gracia

      September 4, 2012, 01:01

      Don't limit yourself by creating an identity with your feelings. You know you'll eventually have to get over them anyway, you might as well do it now.

    • The Art of Hearing by: Merci Gracia

      August 31, 2012, 01:01

      What you hear is interpreted through the filter of your beliefs. Your mind rearranges what others say to fit into your understanding or your beliefs.

    • The Most Effective Way to Change the World by: Merci Gracia

      August 24, 2012, 01:01

      Direct the energy you're spending to change the world to yourself. Make any changes inside of you and then watch how the world around you transforms.

    • Don't Mistake Talking For Feeling by: Merci Gracia

      August 21, 2012, 01:01

      It's very important to feel your feelings but talking about them can make matters worse. Feelings need to be felt in the body as the sensations that they are.

    • Fulfillment Creates More of the Same by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2012, 01:01

      The best way to live a life of fulfillment is to find all that's joyful about your life right now and focus your attention on those things often.

    • The Spectrum of Possibility by: Merci Gracia

      August 16, 2012, 01:01

      When you are nourished and feeling good, you are in a better state of mind to actually do something to improve whatever you do find intolerable. Stewing in…

    • Breathe In To Life by: Merci Gracia

      August 7, 2012, 01:01

      Your breath is the portal to mental, emotional and physical health. When you're at a loss for what to do, focus on it.

    • Your Stories Define You by: Merci Gracia

      August 5, 2012, 01:01

      When you continually emphasized what you don't like, your story about it defines you. Feel your feelings drop the story and heal yourself.

    • Get in Alignment by: Merci Gracia

      August 3, 2012, 01:01

      If you have goals that conflict with your behavior, don't berate yourself for how you are now, just notice when you observe a conflict.

    • The Magic of Feeling Good by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2012, 01:01

      When the things you think you should be doing don't seem so fun, take a break and stop 'shoulding' on yourself. Amazing things happen.

    • What You See Is What You Choose by: Merci Gracia

      July 28, 2012, 01:01

      You may as well choose beliefs that feel good since you gravitate toward information that supports your beliefs about yourself and the world.

    • Moving Through Fear by: Merci Gracia

      July 27, 2012, 01:01

      When you're stuck in a fearful feedback loop, turn your attention to your body and notice your sensations.

    • Success in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      July 26, 2012, 01:01

      Instead of trying to be happy by proving yourself in the world, find a reason to be satisfied in every moment. Success comes quickly.

    • Don't Wait for A Wake-up Call by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2012, 01:01

      Life is short and unexpected events can change things in the blink of an eye. The only rational response to this is appreciate every moment you have.

    • Dream It Into Being by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2012, 01:01

      Whatever you sincerely dream of having is possible, or it wouldn't be in your consciousness. Have faith in your dreams and take it one step at a time.

    • Order Your Life Consciously by: Merci Gracia

      June 27, 2012, 01:01

      Envision what you want in your life and consciously place your focus on it. If focus on what you don't like, you'll get another serving of it.

    • The Science of Positivity by: Merci Gracia

      June 23, 2012, 01:01

      You can choose focus your attention on what's working or what's wrong. The more you focus on what's working, the more grateful you are and the better you feel.

    • Don't Take Offense by: Merci Gracia

      June 22, 2012, 01:01

      Most times people take offense, none is intended. Next time you feel insulted, remember you're probably misunderstanding the situation.

    • Live Life Now by: Merci Gracia

      June 10, 2012, 01:01

      The only time you can enjoy life is now. If you don't practice in this moment, you won't know how to do it later.

    • Balance for Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      June 1, 2012, 01:01

      Understanding that this moment will soon change into something else, imbues you with a balanced perspective from which to live your life.

    • Physics Proves Oneness by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2012, 01:01

      Every single one of your thoughts, feelings and actions has an impact on the entire universe. You might as well have a positive impact.

    • Use Your Body's Intelligence by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2012, 01:01

      Your body provides you with valuable information about your life. Learning to discern it's messages will immediately improve your life.

    • True Alchemy by: Merci Gracia

      May 1, 2012, 01:01

      When you learn to flip the switch of perception to see how every circumstance is for you, you will have mastered the magic of life.

    • Master Your Monkey by: Merci Gracia

      April 25, 2012, 02:02

      Is your monkey-mind chattering away in your head? When you shine your light of awareness it behaves quite nicely.

    • Get Your Priorities Straight by: Merci Gracia

      April 22, 2012, 01:01

      Life is unpredictable, don't put off enjoying yourself. It can only ever happen right now.

    • Forks in the Road by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2012, 01:01

      The choices you make in every moment define you. Will you be open to the information life is giving you or will you take personal offense and feel like a…

    • How to Master Time by: Merci Gracia

      April 18, 2012, 02:02

      When your priorities are straight and you are present, time flows naturally. You can ride it like a gentle river.

    • Don't Limit Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      April 16, 2012, 01:02

      Open you mind to the possibility that an answer to your problems may come from an unfamiliar place.

    • Rewire Your Brain by: Merci Gracia

      April 14, 2012, 01:01

      By taking regular, 30 second intervals throughout the day to focus on what you're grateful for, you can greatly enhance the quality of your emotional environmen…

    • Take Care of Your Own Life First by: Merci Gracia

      April 12, 2012, 01:01

      Stewing over events you can't do anything about is fruitless & shifts your attention from the one thing that will make the world a better place. A balanced you.

    • Enjoy the Ride by: Merci Gracia

      April 8, 2012, 01:02

      Life is too short to focus on the parts of it that aren't going right. Address whatever needs your attention and then get back to enjoying the ride.

    • Commit to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2012, 01:02

      If you can commit to a mortgage, you can commit to happiness. Get in the practice of taking daily inventory of everything that's going right in your life.

    • Your Mind is Like a Camera by: Merci Gracia

      April 4, 2012, 01:02

      Everything you experience passes through your personal filter. What kind of filter do you have - black and white, wide-angle...rose-colored? It's up to you.

    • No Solutions Without Problems by: Merci Gracia

      April 3, 2012, 01:02

      Think of obstacles in your path as a signal from the Universe that it's time to step up to a new level of understanding.

    • Put Your Mind on Solutions by: Merci Gracia

      April 2, 2012, 02:04

      Focusing on the negative won't bring positive solutions. It fuels it and robs you of your vitality. Shift quickly off the problems and onto solutions.

    • Peace Within by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2012, 01:02

      Your essential self is peaceful, pure and calm. When you have concern or regret about your behavior, get in touch with this presence. It's who you really are.

    • Your Story by: Merci Gracia

      March 23, 2012, 01:02

      You create the quality of your life by the stories you tell. Stories create your vibration which attracts in alignment with the frequency of that vibration.

    • Create Your Universe by: Merci Gracia

      March 15, 2012, 02:02

      What children know that adults forget is that world they imagine is the world they experience.

    • Trust Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2012, 02:02

      The way to perform your best is to focus on what you're doing and forget about how others perceive you.

    • Circumstances Don't Create Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      March 3, 2012, 02:02

      A beggar in Calcutta might be happier than a billionaire on Wall Street. Your thinking determines the quality of your life, not the circumstances..

    • The Ultimate Meaning of Forgiveness by: Merci Gracia

      February 28, 2012, 02:02

      When you completely accept what is happening in the moment, you open to flow, health and abundance.

    • Don't Believe Your Fear Thoughts by: Merci Gracia

      February 25, 2012, 02:02

      Focusing on what could go wrong makes it more likely that something will. Avoid undesirable outcomes by focusing on what you prefer. Look for beauty.

    • Neutralize Your Problems by: Merci Gracia

      February 23, 2012, 02:02

      The best way to deal with something you don't like in your life is to focus on finding a solution. Since you created the problem in the first place, transform…

    • Attention is Powerful by: Merci Gracia

      February 10, 2012, 02:02

      Whatever you focus your attention on grows in significance. Focus on what you want to create and your life will sing.

    • You Are the Cutting Edge by: Merci Gracia

      February 9, 2012, 02:02

      You are the product of everything that's come before just as what you think and do is integral to the future.

    • Paths to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2012, 02:02

      You could gain sense of satisfaction through accomplishment or you could just find something to appreciate in every moment & be grateful you're here.

    • Live Like There's No Tomorrow by: Merci Gracia

      February 2, 2012, 02:02

      People who've had near death experiences understand how precious each moment is. Take advantage of their awareness and be grateful now.

    • Exemplary Kindness by: Merci Gracia

      January 30, 2012, 02:02

      When you anticipate the best from people, they'll satisfy your expectations.

    • No Prerequisites For Joy by: Merci Gracia

      January 27, 2012, 02:02

      You create the filters for your own happiness. If you only allow yourself to feel good after some accomplishment, you're blocking your own joy.

    • Simple Remedy by: Merci Gracia

      January 19, 2012, 02:02

      The best way to keep yourself feeling uplifted is to focus on what's going right in your life.

    • Truth Beyond Your Opinion by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2012, 02:02

      You're only ever dissatisfied when you reality doesn't meet your expectations. Learn to see what happens as perfect and you'll be in the flow.

    • There's Only Now by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2012, 02:02

      Learning to be content in the moment is the best guarantee for a fulfilled and joyous future.

    • You Can't Fail by: Merci Gracia

      January 13, 2012, 02:02

      You will never fail if you look at every experience in life as an opportunity to learn.

    • Value in Everything by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2012, 02:01

      There's value in everything that exists or happens. When your approach is to look for it, you'll always find the gift in the present moment.

    • Look Beyond by: Merci Gracia

      December 28, 2011, 02:02

      No matter what problem you're facing in this moment, remember that this too shall pass.

    • Joy Within by: Merci Gracia

      December 20, 2011, 02:02

      You've already got a deep reservoir of joy within you. Use the simple mantra "thank you" repeatedly to tap in to it.

    • Two Ways to Live by: Merci Gracia

      December 3, 2011, 02:02

      You can view your life as an arduous task or a joyful journey. It's completely dependent on how you spin it.

    • Split Second Harmony by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2011, 02:02

      The moment between perceiving an event and having an emotional reaction is when you're free to decide how to process it. Since you can't know, relax.

    • Attention Creates your Life by: Merci Gracia

      November 14, 2011, 02:02

      If you focus on what can go wrong, you'll create more to be fearful of. If you focus on what can go right, you'll create more of that. Easy choice.

    • The Power of Embodiment by: Merci Gracia

      November 11, 2011, 02:02

      How you focus your attention has a direct impact on your body and health. The good news is that you're in control.

    • Position Versus Preference by: Merci Gracia

      November 9, 2011, 02:02

      Soften your position and understand nobody has a monopoly on the truth and you'll have happier interactions with others.

    • Grist is Grace by: Merci Gracia

      November 7, 2011, 02:02

      Look at difficulties in your life as opportunities for growth and you'll move through them more quickly and with a better attitude.

    • Life With Love by: Merci Gracia

      November 5, 2011, 02:02

      When you love others, they love you and you love life.

    • Value in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      November 4, 2011, 02:02

      Find the value in every situation and the upside in every circumstance. This sets you up for success. Then focus on the changes you'd like to see.

    • Three, Two, One...Happy by: Merci Gracia

      October 15, 2011, 02:02

      When you focus on what you want rather than on what is, that's bugging you, you quantum leap into happiness. Easy as one, two, three.

    • The Only Valid Comparison by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2011, 02:02

      Comparing yourself against any other person tells you nothing & keeps you in a never-ending game of keeping up. Are you wiser and happier than before?

    • It's Sensational by: Merci Gracia

      October 4, 2011, 02:02

      Physical pain is just a sensation until the mind gets involved and makes its report. It's the same with emotional pain, it's the story that makes it hurt.

    • What Defines your Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 26, 2011, 02:02

      How you look at each situation is the determining factor to how your feel in your life.

    • Worry is a Waste by: Merci Gracia

      September 23, 2011, 02:02

      The only thing worrying does is waste emotional energy and make the situation worse.

    • Happiness First by: Merci Gracia

      September 22, 2011, 02:02

      First be content in this moment, then go after your goals. You feel better and get more done.

    • Be in Control by: Merci Gracia

      September 17, 2011, 02:02

      The only thing in your life you have control over is how you respond. Be loving.

    • Stop It! by: Merci Gracia

      September 10, 2011, 02:02

      Old habits of being critical and negative can handicap you. If you're energy level dips, you may be crippling yourself in this way.

    • Energy Flows Where Attention Goes by: Merci Gracia

      September 8, 2011, 02:02

      Looking for what's right enables you to find it. When you develop this practice, it enhances your life.

    • You're a Satellite by: Merci Gracia

      September 5, 2011, 02:02

      You're constantly broadcasting a signal to the world. Your thinking determines the quality of your transmission. Focus on the good.

    • Unfettered Access by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2011, 02:02

      Don't distract yourself by splitting your attention between what you're doing and how it'll eventually turn out. Eyes on the prize.

    • Ruled by Thought by: Merci Gracia

      August 30, 2011, 02:02

      The kind of thoughts you think shape your experience of life. Think the good ones.

    • Appreciate Everything  by: Merci Gracia

      August 27, 2011, 02:02

      You can immediately enhance your life just by sincerely enjoying as many different people, places and things as possible.

    • Energize Up by: Merci Gracia

      August 26, 2011, 02:02

      When you want to solve a problem, first think of a success in your life. Then ask your Inner Genius to bring the same kind of outcome to issue at hand.

    • Gift in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      August 25, 2011, 02:02

      With any aspect that feels less than satisfying, first accept that it is what it is. Then turn your focus to how you'd like it to be. Don't look back.

    • Master The Moment by: Merci Gracia

      August 24, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on people and issues that have nothing to do with you will taint your now. It's okay to think of important issues and have a point of view, but you…

    • Happiness From the Outside In by: Merci Gracia

      August 22, 2011, 02:02

      No matter how you're feeling, when you consciously decide to walk with a bounce in your step and form a little smile on your face, the lightheartedness works…

    • Good Right Now by: Merci Gracia

      August 21, 2011, 02:02

      Taking stock of your good fortune is an easy way to remember how good it is to be you. Remember how lucky you are right now.

    • Make Lemonade by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2011, 02:02

      When you have expectations that aren't met, you can focus on disappointment or find a positive aspect of the situation. Your life, your choice.

    • The Journey is the Destination by: Merci Gracia

      August 19, 2011, 02:02

      Don't forget that in life, just like with road trips, the journey is often the best part.

    • Wake Up by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2011, 02:02

      There's an ocean of abundance flowing around you, open your eyes and take a look. Abundance is not something you acquire, but something you tune into.

    • Deliberate Mastery  by: Merci Gracia

      August 17, 2011, 02:02

      Whatever you practice on a daily basis, you eventually master. Look and see if what you are practicing is something you want to get good at.

    • Tuning Your Vibration by: Merci Gracia

      August 8, 2011, 02:02

      Your thought patterns create the quality and feeling of your life. Decide if you want to focus on appreciation and joy or judgment and negativity.

    • Create with Intention by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2011, 02:02

      Life is always going in the direction you're choosing. Look at your life and see what you're choosing. You can change it all with conscious intention.

    • Practice New Patterns by: Merci Gracia

      July 31, 2011, 02:02

      It takes practice to develop a habit of conscious awareness. New patterns have huge dividends like feeling better, being funner to be around, and blossoming…

    • Time Is Relative by: Merci Gracia

      July 25, 2011, 02:02

      You can rush time in music, healing, relationships, or health. What you can do is get in step.

    • Life is What You Believe by: Merci Gracia

      July 24, 2011, 02:02

      If you believe life is hard, it is. If you believe life is good; it is. If you believe life is miraculous...it IS! What do you believe?

    • Manage Your Energy by: Merci Gracia

      July 23, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on things you don't like drains energy. Focusing on what you appreciate gives you energy to create more of the same. It's up to you.

    • The Cause of Suffering by: Merci Gracia

      July 17, 2011, 02:02

      It's your thoughts that make you suffer. When you accept what's happening in this moment as it presents itself, you're at peace.

    • Tap Your Joy  by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2011, 02:02

      Next time you realize you're happy for no reason, remember how you got there. You have a natural supply of joy always available within you. Tap it!

    • Want What You Have by: Merci Gracia

      July 14, 2011, 02:02

      If you always want what you have, you'll always have what you want! This keeps your energetic vibration set on abundance. What you focus on expands.

    • Your Story is Optional by: Merci Gracia

      July 10, 2011, 02:02

      Don't let the story you are making up get you down. You can change or story any time or just drop it. Your choice.

    • Why Not? by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2011, 02:02

      There seem to be three sections to a day: work, sleep and miscellaneous chores. How much time is left for doing exactly what you want? Why not just love it all?

    • Telegraph Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      July 5, 2011, 02:02

      Look in the direction of your desires, feel the emotion of them already being true, then watch them come about.

    • Your Mood, Your Call by: Merci Gracia

      July 1, 2011, 02:02

      You determine your vibration and your mood by where you choose to place your focus. When you understand this truth, you will naturally be more judicious about…

    • Who's Driving Your Life? by: Merci Gracia

      June 28, 2011, 02:02

      Learning to be aware of how you interpret your experiences empowers you to take charge of your life. Your the captain.

    • The Benefits of Brevity by: Merci Gracia

      June 26, 2011, 02:02

      Just like good stories make their point with brevity, reducing the amount of time you spend talking about your problems allows them to turn into good stories.

    • Time Will Tell by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2011, 02:02

      Time puts all things in the proper perspective. Don't stress too much about events that seem difficult. They may turn out to be some of the best and most…

    • Enjoy Life Now by: Merci Gracia

      June 21, 2011, 02:12

      Take a moment to enjoy your life right now. It doesn't mean you don't have a list of objectives. It helps you love life now and love it later.

    • Instant Mood Change by: Merci Gracia

      June 18, 2011, 02:02

      If you find yourself in a sour mood or notice something tugging at you slightly below the surface, try this easy technique for relief. Stop what you're doing…

    • Fear Dumbs You Down by: Merci Gracia

      June 17, 2011, 02:02

      When you come from fear, you operating instinctually from the primitive part of your brain. If you're not in danger, try to come from the heart. Feels better.

    • Look For What's Right by: Merci Gracia

      June 15, 2011, 02:02

      When you focus on what's right in your life, you see it become even better.

    • Guilt is Misguided by: Merci Gracia

      June 7, 2011, 02:02

      Guilt and shame ignore the fact that reality would have unfolded differently if it were possible. Learn from mistakes and move on.

    • Resistance is Futile by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2011, 02:13

      When your self-image does not match the feedback you receive from the world, try to open to hearing the message as a gift. Then you'll be truly ready to change…

    • Give Your Best and Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2011, 02:50

      Life is short. Try hard, let go of the results. Love your life this minute

    • Out of the Box by: Merci Gracia

      May 7, 2011, 02:02

      Shift your focus from the problem to the outcome you desire.

    • You're the Captain by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2011, 02:40

      The extent to which you have control over your life is impossible to know. However, you are one hundred percent responsible for how you feel about what happens.

    • Thought Programming by: Merci Gracia

      May 1, 2011, 02:02

      The thoughts you think affect your life the way software programming affects a computer. Code carefully!

    • Yin and Yang by: Merci Gracia

      April 25, 2011, 02:02

      The fact that yin and yang are at play in every moment clearly demonstrates that no person's opinion is ever all wrong or all right.

    • Eliminate Your Big 'But' by: Merci Gracia

      April 20, 2011, 02:02

      Differentiate the ability to discern from the habitual practice of finding and focusing on the one thing that isn't going right. Enjoy the 99% that's perfect.

    • Faith or Fear? by: Merci Gracia

      April 18, 2011, 02:02

      Both faith and fear are the results of your beliefs. Choose beliefs that enhance your life and serve you.

    • One Mind by: Merci Gracia

      April 16, 2011, 02:02

      Try silently saying "I love you" in the next conversation you have with someone you find annoying. You'll be amazed at the results.

    • Daily Practice by: Merci Gracia

      April 9, 2011, 04:04

      Mastery comes from daily practice. What are you mastering consciously and unconsciously?

    • The Myth of Perfection by: Merci Gracia

      April 2, 2011, 02:02

      Judging yourself for not being perfect will keep you from ever feeling satisfied. Treat yourself with loving kindness and relax into flow.

    • Savor The Moment by: Merci Gracia

      March 29, 2011, 02:02

      Because the inherent nature of everything is impermanence, appreciating each moment is giving yourself best, possible present.

    • Like A Planet by: Merci Gracia

      March 27, 2011, 04:04

      Your thinking creates a gravitational field like a planet. Create good things in your orbit by focusing on gratitude.

    • Like Einstein by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2011, 02:04

      To achieve success, imagine success. Focusing on the "how" depletes your energy.

    • Simple Pleasures by: Merci Gracia

      March 20, 2011, 04:04

      There is a bounty of beauty and grace in everyday life. It's easy to find troves of treasure at any moment.

    • True Wealth by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2011, 04:04

      Focus your thoughts on appreciation and thankfulness makes you truly wealthy.

    • Your Body Is Your Vehicle by: Merci Gracia

      March 17, 2011, 04:04

      Every car needs a tune-up. Every body needs one too. The best mechanic for that job is your mind. Gratitude is the tool. Feel it. Merci

    • Desires Are Gifts by: Merci Gracia

      March 15, 2011, 04:04

      Desires are gifts that arise from within and give direction. In their original form, they are in alignment with the Tao and good for all involved. If they…

    • Keep it Real by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2011, 04:04

      Being too concerned about what others think of you can make you act and speak less authentically. Be yourself, be kind, and don't worry about the rest.…

    • Eliminate Should by: Merci Gracia

      March 11, 2011, 04:04

      When you 'should' on yourself or others, it only makes matters worse. If you want something to change, quickly acknowledge it as it is, turn your focus to…

    • Fresh Air by: Merci Gracia

      March 8, 2011, 04:04

      The place for drama is on the stage or the big screen. The more mature you are, the less tolerance you have for blame, shame, and guilt. Finding fault…

    • Thoughts Create by: Merci Gracia

      March 6, 2011, 04:04

      If you trust that things will work out well, they will. If you think solutions aren't easy to find, they won't be. Every thought and word helps shape your…

    • Correct and Continue by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2011, 04:04

      Everyone makes mistakes. Mentally reliving them over and over while wishing they never happened just keeps them alive. Turn mistakes into learning tools and…

    • Master This by: Merci Gracia

      March 2, 2011, 04:04

      Peace of mind comes from understanding that yesterday's thoughts and actions created today's experience; just like today's thoughts and actions create…

    • Sow And Reap by: Merci Gracia

      February 28, 2011, 04:04

      If you like what's happening in your life now, you most likely have good mental habits. If you're dissatisfied with anything, change your thinking about…

    • You're The Gardener by: Merci Gracia

      February 24, 2011, 04:04

      Are you planting peace and joy? Every thought you cultivate is a seed sown in the garden of your life. Plant the seeds you want to see bloom. Just like the…

    • Enjoy the Journey by: Merci Gracia

      February 23, 2011, 04:04

      How many hours of practice for the big match? A Jillion. How many hours of toil to attain your goals? Countless. How long does the satisfaction of…

    • Tell It Like You Want It by: Merci Gracia

      February 21, 2011, 04:04

      The past is merely fragmented memories woven into a story that changes according to how you tell it. You can alter the impact your past has on you by…

    • Expect The Best by: Merci Gracia

      February 17, 2011, 04:04

      If you're ever wondering about the reason somebody did something, give them the benefit of the doubt. Whether it's true or not, it'll feel so much better…

    • The Right Frequency by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2011, 04:04

      Every emotion radiates a frequency that determines your experience. When you become consciously aware of the quality of your emotions, you begin to choose…

    • Expect Goodness by: Merci Gracia

      February 9, 2011, 04:17

      When you trust that Goodness is the dominant force in life, that is what you'll experience. You get what you expect. Be kind to yourself and expect the...…

    • Look For What's Working by: Merci Gracia

      January 31, 2011, 05:33

      It's energizing to focus on what's going well in your life. Make a list of ten things you like about yourself and notice how good it feels. With the energy…

    • No Reason At All by: Merci Gracia

      January 28, 2011, 05:51

      Setting and reaching goals is really satisfying. But don't stress yourself out. You'll enjoy the fruits of your labor more if you feel good. Since everything…

    • The Value of Contrast by: Merci Gracia

      January 26, 2011, 05:48

      When a problem appears, define it clearly to yourself and avoid adding energy to it by complaining. The value in anything negative is that it shows you what…

    • You're The Captain by: Merci Gracia

      January 23, 2011, 07:31

      Admitting that you’re in control of your emotional destiny can be daunting. But only until you feel the tremendous relief that comes from knowing that…

    • Count Your Blessings by: Merci Gracia

      January 21, 2011, 06:27

      If you touch your toes everyday you'll always be able to touch your toes. If you count your blessings everyday, you'll always have blessings to count. Touch…

    • Everyday Reminders by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2011, 06:21

      You know how puffy white clouds in the clear blue sky, your favorite song, a beautiful sunset, a pretty flower, or a smiling baby can immediately take you…

    • Benefits of Beginner's Mind by: Merci Gracia

      January 11, 2011, 06:08

      In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few. – Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi Life is immense with possibilities. Every…

    • Make It Feel Good by: Merci Gracia

      January 9, 2011, 09:40

      The great news is that you are 100% responsible for how you feel. Before you put your spin on it, nothing means anything. No matter what anyone says to you, it…

    • Fresh Look by: Merci Gracia

      January 8, 2011, 09:17

      Now is the perfect time to break out of old habits and embrace transformation. Attempting this in small ways will make you flexible, appreciate new possibilitie…

    • Vibrating Love and Beauty  by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2011, 09:55

      When it comes right down to it, we are pure, vibrating energy. The nature of our thoughts creates the quality of the vibration we radiate into the world. It's…

    • Snowball Effect by: Merci Gracia

      January 5, 2011, 09:47

      Thinking thoughts of gratitude and appreciation throughout the day, spirals you emotionally upward. The more you focus on what you like, the more you see…

    • Every Moment is New! by: Merci Gracia

      January 2, 2011, 12:25

      Your point of power is in the present moment. If you don't like something, acknowledge it and then quickly shift your thinking to the way you'd like to see it.…

  • Category: Abundance  (62)

    Abundance is a feeling. It comes from recognizing the marvelous bounty that surrounds you. You feel abundance when you understand how much you have. The sun…

    • Painful Preferences by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2018, 01:01

      I don't need anything I don't have right now.

    • Give Freely, Receive Freely by: Merci Gracia

      December 14, 2017, 01:01

      When you give freely, you feel the truth of abundance and understand that more for you doesn't mean less for others.

    • Nothing to Chase by: Merci Gracia

      November 1, 2017, 01:01

      Contentment must be found in this moment with or without attaining the goals and objectives you desire.

    • Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      September 13, 2017, 01:01

      We always have an abundance of some things and a scarcity of others. Which of these we choose to focus on determines our life experience.

    • The Goal Behind All Goals by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2016, 01:01

      We don't need money, success, fame or recognition to be happy. We can connect with others, appreciate what is in front of us and experience this abundance now.

    • The Key to Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      August 5, 2014, 01:01

      When feeling unfulfilled in some aspect, realize that the feeling is a result of, your feeling the lack of it. Look instead for how you have it and grow that.

    • Expedite Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2013, 01:01

      Want more abundance? Notice what you already have. Focus on what you're grateful for instead of what you lack and you'll expand your abundance rapidly.

    • Attachment to Form by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2013, 01:01

      When you're attached to your things or accomplishments, you're in a prison.

    • Don't Wait for a White Knight by: Merci Gracia

      June 3, 2013, 01:01

      Don't wait for a savior or a shining knight, create your life yourself and watch whole people gravitate toward you.

    • Built for Growth by: Merci Gracia

      May 30, 2013, 01:01

      When it comes to mankind's ability to learn and grow and develop...it's eternal.

    • Giving and Receiving Are the Same by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2013, 01:01

      Giving may actually provide greater benefits than receiving.

    • True Wealth by: Merci Gracia

      May 14, 2013, 01:01

      Each moment comes with everything you need. When you realize that truth, you're wealthy beyond belief. Look around and find it.

    • Focus on What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      March 22, 2013, 01:01

      If you want more of something, give it your conscious attention and it will grow. It's a universal principle, what you focus on expands.

    • Celebrate Life by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2013, 01:01

      At any moment in time, there's an abundance of beauty in your immediate vicinity worthy of celebrating it's existence.

    • The Power of Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      August 6, 2012, 01:01

      Food, money and free time won't make you happy. Getting in touch with your Inner Presence will. Do it simply by feeling grateful.

    • The Best Habit to Develop by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2012, 01:01

      You can guarantee your own happiness by actively choosing to place your focus on gratitude.

    • Change Begins With You by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2012, 01:01

      The most important thing you can do is create a life of well-being for yourself. While it may seem noble to help others, when you haven't taken care of your…

    • You Define Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      May 20, 2012, 01:01

      After your basic requirements are met, there are no prerequisites for happiness. You are in charge of establishing those.

    • Effortless Fulfillment by: Merci Gracia

      May 15, 2012, 01:01

      If you could just stay focused on gratitude for what you've already been given, life would flow your every dream to you, effortlessly.

    • Give From Your Overflow by: Merci Gracia

      May 14, 2012, 01:01

      When you truly love yourself, you never feel drained by others because what you give comes from your overflow of self-love. Fulfill yourself and give from love.

    • Open to the Bounty by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2012, 01:01

      Ask yourself what fulfillment of a desire will bring, then conjure up that feeling and watch how the amazing bounty of life fills in the blanks.

    • Enjoy the Ride by: Merci Gracia

      April 8, 2012, 01:02

      Life is too short to focus on the parts of it that aren't going right. Address whatever needs your attention and then get back to enjoying the ride.

    • Commit to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2012, 01:02

      If you can commit to a mortgage, you can commit to happiness. Get in the practice of taking daily inventory of everything that's going right in your life.

    • Fill your Life with Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2012, 02:02

      If you imagine your feelings are like currency that you are depositing into the bank of your life, you can do nothing more effective to be happy than make…

    • Circumstances Don't Create Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      March 3, 2012, 02:02

      A beggar in Calcutta might be happier than a billionaire on Wall Street. Your thinking determines the quality of your life, not the circumstances..

    • Attract Good Fortune by: Merci Gracia

      February 14, 2012, 02:02

      Wishing for the success of others is the fastest was to creating your own.

    • Paths to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2012, 02:02

      You could gain sense of satisfaction through accomplishment or you could just find something to appreciate in every moment & be grateful you're here.

    • Value in Everything by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2012, 02:01

      There's value in everything that exists or happens. When your approach is to look for it, you'll always find the gift in the present moment.

    • Joy Within by: Merci Gracia

      December 20, 2011, 02:02

      You've already got a deep reservoir of joy within you. Use the simple mantra "thank you" repeatedly to tap in to it.

    • The Secret of Satisfaction by: Merci Gracia

      November 23, 2011, 02:02

      Be satisfied with your life right now and your energy will be contagious. Like a star radiating positivity and love to all around you. Start with you.

    • The Magic of a Smile by: Merci Gracia

      November 12, 2011, 02:02

      It's hard to resist somebody with a big smile on their face. Pass it on.

    • Keep It Moving by: Merci Gracia

      October 6, 2011, 02:02

      The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea receive water from the Jordan River. Water flows through Galilee, the Dead keeps it, hence the name. Let it flow.

    • Wake Up by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2011, 02:02

      There's an ocean of abundance flowing around you, open your eyes and take a look. Abundance is not something you acquire, but something you tune into.

    • Internal Architecture by: Merci Gracia

      July 27, 2011, 09:07

      Your thoughts, words and beliefs form the blueprint for your life design.

    • Your Love Opens Doors by: Merci Gracia

      July 26, 2011, 02:02

      You're desires are already fulfilled and waiting for you to open and love yourself enough to let them in. Put your attention on the present moment.

    • Be An Angel by: Merci Gracia

      July 21, 2011, 02:02

      There are so many ways you can be a significant help to others with very little effort. It feels so good that it almost seems unfair.

    • Entitled to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2011, 02:02

      The fact that you are a human being means you're entitled to happiness. All you have to do is realize it. Then enjoy.

    • Turn It Over by: Merci Gracia

      July 16, 2011, 02:02

      This same intelligence that beats your heart and grows your hair will take care of all your troubles too, if you just let it. All you have to do is ASK and…

    • Want What You Have by: Merci Gracia

      July 14, 2011, 02:02

      If you always want what you have, you'll always have what you want! This keeps your energetic vibration set on abundance. What you focus on expands.

    • Bounty Surrounds You by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2011, 02:02

      The endless bounty of the world lies in wait for your appreciation.

    • As Within, So Without by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2011, 02:02

      As within, so without. It's a natural law of the Universe. The more you give, the more you receive.

    • Self Love Fulfills by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2011, 02:02

      When you truly love yourself, you don't have to look outside yourself for fulfillment. And yet, the outside world satisfies your every desire.

    • Glass Half Empty or Half Full? by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2011, 02:02

      What you focus on expands so keep your mind on what you love. Spend just a little time visualizing what you'd like to see coming. Make your glass half full.

    • Enjoy Life Now by: Merci Gracia

      June 21, 2011, 02:12

      Take a moment to enjoy your life right now. It doesn't mean you don't have a list of objectives. It helps you love life now and love it later.

    • Open to the Bounty by: Merci Gracia

      June 11, 2011, 02:02

      You only don't want for others that which you won't allow for yourself. There's no reason you shouldn't have what you want. There's only one person stopping it.

    • Expect Love and Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2011, 02:02

      Never cease to dream because you fear disappointment. Your expectations condition your reality. Expect the Best

    • Be Open by: Merci Gracia

      May 8, 2011, 02:02

      Opening your mind to the ideas of others requires a vulnerability, that opens the door to a deeper appreciation of the intelligence and wisdom around you.

    • Tingle by: Merci Gracia

      May 6, 2011, 02:02

      Take a moment to appreciate the magnificent diversity and colorfulness of the world around you. You can't help tingling with joy.

    • Marvelous by: Merci Gracia

      April 30, 2011, 02:02

      So much of what you use and take for granted was created by a long line of workers. Marveling at how lucky you are to have so much at your fingertips inspires…

    • The Right Spirit  by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on gratitude helps you shift your mind from grasping to allowing with effortless flow.

    • Pregnant with Possibility by: Merci Gracia

      April 13, 2011, 02:02

      The present moment has within it all you need. Free yourself from limiting beliefs and approach each moment like it's the first you've ever experienced.

    • Everybody Wins by: Merci Gracia

      April 8, 2011, 02:02

      You only win when everyone does. Do your best to make each competitive experience pleasant for all involved. This way everyone wins.

    • Easy by: Merci Gracia

      March 28, 2011, 04:04

      Focusing on satisfaction leads to more satisfaction.

    • Simple Pleasures by: Merci Gracia

      March 20, 2011, 04:04

      There is a bounty of beauty and grace in everyday life. It's easy to find troves of treasure at any moment.

    • True Wealth by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2011, 04:04

      Focus your thoughts on appreciation and thankfulness makes you truly wealthy.

    • You're The Gardener by: Merci Gracia

      February 24, 2011, 04:04

      Are you planting peace and joy? Every thought you cultivate is a seed sown in the garden of your life. Plant the seeds you want to see bloom. Just like the…

    • Love Boomerang by: Merci Gracia

      February 5, 2011, 04:37

      Your mind has no boundaries. When you think loving thoughts about someone else they feel it, whether they're aware of it or not. That phone call from the very…

    • Night At The Oscars by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2011, 05:24

      You're the writer, producer, director, and actor of the movie called YOU. If you could just snap your fingers to make it happen, how would you change the…

    • A Pearl in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      January 22, 2011, 07:09

      Every moment is a opportunity to be joyous. All it takes is sincere thankfulness. When you feel like the world is your oyster, life flows smoothly. The…

    • Count Your Blessings by: Merci Gracia

      January 21, 2011, 06:27

      If you touch your toes everyday you'll always be able to touch your toes. If you count your blessings everyday, you'll always have blessings to count. Touch…

    • Everyday Reminders by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2011, 06:21

      You know how puffy white clouds in the clear blue sky, your favorite song, a beautiful sunset, a pretty flower, or a smiling baby can immediately take you…

    • Giving Makes You Rich by: Merci Gracia

      January 4, 2011, 14:26

      Our lives are not measured by what we have but by what we give. Whether it's a smile, a hand or an endowment, we make a difference with our offering. When…

  • Category: Appreciation  (232)

    Appreciation is a feeling that closely resembles gratitude. When you’re in a state of appreciation, you normally feel good. You naturally look for…

    • Energy Exchange by: Merci Gracia

      April 12, 2019, 01:01

      We evolve most when we learn to understand the value in other peoples' perspectives.

    • Appreciate It. by: Merci Gracia

      March 20, 2019, 01:01

      When we appreciate everything in our life, even the hard stuff, we live in gratitude.

    • Delight in Discernment by: Merci Gracia

      March 13, 2019, 01:01

      I appreciate every aspect of my reality as part of a dance I am lucky to be in.

    • The Real Prize by: Merci Gracia

      March 16, 2018, 01:01

      When I'm with what I'm doing in this moment, I get the most out of life.

    • Elevate Your Game by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2017, 01:01

      Don't take anything personally and find anything you can to appreciate in everybody.

    • Love Being Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      September 20, 2017, 01:01

      Loving myself allows me to stop focusing on what I'm missing and start focusing on the amazing world around me.

    • The Best Is Still Ahead by: Merci Gracia

      September 15, 2017, 01:01

      When you anticipate that the best life has to offer lies ahead, it leaves you feeling amazed and grateful.

    • Power of Perspective by: Merci Gracia

      July 16, 2017, 01:01

      Identify yourself as an intrepid explorer of your own consciousness and learn how to appreciate whatever you can in each moment.

    • For the Joy of It by: Merci Gracia

      May 27, 2017, 01:01

      When you do what you're doing for the pure joy of DOING it, it puts you in the driver's seat because you've already received the reward.

    • The Secret to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      December 5, 2016, 01:01

      Depending on external conditions to be happy is a hopeless life strategy. The secret to life is realizing that only in this moment can we ever be happy .

    • Beauty Is Everywhere by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2016, 01:01

      If we get stuck feeling down because we've backed ourselves into a corner of judgment, all we have to do is pause and appreciate the beauty all around us.

    • Roses Are Everywhere by: Merci Gracia

      June 26, 2016, 01:01

      Stop and smell the roses, they're all around you.

    • Your Personal Soundtrack by: Merci Gracia

      June 21, 2016, 01:01

      Drop the habit of bringing up unpleasant past episodes and focus instead on something in your immediate environment that you can appreciate.

    • Tune Your Focus by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2015, 01:01

      When you focus on the light outside you, it can't help but begin to radiate within you.

    • Traveling Their Own Path by: Merci Gracia

      November 5, 2015, 01:01

      Allow others to travel their own path in life and by refraining from judgement and offering them your unconditional love.

    • Judge Not by: Merci Gracia

      October 27, 2015, 01:01

      If you want to improve the world, make it your mission to find things to appreciate. A world full of people doing THAT sounds awesome.

    • Enjoy the Dance by: Merci Gracia

      August 31, 2015, 01:01

      It doesn't matter what's happening in your life, your True Self has the capacity to enjoy the entire dance of human experience.

    • Please Help Us by: Merci Gracia

      June 26, 2015, 11:05

      We need your help to get traction on Amazon. Please download our book for free and leave a review on Amazon.

    • The Best Kind of Approval by: Merci Gracia

      November 3, 2014, 01:01

      If you are self-accepting and self-loving, you can always be in the spot light because it shines from within.

    • Looking for the Good by: Merci Gracia

      October 4, 2014, 01:01

      When you shift from complaining to looking for how each situation is for you, the benefits are immediate, obvious and feel really good.

    • Your Programming by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2014, 01:01

      You've been interpreting and reacting to life since birth. Having a different experience requires different responses from you. Refrain from judging, practice…

    • Allow Yourself to Feel Good by: Merci Gracia

      September 23, 2014, 01:01

      When you remove all your prerequisites for feeling good, your acceptance of this moment opens the possibility of happiness for no reason.

    • Looking for Problems by: Merci Gracia

      August 28, 2014, 01:01

      Change the habit of looking for what's wrong into a habit of looking for what's right. It'll turn you around.

    • The Only Time to Live by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2014, 01:01

      Don't live out of balance now with the idea that you'll enjoy yourself later. That future might never arrive. Sprinkle fun in everything you do right now.

    • Happy Sailing by: Merci Gracia

      August 8, 2014, 01:01

      Your thoughts are like entries you make in your personal logbook on your life journey. You can classify events however you want. Why not look for the blessings?

    • Change the Music by: Merci Gracia

      July 9, 2014, 01:01

      If you want to feel differently about yourself and life, you need to change the music in your head created by your dominant thoughts.

    • Adjusting Your Reflection by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2014, 01:01

      The only way you can change your experience of the world is by changing what and how you focus your attention. Doing so is totally in your power.

    • Overcoming Disharmony by: Merci Gracia

      June 21, 2014, 01:01

      Imagine you can't have the thought that causes you to judge or condemn. Look through the same eyes that once saw the beauty in them. That's who they really are.

    • What You Think Is What You Experience by: Merci Gracia

      June 2, 2014, 01:01

      If you want a different experience of life, be careful about the kind of thoughts you choose to fill your mind with.

    • This Too Shall Pass by: Merci Gracia

      May 26, 2014, 01:01

      When you expect every experience in life to have a sliver lining, you'l be sure to find it.

    • Lose the Funk with Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      May 3, 2014, 01:01

      Gratitude puts you into alignment with reality.

    • Love This Moment by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2014, 01:01

      Love will move you through all challenges with less effort. Accept that you don't like what is and then find it's usefulness for you.

    • The Power of Appreciation by: Merci Gracia

      January 27, 2014, 01:01

      Focusing on what you like makes you much more creative and likely to see the value in everything. When problems arise and you're happy, solutions abound.

    • Living Laboratory by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2014, 01:01

      If you view each person you meet, no matter how different, as having something interesting and worthwhile to offer, everyone is your teacher.

    • The Path of Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2013, 01:01

      If you want to walk on peaceful path of joy, look for something you can appreciate in every moment.

    • Where Peace Resides by: Merci Gracia

      October 25, 2013, 08:49

      Experience peace by realizing that everything in this moment is EXACTLY as it should be.

    • If You're Struggling by: Merci Gracia

      October 25, 2013, 01:01

      Suffering isn't likely to produce your desired result. Dissatisfaction rarely brings you joy. Find someway to get your vibration humming. Then carry out plans.

    • Pure Under It All by: Merci Gracia

      October 13, 2013, 01:01

      No matter what beliefs others have, if you relate to the part of them that is pure and good, THAT is what you will see.

    • Undo This Conditioning by: Merci Gracia

      October 6, 2013, 01:01

      You've been taught to compare yourself with others to motivate yourself, but this approach to life ignores your inherent worthiness.

    • Drop the Damper  by: Merci Gracia

      September 30, 2013, 01:01

      If you want to control your experience of life, learn to appreciate this moment without the detritus of the past or fear of future.

    • The World According to You by: Merci Gracia

      September 23, 2013, 01:01

      There are no preconditions for joy. You can decide right in this moment to be happy no matter what. Practice makes perfect.

    • Can You Dig It? by: Merci Gracia

      September 21, 2013, 01:01

      Can you remember what a marvelous, deserving and worthy creature you right in this moment? Try it.

    • Relief is NOW by: Merci Gracia

      September 18, 2013, 01:01

      The only time you can ever be joyous is right now. You have the power to focus your attention right now on something that you love and appreciate.

    • Make the World a Brighter Place by: Merci Gracia

      September 17, 2013, 01:01

      When you love yourself, you're more kind to others and you're more authentic. When you're authentic, you share your highest and best gifts with the world.

    • What If You're Exactly How You're Supposed to Be? by: Merci Gracia

      September 10, 2013, 01:01

      If you can accept that you are perfect just as you are in this moment, you will feel and amazing sense of relief.

    • How to Raise Your Vibration by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2013, 01:01

      The quality of your life is 100% up to you. What makes you feel good or bad is the result of where you direct your attention.

    • Be a Light by: Merci Gracia

      August 31, 2013, 01:01

      Your life constantly reflects back to you the quality of the energy you're putting out. You're affected by every thought you entertain, whether good or bad.

    • Expect the Best by: Merci Gracia

      July 28, 2013, 01:01

      Filling your mind with concern over potential negative future outcomes will only make you uneasy. Expect the best and it's much more likely to happen.

    • Happiness Comes From Inside by: Merci Gracia

      July 14, 2013, 01:01

      When you focus on what you appreciate, you get happy. It's a self-fulfilling process.

    • Absolute Freedom by: Merci Gracia

      July 9, 2013, 01:01

      When you don't require the outside world to conform to your needs you can be happy for no reason. This is true freedom.

    • Attachment to Form by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2013, 01:01

      When you're attached to your things or accomplishments, you're in a prison.

    • Off the Hook by: Merci Gracia

      June 15, 2013, 01:01

      Don't worry about what others think of you and try to think the best about them.

    • Perpetual Feedback Loop by: Merci Gracia

      June 1, 2013, 01:01

      The world will reflect back to you the essence of your dominant emotion.

    • True Wealth by: Merci Gracia

      May 14, 2013, 01:01

      Each moment comes with everything you need. When you realize that truth, you're wealthy beyond belief. Look around and find it.

    • Ubiquitous Joy by: Merci Gracia

      May 3, 2013, 01:01

      When you're able to find and focus your attention on something you appreciate in every situation, you'll begin to experience an almost constant state of joy.

    • Overcome With Love by: Merci Gracia

      April 30, 2013, 01:01

      There is something so exquisitely beautiful in your immediate surroundings that if you were present enough to see it, would fill you with love and appreciation.

    • Love this Moment by: Merci Gracia

      April 25, 2013, 01:01

      If you want to enjoy your life, do it now by appreciating whatever you can in this moment.

    • Happiness in Stages by: Merci Gracia

      April 14, 2013, 01:01

      The easiest way to get happy is to string together moments of appreciation. Try to remember to focus on something around you that you like.

    • The Road to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      March 25, 2013, 01:01

      Focus on what you appreciate in this moment and you won't have to reminisce about the past or look forward to future events.

    • The Healthy Solution by: Merci Gracia

      March 23, 2013, 01:01

      Living on the same planet is like living in the same house. Imagine if we all came to this realization and did what healthy families do...Love unconditionally.

    • Celebrate Life by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2013, 01:01

      At any moment in time, there's an abundance of beauty in your immediate vicinity worthy of celebrating it's existence.

    • Why NOW Matters by: Merci Gracia

      March 16, 2013, 01:01

      The way to get the most out of life is to enjoy every moment of your existence by focusing on what's right.

    • Real Magic Doesn't Come in a Pill by: Merci Gracia

      March 9, 2013, 01:01

      Modern medicine has pills that might make you feel better, but the only way to significantly improve your experience of life is to change your attitude.

    • Everything Begins with a Thought by: Merci Gracia

      February 5, 2013, 01:01

      Recalibrate your life by focusing on what you appreciate.

    • How Could You Ever Fail? by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2013, 01:01

      You can't fail unless you quite trying.

    • Express Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      January 24, 2013, 01:01

      ?When you feel appreciation for someone, take the time to reach out and tell them. Verbalizing your gratitude will be a blessing to both of you.

    • Let There Be Light by: Merci Gracia

      December 25, 2012, 01:01

      If you want more love, joy and connection in your life, turn on your internal light. It'll light the way wherever you go.

    • The Mark of True Creativity by: Merci Gracia

      December 22, 2012, 01:01

      Being able to appreciate something about every situation you encounter makes you a creative master in the art of life.

    • Better Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2012, 01:01

      As long as you live, you are constantly and continuously creating. This means that as your life proceeds, it just gets better and better.

    • Appreciate Today by: Merci Gracia

      December 17, 2012, 01:01

      In times of constraint, you're grateful for every part of the life you had before. Why not embody that appreciation now?

    • Positivity Is Profitable by: Merci Gracia

      December 13, 2012, 01:01

      Embracing a positive attitude will make you more open-minded, productive, enthusiastic and profitable. Why even consider the alternative?

    • Everything Is Energy by: Merci Gracia

      December 3, 2012, 01:01

      Energy is everything. Focus on what you appreciate and you'll have more of it.

    • Your Life Is Your Canvas by: Merci Gracia

      November 23, 2012, 01:01

      Every thought, word and deed is a brush stroke contributing to the masterpiece of your life. Take a step back every now and then and make sure you're kind,…

    • Thanksgiving is the Best Holiday Ever! by: Merci Gracia

      November 22, 2012, 01:01

      Thanksgiving is a culturally sanctioned opportunity to practice the single most powerful technique to live a fulfilled and happy live: feeling gratitude for…

    • Happiness Happens Now.  by: Merci Gracia

      November 16, 2012, 01:01

      The most powerful thing you can choose to do in your life is to find the path to loving this very moment.

    • The Law of Resonnance by: Merci Gracia

      November 13, 2012, 01:01

      However you act, you will attract into your life, people who embody those very qualities. If you want to attract loving, kind and balanced people into your…

    • How to Have What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      November 7, 2012, 01:01

      There's no end to the arising of desires, but you do have the choice of where to place your attention. Which do you want to grow, desire or fulfillment?

    • Shortcut to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      November 4, 2012, 01:01

      You alone decide whether or not to be happy in this moment by how willing you are to accept this moment as it is.

    • Viral Kindness by: Merci Gracia

      October 16, 2012, 01:01

      Engage in unprovoked acts of kindness. It's so contagious, it'll make the world a better place.

    • Everything Has a Purpose by: Merci Gracia

      October 11, 2012, 01:01

      Recognizing the usefulness of all that exists (including that which shows you what you don’t want) brings about a different response than the ignorance of…

    • Consideration Pays by: Merci Gracia

      October 6, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to change the world, begin by considering the impact your actions will have on others and adjust your behavior with kindness.

    • Fire Tempers You by: Merci Gracia

      September 25, 2012, 01:01

      You will sometimes experience difficult periods that strengthen you and remind you just how lucky you are when things are going just 'okay'.

    • Your Vibration Creates Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 19, 2012, 01:01

      You radiate a vibration that affects the quality of your interactions and they way people feel about you. For an immediate vibe-up, focus on gratitude!

    • Gratitude Facilitates Wholeness by: Merci Gracia

      September 12, 2012, 01:01

      When you're whole, you don't need to chase happiness. The easiest way to contentment is to acknowledge the good stuff often.

    • Compassion and Judgment by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2012, 01:01

      Sometimes people behave badly because of their wounds. If you're not coming from your own, you'll view them with compassion rather than judgment.

    • You Get to Choose  by: Merci Gracia

      August 29, 2012, 01:01

      You have the opportunity to choose how you will interpret every moment. Make a conscious decision to look for what you like.

    • Free Love by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2012, 01:01

      When you see your loved ones as free agents who are meant to live life according to what feels right for them, you foster their personal growth and your own.

    • Fulfillment Creates More of the Same by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2012, 01:01

      The best way to live a life of fulfillment is to find all that's joyful about your life right now and focus your attention on those things often.

    • The Power of Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      August 6, 2012, 01:01

      Food, money and free time won't make you happy. Getting in touch with your Inner Presence will. Do it simply by feeling grateful.

    • Success in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      July 26, 2012, 01:01

      Instead of trying to be happy by proving yourself in the world, find a reason to be satisfied in every moment. Success comes quickly.

    • Live Life Fully While You Can by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2012, 01:01

      Don't delay pursuing your own happiness one more moment. It's the best thing you can do for yourself and the planet.

    • Don't Wait for A Wake-up Call by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2012, 01:01

      Life is short and unexpected events can change things in the blink of an eye. The only rational response to this is appreciate every moment you have.

    • You Can Change the World by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2012, 01:01

      If you have the ability to smile, you have the power to change the world.

    • Life Works Out by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2012, 01:01

      If you're concerned about something, ask your Inner Presence to show you what do to help bring about what you want or something better for the highest purpose.

    • Your Life Purpose by: Merci Gracia

      June 29, 2012, 01:01

      Despite the divers and almost endless array activities that makes up each person's life, everybody's goal is the same - happiness.

    • The Shocking Truth About You by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2012, 01:01

      When you understand that you are already perfect, you live your life with easy and come from your authentic self.

    • The Science of Positivity by: Merci Gracia

      June 23, 2012, 01:01

      You can choose focus your attention on what's working or what's wrong. The more you focus on what's working, the more grateful you are and the better you feel.

    • Your Opinions Box You In by: Merci Gracia

      June 15, 2012, 01:01

      Nothing is just as you judge it. Expand your thinking enough to find something to like about everything. While your opinions define you, they also limit you.

    • The Power of Your Thoughts by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2012, 01:01

      Your thoughts have a profound impact on many aspects of your life, it pays to

    • The Trap of Needing To Be Perfect by: Merci Gracia

      June 6, 2012, 01:01

      If you often fall short of your goals, you might need to adjust your goals instead of improving yourself.

    • Change Begins With You by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2012, 01:01

      The most important thing you can do is create a life of well-being for yourself. While it may seem noble to help others, when you haven't taken care of your…

    • You're the Narrator of Your Life Story by: Merci Gracia

      June 2, 2012, 01:01

      You're the narrator of the film of your life. What kind of story do you want to tell?

    • Add the Right Ingredients by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2012, 01:01

      Ad value to every situation you're in and your life will be filled and you will be energized with love.

    • You Define Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      May 20, 2012, 01:01

      After your basic requirements are met, there are no prerequisites for happiness. You are in charge of establishing those.

    • Adversity Helps You Grow by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2012, 01:01

      Remember that discomfort and the fear that accompanies it is often a sign that you're growing.

    • Home by: Merci Gracia

      May 16, 2012, 01:01

      There's an amazing work of art spontaneously being created every moment. When you comprehend it's awesomeness, it humbles you and exonerates every care...Earth

    • The Real Solution by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2012, 01:01

      There is one thing that will make all the difference in your life and requires only you. It's free, easy, simple, effortless and fun...It's called love...Self-l…

    • The Perfection of this Moment by: Merci Gracia

      May 12, 2012, 01:01

      Accepting the perfection of this moment helps you to learn from it and prepares you to understand the perfection of the next moment.

    • A Little More Love Will Do the Trick by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to improve any part of your life, start loving it more. Find something, however small, that you can love and appreciate and enjoy the results.

    • True Alchemy by: Merci Gracia

      May 1, 2012, 01:01

      When you learn to flip the switch of perception to see how every circumstance is for you, you will have mastered the magic of life.

    • Separation Is the Opposite of Love by: Merci Gracia

      April 23, 2012, 01:01

      When you remember how similar your really are to every other human being, it's a lot easier to accept them and treat them like a member of your own family.

    • Get Your Priorities Straight by: Merci Gracia

      April 22, 2012, 01:01

      Life is unpredictable, don't put off enjoying yourself. It can only ever happen right now.

    • In Love with Life by: Merci Gracia

      April 20, 2012, 01:01

      Learn to enjoy your life in every moment. It's what you're ultimately after and the easiest way to be happy.

    • Rewire Your Brain by: Merci Gracia

      April 14, 2012, 01:01

      By taking regular, 30 second intervals throughout the day to focus on what you're grateful for, you can greatly enhance the quality of your emotional environmen…

    • Don't Worry, Appreciate by: Merci Gracia

      April 9, 2012, 02:02

      If you focus your attention on gratitude for the things you normally take for granted, imagine how little time you'd have to worry.

    • Enjoy the Ride by: Merci Gracia

      April 8, 2012, 01:02

      Life is too short to focus on the parts of it that aren't going right. Address whatever needs your attention and then get back to enjoying the ride.

    • Commit to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2012, 01:02

      If you can commit to a mortgage, you can commit to happiness. Get in the practice of taking daily inventory of everything that's going right in your life.

    • The Path to Feeling Better by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2012, 01:02

      However you feel in this moment, the path to feeling better begins with one, small step. Do on thing that will make you feel better right now. Then build on it.

    • Peace Within by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2012, 01:02

      Your essential self is peaceful, pure and calm. When you have concern or regret about your behavior, get in touch with this presence. It's who you really are.

    • Your Attention is a Gift by: Merci Gracia

      March 22, 2012, 01:02

      One of the kindest things you can do for others is to offer them your sincere attention. It's a simple way to spread love and improve the planet.

    • Choose Friends Wisely by: Merci Gracia

      March 20, 2012, 01:02

      Your association have considerable impact on the quality of your life. If someone doesn't support you, keep your distance or activate your inner ninja.

    • The Magic of Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2012, 02:02

      The most important thing you can do in life is develop heart felt connections with others. The easiest way to do this is by accepting them.

    • Fill your Life with Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2012, 02:02

      If you imagine your feelings are like currency that you are depositing into the bank of your life, you can do nothing more effective to be happy than make…

    • Reality Check by: Merci Gracia

      March 7, 2012, 02:02

      Forget the baubles and beads and get to the heart of the matter. Love and accept yourself just as you are right now.

    • Freedom that Counts by: Merci Gracia

      March 4, 2012, 01:02

      Enduring satisfaction comes only from peace of mind. No amount of wealth, power or fame can substitute.

    • Circumstances Don't Create Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      March 3, 2012, 02:02

      A beggar in Calcutta might be happier than a billionaire on Wall Street. Your thinking determines the quality of your life, not the circumstances..

    • What You Really Want by: Merci Gracia

      March 2, 2012, 02:02

      If the ultimate goal of life is to feel good, why not do it right now by learning to love and accept yourself?

    • The Ultimate Meaning of Forgiveness by: Merci Gracia

      February 28, 2012, 02:02

      When you completely accept what is happening in the moment, you open to flow, health and abundance.

    • Your Attitude is the Key by: Merci Gracia

      February 13, 2012, 02:02

      Every moment contains the information you need to thrive. Be open to receiving it in gratitude and you will expand your horizons enjoy your life.

    • Paths to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2012, 02:02

      You could gain sense of satisfaction through accomplishment or you could just find something to appreciate in every moment & be grateful you're here.

    • Live Like There's No Tomorrow by: Merci Gracia

      February 2, 2012, 02:02

      People who've had near death experiences understand how precious each moment is. Take advantage of their awareness and be grateful now.

    • Admire Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      January 29, 2012, 02:02

      A quality in someone you admire is within you or you wouldn't be able to see it in them. Your admiration is calling you to acknowledge yourself.

    • Gratitude List by: Merci Gracia

      January 24, 2012, 02:02

      You are unconditionally loved by life. The proof: The sun shines on you. Who and what loves and supports you? For a quicker picker-upper, acknowledge.

    • Faults or Assets by: Merci Gracia

      January 18, 2012, 02:02

      What others think of you is completely out of your control. Their opinion is based on their habitual thought patterns and personal complexes, not you.

    • Freedom from Circumstances by: Merci Gracia

      January 16, 2012, 02:02

      Drop your concerns for a moment and feel natural well-being arise in your body. You can still fix the world if you decide to, but now you'll be doing it while…

    • There's Only Now by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2012, 02:02

      Learning to be content in the moment is the best guarantee for a fulfilled and joyous future.

    • The Light in Everyone by: Merci Gracia

      January 3, 2012, 02:02

      Look past appearances and see the light inside all people. Beneath all appearances the essential self shines with light and purity.

    • True Liberation by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2012, 02:02

      You are liberated when you understand that you are totally perfect right now.

    • Misguided Self Doubt by: Merci Gracia

      December 30, 2011, 02:02

      Own the truth that you are inherently good and you will thrive.

    • Continuous Creation by: Merci Gracia

      December 23, 2011, 02:02

      The way you interpret & react to each moment determine the quality and character of your life. You are completely free to embrace, accept and enjoy!

    • Joy Within by: Merci Gracia

      December 20, 2011, 02:02

      You've already got a deep reservoir of joy within you. Use the simple mantra "thank you" repeatedly to tap in to it.

    • Security or Evolution by: Merci Gracia

      December 17, 2011, 02:02

      You can play it safe by never trying anything risky or new or you can take chances, sometimes fail and expand your horizons. It's up to you.

    • Wholeness by: Merci Gracia

      December 13, 2011, 02:02

      Everything in existence fulfills a necessary function in this moment. Even the most unlikely and unappealing links in the chain of life have their purpose.

    • Your Vibrational Diet by: Merci Gracia

      December 12, 2011, 02:02

      Your dominant thoughts create your vibration. The more you appreciate and love others, the more you elevate your vibration. Feed yourself love.

    • Navigate Through Life With a Smile  by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2011, 02:02

      Life is a lot like sailing: the best way to stay on course is to make adjustments as new circumstances require and keep sailing with a smile.

    • Cut to the Chase by: Merci Gracia

      December 7, 2011, 02:02

      If you practice feeling good right now, with things exactly as they are, you're loving yourself and laying the groundwork for a happy life.

    • Happy Journey = Happy Destination by: Merci Gracia

      November 29, 2011, 02:02

      Most of your life is made up of the journey. If you want to ensure a happy future, be happy now.

    • Sparkle  by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2011, 02:02

      The unconditional acceptance and appreciation of what is creates an inner twinkle.

    • Happiness is a Choice by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2011, 02:02

      You master the art of life when you’re always able to find something to appreciate. Can you find value in every aspect of your life?

    • Count Your Blessings by: Merci Gracia

      November 24, 2011, 02:02

      Having a daily gratitude practice helps you be happier, more optimistic, sleep better and exercise more. Start one today.

    • Don’t Delay Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      November 22, 2011, 02:02

      If you want to maximize the quality of your life, enjoy every moment starting right now.

    • Beyond Appearances by: Merci Gracia

      November 19, 2011, 02:02

      When you appreciate yourself, others can't help but follow.

    • Think Big by: Merci Gracia

      November 15, 2011, 02:02

      Respond to people with love and they will respond positively back to you. It's highly effective. That you feel good about yourself is a bonus.

    • Attention Creates your Life by: Merci Gracia

      November 14, 2011, 02:02

      If you focus on what can go wrong, you'll create more to be fearful of. If you focus on what can go right, you'll create more of that. Easy choice.

    • The Judge that Matters by: Merci Gracia

      November 13, 2011, 02:02

      The only factor that determines whether a life is well lived is how you feel about it. In the final analysis others' opinions are irrelevant.

    • The Magic of a Smile by: Merci Gracia

      November 12, 2011, 02:02

      It's hard to resist somebody with a big smile on their face. Pass it on.

    • Grist is Grace by: Merci Gracia

      November 7, 2011, 02:02

      Look at difficulties in your life as opportunities for growth and you'll move through them more quickly and with a better attitude.

    • Life With Love by: Merci Gracia

      November 5, 2011, 02:02

      When you love others, they love you and you love life.

    • Value in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      November 4, 2011, 02:02

      Find the value in every situation and the upside in every circumstance. This sets you up for success. Then focus on the changes you'd like to see.

    • Reality Rules by: Merci Gracia

      November 3, 2011, 02:02

      When you make friends with reality, life flows. Even the parts that don't seem so awesome, soon reveal their perfection. Let go and love life.

    • Peace Begins Within by: Merci Gracia

      October 20, 2011, 02:02

      Appreciating others leads them to appreciate you which leads to a love-fest. Start now.

    • Great Fullness by: Merci Gracia

      October 10, 2011, 02:02

      You're not grateful because you're happy, you're happy because you're grateful. Recognize the Great Fullness of life and be filled with gratefulness.

    • Cultivate Tolerance  by: Merci Gracia

      September 30, 2011, 02:02

      If you think only your political views are valid, it's irresponsible not to become the ruler of the world. Either that or soften your judgements.

    • Don't Delay Well Being by: Merci Gracia

      September 27, 2011, 02:02

      If you delay being joyous until some condition is met, you are practicing not being okay right here in this moment.

    • Happiness First by: Merci Gracia

      September 22, 2011, 02:02

      First be content in this moment, then go after your goals. You feel better and get more done.

    • Good Mood by: Merci Gracia

      September 18, 2011, 02:02

      The only way to elevate your mood and the quality of your life is to be content in this very moment.

    • Energy Flows Where Attention Goes by: Merci Gracia

      September 8, 2011, 02:02

      Looking for what's right enables you to find it. When you develop this practice, it enhances your life.

    • This Moment Gives Birth To The Next by: Merci Gracia

      September 2, 2011, 02:02

      If you can just remember to be engaged this very moment, the next will take care of itself.

    • Feeling Good by: Merci Gracia

      August 29, 2011, 02:02

      Feeling good about yourself is good for success in all areas of life.

    • Appreciate Everything  by: Merci Gracia

      August 27, 2011, 02:02

      You can immediately enhance your life just by sincerely enjoying as many different people, places and things as possible.

    • Good Right Now by: Merci Gracia

      August 21, 2011, 02:02

      Taking stock of your good fortune is an easy way to remember how good it is to be you. Remember how lucky you are right now.

    • Tuning Your Vibration by: Merci Gracia

      August 8, 2011, 02:02

      Your thought patterns create the quality and feeling of your life. Decide if you want to focus on appreciation and joy or judgment and negativity.

    • You Are Worthy by: Merci Gracia

      August 3, 2011, 02:02

      Ask yourself if you believe you deserve perfect health and happiness. If you have any hesitation, remember you're deserving because you exist. Period.

    • Open to Possibility by: Merci Gracia

      July 30, 2011, 02:02

      If you open to life with enthusiasm, wonder, and joy, more things show up for you to appreciate. It's a magic feedback loop.

    • Entitled to Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2011, 02:02

      The fact that you are a human being means you're entitled to happiness. All you have to do is realize it. Then enjoy.

    • Tap Your Joy  by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2011, 02:02

      Next time you realize you're happy for no reason, remember how you got there. You have a natural supply of joy always available within you. Tap it!

    • Understanding is Love by: Merci Gracia

      July 13, 2011, 02:02

      When you put yourself in another person's shoes, you begin to appreciate, understand and love them.

    • Cooperation Vs. Competition by: Merci Gracia

      July 12, 2011, 02:21

      Try playing sports and games with no winners. It's a totally different experience and fun. Everybody wins.

    • Bounty Surrounds You by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2011, 02:02

      The endless bounty of the world lies in wait for your appreciation.

    • Choose Your Bumper Stickers Wisely by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2011, 02:02

      You've probably seen the bumper sticker, "If you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention." Here's a new one: "If you aren't grateful, you aren't paying…

    • Why Not? by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2011, 02:02

      There seem to be three sections to a day: work, sleep and miscellaneous chores. How much time is left for doing exactly what you want? Why not just love it all?

    • Self Love Fulfills by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2011, 02:02

      When you truly love yourself, you don't have to look outside yourself for fulfillment. And yet, the outside world satisfies your every desire.

    • Time Will Tell by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2011, 02:02

      Time puts all things in the proper perspective. Don't stress too much about events that seem difficult. They may turn out to be some of the best and most…

    • Glass Half Empty or Half Full? by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2011, 02:02

      What you focus on expands so keep your mind on what you love. Spend just a little time visualizing what you'd like to see coming. Make your glass half full.

    • Enjoy Life Now by: Merci Gracia

      June 21, 2011, 02:12

      Take a moment to enjoy your life right now. It doesn't mean you don't have a list of objectives. It helps you love life now and love it later.

    • Empathy the Easy Way by: Merci Gracia

      June 19, 2011, 02:02

      It's much easier to be loving, compassionate, and kind when you realize just how much you are like everybody else. Even those you may find bothersome.

    • Love Matters Most by: Merci Gracia

      June 12, 2011, 02:02

      At the time of death, no one wishes that they had worked more. In retrospect, the only thing that counts is the degree to which you connected with others.

    • Love Starts With You by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2011, 02:02

      You can only love others to the extent you love yourself. Accept, forgive, appreciate, and be kind to yourself. Then share the love.

    • You Are Complete by: Merci Gracia

      June 6, 2011, 02:02

      You are worthy, whole, and complete. Feel it and enjoy a quantum leap in the quality of your life.

    • Everything Is Just Right Now by: Merci Gracia

      May 26, 2011, 02:02

      Take a look at things that perpetually irritate you. Consider that your irritation is a gift giving you information about you. Reality is the perfect mirror.

    • Love Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2011, 02:24

      Love yourself just as you are. Progress with encouragement rather than self-judgment.

    • The Leading Edge of Evolution by: Merci Gracia

      May 16, 2011, 02:02

      Every person on the planet is the most advanced individual they can be considering the DNA and circumstances that created them.

    • Decide in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      May 14, 2011, 02:41

      You can redefine yourself anew in each moment. Understanding this frees you to develop new ways of seeing yourself.

    • Your Conditioning Creates Your Reality by: Merci Gracia

      May 12, 2011, 02:21

      People can experience can any situation in drastically different ways. Who is right and who is wrong is not clear-cut.

    • Be Open by: Merci Gracia

      May 8, 2011, 02:02

      Opening your mind to the ideas of others requires a vulnerability, that opens the door to a deeper appreciation of the intelligence and wisdom around you.

    • Tingle by: Merci Gracia

      May 6, 2011, 02:02

      Take a moment to appreciate the magnificent diversity and colorfulness of the world around you. You can't help tingling with joy.

    • Marvelous by: Merci Gracia

      April 30, 2011, 02:02

      So much of what you use and take for granted was created by a long line of workers. Marveling at how lucky you are to have so much at your fingertips inspires…

    • The Alchemy of Difference by: Merci Gracia

      April 29, 2011, 02:02

      When there is mutual respect and a desire to understand one another, differences work like sand in an oyster. What begins as conflict, ends as growth.

    • The Right Spirit  by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on gratitude helps you shift your mind from grasping to allowing with effortless flow.

    • Eliminate Your Big 'But' by: Merci Gracia

      April 20, 2011, 02:02

      Differentiate the ability to discern from the habitual practice of finding and focusing on the one thing that isn't going right. Enjoy the 99% that's perfect.

    • Grow Your Love Garden by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2011, 02:02

      If you want more love in your life, love your life more. Love is something you generate within.

    • Think Solution by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2011, 02:02

      You create your feelings with your thoughts. The way to feel better is to think differently. Redirect your mind from problems to solutions.

    • Why Compare by: Merci Gracia

      April 3, 2011, 02:02

      Comparing yourself to others is like comparing apples to oranges -- it makes no sense. You're a unique instrument, play your own tune.

    • The Charm Of Humility  by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2011, 02:02

      Everyone likes to be around people who listen, take interest in what you have to say, and willing to consider other points of view.

    • Savor The Moment by: Merci Gracia

      March 29, 2011, 02:02

      Because the inherent nature of everything is impermanence, appreciating each moment is giving yourself best, possible present.

    • Like A Planet by: Merci Gracia

      March 27, 2011, 04:04

      Your thinking creates a gravitational field like a planet. Create good things in your orbit by focusing on gratitude.

    • Everyone Looks Good When You Do by: Merci Gracia

      March 24, 2011, 04:04

      The way you view others reveals more about you than it does about them.

    • With A Little Help by: Merci Gracia

      March 23, 2011, 04:04

      Great achievements happen through cooperation. Competition is a false God.

    • Reach  by: Merci Gracia

      March 22, 2011, 04:04

      You know how to be happy this very moment. Take a moment to notice what's right and feel the mojo of gratitude.

    • Exit Reaction by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2011, 04:04

      You can't settle an argument with the same mindset that created it. Wait for a calmer moment before returning to the discussion.

    • Simple Pleasures by: Merci Gracia

      March 20, 2011, 04:04

      There is a bounty of beauty and grace in everyday life. It's easy to find troves of treasure at any moment.

    • True Wealth by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2011, 04:04

      Focus your thoughts on appreciation and thankfulness makes you truly wealthy.

    • Glorious Riches by: Merci Gracia

      March 16, 2011, 04:04

      Good health isn't so special until you're sick. A loving relationship is routine until a disagreement erupts. Simple and wonderful riches abound every day.…

    • Your Biggest Fan by: Merci Gracia

      March 14, 2011, 04:04

      Admiration results in happiness, right? Maybe not. Having your contentment depend on the esteem of others is a risky proposition. It's better to be clear…

    • Be Considerate by: Merci Gracia

      March 13, 2011, 04:04

      It's worth the effort to consider the feelings of others and be kind.

    • The Mirror Effect by: Merci Gracia

      February 22, 2011, 04:04

      On a beautiful day, your spirit lightens and there's a bounce in your step. You may be surprised when people nod and smile with positive energy. Until…

    • Beauty Within by: Merci Gracia

      February 13, 2011, 04:04

      Look for the beauty in anyone and you'll find it. If you see otherwise, it's just their outer shell of protective conditioning that doesn't match your…

    • The Real You by: Merci Gracia

      February 7, 2011, 02:47

      There's never been another YOU. You are meant to bloom and shine just like each and every flower. Comparing yourself to others is disregarding your unique…

    • Look For What's Working by: Merci Gracia

      January 31, 2011, 05:33

      It's energizing to focus on what's going well in your life. Make a list of ten things you like about yourself and notice how good it feels. With the energy…

    • Just For Fun by: Merci Gracia

      January 30, 2011, 06:07

      What if life is just for fun? Imagine getting to the end of your life and finding out that the whole purpose was just to enjoy it. Would you change anything…

    • The Big A by: Merci Gracia

      January 27, 2011, 05:08

      Everybody wants attention. You can go to great lengths to get it from the outside, but the only way to really feel it is to give it to yourself. Until you do,…

    • A Pearl in Every Moment by: Merci Gracia

      January 22, 2011, 07:09

      Every moment is a opportunity to be joyous. All it takes is sincere thankfulness. When you feel like the world is your oyster, life flows smoothly. The…

    • Count Your Blessings by: Merci Gracia

      January 21, 2011, 06:27

      If you touch your toes everyday you'll always be able to touch your toes. If you count your blessings everyday, you'll always have blessings to count. Touch…

    • Everyday Reminders by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2011, 06:21

      You know how puffy white clouds in the clear blue sky, your favorite song, a beautiful sunset, a pretty flower, or a smiling baby can immediately take you…

    • Survey, Accept, Design, Build by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2011, 19:31

      Whether building a cabin or a castle, your masterpiece will be influenced by the lay of the land you're working with. Only after surveying and accepting the…

    • You Get What You Give by: Merci Gracia

      January 13, 2011, 06:10

      The best way to get what you want is to give it freely. The outside world is a mirror reflecting back who and what you are. Everyone seems friendly when you…

    • Daily Practice A Master Makes by: Merci Gracia

      January 12, 2011, 06:49

      Improvement requires practice. Just like learning to play the piano, remembering to mindfully watch your thoughts requires regular effort to become masterful.…

    • Benefits of Beginner's Mind by: Merci Gracia

      January 11, 2011, 06:08

      In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few. – Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi Life is immense with possibilities. Every…

    • An Energy Boost by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2011, 09:35

      To sweeten your emotional life, take a look at your thought patterns. Inner complaining dampens your emotional environment and drains your energy. If you catch…

    • Fresh Look by: Merci Gracia

      January 8, 2011, 09:17

      Now is the perfect time to break out of old habits and embrace transformation. Attempting this in small ways will make you flexible, appreciate new possibilitie…

    • Vibrating Love and Beauty  by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2011, 09:55

      When it comes right down to it, we are pure, vibrating energy. The nature of our thoughts creates the quality of the vibration we radiate into the world. It's…

    • Snowball Effect by: Merci Gracia

      January 5, 2011, 09:47

      Thinking thoughts of gratitude and appreciation throughout the day, spirals you emotionally upward. The more you focus on what you like, the more you see…

  • Category: Loose  (40)
    • Soften  by: Merci Gracia

      July 4, 2014, 01:01

      When you soften your stance and open to other points of view, you're less likely to get upset and more likely to have friends.

    • Lighten Your Load by: Merci Gracia

      December 11, 2012, 01:01

      Carrying the grievances of past, unwanted experiences through life weighs you down, sucks your energy and damages your health. Drop your grievances.

    • Let It Die by: Merci Gracia

      September 22, 2012, 01:01

      Let the characteristics, habits, beliefs and behavior that you know you don't need just die.

    • Right or Happy? by: Merci Gracia

      August 14, 2012, 01:01

      When arguing with someone and you know you're right, ask yourself if you'd rather be right or happy. When your wall comes up just drop it. It's disarming.

    • Make Room for New Lessons by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2012, 01:01

      Open your mind to others point of view and avoid stagnation of mind and body.

    • Avoid Stagnation and Stay Flexible by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2012, 01:01

      Maintain an openness to new ideas and experiences and you'll remain flexible, fresh and interested in life.

    • Take a Breather by: Merci Gracia

      February 19, 2012, 02:02

      If you are in a conflict with someone, take a breather for a short time and get some distance from each other and the problem. Look for a win/win.

    • Moderation in Almost Everything by: Merci Gracia

      October 22, 2011, 02:02

      Practicing moderation in all aspects of your life may be simplest, most direct to good health and happiness you've ever heard of.

    • Cultivate Tolerance  by: Merci Gracia

      September 30, 2011, 02:02

      If you think only your political views are valid, it's irresponsible not to become the ruler of the world. Either that or soften your judgements.

    • Make Lemonade by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2011, 02:02

      When you have expectations that aren't met, you can focus on disappointment or find a positive aspect of the situation. Your life, your choice.

    • Your Life Purpose by: Merci Gracia

      August 15, 2011, 02:02

      No matter what your purpose in life, there's definitely no need to take it all too seriously. It's a relatively short trip. Enjoy the ride.

    • Discernment Not Judgment by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2011, 02:02

      It's your birthright to live life your way. If someone does something you don't like, take note without making them wrong. Same birthright.

    • Time Is Relative by: Merci Gracia

      July 25, 2011, 02:02

      You can rush time in music, healing, relationships, or health. What you can do is get in step.

    • The Big Picture by: Merci Gracia

      July 22, 2011, 02:02

      Don't get bogged down in the details. It's better to just get started on your project and deal with them as they arise. Progress happens with action.

    • Pick Your Battles by: Merci Gracia

      July 2, 2011, 02:02

      When you disagree with someone, you're giving them a vote of no-confidence. Considering that you rarely change anybody's mind, maybe you can skip it.

    • Time Will Tell by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2011, 02:02

      Time puts all things in the proper perspective. Don't stress too much about events that seem difficult. They may turn out to be some of the best and most…

    • Expect Love and Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2011, 02:02

      Never cease to dream because you fear disappointment. Your expectations condition your reality. Expect the Best

    • Life Unfolds Perfectly by: Merci Gracia

      May 21, 2011, 02:12

      Although it doesn't always seem so, life unfolds perfectly. When you drop resistance to what is, difficult lessons don't feel so difficult.

    • Relax and Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2011, 02:02

      Do what you can and then relax! Let go of attachment and watch with curiosity, the beauty of life unfolding perfectly.

    • Resistance is Futile by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2011, 02:13

      When your self-image does not match the feedback you receive from the world, try to open to hearing the message as a gift. Then you'll be truly ready to change…

    • Give Your Best and Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2011, 02:50

      Life is short. Try hard, let go of the results. Love your life this minute

    • The Right Spirit  by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on gratitude helps you shift your mind from grasping to allowing with effortless flow.

    • Question Certainty by: Merci Gracia

      April 23, 2011, 02:02

      When you are too certain about what you know, you can't be open to listening and learning. Real conversation requires curiosity about the insights of others.

    • The Peaceful Present by: Merci Gracia

      April 7, 2011, 04:04

      Don't borrow problems from the future. When the future comes, solutions come with it.

    • Pressure is Optional by: Merci Gracia

      April 4, 2011, 02:02

      Make your plan, apply appropriate effort and go with the flow. Most suffering is self-inflicted and doesn't change the outcome anyway.

    • The Myth of Perfection by: Merci Gracia

      April 2, 2011, 02:02

      Judging yourself for not being perfect will keep you from ever feeling satisfied. Treat yourself with loving kindness and relax into flow.

    • Learn to Discern by: Merci Gracia

      March 31, 2011, 02:02

      Discern what you like and what you don't. Avoid complaining and criticizing, focus on your preferences and watch them blossom.

    • The Charm Of Humility  by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2011, 02:02

      Everyone likes to be around people who listen, take interest in what you have to say, and willing to consider other points of view.

    • Like Einstein by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2011, 02:04

      To achieve success, imagine success. Focusing on the "how" depletes your energy.

    • The Big Picture by: Merci Gracia

      March 25, 2011, 04:04

      Taking a step back from troublesome details allows for a grander perspective.

    • With A Little Help by: Merci Gracia

      March 23, 2011, 04:04

      Great achievements happen through cooperation. Competition is a false God.

    • Exit Reaction by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2011, 04:04

      You can't settle an argument with the same mindset that created it. Wait for a calmer moment before returning to the discussion.

    • Keep it Real by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2011, 04:04

      Being too concerned about what others think of you can make you act and speak less authentically. Be yourself, be kind, and don't worry about the rest.…

    • B Natural  by: Merci Gracia

      March 1, 2011, 04:04

      When you are loose, natural and relaxed, life flows. You think more clearly, your body is happier, and you're more fun to be around. Neither too sharp nor…

    • Expect The Best by: Merci Gracia

      February 17, 2011, 04:04

      If you're ever wondering about the reason somebody did something, give them the benefit of the doubt. Whether it's true or not, it'll feel so much better…

    • Let It Go by: Merci Gracia

      February 11, 2011, 05:25

      To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. ~ Confucius If someone wrongs you once, try not to wrong yourself over and over by…

    • Truth Comforts by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2011, 03:03

      When you're authentic and speak your truth gently, you're a comfort to be around. Everyone knows how you feel, including you. There's no confusion or…

    • Simple Truth by: Merci Gracia

      January 18, 2011, 05:55

      Life is a whole lot easier when you're authentic. The simplest way to get there is to be honest. When you are, those who don't resonate fall away. Those…

    • Like Riding a Bike by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2011, 06:41

      Rolling through life with a healthy, happy mindset is a matter of practice. Scientific studies show that how you feel is not the result of where you are, what…

    • Make It Feel Good by: Merci Gracia

      January 9, 2011, 09:40

      The great news is that you are 100% responsible for how you feel. Before you put your spin on it, nothing means anything. No matter what anyone says to you, it…

  • Category: Natural  (40)
    • Relax and Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      September 7, 2013, 01:01

      When you reach the end of your life, it would be sweet to have no regrets. Interviews with those close to death show a consistent list of the top five regrets.

    • Listen by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2013, 01:01

      When someone really listens to you with the desire to understand, not only does it feel good, it makes you want to speak honestly from your heart.

    • Simplify Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      February 11, 2013, 01:01

      The more simply you live, the more free you are to enjoy the natural gifts life has to ofter. Breathe in a moment of silence. Breathe out the unnecessary.

    • Identity Check by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2013, 01:01

      Identifying as an activist can take you out of balance very quickly. When identified this way you need things to be 'wrong' just to maintain your sense of self.

    • Simplify by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2013, 01:01

      When you honor yourself and live in alignment with what feels right to you, life begins to flow more effortlessly.

    • Expand Your Possibilities by: Merci Gracia

      September 10, 2012, 01:01

      If you'd like to experience your essence, prior to your programming, try looking at everything without judgment.

    • Find Your Calm Center by: Merci Gracia

      April 1, 2012, 01:02

      Modern life obscures the peaceful calm always available to you. Take three deep breaths and return get back there as often as you can - it's where sanity lives.

    • Why Compromise? by: Merci Gracia

      March 25, 2012, 02:02

      Too many compromises signals a misalignment. If you feel the need to change others to please you, instead realign yourself with those who already do please you.

    • Meditation  by: Merci Gracia

      March 17, 2012, 01:02

      Those who meditate know, like Einstein did, that there's access to valuable information that doesn't involve logical or rational thinking.

    • Wounds Are For Healing by: Merci Gracia

      February 1, 2012, 02:02

      Everyone has emotional and psychological wounds. In no way does it mean you are less worthy than anyone else.

    • Wholeness by: Merci Gracia

      December 13, 2011, 02:02

      Everything in existence fulfills a necessary function in this moment. Even the most unlikely and unappealing links in the chain of life have their purpose.

    • Moderation in Almost Everything by: Merci Gracia

      October 22, 2011, 02:02

      Practicing moderation in all aspects of your life may be simplest, most direct to good health and happiness you've ever heard of.

    • Please Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      October 19, 2011, 02:02

      The saying goes...you can't please all the people all the time. Since the world is a mirror of your inside, please yourself and all will seem pleased.

    • The Only Valid Comparison by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2011, 02:02

      Comparing yourself against any other person tells you nothing & keeps you in a never-ending game of keeping up. Are you wiser and happier than before?

    • Being is the Goal by: Merci Gracia

      September 16, 2011, 02:02

      Get in touch with your authenticity. The real you is joyfully experiencing life moment by moment. No past, no future, just now.

    • Your Life Purpose by: Merci Gracia

      August 15, 2011, 02:02

      No matter what your purpose in life, there's definitely no need to take it all too seriously. It's a relatively short trip. Enjoy the ride.

    • Discernment Not Judgment by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2011, 02:02

      It's your birthright to live life your way. If someone does something you don't like, take note without making them wrong. Same birthright.

    • Time Is Relative by: Merci Gracia

      July 25, 2011, 02:02

      You can rush time in music, healing, relationships, or health. What you can do is get in step.

    • Split Second Decision by: Merci Gracia

      July 19, 2011, 02:02

      You have a choice about how you react to every situation. Next time you're about to get angry or frustrated, take a step back and choose to relax.

    • Self Love Fulfills by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2011, 02:02

      When you truly love yourself, you don't have to look outside yourself for fulfillment. And yet, the outside world satisfies your every desire.

    • Expect Love and Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2011, 02:02

      Never cease to dream because you fear disappointment. Your expectations condition your reality. Expect the Best

    • Pick Your Battles by: Merci Gracia

      May 25, 2011, 02:02

      Everything you see is there for you! Your interpretation and response creates your experience moment by moment.

    • Life Unfolds Perfectly by: Merci Gracia

      May 21, 2011, 02:12

      Although it doesn't always seem so, life unfolds perfectly. When you drop resistance to what is, difficult lessons don't feel so difficult.

    • Relax and Enjoy Life by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2011, 02:02

      Do what you can and then relax! Let go of attachment and watch with curiosity, the beauty of life unfolding perfectly.

    • The Right Spirit  by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on gratitude helps you shift your mind from grasping to allowing with effortless flow.

    • Break Time by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2011, 02:02

      Your thinking may or may not be accurate. Don't worry about things you can't control. If you can do something, do it.

    • The Peaceful Present by: Merci Gracia

      April 7, 2011, 04:04

      Don't borrow problems from the future. When the future comes, solutions come with it.

    • Why Compare by: Merci Gracia

      April 3, 2011, 02:02

      Comparing yourself to others is like comparing apples to oranges -- it makes no sense. You're a unique instrument, play your own tune.

    • Like Einstein by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2011, 02:04

      To achieve success, imagine success. Focusing on the "how" depletes your energy.

    • Exit Reaction by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2011, 04:04

      You can't settle an argument with the same mindset that created it. Wait for a calmer moment before returning to the discussion.

    • Keep it Real by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2011, 04:04

      Being too concerned about what others think of you can make you act and speak less authentically. Be yourself, be kind, and don't worry about the rest.…

    • B Natural  by: Merci Gracia

      March 1, 2011, 04:04

      When you are loose, natural and relaxed, life flows. You think more clearly, your body is happier, and you're more fun to be around. Neither too sharp nor…

    • Acceptance Is Contagious by: Merci Gracia

      February 18, 2011, 04:04

      Have you ever met someone who is so naturally themselves that being in their presence makes you feel authentically yourself? Totally refreshing and…

    • Let It Go by: Merci Gracia

      February 11, 2011, 05:25

      To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. ~ Confucius If someone wrongs you once, try not to wrong yourself over and over by…

    • Truth Comforts by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2011, 03:03

      When you're authentic and speak your truth gently, you're a comfort to be around. Everyone knows how you feel, including you. There's no confusion or…

    • The Real You by: Merci Gracia

      February 7, 2011, 02:47

      There's never been another YOU. You are meant to bloom and shine just like each and every flower. Comparing yourself to others is disregarding your unique…

    • Simple Truth by: Merci Gracia

      January 18, 2011, 05:55

      Life is a whole lot easier when you're authentic. The simplest way to get there is to be honest. When you are, those who don't resonate fall away. Those…

    • Like Riding a Bike by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2011, 06:41

      Rolling through life with a healthy, happy mindset is a matter of practice. Scientific studies show that how you feel is not the result of where you are, what…

    • Daily Practice A Master Makes by: Merci Gracia

      January 12, 2011, 06:49

      Improvement requires practice. Just like learning to play the piano, remembering to mindfully watch your thoughts requires regular effort to become masterful.…

    • Make It Feel Good by: Merci Gracia

      January 9, 2011, 09:40

      The great news is that you are 100% responsible for how you feel. Before you put your spin on it, nothing means anything. No matter what anyone says to you, it…

  • Category: Relaxed  (25)
    • Open Minds Are More Fun by: Merci Gracia

      March 10, 2015, 01:01

      Assume a relaxed position as much as possible and you'll be more creative and have more fun in life too.

    • Listen by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2013, 01:01

      When someone really listens to you with the desire to understand, not only does it feel good, it makes you want to speak honestly from your heart.

    • Thoughts Heal and Create by: Merci Gracia

      October 4, 2012, 01:01

      If you really want to help those less powerful and in need, shift off your thoughts of angry outrage and imagine a healing.

    • Drop the Negative Mind Loop by: Merci Gracia

      September 24, 2012, 01:01

      When your mind is obsessively focused, turn your attention to your body and notice your sensations without any reaction.

    • Let It Die by: Merci Gracia

      September 22, 2012, 01:01

      Let the characteristics, habits, beliefs and behavior that you know you don't need just die.

    • Choose Fulfillment by: Merci Gracia

      January 12, 2012, 02:02

      Everything you do is designed to make yourself feel good. Learn how to do that right now, with no preconditions. Then share your joy with the world.

    • Look Beyond by: Merci Gracia

      December 28, 2011, 02:02

      No matter what problem you're facing in this moment, remember that this too shall pass.

    • Sparkle  by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2011, 02:02

      The unconditional acceptance and appreciation of what is creates an inner twinkle.

    • It's Not Personal by: Merci Gracia

      August 16, 2011, 02:02

      If someone says something that angers you, realize it isn't personal. If you can meet it without resistance, it deflects and you avoid the wounding.

    • Your Life Purpose by: Merci Gracia

      August 15, 2011, 02:02

      No matter what your purpose in life, there's definitely no need to take it all too seriously. It's a relatively short trip. Enjoy the ride.

    • Discernment Not Judgment by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2011, 02:02

      It's your birthright to live life your way. If someone does something you don't like, take note without making them wrong. Same birthright.

    • Pick Your Battles by: Merci Gracia

      July 2, 2011, 02:02

      When you disagree with someone, you're giving them a vote of no-confidence. Considering that you rarely change anybody's mind, maybe you can skip it.

    • Expect Love and Abundance by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2011, 02:02

      Never cease to dream because you fear disappointment. Your expectations condition your reality. Expect the Best

    • Everything Is Just Right Now by: Merci Gracia

      May 26, 2011, 02:02

      Take a look at things that perpetually irritate you. Consider that your irritation is a gift giving you information about you. Reality is the perfect mirror.

    • Life Unfolds Perfectly by: Merci Gracia

      May 21, 2011, 02:12

      Although it doesn't always seem so, life unfolds perfectly. When you drop resistance to what is, difficult lessons don't feel so difficult.

    • The Right Spirit  by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2011, 02:02

      Focusing on gratitude helps you shift your mind from grasping to allowing with effortless flow.

    • The Peaceful Present by: Merci Gracia

      April 7, 2011, 04:04

      Don't borrow problems from the future. When the future comes, solutions come with it.

    • Like Einstein by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2011, 02:04

      To achieve success, imagine success. Focusing on the "how" depletes your energy.

    • Exit Reaction by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2011, 04:04

      You can't settle an argument with the same mindset that created it. Wait for a calmer moment before returning to the discussion.

    • B Natural  by: Merci Gracia

      March 1, 2011, 04:04

      When you are loose, natural and relaxed, life flows. You think more clearly, your body is happier, and you're more fun to be around. Neither too sharp nor…

    • Let It Go by: Merci Gracia

      February 11, 2011, 05:25

      To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. ~ Confucius If someone wrongs you once, try not to wrong yourself over and over by…

    • Truth Comforts by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2011, 03:03

      When you're authentic and speak your truth gently, you're a comfort to be around. Everyone knows how you feel, including you. There's no confusion or…

    • Simple Truth by: Merci Gracia

      January 18, 2011, 05:55

      Life is a whole lot easier when you're authentic. The simplest way to get there is to be honest. When you are, those who don't resonate fall away. Those…

    • Like Riding a Bike by: Merci Gracia

      January 14, 2011, 06:41

      Rolling through life with a healthy, happy mindset is a matter of practice. Scientific studies show that how you feel is not the result of where you are, what…

    • Make It Feel Good by: Merci Gracia

      January 9, 2011, 09:40

      The great news is that you are 100% responsible for how you feel. Before you put your spin on it, nothing means anything. No matter what anyone says to you, it…

  • Category: Love  (282)
    • Betrayal by: Merci Gracia

      March 30, 2019, 01:01

      True loving is wanting for your mate whatever they want for themselves.

    • Search for Love by: Merci Gracia

      March 29, 2019, 01:01

      When I love and respect myself, it's sustainable.

    • Darkness and Evil by: Merci Gracia

      March 27, 2019, 01:01

      We are all the same thing: LOVE.

    • Love Is... by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2019, 01:01

      Love is the free-flowing acceptance of what-is.

    • Sow Love, Reap Love by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2018, 01:01

      I radiate love constantly to everyone I possibly can.

    • True Definition of Love by: Merci Gracia

      December 13, 2018, 01:01

      I practicing loving even those whose behavior annoys me.

    • Disconnection from Love by: Merci Gracia

      August 21, 2018, 01:01

      I'm always kind, when I remember that I'm connected to every other human through love,

    • What Matters by: Merci Gracia

      March 24, 2018, 01:01

      My life is well lived when I focus on how much I can spread love.

    • Cycle of Love by: Merci Gracia

      January 19, 2018, 01:01

      When you love yourself enough, you're can love others without requiring anything in return.

    • The Gift of Love by: Merci Gracia

      December 25, 2017, 01:01

      Real love allows space for others to live according to their compass even when it doesn't align with ours.

    • What's Important? by: Merci Gracia

      December 11, 2017, 01:01

      Little in life is as satisfying as nurturing connection with others.

    • Love Is the Way by: Merci Gracia

      October 20, 2017, 01:01

      When I communicate with loving energy, I have a better outcome and I feel better.

    • There Is No Shortage by: Merci Gracia

      May 12, 2017, 01:01

      If we want to feel secure and happy we don't need to acquire things, we must embody love, seek connection and learn to be accepting.

    • Loving Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      April 13, 2017, 01:01

      Problems stem from the way you feel about yourself. Give yourself attention, nurturing and love and watch everything else you want fall in line.

    • Fear Not by: Merci Gracia

      April 8, 2017, 01:01

      A turbulent heart perceives turbulence everywhere. A loving heart is able to see beyond the appearance of things. What needs healing must first surface into…

    • Knowing When to Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      April 6, 2017, 01:01

      When the dynamics of a relationship habitually lower the quality of our lives and issues don't ever seem to resolve, the relationship may have lost its value.

    • Personal Realities Vary by: Merci Gracia

      February 19, 2017, 01:01

      We respond to one another's energy. When we judge each other, no matter what we say, the energy feels bad. When we radiate love, everything we say feels good.

    • Love it Up! by: Merci Gracia

      February 14, 2017, 01:01

      If you want more love, love more.

    • Problem Creator, Problem Solver by: Merci Gracia

      January 18, 2017, 01:01

      Your mind is the only thing you have the power to control or change. Because it's the cause of all your difficulties, it's the place to look to find solutions.

    • Love Facilitates Resolution by: Merci Gracia

      January 3, 2017, 01:01

      Resistance to others' perspectives blocks reconciliation, whereas love facilitates peaceful resolution.

    • Don't Wait for Perfection by: Merci Gracia

      October 18, 2016, 01:01

      Learning to accept things as they are makes you a master at the art of life.

    • Love It into Perfection by: Merci Gracia

      October 5, 2016, 01:01

      Often what seems out of alignment with harmony, is just being seen through the eyes of ego rather than heart. The ego finds fault while the heart understands.

    • Conducting a Trial? by: Merci Gracia

      September 29, 2016, 01:01

      When you feel judged by someone, do you take it personally and internally start building a case against them? While common, this strategy isn't very sound…

    • I Love You by: Merci Gracia

      August 15, 2016, 01:01

      When you think loving thoughts and say loving words, they reverberate throughout your body and out into your environment, farther than you might imagine.

    • Lack of Understanding by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2016, 01:01

      Judgments come from a lack of understanding about why something is the way it is. Each moment shows up as a powerful confluence of all that's come before, much…

    • Downshift Racing Mind by: Merci Gracia

      July 2, 2016, 01:01

      Sometimes your mind gets into a frenzy, thinking about one thing after another. The quality of the energy it brings to every subject it encounters is agitated.…

    • You Are Never Alone by: Merci Gracia

      July 1, 2016, 01:01

      You are to life as a wave is to the ocean. Like the substance of every wave, the energetic force that animates you, animates every living thing.

    • Skin Deep by: Merci Gracia

      June 20, 2016, 01:01

      It is by trying be kind to and understand those who are different from us that we become kinder and more understanding of ourselves.

    • Real Love Comes from Self-love by: Merci Gracia

      June 18, 2016, 01:01

      When you love yourself enough, you don't need others to cater to your needs. You have room to care about theirs. Ironically, that makes them care about yours.

    • Don't Complain, LOVE by: Merci Gracia

      March 15, 2016, 01:01

      Instead of complaining, people who don't like the state of the world should work on expressing love to every person they meet.

    • What Is Love? by: Merci Gracia

      March 8, 2016, 01:01

      The word 'love' is used to describe many different feelings. Romantic love is about attraction. It has to do with our conditioning and desire. It comes and…

    • Life Is Fragile by: Merci Gracia

      February 22, 2016, 01:01

      Life is short, love and forgive yourself and everyone you know and appreciate every moment of life itself.

    • Like a Beginner by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2016, 01:01

      When you approach life with curiosity and openness, you're more present and joyful.

    • A Special Day by: Merci Gracia

      December 25, 2015, 01:01

      Look inside yourself and find the light side of your being and radiate it out on this celebration of light.

    • Ignorance Breeds Violence by: Merci Gracia

      November 21, 2015, 01:01

      The remedy for ignorance is compassion, healthy boundaries and LOVE.

    • Do It Now