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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.

  • 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…

  • 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

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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.

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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.

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    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…


Blog Posts

  • 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…

    • True Wealth by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2011, 04:04

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

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • Easy by: Merci Gracia

      March 28, 2011, 04:04

      Focusing on satisfaction leads to more satisfaction.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Internal Architecture by: Merci Gracia

      July 27, 2011, 09:07

      Your thoughts, words and beliefs form the blueprint for your life design.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Giving and Receiving Are the Same by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2013, 01:01

      Giving may actually provide greater benefits than receiving.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Painful Preferences by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2018, 01:01

      I don't need anything I don't have right now.

  • Category: Acceptance  (352)

    Learning to be at peace in this moment with what is presenting itself to you is an essential ingredient to a satisfying life. Accepting the moment does not…

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Shine Or Whine by: Merci Gracia

      February 10, 2011, 05:25

      If you make it a habit to like what you have, you will always have what you like. If you make it a habit to whine and complain, people will say, "go take a…

    • Who's your Valentine? by: Merci Gracia

      February 14, 2011, 04:04

      This Valentine's Day, don't limit your special affection to just one person. Use this occasion to try accepting everyone just as they are. Open your heart…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • Easy by: Merci Gracia

      March 28, 2011, 04:04

      Focusing on satisfaction leads to more satisfaction.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • Vantage Point by: Merci Gracia

      April 22, 2011, 02:02

      Depending on your vantage point, a situation could cause you to feel miserable, grateful or anywhere in between.

    • Success by: Merci Gracia

      April 28, 2011, 02:02

      Take responsibility for the things you can control like, your attitude. Let go of all you can't control like, being the best in the world. Be kind to yourself

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Love Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2011, 02:24

      Love yourself just as you are. Progress with encouragement rather than self-judgment.

    • 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.

    • Accept Thyself by: Merci Gracia

      May 23, 2011, 02:32

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

    • Who Do You Think You Are? by: Merci Gracia

      May 24, 2011, 02:42

      Every belief you have is designed to maintain your identity. Remember that others who hold opposing beliefs are just trying to maintain an identity, too.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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 Who You Are by: Merci Gracia

      June 22, 2011, 02:02

      When you're the kind of person you want for a best friend, you take even the greatest challenges in stride. Self love makes you centered.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Enjoy Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      July 28, 2011, 02:02

      When you learn to truly enjoy yourself, you will be a joy to everyone. When two come together already fulfilled, there is joy, with no burden imposed.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Cheap Thrills by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2011, 02:02

      Judgments make you feel temporarily superior, but before you know what hit you, the judgment boomerangs back at you.

    • 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.

    • No Other Way by: Merci Gracia

      October 2, 2011, 02:02

      While you might see how you would choose differently in the future, don't waste a moment in regret. Now you know better, be grateful for the lesson.

    • The Key to Success by: Merci Gracia

      October 28, 2011, 02:02

      The ultimate reason you want success is to feel good. When you love what is, you feel good. When you feel good, you are successful. Allow it.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Life With Love by: Merci Gracia

      November 5, 2011, 02:02

      When you love others, they love you and you love life.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Beyond Appearances by: Merci Gracia

      November 19, 2011, 02:02

      When you appreciate yourself, others can't help but follow.

    • Radical Forgiveness by: Merci Gracia

      December 4, 2011, 02:02

      When you realize the truth that no one can ever harm you, you realize that there is never anything to forgive. This is freedom. This is love.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • Turn It Around by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2011, 02:02

      If someone's behavior is bugging you, consider the possibility that you behave similarly and are projecting your lack of self-acceptance onto them.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • The Real Problem by: Merci Gracia

      February 22, 2012, 02:02

      A problem is your conditioned mind resisting what is. When you open to reality as it is, you'll see the only real problem is, 'you see a problem'.

    • Growth Through Fire by: Merci Gracia

      February 7, 2012, 02:02

      The discomfort (fire) experienced when examining how your thoughts and behavior created your life isn't always pleasant, but it pays big dividends.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Hold the Space by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2012, 02:02

      When you engage in drama, you fan the flames of conflict. Accepting that this person just needs to create drama will diffuse the energy.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Forgiveness by: Merci Gracia

      February 17, 2012, 02:02

      Forgiveness is a necessary, beneficial and healing concept until you open to the possibility that life never gets it wrong in the first place.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • The Flip Side of Belonging by: Merci Gracia

      March 27, 2012, 01:02

      Group identification is the root of all wars and ultimately a superficial and false distinction. There's one life force that animates us all. It shows no…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • What Do You Actually Know? by: Merci Gracia

      May 30, 2012, 01:01

      Experts are constantly expanding and revising their understanding of the world. Perhaps what you know is just as tentative?

    • Self-Love is the Solution by: Merci Gracia

      June 3, 2012, 01:01

      How you see the world is a reflection of how you feel about yourself. When you love yourself, you see the others through the eyes of love and compassion.

    • Now Is the Portal to Past and Future by: Merci Gracia

      May 31, 2012, 01:01

      Relax into this moment and experience a calm peace.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Open and Receive Your Gifts by: Merci Gracia

      June 11, 2012, 01:01

      When you're given a challenge, don't immediately try to heal it, solve it or get rid of it. It's come for a reason. Find out what you can learn before you go…

    • Accept Life As It Shows Up by: Merci Gracia

      June 19, 2012, 01:01

      If you could be grateful, accepting life as it is with no need to change anything, you'd experience a vibrational shift, radically change your life.

    • Suffering Is Optional by: Merci Gracia

      June 26, 2012, 01:01

      Suffering happens when you resist. You can be in physical or emotional pain and not suffer if you accept it, feel it and allow it to move through you.

    • The Gift in Your Judgments by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2012, 01:01

      When you have a judgment about someone, unless you are filled with compassion for them, you probably have a similar one that manifests in a different way.

    • The Truth About Opinions by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2012, 01:01

      Don't try to force feed your opinions on others, it leaves a bad taste in everybody's mouth. Besides, they're just your opinions.

    • Self-Righteousness Doesn't Pay by: Merci Gracia

      July 9, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to experience a radical improvement in your life, pretend that what's happening in this moment is perfect. Let go of intolerance, condescension and…

    • 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.

    • Don't Solve Your Problems by: Merci Gracia

      July 21, 2012, 01:01

      Some look at life as one problem after another to solve. Imagine the difference it would make if you saw it as one gift after another to experience.

    • Your Guidance System by: Merci Gracia

      July 30, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to know all the ways in which you withhold love from yourself, look at your judgments of others. They're all just projections.

    • Trust In Your Desires by: Merci Gracia

      August 2, 2012, 01:01

      If there's something you want, trust that you are meant to have it or something better suited for you that would bring the same fulfillment.Open and let it in.

    • 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 Balanced Universe by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2012, 01:01

      Peace of mind comes when you surrender to what is.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • How to Get in the Flow by: Merci Gracia

      August 30, 2012, 01:01

      The ultimate way to get into the flow of life is to let go of grievances, grudges, resentments and anger. The best way to do that is to simply repeat "I love…

    • Only Self-Love Fulfills by: Merci Gracia

      October 19, 2012, 01:01

      When you love and accept yourself, your cup will runneth over and you begin to love everyone else.

    • 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.

    • Your Judgments Help You Grow by: Merci Gracia

      September 2, 2012, 01:01

      The intensity of the charge you feel when you judge others shows you where you are not accepting yourself. It's there to see if self-awareness is a goal.

    • 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.

    • Some People Just Won't Like You by: Merci Gracia

      September 14, 2012, 01:01

      The sooner you realize and accept the fact that you can't be liked by everyone, the sooner you'll enjoy the freedom of just being you!

    • Don't Wait to Feel Good by: Merci Gracia

      September 18, 2012, 01:01

      Postponing self-love and acceptance is a bad habit that is hard to kick. Get over it by saying "I love you" to yourself.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • First True Love by: Merci Gracia

      November 10, 2012, 01:01

      If you're having difficulties, the problem can be found by looking at the relationship you have with you. When you truly love and accept yourself, life flows…

    • You Aren't Good Enough by: Merci Gracia

      October 15, 2012, 01:01

      If you look deeply within you'll probably find that the feeling of not being good enough is the motivating force behind most of your actions.

    • 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 Really Matters by: Merci Gracia

      November 5, 2012, 01:01

      Your vibration is thing others respond to most. Be grateful for what you have, accept yourself and your openness will be appreciated.

    • 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.

    • 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,…

    • Remembering Your Wisdom by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2012, 01:01

      Kindness is more powerful than competition and courtesy trumps competition. When you remember what you already know, you create a better world.

    • It's All For Your Evolution by: Merci Gracia

      December 7, 2012, 01:01

      Life will give you whatever experience you need for the evolution of your consciousness. Open, look life straight in the face and evolve your consciousness.

    • Embrace All of Life by: Merci Gracia

      December 6, 2012, 02:01

      If you're wondering why something is happening to you, trust that it's exactly what needs to be happening for you to evolve consciously and live more fully.

    • Nothing Stays the Same by: Merci Gracia

      December 5, 2012, 01:01

      Since nothing stays the same, it makes no sense to strongly identify with your ideas about the world or your opinions about other people. Everything changes.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Judge Another, Forgive Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      February 19, 2013, 01:01

      Your subconscious mind doesn't distinguish you from another. When you judge someone, the aspersion actually lands on you and hurts your body. Forgive yourself.

    • True Peace of Mind by: Merci Gracia

      March 2, 2013, 01:01

      When you vibrate with love, the world around you reflects it back to you.

    • Take Responsibility, Reject Blame by: Merci Gracia

      March 3, 2013, 01:01

      When you fear blame, you refuse to hear feedback. When you accept responsibility, you're always open to feedback in order to grow.

    • Taking Responsibility by: Merci Gracia

      March 1, 2013, 01:01

      A world in which everyone took responsibility for their own feelings would be much kinder and a whole lot more sane.

    • Lighten Your Load by: Merci Gracia

      March 12, 2013, 01:01

      When you remember that everyone is here to live life their own way, not to satisfy your agendas, it's easier to drop your grudges and judgments.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Love and Accept Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 8, 2013, 01:01

      The quality of every relationship you have is determined by the relationship you have with yourself.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Love Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      May 11, 2013, 01:01

      Your experience of life is a simple result of your interpretation. When you love yourself you interpret through a lens of love. That never hurts you.

    • 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.

    • Drama Is a Distraction by: Merci Gracia

      May 6, 2013, 01:01

      Drama occurs in your interactions with others when you're not in alignment with what's happening in the moment and you're not in your power.

    • You Are Connected by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2013, 01:01

      The best thing you can do for your health is to be at peace with what is. The worst thing you can do is resist it.

    • 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.

    • Acceptance Equals Love by: Merci Gracia

      May 27, 2013, 01:01

      Accepting others just the way they are is the ultimate expression of love.

    • New Creations by: Merci Gracia

      June 21, 2013, 01:01

      Everything that happens is the only possible progression of the sum total of all that preceded it. Accept reality and choose your next action consciously.

    • Resistance Blocks Wisdom by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2013, 01:01

      When you let go of resistance and accept the moment as it is, you get immediate relief.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • The Value of Judgments by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2013, 01:01

      The degree of negativity in your judgment of others show the degree to which you don't love and accept yourself. Use the information in the judgment for you.

    • 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.

    • Discern, Don't Condem by: Merci Gracia

      August 19, 2013, 01:01

      Condemning others for making different choices than you is like putting your vibration through a negativity wash. Make your choices and let others make theirs.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Holding Contradictions by: Merci Gracia

      September 13, 2013, 01:01

      When you acknowledge that your way isn't the only way, you open your mind opens, your heart opens and your life opens.

    • Be Mindful of What You Judge by: Merci Gracia

      October 4, 2013, 01:01

      You're bound to commit the very errors you can't forgive in someone else. It's nature's way of helping you learn unconditional self-love.

    • There's a Way Out by: Merci Gracia

      October 5, 2013, 01:01

      You suffer when you want something you don't have and when you have something you don't want. There's a way out of suffering: Accept what is in each moment.

    • Ideal Versus Actual by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2013, 01:01

      Judging as wrong, something that doesn't match your ideals, is unfortunate. Use boundaries, limits and consequences, with compassion, understanding and love.

    • Stop Stewing by: Merci Gracia

      December 1, 2013, 01:01

      Let go of past experiences that didn't feel good the first time around. Rehashing them in your mind over and over again is just, plain stew-pid.

    • It's All Just Information by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2013, 01:01

      Knowing what you don't want helps you know what you do. Judging what's not working as wrong, rather than valuable information, robs yourself of the gift.

    • May Tolerance Triumph  by: Merci Gracia

      December 13, 2013, 01:01

      If the way they think, and consequently act, bothers you and you can't contain a judgment, take a breather from them so you aren't radiating negative energy.

    • Self-Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2013, 01:01

      When you accept yourself and others as being perfect right now, in this very moment, you broadcast a loving vibration to the world.

    • Stuff Happens by: Merci Gracia

      December 18, 2013, 01:01

      When an undesired event happens, like you notice someone has broken into your car, how do you react? Do you violate yourself further by getting upset and angry?

    • Transform Disappointment by: Merci Gracia

      December 26, 2013, 01:01

      Disappointments cumulatively weigh you down so much that you can't be happy, UNLESS you perceive life as a classroom and accept yourself fully right now.

    • Love is Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      December 27, 2013, 01:01

      Love is not a deal. It's total acceptance of another person without condition.

    • Self-Sovereignty by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2014, 01:01

      You will be happy when you learn to harvest peace, joy and connection from every moment, regardless of what's happening.

    • Your Broadcast by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2014, 01:01

      Your vibration is broadcast to the world 24 hours a day. You can make the biggest positive difference in the world by radiating love and acceptance.

    • 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,

    • When Something Doesn't Meet Your Standards by: Merci Gracia

      February 7, 2014, 01:01

      When someone doesn't perform up to your expectations or things don't turn out the way you want, do you make a stink and blame others, or look on with curiosity?

    • Choices  by: Merci Gracia

      February 11, 2014, 01:01

      How you interpret the millions of things that happen to you each day creates the emotional backdrop of your life.

    • Think Wisely by: Merci Gracia

      February 19, 2014, 01:01

      When you can accept that what is, is for the good, you can accept it. Then you can love this moment and all it contains.

    • You Can Never Know for Sure by: Merci Gracia

      March 3, 2014, 01:01

      You can't really know the reason for anything. You're looking through a filter of erroneous beliefs and seeing only a microscopic slice of the whole picture.

    • Fake It for Real by: Merci Gracia

      August 12, 2014, 01:01

      If you want to grow into a new way of being in the world, remind yourself to embody the behavior as often as you can.

    • Resistance Equals Stress by: Merci Gracia

      April 20, 2014, 01:01

      Resisting what's happening in this moment is stressful. Stress isn't good for you. The antidote is allowing this moment to be just what it is.

    • 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.

    • Judgments Are Self-Revealing by: Merci Gracia

      April 29, 2014, 01:01

      Nobody's perfect. The sooner your realize this truth and relax your expectations, you'll judge yourself and others less and be happier.

    • Instant Likeability by: Merci Gracia

      May 7, 2014, 01:01

      A powerful way to give others the support that allows them to be themselves and feel nurtured and be authentic is pretty straightforward: acceptance.

    • Life as Improvisation by: Merci Gracia

      May 17, 2014, 01:01

      Regardless of the situation you find yourself, try to say yes to the offer of engagement. If it's not quite right, say "yes, and..."

    • Social Approval by: Merci Gracia

      May 11, 2014, 01:01

      Society establishes standards and then expects you to live up to them. Go ahead and perform according to expectations, just don't base your self-worth on it.

    • Allow and Create by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2014, 01:01

      Don't fight what's already happened by bemoaning it. Use your energy to focus on the future you want to create.

    • An Antidote to Feeling Bad by: Merci Gracia

      June 3, 2014, 01:01

      When you accept that the way things happen is for the highest purpose of all involved, you never feel left out.

    • They Can't Help It by: Merci Gracia

      June 16, 2014, 01:01

      The appropriate attitude and response to different points of view, opinions and beliefs is curiosity, acceptance and loving kindness.

    • 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.

    • Catch and Release by: Merci Gracia

      June 18, 2014, 01:01

      If you allow the little things that go wrong in a natural day to slide off of your consciousness like water off a duck's back, you'll fly freely.

    • Use Your Body, Free Your Mind by: Merci Gracia

      June 20, 2014, 01:01

      Next time you find yourself obsessing about something, switch your attention to your body and practice being okay with what you notice. Quick results.

    • Maybe It's Not Wrong by: Merci Gracia

      June 28, 2014, 01:01

      Stop making things wrong that you really don't know about. It doesn't feel good to you and it's probably not even true.

    • Judgment Free by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2014, 01:01

      When you accept others without judging, you're more likely to experience the world as a friendly place populated with members of your own tribe.

    • Make the Most Out of It by: Merci Gracia

      July 31, 2014, 01:01

      Don't resist what is, use your preference for something different to energize and inform how you create a better future.

    • The Case for Tolerance by: Merci Gracia

      August 9, 2014, 01:01

      If you had the same DNA and conditioning as those you judge, you'd be exactly like them. That's the best case for tolerance and understanding.

    • Accept Performance Fluctuation by: Merci Gracia

      August 31, 2014, 01:01

      It's human to be inconsistent, sometimes performing at your best, sometimes a little less so. The secret to contentment is to recognize it's okay.

    • Living Up To Your Ideals by: Merci Gracia

      September 5, 2014, 01:01

      Don't beat yourself up over failing to meet your goals. Always remember that where you are right now is perfect.

    • Overcoming Insanity by: Merci Gracia

      September 19, 2014, 01:01

      Complaining about what's already happened is insane. Accept what exists now and take action to create positive change.

    • Clinging Clogs You  by: Merci Gracia

      October 14, 2014, 01:01

      Clinginess means you're so worried about losing what you have in the future that you don't appreciate right now, when you already have it.

    • Change by: Merci Gracia

      November 13, 2014, 01:01

      Change brings relief when you're stuck in unpleasant circumstances or feels cruel when you're about to lose someone or something you love. Acceptance = peace.

    • Creating Your Reality by: Merci Gracia

      October 15, 2014, 01:01

      Nothing is good or bad, but for your judgment of it. Peace of mind comes with accepting things just as they are.

    • Like a Feather by: Merci Gracia

      October 19, 2014, 01:01

      If things aren't going your way, one of the best things you can do is just allow them to be without adding a story and letting them weigh on you.

    • Dig it or Ditch it by: Merci Gracia

      October 24, 2014, 01:01

      Eliminate unpleasant activities or drop the negative stories that make you suffer. Life's too short to be miserable and you are the only one who can change it.

    • One Step at a Time by: Merci Gracia

      October 28, 2014, 01:01

      If you can learn to open to, accept and appreciate whatever is happening in this moment, you will have developed one of the most important life skills there is.

    • A View of the Truth by: Merci Gracia

      November 2, 2014, 02:02

      If you could see without your belief system, you'd accept everything and watch it change. You'd know exactly what to do at every moment. For relief, act as if.

    • Drop Your Story by: Merci Gracia

      November 23, 2014, 01:01

      You don't have to hold onto a story that doesn't feel good. Make an intention to drop what's causing suffering and open to a fresh new look and it will happen.

    • Your Past Is Perfect by: Merci Gracia

      January 2, 2015, 01:01

      Accepting the past is how you tap into the perfection of the present moment.

    • Connection Matters Most by: Merci Gracia

      February 11, 2015, 01:01

      The most important thing you can do in life is enjoy deep connection with others. The best way to do this is through unconditional acceptance.

    • The Only One You Can Change by: Merci Gracia

      February 13, 2015, 01:01

      You can make dramatic improvements in your relationships by changing your focus from needing to change them to transforming yourself instead.

    • In Favor of Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2015, 01:01

      When you accept this moment for what it is, you affirm it, appreciate it and live in it fully.

    • Meet Life Fully by: Merci Gracia

      March 29, 2015, 01:01

      This moment is the only one there is. Wishing for something different causes you to miss the fullness of what is. Meet life with your full range of feelings.

    • Try Loving What Is by: Merci Gracia

      May 2, 2015, 01:01

      Since what you focus on creates your experience of life, it makes sense to focus on loving 'what is'.

    • Supposed to Be by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2015, 01:01

      When you don't waste any energy bemoaning what is, you can use all of your energy to be collaborative.

    • Don't Fight, Go Deeper by: Merci Gracia

      April 28, 2015, 01:01

      Rather than resist what is, go deeper and you'll find that all situations have something of value to teach you. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

    • Negativity Is a Bummer by: Merci Gracia

      April 29, 2015, 01:01

      Aligning yourself with what is promotes peace and creativity.

    • Flexibility Expands Enjoyment by: Merci Gracia

      June 13, 2015, 01:01

      Maintain flexibility in your body, your beliefs and your opinions and you'll enjoy more people, places and things in your life.

    • Do As They'd Do by: Merci Gracia

      June 17, 2015, 01:01

      If the great philosophical souls of all time were in a room together, each behaving in alignment with their own teachings, they'd all act with loving kindness.

    • Complaining by: Merci Gracia

      June 23, 2015, 01:01

      Even when you feel like complaining about others' behavior don't. They're in charge of that. If you want to relate better to them, change yourself.

    • Labeling Limits You by: Merci Gracia

      July 5, 2015, 01:01

      When you refrain from judging and labeling, you experience this moment freshly with appreciation of its perfection.

    • The Alchemy of Change by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2015, 01:01

      Dissatisfaction inspires the desire for change. But real change only happens when you don't create with the negative vibration of dissatisfaction.

    • Disagreeing With Respect by: Merci Gracia

      July 17, 2015, 01:01

      Energetically convincing others of your opinions is usually unwelcome. Let others know your viewpoint, but then allow them theirs without debate. It's kind.

    • The Value of What Is by: Merci Gracia

      July 28, 2015, 01:01

      Accepting 'what is' helps us find the value in everything and be present in this moment without regret, longing or resentment.

    • Regret by: Merci Gracia

      August 3, 2015, 01:01

      Every decision you've made up until this point in your life was absolutely vital. Never regret alternative paths you might have taken, it never pays.

    • Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      August 2, 2015, 01:01

      You won't like everything that happens to you on your life journey, but accepting what shows up makes the trip a lot more enjoyable.

    • Reality Rules by: Merci Gracia

      August 6, 2015, 01:01

      When we accept what is, we can take action from a state of mind that creates more effective results: Balance.

    • Internal Traffic Jams by: Merci Gracia

      August 9, 2015, 01:01

      When you allow yourself to be stressed by the activity in your environs, it's like being stuck in traffic. When you allow it, you cruise.

    • Peace Now by: Merci Gracia

      August 28, 2015, 01:01

      When you allow, accept, relax and get present, you're at peace in this moment.

    • A Perspective on Plans by: Merci Gracia

      September 6, 2015, 01:01

      Make plans with the understanding that you can't control life. Meet whatever shows up with peace and get the most out of it.

    • Don't Box Yourself In by: Merci Gracia

      October 7, 2015, 01:01

      When we define ourselves, we forget a deep truth that we're all in the same boat.

    • No Ifs, Ands or Buts by: Merci Gracia

      November 3, 2015, 01:01

      If you want to enjoy life, you have to practice it right now.

    • Happiness Is Good Medicine by: Merci Gracia

      November 10, 2015, 01:01

      Happiness is good for you health. But you won't ever feel it by getting your ducks in a row. You have to accept this moment.

    • Can't Stop the Tide by: Merci Gracia

      November 15, 2015, 01:01

      When you compromise, yield, and cooperate with the energy coming at you, it doesn't wear you out and your results are much more satisfying.

    • A Positive Force for Change by: Merci Gracia

      November 19, 2015, 01:01

      When we accept what is without fighting against it, we become loose, natural and relaxed. And that's good for the whole planet.

    • Philosophical Bamboozle by: Merci Gracia

      December 2, 2015, 01:01

      You'll never be happy if you try to get there by pleasing others. You'll only get there by completely accepting yourself and others in this moment.

    • Inner Peace by: Merci Gracia

      January 16, 2016, 01:01

      If you want peace of mind you have to be at peace with what shows up in this moment. Be clear about your preferences, but accept this moment.

    • Angry at Your Parents? by: Merci Gracia

      January 28, 2016, 01:01

      Adults don't blame their parents. What we went through in our youth is the reason we are who we are.

    • Acceptance Brings Peace by: Merci Gracia

      February 13, 2016, 01:01

      The less we try to control the world and the more we accept what is, the happier we'll be.

    • Acceptance Relieves Anxiety by: Merci Gracia

      March 2, 2016, 01:01

      Do what you can do and accept the results, whatever they are. This is the way to kill anxiety.

    • It's All Necessary by: Merci Gracia

      March 7, 2016, 01:01

      Good and bad are mostly about how I choose to frame what appears in my field of awareness.

    • Harmony by: Merci Gracia

      March 16, 2016, 01:01

      What appears in our sphere is always more interesting, deep, appealing and pleasing when our intention is to make friends with reality and love what is.

    • Let It Be by: Merci Gracia

      March 23, 2016, 01:01

      Not arguing with reality, saves a lot of energy that can be used to creatively affect positive change. Less resistance and more acceptance = a sweeter life.

    • Attachment to Results by: Merci Gracia

      April 14, 2016, 01:01

      If you want to reduce stress, understand that all you can do is your best and make peace with what happens after that.

    • The Shame of 'Should' by: Merci Gracia

      April 26, 2016, 01:01

      Never shame yourself or others, it poisons the pond and prevents improvement. Accept that everyone does their best and then evaluate how to change.

    • Emotional Circulation by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2016, 01:01

      The solution for fear, regret, anger and anxiety is the same: feel your sensations, accept them and let go.

    • What's Most Important by: Merci Gracia

      May 3, 2016, 01:01

      In addition to being kind and decent, there is very little that will benefit you as much as learning to accept this moment as it is.

    • Down on Yourself? by: Merci Gracia

      May 7, 2016, 01:01

      When we acknowledge that we ALWAYS perform to the best of our ability, we can let go of the past, drop regret and move on.

    • Inherent Worthiness by: Merci Gracia

      May 20, 2016, 01:01

      When we accept that everyone is unique, we can more freely express our love and make the world a better place.

    • Focus on the Feeling by: Merci Gracia

      May 23, 2016, 01:01

      We want something because we think it will make us feel a certain way. When we let go of needing things to be just so, what shows up is usually even better.

    • No Pressure by: Merci Gracia

      May 30, 2016, 01:01

      Instead of pressuring others to conform to your ideas , communicate your preferences, hope for the highest purpose for all involved and accept what happens.

    • Way Beyond Approval by: Merci Gracia

      June 3, 2016, 01:01

      We can all develop a core of inner calm if we take our focus off of impressing others and place it on accepting ourselves.

    • The Combination to Validation by: Merci Gracia

      August 2, 2016, 01:01

      You don't need to do anything to feel valid. Once you feel good about yourself, anything you subsequently do will be done better.

    • Being IS the Point by: Merci Gracia

      August 30, 2016, 01:01

      The goal behind nearly every other goal is to to BE in peace in this moment. There's only one way to make that happen -- practice feeling that way right now.

    • The Remedy for Suffering by: Merci Gracia

      September 6, 2016, 01:01

      The way to reduce your own suffering is to relax, get present and accept what is.

    • Universal Consensus = Boredom by: Merci Gracia

      October 2, 2016, 01:01

      Don't wish for a world where everybody agrees, it would be intolerably boring. Instead practice accepting and appreciating difference.

    • The Return to Harmony by: Merci Gracia

      October 28, 2016, 01:01

      Developing empathy and connection with others leads to tolerance and harmony.

    • Bygones by: Merci Gracia

      December 12, 2016, 01:01

      When we accept that our past performance was the best we could do, we free ourselves to evaluate and evolve our game without feeling bad.

    • No Grudges by: Merci Gracia

      April 7, 2017, 01:01

      If everything happening in your life is for a good reason and you can't perceive it yet then grudges might be the only thing you ever regret. Avoid them.

    • It's How You Hold It by: Merci Gracia

      April 18, 2017, 01:01

      Having confidence in yourself that you will do your best AND be able to accept whatever results show up is the secret to putting anxiety to rest.

    • A New Kind of Perfectionist by: Merci Gracia

      April 29, 2017, 01:01

      Rather than being a perfectionist that insists on making the world conform to your standards, why not be one that can find the perfection in every moment?

    • Trusting Ourselves by: Merci Gracia

      May 23, 2017, 01:01

      The solution to having a better life experience isn't doesn't involve exercising more control over everything, it involves learning to better love what is.

    • Strength and Resilience by: Merci Gracia

      May 24, 2017, 01:01

      Focusing on how challenges benefit your character helps fortify you in the face of suffering and enhances your resilience.

    • Surrender Vs. Resistance by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2017, 01:01

      Resisting what is interferes with our well-being and accepting it while nudging it in the direction we desire supports it.

    • Acceptance Brings Peace by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2017, 01:01

      When we approach those with different attitudes and opinions with an open mind and heart we create peace in ourselves and in the world.

    • Witness Mode by: Merci Gracia

      July 12, 2017, 01:01

      Being the witness of your life means being totally present and not resisting what shows up.

    • Curve Balls by: Merci Gracia

      July 22, 2017, 01:01

      The only way to move through pain and disappointment is by feeling our feelings, accepting what is and forgiving who we need to.

    • Push Away Nothing by: Merci Gracia

      July 24, 2017, 01:01

      When you embrace life and accept every experience as a part of your personal expansion, you open to freedom, joy and love.

    • Voicing Fears by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2017, 01:01

      When I feel fears as sensations in my body, it frees me from their grip.

    • The Search for Confirmation by: Merci Gracia

      August 2, 2017, 01:01

      When I respect others' right to have opposing viewpoints, the world feels more peaceful.

    • Eliminating Should by: Merci Gracia

      August 14, 2017, 01:01

      When I eliminate thinking people and events should be different, I find instant relief.

    • Resistance and Flow by: Merci Gracia

      September 6, 2017, 01:01

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

    • What You Need by: Merci Gracia

      October 2, 2017, 01:01

      The present moment comes with everything you need. Anything you want comes from a mind that's projecting into the future. If you needed 'it' you'd have it.

    • The Sword Cuts Everybody by: Merci Gracia

      November 2, 2017, 01:01

      When you don't judge others, they feel better around you and you feel better, too.

    • The Messenger by: Merci Gracia

      October 27, 2017, 01:01

      Evolving beyond any kind of dysfunction, requires first acknowledging the reality of it. Then we can examine it with the intention of transforming it.

    • Creating a Brighter Future by: Merci Gracia

      November 4, 2017, 01:01

      Humility means accepting the possibility that we don't know everything and that reality might be perfect just the way it is.

    • Tool #9 by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2017, 01:01

      An attitude of acceptance mental frees us to take transformative action to suit our preferences.

    • Judgments Don't Help by: Merci Gracia

      December 9, 2017, 01:01

      Compatibility with others doesn't improve with judgments, but with acceptance, compassion and understanding.

    • Wrinkles and All by: Merci Gracia

      December 16, 2017, 01:01

      I experience profound peace when I accept myself exactly as I am in this moment, wrinkles and all.

    • Get Rid of Resistance by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2017, 01:01

      I don't waste energy complaining about minor inconveniences. If something has a significant impact on me, I work to fix it.

    • Go with What Is by: Merci Gracia

      January 25, 2018, 01:01

      Accept this moment as it is and you will be in the best place to enjoy it or change it.

    • The Secret to Well Being by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2018, 01:01

      Acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your feelings and you take the first step toward being in control of your life.

    • The Greatest Gift by: Merci Gracia

      March 11, 2018, 01:01

      When I love and accept others, I feel loved and accepted.

    • Master of Your Emotions by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2018, 01:01

      I am the master of my emotional ship, capable of tacking to a different course at will.

    • The Logic of Forgiveness by: Merci Gracia

      June 7, 2018, 01:01

      I accept everything as it is, so there's no need to hold grudges or even forgive.

    • Truth and Perspective by: Merci Gracia

      June 22, 2018, 01:01

      We are at peace when we accept what is.

    • Effort with Detachment by: Merci Gracia

      June 30, 2018, 01:01

      When I try my best and let go of the results I am happy and relaxed.

    • Frustration Is Optional by: Merci Gracia

      July 12, 2018, 01:01

      When I accept that what shows up in any moment is the inevitable result of what's come before, I'm at peace with what-is.

    • Most Important Performance by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2018, 01:01

      When I accept myself and others, life feels better.

    • Lemons Are for Lemonade by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2018, 01:01

      When I feel my feelings and allow them to be without a story they melt away, leaving me poised for the future.

    • Acceptance Is Love by: Merci Gracia

      July 31, 2018, 01:01

      When I accept others, they voluntarily take my perspective into consideration.

    • Simplicity by: Merci Gracia

      August 25, 2018, 01:01

      When I fully accept everything about this moment, I am in peace.

    • Find the Connection by: Merci Gracia

      October 7, 2018, 01:01

      Being truly open to others ideas and opinions is the way to forge deep connections.

    • Finding What's Right by: Merci Gracia

      November 8, 2018, 01:01

      Looking for what's right in every situation helps me find solutions more easily to what's not right.

    • Status Isn't Real by: Merci Gracia

      November 12, 2018, 01:01

      The only approval that really matters is my own.

    • Boundaries and Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      December 10, 2018, 01:01

      Emotional health requires a balance between setting boundaries and accepting what is.

    • True Definition of Love by: Merci Gracia

      December 13, 2018, 01:01

      I practicing loving even those whose behavior annoys me.

    • Can't Change Em by: Merci Gracia

      December 23, 2018, 01:01

      Each of us is here to expand, experiment and express in our own unique way.

    • Celebrating Source Energy by: Merci Gracia

      December 25, 2018, 01:01

      I honor and give thanks to the wonderful creation of life.

    • Everyone Is Different by: Merci Gracia

      February 4, 2019, 01:01

      I follow my own internal compass and allow others to follow theirs.

    • Grand Plans by: Merci Gracia

      February 17, 2019, 01:01

      I accept what is and continue to pursue my dreams with positive energy.

    • Pain and Suffering by: Merci Gracia

      February 23, 2019, 01:01

      We can choose to be in peace no matter what.

    • Energetic Reflections by: Merci Gracia

      April 21, 2019, 01:01

      Whatever energy I put will be reflected back to me by the world.

    • Letting Others Be by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2019, 01:01

      Our relationship with ourselves and others is best when we respect everyone's right to make their own choices.

    • Perspectives on Truth by: Merci Gracia

      May 7, 2019, 01:01

      Accepting others' right to divergent viewpoints, helps me relate to everyone with respect.

    • Guide to Contentment by: Merci Gracia

      May 10, 2019, 01:01

      Happiness is the product of knowing how to be at peace with what is.

    • Getting into Flow by: Merci Gracia

      July 2, 2019, 01:01

      I am in a state of flow when I accept what is in this moment.

    • Fantasies of the Perfect Future by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2019, 01:01

      When I accept what is and learn to embrace impermanence, happiness comes naturally.

    • The Fallacious Nature of Fame by: Merci Gracia

      July 17, 2019, 01:01

      Feeling a deep sense of well-being comes when we learn to accept and forgive ourselves.

  • Category: Adversity  (3)
    • Building Character by: Merci Gracia

      July 21, 2015, 01:01

      If you look at every difficulty as an opportunity to thrive regardless of external circumstances, your life will get better and better.

    • Exposed to the Light by: Merci Gracia

      November 13, 2016, 01:01

      When ugliness comes from the shadows to make itself seen in the light, it's often a sign that growth is imminent.

    • Opposition Summons Greatness by: Merci Gracia

      February 15, 2017, 01:01

      Opposition be it physical, emotional or mental provides us with the opportunity to expand our horizons and grow.

  • Category: Advice  (16)
    • The Magician Within by: Merci Gracia

      January 4, 2012, 02:02

      When you think you're just a body, fear is your adviser. When you're in touch with your Inner Presence, miracles abound and faith leads you on.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • What You Already Know... by: Merci Gracia

      July 16, 2012, 01:01

      You know you are an incredible being and you need only remember that to accept yourself and feel fulfilled.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • What's the Point? by: Merci Gracia

      September 11, 2012, 01:01

      Taking the time to understand what your purpose in life is will pay big dividends. Leading a happy and joyful life is a worthwhile one.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Shakespeare's Message for You by: Merci Gracia

      August 9, 2013, 01:01

      Everything can be seen as either good or bad depending on how you look at it. If your view doesn't feel good, try the other side on for a balanced view.

    • Every Idea Has it's Time by: Merci Gracia

      October 23, 2013, 01:01

      Sometimes it's better to keep new ideas to yourself until they're more fully developed. Some people are perpetually critical and others may shut you down.

    • Better Left Unsaid by: Merci Gracia

      June 6, 2015, 01:01

      Nobody likes to be told how to act. The best policy when you have unsolicited advice for others is: keep it to yourself.

    • You Aren't Your Behavior by: Merci Gracia

      April 7, 2018, 01:01

      It is only when I can hear feedback about my behavior that I can benefit from it.

    • Disguised Gifts by: Merci Gracia

      October 14, 2018, 01:01

      People's opinions of me can help me understand how to relate better to others.

  • Category: Allow What Is to Be  (22)
    • How to Become a Whisperer  by: Merci Gracia

      September 17, 2014, 01:01

      Feeling disturbed? Close your eyes, imagine the cause of the irritation is just part of the fabric of reality that includes you. Radiate love out into it.

    • Getting Unstuck by: Merci Gracia

      October 31, 2014, 01:01

      Understanding that life moves in cycles and that all things will soon pass allows you to find what is perfect even in difficult times.

    • Relax Minor Objections by: Merci Gracia

      March 19, 2015, 01:01

      Let go of the little stuff and fly freer. Next time something bugs you, ask if it really matters. If it doesn't, drop it.

    • Don't Fight, Go Deeper by: Merci Gracia

      April 28, 2015, 01:01

      Rather than resist what is, go deeper and you'll find that all situations have something of value to teach you. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

    • Judging and Grudging by: Merci Gracia

      July 20, 2015, 01:01

      Judging and criticizing and finding what's wrong is a practice that will bog your life down. Instead, open to the goodness in everything.

    • Whining is Self-Defeating by: Merci Gracia

      September 5, 2015, 01:01

      Whining is self defeating. Instead of complaining, use your energy to conceive of solutions, take action and let go of the results.

    • Stop Strategizing by: Merci Gracia

      September 25, 2015, 01:01

      Visualizing what you want and then allowing whatever shows up to be is the best way to invite magic into your life.

    • Allow and Let Go by: Merci Gracia

      October 10, 2015, 01:01

      When we're not in resistance or pressuring ourselves, the life force within us flows more freely.

    • Jump Off That Train by: Merci Gracia

      November 16, 2015, 01:01

      Don't fuel the locomotive of discontent playing out imaginary arguments in your head. It's far better to jump the train altogether.

    • Now, Do Nothing by: Merci Gracia

      November 22, 2015, 01:01

      Practice being okay with doing nothing by sitting in this moment without trying to prove or change anything on the inside or out.

    • Control Verses Trust by: Merci Gracia

      December 29, 2015, 01:01

      Needing to have everything go the way you think it should and being distressed when it doesn't cuts in on the joy and mystery of life. Let go and just enjoy.

    • Raising Your Vibration by: Merci Gracia

      August 5, 2016, 01:01

      The thing you want that's making you feel incomplete, is not something you really want or you’d have it. Drop the idea that you're incomplete and you won't…

    • The Benefits of Adversity by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2016, 01:01

      When we take life as it shows up and look for the lesson to learn in every experience, our resilience makes us thrive.

    • What Is, Is by: Merci Gracia

      September 24, 2016, 01:01

      Life shows up the only way it possibly can each moment, considering the evolutionary level of every factor involved. To realize this brings peace.

    • Master Your Mood by: Merci Gracia

      May 8, 2017, 01:01

      When you learn to allow your reactions to unwanted experiences to flow through you without adding story, you become a master of your mood.

    • Practice Allowing by: Merci Gracia

      October 10, 2017, 01:01

      Habitually letting things bother us can become stressful and harmful to our health

    • Control Freak by: Merci Gracia

      October 16, 2017, 01:01

      Trying to control affairs that aren't our concern results in frustration and increases the likelihood that we'll step on others. It's best to live and let live.

    • The Messenger by: Merci Gracia

      October 27, 2017, 01:01

      Evolving beyond any kind of dysfunction, requires first acknowledging the reality of it. Then we can examine it with the intention of transforming it.

    • Go with What Is by: Merci Gracia

      January 25, 2018, 01:01

      Accept this moment as it is and you will be in the best place to enjoy it or change it.

    • Accept Everything by: Merci Gracia

      June 5, 2018, 01:01

      When I accept what is, my response to life is always in balance.

    • Trust Is the Answer by: Merci Gracia

      June 6, 2018, 01:01

      When I don't like what's happening, I trust that it's happening for a good reason.

    • Prioritize by: Merci Gracia

      December 7, 2018, 01:01

      Learning what's important and what's not is critical to having peace of mind. Most of what stresses us out isn't worth wasting emotional or mental energy over.…

  • Category: Anger  (28)
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Your Judgments Help You Grow by: Merci Gracia

      September 2, 2012, 01:01

      The intensity of the charge you feel when you judge others shows you where you are not accepting yourself. It's there to see if self-awareness is a goal.

    • Grudges Lodge in Your Body by: Merci Gracia

      September 6, 2012, 01:01

      Don't hold grievances of any kind. Every time you think of something you feel resentful about, forgive it. It's good for your health.

    • Everyday Generosity by: Merci Gracia

      October 10, 2012, 01:01

      Next time someone makes a driving error that's not really dangerous, take a generous attitude and remember that no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Lose Your Cool? by: Merci Gracia

      June 14, 2013, 01:01

      When honestly examined, you'll find that most of the times you're angry, it's at yourself for being in the situation in the first place.

    • Anger Is Information by: Merci Gracia

      November 7, 2013, 01:01

      You're responsible for your feelings. Don't assign blame to someone out there. If you spend time with others who disregard your feelings, you're angry at you.

    • When You Feel Defensive by: Merci Gracia

      January 2, 2014, 01:01

      If you feel insulted by something someone said, realize that you're just caught for the moment in an old story that has surfaced in order for you to heal it.

    • It's Your Story that Angers You by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2014, 01:01

      Anger is the by product of getting fixated on a story about the world that doesn't feel good. Discern, make choices, then drop it.

    • Choose Health by: Merci Gracia

      September 14, 2014, 01:01

      The effects of your thinking are cumulative. For a healthy dose of preventative medicine, develop the habit of choosing to focus on what you love.

    • Better with Sensitivity by: Merci Gracia

      June 3, 2015, 01:01

      It's better to set boundaries with the idea that all are working toward a mutually beneficial solution. It works kind of like a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    • Don't Repress Anger by: Merci Gracia

      July 16, 2015, 01:01

      Unexpressed emotions can manifest as body pain. If you want to release this pent up energy, dump your feelings by writing them down and letting them go.

    • Feel Your Anger by: Merci Gracia

      September 30, 2015, 01:01

      Anger usually signals that we're out of alignment with our environment. To get over it, we've got to really feel it and allow it to pass through us.

    • When You're Mad... by: Merci Gracia

      September 12, 2016, 01:01

      When you're angry your whole being is affected negatively. While you may not have control over your initial reaction, you can minimize the damage that…

    • The Truth About Anger by: Merci Gracia

      October 7, 2016, 01:01

      If WE had properly understood unwanted situations, our expectations would have been more aligned with reality and we wouldn't have gotten angry at others.

    • Angry at Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      October 19, 2016, 01:01

      Most of the time when you're really angry, you're angry at yourself for ignoring your own intuition.

    • Anger as a Motivator by: Merci Gracia

      November 10, 2017, 01:01

      Anger can provide motivation for necessary action, but unless the feelings have been processed, it can backfire. Taking action while angry can create bigger…

    • Civility Pays Dividends by: Merci Gracia

      August 16, 2018, 01:01

      I avoid blaming others, choosing instead to enroll them in the search for a solution.

    • Anger Management by: Merci Gracia

      October 18, 2018, 01:01

      I make every decision I can from a place of equanimity.

    • Delayed Reaction by: Merci Gracia

      November 20, 2018, 05:05

      Remembering others' behavior isn't personal helps me avoid drama.

    • Anger by: Merci Gracia

      January 7, 2019, 01:01

      Repressed anger causes chronic pain in the body. Acknowledging and feeling it, set's us free.

    • Anger by: Merci Gracia

      February 20, 2019, 11:01

      Anger is a normal response to feeling disrespected. Kindly let the other person know how you feel.

    • Forgiving Ourselves by: Merci Gracia

      May 8, 2019, 01:01

      Our anger at others is usually a projection of anger at self.

    • Why We're Angry by: Merci Gracia

      May 16, 2019, 01:01

      We're rarely angry over what we think we are.

    • Taking Umbrage by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2019, 01:01

      We can avoid taking offense by realizing we are solely responsible for our reaction to the world.

    • 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.

    • Category: Anger  (1)
      • 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.

  • Category: Anxiety  (12)
    • Racing Mind by: Merci Gracia

      March 4, 2016, 01:01

      Does your mind sometimes go out of control, thinking about one thing after another? How do you stop it? Drop into your body and feel your sensations. Relief.

    • Trust by: Merci Gracia

      April 16, 2016, 01:01

      Worrying is rarely helpful and can actually make us sick. Trusting in the perfection of what is, is the remedy and can actually make us well.

    • Inaccurate Perception by: Merci Gracia

      September 9, 2016, 01:01

      Our reality is so colored by our conditioning that we can create problems that don't otherwise exist.

    • Of Human Bondage by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2017, 01:01

      The worst kind of bondage is the mental kind. Most of us experience the worst persecution at the expense of our own minds conjuring anxiety-producing scenarios.

    • Unwinding Anxiety by: Merci Gracia

      November 7, 2017, 01:01

      When I let go of the need to control, anxiety dissolves.

    • Spinning Our Wheels by: Merci Gracia

      May 12, 2018, 01:01

      Meditation quiets my mind and stops my worrying.

    • Anxiety and Control by: Merci Gracia

      May 22, 2018, 01:01

      I release anxiety when I trust in my ability to handle whatever the future brings.

    • Future Anxiety by: Merci Gracia

      June 1, 2018, 01:01

      I live fully when I focus on what I'm doing in this moment.

    • Pain and Suffering by: Merci Gracia

      August 28, 2018, 01:01

      I suffer far less when I become aware of the fearful mental loops I play and drop them.

    • Too Much to Do by: Merci Gracia

      September 3, 2018, 01:01

      When I'm stressed, I stop, breathe and calm down before doing one thing at a time.

    • A Source of Anxiety by: Merci Gracia

      November 17, 2018, 01:01

      When I listen to my inner voice, I am at peace with myself.

    • Worry and Stress by: Merci Gracia

      December 21, 2018, 01:01

      I know I can be successful without stress and anxiety.

  • 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…

    • 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.

    • With A Little Help by: Merci Gracia

      March 23, 2011, 04:04

      Great achievements happen through cooperation. Competition is a false God.

    • Be Considerate by: Merci Gracia

      March 13, 2011, 04:04

      It's worth the effort to consider the feelings of others and be kind.

    • 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.

    • True Wealth by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2011, 04:04

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

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Love Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2011, 02:24

      Love yourself just as you are. Progress with encouragement rather than self-judgment.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Bounty Surrounds You by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2011, 02:02

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

    • 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?

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Feeling Good by: Merci Gracia

      August 29, 2011, 02:02

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Life With Love by: Merci Gracia

      November 5, 2011, 02:02

      When you love others, they love you and you love life.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Beyond Appearances by: Merci Gracia

      November 19, 2011, 02:02

      When you appreciate yourself, others can't help but follow.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • True Liberation by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2012, 02:02

      You are liberated when you understand that you are totally perfect right now.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • Misguided Self Doubt by: Merci Gracia

      December 30, 2011, 02:02

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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..

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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'.

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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 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,…

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Perpetual Feedback Loop by: Merci Gracia

      June 1, 2013, 01:01

      The world will reflect back to you the essence of your dominant emotion.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • Lose the Funk with Gratitude by: Merci Gracia

      May 3, 2014, 01:01

      Gratitude puts you into alignment with reality.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Roses Are Everywhere by: Merci Gracia

      June 26, 2016, 01:01

      Stop and smell the roses, they're all around you.

    • 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.

    • 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 .

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Energy Exchange by: Merci Gracia

      April 12, 2019, 01:01

      We evolve most when we learn to understand the value in other peoples' perspectives.

  • Category: Asking Questions  (1)
    • A Question Is the Answer by: Merci Gracia

      February 21, 2016, 01:01

      When you're stuck or lost, don't look for answers, ask questions. This assigns your powerful subconscious mind the task of finding answers.

  • Category: Attention  (356)

    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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Be Considerate by: Merci Gracia

      March 13, 2011, 04:04

      It's worth the effort to consider the feelings of others and be kind.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.…

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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'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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Daily Practice by: Merci Gracia

      April 9, 2011, 04:04

      Mastery comes from daily practice. What are you mastering consciously and unconsciously?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Accept Thyself by: Merci Gracia

      May 23, 2011, 02:32

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Bounty Surrounds You by: Merci Gracia

      July 8, 2011, 02:02

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

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Internal Architecture by: Merci Gracia

      July 27, 2011, 09:07

      Your thoughts, words and beliefs form the blueprint for your life design.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Word Up  by: Merci Gracia

      September 9, 2011, 02:02

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • True Liberation by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2012, 02:02

      You are liberated when you understand that you are totally perfect right now.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Exemplary Kindness by: Merci Gracia

      January 30, 2012, 02:02

      When you anticipate the best from people, they'll satisfy your expectations.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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 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

    • 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 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 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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…

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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."

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Perpetual Feedback Loop by: Merci Gracia

      June 1, 2013, 01:01

      The world will reflect back to you the essence of your dominant emotion.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Get Conscious by: Merci Gracia

      June 12, 2013, 01:01

      If you want to change your experience of life, change your internal filters.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Building on Itself by: Merci Gracia

      August 12, 2013, 01:01

      Everything builds on itself, so expect the best.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.'

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Meditation Is the Balm by: Merci Gracia

      December 9, 2013, 01:01

      The positive consequences of regularly quieting your mind through meditation are profound.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Sensational by: Merci Gracia

      February 23, 2015, 01:01

      Listen to the messages coming from your body and many bad habits will disappear.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Bifurcated Attention by: Merci Gracia

      March 8, 2018, 01:01

      I perform best when I focus my full attention on what I'm doing.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Focusing Your Binoculars by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2018, 01:01

      What I focus my attention on becomes my reality.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Attention by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2019, 01:01

      When we are searching for attention, it's time to pause and allow it to come from the most meaningful place...within.

    • Work For, Not Against by: Merci Gracia

      August 3, 2019, 01:01

      Focusing our attention positively on creating something is much more effective than focusing on what we don't like

  • Category: Attitude  (70)
    • Trust Life by: Merci Gracia

      December 10, 2013, 01:01

      You never know when something good is about to happen. No matter how low your situation, that very thing you're looking for could be right around the corner.

    • What Is Impossible? by: Merci Gracia

      January 19, 2014, 01:01

      The only limits that exist on your potential are the ones you place on yourself.

    • 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.

    • Stop 'Should-ing' On Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      January 25, 2014, 01:01

      When you should on yourself, it's like proclaiming that you know what's best for the Universe. Kinda silly, really.

    • Castles in the Sky by: Merci Gracia

      May 2, 2014, 01:01

      If you're used to seeing what's wrong without taking action, try only to critique things that you take action to improve, then do it with a feeling of service.

    • Connected by: Merci Gracia

      May 15, 2014, 01:01

      Your attitude has an impact on the world far beyond what you might expect is possible. That's why it's so important to cultivate a good one.

    • Practice Makes the Master  by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2014, 01:01

      Life as a training ground, always providing you lessons to expand your awareness and learn to live in more joy.

    • 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.

    • Welcome the Messenger by: Merci Gracia

      July 19, 2014, 01:01

      Blaming the outside for your dissatisfaction is a powerless waste of energy. Reality doesn't get it wrong. You can't change what is. You can change your focus.

    • Enjoy the Trip by: Merci Gracia

      November 9, 2014, 01:01

      If life's a road trip, it doesn't matter what kind of car you drive or what the road conditions are. Commit to enjoying the ride no matter what.

    • Think Like a Beginner by: Merci Gracia

      November 19, 2014, 01:01

      Putting yourself in beginner's mind allows you to do something very important that's impossible when you already know everything: learn.

    • Self-absorption Is Boring by: Merci Gracia

      December 16, 2014, 01:01

      People who monopolize conversation trying to get attention from the outside are boring. People who give themselves attention are fascinating.

    • It's Not What You Do! by: Merci Gracia

      November 30, 2014, 01:01

      Take others' feelings into consideration. You have to be true to yourself but remember: what you do doesn't matter nearly as much as how you do it.

    • Nothing to Lose by: Merci Gracia

      April 12, 2015, 01:01

      If everything you do adds to your rich experience as a human, you might as well go for as much as you can.

    • Sure Fire Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      June 24, 2015, 01:01

      The art of living an enjoyable life requires understanding your choice in the matter, the temporariness of all circumstances and seeing the big picture.

    • Relationship Aikido by: Merci Gracia

      July 23, 2015, 01:01

      Don't confront people with opposing opinions head-on. Soften, step aside and work it out harmoniously.

    • How Do You Want to Live? by: Merci Gracia

      September 17, 2015, 01:01

      The barometer of a life well lived is whether you've enjoyed yourself. Do everything within your power to accept yourself and others and appreciate this moment.

    • Carry Expectations Lightly by: Merci Gracia

      October 16, 2015, 01:01

      A joyous life is the result of clarifying what you want, pursuing it with enthusiasm and being grateful for whatever shows up.

    • Don't Get Stuck by: Merci Gracia

      December 3, 2015, 01:01

      When you keep your attention on how even the most difficult moments serve you, not only will you evolve faster, you'll be happier along the way.

    • Prepare with Positivity by: Merci Gracia

      December 9, 2015, 01:01

      Embodying the feeling of delight regarding any situation is enough to make it so.

    • The University of Life by: Merci Gracia

      December 12, 2015, 01:01

      It's not what happens in life, but how you manage your experience of it.

    • Accurate Self-Evaluation by: Merci Gracia

      January 2, 2016, 01:01

      The best reason to be happy is that you tried your best. All other measures of success pale in comparison.

    • Attitudes Snowball by: Merci Gracia

      January 3, 2016, 01:01

      Whatever attitude you embody in this moment sets the stage for the rest of your life. Rather than being disappointed, why not look for possibility?

    • Butterfly Effect by: Merci Gracia

      January 6, 2016, 01:01

      Live life like you won't have a chance to edit it later and then you won't WANT to.

    • Imaginary Slights by: Merci Gracia

      January 13, 2016, 01:01

      Don't build cases against those who don't respond to you the way you'd like. Expect the best and follow up!

    • Attitude for Success by: Merci Gracia

      January 15, 2016, 01:01

      Get things done by making sure that you're not working against yourself by having mixed feelings. Once you decide to do it, commit and do it with enthusiasm

    • Your Own Reality by: Merci Gracia

      January 22, 2016, 01:01

      You have the power to create your own narrative of the world. Why not create one that feels good.

    • The Only Enduring Possession by: Merci Gracia

      January 31, 2016, 01:01

      Working on your state of mind is more important than anything else you can direct your attention to.

    • Live As If by: Merci Gracia

      February 7, 2016, 01:01

      Waiting until everything is perfectly aligned before you permit yourself to enjoy life is a doomed strategy. The only sensible approach to life is to enjoy…

    • Good Grooves by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2016, 01:01

      The mind develops habitual emotional grooves, which is great if you're optimistic. But, too much pessimism can negatively affect your chemistry.

    • Attention Creates Your Reality by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2016, 01:01

      Focus on the upside and you'll be able to find it anywhere and everywhere.

    • Got to Play to Enjoy by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2016, 01:01

      The world is your playground as long as you're willing to get out there and PLAY.

    • Practice Positive Perception by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2016, 01:01

      Enjoyable lives result from developing a daily practice of positivity. Appreciate this moment, accept what shows up and anticipate a happy future.

    • Now Is It by: Merci Gracia

      August 17, 2016, 01:01

      When you look for what's right in every moment, you feel your emotional cart with the most valuable thing in the world: happiness.

    • If You Don't Like the Station... by: Merci Gracia

      September 22, 2016, 01:01

      If you don't like the soundtrack of your life, change the station.

    • The Power of Perspective by: Merci Gracia

      November 1, 2016, 01:01

      The power of perspective is one of your greatest assets as a human being. Learn to accept what is and you'll be poised to shape what will be.

    • Be Who You Want to Be by: Merci Gracia

      December 26, 2016, 01:01

      The only thing that stands between you and living your life in the your ideal way is you deciding to do it.

    • What Are You Receiving? by: Merci Gracia

      January 5, 2017, 01:01

      The kind of expectations you develop about the behavior of others determines the way they will interact with you.

    • Pollyanna or Warrior? by: Merci Gracia

      January 9, 2017, 01:01

      Life is comprised of light and dark. Understanding that both exist and choosing to focus on the light doesn't make you a pollyanna, it makes you a warrior.

    • Everything Is For You by: Merci Gracia

      February 1, 2017, 01:01

      When you find the presence of mind to find the benefit in ANY situation, you discover how to flow with the movement of life.

    • 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.

    • How to Get What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      February 12, 2017, 01:01

      When you look for how every situation is for you, it begins to feel like life is creating the world according to your specifications.

    • Golden Rule of Thumb by: Merci Gracia

      February 21, 2017, 01:01

      There is one mind, if you talk about others, even think about them negatively, they'll feel it. Act as if this is a fact and watch your life transform.

    • Energize Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      May 4, 2017, 01:01

      When your energy is closed, you don't see possibilities. When your energy is open, everything is possible.

    • The Problem with Complaining by: Merci Gracia

      May 17, 2017, 01:01

      Complaining sends a message to your subconscious mind and others that you're interested in whining about problems than you are in solving them.

    • Don't Plod, Applaud by: Merci Gracia

      June 29, 2017, 01:01

      Shift your perspective from plodding to applauding and your life will change.

    • Feeling Well-being by: Merci Gracia

      July 21, 2017, 01:01

      It's my choice to focus on aggravations or blessings. Where I choose to focus my attention creates my reality.

    • Shaping Life Experience by: Merci Gracia

      October 26, 2017, 01:01

      The more you look for what's working, the happier you'll be.

    • The Art of Expecting the Best by: Merci Gracia

      November 8, 2017, 03:00

      When you expect the best, you enhance your now and elevate your potential future.

    • Tool # 4 by: Merci Gracia

      November 23, 2017, 09:01

      The best way to be in this moment is to consciously choose to be grateful for the bounty in front of you.

    • Attitude Creates Your Life by: Merci Gracia

      December 18, 2017, 01:01

      Optimists don't ignore unsatisfying situations, they just understand they're weigh stations on the road to better conditions.

    • 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.

    • Being a Good Sport by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2018, 01:01

      I learn from my mistakes, act with integrity, try my best and enjoy myself.

    • Powered By Thoughts by: Merci Gracia

      January 15, 2018, 01:01

      Our thoughts are the engine that creates our life, getting conscious of them is the most powerful thing we can do.

    • Positive Vs. Realistic by: Merci Gracia

      February 19, 2018, 01:01

      My attitude about the world determines how I experience it.

    • Agency and Attitude by: Merci Gracia

      March 29, 2018, 01:01

      I choose to treat even the unexpected events of life as part of the adventure.

    • Cultivating Your Garden by: Merci Gracia

      April 20, 2018, 01:01

      I carefully curate my thoughts knowing that they create my experience of life.

    • The Power of Problems by: Merci Gracia

      April 28, 2018, 01:01

      Every challenge is an opportunity for me to rise up and evolve.

    • Life Mirrors by: Merci Gracia

      May 21, 2018, 01:01

      I treat every experience in life as an opportunity to grow into greater well-being.

    • The Right Question by: Merci Gracia

      July 16, 2018, 01:01

      Whether I'm looking for what's right or what's wrong, I'll always find what I'm looking for.

    • Micro Adjustments by: Merci Gracia

      August 4, 2018, 01:01

      I constantly adapt my goals and activities to the ever changing circumstances of reality.

    • Relaxation Is Healthy by: Merci Gracia

      August 5, 2018, 01:01

      When I trust in the process of life and expect the best, what shows up is a match to my positivity.

    • Strategic Optimism by: Merci Gracia

      September 4, 2018, 01:01

      When I'm optimistic, I don't suffer unnecessarily about things that will never happen.

    • Knowing Stuff by: Merci Gracia

      October 6, 2018, 01:01

      When I maintain the attitude of a beginner, I stay open to possibility.

    • Energy Is Contagious by: Merci Gracia

      November 9, 2018, 01:01

      I lead with positivity and the world reflects my energy back to me.

    • Eliminate Dread by: Merci Gracia

      February 10, 2019, 01:01

      When I eliminate what I don't like, I make room for what I do.

    • Optimism and Pessimism by: Merci Gracia

      February 22, 2019, 01:01

      It's easier to find happiness with an optimistic attitude.

    • Aloha Spirit by: Merci Gracia

      April 1, 2019, 01:01

      When I treat others with the spirit of Aloha, I begin to transform the world I experience into paradise

    • Seeds of Change by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2019, 01:01

      Painful experiences are often the catalysts that help us grow and evolve.

    • Free to Choose by: Merci Gracia

      May 2, 2019, 01:01

      When I look for the good in every circumstance, I find it.

  • Category: Authenticity  (140)

    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…

    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Living Authentically by: Merci Gracia

      August 26, 2017, 01:01

      When I'm honest and live my truth I experience confidence and freedom.

    • 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.

    • Smooth Ride by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2017, 01:01

      The more consciously evolved we become, the smoother our journey through life.

    • Be The Person You Want to Be by: Merci Gracia

      October 28, 2017, 01:01

      Being authentic reduces stress and impresses others more.

    • 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 Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      November 18, 2017, 01:01

      We attract the best people into our lives when we relax and behave authentically.

    • 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.

    • Identity Box by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2018, 01:01

      When we're authentic, we're more loose, natural and relaxed.

    • Authentic Living by: Merci Gracia

      March 15, 2018, 01:01

      My gratitude practice helps me stay aligned with my true purpose.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Identity Prison by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2018, 01:01

      Authenticity puts me on the fast path to growth and well-being.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Approval That Matters by: Merci Gracia

      November 21, 2018, 01:01

      The most valuable kind of approval is self-approval.

    • 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.

    • Honest and Real by: Merci Gracia

      May 18, 2019, 01:01

      Authenticity makes us delightful.

    • Form Vs. Content by: Merci Gracia

      June 15, 2019, 01:01

      What's inside a person matters more than their impressive accomplishments or talents.

    • Saying No by: Merci Gracia

      July 1, 2019, 01:01

      Saying no with kindness helps me continue to live authentically.

    • Thoughtful Balance by: Merci Gracia

      July 7, 2019, 01:01

      Thoughtful authenticity means balancing honest expression with consideration of others.

    • Self-Consciousness vs. Self-Awareness by: Merci Gracia

      July 13, 2019, 01:01

      Well-being doesn't come from attention from others, but from how we feel about ourselves.

    • Impressing Others by: Merci Gracia

      July 28, 2019, 01:01

      The short cut to well being isn't to be found by impressing others, it lies in being as authentic as we possibly can.

  • Category: Awareness  (147)
    • Thoughts Are Things by: Merci Gracia

      November 10, 2011, 02:02

      Notice the next thought that comes into your mind. Was it loving, hurtful or neutral? It's good to be aware of the quality of your thoughts.

    • 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.

    • True Liberation by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2012, 02:02

      You are liberated when you understand that you are totally perfect right now.

    • 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!

    • Misguided Self Doubt by: Merci Gracia

      December 30, 2011, 02:02

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

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Hold the Space by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2012, 02:02

      When you engage in drama, you fan the flames of conflict. Accepting that this person just needs to create drama will diffuse the energy.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • The Big Picture by: Merci Gracia

      February 20, 2012, 02:02

      Whenever you see something "bad" happening in the world, remember, you can't ever know for sure that it shouldn't be taking place just as it is.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Repair the Damage by: Merci Gracia

      March 6, 2012, 02:02

      When you behave in ways you later wished you hadn't, a simple and sincere apology works wonders in making everyone feel better. Then don't do it again.

    • 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.

    • Sunshine Above the Clouds by: Merci Gracia

      December 18, 2014, 01:01

      Everyone experiences moody clouds passing in front of their conscious awareness. Happy people keep their attention on the sunshine above.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Don't Let Fear Make you Play Small by: Merci Gracia

      April 28, 2012, 01:01

      While fear can warn you of potentially dangerous situations, it can also handicap you and make you play smaller in the game 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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 World Is a Mirror by: Merci Gracia

      June 17, 2012, 01:01

      What you see happening in the world around you is a mirror of what's inside you. When something feels bad, there's only one way to fix it, from the inside.

    • Don't Solve Your Problems by: Merci Gracia

      July 21, 2012, 01:01

      Some look at life as one problem after another to solve. Imagine the difference it would make if you saw it as one gift after another to experience.

    • 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.

    • Blame is Lame by: Merci Gracia

      August 12, 2012, 01:01

      If you blame others for what you don't like in your life, you have no power and you can not change your circumstance.

    • 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.

    • What If You're Creating It All by: Merci Gracia

      August 13, 2012, 01:01

      According to the Hawaiian healing art Ho'oponoopono, you are the creator of all you see. That explains why everyone has a different experience of the world.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Your Judgments Help You Grow by: Merci Gracia

      September 2, 2012, 01:01

      The intensity of the charge you feel when you judge others shows you where you are not accepting yourself. It's there to see if self-awareness is a goal.

    • Don't Program Yourself Into a Corner by: Merci Gracia

      September 9, 2012, 01:01

      Don't believe your own programming that you are only capable of certain things. You are as free and versatile as you're willing to believe you are.

    • 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.

    • What's the Point? by: Merci Gracia

      September 11, 2012, 01:01

      Taking the time to understand what your purpose in life is will pay big dividends. Leading a happy and joyful life is a worthwhile one.

    • Behavior Boomerangs by: Merci Gracia

      September 20, 2012, 01:01

      If you disregard how your actions affect those around you, life will make sure you get the message by having someone treat you the same way.

    • 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.

    • Not As Right As You Think by: Merci Gracia

      September 21, 2012, 06:31

      Just because your story of reality is compelling to you, it doesn't mean it's more accurate than somebody else's.

    • Your Beliefs Create Your Reality by: Merci Gracia

      September 30, 2012, 01:01

      Your beliefs determine what you see and the way you see it. You're living in your own belief created reality. Drop those that restrict your growth and keep…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Unfelt Feelings Create Anxiety by: Merci Gracia

      October 29, 2012, 01:01

      When you feel your feelings in your body, your anxiety is free to fly away.

    • The Benefit of Self-Awareness by: Merci Gracia

      November 1, 2012, 01:01

      The pursuit of wisdom is a worthwhile goal since it brings with it the greatest reward of all: happiness.

    • True Compassion by: Merci Gracia

      November 14, 2012, 01:01

      True compassion never judges but rather understands that the other is approaching an opportunity for growth.

    • 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…

    • Remembering Your Wisdom by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2012, 01:01

      Kindness is more powerful than competition and courtesy trumps competition. When you remember what you already know, you create a better world.

    • 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.

    • Don't Let Expectations Interfere with Joy by: Merci Gracia

      December 26, 2012, 01:01

      Any joy that you can ever experience can only happen in the now. That's a good time to start experiencing it.

    • Everyone's Best Is Different by: Merci Gracia

      January 18, 2013, 01:01

      The way you respond to what's happening at any given time, is determined by factors that are outside the scope of even your awareness. Be tolerant of others.

    • 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.

    • You Don't Need Another Whatchamacallit by: Merci Gracia

      January 13, 2013, 01:01

      Nothing you can buy can make you feel better. Only changing your thinking can do that.

    • Self-Awareness is the Balm - Part I by: Merci Gracia

      January 21, 2013, 01:01

      The most powerful thing you can do to improve your life is observe the nature of your thoughts.

    • Self-Awareness is the Balm - Part III by: Merci Gracia

      January 23, 2013, 01:01

      Whatever the feeling is that you'd like to get over, self-awareness is the solution. When you pay attention to your thoughts, you understand your moods.

    • You Create Your Vibration by: Merci Gracia

      February 13, 2013, 01:01

      When you realize that your vibration is what creates your experience of life, you'll get serious about being aware of your thoughts, words and deeds.

    • 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.

    • The Seasons of Life by: Merci Gracia

      February 20, 2013, 01:01

      Just like the cycles of the seasons, nothing lasts for ever. This reminds us to live in the moment and extract every moment of appreciation from it that we can.

    • Self-Love and Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      February 28, 2013, 01:01

      Examining how others affect you can tell you a lot about your own vibration. If you get activated by someone's behavior, you most likely behave similarly.

    • 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.

    • Change Requires Daily Practice by: Merci Gracia

      March 5, 2013, 01:01

      If you want to grow out of certain aspects of your life experience you need to develop a daily practice.

    • Quantum Leap the Quality of Your Life  by: Merci Gracia

      March 14, 2013, 01:01

      If you'd like a major positive shift in the quality of your life, let go of victim consciousness and take full responsibility for the way you feel.

    • Desire by: Merci Gracia

      March 20, 2013, 01:01

      Desires make the world go around, but unless you desire with detachment, you're signing yourself up for suffering.

    • Resistance Keeps You Stuck by: Merci Gracia

      April 1, 2013, 01:01

      When you ask for the lesson in even the most difficult situations, you drop resistance and grow in peace and wisdom.

    • Just the Facts by: Merci Gracia

      April 4, 2013, 01:01

      Even the most basic facts are subject to interpretation. If you think you're basing your opinions only on the facts, you may be in for some conflict.

    • Go In to Get Out by: Merci Gracia

      April 21, 2013, 01:01

      The only way to get release from issues that plague you is to square off, deal with them consciously and then let go and feel the release.

    • Tune Your Instrument by: Merci Gracia

      May 15, 2013, 01:01

      You broadcast a vibration to the world that is created by the thoughts you think.

    • Insanity Verses Enlightenment by: Merci Gracia

      April 23, 2013, 01:01

      Operating under the delusion that someone else determines how you feel is a mild form of insanity. Seeing the folly in this, is enlightened awareness.

    • 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.

    • You Can't Know For Sure by: Merci Gracia

      May 7, 2013, 01:01

      Most of what's causing you to interpret life as you do is beyond your conscious awareness. Since it's all just speculation, interpret in a way that feels good.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • Believe In Well-Being by: Merci Gracia

      June 13, 2013, 01:01

      You have a choice to see the negative, the positive or just the simple is-ness of life. That choice has a huge effect on the way you feel. Choose consciously.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Get Hip to Your Ego's Ways by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2013, 01:01

      Unless you're completely present and conscious, your ego is running your show. It creates all kinds of problems to keep you distracted from the present moment.

    • The Simple Truth by: Merci Gracia

      July 20, 2013, 01:01

      Everyone's doing their best considering their level of consciousness. Since each is expressing from only love or fear, the appropriate response is compassion.

    • As Within, So Without by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2013, 01:01

      Every level of the universe offers you a model of how the other levels work. Pay attention and you'll find the answers to almost any situation.

    • Move Past Blame by: Merci Gracia

      July 29, 2013, 01:01

      Give up blaming others for the way you feel. Take responsibility for your feelings and feel them in your body and then let them go.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • When You're Angry by: Merci Gracia

      August 16, 2013, 01:01

      When you're angry or suffering, remember that even the worst experiences help you to grow and evolve.

    • Good Habits by: Merci Gracia

      August 23, 2013, 01:01

      Kindness to others also makes you treat yourself well. It produces such big dividends that it becomes habit forming. One of the best habits you can develop.

    • 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.

    • 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.'

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Do What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      September 20, 2013, 01:01

      The Universe fluctuates between poles, always moving from light to dark, expansion to contraction and then back again. As long as you know that life inevitably…

    • 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.

    • 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 Light Within You by: Merci Gracia

      December 24, 2013, 01:01

      Within you there is a light that is full of peaceful and joyous energy. Once you learn to tap into that, it'll always be there for you.

    • 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.

    • Embrace Ambiguity by: Merci Gracia

      January 30, 2014, 01:01

      Despite the rampant availability of information in the modern world, we can't really know what's going on. The wisest thing to do is embrace ambiguity.

    • Awareness of Being by: Merci Gracia

      February 17, 2014, 01:01

      The reason to silence your mind is to discover the quiet peace beneath the chatter and recognize the mind itself causes discomfort.

    • The Power of Awareness by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2014, 01:01

      Developing your awareness is so important because it helps you understand the connection between your behavior and your experience of life.

    • Simple Accounting by: Merci Gracia

      April 10, 2014, 01:01

      If you want to experience life differently, you react to life differently. The short cut is to assume everything that happens is for you in some way.

    • The Ladder of Awareness by: Merci Gracia

      March 27, 2014, 01:01

      You are on the ladder of awareness. Accept where you are now and keep on climbing.

    • Rise Above Your Thoughts by: Merci Gracia

      April 4, 2014, 01:01

      When you rise above the mind's chatter you experience peace and feel free like a bird.

    • 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.

    • Why Awareness Matters by: Merci Gracia

      April 22, 2014, 01:01

      Paying attention to what's happening in your life helps you to up your game.

    • Tap in to Your Wisdom by: Merci Gracia

      June 13, 2014, 01:01

      Tap in to your innate wisdom by remembering as often as you can what it is exactly that you're doing here: loving others and expressing joy.

    • Own It to Grow by: Merci Gracia

      July 26, 2014, 01:01

      When you acknowledge that you always do your best in each moment, you can take responsibility for your actions and modulate them for growth.

    • The Myth of Mistakes by: Merci Gracia

      August 18, 2014, 01:01

      You can't make a wrong move. Everything you do contributes to your future journey in life and leads to an ever-expanding awareness.

    • Identity Is a Sticky Goo by: Merci Gracia

      August 15, 2014, 01:01

      The less attached you are to projecting a consistent image of yourself, the freer you are to grow and expand your awareness.

    • Self-Honesty by: Merci Gracia

      August 19, 2014, 01:01

      Take inventory of how you feel, take responsibility for your feelings and take action to free yourself of the ones that feel bad.

    • 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.

    • Gifts In Disguise by: Merci Gracia

      January 25, 2015, 01:01

      Everybody has some dysfunction in their childhood. Acknowledging your wounds and working through them makes your life better.

    • Constructive Change by: Merci Gracia

      May 3, 2015, 01:01

      When others actions don't meet your standards, shaming and blaming them makes it less likely that they'll see things your way and lowers your consciousness,

    • Are You on Autopilot? by: Merci Gracia

      June 14, 2015, 01:01

      Much of what is going on around you is missed when your attention is narrowly focused on what you expect. Try one new thing a day to carve new neural pathways.

    • The Witness Within by: Merci Gracia

      June 28, 2015, 01:01

      Connecting with the witness within helps you to separate what you do and what happens to from who you really are.

    • Awareness Versus Thinking by: Merci Gracia

      July 14, 2015, 01:01

      You can drop the agitation of the thinking mind and experience pure awareness by focusing on your breath and quieting your mind.

    • Being the Witness by: Merci Gracia

      October 2, 2015, 01:01

      When you allow 'what is' to be, you become the awareness in which everything happens. That's a very big place to be.

    • Emotional Alchemy by: Merci Gracia

      December 22, 2015, 01:01

      Recognize that every mood you ever experience isn't WHO YOU ARE, it's just a weather system passing over the landscape of your True Self.

    • Acceptance and Flow by: Merci Gracia

      February 3, 2016, 01:01

      When we're 'awake' we accept life as it is and live in the flow.

    • Nature and Nurture by: Merci Gracia

      March 19, 2016, 01:01

      Becoming aware of how both our natural tendencies and our conditioning together create our experience of life empowers us to become self actualized.

    • Self-Acceptance Heals the Shadow by: Merci Gracia

      July 14, 2016, 01:01

      Getting conscious of the fact that your judgments of others are most extreme when you see in them some aspect of yourself you don't accept.

    • Master of Our Own Experience by: Merci Gracia

      November 28, 2016, 01:01

      No matter what our external conditions, we have the freedom to internalize what we're going through in a way that makes us feel good or bad.

    • Don't Poison the Pool by: Merci Gracia

      December 3, 2016, 01:01

      You are responsible for curating what you allow into your pool of awareness. What you let in conditions how happy you'll feel.

    • Drama Free Living by: Merci Gracia

      June 2, 2017, 01:01

      When drama is a regular feature of your life, you spend an inordinate amount of time and energy just trying to fix it and you miss the present moment.

    • Healing Trauma by: Merci Gracia

      July 26, 2017, 01:01

      Understanding our part in difficult situations gives us insight and power to grow and enjoy a brighter future.

    • Taking Care of Business by: Merci Gracia

      August 21, 2017, 01:01

      I align my thoughts, dreams, plans and activities with the life I want to create.

    • Smooth Ride by: Merci Gracia

      October 9, 2017, 01:01

      The more consciously evolved we become, the smoother our journey through life.

    • Follow the Breadcrumbs by: Merci Gracia

      October 19, 2017, 01:01

      Life is a puzzle and self-awareness allows you to piece it together in order to have a more enjoyable experience.

    • Blind Spots by: Merci Gracia

      December 6, 2017, 01:01

      Remembering that we have blind spots just like others can help us to be more tolerant.

    • Awareness and Connection by: Merci Gracia

      March 23, 2018, 01:01

      When I remember that I'm not the center of the Universe, I feel connected with my fellow travelers.

    • Honesty with Sensitivity by: Merci Gracia

      May 16, 2018, 01:01

      I can communicate my truth without hurting other's feelings.

    • Never too Late by: Merci Gracia

      August 12, 2018, 01:01

      Mastering my internal experience is the key to my happiness.

  • Category: Balance  (94)

    Everything in the Universe depends on balance. Your body, the ecosystem, the economy, nearly everything system you consider requires some kind of equilibrium…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Balance by: Merci Gracia

      August 28, 2011, 02:02

      Stay balanced by maintaining awareness of your core, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Core muscles, core beliefs, core values.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Your Choices Matter by: Merci Gracia

      November 2, 2011, 02:02

      Are you cultivating balance and joy? Consciously create the good life. You deserve it.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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…

    • Don't Let the Small Stuff Get You Down by: Merci Gracia

      August 27, 2012, 01:01

      When you remember to approach life with the big picture in mind, you won't get bogged down by the little stuff.

    • Balance Beam by: Merci Gracia

      October 5, 2012, 01:01

      When you're balanced, you have a solid launch pad to grow, expand, take risks and embrace life.

    • 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.

    • Good and Bad by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2012, 01:10

      ?According to the theory of Yin and Yang, there's good and bad in anything you can think of, it's just a matter of your perspective or vantage point.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • In and Out of Balance by: Merci Gracia

      April 20, 2013, 01:01

      Life is more fun and rewarding when you push your limits, return to balance and then repeat again.

    • 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.

    • A Balanced You Makes a Healthy Two by: Merci Gracia

      August 3, 2013, 01:01

      When you're balanced in body, mind and spirit, your relationships feel satisfying and healthy. When you're not in balance, you choose people to complete…

    • Neutrality Beats the Extremes by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2013, 01:01

      Thoughts create your experience of life. Of the three styles of thinking: optimistic-pessimistic-neutral, neutrality gives the best bang for your buck--Balance.

    • 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.

    • The Myth of Competition by: Merci Gracia

      August 27, 2013, 01:01

      Comparing yourself to others is not only bad for self-esteem, it's useless. It's like comparing apples and oranges: different software and hardware.

    • Do What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      September 20, 2013, 01:01

      The Universe fluctuates between poles, always moving from light to dark, expansion to contraction and then back again. As long as you know that life inevitably…

    • Unhappiness Affects Your Health by: Merci Gracia

      October 16, 2013, 01:01

      Being unhappy is bad for your health. Don't worry about being to upbeat or optimistic, there's very little downside.

    • 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.

    • Quantum Leap Your Joy by: Merci Gracia

      April 16, 2014, 01:01

      Take a look at the different aspects of your life and assess the degree of fulfillment you feel. Becoming conscious can often stimulate creative solutions.

    • Balance to Beam by: Merci Gracia

      August 7, 2014, 01:01

      When you're out of balance, physically, mentally or emotionally, life doesn't feel good. For a life that feels good, seek balance. Maintain balance.

    • Perspective by: Merci Gracia

      November 5, 2014, 01:01

      Golden Gate Bridge suicide survivors all understood that their problems were solvable and the world is loving. Repeating the experiment is unnecessary.

    • Return to Balance by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2015, 01:01

      You can avoid unnecessary swings in personal health and fortune by living in balance. The clearest path to this life is practicing moderation in all things.

    • Extremes Are Unhealthy by: Merci Gracia

      February 26, 2015, 01:01

      When you do something to the extreme, you have to recover. When you live in moderation, you can do almost anything.

    • Balance Is Best by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2015, 01:01

      Be balanced, don't believe everything you think and remember that variety is the spice of life.

    • Everybody Needs Attention by: Merci Gracia

      May 29, 2015, 01:01

      Everyone wants and needs attention. That's why when it comes to sharing it, balance is always best.

    • The Intersection of Spirit and Matter by: Merci Gracia

      July 3, 2015, 01:01

      In order to live a peaceful life, we have to find balance between thinking about our place in the cosmos and what we're doing here on the material plane.

    • Integrity Brings Relief by: Merci Gracia

      August 19, 2015, 01:01

      Bringing your actions into alignment with your beliefs is the definition of integrity. When you're in your integrity, you feel relief.

    • The Right Focus by: Merci Gracia

      November 13, 2015, 01:01

      When you witness what's happening without judging and injecting your identity into the situation, you experience the world from a place of equanimity.

    • We're Already Free by: Merci Gracia

      November 17, 2015, 01:01

      Only when we realize that it is our mind that creates our reality, that we can recognize how free we already are.

    • Burdened by Bad News? by: Merci Gracia

      November 23, 2015, 01:01

      There is always equal measure of yin and yang. They create balance together, but your experience of the world can feel very bad if you don't know this.

    • Balance Is Best by: Merci Gracia

      November 27, 2015, 01:01

      When you understand the truth that we're all connected, no form of extremism or exclusion makes sense.

    • The Party Line Isn't True by: Merci Gracia

      December 8, 2015, 01:01

      No matter what side you're on, neither side is balanced or completely right. The truth always lies somewhere in betwiddle.

    • Total Health by: Merci Gracia

      December 19, 2015, 01:01

      If you want to be healthy, you have to have healthy thoughts, diet, relationships, work, exercise and attitude.

    • The Art of Balancing by: Merci Gracia

      May 11, 2016, 01:01

      Being a balanced human means finding emotional stability, physical balance and spiritual alignment. When you have these, your heart is open.

    • Core Balance by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2016, 01:01

      When you develop your inner oasis of calm, you don't need to control the people or the environment around you because you bring your own.

    • The Mind's Shifty Ground by: Merci Gracia

      July 23, 2016, 01:01

      Focusing on your sensations is one of the best ways to get out of your head when you're holding onto a problem and get stop thinking.

    • Beauty Balances by: Merci Gracia

      July 30, 2016, 01:01

      Whether it's the outer landscape of physical beauty or the inner landscape of a peaceful mind, beauty can always bring our perspective back into balance.

    • Staying Centered by: Merci Gracia

      November 25, 2016, 01:01

      Learning to maintain internal equilibrium in the midst of external turbulence is essential for martial arts, but it's also the way to create peace in the world.

    • Centered Within by: Merci Gracia

      November 26, 2016, 01:01

      Fear saps our energy and diminishes our ability to act constructively. The antidote to fear is staying true to our core values and living in our integrity.

    • Beyond the Comfort Zone by: Merci Gracia

      May 9, 2017, 01:01

      You can take on challenges when you are anchored in your own worthiness. Then you can attempt new challenges without worrying about how you look.

    • Aspiration and Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      August 5, 2017, 01:01

      When my goal is growth and I surrender the results, even failure serves me.

    • Balance Beam by: Merci Gracia

      September 24, 2017, 01:01

      When you live in balance, you beam with positive energy.

    • It's All About Focus by: Merci Gracia

      September 27, 2017, 01:01

      There is always a balance of good and bad, but my personal experience is determined by where I place my attention.

    • Money, Money, Money by: Merci Gracia

      November 3, 2017, 01:01

      Cultivating balance pays off in many ways. It helps us develop greater wellbeing and the ability to enjoy living in a way that's loose, natural and relaxed.

    • Baseline Balance by: Merci Gracia

      February 4, 2018, 01:01

      When you live in moderation, you cultivate internal balance instead of external conditions.

    • Our Focus Creates by: Merci Gracia

      March 18, 2018, 01:01

      I create my reality according to how I focus my attention.

    • More Isn't Necessarily Better by: Merci Gracia

      April 2, 2018, 01:01

      I conduct my life by doing everything in moderation.

    • The Balancing Act by: Merci Gracia

      April 26, 2018, 01:01

      My life feels better when my work, play and rest is in balance.

    • De-Identification by: Merci Gracia

      May 7, 2018, 01:01

      I maintain internal equanimity through all stages of the cycle of life.

    • Giving and Receiving by: Merci Gracia

      June 25, 2018, 01:01

      Giving and receiving are the same thing. I receive graciously and give generously.

    • Follow the Middle by: Merci Gracia

      August 26, 2018, 01:01

      Loving myself means walking the middle path instead of swinging between extremes.

    • Balance Is Relative by: Merci Gracia

      October 12, 2018, 01:01

      I alone determine how to live in balance.

    • Boundaries for Balance by: Merci Gracia

      October 16, 2018, 01:01

      Unconditional giving is best when it's done in balance.

    • The Right Mindset by: Merci Gracia

      January 2, 2019, 01:01

      When I live with internal balance, I can live comfortably in almost any situation.

    • What Are You Attending To? by: Merci Gracia

      January 27, 2019, 01:01

      A well-rounded life of well being requires attending to our health, interests, careers and our relationships.

    • Relationship Ballet by: Merci Gracia

      February 12, 2019, 01:01

      I communicate my truth, understanding that every issue has two sides.

    • Broader Perspective by: Merci Gracia

      May 24, 2019, 01:01

      Everything that happens today is a reaction to something in the past.

    • Partial Pictures of Reality by: Merci Gracia

      August 11, 2019, 01:01

      The world is always comprised of a mix of wanted and unwanted phenomena. We can choose to focus on whichever part we wish.

  • Category: Balance in life  (3)
    • 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.

    • Your Temple by: Merci Gracia

      October 1, 2014, 01:01

      Gathering the necessary accoutrement to keep your ego happy can negatively affect your health. A healthy body and a peaceful mind top the list for good living.

    • Smooth Sailing by: Merci Gracia

      September 18, 2017, 01:01

      I travel through life's turbulence with stability when I maintain mental clarity and live in my integrity.

  • Category: Beliefs  (113)

    Concepts that govern the way in which you interact with reality. You may or may not be conscious of all of the assumptions you have absorbed from you conditioni…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • Who Do You Think You Are? by: Merci Gracia

      May 24, 2011, 02:42

      Every belief you have is designed to maintain your identity. Remember that others who hold opposing beliefs are just trying to maintain an identity, too.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Dropping 'Should' Brings Peace by: Merci Gracia

      June 2, 2011, 02:02

      Since you can never know for sure why anything happens the way it does, it makes sense to let go of beliefs that cause suffering, for peace of mind.

    • Feelings Tell You About You by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2011, 02:02

      Your perceptions always tell you about your beliefs. If something you see makes you feel uncomfortable, you have a belief that is arguing with reality.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • Internal Architecture by: Merci Gracia

      July 27, 2011, 09:07

      Your thoughts, words and beliefs form the blueprint for your life design.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Balance by: Merci Gracia

      August 28, 2011, 02:02

      Stay balanced by maintaining awareness of your core, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Core muscles, core beliefs, core values.

    • You Are Worthy by: Merci Gracia

      September 15, 2011, 02:02

      When you feel unworthy, you can't convince yourself that you are. Feel the unworthiness, the light of your conscious awareness will dispel it.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Make Believe by: Merci Gracia

      December 1, 2011, 02:02

      Your viewpoint is uniquely seen through a lens filtered by your conditioning. It's only true for you. If you don't like what you see, change it.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Your Stories by: Merci Gracia

      February 4, 2012, 02:02

      Your stories are made up by your interpretation of the situations you encounter. Your spin determines the quality of your life.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • Easy to Judge by: Merci Gracia

      April 7, 2012, 01:02

      When the temptation to cast aspersions arises, remember that the judgment delivers the biggest punch to the one it goes through first: the judge.

    • 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.

    • Get Empowered by: Merci Gracia

      May 17, 2012, 01:01

      Every thought that says you're less than you need to be, for this moment, is false. When you love and accept yourself, you thrive in every way.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Failure Facilitates Success by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2012, 01:01

      A timeless truth understood by successful people throughout the ages is that a willingness to fail can be the most important ingredient to ensure success.

    • What Do You Actually Know? by: Merci Gracia

      May 30, 2012, 01:01

      Experts are constantly expanding and revising their understanding of the world. Perhaps what you know is just as tentative?

    • 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 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

    • Trash or Treasure? by: Merci Gracia

      July 11, 2012, 01:01

      Everything has at least two sides. Your proclivity toward telling a negative or positive version of your story is a choice that creates a certain vibration.

    • 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 Only Valid Comparison by: Merci Gracia

      July 5, 2012, 01:01

      When you compare yourself with others, you will sometimes feel good, but mostly feel bad. The only valid comparison is who you were before with who you are now.

    • The Truth About Opinions by: Merci Gracia

      August 1, 2012, 01:01

      Don't try to force feed your opinions on others, it leaves a bad taste in everybody's mouth. Besides, they're just your opinions.

    • Self-Righteousness Doesn't Pay by: Merci Gracia

      July 9, 2012, 01:01

      If you want to experience a radical improvement in your life, pretend that what's happening in this moment is perfect. Let go of intolerance, condescension and…

    • The Truth About Your Stories by: Merci Gracia

      June 21, 2012, 01:01

      Stories come in many themes and sizes. Some you want to savor and some can make you grieve. There comes a time when you realize, they're all just make believe.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Don't Program Yourself Into a Corner by: Merci Gracia

      September 9, 2012, 01:01

      Don't believe your own programming that you are only capable of certain things. You are as free and versatile as you're willing to believe you are.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Not As Right As You Think by: Merci Gracia

      September 21, 2012, 06:31

      Just because your story of reality is compelling to you, it doesn't mean it's more accurate than somebody else's.

    • You Can Make it Easy or Difficult by: Merci Gracia

      October 8, 2012, 01:01

      The quality of your life is determined by your beliefs. If you believe it's difficult, it is, if you believe it's supportive, it is.

    • Your Beliefs Create Your Reality by: Merci Gracia

      September 30, 2012, 01:01

      Your beliefs determine what you see and the way you see it. You're living in your own belief created reality. Drop those that restrict your growth and keep…

    • Your Brain's Plasticity by: Merci Gracia

      October 23, 2012, 01:01

      Brains are so capable of adapting to new circumstances that it may actually be impossible to know who's right and who's wrong. Imagine that.

    • 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.

    • You Aren't Good Enough by: Merci Gracia

      October 15, 2012, 01:01

      If you look deeply within you'll probably find that the feeling of not being good enough is the motivating force behind most of your actions.

    • Question Your Beliefs by: Merci Gracia

      November 8, 2012, 01:01

      Your view of reality is determined by your beliefs about what is possible, which is determined by what you've experienced or seen or heard.

    • 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?

    • The Magic in Life by: Merci Gracia

      December 30, 2012, 01:01

      When you stop believing your thoughts and pay attention to what's happening in the moment, the magic reveals itself and you find that everything is just fine.

    • The Biggest Limitation by: Merci Gracia

      February 22, 2013, 01:01

      Your belief about what you think is (im)possible may itself be your greatest limitation.

    • Measuring Your Worth by: Merci Gracia

      February 25, 2013, 01:01

      You are a limitless being capable of doing anything you set your mind to. Your worth can only be measured by YOU.

    • 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.

    • Make Room For Magic by: Merci Gracia

      February 21, 2013, 01:01

      No matter how much you know, your knowledge only begins to scratch the surface of what's going on. That's a great reason NOT to act like a know it all.

    • Life Is What You Make It by: Merci Gracia

      March 29, 2013, 01:01

      Your belief system determines how you experience life. Look for the beliefs you have about yourself that make you play small. You are powerful. Claim it.

    • The Magic Ingredient by: Merci Gracia

      April 12, 2013, 01:01

      The missing magical ingredient in manifesting the life of your dreams is unadulterated belief. Develop it in stages along with taking appropriate action.

    • When Your Body Speaks, Listen by: Merci Gracia

      April 16, 2013, 01:01

      Since most of your behavior is propelled by your subconscious mind, you might not be aware of your thoughts, beliefs and actions that don't benefit your body.

    • The Difference Between Try and Do by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2013, 01:01

      When you totally commit to something, it isn't a question of whether you can do it, but rather when you will.

    • You're Already a Believer by: Merci Gracia

      June 2, 2013, 01:01

      Whatever you believe in determines the quality of your experience of life. Why not choose ones that make you happy?

    • Gradual Awakening by: Merci Gracia

      May 17, 2013, 01:01

      Questioning the validity of your thoughts loosens the spell they have over you and awakens your inner sage enabling you to see through the veil of illusion.

    • Change Your Thinking by: Merci Gracia

      April 28, 2013, 01:01

      Trying to change others in order to feel better is futile, since it's not them that's making you unhappy, it's your thinking.

    • Your Emotional Environment by: Merci Gracia

      May 31, 2013, 01:01

      The emotional environment that you live in is created from the amalgamation of your unconscious conditioning, belief system, and habitual thought patterns.

    • The Most Important Moment--NOW by: Merci Gracia

      June 9, 2013, 01:01

      In every moment you have the choice of whining about your circumstances or facing them head on and taking care of business.

    • Believe In Well-Being by: Merci Gracia

      June 13, 2013, 01:01

      You have a choice to see the negative, the positive or just the simple is-ness of life. That choice has a huge effect on the way you feel. Choose consciously.

    • It's Your Story by: Merci Gracia

      June 27, 2013, 01:01

      You live in the story of the world that you tell yourself. The quality of your life depends on the kind of story you tell yourself.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Shakespeare's Message for You by: Merci Gracia

      August 9, 2013, 01:01

      Everything can be seen as either good or bad depending on how you look at it. If your view doesn't feel good, try the other side on for a balanced view.

    • 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.

    • Stages of Consciousness by: Merci Gracia

      October 12, 2013, 01:01

      The more consciously evolved you are, the more you understand varying viewpoints because each level of consciousness expands and includes the previous level.

    • Believe by: Merci Gracia

      October 20, 2013, 01:01

      Everybody thinks their beliefs about the world are true but the truth is, nobody has a completely accurate understanding of the world.

    • Stop 'Should-ing' On Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      January 25, 2014, 01:01

      When you should on yourself, it's like proclaiming that you know what's best for the Universe. Kinda silly, really.

    • Believe It to See It by: Merci Gracia

      February 26, 2014, 01:01

      What you see is what you believe and seek out. Your unconscious conditioning causes you to look for and interpret everything to fit what you believe is true.

    • Free Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      February 18, 2014, 01:01

      Become conscious of your mental agitations and put them through an honest inquiry. It could lead to something good like feeling loose, natural and relaxed.

    • Let Go of Limitations  by: Merci Gracia

      March 31, 2014, 01:01

      Let your self-limiting beliefs die and infuse your goals and dreams with so much energy and intention that you feel they've already happened.

    • It's All You by: Merci Gracia

      June 29, 2014, 01:01

      It's your own thinking and never anything on the outside that causes you to feel good or bad. Attributing cause outward causes you to give your power away.

    • Go Beyond Hope by: Merci Gracia

      December 10, 2014, 01:01

      Don't just hope, believe in yourself and trust that life wants you to have what you want. Your desires are calling you to a higher level of evolution.

    • No Excuses by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2015, 01:01

      Change is required from within, not without. When you stop making excuses, and start believing in yourself, you open up a channel for success to flow in.

    • Cognitive Bias by: Merci Gracia

      January 8, 2016, 01:01

      Confirmation bias demonstrates the fact that humans look for and weight disproportionately any information that confirms their beliefs.

    • Open Minds = Happy Minds by: Merci Gracia

      January 17, 2016, 01:01

      When you open your mind to new ideas, you broaden your horizons, expand your awareness and become happier.

    • Beliefs by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2016, 01:01

      Believing something doesn't make it true, just as reading information that resonates with our own beliefs doesn't mean it's accurate.

    • Get Conscious and Feel Good by: Merci Gracia

      August 19, 2016, 01:01

      The strength of our attachment to being right and the feelings of disharmony can function as a signal telling us which unconscious beliefs aren't serving us.

    • The Ultimate Objective by: Merci Gracia

      March 21, 2017, 01:01

      Every belief system in the world has the same ultimate objective of making you feel good. Sometimes it's in this life, sometimes in the next.

    • What Is a Belief? by: Merci Gracia

      April 30, 2017, 01:01

      Beliefs are powerful focusers of your energy. That's why it's so important to investigate the ones that make you suffer and drop them if they're not true.

    • Beliefs Can Block Happiness by: Merci Gracia

      July 11, 2017, 01:01

      If a belief makes us unhappy and we can't prove it's true, the best thing we can do is drop it.

    • Our Programming Is Limited by: Merci Gracia

      August 9, 2017, 01:01

      Letting go of beliefs is refreshing and causes big openings in our hearts and minds.

    • Question All Beliefs by: Merci Gracia

      September 25, 2017, 01:01

      Understanding the power of your beliefs can help you see the wisdom in taking the time to dissolve the ones that are limiting you.

    • Real for You by: Merci Gracia

      December 23, 2017, 01:01

      I am as thoughtful about what I believe as I am about what I do since it has as big an impact on my life experience.

    • Finding Meaning by: Merci Gracia

      March 7, 2018, 01:01

      Nothing is as satisfying as being fully present in this moment.

    • Guesswork by: Merci Gracia

      December 28, 2018, 01:01

      I am willing to adapt my beliefs as I learn new information.

    • Beneficial Beliefs by: Merci Gracia

      May 28, 2019, 01:01

      We make choices every day based on information we just assume is true. We unconsciously hold beliefs about life and our own strengths and limitations. Some…

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

      June 30, 2019, 01:01

      Our beliefs determine our quality and satisfaction with life.

    • The Logic of Detachment by: Merci Gracia

      July 18, 2019, 01:01

      I don't know if my opinions and beliefs are correct so I seek to be present without attachment.

  • Category: Believe in yourself  (7)
    • Believe In Yourself by: Merci Gracia

      March 17, 2014, 01:01

      The Universe doesn't always deliver exactly as you picture things, but it does always give you what matches the quality of your thoughts. Think good ones.

    • You Can't Be Perfect for Others by: Merci Gracia

      October 18, 2014, 01:01

      You're the perfect expression of you in order to learn and grow just right. When you let go of this erroneous idea, you're free to be your glorious self.

    • Mind Makes Matter! by: Merci Gracia

      November 6, 2014, 01:01

      If you don't risk making some mistakes, you won't learn and grow much. Successful people make plenty of them. Go for it and accept yourself no matter what.

    • No Excuses by: Merci Gracia

      July 6, 2015, 01:01

      Change is required from within, not without. When you stop making excuses, and start believing in yourself, you open up a channel for success to flow in.

    • The Only Approval that Matters by: Merci Gracia

      October 18, 2017, 01:01

      Acknowledgement and admiration can pour in from millions and it won't be enough until you recognize and feel your own self-worth.

    • 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.

    • How to Do Our Best by: Merci Gracia

      August 6, 2019, 01:01

      We can only do what we feel is right in the moment. Hindsight is merely a teacher.

  • Category: Blame  (3)
    • Blame Weakens  by: Merci Gracia

      September 24, 2014, 01:01

      Blame prevents you from seeing your role in creating the situation you're in. If you had no part in creating the context, you're a victim.

    • Evolving without Blame by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2016, 01:01

      When you evaluate your past without blaming yourself, you calmly make edits without feeling bad and you evolve.

    • Depersonalize It by: Merci Gracia

      January 16, 2018, 01:01

      When someone has a reaction and blames you, remembering that it's not about you gives you the space to hear their concerns.

  • Category: Boundaries  (27)

    Just as discipline gives you freedom by allowing you to be more skilled and effective, well established boundaries provide the guide posts necessary to have…

    • Love 'Em and Leave 'Em by: Merci Gracia

      May 5, 2011, 02:02

      Identify toxic people and situations in your life. Love them for what they teach you and leave them alone. Love em and leave em.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Misdirected Anger by: Merci Gracia

      January 5, 2012, 02:02

      When you get angry at someone, it's usually not what they did or didn't do that causes the problem for you, but the way you reacted or handled it.

    • Boundaries with Love by: Merci Gracia

      March 24, 2012, 02:02

      Setting boundaries and offering consequences to friends and family members who behave in ways that deplete your energy is healthy.

    • Setting Boundaries by: Merci Gracia

      March 8, 2012, 02:02

      While others are entitled to act any way they want, you have the right to choose who you want to play with. Pick a winning team.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • Knowing When to Help by: Merci Gracia

      April 15, 2013, 01:01

      It's loving to want to be there for someone, however there are situations where your assistance doesn't actually help. Hitting bottom might be best for…

    • Don't Confuse the Actor With the Act by: Merci Gracia

      December 3, 2013, 01:01

      When you separate people's behavior from who they are, you can establish boundaries with kindness. When they feel your compassion, they'll be less defensive.

    • Don't Do Shame  by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2014, 01:01

      Accountability and consequences are necessary but shame is damaging. To create positive, healing change, respond in alignment with the change you'd like to see.

    • It's Not Personal by: Merci Gracia

      October 10, 2014, 01:01

      When you feel slighted, criticized, cheated or abused, don't hurt yourself by taking it personally. Neutralize it. Anyone who behaves this way has problems.

    • Boundaries Set You Free by: Merci Gracia

      February 24, 2015, 01:01

      Setting boundaries helps you to create the life you want.

    • How to Set Boundaries by: Merci Gracia

      October 21, 2015, 01:01

      It's okay to let people know what does and doesn't work for you. Just don't make blame, shame and guilt them.

    • The Power of No by: Merci Gracia

      October 25, 2015, 01:01

      Getting clear about what you don't want creates a clear path to what you do want. Knowing your No's clears the way to Yes.

    • No Excuses by: Merci Gracia

      December 27, 2015, 01:01

      Next time you don't want to do something, try politely saying 'no' without making any excuses. It helps you own your power.

    • Limits Liberate You by: Merci Gracia

      March 28, 2016, 01:01

      Don't be afraid to set limits. It's how you fill your life with what makes you happy.

    • Gate Keeper by: Merci Gracia

      August 22, 2016, 01:01

      The more you create good boundaries in your life, the more you create the kind of life with the kind of people you want.

    • Boundary Setting by: Merci Gracia

      October 4, 2016, 01:01

      Setting boundaries with kindness is the way we create relationships and a life we appreciate.

    • Saying No by: Merci Gracia

      January 10, 2017, 01:01

      Saying no to the stuff you don't want in your life is how you create the life you want.

    • Boundaries and Limits by: Merci Gracia

      February 17, 2017, 01:01

      Saying no to what we don't want and yes to what we do is powerfully beneficial to attaining happiness.

    • Boundaries & Responsibility by: Merci Gracia

      August 3, 2017, 01:01

      Having compassion for others' dysfunction allows me to set boundaries with balance.

    • Boundaries, Not Blame by: Merci Gracia

      August 31, 2017, 01:01

      When I set boundaries, my life transforms in the way I desire.

    • Tolerance with Boundaries by: Merci Gracia

      March 20, 2018, 01:01

      Remembering that everyone is doing their best, helps me set boundaries with kindness.

    • Boundaries and Acceptance by: Merci Gracia

      December 10, 2018, 01:01

      Emotional health requires a balance between setting boundaries and accepting what is.

  • Category: Challenges  (30)
    • The Gift of Challenges by: Merci Gracia

      May 29, 2012, 01:01

      Never think that you aren't up for the challenges that life brings. Each one is a pull from your future-self drawing you up the evolutionary ladder.

    • Failure Facilitates Success by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2012, 01:01

      A timeless truth understood by successful people throughout the ages is that a willingness to fail can be the most important ingredient to ensure success.

    • Open and Receive Your Gifts by: Merci Gracia

      June 11, 2012, 01:01

      When you're given a challenge, don't immediately try to heal it, solve it or get rid of it. It's come for a reason. Find out what you can learn before you go…

    • 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.

    • Life is Like Baseball by: Merci Gracia

      September 16, 2012, 01:01

      Life will through all kinds of pitches at you, but remembering how fortunate you are just to play will keep you healthy and happy.

    • It's All For Your Evolution by: Merci Gracia

      December 7, 2012, 01:01

      Life will give you whatever experience you need for the evolution of your consciousness. Open, look life straight in the face and evolve your consciousness.

    • Embrace All of Life by: Merci Gracia

      December 6, 2012, 02:01

      If you're wondering why something is happening to you, trust that it's exactly what needs to be happening for you to evolve consciously and live more fully.

    • Compassion Is Key by: Merci Gracia

      January 8, 2013, 01:01

      When you come from the understanding that life presents you with what you need to expand your consciousness, your response can create enormous growth.

    • 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.

    • Look for Opportunities by: Merci Gracia

      March 27, 2013, 01:01

      When life presents challenges, you can resist and torture yourself with fear stories, or you can welcome them as opportunities for personal growth.

    • Grist Is Good for You by: Merci Gracia

      April 18, 2013, 01:01

      When life seems a little too difficult, remember it's the grist that makes the pearl. Do like the oyster with the grain of sand, make pearls out of irritation.

    • The Difference Between Try and Do by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2013, 01:01

      When you totally commit to something, it isn't a question of whether you can do it, but rather when you will.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • When You're Angry by: Merci Gracia

      August 16, 2013, 01:01

      When you're angry or suffering, remember that even the worst experiences help you to grow and evolve.

    • You Have Choices by: Merci Gracia

      September 27, 2013, 01:01

      Every moment of your life provides you with the opportunity to step up and accept the challenge or shrink away and feel bad. It's your choice.

    • Dealing with Mistakes by: Merci Gracia

      October 7, 2013, 01:01

      If you meet challenges with the right frame of mind, they can help you consciously evolve. Will you respond with shame or curiosity?

    • There's No Refuge From Growth by: Merci Gracia

      December 23, 2013, 01:01

      Life is full of tests that inevitably result in your growth. Your goal is to embrace it all in joy.

    • Don't Give Up by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2014, 01:01

      Imagine your desired results. Since you can never foresee all the obstacles you'll encounter along the path, think of each road block as part of the puzzle.

    • Don't Worry by: Merci Gracia

      October 21, 2014, 01:01

      When circumstances aren't in alignment with your preferences, after the initial disappointment, turn it around and look for how the situation serves you.

    • Stressed? Turn It Around by: Merci Gracia

      April 19, 2015, 01:01

      When you look at challenges as opportunities to function on a higher level, you transform stress into a positive anticipation.

    • Risk It! by: Merci Gracia

      July 26, 2015, 01:01

      If you want to expand your horizons, yo have to take a risk. But growing yourself and evolving is always worth it. What other game is there?

    • Challenges Signal Growth by: Merci Gracia

      September 8, 2015, 01:01

      When we accept challenges as necessary gateways to growth, we understand their temporariness and look for the lesson.

    • Challenges Strengthen You by: Merci Gracia

      August 16, 2016, 01:01

      Without challenges, you'd have little motivation to expand and grow. That's why so many people look at the most difficult periods of their lives and acknowledge…

    • Awareness and Opportunity by: Merci Gracia

      September 11, 2017, 01:01

      When we categorize every opportunity as a learning experience we benefit from all life has to offer.

    • Life Loves Growth by: Merci Gracia

      May 20, 2018, 01:01

      As long as I'm proactively growing, life guides me sweetly.

    • Energy Mastery by: Merci Gracia

      July 28, 2018, 01:01

      When I handle challenges without getting dragged down energetically, I open to more opportunity and abundance.

    • Peace Is Outside Our Comfort Zone by: Merci Gracia

      August 20, 2018, 01:01

      I welcome challenges as opportunities to expand my ability to be joyful in all circumstances.

    • Life Works Out by: Merci Gracia

      December 22, 2018, 01:01

      Every challenge in life supports my personal growth.

    • Challenges Are Opportunities by: Merci Gracia

      February 8, 2019, 01:01

      Personal growth and healing are made possible by challenging situations

  • Category: Change  (112)

    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…

    • 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…

    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • Out of the Box by: Merci Gracia

      May 7, 2011, 02:02

      Shift your focus from the problem to the outcome you desire.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Initiating Change by: Merci Gracia

      January 6, 2019, 01:01

      I change my experience of life by changing my habits.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Seeds of Change by: Merci Gracia

      April 17, 2019, 01:01

      Painful experiences are often the catalysts that help us grow and evolve.

    • Don't Believe It by: Merci Gracia

      June 12, 2019, 01:01

      We create our experience of life every moment by our thoughts and interpretations.

  • Category: Choices  (69)

    You are in charge of your life. You have the opportunity to choose how you will interpret every situation and react to every circumstance. The fact that…

    • Intention and Commitment by: Merci Gracia

      October 16, 2011, 02:02

      Formulate a clear intention and then commit to it. That's all it takes. Your commitment will have you making all the right choices and decisions.

    • Choose What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      October 27, 2011, 02:02

      Words are creative. Notice when you say, "I want" and change it to "I choose." Wanting suggests lack. Choosing is active, decisive, and effective.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Stories That Hurt by: Merci Gracia

      May 23, 2012, 01:01

      You narrate your life moment by moment, creating your experience. If your narration is causing you pain, remember you really do have the choice to change it.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • Trash or Treasure? by: Merci Gracia

      July 11, 2012, 01:01

      Everything has at least two sides. Your proclivity toward telling a negative or positive version of your story is a choice that creates a certain vibration.

    • Accept Life As It Shows Up by: Merci Gracia

      June 19, 2012, 01:01

      If you could be grateful, accepting life as it is with no need to change anything, you'd experience a vibrational shift, radically change your life.

    • Don't Solve Your Problems by: Merci Gracia

      July 21, 2012, 01:01

      Some look at life as one problem after another to solve. Imagine the difference it would make if you saw it as one gift after another to experience.

    • 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.

    • Ignorance, Not Evil  by: Merci Gracia

      September 1, 2012, 01:01

      Every, single thing that's led up to this moment in somebody's life has influenced they way they behave. If you were them, you'd act the same way.

    • Frequency Tuning by: Merci Gracia

      October 31, 2012, 01:01

      Your thoughts create your emotions which create your frequency. if you want to feel better, you have complete free will to think thoughts of gratitude.

    • Overcoming Defensiveness by: Merci Gracia

      October 27, 2012, 01:01

      Imagine that comments, criticism and condemnation just passes right through you. If you don't receive it, it can't land on you.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • Question Your Beliefs by: Merci Gracia

      November 8, 2012, 01:01

      Your view of reality is determined by your beliefs about what is possible, which is determined by what you've experienced or seen or heard.

    • 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!

    • 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…

    • How You See Your Cup Matters by: Merci Gracia

      December 18, 2012, 01:01

      It's not how full the cup is, but how you're perception of it makes you feel.

    • 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.

    • State of Mind by: Merci Gracia

      January 9, 2013, 01:01

      The only environment that you have complete control over is the one that is the biggest determiner of your happiness.

    • 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 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.

    • Quantum Leap the Quality of Your Life  by: Merci Gracia

      March 14, 2013, 01:01

      If you'd like a major positive shift in the quality of your life, let go of victim consciousness and take full responsibility for the way you feel.

    • Judgments Hurt You by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2013, 01:01

      It's possible to find something wrong or right with just about anything. The effects of habitual fault finding are harmful to your self-esteem.

    • 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."

    • Tune Your Instrument by: Merci Gracia

      May 15, 2013, 01:01

      You broadcast a vibration to the world that is created by the thoughts you think.

    • You're Already a Believer by: Merci Gracia

      June 2, 2013, 01:01

      Whatever you believe in determines the quality of your experience of life. Why not choose ones that make you happy?

    • For Your Greatest Good by: Merci Gracia

      May 24, 2013, 01:01

      When you choose to look for how each moment holds the key for your higher consciousness and well-being, your intention awakens you to it.

    • 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.

    • Discern, Don't Condem by: Merci Gracia

      August 19, 2013, 01:01

      Condemning others for making different choices than you is like putting your vibration through a negativity wash. Make your choices and let others make theirs.

    • Holding Contradictions by: Merci Gracia

      September 13, 2013, 01:01

      When you acknowledge that your way isn't the only way, you open your mind opens, your heart opens and your life opens.

    • Your Inalienable Choice by: Merci Gracia

      November 1, 2013, 22:02

      If you choose to approach life as a student, everything experience you have is an opportunity to learn.

    • Build Your Joy Field by: Merci Gracia

      November 24, 2013, 01:01

      You get to choose what kind of psychological and emotional context you live in. Fill yours with joy by being kind, accepting and humble.

    • Self-Created World by: Merci Gracia

      March 7, 2014, 01:01

      You are free to create your experience of life in every moment. This is your freedom.

    • The Power of Your Mind by: Merci Gracia

      October 20, 2014, 01:01

      The world you inhabit is a product of your mind. Your experience of life flows directly from the world you create in your mind.

    • All You Need by: Merci Gracia

      October 23, 2014, 01:01

      Happiness comes from a decision. It's a choice to open to and accept this moment. Lean into it.

    • What Are You Consenting to? by: Merci Gracia

      December 17, 2014, 01:01

      When you realize that how your life is manifesting is largely the result of the choices you make, you understand you've consented to your life as it is.

    • Create the Right Grooves by: Merci Gracia

      January 20, 2015, 01:01

      Create new grooves in your mind and your life by not getting triggered by others' unsatisfactory behavior and actively practicing gratitude.

    • Fact or Fiction by: Merci Gracia

      August 17, 2015, 01:01

      It is your freedom as a human being to choose how to react and feel from any situation. You could choose to be happy no matter what.

    • Does it Really Matter? by: Merci Gracia

      October 19, 2015, 01:01

      When we learn not to be irritated by insignificant events, we free up emotional energy to be at peace in this moment.

    • Choose Your Friends Wisely by: Merci Gracia

      November 11, 2015, 01:01

      You can't necessarily control what happens in the world, but you CAN control how you think about it and who you experience it with.

    • Just Choose by: Merci Gracia

      December 1, 2016, 01:01

      Non-action keeps you stuck and wondering, whereas the act of choosing reveals quickly how you feel about the choice you made.

    • The Choice Is Yours by: Merci Gracia

      April 5, 2017, 01:01

      Your ultimate power is the ability to choose how to interpret and frame the events of your life. Will you be a student or a victim?

    • Emotional Equilibrium by: Merci Gracia

      May 29, 2018, 01:01

      I practice taking nothing personally and letting go.

    • Live and Let Live by: Merci Gracia

      December 29, 2018, 01:01

      Even when I cannot fathom another person's reasons for believing what they do, their perspective is valid.

  • Category: Co-dependence  (3)
    • Own Your Wholeness by: Merci Gracia

      February 1, 2016, 01:01

      Being 'completed' by another person creates resentment. Become whole yourself by developing what you feel you lack and your relationship will rock.

    • Don't Be a Confidant for Complaints by: Merci Gracia

      July 31, 2017, 01:01

      I support positivity in myself and the world when I don't make myself available for their complaints.

    • Co-dependency by: Merci Gracia

      March 3, 2018, 01:01

      The health of all my relationships begins with my own level of self-love and self-reliance.

  • Category: Commitment  (22)
    • Intention and Commitment by: Merci Gracia

      October 16, 2011, 02:02

      Formulate a clear intention and then commit to it. That's all it takes. Your commitment will have you making all the right choices and decisions.

    • Choose What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      October 27, 2011, 02:02

      Words are creative. Notice when you say, "I want" and change it to "I choose." Wanting suggests lack. Choosing is active, decisive, and effective.

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • First True Love by: Merci Gracia

      November 10, 2012, 01:01

      If you're having difficulties, the problem can be found by looking at the relationship you have with you. When you truly love and accept yourself, life flows…

    • Make the Universe Conspire with You in 2013 by: Merci Gracia

      January 1, 2013, 01:01

      making a commitment can seem scarey, but not committing is the main cause of failure with any venture, whether in business or romance. Feel the fear then do it.

    • 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.

    • Commitment Is Key by: Merci Gracia

      January 28, 2013, 01:01

      ?Making a commitment to hang in there when the going gets tough is the only way to develop mastery, depth and true meaning in your life.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • The Difference Between Try and Do by: Merci Gracia

      May 13, 2013, 01:01

      When you totally commit to something, it isn't a question of whether you can do it, but rather when you will.

    • Grow From Your Mistakes by: Merci Gracia

      May 23, 2013, 01:01

      Having an mean inner task master can keep you stuck. If you don't feel like you're growing as much as you'd like, listen to your inner self-talk.

    • Become a Master! by: Merci Gracia

      September 1, 2013, 01:01

      Becoming good at something requires a certain amount of effort, nearly everyday.

    • How to Develop a Daily Practice by: Merci Gracia

      October 18, 2013, 01:01

      How do you get a big job done? Break it into small pieces and work on it every day.

    • Truth About Betrayal by: Merci Gracia

      November 19, 2013, 01:01

      Anyone who doesn't keep their word or honor their commitment is suffering emotionally, controlled by their impulses, unable to think clearly or act rationally.

    • Comfort Zone Trap by: Merci Gracia

      October 31, 2015, 01:01

      When you commit to expanding your self-awareness in order to align with our authentic self, life will support you.

    • Internal Calm in the Storm by: Merci Gracia

      November 4, 2016, 01:01

      The way you remain peaceful in tumultuous outer circumstances is by developing inner peace.

    • The Integrity of Your Word by: Merci Gracia

      March 16, 2017, 01:01

      Making plans with others then canceling when the day comes because your mood is different conveys that you don't value their time or your own word.

    • It's How You Hold It by: Merci Gracia

      April 18, 2017, 01:01

      Having confidence in yourself that you will do your best AND be able to accept whatever results show up is the secret to putting anxiety to rest.

    • Strength in Adversity by: Merci Gracia

      May 20, 2017, 01:01

      Committing to follow through no matter how much adversity you face results in rapid growth and massive expansion of your life.

  • Category: Communicate lovingly  (26)
    • Choose Your Words With Love by: Merci Gracia

      December 22, 2013, 01:01

      Your verbal communication has the power to uplift or tear down. Use that power to do for others what you'd like done for you. Use words you'd like to hear.

    • Don't Do Shame  by: Merci Gracia

      July 15, 2014, 01:01

      Accountability and consequences are necessary but shame is damaging. To create positive, healing change, respond in alignment with the change you'd like to see.

    • Communicate Lovingly by: Merci Gracia

      November 7, 2014, 01:01

      Becoming conscious of your self-talk and making a sincere effort to always be loving to yourself is usually all that's necessary to experience peace in your…

    • The Truth About Lying by: Merci Gracia

      November 11, 2014, 01:01

      When someone lies to you, don't take it personally. It's not about you, but their own lack of self-love and acceptance. Set boundaries with compassion.

    • Think Before You Speak by: Merci Gracia

      March 17, 2015, 01:01

      The way we say something is as important as what we say. We can save energy and hurt feelings by choosing words consciously and caring about how they land.

    • Our Words Matter by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2015, 01:01

      The way we speak affects the quality of our interactions. It takes work to stay conscious of how our words affect one another but the effort is worth it.

    • Honesty without Blame by: Merci Gracia

      October 30, 2015, 01:01

      It can be uncomfortable to express yourself when something hurts your feelings or angers you, pretending otherwise doesn't serve you or your relationships.

    • The Power of Communication by: Merci Gracia

      April 30, 2016, 01:01

      When an uncomfortable issue arises, whether business or personal, reaching out to show you care about the connection makes a huge difference in the outcome.

    • Differences Drive Growth by: Merci Gracia

      May 19, 2016, 01:01

      When you're able to avoid taking others opinions personally, even their unfavorable remarks won't trigger you into weaving a negative story about them.

    • Enlightened Communication by: Merci Gracia

      May 24, 2016, 01:01

      When you express yourself lovingly and avoid blame shame and guilt you're far more likely to successfully communicate with others.

    • Effective Communication by: Merci Gracia

      June 5, 2016, 01:01

      It's important to let someone know how you feel about their behavior so they're aware. Doing it lovingly with respect just might make them want to change it.

    • Understanding Breeds Compassion by: Merci Gracia

      November 30, 2016, 01:01

      When someone doesn't share the same point of view on an issue, it's important to remember that our unconscious conditioning make us actually see differently.

    • What You Don't Know by: Merci Gracia

      October 8, 2017, 01:01

      You can never really know the reason why others behave as they do. If you had the exact programming and experience, you'd behave just as they do.

    • How to Communicate Effectively by: Merci Gracia

      March 26, 2018, 01:01

      Remembering my connection to all sentient beings helps me communicate more lovingly

    • Tiffs, Squabbles and Fights by: Merci Gracia

      May 17, 2018, 01:01

      In all disharmony, I shift from head to heart by moving from blame to empathy.

    • Feelings Aren't Truth by: Merci Gracia

      August 14, 2018, 01:01

      I remember my feelings are just my feelings and I express them lovingly, rather than blame or shame.

    • Ask for What You Want by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2018, 01:01

      Clear and honest communication results in clean and healthy relationships

    • Avoiding Defensiveness by: Merci Gracia

      October 11, 2018, 01:01

      I always have a choice of responding consciously rather reacting automatically.

    • Neutralizing Bad Behavior by: Merci Gracia

      October 17, 2018, 01:01

      Kindness neutralizes bad behavior.

    • Communication by: Merci Gracia

      November 1, 2018, 01:01

      I always ask for clarification when I'm tempted to react negatively.

    • Imagine by: Merci Gracia

      December 16, 2018, 01:01

      Remembering we're all one helps me treat others as I do myself.

    • Dangers of Stuffing by: Merci Gracia

      December 26, 2018, 01:01

      I communicate my feelings as soon as possible and with kindness.

    • Communicate by: Merci Gracia

      April 30, 2019, 01:01

      No matter how difficult, expressing our feelings is usually worth the discomfort.

    • Our Contribution by: Merci Gracia

      June 8, 2019, 01:01

      I infused my interactions with kindness and goodwill.

    • Our Illusion of Separateness by: Merci Gracia

      June 13, 2019, 01:01

      We are all individual expressions of the same one force.

    • Honey Vs. Vinegar by: Merci Gracia

      June 18, 2019, 01:01

      Remembering that everyone has a right to their own way of doing things, helps us express better.

  • Category: Comparison  (2)
    • It Doesn't Matter by: Merci Gracia

      April 24, 2019, 01:01

      Comparing myself with others is illogical and ultimately leads to dissatisfaction because no two people are the same.

    • Free from Comparison by: Merci Gracia

      June 4, 2019, 01:01

      Most of us are taught from a young age to evaluate our performance in relation to others. When we excel, this comparison normally causes a sense of superiority…

  • Category: Compassion  (81)

    Compassion naturally arises when you realize that nobody is directing behavior “at” you. Each human being is doing the best they can to lead a…

    • 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.

    • Love Radiation by: Merci Gracia

      March 19, 2011, 04:04

      Suffering with others helps no one. Radiate love and compassion instead.

    • Be Considerate by: Merci Gracia

      March 13, 2011, 04:04

      It's worth the effort to consider the feelings of others and be kind.

    • Try a Little Love by: Merci Gracia

      January 19, 2011, 06:46

      If you have a little disharmony with a family member, friend, co-worker or even a politician, imagine sending them understanding, compassion, and love.…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • The Helpful Reflection by: Merci Gracia

      March 4, 2011, 04:04

      If someone says or does something that hurts your feelings, ask yourself if you may have inadvertently been on the other end of such a faux pas. If nothing…

    • 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…

    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • Nobody's Infallable by: Merci Gracia

      April 11, 2011, 02:02

      Sometimes admitting that you're wrong opens doors, softens stances and enhances credibility

    • True Love by: Merci Gracia

      April 26, 2011, 02:02

      True love means acting with love toward someone else, even when it's hard on you.

    • 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 Who You Are by: Merci Gracia

      June 22, 2011, 02:02

      When you're the kind of person you want for a best friend, you take even the greatest challenges in stride. Self love makes you centered.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Compassion Nourishes by: Merci Gracia

      June 30, 2011, 02:02

      Compassion for others affects you the most because compassion feels better than judgment. It's okay to exercise discernment, but...Call off the constant critic.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Kindness Pays Off by: Merci Gracia

      September 19, 2011, 02:02

      When you are kind to yourself you'll be more accepting of others.

    • 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.

    • Cheap Thrills by: Merci Gracia

      September 28, 2011, 02:02

      Judgments make you feel temporarily superior, but before you know what hit you, the judgment boomerangs back at you.

    • Gifts For You by: Merci Gracia

      October 13, 2011, 02:02

      Every person you know has something to give you. Whether it's laughter or the opportunity to forgive, each is equally important. Accept it with love.

    • 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.

    • No Yin Without Yang by: Merci Gracia

      October 26, 2011, 02:02

      All in the external world is neutral until you perceive it otherwise. If your interpretation lacks love or compassion, you aren't seeing clearly.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • The Naked Truth by: Merci Gracia

      December 25, 2011, 02:02

      Maintaining a grievance about something is self-sabotage that keeps you separate from peace. It's difficult to hold a grudge when you realize this.

    • Turn It Around by: Merci Gracia

      December 31, 2011, 02:02

      If someone's behavior is bugging you, consider the possibility that you behave similarly and are projecting your lack of self-acceptance onto them.

    • Exemplary Kindness by: Merci Gracia

      January 30, 2012, 02:02

      When you anticipate the best from people, they'll satisfy your expectations.

    • Hold the Space by: Merci Gracia

      February 16, 2012, 02:02

      When you engage in drama, you fan the flames of conflict. Accepting that this person just needs to create drama will diffuse the energy.

    • 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 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.

    • 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 Judgments Inform You by: Merci Gracia

      April 27, 2012, 01:01

      The more you love yourself, the more you look with compassion on the shortcomings of others. Your judgments of them show you where you judge yourself.

    • Self-Love is the Solution by: Merci Gracia

      June 3, 2012, 01:01

      How you see the world is a reflection of how you feel about yourself. When you love yourself, you see the others through the eyes of love and compassion.

    • The Gift in Your Judgments