Don’t Stand by the Wayside

Justice 5/15/2019: Don’t Stand by the Wayside And you can also commit injustice by doing nothing. -Marcus Aurelius Nothing is not an option for the just man. Standing by the wayside saying your hands are clean of evil is not an option when an injustice is being done in your presence. To do nothing is […]

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Automating Toward Success

Temperance 5/14/2019: Automating Toward Success The right habits will make the individual incredibly disciplined. It will put you on auto-pilot towards your desired destination. Like a direct deposit into your retirement plan, you won’t have to think about it. You just do it. What can you do to optimize your routine? Is it moving your […]

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Prudence 5/13/2019: What Are You Pursuing?

I remember when I was younger, how I pursued worthless things. I wanted things at the present moment, because they were pleasing to the senses. They were things that I didn’t think I could live without, things that once possessed became meaningless. I wasn’t careful with money. I wasn’t careful with time. I lived in […]

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Charity 5/12/2019: Smile

I often have to remind myself to smile. I get lost in my head, lost in my own thoughts. When people see me, they think I am upset. It isn’t the case, but it is their perception. When I think about it and put that smile on my face, things change. Others light up. They […]

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Hope 5/11/2019: Into the Light

We must remain hopeful even in the darkest of times. This is when the real test comes and we begin to change into our future selves. Here is where we find our mettle. Here, where we evolve. Think back to the darkest moments of the past. You survived. You became stronger. You saw the light […]

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Faith 5/10/2019: Prepare for What May Come (pt. 2)

An unexpected continuation to yesterday’s post: What we are able to do in the future in contingent upon the things we did in the past. What we do today affects what we are able to do tomorrow. Don’t let your opportunities go by because you failed in your training. You simply have to get after […]

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Courage 5/9/2019: Prepare for What May Come

I can’t count how many times it has happened in my own life. A chance to buy the “perfect” house, a great deal on a car, the awesome vacation. I couldn’t do it. I wasn’t prepared. I didn’t have the money. And those were just things. What about missed weddings, family reunions, job opportunities, and […]

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Justice 5/8/2019: Impeccable Conduct

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of gossip. -Richard Steele It can spread quickly and kill an honest person’s reputation. It is sad to see modern society embrace such tactics of destruction. Living in the late 1600’s, Richard Steele understood the power and speed of gossip. Imagine if he […]

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Temperance 5/7/2019: Action or Talk?

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. -Confucius I have noticed a strange phenomenon as I continue to work on my breathing while exercising. Concentrating on keeping my mouth and focusing on breathing only through my nose has made me more thoughtful. Is it the focus of the practice […]

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Prudence 5/6/2019: Don’t Fall Behind

The only cap to your ability to learn is the one you put on yourself. When we were kids we were always told, “We could be whatever we wanted to be; the sky was the limit.” For some reason as we got older, we forgot that childhood maxim and set a limit on what we […]

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