February 28th, 2011

Okay, so you want to change some parts of your life but you don’t know where or how to start. This calls for a breakout. You need to breakout because you are in prison. It’s a prison that was created out of your beliefs and programming but the good news is that the keys to your cell are in your pocket, always were. Your cell is your day to day routine. You believe your routine to be fixed and inflexible and so you lock yourself into it. It is neither fixed nor inflexible. It’s your beliefs. You can do anything you want with them.

Okay, so that amazing realization gets you to unlock your cell but you are still in prison. Just because you have turned your day around doesn’t necessarily mean that you have turned your life around. This is where most people give up and lock themselves back inside their cell but not you! No sirree Bob, you are made of sterner stuff and you are going to change! First, you are going to have to find a way to get past the guards of doubt and the guards of old programs. Then, if you can get past the people you thought were friends but want you to stay in your cell which is actually quite similar to their cells, you are free.

The breakout plan goes like this; We plan what we want to change and we write it down. We shed all the things we have been wearing, old hurts, self criticism, belittling self talk, anger and jealousy. We will never get over the wall with that much weight. We put on a smile, fill ourselves with gratitude and drop the drama. No one will think it is us! The guards of doubt and old programs don’t even come close. When we get to the front door we fill our self with love and self assurance and we bolt for the wall of change.

That’s when we get our biggest surprise. The wall of change is only one foot high. See, if you believe you can change and you take action, change is easy.
Psssst! We breakout as soon as you are ready. Pass it on!

(c)2011 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride



February 21st, 2011

We wish for the day that we will be free of problems and yet no life at any time is free of problems. First, let us define a problem. A problem is a challenge. We are challenged by the problem’s irritating nature to do something about it. If the problem has a solution, we are challenged to find it and the seeking and soul searching begins (both of which add immeasurably to our growth and wisdom). If we find that the problem has no solution than it is not a problem at all but a fact and we are challenged to accept it as such(a process which will involve both humility and courage).

Anyone can see that a life that is devoid of growth, wisdom, humility and courage would be a poor excuse for a life. So, to wish or to pray for an elimination of problems in our life would be to wish or to pray for a greatly diminished life. What Heavenly being would be so cruel as to grant that wish?
The answer to happiness therefore does not reside in getting free of problems but to put them into a proper perspective. Your problems are a challenge, no more no less. Find out whether there is a solution or not and act accordingly. See your problems as gdirfatmsa (hint:remove the letters d-r-a-m-a  and it makes sense!).
This physical life has an expiration date and between now and then you get to be challenged and how you handle those challenges will determine your growth, your strength, your happiness and the happiness of everyone around you. Problem? Never had them! Challenges? I’ve had a few. Thank Heavens!!

(c)2011 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride



February 14th, 2011

When you are thirsty you have no problem getting a glass of water. When you are hungry you have no trouble getting a bite to eat but when you want love suddenly you are incapable of getting enough of it. It’s all about deserving. You believe that you are entitled to water or food when you have the need but somehow you are not entitled to as much love as you need. That is rubbish!! You are good to others, you are kind to others, you are loving to others and you deserve all that in return.

The only thing that is inhibiting your fulfillment of love is YOU! You need to be attractive! No, not on the outside, on the inside. Change your self talk. Your thoughts are what make you attractive! Lack and finding fault and self criticism are not attractive thoughts. It doesn’t matter whether you are young or old or male or female or rich or not so rich, your thoughts are what attracts love to you or repels it away from you.
It doesn’t matter whether there is no one in your life or you are surrounded by loving people. Love does not get inside you and fill you up unless it is attracted there and it is not attracted there until there is self love. It’s Valentine’s Day, love somebody special – YOU!!
(c)2011 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride