Finding Serenity

If you’ve read any of my books, you’ve read about the “Serenity Prayer.” This is a simple prayer, first used by Reinhold Niebuhr around 1934 and later given, by him, to Bill Wilson for use in Alcoholics Anonymous. This simple prayer became one of the “tools” that saved my life more than once when I was in the early days of my recovery and trying to piece my life back to together. I would recite it every day as a way to keep things in perspective and it has been a great help to me since. There are many times in our life when… Read more.

Wisdom is a gift gained from the past that serves as the foundation of our future. And, if you share it with others, you are helping them on their life’s journey as well.

Remembering What You’ve Learned

Do not wait to be extraordinary before you accomplish the extraordinary. The greatest lessons and wisdom that we receive in our lives can often come from those who did not know we were watching and listening. An elderly woman born in the late 1890s who was blind and in her 90s when I met her, told me that she understood what I was going through in my marriage because she had gone through the same 70 years prior… My mother, who shared her wisdom with me until the day she died, never knew that her wisdom would live on long… Read more.

Quiet your mind and listen to yourself at the deepest level possible. Then trust that what you hear reflects wisdom beyond your conscious mind.

7 Life Lessons To Light Your Path

The things I know for sure at this point are deceptively simple in mere words, but they are as follows: As you evolve, your world evolves – it all starts with your own development. Grow with every challenge to give you the opportunity for transformative healing. Align with what feels right; your spirit knows more than your conscious mind. Trust and let it grow you to match the infinite consciousness of your being. You are creating your reality; own what you’ve created so far to give yourself the permission and the power to create your new future. Be conscious in… Read more.

To enjoy intimacy in relationships, we must seek to Understand instead of insisting to be understood.
We take too many things for granted. When we start to question the things that are supposed to be true, whole new vistas of wisdom and joy open up before us.
The principles you put in place when sowing your seeds in life will determine the quality of the products you harvest.
The key to happiness isn’t material wealth, health, or even fulfilling relationships. The key to happiness is wisdom.
Wisdom is the skillful manipulation of information so that the outcome is well-being.

Become Aware of Your Real Wisdom

The real wisdom does not need words or explanation: it is silent. It is always inside of you, and you have to quiet your thoughts to hear it. You don’t even have to try to do anything special to hear The Wisdom. It is your essence; it is natural to you. It is who you are. You just need to be aware of who you really are. You already are everything you want to be. You are perfect, you are the Divine part of the Infinite Whole. Often you are not aware of it. Everything around you is perfect. All… Read more.

Solving the Mystery of Letting Go

Sometimes the greatest truths are laid right before our eyes, in the simplest of things, and yet we just can’t see them. Take for instance our own hands: what a miracle they are. If we consider for even a moment all they are capable of doing, it’s evident that a great wisdom sits hidden behind their incomparable design. But, with this thought in mind, permit me to add one other to help us see another part of their special purpose that lies “hidden” in plain sight. What good would our hands be to us or, for that matter, to the… Read more.

How to Find Wisdom

I have discovered that there are many bright minds in the world but few that consider themselves to be truly enlightened. Wisdom, it would seem, comes slowly and in bite-sized morsels such that it is almost specialized. Like a discipline, say physics or chemistry or literature, there are many who have a piece of the puzzle (perhaps). Integrating these pieces into one whole could arguably be said to be more difficult than finding that one universal general theory, theory of everything, that our scientists have sought since at least Einstein. What is a person to do then, without a guide… Read more.

Why You Were Born to Win!

You were born to win. Once you come to terms with that, the life you were meant to live will unfold before your eyes. You can achieve what you believe and the first place to start is conceiving it in your mind. Your thought pattern gives birth to the life you were destined to live. You get to decide how you are going to live out the rest of your life. You have been predestined for greatness and now is the time to go to the next level, leaving a legacy for those who come behind you. Every new thought… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Dr. Alex Lickerman

The key to happiness isn’t material wealth, health, or even fulfilling relationships. The key to happiness is wisdom. Wisdom is so powerful that it can even put a halt to suffering without changing the circumstances that cause it. Most of us deem a problem solved when it no longer confronts us, but from a Buddhist perspective a problem is solved when it no longer makes us suffer, our escaping or overcoming oppressive circumstances representing only one particular means to that end. Certainly it may be the means we most prefer, and in many cases what we need to do to be… Read more.

Share Your Wisdom With Graduates

Graduation is a rite of passage from one part of life to another and a time of celebration. It’s also a time for looking forward to creating a life for oneself and making some of the biggest changes in the 18 or so years of life experience. Most of you have already graduated from high school, and many from college. As a gift to my cousin and to my nephew, both of whom are graduating from high school this week, I’m asking for your help in compiling life advice to a graduate. What do you know now that you wish… Read more.