I would like to think that with all my years of teaching, I have become centered in my life. I believe my spirituality has grown immensely since I started on this journey.

Now the question becomes am I all that I can be. After reading Promise Yourself I feel like I have a ways to go. We can never settle, and say I have come far enough. I am still better than I used to be. Is this all you want for yourself.

I know for me it is not enough. I know that when I am feeling centered and doing what God or the universe wants, which is to see perfection in everything and to Love those I come in contact with. Then and only then do I feel whole and at peace.

Why would I want to give this feeling up. But I am not there as often as I would like. I do fall short occasionally. What about you.

Read this poem and see how it touches you. Meditate on it and see how it fits into your life. See if maybe you need to change a part of your life to become more of the person you would like to be.

Promise Yourself : by Christian D. Larson

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person

you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your

optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you

are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater

achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every

living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that

you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for

fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the

world, not in loud words but great deeds.

To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long

as you are true to the best that is in you.

From Your Forces and How to Use Them by Christian D. Larson

Also known as 'The Optimist Creed"

Christian D. Larson was born February 1,1874, died 1962. He was a wonderful spiritual teacher, who had a great influence on many people, including Ernest Holmes one of my Mentors.

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