Do you live your life stimulated or do you trudge through life? Do you have plans and passion to drive you and stimulate you. Stimulate, according to Dictionary.com is to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on; incite. Most people have something that stimulates them. Life is a long search for that stimulation. Life is difficult, if not impossible, without stimulation. It’s hard to get a greyhound to race without giving it a rabbit to chase. I have never met anyone who couldn’t credit their success to the object of their stimulation. If people are not stimulated they are normally driven by the stimulation of others in accordance with their plans and dreams.
Even before I found recovery from my addictions, any success I had was founded on some sort of stimulation. I was always either being drawn through life with some form of stimulation or being chased from behind. We can either be drawn by some form of love or pushed by fear. As a young man I had no dreams so I was driven by fear. I started life off balance, barely surviving, even with much more expended energy than my current lifestyle. Fear motivates, but usually in a direction in opposition to God’s will for me. When I found recovery, I had a lot of work to do, to get on the right track. But with God’s help I found my heritage, latent talents and stimulation.
Today I have been reborn. I am stimulated by the knowledge that I am loved unconditionally by my creator. It is mankind and me that has set such high standards for me and my life not God. When I spend sufficient time and energy in prayer and meditation I find myself stimulated by simple things. I am stimulated today by serving others and treating everyone and myself with dignity and respect. I am stimulated by God through acceptance and admiration from the people I serve. There are seven point six billion people on the planet and we must all find our own stimulation. If you want to know what stimulates you remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy. D.
During the holidays do you ever wonder how all holiday traditions started. What was originally glorifying the birth of Jesus has become a commercial fiasco! Christmas is about everything Jesus stood against. More alcohol consumption, more family feuds, more heartache and sadness isn’t my idea of Christmas. Tradition according to Dictionary.com is the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc. from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. There is a large percentage of Americans who believe that traditions unlike theirs are blasphemy. Then again differing opinions are the cause of all wars in history.
Black Friday makes one wonder, when did tradition overshadow good manners and serving each other. I would like to see good habits like saying please, thank you, I love you, what can I do for you, you are special to me, become tradition and maybe go back to celebrating holidays according to their original meaning. You should see the funny looks I get when I say, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” It seems that the only time we aren’t arguing about religion is when we can all get something out of it. My wife and I quit gifting years ago. We give to each other twenty-four seven, three hundred and sixty-five days a year except leap years, which we truly enjoy as we can give more.
Most of my clients I need to convince that the gift is in the giving. I tried most of my life to fill my God hole with earthly things only to realize the hole had gotten bigger instead of smaller. When I started living my life for and with the guidance of God, my life became filled. I want for nothing. I am satisfied physically, mentally and spiritually. Sometimes I give to the point of resentfulness and have to take a break, which leads me back to giving. This has become my new tradition. When our world realizes that we are made in the image and likeness of God and our purpose is to give unconditionally as God gives, fear will disappear and love will mend all the problems we have created. If you want to know what traditions you could add to your life, remember…
Your LIfe is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.
Do you take advantage of opportunities? Do you know what opportunity is; what it looks like? Dictionary.com describes opportunity as an appropriate or favorable time or condition; a situation or condition favorable for attainment of a goal; a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success. I tell my clients you can’t wait for your ship to come in at the airport. We may have an idea of what we want to happen but although we were given free will it must align itself with God’s will for our personal achievement. We must pray for God’ s guidance and meditate in order to listen for the guidance we have requested.
I have worked hundreds of personal inventories, dissecting my life into minute particles trying to separate the wheat from the chaff. In the inventory process I must be searching and thorough, moreover I must be fearless. Fearless is non-judgment. The only way I can remain fearless is to remove my judgment until the inventory is finished. When all the particles are down on paper I can evaluate the direction my life is going and see God’s handiwork. The greatest opportunities in my life, looked like problems at the time. People have been removed that stifled my growth and people were put in my life to teach me lessons.
Life is merely a classroom, whereas God’s lesson plan is personally laid out for me. I cannot judge myself against anyone if I am to find my personal spiritual journey. I am similar to some and different from others. We all have similar characteristics and yet in all the two hundred and five billion people who have cohabitated the planet I am the only me, with the only exact DNA. Opportunity is the ability to see God working in our minds and in our lives. The Bible says, “Judge not.” When you can see life neutral you are on your way, you are on your way to Nirvana. The best way to find your opportunity is to always remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph W. Ek, Mpsy.D.
Do you wish for things? Of course you do. We all do. A wish without action toward receiving it is a setup for depression. Wish according to Dictionary.com is to want; desire; long for. We are treated with dreams or wishes in order for our spiritual-self to express to us it’s longing. When we wish we must follow it with action in the direction of the wish or desire. To wish and do nothing usually plummets us into negative feelings, which lead to negative mind sets and low self-esteem.
When we follow our wishes with action, even if we don’t achieve our wishes, we are normally given more information in the process to reenergize ourselves and promote even more action. When a motivated individual moves toward their wishes they seem to get all they need in order to achieve their goals. People who follow wishes with nothing never know the great feeling we get when we achieve results. I have both failed and succeeded in my wishful activity and because I love the feeling of success I am continually being given new intuitive thought.
We are made in the image and likeness of God and our wishes open us up to our need to conceive and meet wishful objectives. I have had sixty jobs in seven different careers. I tell people I was born with “WHY” tattooed on the inside of my forehead. I am continually driven to think, manifest and receive admiration from God. When I live out my spiritual heritage I am gratified with self-esteem and confidence. I know I am capable both from my successes and my failures as they are all part of the same whole. If you want to know what you wish for remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek. Mpsy.D.