Dr. Dave is a swimming instructor teaching people how to swim in God's ocean of love.
God's love is an eternal fact that sustains the world. No matter what you do, you cannot escape it. You can ignore it or reject it, but it will not go away. God's love surrounds and envelops you. It continually reminds you that you can be one of his children. For your entire life, you will either sink or swim in God's ocean of love.
When you jump into God's ocean of love, your life is never the same. You are born spiritually and become a new person. Old things pass away and all things become new. You look at the world through new eyes and listen with new ears. You think new thoughts, take new actions, and have a new life. God's love changes the way you think and feel. It washes the toxic waste out of your mind and gives you a clean mind and a pure heart. Your old way of thinking and feeling is gone. Your mistakes and failures are cast into his ocean of love. For the first time in your life you dare to call God your Father and live as one of his children. God's love heals your damaged emotions, and your negative feelings and guilt are washed away in a tidal wave of love.
Each day you must jump into God's ocean of love and have a life transforming experience. Dabbling in it will never do. This is a total immersion experience. This isn't something you do just once and the positive effects last for a lifetime. You do it every day for the rest of your life. For as long as you live, you must max out on God's love.
For your entire life you have been immersed in God's ocean of love.
It's time to learn how to swim.
You need to look at yourself thought God's eyes of love to understand what it means to be one of his children. No matter what your age, you need to learn the facts of love.
The most important fact is that God is love. The more you know about God’s love, the better you understand what God is like.
Check out "Dr. Dave's Eclectic Blog" and discover a different way of looking at the world. Dr. Dave's career in international medicine spanned twenty-eight years including an eleven year sailing voyage around the world on his own catamaran. Dr. Dave's blog reveals what he learned in the first seven decades of his life, and it records what is happening as the adventure continues. Subscribe to Dr. Dave's Eclectic Blog today. You will not be bored or disappointed.
Team Maxing Out believes the envelope of possibility is infinitely large, and the likelihood of encountering absolute limits is infinitesimally small. There are no limits, only limiting beliefs. Possibility is a dynamic thing that changes with our beliefs. We have a Rule of Doubt that we apply to all areas of our lives. If we are going to doubt anything, we will doubt our limits. Amazing things happen when we doubt our limits. That must be why Jesus said, "All things are possible to him who believes."
The best place to get your daily dose of positive thinking is The Positive Channel. Positive thoughts are just a click away. This is your opportunity to change the way you think and feel about who you are and what you can do with your life. If you want to change your life, you must first change the way you think. When you change the things you think about, the way you think about things changes. When you change the things you talk about, the way you talk about things changes. Your new life starts today when you start putting positive things into your mind.
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The Law of Positive Passion states, "Where there is passion there is power." Passionate people do extraordinary things. Passion points them in the the direction of their dreams and gives them the power to make the trip. Passionate people don't believe in impossible. Impossible is for other people, not for them. Impossible is a challenge - a dare to make things happen that other people believe cannot be done. It's time to light the fire of passion in your heart and to show the world why you are here!
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The Wheel Of Change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. Take a lesson from Dr. Dave as he drives off-road in the Sonoran Desert of the American Southwest. It's time to turn the Wheel of Change in a new direction in your own life.
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I am a Positive Optimist, and that's why I am an unstoppable, consistently positive, endlessly persistent, doer of dreams. If it were not for positive optimism, I never would have sailed around the world on my thirty-nine foot catamaran, Exit Only.
MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER TODAY WITH MAXIMUM STRENGTH POSITIVE THINKING. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is now available in eBook Format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. INVEST IN A NEW LIFE TODAY AND PUT MAXIMUM STRENGTH POSITIVE THINKING INTO YOUR MIND.
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At the end of each decade of your life, you should sit down and write a short essay entitled "What I Have Learned So Far." Each decade is different, and the lessons you learn are different as well. It's almost as if you get a new life during each decade. Your beliefs change about who you are and what you can do, and you actually become a different person.
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LEARN HOW TO PROGRAM YOUR MIND WITH A POSITIVE OPERATING SYSTEM. If you don’t program your mind, other people will. Whether you like it or not, you are engaged in mortal mental combat, and your mind is ground zero. If you let your culture, the media, the government, and politicians do the programming, you will be in real trouble. You will not be running your own mind. They will be running it. You will not be living your dreams. You will be living theirs.The Programmer's Manual for Your Mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. START REPROGRAMMING YOUR MIND TODAY.
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If you want to walk on water, you must do three things. First, you must get out of the boat. Second, you must ignore the wind and seas. Third, you must ask for help if you start sinking. Everything I know about walking on water, I learned from Peter and Jesus. Peter did an outstanding job of teaching me how not to walk on water, and Jesus taught me to trust in God. He reminded me that it's never over until God says it's over. Learn how to not walk on water!
LEARN HOW TO MAKE A LIFE AND HOW TO RUN YOUR MIND . Don't timidly tiptoe through life waiting to go for your dreams. You have only one life. The clock is ticking, there are no timeouts, and there is nothing to wait for. Today is the only day you can make your dreams happen. Seize the day. The Owner's Manual for your mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. USE THE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR YOUR MIND TO MAKE YOUR LIFE INTO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE TODAY.
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When most people say the handwriting is on the wall, they are giving an ominous warning about a future filled with doom and gloom. When I say the handwriting is on the wall, it means exactly the opposite. It indicates that you finally understand what it takes to make your dreams come true. If you are waiting for a sign, this is it.
I am a hard core expatriate who lived outside the United States for twenty-eight years. During all of those years of travel, I became an expert at packing my bags to the hilt. I was allowed two eighty pound bags, and everytime I went overseas, I carried one-hundred and sixty pounds of luggage. Half of that weight was in books. Now things have changed. I carry nearly all my books on my tablets and smart phone. I easily carry ten tons of eBooks on my electronic devices without a problem.
In this great adventure called life, you have a choice. You can choose to live in your digital world with a 55-inch wide screen existence and cheer others on who are living their dreams, or you can have a real life. You can totally immerse yourself in the natural world and experience the truly miraculous. That natural world is free, and you can touch it, breathe it, embrace it, and love it. And if you do immerse yourself in it, you will discover that everything is a miracle.
God is love and works by love, and by nothing else than love. The power and presence of God in my life is love. Every time I see love, I see God's hand at work. Every time I feel love, I experience God's presence and power. God loves and accepts me the way I am, but He loves me too much to let me stay that way. God loves me from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, and it doesn't get any better than that. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I open my heart and mind to the power of His love.
The Positive Christian Bookstore has positive Christian eBooks that you need to have in your mind. God gave you an excellent mind, and He expects you to fill it with good things. Download the positive eBooks, and at the same time listen to Positive Rock Music from Too Many Drummers.
When I started my eleven year sailing voyage around the world, I had powerful positive expectations. Without positive expectations, I would never have survived storms at sea, I would not have sailed across the Indian Ocean through massive tsunami debris, and I would have never sailed up Pirate Alley between Yemen and Somalia. Without positive expectations, I would have spent my life in Nowhere Land.
LEARN HOW TO STOP DOING DEPRESSION AND HOW TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR A POSITIVE MIND. The challenge you face in depression is to change the way you think. If you want to change the way you think and feel, you are going to have to change your inner dialogue. You are going to have to talk to your mind in a different manner. The battle for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. In order to break the back of depression, you will have to learn how to persistently and consistently control your mental focus. Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. SEND DEPRESSION PACKING TODAY.
I have been making positive notes to myself for my entire adult life. My positive notes have taken me around the world on a sailboat, and God willing, they will take me around the world in my Land Rover. It's time for you to get out your file cards and create some Positive Notes to Self and go over them multiple times each day. It won't be long before those notes become a part of your life, and you will never be the same.
You only get one life, so you better get it right the first time. If you understand the CURVES OF LIFE, you have a better chance of getting it right the first time. There are actually three curves. The first is called the gusto curve, the second is the money curve, and the third is the time curve. Here's how they work. Your gusto curve and time curve start at the top and eventually go down to zero. Your money curve starts at zero and exponentially climbs throughout your life. When the curves of life cross, an alarm should go off in your mind, because from that point on, time becomes more valuable than money. You are sliding rapidly down the gusto curve, and you are running out of time.
Self-help is not the creation of man. It's the creation of God and it's built into the fabric of the moral universe. There is no mystery here. If you do your part, God will do his part, and amazing things will happen. But first you must do your part so that God has something to work with. When you work like everything depends on you and trust like everything depends on God, you have discovered the secret of self-help.
The moral universe has laws just like the physical universe. In the moral universe, quantum change is incremental. Even small changes are incremental. Change may appear to be gradual, but when you look closely, there is a shift in a person’s beliefs that permit them to jump to the next level. Nothing happens gradually in the moral universe. While your beliefs may change gradually, the instant you adopt a new belief and act on that belief, your life is never the same. You become a new person with a new life. You make a quantum leap to a new level.
Mark Twain once remarked that life doesn’t consist so much of facts and events. Instead, it consists mainly of the storm of thoughts blowing endlessly through my mind. Most of the time, I can deal with the facts of life without too much difficulty. It’s the storm of thoughts that causes such a problem. I will die a thousand deaths before my final day of reckoning comes. Most of my problems never happen anywhere except in my mind.
Apostle Paul wrote, "All things work together for good for those who love God." This scripture makes it clear that the spiritual universe favors those who love and serve God. God is in it with you for the long haul, and He has a powerful postive plan for your life that is better than anything you can imagine. When you love God and get in agreement with his purpose and plan, amazing things happen. God takes all your choices, mistakes and failures and turns them into something good.
GET IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." Jesus was talking about positive expectations. You don't get what you want, you get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. If you want positive self-talk to work its miracle in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. JUMP INTO GOD'S OCEAN OF LOVE AND HAVE A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE WITH POSITIVE CHRISTIAN SELF-TALK TODAY.
God has given you all the tools you need to have a positive mind. God gave you the power of positive self-talk to fill your mind with positive things. If you consistently and persistently repeat positive thoughts, it is inevitable that your mind will start repeating those same positive thoughts back to you.
Birds are the only animals that can talk without the words changing their lives. Birds can say anything they want, even four letter words, without the slightest damage to their mind. The reason is simple. Bird's don't know what they are saying. Millions of people talk like they are parrots. They swear like salors and lace their speech with profanity. These folks would be better off if they were parrots, because at least their destructive words would not get into their mind.
The power of positive self-talk is immense. Take a lesson from God, and use positive self-talk to create a positive world. Tell yourself, "I am who God says I am, and I am who I say that I am." Get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life, and it won't be long before miracles start to happen. Christian positive self-talk will change your world.
LEARN HOW TO MAX OUT ON GOD'S LOVE. When your mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, your thoughts are healthy, and your mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When your heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, your emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be. Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. REAL POWER IS AVAILABLE TODAY WHEN YOU MAX OUT ON GOD'S LOVE.
When Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you," he did not add any qualifications to the statement. He didn't say, "As your genome is, so shall it be done unto you." Your beliefs trump your genome every time. You are not a prisoner of your genome. Instead, your genome is the launching pad for your life and nothing more. It's what you do with your genome that counts. Epigenetics gives you the power to take what you have been given and to make it into something great.
Positive self-talk is not the invention of man. It's the invention of God, and it was given as a gift to mankind so that we could speak our new lives into existence. The Bible has lots of examples of positive self-talk being used to make good things happen in the hearts and minds of those who love and serve God. In the book of Joel in the Old Testament, the Bible encourages us to use positive self-talk. Joel 3:10 says, Let the weak say, "I am strong." It's very clear that self-talk is not about where you are at the present moment. It's about where you are going with God's help. Amazing things happen when people get in agreement with God about who they are and what they can do with their life.
IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO MAKE A QUANTUM LEAP TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Repeat quantum self-talk until your mind repeats it back to you. The power of repetition is immense, and when your mind starts repeating quantum self-talk back to you, hang on tight, because you are ready to make a quantum leap to the next level. You have thousands of quantum leaps to make, and quantum self-talk is a great place to start. Quantum Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. DON'T WAIT FOR YOUR LIFE TO IMPROVE. MAKE A QUANTUM LEAP TO A NEW LEVEL TODAY.
Positive Christian self-talk is more than positive thinking. It is positive preparation that makes miracles possible. It gets you to a place where miracles can occur. It helps you get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do in your life. It's not a mindless mantra that you endlessly repeat hoping that things will get better. Positive Christian self-talk puts both feet on the ground and takes you to a miraculous destination.
BANISH THE WORD IMPOSSIBLE FROM YOUR MIND. Many people believe change is impossible. Most of the time they are confusing personality with behavior. The basic human personality is relatively constant over time, but behavior can and does change. Personal change happens when people change the way they think. I have numerous patients formerly addicted to meth, cocaine, heroine, and alcohol, who escaped their addictions without ever going to rehab. They simply arrived at a point where they no longer wanted to be prisoners of their addictions. They changed their belief about who they are and what they can do, and they became a different person who was chemical free. Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK AND FEEL TODAY.
When I was ten years old, my parents gave me a tiny transistorized short wave radio that fit in the palms of my hands. At night I laid in bed and listened to broadcasts from around the world, and I imagined myself in hundreds of different destinations on planet earth. I didn't know how I would ever get there, but one day I would visit all of those places. Much later in life I discovered that I was addicted to freedom, and I became a citizen of the world. That is why I am Safari Daktari, and the world is my home.
LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF THE MIND. Your brain speaks to you in its own language, and if you speak to it in the same way, it immediately responds in a powerful fashion. That’s why change proceeds most rapidly when you talk to yourself using the language of the mind. If you don’t speak the language of the mind, you may as well stop talking until you learn it. Positive Self-Talk Silver Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. YOUR MIND IS WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU, SO SEND IT A POSITIVE MESSAGE TODAY.
Never underestimate the power of a single idea. On more than one occasion, a single idea has shaped my destiny. When I was in grade school, I read Dr. Paul White's book, Doctor of Tanganyika, and I instantly knew that I wanted to work as a doctor in developing countries. That single idea took root in my mind and still remains a compelling force in my life. Because of his influence, I worked overseas in Panama, Liberia, Kenya and Saudi Arabia in my carreer in international medicine.
A wise man once said, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans," and I am inclined to agree. My plan is to get in agreement with God about who I am and what I can do with my life. It's not that I don't have any plans. Rather I have a general direction to my life and my bucket list is half a mile long, but my time is in God's hands, and his plan is better than anything I can imagine. That's my plan, and I'm sticking to it.
I am a Daktari without borders who is a citizen of the world. The first time I went to Africa, people told me that I would experience culture shock, and that it would be hard to adjust to the compromises required living in another culture halfway around the world. For the past forty-five years, I have been waiting for culture shock to strike, and so far it has not happened. The only culture shock I experienced happened when I returned to the USA after being away for nearly a quarter of a century.
IT'S TIME TO START LIVING AS IF YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON. Living small serves no great purpose. Living as if you are a great person is a powerful idea that changes lives, and those who take it seriously change their world. Living as if you are great means you live as if your dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. You act as if you cannot fail. If you ever become great, it will be because you think great thoughts, repeat great self-talk, have great expectations, and act as if you cannot fail. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO START LIVING AS IF YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON.
I am a swimming instructor, and I give swimming lessons in God's ocean of love. When you love people, they instantly recognize it. No explanation required. Jesus said you could recognize his disciples by their love. It's the hallmark that identifies them as children of God. It's their way of life. I can think of no higher calling than being a swimming instructor in God's ocean of love.
The first step in moving toward your dreams is to doubt your limits. Once you doubt your limits, it's almost as if you are born again. You get an entirely new life with radically different rules of engagement. You enter the Promised Land of Imagine, Believe, and Receive. I know this to be true because I have been there.
Lightning may not last long, but it's extremely powerful. There is no correlation between its duration and its power. The same is true of positive thoughts. A single positive thought can change your life in a nanosecond. You don't need to think about it for days and weeks on end. An idea whose time has come changes your life in less than a second.
You don't get what you want in life, you get what you expect. When you believe big, you develop big expectations, and you change your world. The Magic of Believing Big is not a fantasy or a fairy tale. It's the way life works. I choose to believe big, and I believe that I will change your world.
IMAGINE HOW GOOD YOUR LIFE WOULD BECOME IF YOU HAD A CONSISTENTLY POSITIVE MIND. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. The same is true of your self-talk. It must be persistent, positive, and specific to have maximum impact. Lack of persistentce has laid more dreams to rest in the cemetery of failure than any other cause. There is zero chance that you will succeed on your first attempt. If your dreams are great, you will fail again and again on your way to the top. Positive Self-Talk Red Book is now available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. DEVELOP A PERSISTENTLY POSITIVE FOCUS TODAY WITH POSITIVE SELF-TALK FROM DR. DAVE.
If you start thinking new thoughts and taking new actions, you get a new life. It's just that easy. You can get a new one anytime you want and anywhere you are. You simply think new thoughts and take new actions. If you want to sail on a small sailboat around the world, you must think and act your circumnavigation into existence. It's not rocket science. Anyone can do it.
I don't know how many years I have left, but in the time that remains, I intend to finish well. I am going to make a difference in the lives of the people I meet. My life will be a part of something great. I am a purveyor of dreams and an encourager, and I will send a message of hope around the world with my websites and books. You have been warned. I will do my best to rock your world.
People who are psychologically blind don't control what they put into their mind. They don't understand that what they put inside will come back to haunt them. Everything they put in their mind is important because it changes who they are. When they change the things they look at, the way they look at things changes.
Captain Cook sailed the uncharted waters of the Pacific with vessels that did not sail to windward, and with infinite patience and unstoppable persistence, he explored and charted the waters and islands of the Pacific. He sailed where no European had sailed before on the Positive Blue Marble called earth.
It's time to eradicate depression from your mind. It's not going to be easy, but it is possible. Every day you must decide to not be depressed and take actions that move your life in a positive direction. The first step in winning the battle against depression is believing there is hope. The second step is learning to control your mental focus. The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
The fog of depression and anxiety is like the fog of war. It's hard to see where you are going, and even if you could see, you might not know which way to head to escape. In those hard times, it's all to easy to get disoriented and to strap yourself into the electric chair of depression.
The journey out of the Land of Depression is like an uphill climb that never seems to end. You just keep moving forward and climbing upward hoping that soon you will come out at the top. Driving out of the Land of Depression can be like going up the Moqi Dugway. You have to remember that if you keep on keeping on and make good choices, you will eventually make it to the top. Just because it is a long upward climb does not mean it is impossible. You have to keep moving forward and not surrender to fear and despair, and eventually you will conquer your depression.
What you put into your mind is critical. You cannot fill your mind with toxic waste and expect that you will somehow magically become a positive person. Putting water in a gas tank will not turn the water into gasoline. Putting toxic waste into your mind will not turn the toxic waste into positive thoughts. If you put garbage in, you get garbage out. If you put good stuff in, you get good stuff out.
Do you choose depression or does depression choose you? I have never met a person who chose to be depressed. The general feeling out there is that depression just happens. I strongly disagree with that statement. Although people don't consciously choose to become depressed, they do make choices that pave the royal road to depression. The choices you make about what you put into your mind, the chemicals you use, the things you watch in the media, the conversations you have, and what you say to yourself all have a massive impact on whether you have a positive or negative mind.
There’s a lot of push and shove going on in your mind, and you’re the one who’s getting pushed around. Too often, your inner voice beats you up and forces you into a corner. And after it knocks you down, it doesn’t stop the assault. It just keeps pummeling you with more negative and depressing thoughts. If you are going to break the back of negative thinking, you must do some pushing and shoving of your own. You will have to pump some mental iron and deliver a knock out punch to all the negative thoughts that have been giving you such a hard time. You are going to have to strong arm your mind.
I am a never quit sort of a person. Never quit is my mantra and my modus operandi. But when it comes to depression, you need to be an excellent quitter. You need to become an expert at how to send depression packing. If I was passing out blue ribbons to people who have won the battle for a positive mind and who no longer suffer with depression, the ribbon would say, "I am a quitter". This badge of honor would be reserved for people who stop doing depression. Anyone quitting depression has accomplished something major, and they deserve our respect, recognition, and admiration.
The universe reveals the mind of God, and the Bible reveals his heart of love.The entire universe is an expression of God's creative power. We serve an awesome God who thinks and speaks worlds into existence. Our planet is only a tiny speck in our solar system, which is a tiny speck in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is a tiny speck on the edge of an expanding universe. We ask ourselves, "Who is man that God would think of him?" We act as if we are an afterthought of God. But we have it backwards. We are not an afterthought of God. We are the reason the universe exists.
Your brain is a powerful affirming machine that affirms the negative just as easily as the positive, the bad just as easily as the good. Your brain is positive about many things that are factually untrue. And when you are positive about the wrong things, your positive thinking actually gets you into trouble. It turns out that positive thinking is not always positive when you are affirming dark, destructive thoughts.
God’s dream for your life is better than anything you can imagine. God’s plan for your life is full of open doors that only you can close. God not only has a plan, He has backup plans just in case you have problems along the way. Your mistakes are not a surprise to God, and He has more contingency plans than you have faults and failures.
Jesus created a world ruled by expectations. You don't get what you want. You get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you will still get what you expect. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you. No matter how hard you work and how much you hope, it's what you expect that counts. The Law of Expectations will make or break your life. When I know your expectations, I can predict your future.
Fear is a liar, and if you listen to the voice of fear, you will never live your dreams. When I was sailing through the Bab Al Mandeb in the southern Red Sea, I had fifty knots of wind on the port quarter, and I was soaked to the skin by breaking seas crashing into the yacht. Although I was wet and cold, there was no fear in my heart. My options were to sail on into the night and get extremely tired and wet, or to find an anchorage in the storm and hold on. Fear was not an option.
Fear should be a warning rather than a way of life. Unfortunately some people adopt a fear-based existence, and fear becomes a major driving force in their lives. Most people fear the wrong thing. Advertising loves the gospel of fear because it sells. Fearing the unlikely and the absurd is largely a waste of time and energy and misdirects your focus. In most cases, the thing that you fear is not the enemy. It is fear itself that is the real problem.
World renown psychiatrist Karl Menninger M.D. wrote a book entitled, "Whatever became of sin?" Dr. Menninger points out that mental health and moral health go hand in hand. It's impossible to have mental health without moral health. The moral universe is not neutral. It takes a position on the choices we make. The moral universe grinds slow, but it grinds sure. Sin is a real problem and must be dealt with to maintain optimum mental and spiritual health.
I am a daktari without borders. I am not sure when and where borders disappeared from my mind, but sometime in the last quarter century, I became a citizen of the world. Wherever I am on planet earth, I feel at home in my borderless world. Sometimes I get the feeling that borders are fictional boundaries created by the rich and powerful to maintain their power and wealth.
Every major adventure in my life has involved positive reframing. Life threatening challenges may have higher stakes, but the reframing is the same. You get to choose the meaning of every event of your life.
You have the privilege of deciding the meaning of every event in your life. You can choose a meaning that empowers you, or you can interpret it in a negative fashion so that it becomes a weapon of self-destruction. The frame you place around an event makes all the difference.
You already have enough faith to set sail on the ocean of your dreams. You don't need to see far into the distance. You only need to see far enough to take the next step. It doesn't matter what your dream is, today is the best day to work on your dreams. Conditions will never be more perfect than they are today. If you are still breathing, and if you have a dream, then now is the time to set sail.
Faith isn't something we do. It's something that God does to us when we suspend our disbelief , get out of the way, and stop limiting God. We don't have to have faith. Instead, faith has to have us.
The Life Long Disoriented don't know who they are or where they are going. They live by default rather than by design, and they are unwilling to do whatever it takes to make their dreams come true. When things don't work out, they always have an excuse, and it's never their fault. They are unable to maintain a sustained focus for the long haul. They are talkers rather than doers. They never commit themselves to anything with all their heart, mind, and strength.
The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. Until you learn how to control your mental focus, you cannot win the battle for a positive mind. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
The Law of Positive Change states, "When you change the things you look at, the way you look at things changes. When you change the things you talk about, the way you talk about things changes. When you change the things you think about, the way you think about things changes."
Faith isn’t something that must be present before you move in the direction of your dreams. Rather it’s something that develops after you start moving. When you start out, you don’t see how your dreams are possible. Nevertheless, the moment you take the first step, faith instantly comes into your life. Never look at faith as the path to a life of leisure. God gave you faith so you could see things other people can’t see and do things other people can’t do.
Positive Christian Power is only about one thing - the power of God's love working in your life making you into a new and loving person. It has nothing to do with politics or world domination. It is the heart and soul of what it means to be Christian. Love is the hallmark of following Christ, and without love you are nothing.
Take a lesson from positive flowers that ignore the thorns of life, and they bloom where they are planted. Life is not about thorns. Life is about blooming. Your job is to take whatever happens and make it into something beautiful. Everything that God touches turns to beauty, and when God touches your life, it will become a beautiful thing.
Sometimes a simple yes or no is not good enough. You want to make sure the message is clearly understood. In times like that you say, "That's affirmative, or that's negative." Such was the case when we sailed our catamaran into Israel after sailing up the Red Sea and navigating the Suez Canal. We needed to be understood the first time.
Although I have lots of things that I would like to see and do, my bucklet list does not contain any of those items. My list consists of great ideas that I want to make a part of my life. When that happens, my life will truly be my message. Until then, I have work to do.
Smartphones are exceptionally smart, but they have a problem. Smartphones are not positive. Engineers are not interested in positive. They are interested in performance. I want smartphones to be positive, and it's my goal is to put the positive into smart phones around the world. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind, and your smartphone gives you the power to fill your mind with positive things and to turn your life in a positive direction. For the first time in history, you hold in the palm of your hand everything you need to have a positive mind.
The most powerful force in the universe is God's love, and when your heart is full of his love, it's full of God's presence and power. Positive Spiritual Power is not about you. It's about the power of love working through you to make a difference in the world. Spiritual power is not something that you possess; it's something you experience. If you want to have positive spiritual power, you simply become God's love in the world.
Don't believe everything you hear when your mind talks to you. Your mind is always in replay mode, and much of what it says is frankly wrong and out of touch with reality. If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. When your mind starts telling you twisted and depressing thoughts, it time to switch to a different channel. When the inner ogre gets out of control, you don't have to take the abuse. Instead, beat him into submission with positive self-talk from the Positive Self-Talk Store. A few mintues of reading Dr. Dave's positive self-talk will send the inner ogre on his way.