Why Do We Procrastinate?

P - postponing life

R - resisting change

O - overly cautious

C - contemplating course of action

R - reasoning and justifying

A - afraid of success

S - summoning up some courage

T - trouble moving forward

I - inability to see the outcome

N - not able to trust in your abilities to make decisions

A - attempting to control the situation

T - time to reflect on your motives

E - erodes progress

- S. Richardson

Dare To:

A - Accept yourself without judgment.

B - Become conscious of your thoughts and actions.

C - Conquer bad habits.

D - Do your best.

E - Examine your beliefs.

F - Find what makes you happy and do it.

G - Go beyond your limiting thoughts.

H - Honor your spirit.

I - Investigate the lesson behind every challenge.

J - Just be.

K - Know yourself and criticize less.

L - Live your life with meaning.

M - Meditate and know God.

N - Nurture your spirit.

O - Open up your heart and let your Light shine through.

P - Pursue your life's passion.

Q - Quiet your mind and come to know yourself.

R - Resist the need to please others and follow your own dreams.

S - Surrender control and move with the flow of life.

T - Teach by example.

U - Use your life to create positive changes in the world.

V - Value yourself.

W - Welcome change.

X - eXpress yourself.

Y - Yearn for Universal knowledge and wisdom.

Z - Zap gossip.

- S. Richardson


Silence is best,

The mind at rest.

Thoughts and worries still at last.

Peace and harmony will settle in,

Bringing a cheerful happy grin.

A smile so bright,

Expanding your Light.

Glowing all around,

Peace and joy abound.

Arriving at a state of bliss,

There's not a moment to be missed.

So make a serious effort to meditate.

Bringing a heightened spiritual state.

A state of awareness so clear,

Without hesitation or fear.

Drawing the Holy Spirit ever so near.

- S. Richardson


Gaze into a mirror,

Go beyond the exterior.

Soul searching requires deep reflection,

Without worry of rejection.

Your inner light,

Must shine bright.

Whether day or night.

You must do what's right.

Sometimes this can be trying,

But there is to be no lying.

Speak the truth as you know it.

Now as you sit,

Looking at yourself gazing back at you.

It is true.

You are perfect in every way,

So take the time every day,

To reflect and say,

"I am love."

"I radiate Light from above."

"I am complete, I am whole."

"I am a worthy and loving soul."

- S. Richardson

Look Within

Impatience is a lesson of haste,

No time to waste.

It's time to face,

The facts of life and its pace.

Quickly moving,

Always doing.

Never time to quiet the mind,

If you seek you will find.

Learn to connect with the wisdom of your soul,

The pot of gold,

This treasure you hold.

When you allow life to unfold,

Trying to break the mold.

Let it be told.

Take time to relax and rest,

As you begin your quest,

Listen and follow through,

Uncovering the clues.

For all of the answers are inside of you.

- S. Richardson

Do Not

Do not undermine your worth

By comparing yourself with others.

It is because we are different

That each of us is special.

Do not set your goals

By what other people deem important.

Only you know what is best for you.

Do not take for granted

The things closest to your heart.

Cling to them as you would your life.

For without them, life is meaningless.

Do not let your life slip through your fingers

By living in the past nor for the future.

By living your life one day at a time,

You live all the days of your life.

Do not give up

When you still have something to give.

Nothing is really over

Until the moment you stop trying.

It is a fragile thread

That binds us to each other.

Do not be afraid to encounter risks.

It is by taking chances

That we learn to be brave.

Do not shut love out of your life

By saying it is impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love;

The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly.

In addition, The best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Do not dismiss your dreams.

To be without dreams is to be without hope,

To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Do not run through life

So fast that you forget

Not only where you have been

But also where you are going.

Life is not a race but a journey

To be savoured each step of the way.

So smile and let the sun shine through.

For there's someone, somewhere watching over you...

- Author Unknown

     All of these poems are selections I have written. You have my permission to copy them for your own personal use but they are not to be published or sold without my written consent. Pass them on to a friend who may need a lift today. I hope they inspire you and lift your spirit in some way. If you have any questions or comments you can write to me at

P.O.Box 142
New London Township, PA. 19352 U.S.A.
or you can e-mail me at spiritteaching@comcast.net.

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