52 Things I’ve Learned in My 52 Years

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Today I turn 52 years old. It’s true. No matter what age you reach, it seems like you were just young a moment ago. One of my goals every day is to learn something. Most days I succeed. Today I want to share 52 things I’ve learned over the years. I hope they will speak to you.

    1. When love is the answer, the question no longer matters.
    2. Refuse to allow others to steal your dreams.
    3. You will get no more freedom than you give others.
    4. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Release and let it go. We all make mistakes.
    5. Put a stake in the ground. Everyone else around the table is secretly hoping someone else will.
    6. Fear is the primary enemy. It’s at the root of the anger, hatred, and negatives in our world. Love is the only known antidote.
    7. Smile, look people in the eyes, and say thank you.
    8. Treat others with the respect you expect.
    9. People are people wherever you go. Our differences live only in our minds.
    10. Avoid dogma. It divides and destroys.
    11. Forget the source. Good advice is good advice. Bad advice is bad advice.
    12. Watch sunrises and sunsets.
    13. Write. Every one of us has a story to tell.
    14. Our existence has way more meaning than simple tales or scientific theories can cover.
    15. Judge not that you be not judged.
    16. Always be working on a bigger, broader paradigm.
    17. Work to live. Don’t live to work.
    18. Big things are waiting for your attention. Don’t get stuck on little things.
    19. Who is leading you inside is far more important than who is leading you outside.
    20. People feel better when they claim to have the whole truth, but no one does. To some extent, we’re all faking it.
    21. Be a giver.
    22. Never let an old person move into your body or your mind. (Wayne Dyer)
    23. World peace is not impossible. It’s our for the collective choosing any time we decide to choose it.
    24. Today is the yesterday you’ll long for tomorrow. Enjoy it now while it’s here.
    25. On the day you leave this Earth, your inbox will be full. Deal with it.
    26. Be the person you came to the planet to be as often as you can.
    27. Focus on today. Tomorrow worries about itself.
    28. You can expose yourself to other peoples’ points of view. They don’t bite. You won’t catch them by considering them.
    29. There is no love quite like the love of a good dog.
    30. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
    31. Spend some time looking up at the night sky and contemplating it once in a while.
    32. Groupthink is the closest thing there is to not thinking at all.
    33. The hero you’re waiting for is waiting for you in the mirror.
    34. Rarely are either and or truly the only options. There are endless possibilities.
    35. I’m a one-in-a-trillion miracle and so is everyone else I’ll encounter today.
    36. Doubts stand down when purpose stands up.
    37. We are either doorways for fear in the world or doorways for love.
    38. God is not angry, jealous, or vengeful, but many people choose to believe in that God anyway.
    39. If you can see your greatness, you can help those around you to find theirs.
    40. The evil in the world drops by 99% when we stop seeing those who disagree with us as evil.
    41. Our world is better run on bottom-up genius than top-down tyranny.
    42. Whenever you dwell on how you’ve been cheated and mistreated, you’re cheating and mistreating yourself again.
    43. Our minds are information vacuums. Either we fill them with ideas of our choosing or someone else will.
    44. However much compassion you have for others, have more. Life is a challenge for everyone.
    45. We unconsciously become our past over and over, until we consciously choose a new future.
    46. Humanity is not a lost cause species. We have enormous potential, if only we’d see it in ourselves.
    47. Believe the world is one way and it is. Believe it is another way and it is.
    48. We live in an abundant universe and we are all heirs to it.
    49. Laugh and have fun. This whole thing is not that serious. Choose happiness, even when it seems like a radical choice.
    50. Money rules most of us. We really need to stop that.
    51. See other peoples’ points of view. Stand in their shoes. Hear what they hear. You’ll find out your “adversaries” have as good a reason as you for who they are and what they believe.
    52. Whatever anger rules, anger destroys. Never allow it to rule you. Let love decide you.

Ray Davis is the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com – founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race. He’s life-long history buff and holds a B.S. in History Education. He’s always been fascinated by alternative views of history.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leaders seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

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Choose YOUR OWN Thoughts

 

 

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Your mind is an information vacuum. Either you fill it with thoughts of your choosing or someone else will.

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Ray

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Abundant Universe Affirmation

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I live in an abundant universe.
Today I claim my inheritance!

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Ray

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Quotes for Overcoming the Status Quo

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Most of us know the status quo cannot continue. Our species and our planet are reaching a point of decision. Will we allow our habitual ways of doing things, seeing things, and thinking about things continue to lead us toward disaster and dystopia? Or will we commit ourselves to a new reality, to embracing bigger ideas, and broader visions?

Over the years I’ve been inspired to pen quotes and affirmations about shaking the status quo from our eyes. Here are a few. I hope you’ll find them useful in reminding you to fight on for the better, more just, more transparent world we all know exists out there for us.

  1. The justifications for the status quo are crumbling. We are entering a time when powerful thought and action will unleash new possibilities.
  2. What is is, but that doesn’t mean it’s what has to be.
  3. Are you a status quo shaker? They were: Jesus, Martin Luther King, Jr., Buddha, Gandhi, Galileo, Einstein, Tesla. Good company.
  4. We must challenge the status quo or become it.
  5. The status quo is utterly inadequate as a measuring stick for the possible.
  6. The status quo is a powerful drug, but every day is a rehab of new possibilities.
  7. The status quo seems big, scary and permanent until you remember the long line of previous status quos it replaced.
  8. If questioning what is shakes the status quo, then shake, shake away!
  9. A willingness to grow requires a willingness to question the status quo.
  10. The status quo is nothing more than habits and habits can be changed.
  11. The status quo is nothing but a persistently reinforced myth. All remains possible!
  12. The status quo has a strong gravity. Change is created by those with the passion to reach escape velocity.
  13. Hearts that long to know are satisfied beyond the horizon of the status quo.
  14. We created the status quo and it is we who must change it.
  15. The power of the status quo over us lies in our fear of letting go. Letting go opens us to new worlds.
  16. Disruption for the sake of disruption is wasteful. When you disrupt, disrupt for the common good.
  17. Big things can happen for humanity when we move our small thinking out of the way.
  18. Every great achievement began as a small thought in the mind of someone who partly doubted it, but acted anyway.
  19. Be constantly unbuilding the box they would build around you.
  20. To be a fully conscious human being, is to refuse to live in the chains of someone else’s paradigm for you.
  21. Thought by thought and brick by brick, we are building a world made of things bigger than our differences.

 

Here’s the question. Do you believe in your dream enough to risk the disapproval of the status quo? Everything depends on that.

Keep seeking. Keep questioning.

Ray

Ray Davis is the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com – founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race. He’s life-long history buff and holds a B.S. in History Education. He’s always been fascinated by alternative views of history.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leaders seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

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Damn It! Just Be You

choiceI was out taking a walk with my dog on this beautiful summer afternoon. The Sun was busy being the Sun. Grasshoppers were busy being grasshoppers. I didn’t see one tree trying to be grass or altering itself to fit in with the other trees. I didn’t see one flower faking a smile.

Yet, we humans, sophisticated as we are, struggle with just being ourselves. We’re often trying to what be everyone else wants us to be, trying not to be what everyone else wants us to be, or trying to be someone else.

We can learn from flowers, grasshoppers, trees. Be who you are, damn it! Now, some will say I don’t like who I am or you won’t like who I really am. I can assure you, you weren’t born deficient and you weren’t born with a big ‘tude. You learned those things and they are just other masks you’ve learned to wear to protect yourself or hide from the magnificent being of light you came to the planet to be!

So, enough with the masks. Enough with the fakery. Enough with the pretense that you’re someone else. Being you is quite enough!

Ray

 

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Ray’s first novel,  is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

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#Affirmation for Thursday July 21, 2016

 

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Whatever I need always comes my way. Whoever I need to meet always comes my way. Whatever I need to know always comes my way. My world is one positive synchronicity after another!

Stay inspired!

Ray

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Affirmation for Wednesday July 20, 2016

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I see the best in other people and I magnify it! I see the best in the world and I magnify it!

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Ray

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