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My 54th Year: February 12, 2016


On February 10th at 2:44am, I turned 54. Something I say with great pride and enormous gratitude. Another year above the ground as my grandmother used to say. Birthdays can be seen as a time of celebration. Celebration of life.

I took some time on my special day to reflect on my life. I found myself reflecting on battles fought and won. I say won because I am still here to tell about them. I am referring to battles of the mind, which I believe is where all battles originate. Taming the mind has been and continues to be a real challenge for me at times.

My mind is the source of great happiness when I allow it to be. It is the source of my peace and contentment when I allow it to be. It is the source of my joy when I allow it to be. On the other hand, my mind is the source of great struggle when I allow it to be. I have come to realize and know that my thoughts become things.

I have spent quite a bit of time in my life allowing my mind to cause me distress and dis-ease. Whether it is an addiction, habit, distress or disease, it all starts in the mind. It is my intention in this new year of my life, to be more aware of the battles of my mind. It is my intention to choose to allow my mind to be the source of my peace, joy and abundance.

It can be a struggle and takes mindful awareness to keep our thoughts in check and to remain in control over the battles of the mind. For me it takes a constant reminding myself that my thoughts actually do become things. I affirm for this 54th year of my life, I am healthy, whole, and complete. I will not let my mind control me but I will control it.

Remember how we feel is determined by what we think and how we choose to deal with our battles. No other person or external thing is responsible for how we feel. It is controlled in our individual minds. Understanding that there will always be battles, as they teach us lessons, it is my intention to live more in the spiritual mind as opposed to the human mind. I have found that in the spiritual mind battles are handled more peacefully. I look forward to this new year of my life with great certainty and knowing. As I continue to be more aware, I know that it will be a year of more spiritual growth. A year of prosperity. A year of inner peace. And a year of happiness and perfect health.

Thanks once again for your faithfulness in taking a few minutes to read my thoughts. I am very grateful for each of you. As always, I look forward to your feedback and comments.   Have a blessed week.




11 comments on “My 54th Year: February 12, 2016

  1. Judy Eller Cox

    Very good read! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! There is so much power in what we allow ourselves to think & say.

    I have had my own struggles with negative thoughts & words about myself. I have found a few things that help me to stay focused on the positive.

    Did you ever have to write multiple sentences when you would get in trouble at school? If I find myself struggling, I will write the correct thinking in a sentence. Then I will write it 50 times.

    Another great tool is a dry erase board. Put it in your bathroom, bedroom, etc. Write several areas where your thoughts need to be tweaked!!

    If you happen to know someone who needs to be encouraged to change their thinking, don’t hesitate to offer loving, non-judgemental support! It will bring blessings to your life!


    • Judy,

      Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply. I will be applying some of your ideas in my personal life. Life is a journey that we can all help each other a little on the way and you have helped me today. Thank you again. Peace and abundant blessings to you.



    • Judy Eller Cox

      I am so thankful that I could say something that would resonate with you. It is truly a blessing to read your blog & share back with such a phenomenal person as yourself!

      Have a blessed week!!


  2. Jeanne Jordan

    I loved this! Thank you for being so open and honest , thank you for sharing your heart.
    Love you,


    • Jeanne,

      Thanks so much to you for sharing and supporting my effort to help others on this journey of life by sharing my experiences. You are a beautiful expression of the divine and I am grateful to have known you.



  3. These are the things that should be included in the owners manual of ourselves. It is a difficult set of lessons to learn and wrap your head around. Even when we have an understanding of how powerful our thoughts are, we can still let them rule our world for a day or more. I believe that every up and down is all about the lessons that were choose to learn. I have heard it said that “Our thoughts give us knowledge, our feelings give us Power”.
    Thanks for Sharing Vincent, and making us think.


    • Greg,

      As always, thanks so much for your thoughts. You are so right, just having an understanding (knowledge) is not good enough. We must remain aware and apply the knowledge. Love you much.



  4. This one spoke to me for sure. I repeatedly say to myself control your mind or it’ll control you. Keep growing and pushing forward. Enjoy seeing your great progress. Peace love and light to you my friend. ❤ Happy belated Bday !


    • Rodney,

      What do I say? I feel so blessed to have your response. Thanks for your kind words. I am learning day by day the power of the mind to work in our favor or against us. I love you my friend and always wish you the best that life has to offer. It is waiting for you!



  5. Karen STANNARD

    I’m 3 days older than you.  Belated happy birthday 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


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