Friday, April 14, 2017

The Most Wonderful Thing

What would you be doing if you could choose the most wonderful thing that you enjoy doing?

What would you create?

How would you engage your mind?

What is in your imagination?

What are the tools that you need?

What is the first tiny step you can take?

Let these questions be the ones you answer every day to create the life you would most enjoy.

Let your heart’s desire guide you.

It is there for a reason.

You exist in the form you do with the ideas you have to express an absolutely unique identity.

This is your vital contribution to society.

You need only take the steps to create your original ideas to bring all the goodness you could ever dream of into your life.

The challenges you face will build your strength, conviction, confidence, and skills.

You will become more than you ever thought you could.

You will be challenged to grow more powerfully than you could ever imagine.

You will live in a different kind of world, the one created by your strength, your individuality, and your capacity to share your powerful and uplifting ideas.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Guard Your Decency

It is important to treat others with decency.

Respecting where others are coming from and their points of view makes conversation possible.

Creating room for lots of good ideas to surface gives you more to work with on a project.

Combining ideas can often create a more effective solution.

It all begins with a practice of respect and decency.

Do not be influenced by an appeal to low emotions when dealing with anyone.

Do not be led to think there are better and worse people.

Guard your decency by treating everyone with the respect you desire.

Your attitude will uplift everyone around you and will attract really strong and positive people onto your team.

When people know that they can safely express their ideas, it makes innovation easier.

It moves society forward as well.

You will be surprised to find yourself in a far more effective place when you guard your decency and practice it consistently.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Who You Listen To

In each person, there is an inner fire which is always fueled by truth, passion, delight, and purpose.

This is the only thing you need to listen to.

The consensus which allows negativity to predominate, or entertainment, or wastes the minds of so many people, is simply not appealing to one who has that inner fire.

It requires that we do not listen to what is around us.

It requires that we listen only to the uplifting purpose that we can each serve.

It requires associations with those of uplifting and passionate commitment.

When your place yourself in this mode of thinking and acting, your life takes on a singular quality of happiness.

Your satisfaction exceeds anything else you have ever done.

Your focus on lifting up your attitude lets you rise to take the steps that are invisible to those who are lost in negativity.

When your course is set on giving, serving, uplifting and including everyone who can possibly benefit from your work, you attain a deep peace and happiness which permeates your life.

Viewing the contributions from people like this makes me feel wonderful.

I love reading about the way Dr. Yunas’ concept of “social business” transformed the lives of so many in Bangladesh and took them out of poverty.

I love the fact that Atlanta, GA, where the founder of Habitat for Humanity lived, has the lowest rate of homelessness.

I love the commitment of the Buddhist monk who built a school to take care of so many abandoned children and orphans in the foothills of the Himalayans.

I love the inspired action from within which has guided so many people to turn their lives around and to help so many others do so as well.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Your Concept of Yourself

You express your concept of yourself.

Many things have shaped your concept of yourself, but whatever you accept is what you express.

You can change your concept by changing what you accept about yourself.

Old habits of thought can be redirected and replaced and a new concept of yourself will emerge as you practice the new habits.

Reach for concepts of integrity, honesty, unlimited resources and being of value.

Include wealth and health at the same time.

Include happiness and a sense of purpose.

Include satisfaction and service.

Be compassionate and forgiving.

Be purposeful and take action.

Listen within for each step

Be receptive to the guidance which comes from the quote and peace within.

Be alert and watchful and observant and sensitive to what you truly love.

This is your individuality.

You have a right to the abundance and fulness within your expression of your concept of yourself.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

No Confusion in Identity

There is no confusion in your identity.

You know who you are.

Deep within you, there is a place of peace and purpose.

From this quiet sense, comes guidance for your every step.

Your identity determines your place and your purpose.

Your mind is filled with the intelligence of divine assurance.

You have a power to focus and to remain productive toward the goals that you desire most.

Your deep desire to serve in the way that most benefits you and mankind is being fulfilled.

No distraction can take you off that course.

You simply do not move forward during the distractions, but when you conquer them, you find that once again you are in harmony with your highest nature.

Despite what is going on in the news or the insight into temptations on a large national scale, you have a role to play.

Your role is to not get confused, to value the contribution you are making, and to proceed in a balanced way to expand your power to focus and to refocus.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

If Wrong Has Been Done To You

Even so, look beyond that.

Place yourself in a new mental environment.

If you are forced into a new situation, take advantage of a new perspective.

Let it jog you out of your memory of past experiences.

Be grateful for those who had the courage to launch you.

Maybe they could see something you could not.

Maybe they knew you needed a different environment to give you a more positive outlook.

Respect that there may have been a sacrifice.

Do not add to other’s pain.

Even our own.

Broaden your perspective.

Respect the fact that there may have been more going on than you were aware of.

Become a bigger person.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Choose To Heal

If there be any good thing, think on it.

Feed the other wolf, the positive one.

Look at the situation a little differently and let a ray of healing light in.

Release resentment and fear and grow stronger instead.

Add to the forgiveness in the world, even if you don’t know how.

Just ask.

Be more understanding, and therefore be more understood.

Be grateful for the changes that were (and are) required of you to move forward even if they seem impossible.

Then move forward.

Every day you are in a new place.

So are the other people in your life.

Magnify one good thing in your life.

Let it grow and radiate and attract more good.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Choose Your Gifts

You have the opportunity to learn and to practice many things as your enter your professional life.

Some of them may attract you for various practical or popular reasons.

But you may feel a pull toward something else, something that comes from your heart.

Even though it may not appear to be as practical nor popular, this is the thing which will satisfy you the most.

It will bring you both happiness and prosperity if you follow it through day by day.

This is the treasure of your heart.

It is your gift.

Will you have the patience and courage to follow it through?

Cultivate your inner listening to find your own marvelous individual identity.

This will show you the steps you need to take as you follow your path.

It will take you farther and give you opportunities no other path well.

Choose your gifts, and take no other path.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, February 20, 2017

Depend on Yourself

You have immense resources within your being.

You are defined by the special individual characteristics which only you can find.

When you do find them, and have the courage to act on their behalf, you become yourself.

This is the self you can depend on.

Your immense resources come into play when you begin to recognize them within you.

At first, they appear as an intuition, a thought.

Then, as you pay attention, and turn within more and more, they become more constant.

Finally, as you realize this is who you are and why you are here, you express this identity, your true self all the time.

You can depend on this recognition of your true self to bring you what you need.

It is not your effort.

It is what is propelling your effort.

The self within is constant, even when you are in confusing or disturbing circumstances.

The confidence and direction is there, waiting for you to turn to it.

When you feel this peace, most of all, you know this is the self you can depend on.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Choose Your focus

The emphasis you give to events and feeling directs your life.

You can choose both the events and how you direct your feelings.

The “gerbil wheel” of feelings can go round and round without any changes.

Or, you can get off of it, and take another look.

While you are the sole focus of your life, you will see things from one point of view.

Your view will expand when your life becomes more generous.

You can choose to continue to look at your life from a narrow focus and ride that “gerbil wheel” of emotions over and over again.

Or you can choose to expand your view to include a much wider range.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Recognize and Express Your Essence

Who you essentially are, speaks wherever you are.

Your deep values come out all around you, and as you.

How you conduct yourself and treat others.

Which causes you support.

Your priorities are expressed in the little things, and then in the big things.

Respect, integrity, consideration, generosity.


The little early teachings grow into something much more powerful.

Catch any deviation while it is small.

It is much harder to correct later.

Look at the priorities around you.

Are they really what you share?

Or do you have something much more individual and precious?

Trust your essence.

Recognize it and let that be expressed as your highest nature.

This is your true value.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Most Peaceful Life

The most peaceful life can be very exciting.

It involves being very honest with yourself and discovering what you would most love to do.

If this does not align with what the rest of the world expects you to do, you will have to decide just how you want to live, anyway.

If you admit that what you would love to do is the most important thing to you, you will be led to take the steps to get there.

This will be a very exciting thing to do, because you love it.

It will also be the most peaceful life you can live because you will not be in conflict with yourself.

You will build your lifework from the beginning.

Your heart’s deep desire is what you were put here to express.

There is a place for you as long as you are building from your deep sense of joy and identity.

Your life direction will attract those who can both help you and those who will benefit from what you love to do.

What a great way to build your life!

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Amazing New Opportunities

There is a new momentum happening which allows a completely new view of the world to take shape.

The idea of service which uplifts everyone, is a real possibility.

Without traditional borders, of communication, of travel, of tribal loyalty, we are all free to serve each other in larger and larger ways.

Our commonalities are coming more and more to light as we meet people from so many other places and cultures.

We all have families which we care for.

We all want to expand our horizons by giving each other unlimited opportunities to interact and grow.

We all love to play and live productively.

With a sense of unlimited resources and the joy of developing them, no one need live in want and no one need live in fear.

Every day shows us more invention, compassion, expansion.

This is truly an amazing new time to live in and to serve.

 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Atmosphere of Wholeness

Being in the atmosphere of wholeness feels so safe.

Everyone in that atmosphere feels the difference between wholeness and the feeling of disaster.

It is so important to fill yourself up with things you love to do.

That begins the process of becoming whole.

Once you can relate to this wonderful feeling, you will measure other activities and experiences by it.

As you move in this direction, it can become more and more of a priority.

Imagine filling up more and more of your time in a way that makes you feel good, together, aligned.

You will create an atmosphere of wholeness for yourself, and people will notice.

They will want to do that, too.

Your own work with yourself will encourage others and create an entirely different kind of community.

Others will feel how safe and happy you are, and your community will expand.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage