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 ours 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.

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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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