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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

April 5-6-7, 2024

The focus for today (and the weekend) is:

I remain mindful of my thoughts and actions.

Today's inspiration was written by Gregory Ripley:

One simple way to learn to know and understand ourselves is to spend a few minutes each evening recalling our day. We can review what happened that day, what went well, and what went poorly.

Were there areas in which we did well and others in which we could improve? Did we have difficulties with our emotions or react to events in selfish, egotistical ways?

Sometimes keeping track of things in a concrete way can help us remain mindful of our thoughts and actions. We may find that beginning our day this way is also helpful as it allows us to set our intention for the day.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     To Transform All Beings: Helping Others to Use Their Strengths
     Written by Gregory Ripley.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of being mindful of your thoughts and actions(today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
We sometimes tend to go on automatic pilot... not really present to what is taking place but just reacting from our past understanding and experiences. To truly be mindful, we have to treat each moment as a brand new moment, and each person as a brand new person even if we've known them for a long time.  

Our focus for today (and the weekend): I remain mindful of my thoughts and actions.

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RELATED BOOK: The Hundred Remedies of the Tao

The Hundred Remedies of the Tao: Spiritual Wisdom for Interesting Times
by Gregory Ripley

book cover of: The Hundred Remedies of the Tao by Gregory RipleyIn modern Taoist practice, the emphasis is often on “going with the flow” (wu-wei) and not following any fixed rules of any kind. This may work well for an already enlightened Taoist Sage, but for the rest of us. As author and translator Gregory Ripley (Li Guan, ??) explains, the little-known 6th-century Taoist text called the Bai Yao Lu (Statutes of the Hundred Remedies) was created as a practical guide to what enlightened or sagely behavior looks like—and each of the 100 spiritual remedies are just as relevant today as they were when written over 1500 years ago.

Both scholarly and inspirational, this guidebook to Taoist spiritual living will help you learn to effortlessly go with the flow, deepen your meditation practice, and find the natural balance in all things.

For more info and/or to order this book, click here.  Also available as an Audible Audiobook and a Kindle edition.

photo of Gregory Ripley (Li Guan, ??)About the Author

Gregory Ripley (Li Guan, ??) is a Taoist Priest in the 22nd generation of the Quanzhen Longmen tradition as well as a Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University. He is also the author of Tao of Sustainability and Voice of the Elders. 

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