I keep this little book on my nightstand. When I wake up, one of the first things I do is read the entry for the day. While I don’t follow a formal religion, I do believe in God and I find that when I make the effort to keep my communication with Spirit open, it anchors me, I feel more calm. My head feels more clear. Meditation has been shown to be very effective to reduce stress and improve overall health. I’m not an expert by any means. In fact I’m a pretty poor practitioner, but in my little efforts I find rewards.

Today’s entry in the Spiritual Diary:

“You should increase the strength of your body and then increase the strength of your mind. The best way to increase mental power is to try to accomplish something worthwhile every day. Choose some worthy task or project that you have been told you cannot do, and try to do it. Each day strive to accomplish something that you have always thought you could not accomplish.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda

I like this message. To me that says, “Carpe Diem!” A good way to start the day.