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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

May 17-18-19, 2024

The focus for today, and the weekend, is:

I am the architect and builder of my life.

Today's inspiration was written by Marie T. Russell:

Have you ever had this experience: Something happens, and your immediate comment is "I knew that would happen!" Not only did you know it would happen, you predicted it! Maybe you didn't predict it in the usual sense of the word, but you expected it, and you assumed it would happen,

In other words, as per Wayne Dyer, you basically ended up "seeing it because you believed it".  Because of our creative power, our thoughts pull towards us the things we focus upon. Unfortunately, we usually use this creative power - and it is a power - negatively. Generally, we seem to more easily believe that bad things will happen than that good things will happen.

Because we are creating our experience with our thoughts and our words, we get what we expect and believe. The good news in that whole concept is that we simply need to change our expectations, our thoughts, our beliefs, and of course our actions, and we will be able to change what we see in our immediate reality. We are, after all, the architect and builder of our life.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Remembering and Reclaiming the Perfection of Who You Are
     Written by Marie T. Russell,
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of recognizing that you are the architect and builder of your life (today and every day)

Our focus for today (and the weekend): I am the architect and builder of my life.

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About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

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