The Price of Wisdom

In this story, a man on his journey up the mountain came across Jesus and Buddha sitting down together.  The man was so inspired that he chose to ask them a question.

“How can I become wise and enlightened?” Asked the man.

Jesus and Buddha looked at each other and replied together, “Good Judgment.”

The man then asked, “How do I get good judgment?”

Jesus and Buddha then smiled and replied together, “Poor Judgment.”

I love this story because it shows us that our challenges and mistakes in life are a very important part of our growing experience.  When we experience a hardship or a mistake in life we have an opportunity to overcome that situation and to learn from it.  A perfect life with no mistakes is a life with no growth.  So the next time you face a challenge or have to overcome a mistake, see it as an opportunity for self improvement. We are all learning as we go. Some of us are learning more than others. The trick in life is not to make the same mistake twice.

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Positive thoughts for a positive life,

Joe Rapisarda

Author of Awaken Your Power


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How to Stay Happy in Any Situation – The Law of Relativity

Did you know that regardless of what happens to you, you are the one who decides how you feel in any given moment?

You are the one who is responsible for your own happiness.

How you react to whatever happens to you determines how any event will affect your life.

If someone cuts in front on you in line at a fast food restaurant you have a choice in how to react.  You can ignore it and let it pass, or you can confront that person.

If you ignore them, then you are not letting their actions affect how you feel and therefore maintaining control over how you feel.

If you choose to confront them you might get in a verbal or physical fight which will more than likely upset you for the remainder of the day. Is that really how you want your day to go?

Many people make the mistake of thinking it was the other person’s actions that made them react, when in reality we are the ones who chose exactly how to react.

This principle applies to all aspects of life. This simple realization that your thoughts and actions affect how you ultimately feel.  Once you start taking responsibility for your thoughts and actions you will find that you will become happier in all parts of your life.

The bottom line: Regardless of what happens to you. You are always in control of how you feel. If you don’t like how you feel, then change how you think to change how you feel.

What I am explaining here is the law of relativity which is one of the universal laws-nature’s rules for life- listed in Awaken Your Power! 

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The Universal Laws

1.  The Law of Oneness.  Everything in our existence is made up of vibrating energy.

2.  The Law of Vibration.  Each thing in life has its own unique vibrational frequency.

3.  The Law of Attraction.  Energy attracts like-type energy. Positive energy attracts more positive energy.  Negative Energy attracts more negative energy.

4.  The Law of Action.  When opportunities arise action is often needed to help desires manifest.

5.  The Law of Cause and Effect.  Energy is circular; whatever thoughts, words and actions you choose for yourself and others will eventually come back to you to create your future reality.

6.  The Law of Compensation.  Whatever type of energy you give out, through your thoughts, words, and actions, comes back to you ten times stronger.

7.  The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy.  Positive energy will always transmute (transform) negative energy into positive energy or the negative energy will be forced away.

8.  The Law of Relativity.  Your reality of anything depends on your point of view.

9.  The Law of Polarity.  Everything has two poles or opposites.  There are many points of reference along the continuum from one polar opposite to the other.  These points are instrumental in making small manageable changes to move from one place or emotion to another.

10. The Law of Rhythm.  Everything has its own rhythm or cycle.  Rhythm is needed to keep and restore balance.

11. The Law of Gender.  Everything has an opposite.  The opposites are needed so that either side can be truly known and appreciated.

12. The Law of Correspondence.  Because everything is connected, all of the laws correspond to each other.

Here is the introduction section in my new book, Awaken Your Power!


What if I told you that you could create your reality with your mind? I am not talking about making your dreams a reality through only hard work and action, but you also have the ability to actually affect the chance, coincidence, or lucky events that happen in your life by the way you think. Yes, you can create luck. Luck is defined as a force that brings good fortune or adversity. This force that brings good fortune or adversity is within your control. This book will show you how to master this force and how to use it to create the life you want to live. You were meant to use your mind to influence the reality you experience.

What if I also told you that you already are creating with your mind and always have been? That’s right—you have been creating your own reality all your life and probably didn’t know it. It is time for humanity to begin consciously using this amazing power to take responsibility for creating their own reality. This book will teach you all the skills you need to be able to do that.

This book also teaches about the universal laws that apply to us all, whether we believe in them or not, and how we can learn to use them to our advantage to create the life we desire. Anything is possible with the universal laws. If you want to be rich, successful, healthy, happy, or find the love of your life, it can all happen by learning to master these laws in your life.

Not knowing these laws is like trying to play a game without knowing the rules or how they affect us. The truth is that we are playing a game, the game of life, and it is time again for us to relearn how to work with these laws to positively influence our own lives and the lives of those around us.

What if we could prevent or heal any illness? Anything is possible when we learn to use these laws to our advantage. Most of us don’t realize that we have the ability to influence the future events that happen in our lives. The truth is that through our thoughts, words, and actions, we can—and do—influence our own lives every day, usually without knowing it.

Although many are attracted to this wisdom now, there are others who are not yet ready for this empowering information. Regardless of when it is needed, the wisdom of this book sits waiting now and forever for anyone who is attracted to it.