This July 4th let’s stop the hate

There’s so much to be thankful for on the Fourth of July, and so much to celebrate: friends, family, and most importantly, the freedom we have to determine our destinies, pursue our dreams, and put great ideas into action. There are many things that prevent us from realizing our dreams and most are related to fear. Fear is one of the primary paradigms of self-mastery, Fear is an emotion induced by a perceived threat which causes us to react, usually negatively. This year we, at Catalyst, are focused on living the unbalanced life with joy and hopefully you have been following our blog post and Tweets. Our first book “Soaring Eagles” ( was the first of a set that we will be publishing this year.
Our message is that we have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to live for. This July 4th, as you celebrate with friends, remember all your lessons from Self-Mastery. Too often, we allow fear, worry, and doubt to dominate and define our lives. We allow them to steal our joy, our sleep, and our precious dreams. I have seen people react with such negative emotion over perceived or outright false information. I have seen children locked in a culture thinking there was no escape and no way to achieve their dreams. John F Kennedy once said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
Starting today let’s stop the gossip, exaggerations, and false stories that perpetuate fear. Instead let’s be part of the solution. We can stop the hate. We can help that child that is lost, a veteran with needs, a family frozen in time and we can be responsible for our own actions. Starting today let’s be more positive and joyful in our speaking, our thoughts and our deeds. When you see that hateful E-mail, just delete it. Find a way to give back, express your compassion and become part of the solution.