EACH DAY IS A GIFT
A gift of time…
With which to create,
To build, to give, to grow,
To live simply-
Simply, to live…
A gift of opportunity…
To listen, and to really hear-
And to really feel-
To reach out
To the soul of another,
To connect more deeply
With your own…
To be open, to be free,
To be you…
A gift of beauty…
An invitation to enjoy
The blessings of nature-
The warmth of sunshine,
Or the freshness of rain…
The stillness of the mountains,
Or the passion of the sea…
To recognize the miracles
In everyday things,
And the magic in everyone…
A gift of hope…
That gray skies will grow sunny,
Rain clouds will bring rainbows,
Stars will shine brighter,
And dreams will come true…
A gift of life,
And all of its goodness-
Each day… is a gift of love.
By Paula Finn
Please click this link to see this wonderful clip. “Do or do not! There is no try.” ~Yoda
Please check out this wonderful You Tube Clip: Marianne Williamson \’Our Deepest Fear poem,
Our Deepest Fear
By Marianne Williamson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there -buried under the 50,000 thoughtsthe average person thinks every day.” ~Deepak Chopra
The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, shortly before his assassination.
The seven blunders are:
* Wealth without work.
* Pleasure without conscience.
* Knowledge without character.
* Commerce without morality.
* Science without humanity.
* Worship without sacrifice.
* Politics without principle.
How do you attract a true friend, one who will help you on your path to build the strongest heart, create the deepest character, and nurture the greatest self-respect? Avoid wasting time with people who do not help you better yourself, who only distract you from feelings of loneliness. Use your solitude as the most valuable time to forge your self-identity and become your own best friend, the person you once dreamed of finding. This path requires self-reliance and patience, while the easy way, the way of superficial friends, is paved with insecurity and impatience. As you progress in this magnificent and arduous spiritual evolution, you will develop a rock-solid foundation of happiness beyond your wildest dreams and thus, naturally, attract true friendship. ~From Taro Gold
Please watch the You Tube Video Version of The Charter For Compassion and Please Share!
THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION
The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the center of our world and put another there, and to honor the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.
It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others—even our enemies—is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.
We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the center of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings—even those regarded as enemies.
We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensible to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.
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Rose, Ni & Jesyl
“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your day will tend to be pleasant and successful.” ~Norman Vincent Peale.
I find this statement to be very true. Most days I begin by reading inspirational quotes for my posts on Facebook, or if I need quiet time, I have a room in my house which is where I do my spiritual studies, yoga & qi gong, and meditation. This room is a sanctuary for me, and whenever I have issues to deal with, or I feel anxious, I head to my peaceful room to sit, read, or just gaze out the window…We all need places like this, even if it is a corner of a room somewhere in your home that is set aside for time to recharge and refresh your energy.
Taking the time in the beginning of a day to get inspired is critical toward having a positive attitude on a daily basis. Some people get out of bed and first thing turn on the TV, radio or computer and start reading or listening to the latest “news,” the latest bits of insanity about what is going on in the world. If you do this, please notice how you feel after you walk away from this negative bombardment of information. Notice how your body feels. Are you tense, more anxious, sad or depressed? If so, please try something new. If this is your normal pattern, get up in the morning, and practice saying “Thanks for a new day!” first thing when you are conscious. Spend a few moments before getting out of bed telling yourself that you are going to have a great day. Tell yourself that you have everything you need to enjoy the here and now. Relax completely for a minute or two while taking some deep breaths. Then do some gentle stretching before getting out of bed. Do not turn on the TV or radio unless it is tuned into something soothing and peaceful. The idea is to spend time in quiet, or find something inspirational to listen to or read. I have a little booklet with daily affirmations which you can also find online which is called the ‘Daily Word.’ I always feel better after reading this booklet, but since it is Christian based and this wouldnt resonate with everyone, find something that really lightens your thoughts, feelings and mood. There are many online sites for inspiration and countless books and materials to tap into that you can gather that is specifically for you. If you just take this one step toward having a peaceful and inspired morning you are going to have better and brighter days. You will be Living In Tune!