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Prayer of St. Teresa

May today there be peace within
May you trust your highest power
that you are exactly where you are meant to be…. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you….
May you be content knowing you are a child of God….
Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your
soul the freedom to sing, dance, and to bask in the sun….
It is there for each and every one of you….

Prayer of St. Teresa

The all-powerful, all-knowing and all-loving God of ALL THAT IS, is within you.

Pause to think what that means…….

Recommendation: The Way of Perfection

Dwell on the present moment

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha 

Which is why the Now moment is called the eternal present. The now moment is all that exists.

When we recollect the past, it’s all in our thoughts, when we envision or worry about the future it’s all in our thoughts, it’s made up reality. This doesn’t mean we don’t reminisce on pleasant memories or design a favorable future, but it does mean that all the action is in the NOW!

To be most happy, to be healthy and disease free we ought to focus our awareness on what’s going on right now, to fully live it and to fully enjoy it!

Like they say “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift, hence it’s called the Present!”

Recommendation: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle video on ‘Why not to react to the content in your life’

Only through love

Life in abundance comes only through great love. Elbert Hubbard 

How filled with love is your life? How about your pursuits, desires and even mundane activities?

Imagine how much bigger any relationship is when it’s full of love. How much do we look forward to our day when our job is truly fulfilling? Which can only happen if we love our job. What if you were in love with life itself? How would that make your day, week or whole year?

Here’s the problem though, you can’t easily love external objects and beings if you’re not comfortable in your own skin, if you don’t appreciate your own self, if you don’t love yourself.

Love is the currency of the universe, it’s the underlying reality of it all. Live in love and you’ve figured out one of life’s deepest mysteries!

Love it up!

Recommendation: Love: What Life Is All AboutLeo F. Buscaglia

The butterfly way of life!

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore

How do you live your life?

Straddled by thoughts and resentments of the past? Or buried by anxious thoughts of the future? Both?

There has to be a better way.

Be a butterfly!

You are a beautiful person, recognize that beauty and then find and appreciate beauty all around you, just like a butterfly!

Flutter about in total delight, stay in the moment, smell roses and make nectar out of all that’s beautiful around you. Forgive the past (including the personalities) and worry not about the future, it’ll take care of itself!

 

Recommendation: DARE TO BE HAPPY by Sue Hardwig

How to be creative

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm (Interview) 

2 comments on creativity.

  1. Don’t think you’re not creative. Any thing that’s beautiful or good that you do in your own unique way, whether it’s a piece of art or the artful way you converse or understand others, is being creative. Most of us, knowingly or unknowingly convince ourselves that we’re not creative, the truth is quite the opposite, give yourself some credit!
  2. You can be more creative. When you stay more in the moment (not overcome by your mind chatter), being playful and are not ruled by your biases and expectations. Our biases, expectations, assumptions and certainties about anything limits us, which limits our creativity.

What say you?

Recommendation: The Art of Being by Erich Fromm

Are you awake today?

Only that day dawns to which we are awake. Henry David Thoreau

It could be an entire day before we realize it’s gone! Does that happen to you?

We must become aware of ourselves as we pass through a unique day, that’s made up of unique moments and experiences. If we are constantly manufacturing thoughts about what’s going on with us or who’s doing what to us, then we won’t awaken to that day or that moment.

The only way to smell the rose is to awaken fully to the rose (not thoughts/concepts about it) and experience it fully for what it is.

 

Recommendation: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle