Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination. – Mary Oliver
Our thoughts and how we think are the tools we need to design our lives as well as our days. If we can be fully present and really observe what goes on around us, we can never be bored. In that state of ‘presence’, when our heart becomes our eyes, we can be effusively creative.
Today I AM experiencing life through my heart. My heart takes over my brain, and I experience life anew!
Recommendation: Love: What Life Is All About by Leo F. Buscaglia
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. – Henry David Thoreau
What does it take to be happy and to achieve what we desire? ‘Conscious endeavor’ Consciousness of what will be good for us, consciousness of who we are, what we truly want and then conscious effort towards the goals of being and doing.
Good news! I AM changing and becoming who I want to be! I know it can be done, I AM doing it!
Recommendation: Awakening of Intelligence by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich Fromm
Don’t think you’re creative? Any thing that we do in our own unique way and is beautiful or good, whether it’s a piece of art or an artful way we 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 self some credit!
We can be more creative. Especially when we stay more in the moment (not overcome by the chatter inside the mind), playful and are not ruled by our biases and expectations. Our biases, expectations, assumptions and certainties about anything limits our creativity.
Today I AM creative because I was born that way. I AM constantly creative because I AM open-minded and can flow in the moment. Great ideas come to me and I can easily make amazing connections between things. I AM getting more creative by the day!
Recommendation: Art of Being by Erich Fromm
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. – Rabindranath Tagore
how do we live?
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 like a butterfly!
We are beautiful, let’s recognize that beauty and then find and appreciate beauty all around us, 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. Forgive the past (including the personalities) and worry not about the future, it’ll take care of itself!
Today I AM a butterfly. I care not for yesterday, nor do I think of the morrow. I have faith, I choose the beautiful and the sweet. My life is delightful!!
Recommendation: The Center Within by Fred Harris
It’s up to you. It’s entirely up to you. – The Universe
In tandem with the Creator we’re creators of our own space, our own experience and our circumstances. This occurs at many different levels. Because we hail from the Center, we bring with us a lot more than we realize. It’s in our interest to ‘discover’ these talents as we experience time and space. But discover them we must, it’s up to us, it’s all in us!
Today I AM surfacing my amazing creative talents. I know I AM of divine origin. So I act as though I AM. I AM guided by the Center to do what I must. I AM happy and fulfilled.
Recommendation: Notes from the Universe by Mike Dooley
The older I get, the surer I am that I’m not running the show. – Leonard Cohen
There’s a greater intelligence, there’s a source from which all things, concepts, values, life and meaning proceed. At certain times of our lives or even during the course of a day, we can feel it, we can sense the underpinning of it all.
The trick is to recognize that power, realize that it runs through us and everyone else. Consciously accept it and allow it a free run in our life. Application of faith will be necessary initially. Things start to happen when we do that. Let’s try it.
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM allowing God to function through me!
Recommendation: Deep Listening: Hidden Meanings In Everyday…
I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dropped it carelessly, Ah! I didn’t know I held opportunity. – Hazel Lee
Opportunity abounds. We just need to know how to look and pay attention. What’s opportunity?
- Opportunity to just enjoy what we already possess, in mind, body and spirit.
- Opportunity to grow in all possible ways, including intellectually and emotionally, especially towards ultimate pursuits.
- Opportunity to build and mend relationships.
- Opportunity to be all that we can be, and do!
- Opportunity to love and be joyous!
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM engaging in all opportunity!
Recommendation: The Urantia Papers