Monday, November 26, 2012
For me living a life of service gives meaning to the whole thing.I have read everything I could find on being happy, being free, and living a good life.And don't get me wrong, there are lots of self-help books, tapes, cds etc that can assist one in their search for enlightenment.And even if living a life of service is my "path" I am not saying that is the only path one can choose.But for myself, after all these years of looking a life of service to my fellow human beings is the only thing that works for me.And by living a life of service I dont mean that you must gi ve up anything or suffer in need of anything do live that kind of life.Personally I try to do it by being nice to everyone.By smiling at every "stranger"(is there really a thing as a stranger? I dont think so), by holding a door open, by allowing someone to jump ahead of me in line, to offer a word of encouragement, by calling an old friend, etc. I'm sure you get the picture.It doesn't cost me anything to do those type of things and yes, I do believe that qaulifies as a life of service.Sure, I donate some money to charities even tho I am far from being a wealthy man(in material things I mean).But even if I did not have a dime I can still be of service. And that to me brings real meaning to my life. Maybe you'd like to try that yourself sometime. I sure hope you will that is if you are not already doing that. In closing I would like to share a couple of quotes. The first one is from Mr. Charles Caleb Colton who stated:"He that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so." And from Rabindranath Tagore comes this bit of marvel:"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."I now take flight and leave all of you wonderful people with thoughts of a perfect love, perfect peace, and perfect joy.And as always if you can right now, take a moment and do a little something nice for someone simple becdause you can and you want to! Bless all your hearts!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Have you experienced any "problems" today? If so did you just "feel" your way through it or did you try to learn something from it? I think if all of us would take the time to reflect on the problems of living in todays world, we could arrive at the point when we would actually welcome the "problems, changes" in our world with open arms.Because that is the only way we are gonna learn to be at peace with everything that happens.Within each problem lies not only a solution but also therein lies a joy that we have yet to discover. And after facing each obstacle and learning the lesson from it we will be not only a happier person but a far better one also.The following quote is from Christian Larson who states:"It is the difficult things that we meet that enable us to bring into action the greater power that is within us; difficulties therefore, are the most valued of opportunities, and if taken advantage of as such, will always be met with joy." And also from the Science of Mind comes this tidbit:Nature demands the change in order that we may advance. When the change comes, we should welcome it with a smile on the lips and a song in the heart. My hope for all of you is that the problems you encounter will be small ones and that the lessons learned from them will bring you much joy.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Im sure that like most of us you too have a set of personal beliefs that you live by.Or at least try to.It has to be that way or we all would be living a very chaotic life!So whether we consciously make our thoughts turn into our "way" of living, or unconsciously allow our thoughts to rule, I think we should take note of what we are living by and with.I think many of us would be surprised to find out that we aren't really as attuned to our inner selves as we would like to be. It's way much easier to just react to things as they happen than it is to try and control our thoughts on a daily basis. At least it seems that way to me.And often times the things we live by are not truly our own but merely reflections of what we have been taught and shown by others who claim to know the "way" to living a fulfilled life.I personally believe that each of us must take control of our every thought and make sure we are not just reacting to others.Take a really close look at the events in your life right now and then see if these events are just random or if they are a consequence of your own inner thoughts and beliefs.Believe me, its really harder than one realizes to take an HONEST look at their belief system than one would suppose.Part of the reason for this is that no one actually likes to admit that they are responsibile for whatever it is that befalls them. I once read somewhere this quote:The hardest path I have discovered is the path that leads me back to myself. I love that quote and believe it to be true. In closing I would like to share a couple of quotes with you. The first one is from Florence Scovel Shinn who stated:"Man(people) manifests, on any plane, the sum total of his subconscious beliefs." And the other one is from the Science of Mind magazine as follows:The Law of Mind obeys the orders that are given It whether we are conscious or unconscious that such orders are being given. I sincerely hope you will think about this and then decide to take a closer look at your "beingness" and then decide to really gain control once more of that precious mind you now possess! And as always while you have a free moment why not do a little something nice for someone. Right now, right here. I bless all of you and send thoughts of pure love, peace, and kindness to you and yours.