Nature has a way of showing us what works. She demonstrates that almost everything occurs in cycles. The earth rotates on a daily cycle. The moon revolves around the earth on a monthly cycle. The earth revolves around the sun on a yearly cycle. Four seasons take us from cold to warm to cold again. Tides flow daily towards and away from the shore. The day closes with sunset and opens with a sunrise. Winter ends and the annual cycle of spring, summer, and fall continues. On and on. Every beginning has an ending, and every ending has a new…
However, even though the conditions might become unpleasant we tend to try our best to tolerate the increasing discomfort because the big bad unknown stands before us. Remember, if your ship is tied to the dock it doesn’t matter how you turn the wheel,that ship is not going anywhere.
Unpleasant conditions are the barometer of when you should move on.
Even if we put up with more and more like the frog in gradually warming water, it will finally get hot enough that we have to move on.
We can trust life and move ahead into new experiences with…
Have you ever wished to sit at the feet of the greatest teacher in the world? One who is able to teach you what you most need to learn at this moment? You can and it is far easier than you think.
Take a moment — look around you. Your teachers are everywhere. Realize your life is set up to teach you what you need to learn. If you believe it or not, if you recognize it or not, there is wisdom deep within that is capable of showing you who your teachers are and what they have to teach…
Sit with me for a moment — share my light.
Let us watch the bell together.
The bell — it tolls inside the swing of memory
We have been here before — this time hurts less.
Those we used to know rest on the beach of beauty.
It has been challenged by the might of time.
They stand barefoot to experience the restless waves
Carrying pieces of history to the brink of tomorrow.
The bell tolls for us all — if we hear it we obey.
There is no other choice. Come with me now,
It is our time. In the…
Thought and the act or process of thinking is undoubtedly one of the greatest powers we possess. As with all our powers, thought can be used positively or negatively. Remarkably, our society does not teach the understanding and the utilization of the positive power of thought. We seem to innately understand the need to speak and act correctly. Does it not make sense to learn how to think correctly?
Philosophers have called “Thought” the master power of the mind. A noted minister, Imelda Shanklin says in her book titled “What are you”,
“When you rule your mind, you rule your world…
From beyond the distance in silence they once came.
Measuring time in moments but for us decades pass.
Their stay was for us millennia, but to them it was but years.
As they leave their mighty wheels are stranded in the sand.
In moments of great tension, emotions often take over. Situations in day-to-day living occur where tempers flare and regret later occurs. In nature, fire does not fight fire, water does. The same as a soft word can certainly give an advantage in the face of pressure. The book of Proverbs has the saying, “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”.
A gentle and controlled approach to an angry situation provides an opportunity to choose words and actions rationally and bring a more desirable conclusion to a potentially damaging situation. Take charge of your emotions…
In the stillness of forever the earth itself rotates
At the touch of the mighty hand of the universe.
The earth sun reveals its splendor on the side the finger touches
As power flows to allay fear, and love and hope disperse.
To each of us is granted once again the ancient power,
A choice to fill our days and lifetimes too.
With hope and love and kindness, beauty long forgotten
To shine anew and break the bonds, before we bid adieu.
We tremble as the earth is shaking with long forgotten warning
Of days and years that pass with n’er…
Sometimes people grow up believing in so many limitations they begin to make those limitation real. We need to remember both you and I are in this body for this lifetime. We are not duplicates of each other.
Sometimes our body could have a shy personality and sometimes we might have been brought up in a dysfunctional home. Maybe we have a speech problem or maybe this body has a bunch of phobias and fears.
On the other side, this body may play host to a spectacular mind capable of creating miracles. We often get so caught up in the…