LIFE IS A JOURNEY

"The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet." --Lao Tzu
"We are seasoned travelers of the labryinth.  Losing our way and finding 
our way.  Traveling on the beaten path and the road less traveled. 
Eventually finding our way home to the place of spiritual rest and fulfillment.'

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Triumph of the soul is true surrender with a humble spirit, compassionate heart, strength of resilience, and a spirit of gratitude-Dr. Jean Marie Farish

Posted on April 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

                                        

JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS: Reflection For Today


  I AM RENEWED


"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer"--F, Scott Fitzgerald

                                             

             "Each moment is an opportunity for a new beginning"


TODAY: Reflect on an experience or a person you encountered that shifted your perspective and how you were renewed.

                                                                                        -The Long Journey Home, p.35

The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind -Rumi

Posted on April 14, 2019 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)




JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS: Reflection For Today



                             I AM A DREAMER


I imagine fulfilling my heart's desires. I have faith that my dreams can become my reality.  I have choices and the universe is filled with infinite possibilities to make my dreams come true.  I trust that all is well and that everything is aligned for my highest good.


For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow only a vision,
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday
A dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow
A vsion of hope and joy.
Look well then to this day.  -Kalidasa



TODAY:  Open your heart and open your mind. Dream big!  Think about something you would like to achieve in your life.  Take an action step today to manifest your dream. The power of imagination is real.   Envision the end goal and how you feel having fulfilled your heart's desire.

                                                                                  -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS, p. 16

Only the present moment contains life--Thich Nhat Hahn

Posted on April 5, 2019 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)
                                                                                   


JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection For Today


                           I AM A MIRACLE
                                  The gift of life is miraculous
                                          

 A miracle is nothing more or less than this.  One who has come into a knowledge of his true identity, of his oneness with the all-pervading wisdom and power, thus makes it possible for laws higher than the ordinary mind knows of to be revealed to him --Ralph Waldo Trine




TODAY: Through our universal experiences of life, we have cried and laughed, recovered and thrived.  Be like the moth transformining into the butterfly. Let's aspire to become our best selves. K. Sri Dhammananda quotes, The ability to shape the course of one's life can only be exercised in the present, not the past or the future.   We have the power and the gift to create our reality in each living moment.  What will you create today?


                                                                                    -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS, p. 16

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy--Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)


JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection For Today


I AM NATURALLY JOYFUL

JOY IS MY BEST FEELING

 

I connect with the wellspring of joy within that is my natural state of existence. My inner child radiates wonder, joy and curiosity. When I am feeling out of sorts and dealing with life challenges, I remember to remember, "I am naturally joyful".


TODAY: Release the struggle of anxiety and find joy in the meaning of life. Find joy ieach moment. A smile, random acts of loving kindness, and reflections on gratitude can help you create natural joy.


-MY JOY JOURNAL

Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder, Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd-Rumi

Posted on March 16, 2019 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection For Today

                         I AM COMPASSIONATE
          Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it-- RabindranathTagor

Many are searching for fulfillment and a sense of connection not only with others but to their inner self.  We become lost in the grandeur of society's definition of success and happiness that reflects our state of being.  Rumi says, What you seek is seeking you. By mobilzing and streamlining resources, my blog, books and service projects are designed to uplight, inspire and bring joy to others. Our skills, strengths, ideas, imagination and special gifts can be used to transform the world.  My philosphy regarding compassionate service, Each One, Reach One, Teach One shows how we can collectively make a difference especially in these trying times of separation and senseless violence.  


                                                        My joyful heart is a happy heart! Joy is my best feeling!
                                                                                   - MY JOY JOURNAL


TODAY:  Reflect on your gifts, resources, skills and talents. How can you bring joy to others and make a difference today through compassionate service?
                                                     


He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has--Epictetus

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection For Today


I AM GRATEFUL


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend"--Melody Beattie


TODAY: Upon awakening, take time to focus on at least five things for which you are grateful. Before you retire for the evening, reflect on your day and end your evening with a prayer of gratitude. Make gratitude a daily practice and see how much your life can change.

                                                                                                                                                       -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS, p. 49



JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection For Today

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)



                                 I AM CALM

"A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of happiness bound with constant unrest"- Albert Einstein

A universal desire by the vast majority of human beings is to be happy. Einstein gifted us with his insight.  Perhaps we can adopt Einstein's Theory of Happiness by:
                                         -Live with ease and grace
                                         -Be pleasantly free
                                         -Seek peace and serenity
                                         -Feel good in the moment
                                         -Be grateful

TODAY: Put the breaks on your fast paced lifestyle.  Free yourself from mental anquish and noise by being in control of your thoughts. Practice doing one thing at a time and devote your complete attention to this particular task. Stay present by truly being in the moment. Acknowledge your accomplishments.  How did this bring happiness during the day?

                                                                                       -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS p.55














The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go--Dodinsky

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection For Today


                                  I AM CALM


"A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of happiness bound with constant unrest"- Albert Einstein


A universal desire by the vast majority of human beings is to be happy. Einstein gifted us with his insight. Perhaps we can adopt Einstein's Theory of Happiness by:

-Live with ease and grace

-Be pleasantly free

-Seek peace and serenity

-Feel good in the moment

-Be grateful


TODAY: Put the breaks on your fast paced lifestyle. Free yourself from mental anquish and noise by being in control of your thoughts. Practice doing one thing at a time and devote your complete attention to this particular task. Stay present by truly being in the moment. Acknowledge your accomplishments. How did this bring happiness during the day?


-JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS p.55


The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are--Joseph Campbell

Posted on February 9, 2019 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)



JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS: Reflection For Today


I AM AUTHENTIC


He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise"--Tao Te Ching


An authentic self assessment helps you become more aware of your strengthss and areas to work on to enhance your transformational journey.


TODAY: Reflect on unique characteristics that you admire about yourself and have been noticed by others. Think about a less desirable trait you have improved or currently working on to become your best self. What has been the result in your engagement with others and how you feel about yourself?


-JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS, p.65

You will find, as you look upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love--Henry Drummond

Posted on February 3, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection for Today


I AM LOVE

"Love and self are one and the discovery of either is the realization of both"--Leo Buscaglia

 

Love is a powerful force and an essential part of the human experience. It is a universal language that supersedes differences.


TODAY: What qualities make up a loving person. Transfer those qualities to yourself and Immerse yourself in self-love. As we love ourselves more we can reach out and love others better. Self-care is an act of love Become more aware of self-defeating thought patterns and change them immediately with the mantra, I AM LOVE. Notice during the day how this make you feel.


-JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS,p. 37, THE LONG JOURNEY HOME, p.11, MY JOY JOURNAL


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