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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Posted on October 12, 2020 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)
"Let all that you do, be done in LOVE"

LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

 MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE

I AM WORTHY


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE



"We cannot dream perfect character; we do not get it in our sleep; it comes to us as muscle comes, through doing things. Character is the muscle of the soul, and it is developed by the practiceof the muscles, and by exercising it upon actual things; hence our work is the making of us, and it s by and through our work that divine grace' is communicated to our soul." -Henry Drummond   The art of Love should be our supreme concern and Practice  that requires awareness,  committment, concentration and discipline

The virtues of LOVE make up the Supreme Man. These virtues include: Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Humility, Courtesy, Unselfishness, Good Temper, Guilessness, and Sincerity.  As Leo Buscaglia quotes, " In Love, each man is his own personal challenge." 

Select one of the virtues of which you have the most difficulty.  Practice Being this virtue in your thoughts, words and actions toward yourself and others.  Which virtue did you select? What does this virtue really mean? Think about it, meditate upon it, immerse yourself in the meaning? Are you ready? Start your practice. Keep your LOVE LIGHT Journal. How does practicing this virtue make you feel? How does it improve your relationship with yourself and others?

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Posted on October 7, 2020 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


"Wherever you are, and whatever 
you do, be in love"
-Rumi

 

 LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today


MY LOVE MANTRA
I AM LIGHT
I AM LOVE
I AM WORTHY

MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL
LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE


LOVE is our natural state of being. As Rumi Quotes,"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder." Help someone heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd." Display 'Random Acts of Kindness' without being known.  Be aware of your motivation for extending a helping hand.  Is it recognition? Are you operating from your Ego? Are you genuinely interested in helping in the Spirit of Love.  Reach out and help someone stay afloat. Give support by doing small things. Check on someone who lives alone. As you shine your Love Light, you cannot keep in from yourself.

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Posted on September 30, 2020 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that comes their way.

Oprah Winfrey


LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today


MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE

I AM WORTHY


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL
LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE

 

You create your future in each moment. Are you pessimistic or optimistic?  How can you develop a more positive refreshing  outlook on life?  It is important to keep a positive atitude no matter what comes your way. You will be more hopeful and look for the best in yourself, situations and interactions with others.  Upon awakening set a positive intention for the day, take care of yourself, be grateful, be content, find humor in your daily life, take a step toward something you would like to accomplish, take meaningful breaks to rest and recharge, find ways to uplift your spirit through a song, affirmation, meditation.  Be proactive in maintaining an optimistic attitude by practicing the above mentioned tips and see where it takes you.  How do you feel throughout the day? 

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Posted on September 23, 2020 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Let us cultivate the spirit of friendship and great love for all humanity 
-Henry Drummond


LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today.


MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM LIGHT
I AM LOVE
I AM WORTHY

  

 MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE


Humility is a virtue of Love. "The chief sources of unrest are pride,unsatisfied selfishness and ambition that makes inner peace impossible. We aspire to the top to look for Rest; it lies at the bottom. Water rests only when it gets to the lowest place. So do men. Hence, Be Lowly. The man who has no opinion of humself at all can never be hurt if others do not acknowledge him. Hence, Be Meek."-Henry Drummond

Find peace and rest in humility. Cultivate Humility: Do not put yourself above others, Be modest, Deliberately and intentionally listen to others, Express concern for others, Reframe from comparing yourself to others, Recognize your flaws; Admit when your are wrong; Be apologetic when necessary;  Compliment others, Always be grateful for what you have;  Show compassion for others; Do a good deed for someone without them knowing it was you.  Make every moment of your life count!

Demonstrate HUMILITY and reflect on how it makes you feel. How does being humble improve your relationship with others? What did you learn about yourself by being Humble?



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Posted on September 9, 2020 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

''I shall pass through this world but once. Any good thing therefore that I can do, any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again. '' William Penn


LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

 

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM WORTHY

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE

 

Kindness is LOVE. What the world needs now is kindness.

How easily is it done? How instantaneously it acts. How infallibly it is remembered. How superabundantly it pays itself back. There is a difference between trying to please and giving pleasure. Give pleasuire. Lose no chance of giving pleasure. For that is the ceaseless and anonymous triumph of a loving spirit (Henry Drummond).

These are some of behaviors that represent Acts of Kindness: Benevolent, Compassionate, Charitable, Tender, Friendly. Are there others you think of? What does kindness mean to you? What does it feel like when you are being kind? Reflect on a loving experience when someone was kind to you? Who was the person? Where did it happen? When did it occur? What did they do? How did you this act of kindness make you feel?

During the course of the week, be mindful of kindness. Keep a journal on acts of kindness displayed to you and acts of kindness displayed by you. How did these acts inspire you, uplift you and make your more loving?


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Posted on September 3, 2020 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (1)

"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now and not defer to neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again"-William Penn


LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM WORTHY

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT Practice


Kindness is a virtue of LOVE. A quote by Robert Clancy, "If you want to know what Heaven feels likejust touch someone's heart". Kindness is authentic and costs nothing. It is being compassionate, considerate, respectful, doing a good deed. What does Kindness mean to you?  What does it mean to treat yourself and others with Kindness? What qualities and behaviors exemplify kindness? What does it feel like? What does it look like?  Think about these questions. Pick one of the qualities that reflect your meaning of kindness and demonstrate this to yourself and others. How does this make you feel? 

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Posted on August 26, 2020 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (2)

Patience is inner strength. One who is the master of patience is master of everything. -Anil Sinha


LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

 

 

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM WORTHY

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE

 

MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE

 

Patience is a virtue of LOVE. Self-inquiry is an opportunity for self-discovery. Take the time to reflect on the following questions.  When we are patient we are calm, not rushed and self-composed.
What does patience mean to you? Who is the most patient person that you admire? Why is this so? What must you overcome to be patient? 
Throughout the day, practice being patient. What thoughts do you have when you are being patient? How do you feel when you are trying to be patient? You may discover that you are less reactive, listen more and become more content.  Try this:  When you are engaging in a conversation with someone, make eye contact, do not interrupt them, listen to what they are saying. Show compassion. Most importantly, be patient with yourself and see where it takes you.


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Posted on August 20, 2020 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. -Richard Bach


LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM WORTHY

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT Practice


Unselfishness is a virtue of LOVE.  Henry Drummond contends, “The only greatness is unselfish love. There is no happiness in having or getting but only in giving. And half the world is on the wrong scent in the pursuit of happiness. They think it consists of having and getting and in being served by others. It consists of giving and serving others." When we do things in the spirit of LOVE, we feel fulfilled. In honoring ourselves, we are able to give and receive love. What we reflect in our world comes back to us. Respect and honor yourself.  Forgive yourself and others and let go of resentments and past hurts. Give to others in simple ways... a smile, a good thought, a helping hand. Be compassionate with yourself and others and feel your heart open with LOVE. You become more of who you truly are...your natural state of being.

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Posted on August 13, 2020 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (1)

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. Thich Nhat Hanh



LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today


MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM WORTHY

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE

 

MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT Practice


GENEROSITY is a virtue of  LOVE.  "Being kind, attentive and honest in dealing with others, offering praise where it is due, giving comfort and advice where they are needed, and simply sharing one's time with someone-all these are forms of generosity, and they do not require any particular level of material wealth." -Dalai Lama. Generosity of spirit is an action of freely and frequently giving to others. Feelings of envy and covetousness hinges on unworthiness and distracts us from being true to ourselves. Pay attention to yourself and examine thoughts that distract you from being generous. Be attentive to others. How does generosity enhance your relationship with yourself and others and make you more loving and loveable?

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Posted on August 7, 2020 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)
Courtesy is love in little things. -Henry Drummond


LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM WORTHY

 I AM LIGHT 

I AM LOVE


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE


Courtesy is a viture of LOVEAccording to Henry Drummond, "This is love in society in relation to etiquette. Love doth not behave itself unseemly. The one secret of politeness is to love'.  It means doing things gently, with love." During the course of the week, practice being courteous to yourself. Make it a priority to treat yourself well. Stay consciously aware and alert to how you treat yourself and shift your feelings and actions immediately when you are discourteous. Take note of how this makes you feel about yourself. Practice until this becomes your natural state of being. My book, "Living in the Spirit of Love: Our Natural State of Being," offers a detailed Love Mastery Devotion Exercise" to help you strengthen and embody the practice of love in your lifeThe  extent that you highly regard yourself is the extent that you can exhibit this to others. This also teach others how to treat you.

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