"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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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love -Lao Tzu

Posted on May 29, 2019 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS: Reflection For Today


"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 or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again"-- William Penn

TODAY: Engage in random acts of kindness without expecting gratitude. Embody kindness and let it bcome an effortless way of life. How did your random acts of kindness make you feel?


Gratitude shines away darkness and brings joy and happiness-Dr. Jean Marie Farish

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS: Reflection For Today

                                          I AM GRATEFUL

"For each new morning with its lights, for rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gratitude is an upligting, heart-opening expression of appreciation for the abundance of life. Sincere and heartfelt gratitude should be an incessant part of our daily life and is life-changing.

TODAY: Open your heart with the spirit of gratitude, There are gifts in every life experience. Use those gifts wisely. Appreciate your teachers and life lesson that have brought you thus far. Today, be a blessing to yourself and others. Look around, open your eyes, open your heart with endearing expressions of gratitude. See where this takes you today!

                                                                                            -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS, p. 77 

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts--Paramahansa Yogananda

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)


                                 I AM THE LIGHT FROM MY HEART

              "In a gentle way, you can shake the world"-Mahatma Gandhi

Success has a far greater mening than worldy achievements. It is a sense of inner fulfillment and contentment. We often strive for success based on external expectations.

TODAY: Think about your definition of success. Is it real and true to yourself or is it based on the expectations of others. If you really love what you are doing and spread joy in the midst of sharing your gifts and talents, how do you make a difference in the lives of others?

                                                                                  -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS, p. 79

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart-Kahil Gibran

Posted on April 28, 2019 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS: Reflection For Today


There is beauty in authenticity and naturalness. In this day and time, many invest resources to fix the outer self.  Our inner self radiates a natural glow. It becomes buried in superficiality as an image to fit in or become accepted.  Inner beauty is the mirror of the soul.  Let your light shine! Reflect it and see where it takes you.  

TODAY: Appreciate and accept yourself as who you really are.  Let yourself off the hook. Take a good look in the mirror and appreciate your natural beauty. Shed the layers of your personality that hide and shadow your true reflection.  How do you feel?

                                                                                          -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS, p.32

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


"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)


                           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)





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.


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)


                         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)



"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