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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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

Joy is my best feeling

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection For Today


I AM JOY

 

"I find joy in my zest for life"


For his anger endureth but a moment, and in His favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning (Psalm 30:5). Acknowledge your feelings and know that eveything happening in your life is of value for your spiritual growth. You are not stuck in the past or in the present moment. There is always the next moment. Have faith, keep an open heart, and trust that all is well. This too shall pass.

 

TODAY: Spread your love and share your joy. What makes you feel joyful today?


-MY JOY JOURNAL


Allowing yourself to truly see the beauty of who you are and your gifts, is when you really start to experience all of he bliss that your life can be--Kuan Yin

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Reflection For Today - The Long Journey Home


I AM HOME

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all of our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time- T. S. Eliot


Where is home? Is it a physical place? Is it a spiritual place? Home is where the heart is!Home is the place where we connect with our inner being that radiates self-love, self-compassion, and self-forgiveness and therefore mirrored in our external reality. This inner joy lies within. As we exhibit these virtues within we become more authentic in our relationships with others.


After feeling disconnected and disillusioned, by society's definition of success and happiness, I was gifted with an opportunity to find my way home through a gifted healing journey of self-renewal and self-discovery that led me far away from my physical home and ultimately back home to my true self. I always felt a strange pull toward the Orient perhaps attributed to a fruitful past life connection. There, I felt like a stranger at home. Upon returning, many said there was peace and a light in my face that I was oblivious to. I took steps to maintain that peace which was sometimes quite challenging.


Kuan Yin is the Goddess of compassion,mercy and kindness. Being an avid collector of Asian art, I acquired an admired statue of Kuan Yin. Upon gazing at this lovely symbolic image daily, it always reminded me of compassion. Unfortunately, while clearing items from my previous home, in preparation for a move, the statue was placed in a box that was accidentally given away. A couple of years later, while driving through a nearby city, I spotted an antique shop and dropped in for a visit. Upon entering the establishment, my eyes immediately focused on my long lost Kuan Yin statue. I was astounded. It was a miracle!

 

TODAY: Demonstrate kindness and compassionate to yourself and others. How did it change your feelings and outcome during the course of the day?



-THE LONG JOURNEY HOME-p.47


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others --Gandhi

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



JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection For Today


I AM HAPPY


"Happiness is in the journey, not in the destination. Happy is he who has lofty and noble aspirations. Happy is he who is enriching the lives of all those agout him. Happy is he who allows others to live peacefully without distubing them. Happy is he who is contributing something to make the world a better place in which to live. Happy is he whose work, whose chores, whose daily tasks are labours of love. Happy is he who loves. Happy is he who is happy"--K. Sri Dhammananda



TODAY: Make it a point today to find something that makes ou happy even in the midst of the most challenging siutations. It does not have to be grand--just simple. How did you feel, and how dis this change your state of being?

                                                 -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS, pp. 55, 58




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