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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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



JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS: Reflection For Today

Posted on December 26, 2018 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

                                   

                             I AM ALIVE

              LIVE WELL, BE PASSIONATE, AND DREAM BIG

 

-Set your intentions and make then a reality

-Smile often

-Learn something new

-Create something for the betterment of humanity

-Engage in the arts

-Read something inspirational

-Affirm "feel good" thoughts

-Connect with people who care about you

-Practice random act of kindness

-Take responsibility for nurturing your well-being

                                                                                        -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS, pp. 46,47

TODAY: Implement a personal self-care program to enhance your well-being. Take small steps each day. How does this make you feel at the end of the day.


The world is but a canvas to the imagination-Henry David Thoreau

Posted on December 26, 2018 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)


JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS: Reflection For Today

I AM RENEWED

"Release the old and embrace the new''


The ebb and flow of the cycles of nature, as the seasons change and the gradual transition of the day from morning to night, are constant reminders of the life cycle from birth to death. Nature's creative process is natural without struggle. Just as nature renews itself, so can we. Use life experiences as teaching tools to better ourselves and serve for the greater good. Our journey here on earth is limited. How can we grow with the ebb and flow of life? Each moment is an opportunity to begin again. Start a new chapter.

TODAY: Reflect on a positive trait or characteristic that defines who you really are. Perhaps it is something noticed frequently by others. Radiate this trait or characteristic during the day. Pay attention and write down how you feel when you exhibit this characteristic or trait and the impact it has on those you encounter.

-Journey To Wholeness-- pp. 20, 24


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Posted on November 2, 2018 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Gratitude nurtures my positive and joy filled consciousness

Gratitude nurtures my positive and joy filled consciousness

Posted on November 2, 2018 at 9:50 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

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


The spirit of gratitude is uplifting and heart-opening.  It is an expression for the abundance of ife.  

                              -Celebrate your accomplishments whether large or small

                              -Keep a gratitude journal

                              -Maintain the thought of abundance and reflect on ample supply for yourself and others

TODAY: Practice gratitude in present moments.  How does this uplift your spirt and change your relationships and interactions throughout the day?  Upon awakening and retiring, reflect on at least three things you are grateful for... See where this takes you 

                                                                                 -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS pp. 49, 77

The art of beauty is achieving inner peace

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)



JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection For Today


I AM BEAUTIFUL


"Find Joy in Beauty"


Illuminate your path today with joy. Let it be the light that awakens your consciousness. The searchlight of joy reflects the beauty of life outside and within.


TODAY: Look for something beautiful today or create something beautiful. Look for the smile on the face on someone you encounter. See the love present in a couple holding hands. See the beauty in nature. Treat yourself with kindness and compassion. How does this make you feel as you look for beauty in each present moment?

                                                                      -JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-p.45







What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself-Abraham Maslow

Posted on October 1, 2018 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS-Reflection For Today


I AM JOY

"Joy is radiating my inner beauty as I discover more about myself each day"


When I am self-aware, I am more aware of my own needs and values as oppposed to conforming to the expectations of others. The world becomes more enriched when the individual talents of people are respected and appreciated. Inherent in becoming self-aware is the process of self-discovery. This means paying attention to what inspires us and gives us passion that resonates with our soul.

 


TODAY: Check in with yourself and give expression to your feelings and notice your thoughts. Reflect on a positive trait or characteristic that defines who you really are. Perhaps it is something noticed freqently by others. Radiate this trait or characteristic during the day. Pay attention and write down how you feel when you exhibit this characteristic or trait and the impact that it has on anyone you encounter.


-JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS- p. 20



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