Monday, January 30, 2017

It is what it is.

January 30, 2017

It is what it is.  And all is as it should be for the evolution of the species, for all of us individually, and for all of us collectively.  It is what it is, and in it's very is-ness lie the seeds of change.

If there were no darkness, there would be no yearning, no searching for the Light.  Accepting all that is, is the first step in changing all that you wish to change.  The very act of fighting attracts more fighting;  hate attracts hate; love attracts love, gratitude attracts more things for which to be grateful; peace attracts peace.  Whatever fills our minds fills our lives and, like endless ripples on a stream, spills out into not only our lives, but the lives of all those we know and the lives of those they know and, in time, circles the planet and affects all lives, for better or for worse.  We are all connected and we are all affected.

There will be love, kindness, compassion, understanding and peace when each of us fills our own lives with those qualities that bring Light into the world.  Gandhi said, "Be the change you wish to see," and Marianne Williamson, "Don't fight the world you see; build the world you want to see."

Each of us is responsible, and each will be held accountable, for all that we send out in thought, word, and action into the atmosphere and into the collective consciousness.  If each of us will simply live with loving kindness in our minds and hearts, we will begin to see the changes we want to see, and the planet will heal.

Live your best life.  Live with peace, joy, and love in your minds and hearts and you will have the love and gratitude of all others who seek to do the same.  May you always be filled with love and light, and may you always have an understanding heart.

It is what it is.  Accept that and become the change you wish to see in the world.

My love and gratitude to all,


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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Some favorite quotes for the New Year

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

All my best wishes for a wonderful New Year filled with all the blessings that your minds and hearts can hold.
I'd like to share some of my favorite quotes, all of which continue to touch my heart when I read them and think about them.

"With our thoughts, we make the world."  Buddha

"When people show you who they are, believe them the first time."  Maya Angelou

"What is most important is to discover peace, and to share it with others."  Thich Nhat Hahn

"Great minds discuss ideas.  Average minds discuss events.  Small minds discuss people."  Eleanor Roosevelt

The Prayer of Socrates:  "Grant to me that I may be made beautiful in my soul within, and that all external possessions be in harmony with my inner self."

"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere." Agnes Repplier

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."  Emerson

"As a mountain is unshaken by the wind, so the heart of a wise person is unmoved by all the changes on this earth."   Buddha

Let us remember that for every angry and violent action that we see, read, or hear about, there are thousands, if not millions of others who go about their daily lives in peace, doing the best they can; being kind to themselves, their families and friends; doing their part to help those in need; praying for peace.  In living ordinary lives in love and peace, we are transformed into the extraordinary and become the light of the world.

Be the mountain unshaken by the wind.  Regardless of what others are doing, be your best self; live your best life; be a light.....and the darkness disappears.

Peace, joy, and love, always, to you and to all.


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