Circumstances can be challenging for us all at times. But even in the midst of turmoil we can pause and know that life is beautiful. Nothing can humble us and quiet the gears of the mind like pondering the thought of how miraculous it is that we are here at all. This simple meditation can take our thinking in a myriad of different directions... and then suddenly our problems do not seem very insurmountable at all.
We're all in this thing called life together, and it is our divine duty to help one another along. Sometimes people need a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on or even just a friendly smile. How many times has it made your day when someone you didn't even know showed you kindness or gave you a friendly gesture? That inner smile and feeling of being elevated emotionally is the feeling we should all strive to give those who cross our path in a day. Whether in the classroom, the work place or on the street, we should be a caring and positive influence in the lives of othes; in doing this, we are a true light in the world.
The spiritual realm is closer to us than we think, and you don't have to be a medium to make contact with it. If you have a question for the angels or even a deceased loved one, simply ask; you might be surprised how the answer comes. The key is to just stay open, have faith and trust that it will come in its own good time.
It used to be said of the weatherman that he got paid too much for being so wrong.. But let us now ask of the politician, how can someone so dishonest be allowed to run a country. When will the honest people tire of these games of greed and realize that we can make a change? To complain and do nothing will allow things to stay as they are... to speak out and take action will change the course of an entire nation. Stability and peace of mind is the spiritual right of every human being on the planet; when will we realize that the path we are on leads nowhere? Even if the greedy few get everything they desire, there will still be wars and unrest as they try to take from each other. Peace and honesty is the only way; if we live by any other ideology, we will only continue to stumble in the darkness.
If we treat others with disrespect, that attitude will eventually be reflected back upon us in some way; or we may find ourselves standing alone with no one else around. Make no mistake, we all reap what we sow sooner or later. To treat others with ill-will or rudeness is one sure way to bring karma to our doorstep. Sometimes it is all too easy to let our words be harsh, our tongue sharp or our attitude smug. But the way of discipline will keep careful watch over all of these things... What will you reflect today?
Miracles are all around you, they are in the air you breathe and in the sand beneath your feet. They are in the many lifeforms that live on this planet and in the very fact that you can read these words without even opening your mouth to speak them. Count your blessings today, but also take note of the miracles that you encounter... it just may surprise you how many shapes and sizes they come in.
Many people toil their days away, letting everything around them fade into obscurity like some meaningless background noise. Are you truly making a living and setting your affairs in order, or are you mired in self imposed chaos while your dying on your feet?
task at hand consumes you
it fades into the obscurity of completion-
another quest arises from the legions in your mind
replaces its predecessor like a new born disease.
to the wheel of the grind, you gladly turn the mill-
it shreds away the years of your life.
lies at the peripheral of your vision
you disregard it as a withering cadaver-
all is child’s play besides the toils you preform.
Take time to go outside today and just contemplate nature. Be at one with its peace, its beauty and its harmony. Then remember that the same Source that created nature, created you.. and that Source prevades all things. Thus the same peace, beauty and harmony that is seen and felt in nature, is also within you. You are a perfect spiritual being and one with all that is... so let the peace and harmony within flow outward like the wind, and saturate every circumstance in your life. Your day can be as serene as an undisturbed country valley, if you will but realize that the Divine Spirit of tranquility resides within you; and everywhere you go, it is.
Sometimes we must let our old beliefs and concepts drift from our lives like autumn leaves. There is no need to ever mourn or fret when the ground beneath our feet is covered with fragments of the past.. Seasons of change make way for new life to spring forth.
Calm your thoughts today, take control of the hectic racing that goes on within your mind. When the mind is still, the body becomes more relaxed, and when this happens the world becomes a more tranquil place. If every person in the world would still their mind at the same time, the earth would transform... we would wonder how we survived at all in the anxious energy we all create on a daily basis.
When the sunset of your life arrives, and you are ready to make your transition into the next world; what will have been the most important moments in your life. Will you look back and smile as you cherish the love, happiness and good times that you shared with loved ones? Or will you simply look back and be satisfied knowing that you worked hard each day and accomplished all of your daily errands? What and who will you make time for today while the sun is still shining brightly overhead?
As you awaken this morning, realize that yesterday is gone. The past and all of its reflections are but phantom smoke in the wake of eternity. With each new day, you are reborn and free to choose a new direction for your life. And you are the only person who truley knows where the road to happiness begins.