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Monday, July 31, 2017

Smiling Can Make You Feel Better


Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Smile and the world smiles with you.
- Anonymous

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen?
Then prepare to accept it.
Then proceed to improve on the worst.
- Dale Carnegie

Peace begins with a smile.
- Mother Teresa

Always do the best you can,
and everything else will take care of itself.
Focus your energies on doing what you can
rather than worrying about what you can't.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


A smile that begins as an effort and a pretense quickly grows to become genuine,
and given time, a habit of happiness. In the words of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Inner Smile Exercise:
1. Breath slowly, deeply, and consciously.
2. Close your eyes and set the corners of your mouth in just the slightest smile.
3. Visualize your smile growing larger and larger, and your happiness increasing.

Today's affirmation:
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- Émile Coué


Further reading: Beyond Your Worries

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

No Regrets
   

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Resist the Temptation to Judge Others


Judge not, that you be not judged.
For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged;
and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
- Matthew 7:1-2

You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely
as small as what you allow to annoy you.
- Robert Anton Wilson

If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed
by the defects of those with whom we associate.
- Francois Fenelon


Today's affirmation
I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Love All, Judge None

Keep the Golden Rule

The Price of Anger

The Essence of Jesus' Teaching
   

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Recognizing the Abundance We Already Have


Our journey into consciousness of wealth begins
with the realization that we have already arrived.
- Michael Beckwith

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
- Wayne Dyer

Not what we have,
but what we enjoy,
constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus


Today's affirmation:
My Cup Runneth Over - My Life Is Abundant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Abundance

Gratitude for THIS Moment

Know that You have been Blessed

Is your glass of life half empty? Or half full?
    

Friday, July 28, 2017

Selflessness and Compassion


Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

May we make the world a little kinder
and more compassionate
by reminding ourselves that often it is the random acts
of kindness that most benefit all of us.
- Anonymous

Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another.
- Colossians 3:12

Today's affirmation:
I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Empathy

Open Mind - Open Heart

Through Each Other's Eyes
    

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Beyond Worries


Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
- William James

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

To me, faith means not worrying.
- John Dewey


Today's affirmation:
I reach toward the shining mountains,
beyond the fog of daily worries.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: How to Stop Worrying

Not Too Serious

Time to Smell the Flowers

The Shadow of Worry
    

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

With Every Deed You are Sowing a Seed


Judge each day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Actions are the seed of fate.
Deeds grow into destiny.
- Harry S. Truman

With every deed you are sowing a seed,
though the harvest you may not see.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple,
but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
- Robert H. Schuller

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda


Further reading: For Our Grandchildren

Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Pay It Forward

Upheaval
    

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Simple Things in Nature


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

Those who find beauty in all of nature
will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.
- L. Wolfe Gilbert

For every person who has ever lived,
there has come, at last, a spring he will never see.
Glory then in the springs that are yours.
- Pam Brown

Whenever you find yourself sad, spend time alone with nature.
Go to the ocean. Go to the woods. Go to a garden. Go to a park.
Breathe in the outdoors. Breathe in the peace.
Breathe in the clean air that is without fears, without needs, without expectations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Beauty is whatever gives joy

Perspective

Seeking

Beauty is Everywhere
      

Monday, July 24, 2017

Religion as a Human Phenomenon


Let today be a day to look at our beliefs from different and broader perspectives.
What are our values, and what is our viewpoint toward Spirit and toward Unity with All Creation?

Religion as a human phenomenon is as riddled through
with potential for both good and evil as any other phenomenon.
- Richard John Neuhaus

Religious groups have probably both fed more people and killed more people
than any other kinds of organizations in human history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God's Spirit moves through us and the world at a pace
that can never be constricted by any one religious paradigm. I love that.
- Bono

Religion serves as the soul of community,
it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat.
- Huston Smith

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is only partly true that religion does more harm than good in society.
The community makes God into the image it wants,
vengeful, or milky sweet, or scrupulously just, and so on.
- Mary Douglas

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

God has no religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In religion as in politics, it so happens that we have
less charity for those who believe half our creed,
than for those who deny the whole of it.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

We are all of one body.
Any harm or hatred toward another
is injury or hate toward the whole of creation and toward oneself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

A common denominator of all religions
is that they have the power
to bring out both the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Everything is God

How To Know What To Do

What is Your Religion?

Caring for the Least of These
     

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Melody Within Your Soul


There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Who will save your soul if you won't save your own?
- Jewel

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Harmony of the Soul

Being the Melody

May You...

Stillness
    

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Kick Back and Relax


The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
- Sydney Harris

If your home is not a place where you can truly
kick-back and be yourself - both physically and emotionally -
consider making some changes in your way-of-life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


The greatest weapon against stress is our ability
to choose one thought over another.
- William James

There are days to take on the troubles of the world,
and there are days to kick back and be grateful for your own blessings.

Today's Affirmation:
Slowly and Deeply, I Inhale a Calming Breath.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further readings: 12 Ways to De-Stress Your Life

Daily Renewal

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Smell the Flowers

Take Time

Rest and Relax
     

Friday, July 21, 2017

Success comes from a dream pursued through consistent action


Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fortune and love befriend the bold.
- Ovid

The resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us,
merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birthright.
- Anthony Robbins

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Success comes from a dream pursued through consistent action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Become a Seeker

Life's Daring Adventure

You Are What You Do

Fulfilling Your Dreams

Personal Growth
    

Thursday, July 20, 2017

We are Asked to be of Service


When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes,
we must try charity, which is love in action.
We must speculate no more on our duty,
but simply do it.
When we have done it, however blindly,
perhaps Heaven will show us why.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Abraham Lincoln (attributed)

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me.
- Matthew 25:40


Further reading: Know that You have been Blessed

Being of Service

Making a Difference

This God Called Money
    

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Break the Prison of Habit


We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.
- Mike Murdock

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living,
new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
- Henry Van Dyke


Most of us are prisoners of habit, and don't even notice that we do the same things, think the same things, want the same things each day - mostly without conscious thought.

Today, examine your beliefs, your actions, your wants, to determine whether they still represent your highest purpose.

Further reading: Life Choices

How to Break Your Bad Habit

Discipline

Habits - Like Water to a Fish

Getting Better
     

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Blessings of a Harmonious Life


He who lives in harmony with himself
lives in harmony with the universe.
- Marcus Aurelius

Happiness is not a matter of intensity
but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
- Thomas Merton

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures,
the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations -
each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy,
bound together by cosmic harmony.
- Ruth Bernhard

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas.
That is probably the only way to achieve a measure
of harmony in one's life.
- Napoleon Hill

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Harmony (the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole)
is one of the qualities of a great life.
Let all the aspects of your nature be in harmony with each other,
and let your existence be in harmony with all of creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Let me bring peace into moments of chaos

Break the Cycle of Self-Inflicted Suffering

Living in the Present

Balance in All Things

Balance Your Life
       

Monday, July 17, 2017

Choosing Your Response to Circumstances


You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus


Further reading: Life as a Dance

Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice

Your attitude determines the quality of your life
    

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Finding God in Nature


We need to find God,
and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence;
see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue
seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.
- Alan Watts

Find stillness and you find God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart.
No one can tell you better than yourself
what comes between you and God.
Ask yourself.
Then listen!
- Johannes Tauler


Today's affirmation:
I am a Unique Expression
of the Universal Fabric of Creation.
I celebrate both my uniqueness
and my connection with all that is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Have a Conversation with God, Today

Quiet Time

Breath by Breath

Stillness of the Mind
     

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Answers are Deep Within Yourself


At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda


Today's affirmation:
Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition
to deliver powerful visions of my inspired future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Be Simply Yourself

Your Intuition is Your Guide

Approve of Yourself

Our Purpose is to Serve
     

Friday, July 14, 2017

Acting from Your Values


To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Honor, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Choice,
Vision, Action, Celebration, Unity -
The Values of an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's project:
Meaningful and joyful lives are lived by adhering to one's personal value system - one's principles. Today, write your six to eight most important values on an index card, and refer to that card as you go about your life today.

Further reading: What You Know Is Right

The Secret of Happiness

The Things Divine

What We Are Made Of
     

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Serenity of Simple Pleasures


What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures?
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation,
the greatest pleasures cease to please.
- Epictetus

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous


Further reading: Simple Pleasures

The Secret of Happiness

Life Really Is Good

Dance Gently With Life

How to be Happier in Life
      

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It Is Blessed To Forgive


Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past.
- Lama Surya Das

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22


Further reading: Burn Away Old Regrets and Resentments

Believe in...

The Peacemakers

Forgiving Sets You Free

Take Nothing Personally
      

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dancing Lightly with Life


Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)


Further reading: Finding Joy in Our Troubled Lives

Appreciate Today

Choose to Love Life

Today is Your Day (long form of my poem)
    

Monday, July 10, 2017

Seeking Excellence


We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise,
risking more than others think is safe,
dreaming more than others think is practical,
and expecting more than others think is possible.
- Anonymous


Today's affirmation:
While I choose never to be dissatisfied or unhappy
with my current level of knowledge or accomplishment,
I constantly seek excellence in all domains that truly matter to me.


Further reading: Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life - 5 Secrets For Breaking Your Bad Habits

Play to win, but be a good loser

Choice

Creating Your Future
     

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Your Inner Light


People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire,
called conscience.
- George Washington


Further reading: Create Light

Re-Examine All You Think You Know

What Lies Within Us

Conscience - Choices

Our Children, Our Conscience
      

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Prison of a Closed Heart


Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

You shouldn't be a prisoner of your own ideas.
- Sol LeWitt

There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
- Ben Jonson

A man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner.
- George Savile

You feel like a prisoner if you don't create.
You're jailed up inside of yourself.
- Edie Brickell

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
- Pope John Paul II

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Fly Free

Prisoner of Habit

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life
     

Friday, July 7, 2017

Harmony with the Cycles of Life


To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

Change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.
- Ron D. Burton

A time for everything: a time to relax and a time to be busy,
a time to frolic and a time to lay up food for the winter,
a time to receive and a time to give,
a time to begin and a time to finish.
A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have an obligation to live in harmony with God's creation.
- Bruce Babbitt

One has to find a balance between
what people need from you
and what you need for yourself.
- Jessye Norman

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Balance vs. Moderation: Eight Ways to Balance Your Life

A List of Gratitudes

Creating Balance

Renew Yourself

Living in Harmony

Yin-Yang
   

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sharing What You Have


Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

It's about sharing.
You just give what you have to give
wherever you go,
and you let God handle the rest.
- Lindsay Wagner

We are not cisterns made for hoarding,
we are channels made for sharing.
- Billy Graham

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
- Leonard Nimoy

A bone to the dog is not charity.
Charity is the bone shared with the dog,
when you are just as hungry as the dog.
- Jack London


Further reading: As you sow, so shall you reap

Our Shared Humanity

Being an Open Channel

Radiate Your Happiness to the World

Love Tenderly
     

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Relax into Contentment


He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

A good life isn't measured in material goods.
There is no quicker path to misery than coveting your neighbors' stuff.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Small Pleasures

Emulate the Patience of Nature

Burden of Jealousy

Living in the Present

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day 2017


How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The end does NOT justify the means.
Freedom cannot be gained by sacrificing the freedom of others.
Free speech cannot be gained by limiting the free speech of others.
Human rights cannot be secured by trampling the human rights of others.
Viciousness in others cannot be fought by becoming vicious oneself.
Neither individual nor nation can long survive by meeting hatred with hatred,
injustice with injustice, prejudice with prejudice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- Emma Lazarus - written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,
among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson [Declaration of Independence, and inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

The best way to enhance freedom in other lands
is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
- Jimmy Carter

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke


Further reading: The Freedom of Others

Take Action About Things That Matter

Personal Freedom

Independence - Freedom - Liberty
     

Monday, July 3, 2017

Relaxed Awareness


Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

It is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good,
and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
- Richard Cecil

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: What You Focus On

Cultivate Awareness

Managing Your Wayward Mind

Life is Beautiful
   

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Faith is an Unlimited Source


Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
__ There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
__ or, you will be taught how to fly.
Faith © Patrick Overton from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

The most telling act of true Faith
is celebrating the death of a loved one
with the certain knowledge that
they are now in a better place.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Faith is an Unlimited Source.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: An Unknowable Future

Faith Before Dawn

The Edge of All We Know

Eternity
    

Saturday, July 1, 2017

How We Choose to Perceive


Even those things which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing true anywhere,
The true is nowhere to be seen;
If you say you see the true,
This seeing is not the true one.
- Abraham Lincoln paraphrasing Lao Tzu's Tao te Ching

Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.
- Douglas Horton

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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