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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Be Wary of What Humans Do in God's Name


Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

What does it profit, my brethren,
if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can faith save him?
- James 2:14

A person who is fanatic in matters of religion,
and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe,
becomes a person who has no faith at all.
- Alan Watts

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It's religion I'm doubting.
- Bono

(Bono is deeply influenced by the Northern Ireland "Troubles," the 1968-1998 civil war
between Protestant Christians and Catholic Christians in which thousands were killed.)

To know a person's religion
we need not listen to his profession of faith
but must find his brand of intolerance.
- Eric Hoffer

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Trust in God's goodness.
Be wary of what humans do in God's name.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Know that You have been Blessed

Where there is Great Love

Thank You Prayer

Heaven on Earth
    

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pay it Forward - with Gratitude


TODAY, consider performing an act-of-kindness for someone who can never repay you.

Is there someone who will be alone on Thanksgiving unless you share your table with them?

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father
goes forward, not backward.
What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
- Nancy Friday


Each of us has been generously gifted by parents, teachers, mentors, and others we can never repay. So, in gratitude for what we have received, it is now our turn to generously gift the children, the up-and-coming, and the down-and-out -- with no expectation that they can ever repay us - and with the hope that they will, in turn, pay-forward to another generation.

Further reading: Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

Opportunity for Daily Thanksgiving

Universal Kindness and Compassion

True Measure of a Successful Life
    

Friday, November 17, 2017

Understanding is Beyond Knowing Facts


There is a great difference between knowing and understanding:
you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
- Charles Kettering

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
- Robertson Davies

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

Not until we are lost
do we begin to understand ourselves.
- Henry David Thoreau


Further reading: Open Minds

Knowledge is Soon Changed

Understand More, Fear Less

Listen, Really Listen to Understand

Seek the Truth
     

Thursday, November 16, 2017

How You Choose to View Your Life


When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Adversity can crush our spirit - or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Whenever you say or even think, "This is hard,"
that task or challenge becomes difficult.
Dread it, and it becomes terrifying.

When you choose to move past fear -
fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, fear of "looking bad," fear of losing respect -
life becomes much lighter, and most any task becomes possible - perhaps even enjoyable.
Most any challenge can become an adventure of discovery.

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


The secret to a great life is recognizing that life was never intended to be fair.
Life simply isn't "fair," and that's okay.
The joy of life comes from playing the game of life as best we can,
focusing far more on the love and good example we can contribute
to other lives than on demanding money, stuff, love, or appreciation.
Service becomes a source of joy when it is not viewed as a duty.

Further reading: Circumstance Reveals What You Are Made Of

Strength In Hard Times

Do not rail against life
      

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

True Serenity


Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

We have a good life when we manage to live with both
satisfied and unsatisfied needs,
when we are not obsessed by what is beyond our reach.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time;
serenity, that nothing is.
- Thomas Szasz

Do what you can, and do it well.
Accept the rest with equanimity, and trust in God.
No one can ever do more than that.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Serenity

Pay Attention to the Natural World

Living in Peace


      

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fire of the Mind


The mind is not a vessel to be filled,
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein


Further reading: Knowledge is Soon Changed

Open Minds

Lifelong Learning

Reason
    

Monday, November 13, 2017

Appreciate the Basics of Life


Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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


A Table Grace of Thanksgiving:
We gather today in gratitude for the bounty of the land,
the joyful company around this table,
and all the other blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Let Each Day be a Thanksgiving

Gratitude: Virtue and Joy

A List of Gratitudes - a Thanksgiving

Thank You God
    

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Heal and Bless


The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.
- Billy Graham

Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none,
and anyone who has food should do the same.
- Luke 3:11

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What power there is in our service
when our actions line up with our mission, skills and joy.
– Mary Anne Radmacher


Further reading: Serving Others

The Power of Generosity

Helping

We Belong to Each Other
    

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans' Day 2017


Duty, Honor, Country.
Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be,
what you can be, what you will be.
- Douglas MacArthur

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence,
is a continuing imperative.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

The soldier above all others prays for peace,
for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the
deepest wounds and scars of war.
- Douglas MacArthur

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


Further reading: Stop Trying to Grasp at "Security"

Honorable Paths to Noble Goals

Watch What You Pray For 
      

Friday, November 10, 2017

Forgiveness is Cleansing


Forgiveness is the cleansing fire that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

In forgiveness you grant,
and more so in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles


Today's affirmation:
I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: How to get over regrets and resentments

Forgive Others for Your Own Sake

Forgiveness is Essential to a Great Relationship

Finding Peace in Forgiveness

Burned by Your Own Anger
      

Thursday, November 9, 2017

One Must Have Sunshine, Freedom...


"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations.
For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
- Henry David Thoreau

How much do you engage yourself in what's truly real
and important in life? That's the individual question.
- Ted Danson


Today's affirmation:
I live every moment, and I live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Life in Bold Colors

Live Every Moment, Joyfully

Enjoy Life

A Life Without Fear
    

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Evolved Consciousness


You are here to evolve and make your consciousness high
You are here to dance, sing and celebrate life.
You are here to help others to make their life happy.
We are here not to compete, but to learn, evolve and excel.
We are not here to make divisions in the name of prophets and religions.
We are here to encompass the world with love and light.
- Amit Ray

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Participate with Consciousness

Wisdom through Understanding

The Journey Within

Be an Observer of Life
      

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Finding Peace in Gratitude


The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Have Gratitude for the Smallest Blessings,
for the crust of bread and the cool drink of water.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer,
for it acknowledges the presence of good
wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
- Alan Cohen

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation:
I give thanks for all of life.
I Find Peace in Gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Appreciate Your Blessings

Give Thanks for the Commonplace

Praise and Celebrate Your Life

Believe in...
      

Monday, November 6, 2017

Welcome Uncertainty


The only certainty is that nothing is certain.
- Pliny the Elder

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

Welcome the Unexpected.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Recognizing Our Abundance

Expectations

World in Upheaval

Pause to Wonder

Appreciate the Unexpected
   

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Share Your Heart


Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

There never was any heart truly great and generous,
that was not also tender and compassionate.
- Robert Frost

Love cures people - both the ones who give it
and the ones who receive it.
- Karl A. Menninger

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the
gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
- Brian Tracy

Live your life from your heart.
Share from your heart.
And your story will touch and heal people's souls.
- Melody Beattie

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: What Does Love Look Like?

Tender

Proactive in Our Love
       

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Rejoice when You See Beauty


We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
- Anonymous (falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty, never grows old.
- Franz Kafka

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Nature cannot be tricked or cheated.
She will give up to you the object of your struggles
only after you have paid her price.
- Napoleon Hill


Further reading: What One Emphasizes

Seeing Unexpected Beauty

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

Planting Flowers
    

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Creative Mind


The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the
inessential than with inventing something new.
- Helmut Jahn

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Creativity is the quality that you bring
to the activity that you are doing.
It is an attitude, an inner approach -
how you look at things.
- Osho

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Seek Your Own Wisdom

Welcome Inquiry, Discovery, and New Vistas

Scientific Thinking

Discovery through New Eyes
      

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Live Your Life with Passion


Nothing is as important as passion.
No matter what you want to do with your life,
be passionate.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Life is action and passion;
it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time,
at peril of being judged not to have lived.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

Life is unlimited - it expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
-Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Curious - Adventurous

This Life is Not a Rehearsal

Welcome the Unknown

Think Big, Act Big
    

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Month-Long Celebration of Gratitude


Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday, as being grateful for everything, especially for the gift of life itself, is at the top of my list of values. Will you join me in a celebration of Gratitude and Thanksgiving for the entire month of November?

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton

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.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Affirmation:
I commit the whole month of November to expressing gratitude and thanksgiving.


Read about Zero-Based Gratitude

Further reading: The Truly Rich

Recognizing Our Abundance

Know that You have been Blessed

Gratitude for THIS Moment

My Glass of Life
      

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