Another Quote I Love

I hope that everyone had a Happy, restful, joyful Thanksgiving Day.

I recently came across this¬†quote somewhere – I can’t remember if it was Facebook or Twitter … or something like that ūüôā

Anyway, I liked it¬†so much that I really wanted to share it¬†here. ¬†It touched my heart and made me feel truth. ¬†I felt that it belonged on my blog ūüôā ¬†Enjoy!

 

People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

~Mother Teresa

 

 

Light

Every morning I try to read one message from Ilchi Lee’s Calligraphic Meditation. I just open the book at random and take the message into my heart as something I needed to hear or reflect on for that day.

Today’s message was so beautiful and I found it very appropriate for this moment of time. ¬†I couldn’t help but share it with all of you ūüôā

 

Your Luminous Soul

The sun shines when the clouds clear away. The divine mind, luminous as the sun, seeks it’s own light.

We have within us a mind bright like the sun. It’s hard to always maintain that mind, but it’s very important to know that this mind is our true, eternally changeless form.

This is because, when you feel and know that this mind is there within you, you long for this mind, and are willing to search for it.

Our emotions and environment change constantly, like the seasons and the weather, but our souls are always there shining like the sun.

Knowing that you have a soul bright and clear like the sun, perceiving and feeling that soul, you will realize that it is very precious and beautiful. When you consider yourself important and precious, you will begin to feel the same way toward other forms of life and toward the world.

Our souls are truly beautiful. Each of us, having a beautiful soul, is truly precious.  Open your eyes to yourself. Discover yourself and develop your value.

Even in the darkest despair and pain, be moved by and praise your noble soul, which recovers your mind,, right and sining like the sun.

Like the shining sun, let your bright soul illuminate the world.

 

sun between the branches pic

 

 

 

Life Particles

My heart sank when I heard about the shootings in Paris.

Immediately, I started to imagine what it must have felt like to have been there. How frightened those innocent people must have been.  I imagined the agony and suffering of all the people who have lost a friend, a parent, a sister, a child.  My heart goes out to all of them.

And even though we don’t always hear about them, we know that these kinds of things are happening¬†all around the world, everyday.¬†It’s easy to feel so helpless about it all. ¬†It seems as though the world is in a ¬†state of chaos, and there isn’t anything that I can do about it.

I am reminded of something that I heard Ilchi Lee once say. ¬†It was on September 16th, 2001, just five days after 9/11. He was in Boston speaking at MIT University as part of his “Healing Society” book tour. ¬†I was there staffing the event. A young student stood up and, with despair in her voice, she asked him ‘What can we possibly do now?’

I’ll always remember what he said. To paraphrase, he simply¬†explained that in the energy world, strongest energy wins. The fact that such a tragedy had taken place was evidence that the stronger energy that was winning over our planet was the energy of anger, hate and fear. ¬†In order to offset that energy, the only thing that we can really do is to raise up the healing energy on the Earth, until it wins.

Here we stand today, fourteen years later, and it’s obvious what kind of energy is still winning in our world. ¬†I find myself checking myself first- how much have I really raised up the healing energy inside of myself and helped to bring Light to those around me? ¬†There is still so much work to do, but I am invested in the project….I can’t stop until the world is a bright enough place where human beings no longer inflict pain upon each other. ¬†It is in our truest nature to love and protect each other. ¬† I will keep seeking the Light…to feel the Light, to be the Light to share the Light… until all of humanity can remember who they really are.

“Life Particles” are the tiniest elemental particles – they are what all Life is made of. ¬†They are particles that heal and restore the Light of Life wherever they flow.

Today I would like to send the Light of Life Particles to Paris and to all of the people affected by this tragic event.  From my heart.  And I would like to recommit to my promise again.  My promise to be ever brighter, to love more, to awaken more, until the day that we can truly live together in peace as a harmonious Earth Family.

 

 

 

 

I am grateful

There is a lot of hype about gratitude this month! Ok, let’s use the holiday well ~ let’s practice giving thanks!

I am grateful for my path

I am grateful for the light that shines in my heart

I am grateful for my body that works so hard for me

I am grateful for the choices I have made, that have led me to where I am

I am grateful for Seattle rain that refreshes my spirit

I am grateful for the Sun that still shines in the sky, even when the clouds are covering it.

I am grateful for my life

I am grateful for my fears and doubts that chase me towards my enlightenment

I am grateful for my Teacher, and my students.

I am grateful for my healing community

I am grateful for my family who raised me as well as my family who made me

I am grateful for my enduring mind that never gives up

I am grateful for my glorious Soul

I am grateful for my Mother Earth and all of her Love

I am grateful for you who is reading this

I am grateful for you who are not

I am grateful for the struggle

I am truly grateful for everything because it is all an opportunity for me to grow. All of it.

I am grateful for this moment here and now, this cup of tea, this blog post, this sweet smile in my heart.

What are you grateful for?