There is a sense of joy and happiness in celebration. … When you celebrate, you are taking time to recognize, to open your eyes and behold in your life the quiet miracles and gifts that seek no attention; yet each day they nourish, shelter, and animate your life.
Try and tune the depths of your being to delight, to joy, to celebration. And understand something very important about this … the more you celebrate your whole life, … the more you live that life as a celebration and prayer and … act of praise and witness, … the more you blaze with your own beautiful unique divinity, the more you become your true human divine self.
When you have a choice, which you do in every moment of every day, lean toward joy.
- Maria Sirois, quoted in Danna Faulds, Breath of Joy
Sept 14 : Maria Sirois
We don’t need to do anything to be more loving except let go of what blocks the natural luminescence of the heart. Being more loving is a process of watching the fears and desires that make us unloving. To be truly loving means living in the present … and trying to meet even the closed heart with kindness.
… harmony that includes our differences is deeper and more durable than one that doesn’t.
- Diane Musho Hamilton, The Zen of You and Me
Sept 12 : Diane Musho Hamilton
I know it is possible for leaders to use their power and influence, their insight and compassion, to lead people back to an understanding of who we are as human beings, to create conditions for our basic human qualities of generosity, contribution, community, and love to be evoked no matter what.
The most important change is always a change in consciousness. The consciousness characterizing our spiritual epoch that we most need to ensure comes into its … fullness is the consciousness of the oneness of humanity.
- Robert Atkinson, The Story of Our Time
Sept 11 : Robert Atkinson
… true spirituality opens the door to an extraordinary life, regardless of your vocation, religion, or spiritual path. All it takes is a willingness to journey within and explore … transforming consciousness. Awakening our potential to love is a most ancient practice that is especially relevant today.
In the Amazon jungle there are nine hundred different species of wasps, each of which pollinates a different shape and species of fig tree. These fig trees are the main source of nutrition for all the smaller mammals of the rain forest, and these smaller mammals in turn provide the basis of life for jaguars, monkeys, … and others.
We are each unique expressions of the one Reality, dwelling in the family of all beings. Our discipline in life is to cooperate with the way the infinite Reality wants to express through us. That is how we take up our rightful place.
- Ellen Grace O’Brian, “Daily Meditations,” www.