Archives For love

Love and Service

04/04/2017

“The motive of the Higher Self is always love and service.” ~Joan Borysenko, Pocketful of Miracles

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Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity’ to serve. You don’t have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve…

“You only need a heart full of grace,

a soul generated by love.”

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MLK from his sermon ‘The Drum Major Instinct’ [source]

Give with joy

03/07/2017

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.” ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“The greatest joy comes from giving and serving. That’s much better than the discomfort and distress of focusing exclusively on yourself and what’s in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you’ll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving. This giving, loving, serving person is the real you.” ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Live brightly

03/06/2017

“Let everything we do and say be an expression of the beauty in our heart, always based on love.”

~Don Miguel Ruiz

Live brightly. Be who you are. Who you really are. With all your wrinkles and warts. All your cuteness and kindness. You are enough. Just relax and be you. Your light shines brighter as you become more authentic. One cannot help but be original as we share our own journey. Namaste.
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“The important virtues are only learned with much repetition. Their importance is revealed again and again in obvious and then gradually subtler ways. Some of the deepest virtues, like patience and temperance, perseverance and compassion, take a lifetime to assimilate. So relax. The journey is meant to be a gradual unfolding.”

~Ann Mortifee, In Love With The Mystery

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[Images not mine. Chalk heart path and red rainbow sign from Pinterest without original sources. Please notify me of source info in sidebar link. Beautiful bright heart floral love artwork source: SkylineArtEditions]

Sparkle like gold

03/04/2017

The incredible story of the golden Buddha statue that was masked and forgotten beneath a layer of clay for centuries until a piece of the coating chipped off to reveal the glorious golden artifact that it truly was, has been told and retold. It is an important tale that symbolizes our rediscovery of our inner worth. Joni Mitchell sang the truth: “We are stardust. We are golden.”

“Just because you are soft doesn’t mean you are not a force. Honey and wildfire are both the colour gold.”

~Victoria Erickson

“Just as in the story of the Golden Buddha, sooner or later the chisels of life’s trials pick away at our armor. And this dismantling is wonderful, for there is no greater tragedy than hiding behind something that we are not, living a life that is less than we are. The universe is continuously working to remind us of our identity and our purpose. If we are living a life that is untrue to our soul’s calling, our inner guide will not let us rest until we step back onto our true course.” Alan Cohen, Dare to be Yourself

Every breath

02/27/2017

“Light the candle of love. Spread the rays of happiness in every direction in every breath.” ~Amit Ray

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“Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.” ~Erich Fromm

“Sometimes it’s the same moments that take your breath away that breathe purpose and love back into your life.” ~Steve Maraboli

Our human family

02/25/2017

Incredible images of some of the members of our human family, beautifully compiled and composed with Maya Angelou reciting from her powerful poem. To me, this iPhone ad is a work of art. I encourage us all to view this gem. The beauty it shares in one fast minute can help warm hearts and open minds. Let us remember how vast, and yet somehow small, our world is. Let’s know that each of us are part of a diverse and dynamic human family. Namaste.

Human Family, by Maya Angelou

I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.

I’ve sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land,
I’ve seen the wonders of the world
not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
I’ve not seen any two
who really were the same.

Mirror twins are different
although their features jibe,
and lovers think quite different thoughts
while lying side by side.

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.