Walking, putting one foot in front of the other again and again and again. When we are born, we can’t even sit up without help but slow we build up strength in our muscles and one day we do it without help.
There are so many factors beyond the little personality/ego that we aren’t even aware of. We are part of a
great puzzle that has been designed by the Creator who knows the big picture, because ‘life’ has already been scripted. A flower can blossom with a beautiful scent, but no matter how great a gardener we are, we have no control over its blossoming. The blossoming is not our responsibility nor is it any of our business.
Laugh, and the world laughs with you; . Weep, and you weep alone; . For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, . But has trouble enough of its own. . These words were penned by Ella Wheeler in 1883 after she had comforted a distraught young woman on a train ride to the Governor’s Inaugural Ball in Wisconsin. The poem in its entirety was published as Solitudein her book, Poems of Passion. The meaning is as fresh today as it has ever been. When we are in good moods and being positive, we find others who want to share that emotion. When, however, we stumble and have our times of sadness, we often find ourselves alone.
How do you feel when you are in a state of joy? What is it that gets you there? When you’re with people you like or love and are telling stories about your day or your life ; does that bring a sense of joy to your heart?
To laugh, is to release all the stress you have been carrying. You could have been carrying it for along time. Yet in just a few moments the stress can disappear, with a laugh coming from the belly which originates in the heart.
“A smile is contagious, let’s start an epidemic” – I first read this while I was waiting for a blood test, it was on the wall of the cubicle and it has stuck with me ever since. I did try researching the rest of these quotes about smiles and laughter but without much joy – hehe, please forgive the pun, it wasn’t intended.
Laughter is “God,” for we are born from the One Source, and the Source is Pure Existence, and Pure Consciousness, but more so, Pure Bliss, Joy, and Laughter! When we are most happy, we just laugh and laugh and with laughter we express the inner purity of our essential blissful nature.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. –Anaiis Nin. . One day, you will waken and be so focused upon your greater good, that anything other than, shall fade off into the distance.
Guest Starring co-author Charles White, Special Appearance by Aaron T. Huss . The Erymanthian Boar is indeed delicious! Gilbert and Aaron are a great hit with the crowd on Mount Olympus. Aaron informs us that he must leave to fulfill one of his many creative, visionary and decision-making responsibilities. It turns out that Gilbert also has other commitments. Aaron fades from view, and I seize the opportunity to ask Gilbert a few more questions whilst his chariot is being prepared.
I believe there is no such thing as THE TRUTH. Instead, I believe that each of us is a unique being on our own spiritual journey and the collection of beliefs we hold at any given time is our personal truth – that which makes sense to us based upon what we’ve learned and experienced to that point. There is always a higher, more empowering truth to reach for.
Would you to know how I am changing my life happening TO me to CREATING it? Choosing my life in 10 second increments. Every choice creates something. I can choose towards the future I would like to create. That’s how.
I like to organize things. Okay, as an organizer I’m borderline compulsive. When I shop for jeans and the sizes are mixed up on the rack, I have to put them in order (you’re welcome, Walmart). Planning ahead is also part of my organizer syndrome. That includes planning trips in detail, even short ones. A few years ago I planned the exact route I’d take to run an errand so that I’d get back to work on time. But on that excursion something amazing happened that I could never have planned or even imagined.
In this time of digital sharing, there are all sorts of templates available for all of our work, if we choose to use them. This is particularly beneficial if we are in an area of work where our job is a matter of filling in the blanks and securing specific information about a group of clients. That, however does not always fit the modality of what we need if we are working on a larger project that includes others to help achieve our goals. For those times, we need a plan.
So long as we are living and working in society, it will be necessary to wear the mask that society wants to see. But we need to remember always that our spiritual quest is an inner journey. How can we maintain constant awareness of our spiritual journey while also knowing when to wear our mask of practicality?
The comedy and tragedy masks are symbols of theatre people world-wide and date back farther than our memories can even conceive. The idea of existing behind a mask is something actors are applauded for time and time again. Is this such a bad thing?