Some spend their days either planning for or worrying about tomorrow OR, fretting, regretting those things that yesterday holds! Our whole personal universe is but a picture of our thoughts up to this very moment — a history lesson, if we will read it correctly! We can do nothing to change the past. So, what DO we do about that scary future? The answer is in the NOW! This very moment is the ONLY one with any power to change our experience. We are invited, this week, to practice the presence of the Now Moment through the six following suggestions: 1. Focus on the now. 2. Give attention to small things. 3. Smile! 4. Do acts of kindness. 5. Give thanks and, last but not least, 6. Don’t worry!! This NOW moment is the greatest gift you can give to yourself; it holds the power of growth, healing and all change!! Enjoy it! Savor it! Give thanks for it! Happy Now Moment!!
How many times, in our daily conversations, does the subject turn to Truth? We KNOW the principles! We often SPEAK them. How do we LIVE them? By BEING them!! We are to BE faith, BE love, BE the divinity that we are, in Truth! We must teach our thoughts; discipline our minds, to follow the path in the direction of our divine goal of expressing, fully, the indwelling Christ, in our lives!! We must be OPEN to Truth, as it presents itself! We must learn to love ourselves, as children of the Most High! Then, in our conversations, we can speak words of peace, harmony, encouragement and faith, when we are talking with others; words that lift them up and encourage them to shine their OWN Divine Light.
Some of us work our whole lives for the “almighty dollar” not knowing that there is something of so very much more value! This “something” can change everything about how we go about our daily 9 to 5 duties! It can’t be bought in a store, or even online. The truth is, we already HAVE it — right inside of us! That something is Love! When we do whatever work we do with a sense of a higher cause, with a sense of Love, we imbue our jobs with meaning beyond that of a weekly or bi-monthly paycheck. We come away with a sense of satisfaction, at the end of the day, that we have made the world a better place! We lift those around us, in the recognition that they, too, are playing a part in this! Whether we are a computer engineer or a janitor, the realization of our importance in the scheme of Life becomes a thing of beauty, to which there is no comparison. And to think that it all started — with a simple, yet unsurpassable thing — called Love!!
We have no control over what is happening around us; only over that which is happening INSIDE us! Our level of integrity will determine how we manage our inner lives; those thoughts and feelings we harbor and feed with our attention. Through integrity, we take responsibility for these thoughts we are holding, and how we choose to express them. We become more willing to serve, we become honest to a tee, with ourselves and others and we become more reliable, doing that which we have said we would do. True Integrity is based in Spiritual wisdom; that knowingness that guides us from within – that still small voice of Holy Spirit. When we consider that our lives may be the only “scriptures” that some will ever read, integrity urges and HELPS us to BE the highest and best we can be in every moment!