Category: Love

You Are Remarkable!

“Humans can turn nothing into something,
pennies into fortune, and disaster into success.
And the reason they can do such remarkable things
is because they are remarkable.”

— Jim Rohn

Why are humans remarkable? He says, “Humans are different than any other creation. When a dog starts with weeds, he winds up with weeds. And the reason is because he’s a dog. But that’s not true with human beings. Humans can turn weeds into gardens.”

We humans also have this tendency to wallow in our current reality not realizing that we have so much power to change our reality; our circumstances; our lives. We do have the power. All we have to do is change our thoughts to ones with belief in our own ability and power to change at a moment’s notice, then act on that inspiration!

Get excited about your remarkable power!

It’s All About Joy!

“Work like you don’t need the money.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like nobody’s watching.”

— Satchel Paige

These are some life-changing thoughts for enjoying life to the fullest. A perfect quote to record and view often as I’m sure we could all use more reminders like this one!

When I think about living life to the fullest, it is all about Joy!

It’s All Life’s Fault!

“Life is to blame for everything.”

— Robert Musil

Well, we’ve finally gotten to the bottom of it! It’s all life’s fault! Life is to blame! All that stuff wouldn’t have happened had it not been for life. Of course. If we want to blame, it may as well be the whole enchilada.

Equally, we could see the humor in trying to blame life for all the problems and see that it is also this life that has given me all my blessings that are so many I cannot possibly count them, along with massive amounts of love and joy.

It’s all life’s fault! And, I stand in appreciation!

Heart Full Of Wonder

Today

I
Do not
Want to step so quickly
Over a beautiful line on God’s palm
As I move through the earth’s
Marketplace
Today

I do not want to touch any object in this world
Without my eyes testifying to the truth
That everything is
My Beloved.

Something has happened
To my understanding of existence
That now makes my heart always full of wonder
And kindness.

I do not
Want to step so quickly
Over this sacred place on God’s body
That is right beneath your
Own foot

As I
Dance with
Precious life
Today.

— Hafiz

Have You Ever?

“If you want to see the brave,
look at those who can forgive.

If you want to see the heroic,
look at those who can love
in return for hatred.”

— Bhagavad Gita

“Forgiveness
is not an occasional act,
it is a constant attitude.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Have you ever loved someone who has wronged you? Have you ever not only let it go and forgave them but also had compassion on them and loved them and all of a sudden cared for them as human beings as if they were separated from their actions? Have you ever done that even if they have not stopped their wrongdoing?

The thing that we somehow forget is that we need to own our own feelings and realize that they are our feelings and that we created the feeling inside us. The outside stimulus was only a trigger that we allow or disallow to affect how we feel about others and more importantly, about ourselves.

So, in not forgiving, in holding on, in continually thinking about being a victim of other’s acts or words, we are the ones carrying the burden. And, make no mistake, it is a burden. Forgiveness may be likened to closing the door on the subject, but to truly love is more like opening the door to a warm Spring breeze and healing sunshine. For to truly forgive, is in fact, love itself.

What A Great Return

“Thousands of candles can be lit
from a single candle, and the life
of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases
by being shared.”

— Buddha

Like the candle, when we brighten someone’s day, cause them to laugh or smile, demonstrate kindness in a myriad of ways we are not less than we were before and yet we have extended our reach to as many as we decide to influence.

Yet, unlike the candle, it seems to me that this candle is not only energized, and improved by the experience of influencing others, it is enhanced and expanded by it.

Now isn’t that an interesting thought…

What a great return on investment!

Returning To Love

Good day to you. This is a long one, yet a very important one I think. My wife died of ALS in August of 2013. She was a real challenge for the last two years prior to her passing in many ways, and I, as her full-time caretaker had so many opportunities to strike back from her incessant negative verbal and then written communications to me when she could no longer speak.

The huge benefit to me through all of that, which I carry with me today, was and is that I got to earnestly practice patience, unconditional love, peace, giving, forgiving, and, well, all those things that we know are in our best interest and that of others around us but we may find burdensome to practice. The goal becomes a challenge and thoughtful response instead of a challenge and personal attack or egoic reaction or trying to justify anything at all about our position in all of that.

Below is a letter i wrote to Nancy in December of 2012, and as you can see, not knowing it then, it was only a few months before she was gone. I hope this letter and the Daily Inspiration I posted the same day has some meaning and perhaps even inspiration for you. — My Love To All Of You, Terry

12-9-12

Nancy,

I want to apologize for my sarcasm yesterday about Pearl Harbor and the religious connotations that surround that. Then, I proceeded to make more fun of the Bible and your beliefs.

I wrote about that in today’s Daily Inspiration (attached below).

I am earnestly practicing my own new beliefs in unconditional love and peace and harmony, and yet sometimes, that old, cantankerous, argumentative, my-beliefs-are-more-right-than-yours attitude surfaces and it takes me a minute or two, sometimes three or four to hear what is coming out of my own mouth and then to relate that this is not what I really wanted to say.

The reason this came out and has before from time to time is a frustration I have when I see you powerless and helpless and not exercising or believing in your own internal, and in my opinion, God-given power, but instead relinquishing it to external authorities, such as the Bible, God, doctors, government, and this list goes on.

But, that’s not your problem. It’s mine. Frustration wants something to be one way and it is not. That place is not peace and it is not unconditional love. I need to always come back to love and peace and that way is to relax in my own power to allow myself and others to be who and what they are without having to satisfy me.

I am practicing in my unconditional love and personal peace. I will continue to practice even more. It is the place I most want to be. Forgive me for my outburst and belittling the concepts of life that you think important. I need to let you have all your beliefs and be totally at peace with that.

I love you as much now as ever,

Terry

Daily Inspiration from 12-9-12

“In order to experience peace
instead of conflict,
it is necessary
to shift our perception. . .
Many of our attempts to correct others,
even when we believe we are
offering
constructive criticism,
are really attempts
to attack them
by demonstrating
their wrongness
and our rightness.”

— Gerald Jampolsky

I found myself using blatant sarcasm, making fun of someone else’s beliefs about something because. . . well. . . it doesn’t matter why does it? It was not my finest hour and as I thought about it afterward, I saw the error of my mouth.

Of course, to me, some of those beliefs are just plain silly and really easy for me to make fun of; however, who the hell am I to stand in judgment of what someone else believes?

Since I’m a practicing proponent of unconditional love, I need to get more practice in, don’t I? Every single one of us has beliefs that others around us do not have. This is also true of nations of people and throughout the wide variety of cultures around the world.

The only way I can see the world really working is each of us allowing the other to have their beliefs, while they also, allow us to have our own.

Debating a belief is fine when both parties want to explore the other’s beliefs, but when someone wants to cling to theirs, I need to support their right to hold whatever belief they choose. Hopefully, that is returned, and we are at peace.

It is the perception of I’m okay and you’re okay that works the best.

I Knew That. I’ll Practice The Art Of Allowing More.

Spread Some Joy Today–Do something good, and unusual for someone.

The Greatest Gift

To See As God Sees

It is your destiny to see as God sees,
to know as God knows,
to feel as God
feels.

How is this possible? How?
Because divine love cannot defy its very self.

Divine love will be eternally true to its own being,
and its being is giving all it can,
at the perfect
moment.

And the greatest gift
God can give is His own experience.

Every object, every creature, every man, woman and child
has a soul and it is the destiny of all,

to see as God sees, to know as God knows,
to feel as God feels, to Be
as God
Is.

— Meister Eckhart

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