“…open the love window”

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and the lily how passionately it needs some wild darling | painter Maureen Silc
and the lily how passionately it needs some wild darling | painter Maureen Silc

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There is some kiss we want with our whole lives,
the touch of Spirit on the body.
Seawater begs the pearl to break its shell.
And the lily, how passionately it needs some wild darling!
At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come
and press its face against mine.
Breathe into me.
Close the language-door,
and open the love-window.
The moon won’t use the door,
only the window.

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~ Rumi

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“…I’m Possible!”

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“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!”

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~ Audrey Hepburn

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Theodore Roosevelt | Inaugural Speech

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Theodore Roosevelt by John Singer Sargent, 1903
Theodore Roosevelt by John Singer Sargent, 1903

For those who won’t stand on the curb of life,
nor watch the parade pass by,
who instead, chose to join the muse,
and brashly walk the line!
“It’s not the critic who counts;
nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena;
whose face is marred by dust and dirt and sweat and blood
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions
and spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at best,
knows in the end the triumph of high achievement;
who at worst,
if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly;
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither
Victory
Nor Defeat!

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~ Theodore Roosevelt

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Nelson Mandela…Innaugural Address, 1994

Our deepest fear is not that we are adequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.>
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves:
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are we not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

~ Marianne Williamson

 

Until

“We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another.
Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are.
After that we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with.
We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.
We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together,
When we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.

The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now.  If not now, when?
Your life will always be filled with challenges.
It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.
One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D Souza.
He said, “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life.
But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first,
Some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. then life would begin.
At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness.
Happiness is the way.  So, treasure every moment that you have.
And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special,
Special enough to spend your time…and remember that time waits for no one…

So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school,
Until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds,
Until you have kids, until your kids leave the house,
Until you start work, until you retire,
Until you get married, until you get divorced,
Until Friday night, until Sunday  morning,
Until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off,
Until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter,
Until you are off welfare,
Until the first or fifteenth,
Until your song comes on,
Until you’ve had a drink, until you’ve sobered up,
Until you die, until you are born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy…
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Thought for the day:
Work like you don’t need money,
Love like you’ve never been hurt,
And dance like no one’s watching.”

“I Create My Day”

I’m taking this time to create my day and I’m infecting the quantum field. Now if (it) is in fact the observer’s watching me the whole time that I’m doing this and there is a spiritual aspect to myself, then show me a sign today that you paid attention to any one of these things that I created, and bring them in a way that I won’t expect, so I’m as surprised at my ability to be able to experience these things. And make it so that I have no doubt that it’s come from you, and so I live my life, in a sense, all day long thinking about being a genius or thinking about being the glory and the power of God or thinking about being unconditional love.

– Dr. Joe Disperecza