Be Grateful for Who You Are

A man must find time for himself. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not careful we find others spending it for us…. It is necessary, now and then, for a man to go away and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and ask himself, ‘Who am …

Believe Life Will Improve and It Will

Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without words – and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson One must find hope. Life cannot prosper without hope. Hope sings to our souls with lovely celestial tones. There are trying times in everyone’s life. Times that strike at …

Live in the Here and Now

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. – William Blake Life springs forth from the energy we create. Taking responsibility for your life grants you control over your present and future. Accept the thoughts you have and shine your glorious light into the shadows. In time you will increase your power to stand strong …

Being Grateful for Your Life

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde There should be times in each and every day when you simply appreciate the colors of your life. Stop and take note of the colors around you. Do not try to analyze or …

Sharing Joy

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. Ernest Hemingway Beauty speaks to us in a language as ancient as humankind. The beautiful summons deep subconscious connections to …

Shine from Within

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Maya Angelou Never let degrading words pierce your deep inner self. There are endless numbers of people who try to snatch joy from those around them. Some people can not be satisfied with what they have, and so they look for someone to harm or injure. …

Manifest Your Inner Artist

“Art is standing with one hand extended into the Universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.” Albert Einstein All creativity involves revealing one’s inner self to the world. The urge to create forces the artist to remove portions of their self-protective barriers. A connection must …

There is Wonder All Around

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” Rachel Carson The beach allows one to calmly empty their thoughts and fill their hearts. Standing beside the vastness is both humbling and inspiring. On the beach, we can sense our humanity’s birthright. Civilization spread …

Choose Today to Change

The title comes from the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. When I taught her work in my university Literature and Poetry classes, I discovered she was inspired by a very spiritual foundation. Connecting our lives to the metaphysical realms deepens our horizons and broadens our appreciation of life. But days upon days psychically locked alone with …

Discover Happiness Within

The title above comes is a quote from Mother Teresa. Smiles do not necessarily spring from happiness, but an authentic smile is born from a sense of inner peace. There is already too much negativity in the world, so why add to that with a frown or scowl? Everyday events are more easily managed with …