Shrug it off

“I’m amazed at how many people go looking for things to be offended by.” ~Wayne W. Dyer

“Complaints we know. Complaints we’re good at. Most of us have already mastered the art of the complaint in all its many variations: gripe, groan, moan, kvetch, bitch, whine.

One of the reasons we love our close friends is that they allow us to complain knowing we’ll return the favor. But if we really love them, don’t you think it’s about time we started sparing them? Some of us spend half our lives griping. It’s time to get a grip. When we bitch and moan we’re not much fun to listen to. Try new outlets to channel hostility: moan on your diary pages, shout in the shower, blow off steam as you stomp on a brisk walk.

I’m not suggesting that we suppress negative feelings. But the petty stuff we’re often foaming at the mouth about isn’t worth the breath it steals. Our words are powerful, so powerful that they can change our reality – the quality of our days and nights. Moaning rarely makes either us or those around us feel better. In fact, it often makes everyone feel worse. Learning to shrug is the beginning of wisdom.” ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr, p.1853 [source]

Relax…

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” ~unknown author

Cultivating Gratitude

Breathe In and Relax

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum

“Breath is the power behind all things… I breathe in and know that good things will happen.” ~Tao Porchon-Lynch

Perfection is my enemy

On our human level we may at times get tangled up in our erroneous attempts to be ‘perfect’. Striving for perfection usually generates needless stress and ends up weighing us down and dimming our light. I feel this song affirms our Truth, beyond the inevitable scrapes, bruises and dents from life. Beyond perfection, we are, and always will be, magnificent to our Higher Spirit.

While the first words of this song are “At twenty years of age” (and it’s been a long time since I could say that) it speaks to the very core of my heart. I joyously sing along and my ‘inner twenty-year-old’ celebrates this song frequently by enjoying it with a refreshing Dance Break! I hope you will enjoy Francesca’s poetry set to her upbeat music and please feel free to print the lyrics I’ve included.

We are truly uplifted as we acknowledge how loved we are, right here and right now. Our life is safe in God’s hands, and perched on His shoulders how gloriously we can see!

Copyright © 2014 Gina ~ Professions for PEACE
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Thanks to video creator Skylar Petersen! Well done.

 

Free To Be Me

Be Who You Are

“Destiny is a personal adventure. Just as no two snowflakes or fingerprints are alike, every soul comes into this world for a unique purpose. Each of us manifests good according to our own strengths and intentions. Never compare your worth to that of others because you did not accomplish what they did; you were never supposed to be like them. Your highest purpose in life is to be true to yourself. If you honor your personal gifts, intuition, inclinations, and visions, you will fulfill your destiny and serve many others in the process.” ~ Alan Cohen, A Deep Breath of Life

Strength Grows From Within

While I mull over and continue with a couple of upcoming articles, these images and wise words raise my spirits and remind me of the unlimited strength I have, if only I remember to ask. May we all remember how blessed we are, and that we are not alone as we journey through life. Blessings and Light and Love is all around, surrounding us and giving us Strength. Namaste.

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faith 1 corinthians 16.13 450God-Gives-Us-Always-Strength 450God circled this place for you Hafiz 450faithful in prayer roman12.12 450[Heartfelt gratitude to the artists who made these randomly sourced images off Google.]