April 8, 2015
Life is a prayer. I love this statement; When life is rough pray, when life is great, pray. I have come into the habit of praying every day. Actually, I practice prayer without ceasing. Which means, I am conscious of my thoughts, which are my prayers. Every morning, I wake up and ask God how may I be of service to my highest good. Every evening, I do the same. I feel and have come to know that prayer is not just in times of trouble, but also when times are good. It is raising our consciousness with a deep feeling of gratitude that will connect us to God, and this is where are prayers are answered. Pray every day, even when times are good. Pray is a state of mind.
Develop the habit of prayer in your life. Be vigilant of your thoughts and what you are thinking. Your spiritual life will soon be richer, which will manifest into your physical world. So always remember, when life is rough pray, when life is great, pray too!
September 30, 2014
When I was younger, I didn’t always get my needs fulfilled which created a confusion within me to get my wants and needs mixed up. It really took some deep introspective thought to understand the difference. We all need food, fresh clean water, shelter, and proper hygiene conditions to survive. We also need compassion, love, joy, and peace to live happily. For me, I also need to be creative, have free expression and understanding. I enjoy the finer things in life so I need good music, books, and culture to have my needs met. I want many other things, however, they are just things. It’s perfectly fine to want beautiful clothing, a nice car, or anything that will give you some joy. But it is so important to know the difference between your wants and your needs. Once you understand this, you can discipline yourself to enjoy the abundance that you already have and appreciate it all. More is not the answer. Less, is more. Have gratitude for all you have and your wants vs needs will shrink.
April 1, 2014
How may I serve? How may I be of service to the world? It doesn’t require any heroic action to be of service. You can serve the flowers and trees right in your own garden, or neighborhood. Bless all the people you meet. Give a kind word or thank everyone you come in contact with today. Give of yourself in your work, in your home, in your community and in your world. Being of service is an expression of gratitude for life. So step outside your comfort zone, and be of service.
“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Only a life lived in service of others is worth living.”—Albert Einstein.