HARMONY VERSUS DISHARMONY IN LIFE — DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

I hunger for harmony.Harmony of my mind, heart and soul.Harmony in what I think, say and do.Harmony in hands of all colorbonded together in love, hope and peace.Harmony….why can’t it be?Does it really matter to me?I hunger for disharmony.Disharmony that disrupts the status quo.Disharmony that troubles the heart enoughto heal the hurting, fill the hungry, and erase hate, distrust and despair.Disharmony….why can’t it be?Does it really matter to me? Continue reading HARMONY VERSUS DISHARMONY IN LIFE — DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BEST MIRROR OF WHO YOU ARE

If you want to know more about yourself,look at your friends.Think of them as a mirror.They reflect pieces of yourself —your characteristics, interests,strengths, weaknesses, moods.Looking into that friendship mirrorwill reveal a realistic view of yourself,so examine it carefully.The mirror will provide cluesof your emotional makeup thatmay not otherwise be available.It’s up to you to decide if you like thereflection projected back from your friends.But if you want to grow as a person andenhance the positive qualities in your lifeand eliminate the negative ones,the friendship mirror will be your greatestnatural resource to help you do this.Rememer, old friends are the bestmirror … Continue reading OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BEST MIRROR OF WHO YOU ARE

THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF LETTING GO

When we moved into a retirement communityI was faced with somethingI hadn’t thought about when I was younger.Downsizing.  Letting go.To move from a larger homefilled with things collected and saved over many yearsto a much smaller homerequres sorting through every single item you ownand deciding what to keep and what to LET GO.It’s agonizing.Each item has so many memories, so many stories.You hold each item in your handand you re-live the moments associated with it.Some items bring a fond smile.Some items bring tears.Some items bring thoughtful reflection.You sit there going through it alland it’s like your whole lifeis passing before you.The message … Continue reading THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF LETTING GO

THE BEST WAY TO REFLECT YOUR TRUE SELF

Water can BEST REFLECT a clear image of the trees and sky when its surface is clear, calm and undisturbed. Likewise, a person’s mind can BEST REFLECT a true image of the SELF when it’s relaxed, undisturbed by turmoil, and at peace. To relax takes discipline. To be free of turmoil takes discipline. To be at peace takes spiritual discipline. In other words the best way to clear your mind so you can BEST REFLECT who you are, your true SELF, and let others know you better, is to practice three things:  DISCIPLNE, DISCIPLINE, DISCIPLINE. And what is DISCIPLINE? SIMPY … Continue reading THE BEST WAY TO REFLECT YOUR TRUE SELF