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Archive for January, 2014

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

― Winston Churchill

Just Having Fun

Work without happiness is like a burden that you have to endure, but when you are internally happy it becomes a game, and you’re just having fun.

Thought for today.

Time Out

Is there some time for yourself today – just for you, to sit quietly and refresh and renew. Not escaping into the TV, or thrashing around a squash court. Just time to sit quietly, focus your thoughts, check your priorities, make sure there is nothing negative pushing you down in your own mind. Take some time and be …with yourself. If you don’t, you may miss meeting the most important person in your life.

Thought for today

“Life naturally evolves in the direction of happiness.”

Creating Affluence – Deepak Chopra

True non-violence means never hurting others even through words. Most of us make a great effort not to hurt people physically, but sometimes we hurt others through our words, often accidently.
Today I will really think about the consequence of my words before I speak and consider how they might hurt others, I will also notice how when I do express negativity it makes those around me feel negative, which in turn affects me for the worst too.

“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it  is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”

– an email message from a friend today

CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE

 

  • God of my Heart, God of my Understanding,
  • I contribute to Peace when I strive to express the best of myself in my contacts with others.
  • I contribute to Peace when I use my intelligence and my abilities to serve the Good.
  • I contribute to Peace when I feel compassion toward all those who suffer.
  • I contribute to Peace when I look upon all men as my brethren, regardless of race, culture, or religion.
  • I contribute to Peace when I rejoice over the happiness of others and pray for their well being.
  • I contribute to Peace when I listen with tolerance to opinions that differ from mine or even oppose them.
  • I contribute to Peace when I respect Nature and preserve it for generations to come.
  • I contribute to peace when I do not seek to impose my conception of God upon others.
  • I contribute to Peace when I make Peace the foundation of my ideals and philosophy.

 

Serge Toussaint presented this prayer, “Contribution to peace”, at an UNESCO (United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization) meeting in Paris after being inspired by Ralph M. Lewis’ prayer entitled “Creed of Peace”.

“Thus it is that the TAO produces (all things), nourishes them, brings them into their full growth, nurses them, completes them, matures them, maintains them, and overspreads them.”

The Tao Teh King

 

 

 

“Our Chinese text tells us that TAO, which means SPIRIT, produces everything, nourishes and maintains everything. It spreads Itself over everything. It flows through everything and is in all things. Indeed, being all that is, there can be nothing outside it.”

Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

TODAY I LIVE

“Yesterday is not, tomorrow is not, but today, bright with hope and filled with promise, is mine. Today I live.”

Richer Living-Ernest Homes and Raymond Charles Barker

 

 

“Live life like yuh playing mas”

David Rudder – musician, song writer, vocalist, composer

TODAY I SHALL GUARD MY THOUGHTS, SEEING TO IT THAT NOTHING EMANATES FROM MY CONSCIOUSNESS OTHER THAN THAT WHICH WILL BLESS, BUILD UP AND HEAL.

Richer Living – Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker