Live in the present…

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Live in the present.
Do the things that need to be done.
Do all the good you can each day.
The future will unfold.
PEACE PILGRIM

 In the midst of chaos there is a common cry… what can we do? Over the last few weeks an energy has stirred. An energy of shared inspiration and a vision for action. I am reminded of my college years when we were vocal about reducing nuclear arms – vocal and active. We knew the danger  and we marched to make a difference.

Today we know so much more. We can get information anytime, anywhere. Scary things are surfacing. Things that  we suspected back in the 80s but only now see their truth before us. While living through this unsettling change, seeds of distrust are being planted to separate us.

And so, what must we do to believe in one another and believe we can make a difference? Action is called for. In the public square and our neighborhoods. No answer will come to us with ease. As the work is demanding how do we gather energy and find Peace?

One idea- balance the hard work with kindness and acts of compassion.

‘Do all the good you can each day. For the future will unfold.’


Quote – Peace Pilgrim
Image – unknown

Blue door

blue door

 

A door for today…
The color blue is often calming. I chose this door for just that reason. The stairs draw one’s attention with ease. The invitation to enter is extended without hesitation.
See where your day could offer a sense of invitation. Note where you feel invited. You may be surprised – all of creation waits.


Door from Greece
Found on Pinterest

Monday’s door

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Door of the day… (Pinterest)

It is Monday. As you move into the new week may you find beauty in the detail. Routine has many portals – not all are doorways. Be curious to find something new in each portal.

Be kind…


Life is so hard, how can we be anything but kind?
JACK KORNFIELD

 


The Network for Grateful Living– Facebook page

to expect the dawn


We learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.


Henry David Thoreau
(Photo by Sabri Ismail)

To begin with possibility 



Your ability to see beauty and possibility is proportionate to the level at which you embrace gratitude.

We are at another moment of transition. As 2016 comes to a close we stand at the edge of a new year with hesitant anticipation. 

Looking back we see turbulence and confusion. 2016 was such a year. Emotions have been raw and undisciplined. Fear returned as our basic understanding of  civility has been challenged. 

As we prepare to step into a new year- we make choices. There may be hurdles that will best be faced together. We will see possibilities and beauty in places unseen to us before. 

Even in the most challenging moments may we remember to nurture gratitude. Nurture it in our selves and share with one another.  To be grateful can change a perspective and maybe even redirect a misguided journey. 

Blessings as we welcome this new year…


~ Quote: Steve Maraboli
~ Image: Moongate in Ireland (Pinterest)

The Rising Sun

When the sun rises, those who did not fear the night will be seen, still standing.


Quote and image taken from Steven Charleston