Gratitude

Daily Inspiration: Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. ~Cicero

Today’s Affirmation: My life blossoms in every moment of thanksgiving.

Today’s Contemplation: Gratitude is the ultimate act of giving love for love; giving and receiving.  It is the highest proof that what we give grows, in ourselves, and in all who receive. Give thanks every day.

Departure

Daily Inspiration: There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go. ~Robert Frost

Today’s Affirmation: I step into the unknowable today because I know I am stepping into the Divine.

Today’s Contemplation: This is the core practice of a successful life and the fundamental challenge of death.  During our lives, if we choose, we will discover it is safe to step into the unknown. Having successfully proven this in life the final test of death will unfold in complete and effortless peace.

Assistance

Daily Inspiration: The first step to be taken in anything we wish to do is to seek divine assistance. ~Christian D. Larson

Today’s Affirmation: God is my source, God is my power; God gives me everything I need.

Today’s Contemplation: We are one of the Infinite, literally an extension of the Divine, therefore to cut ourselves off and see ourselves as separate is to cut ourselves off from all good whose only source is God.

Thoughts

Daily Inspiration: Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings.  It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever blowing through one’s head. ~Mark Twain

Today’s Affirmation: The thoughts in my head are anchored in this present moment and focused on the beauty that fills my life.

Today’s Contemplation: Thoughts create as surely as water flows to the ocean. And as inexorably they carve a life that reflects them. The judgments of the mind are passed onto the body of each person’s affairs and by the tone and to the degree of those thoughts every life is framed in joy or pain.  Choose your thoughts and stay to the ones that are worthy of joy.

Detour

Daily Inspiration: The really happy man is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. ~Anonymous

Today’s Affirmation: Every day is a detour from the love that I would choose to know and every day I bring it home.

Today’s Contemplation: We all have one single purpose; to fully realize happiness in every aspect of our lives. Every time, in any way, we seek it from ‘out there’ we have become sidetracked by a detour. True happiness can only be found within.

Senses

Daily Inspiration: There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it. ~Elizabeth A. Behnke

Today’s Affirmation: I am attentive to the needs of my body and act in alignment with its highest good.

Today’s Contemplation: The wisdom of the body knows the needs of the body, tangible and intangible, physical and emotional, mental and spiritual. To listen to the needs of the body is to be attuned to the heart, the soul, the mind and the environment.  It is to be fully present in the moment.

Character

Daily Inspiration: Characters live to be noticed. People with character notice how they live. ~Nancy Moser

Today’s Affirmation: I choose to be conscious and aware today and so make right choices every step of the way.

Today’s Contemplation: Having character is making the hard choice because it is right. It is living with that choice while surrendering to a greater possibility. It is always seeking choices that will bring the greatest happiness for all while leveraging oneself into greater opportunities to give unconditionally.

Rest

Daily Inspiration: Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. ~Ovid

Today’s Affirmation: I love myself and rest my heart today; I let Joy come to me.

Today’s Contemplation: In this world of fast paced life and instant gratification it is easy to believe that we should be happy all the time. It is better by far to slow down, be alert in the moment and let our true happiness find us.

Writing

Daily Inspiration: The best way to write your story is with love. Love is the material that comes directly from your integrity, from what you really are. ~Don Miguel Ruiz

Today’s Affirmation: I bring Love into the character of every moment today.

Today’s Contemplation: Writing ones story with Love is an activity of self-aware engagement.  I am aware of my feelings toward the moment and choose the feelings I would prefer to have; love, joy, peace, heart-fullness or whatever I would desire in order to create the world of my desiring.

Stillness

Daily Inspiration: True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found. ~Eckhart Tolle

Today’s Affirmation: I rest in the stillness of my soul and discover abounding energy in every moment.

Today’s Contemplation: Stillness in this senses has nothing to do with the physical world. In fact one can be in the most hectic of circumstances and realize this stillness. It is found in the centre of ones being; at the top of ones breath.  Follow your breath and find your stillness today.