Enemies

Daily Inspiration: When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. ~African proverb

Today’s Affirmation:  I have found peace in my heart and today I fall in Love with the Divine that I Am.

Today’s Contemplation: There is only one way to eliminate our enemies; inside or outside. That one way is to discover, within your own heart, Oneness. Until this is realized adversity and conflict will abide in your life.  Embrace your Oneness today.

Kindness

Daily Inspiration: Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. ~Confucius

Today’s Affirmation:  Kindness is my nature; effortless and genuine.  I expect no compensation for who I am is what I have in abundance.

Today’s Contemplation: Kindness must be genuine to have any value and if that is so then no amount of gratitude has any value.  Ultimately gratitude is good for the giver and of no particular value to the enlightened receiver.

Transformed

Daily Inspiration: All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? ~Buddha

Today’s Affirmation:  I change my mind and see the perfection of Life today.

Today’s Contemplation: In the Christian Bible, in his letters to the Romans, Paul wrote, “… be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind”; this is an age old and worldwide piece of wisdom. In order to change our lives we must change our thoughts and beliefs.  Make it so.

Direction

Daily Inspiration: The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Today’s Affirmation:  Every day, in every way, I move more completely into the Light of Love.

Today’s Contemplation: Set your highest intention, burn it into your consciousness, make it your first habit of thought, and then completely let go of it. In the time that passes you will witness it’s steady and incremental unfolding.  And one day you will wake up realizing you have arrived.

Seeing

Daily Inspiration: If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. ~Buddha

Today’s Affirmation:  The miracle of the flowers all around me is made complete as I look from the beauty within my own being; when I look with the eyes of Love.

Today’s Contemplation: When you see something beautiful take the time to look more deeply, with your heart, with all your senses.  Close your eyes a moment and let your heart linger on the beauty, feel it expand until it feels as though it is filling your soul; feel the miracle.  As you play with these feelings you will find that beauty increases everywhere you look.

Direction

Daily Inspiration: Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose. ~Eknath Easwaran

Today’s Affirmation:  I focus upon my good with a full and whole heart today and everything comes my way.

Today’s Contemplation: It takes a deep commitment to make change happen. It takes a willingness to get uncomfortable. Meditation will bring one into an awareness of what one needs to do differently and a focus of all ones attention will develop a supporting habit. Only then can the change begin to happen.

Shadows

Daily Inspiration: Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Affirmation:  I turn to the light today and let my shadows be my past and gone.

Today’s Contemplation: Almost all challenges are the result of struggling to move away from the light. All that is necessary to resolve them is to let go of a limiting perspective and the greatest limiting perspective of all is that, “God is not there to catch me.” Today let faith be alive in your heart; let your good come to you.

Thoughts

Daily Inspiration: You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. ~James Allen

Today’s Affirmation:  I mark my path in Mind today choosing only to bring more Joy my way.

Today’s Contemplation: Our tendency of thinking is the only critical factor to our well-being. Our patterns of thought (and feeling) rule our experiences with an unforgiving exactness. From this day forward choose your thoughts consciously in the highest vibration of consciousness and watch your life tend toward greater good.

Steps

Daily Inspiration: Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Today’s Affirmation:  I engage in every moment of my life with reverence noticing  every detail with every step I take.

Today’s Contemplation: Being aware of the beauty all around us helps us to be at peace with it.  Yet, still awareness is only the first step; it must be followed with action.

Sides

Daily Inspiration: No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides. ~Baruch Spinoza

Today’s Affirmation:  My love embraces and my love expands; and I embrace both sides of my love.

Today’s Contemplation: The human mind often goes to good and evil when confronted with opposites; this is incorrect and counter-productive thinking. The truth of opposites is in the inclusivity of Oneness.  Polarity simply expresses the Creative Nature of an Infinite that already contains all there could be.