Listening

Daily Inspiration: A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. ~Rachel Naomi Remen

Today’s Affirmation: I listen deeply to the very heart of the matter and discover a divinely prospered life. All good things come by rights of the heart to my home.

Today’s Contemplation: Learning to listen with the whole of ones being is the only way to open up to the greatness of life. It starts by listening with ones heart and continues until every heart is One.

Means

Daily Inspiration: One of the greatest lessons I have learned in my life is to pay as much attention to the means of work as to its end. ~Swami Vivekananda

Today’s Affirmation: My work is in integrity with all my values; all that I do brings more Love into my world.

Today’s Contemplation: When it comes to spiritual evolution our work is as important as our philanthropy. We define our spiritual growth by how we think in all that we do. And because so much of our lives is spent in unconscious activity it is important to be working in ways that align us with the highest levels of race approval.

Ideas

Daily Inspiration: You can not stop the spread of an idea by passing a law against it. ~Harry Truman

Today’s Affirmation: Today I have a better idea and we celebrate Joyfulness throughout the world.

Today’s Contemplation: Every idea that is good for the world is a contagion to the world. It will continue to spread until owned by all. It can only be slowed, but never stopped, by the pervasive need of the many who have identified with an old and worn out belief in separation.

Ignorance

Daily Inspiration: The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.  What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. ~Richard Bach

Today’s Affirmation: All things happen for my greatest good today and everything good comes my way.

Today’s Contemplation: Ignorance does not comprehend that what one believes is the fate of ones life. To believe in disaster and hardship is to make it happen. The Universe responds perfectly to the tendency of our thinking. This holds true for individuals and communities so hold your truth, choose your community and, together, build the consciousness of your choosing.

Caring

Daily Inspiration: Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other
and, in the process, care for ourselves. ~Princess Diana

Today’s Affirmation: I let my love shine through and give a gracious gift of kindness and compassion.

Today’s Contemplation: We can only show as much as we have. Yet we all have an infinite potential which, when revealed by our actions, resolves into the transformation of our hearts. As we grow within our capacity to demonstrate our desires increases. And we each become the gift we have been seeking.

Light

Daily Inspiration: Not to be born is best, but having seen the light, the next best is to go whence one came as soon as may be. ~Sophocles

Today’s Affirmation: Daily with every action I return to the Light; I follow my heart and let Joy be my guide.

Today’s Contemplation: Returning to the Light is a matter of making that your only choice in every decision.  It the same choice as Love; I choose Love, I am the Light.

Character

Daily Inspiration: The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. ~Margaret Chase Smith

Today’s Affirmation: I follow the one path to my heart regardless of how difficult it would appear. Today I stand in integrity with all that is good.

Today’s Contemplation: When we do, every day, what we are called to do, what we know is important to ourselves and the world; we discover happiness in what we are doing.  The world comes alive to all of our senses and we discover meaning in every breath. This is the look of high moral character.

Happiness

Daily Inspiration: Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. ~Hafiz of Persia

Today’s Affirmation: I slow down and allow myself to be present in the joy of the moment letting go of all that stands between me and my good.

Today’s Contemplation: Happiness can only find us when we stop and allow for it.  One must be in the present moment and willing to be something different to discover happiness.

Listening

Daily Inspiration: The art of listening needs its highest development in listening to oneself. Our most important task is to develop an ear that can really hear what we’re saying. ~Sydney J. Harris

Today’s Affirmation: I listen deeply to my heart and value my heart’s desire.  This is why I listen so closely to all others.

Today’s Contemplation: If a person cannot listen to their own heart how can that one begin to hear and understand the heart of another?  We must each know our own needs and desires because it is through them that we find the common thread; that which binds us all in oneness.

Ordinary

Daily Inspiration: The ordinary surroundings of life which are esteemed by men (as their actions testify) to be the highest good, may be classed under the three heads — Riches, Fame, and the Pleasures of Sense: with these three the mind is so absorbed that it has little power to reflect on any different good. ~Baruch Spinoza

Today’s Affirmation: I let go of the desires of my senses and turn again to the Oneness of the Infinite.

Today’s Contemplation: All we can do is surrender when the power of our senses takes control. Just remember in the midst of it ‘that Higher Presence’, that Oneness we have never left and give everything over to it; every desire, every fear.