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Spiritual Seekers and teachers

place to share ideas about spirituality... All faith journeys are welcome and NO BASHING ALLOWED

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Comment by Tina on September 16, 2009 at 9:32am
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;

Count your gains instead of your losses.

Count your joys instead of your woes;

Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears;

Count your courage instead of your fears.

Count your full years instead of your lean;

Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

Count your health instead of your wealth;

Love your neighbor as much as yourself.

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Comment by Tina on September 3, 2009 at 7:30pm
Save me from those who have their minds set in steel.
Steel by its nature is grey, unyielding, and barren….. Cold.
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

I love that Billy, it carries much truth to me!
Comment by Billy Bones on September 1, 2009 at 9:45pm
Our Mirror.
The world is your mirror


The good you find in others, is in you too.
The faults you find in others, are your faults as well.
After all, to recognize something you must know it.

The possibilities you see in others, are possible for you as well. The beauty you see around you, is your beauty. The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person you are.

To change your world, you must change yourself. To blame and complain will only make matters worse. Whatever you care about, is your responsibility. What you see in others, shows you yourself.

See the best in others, and you will be your best. Give to others, and you give to yourself. Appreciate beauty, and you will be beautiful. Admire creativity, and you will be creative.

Love, and you will be loved. Seek to understand, and you will be understood. Listen, and your voice will be heard. Teach, and you will learn.
Comment by Tina on August 31, 2009 at 11:00pm
O God, we are one with you. You have made us one with you. You have taught us that if we are open to one another, you dwell in us. Help us to preserve this openness and to fight for it with all our hearts. Help us to realize that there can be no understanding where there is mutual rejection. O God, in accepting one another wholeheartedly, fully, completely, we accept you, and we thank you, and we adore you, and we love you with our whole being, because our being is your being, our spirit is rooted in your spirit. Fill us then with love, and let us be bound together with love as we go our diverse ways, united in this one spirit which makes you present in the world, and which makes you witness to the ultimate reality that is love. Love has overcome. Love is victorious.

Thomas Merton 1915-1968

Comment by OCNaturalDoc on August 29, 2009 at 1:32pm
"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
-RR
Comment by Tina on August 27, 2009 at 9:57pm
Happiness is truly an attitude. I am by far not 92, however my body is packed with illness, and some wait for me to hurry up and pass. I have had to learn to take each day as it comes. I am truly thankful for each day that I live, each day that I have a new opportunity to share, learn and be among family and friends.
It is something that you either choose or you live in misery, Life to me is too precious to do that, to not be thankful for life is to spit in the face of he who gave it.
As for those who are anxious for their life or mine to pass, Talk to God, it is He who direct the end of this journey, not I.
Comment by Billy Bones on August 27, 2009 at 9:39pm
Happiness (Is an Attitude)
The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.

Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window.

"I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

"Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room .... just wait."

"That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied.

"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind.

I already decided to love it ... It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away ... just for this time in my life."
Comment by Tina on August 27, 2009 at 5:20pm
My spider sage asked if I was the weaver of my own life experience, or if I was letting my life weave circles around me (and consequently allow myself to be consumed by the process of living).

 

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