Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have for a moment. I want to make it burn as brightly as possible. George Bernard Shaw
Usually what snuffs out our lit candles are not the obstacles of the day but views of our past or future. A technique I've seen used is to envision a rope tied to a past problem that clouds our current view - pull and tug at it until attention is again focused only on present time. Amazing relief and wisdom comes that see the strength or weakness of what was and how its importance looks today. The future can be handled similarly - throw that rope out there and pull it inuntil it feels like the current moment. A step toward the goal may appear. Let's keep our candles lit, My Friends, Merrily
Two friends were being chided by their peers for always being happy. "How cna you be that way?" They would be asked. These two had similar backgrounds and gave this reply. "The worst of today is better than the best used to be." They knew the alternative. Merrily
Florence Nightingale had as the foundation of her life this idea: “God is in all things, and all things in God, the Eternal shining through the accidents of space and time.”
If such an idea was a person’s divine center and central mission, what kind of life would be possible? How would life be lived if God was known to be in all things and all things in God? If the Eternal shined through the events of our lives and the world, would it change the way we live? Our lives are changed when a simple truth is at the center. What is your simple truth?
Rev. Jim Rosemergy, Unity Church of Ft. Meyers, FL
Dr. Sanjay Gupta on American Morning said this today - the medical community needs to focus more on prevention rather than wait till the symptoms become obvious. And the holistic, alternative, complimentary community says, "Amen."
"Show the Father that you are willing to do your best and He will keep increasing your ability and will place you where you will be blessed and where your work will bless others." Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity
Kevin Costner liked to highlight this in the movie, "The Field of Dreams."