Thursday, February 12, 2009

Labels Aren't Enough

 Labels are insufficient when it comes to life.  Life is so much more.  It is the wordlessness of the experience where life is truly lived.   Rev. Jim Rosemergy, Unity Minister Ft. Meyers FL

Words spoken and unspoken have much power - they spark life into being.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Love can only be caught - can't be taught.

Love is infectious, and when human devotion is intelligent and wise, love is more catching than hate.

The Urantia Book, Page 1098 (100:4.6)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Our First Love - Freedom

The Dalai Lama provides such pure and simple wisdom for us.  He
believes that freedom is a human need.  In fact, he wonders if it
extends to the animal kingdom because he has a cat.  He said that the
cat has all the cat needs.  People feed him; they pet him, but if the
window is cracked open he will run away.

No matter how good things are, when we are controlled, we want out.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Seeing the Reality of our Totality

Meditation gives us the best opportunity to see the reality of our totality.  We are shown the strength to overcome our adversities.  Spirit has such a sense of humor that we are often surprised by the ease in which a situation can change.   Merrily Smith

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Proof Positive About Prayer

Prayer has been the ancestor of much peace of mind, cheerfulness, calmness, courage, self-mastery, and fair-mindfulness in the men and women of our evolving human race.   Urantia

Belief and Faith

Beliefs may become group possessions, but faith must be personal.

The Urantia Book, Page 1114 (101:8.2)

As I choose my beliefs, I place my faith in its truth.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Benefits of Faith

Benefits of Faith, faith will expand the mind, ennable the soul, reinforce the personality, augment the happiness, deepen the spirit perception, and enhance the power to love and be loved.  Urantia

Friday, January 23, 2009

Reasons to Pray

God answers man's prayer by givinghim an increased revelation of truth, an enhanced appreciation of beauty, and an augmented concept of goodness.     Urantia Book

These subtle enhancements are valid reasons to turn within and talk to God

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How to love?

Thomas Merton says:  "The one who truly meditates loves." 

Meditation pulls the attention to the heart and thereby sends fort loving kindness.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cook up a Little Love

"Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon."  Dalai Lama

Test out new ingredients.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kindness is Wisdom

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.  Theodore Rubin.

It surely makes the world a friendlier place.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Aging Clarity

"When I was young, I admired clever people.  Now that I am old, I admire kind people."  Abraham Joshua Heschel

The reach of the mind can indeed be very clever - tho without feeling.  Kindness results from walking in the other one's shoes on the human, and humility, path.  When we see kindness, it seems to offer trust.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Be who You Are - With Arms Wide Open

"Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values."  Dalai Lama

A friend studies in India with a noted guru for seven years.  He was an American.  The guru came to him one day and said -"It's time for you to go back to your people." 

But replied lmy firend - "These are my people.  I can't live without your teachings.  I don't know what I would do."

The guru said - "Take in mind all you have learned here and throw it up in the air.  What comes down to you is yours by right of consciousness and will not leave you.

He did and became a spiritual leader to his community.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Dalai Lama and Rules

We all have such a love of freedom innately that this makes us smile.
   "Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly."  The Dalai Lama

Monday, January 5, 2009

Getting What You Want???????

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."  Dalai Lama

We often are wanting just a piece of a whole picture of the good that can be ours.
Request - and let go - Spirit sees broader.   Merrily

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Look for the Lesson

"When you lose, don't lose the lesson."  Dalai Lama

Put the hammer down - quit hitting yourself over the head when the event seems lost.  There's always a lesson - search it out.  Merrily

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Moments in Time

"We do not remember days... We remember moments" - Cesare Pavese

I love this thought.  The stories that hover and remain in my mind are all about special moments.  I usually have a difficult time put a time on them.  These moments inspire at some level - always a heart-touch.  May 2009 bring them on.  Merrily

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Mother Teresa #6

"In the final analysis, it is between you and God;  it was never between you and other people anyway."

The way our responses from other people come, we forget that it the Universe helping us through another lesson.