This definitely applies to me in some ways, despite my propensity for change and growth. There are certain things that are familiar, most in a good way, but others that aren’t necessarily serving me well or helping me to be my best self.
This year’s daily calendar choice was excellent. In past years, there were a number of daily mantras not worth the words on the page – yet I’m sure they spoke to someone who needed to read them, no offense intended and quite selfish an opinion.
If you don’t have a daily thoughts calendar, I highly recommend considering the purchase of one then starting your day with words of wisdom that you can carry in your heart and reflect upon throughout the day.
“Bad karma is constantly being created. Soul enlightenment is a very difficult process for us human beings. It takes lots of effort and service to remove negativity; cleanse our karma; purify our souls, minds, and bodies; and transform our lives.” – Zhi Gang Sha, MD, Soul Mind Body Medicine
I’m not easy to identify, one others would definitely evaluate, question then still wonder – who is she? What religion does she subscribe to?
An eclectic mix of all may answer your question – a baptized Catholic who practices a bit of Buddhism, participates in the Hava Nagila, believes in Confucian principles as a recipe for living and analyzes the Bible, born again every day.
Yet no matter what I think or feel, I could never find a valid reason (or desire) to formally lose my religion – who is singing R.E.M. right now, my 80s pals?
I’ve experienced other religions and attended their services which taught me that there is value in all of them.
“Change can be hard. It requires no extra effort to settle for the same old thing. Auto-pilot keeps us locked into past patterns. But transforming your life? That requires courage, commitment, and effort. It’s tempting to stay camped in the zone of That’s-Just-How-It-Is. But to get to the really good stuff in life, you have to be willing to become an explorer and adventurer.” – John Mark Green
“I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.” – Steve Southerland
As I looked out at the vibrant leaves hanging from the trees, I reflected upon the beauty of autumn.
The native New Englander within me may be biased, but there is nothing better than fall in the northeast.
The air is cool and crisp, fresh and invigorating. The moon is illuminated even brighter against the night sky. Wood stoves take off the chill and leaves rustle on the ground as the wind rushes them along.