Inspiration – Life is Joy

This is a re-blog . To all the heroes our there – Have a joy filled day today.
little superhero

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.

I awoke and saw that life was service.

I acted and behold, service was joy.”

~ Rabindranath Tagore

Instead of searching for joy from what the world can give you, turn it around and give yourself to the world.

Take a moment and consider…

How am I serving others?
How can I contribute to what I want most for the world?

May we all find a life of joy in serving others.

Namaste

Inspiration – Death

light after death

 

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”

~ Rabindranath Tagore

I find these words comforting, and I wanted to share them today for those of you who may be touched by death.

These words embrace the understanding that there is a light within all of us that continues after the physical body dies.

After all, there is no getting around death for each and every one of us.

We all face the inevitable outcome.

Instead of avoiding this reality, let us begin to explore our inner light, and keep an open mind towards whatever might happen next.

When the light goes out, the dawn will come.

Namaste
(The light within me recognizes the light within you)

* Inspiration – logic wisdom

 

logical mind

“A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.”

~ Rabindranath Tagore

bandaged hand

 

Conscious awareness prevents the need for bandages and brings life into balance.

~ Val Boyko

Listen to your heart and intuition. Be safe out there.

* Inspiration – Everything Comes To Us

open to receive

“Everything comes to us that belongs to us, if we create the capacity to receive it.”

~ Rabindranath Tagore

* Do you have the capacity to receive what is ready to be given?

* What is it that belongs to us that we do not have?

These are powerful questions to ask as we look towards a New Year.
At a time when we are bombarded with setting goals to be become better, thinner, healthier, more successful, etc, etc, etc … this quote made me pause and reflect on how ridiculous New Year Resolutions really are.
They give our ego something to focus on, and our mind a challenge. Resolutions are engaging and stimulating, yet they take us away from who we already are.

The answer is not to reach for something outside of ourselves, but to connect to who we really are. Then we are ready to receive the abundance that life has to offer.

There is nothing wrong with who you are. There is no need for a New You this year!  Instead get to know more about who you are. When we look inwards with curiosity and compassion, a shift happens and things start falling into place around us.

It isn’t magic. Its just a different way of being in this world.

Instead of letting our ego be in charge (being fearful and looking out for ourselves) we become aware and present, more authentic, and loving and kind.  We realize that happiness lies in the present moment, and we let ourselves open up to what unfolds.

In this way we have the capacity to receive what belongs to us all.

Namaste