Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning doesn’t lie in things. Meaning lies in us. When we attach value to things that aren’t love…the money, the car, the house, the prestige…we are loving things that can’t love us back. We are searching for meaning in the meaningless. Money, of itself, means nothing. Material things, of themselves, mean nothing. It’s not that they’re bad. It’s that they’re nothing.
Denying love is the only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Love heals all of our relationships–to money, the body, work, sex, death, ourselves, and one another. Through the miraculous power of pure love, we let go our past history in any area and begin again. The past is over. It doesn’t matter who we are, where we came, from, what Mommy said, what Daddy did, what mistakes we made, what diseases we have, or how depressed we feel.
The future can be reprogrammed in this moment. We don’t need another seminar, another degree, another lifetime, or anyone’s approval in order for this to happen. All we have to do is ask for a miracle and allow it to happen, not resist it. There can be a new beginning, a life unlike the past. Our relationships shall be made new. Our careers shall be made new. Our bodies shall be made new. Our planet shall be made new
Marianne Williamson, “A Return to Love”
There is no such thing as a grey sky. The sky is always blue. Sometimes grey clouds come and cover the blue sky and we think the sky is grey. But there has never been a storm that hasn’t past. Grey clouds never last forever, but the blue sky does.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered,it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil,but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. I Corinthians 13:4-8
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have the choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitude
Faith is belief in the unseen, the quietly held conviction that even though you can’t imagine how, at sometime, in someplace, in the right way, the thing you desire will indeed come to pass.
Daphne Rose Kingman
Inside the tiny acorn is an oak tree. It can sit around for years, but once the conditions are right, once it’s planted in the soil, given sunshine and water, it will grow into a towering tree…guaranteed Unknown
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”
“Forgiveness is the answer to almost everything”
A Course in Miracles