“Man is a universe within himself” -Bob Marley
This artwork is ‘Expansion’ by Paige Bradley, New York
No matter what you are going through or how hard things may seem, we all tend to seek, even in secret sometimes, that greater force out there in the universe that can help us and guide us to better days. While I fervently believe that force exists and is present and active in our lives (once we acknowledge and receive) I also know and believe that the greatest gift, truth and connection from that Highest Power is realizing and recognizing the presence of that power within ourselves. All that you seek in the universe is within YOU. Be that light you want to see in the world, as Gandhi said, and make a change! Decide today to be the best you that you can be and encourage others to do so, along the way.
“…That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” - Christian Bible, Romans 10: 9-13
No matter what your faith..or if you choose to practice no faith…at the very least, remember that the words you speak can change the course of your life and confessing your feelings, thoughts, sins, actions and deeds sends out an energy of salvation into the universe that will come back to you.
“Love works in ways that are wondrous and strange, there is nothing in life that love cannot change.” – Helen Steiner Rice (check out Love is Strange by Mickey and Sylvia..this quote just made me think of this song *smile*)
“God delights to meet the faith of one who looks up to Him and says, ‘Lord, You know that I cannot do this–but I believe that You can!'” - Amy Carmichael
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
“ I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do: That is character! ”
— Theodore Roosevelt
“Everything You Want is on the Other Side of What You Won’t Do” – Stacia Pierce
“The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.” - Charles W. Chesnutt
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain