Good morning great people!
Far too often in life, we need to be reminded that we have the opportunities, in every moment, to be our best selves. Many of us live our lives according to what others may think or say about us and the decisions we make. Remember today that no one can have power over you and your life unless you give it to them.
“Care what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu
I’ve been away from spreading this positive wisdom for quite a while (about six months!!!) and, frankly, it shows. If our environment and our lives are a direct reflection of our minds and our inner selves, then mine has been a bit chaotic since I’ve slacked off on finding a good piece of information/inspiration to share with friends and strangers all over the world each day. I’m back to my commitment of sharing some good soul food each day. Hopefully it will be as much of a benefit to you as it is to me.
I was really touched by this proverb while reading a great blog post on http://www.diningwithdana.net . I think this proverb is simply ‘on point’. We all need to tap into our spiritual memory and remember ourselves – our true selves. Know who you are and own who you are so that no one else has the power of ownership over you. When you know yourself, you respect yourself and respect will save the world. 🙂
“If you don’t know who you are, anyone can name you. And if anyone can name you, you will answer to anything.” —African proverb
This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Be thankful for what you have and declare, I AM THANKFUL! After all, “I Am” are the two words that set your course.
“I used to care what people thought about me until one day I tried to pay my bills with their opinions.” – Anonymous (allegedly)
“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.
“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