Thought for Today

Fall at Chalco #3
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it”. — Kevyn Aucoin
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Thought for Today

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” ~ by Caroline Adams

WHEEEE!

Copyright 2014 R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2014 R.A. Robbins

There are times on our journey through this life that just call for a good squeal of delight.  Sunday afternoon we decided to go out to a local museum to walk around and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.  The drive is not a long one but does include one of those wonderful roller coaster roads we have in Northeast Oklahoma.  I reached the crest of the first big hill and as the car started down the hill that roller coaster excitement just took over and out it came — a gleeful WHEEEE!  Bob even giggled.

Life is not all toil and trouble, work and heartache.  The journey of life can actually be a fun one if we will grab onto those joyful moments as they come our way.  Go ahead and  squeal if you want.  You might just make God’s day.

Life as Spiritual Practice

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

I originally intended to write about creativity as spiritual practice, but realized all of life is spiritual practice. We can study, meditate and perform other spiritual practices to achieve enlightenment, but it’s in the big and small stuff of daily life where we learn how to live as spiritual beings in physical bodies. Many of the troubles in the world seem to come from the disconnect between God and daily life.

Now is the time to realize that God is with us every minute of our lives, not just in church on Sunday. How do we do this? How might the world change if we did?

  1. Remember our thoughts are prayers. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing and that God knows our need before we ask. Every thought and word that comes from us goes out in the Universe and comes back to us in one way or another. Doesn’t this make you want to be more careful in what you think or say?
  2. I Release and I Let Go is not only a song with catchy tune, it is a reminder.  Releasing and letting go of the stuff that no longer serves us is something we need to do often.
  3. We are one with God, each other and the earth. Separation is a myth. If we could begin to see God in others I guarantee the world would change.
  4. God doesn’t always speak to us in big flashy ways. Listen for God in the silence.

Living the spiritual life doesn’t always come easy.  That’s why we call it a practice.  What are some of the ways you practice your faith in daily life?