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It’s not how well you know the book..

Image Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“No matter what your sacred or religious book is, it’s not how well you know the book, it’s how well you’re in alignment with the author.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Let’s get real here.  Walking a spiritual path is not for the faint of heart.  If you care about and see God in people and nature you are going to get your heart broken.  It will happen.

It has happened to me several times in the last month.  I live in a senior community in the woods.  The destruction of wildlife habitat and human suffering are common.

There have been several incidents of both within the last month.  When the most recent one involved a friend I was heart broken.  I shut down for a day or two and stayed inside feeling very sad.

Finally, I went down to the lake at sunrise and sat on the dock.  When I went within seeking guidance all I heard was “shine your light.”  Although that was not what I wanted to hear, I was comforted.  I may not be able to stop damage to the earth or my sisters and brothers on this journey with me.  But I can shine my light the best I can, stay on the path and keep on walking.

Too many people in our world are closing their hearts and shutting down.  I believe this is leading to many of the problems we see today.  So I will do my best to keep my heart open, keep on caring, even if it means being hurt and keep on shining the light of God in this dark old world.  Will you join me?  It won’t be easy, but it is our calling as sons and daughters of God.




Let’s Talk About It

We are talking about Divine love this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.

Dare to Be

Copyright 2014 by R.A Robbins
“Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!”
― Steve MaraboliLife, the Truth, and Being Free

Thought for Today

Precious Moments Chapel 2009
Precious Moments Chapel 2009

How would your life be different if…You decided to give freely, love fully, and play feverously? Let today be the day…You free yourself from the conditioned rules that limit your happiness and dilute the beautiful life experience. Have fun. Give – Love – Play!”Steve Maraboli, The Power of One   

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/play

Thought for Today


Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
“Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”  — Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth and Being Free

Thought for Today

A man and a woman performing a modern dance.
A man and a woman performing a modern dance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”   ― Steve Maraboli