“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli
“The Universe is so well balanced that the mere fact that you have a problem also serves as a sign that there is a solution.”
— Steve Maraboli
“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.”
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.
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 Maraboli,
“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
“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