What is Your Vision?

A busy day awaits me. I will soon be crossing the river to go to Willow Street Yoga, to hear Dr. Manoj Chalam speak on the symbolism of Hindu murtis. I've had the pleasure of hearing him before, and have bought a number of Siva statues from him. They have graced my meditation space for some time now. They are also infused with very sacred energy and are quite special to me...

I quickly glance at my email, and find this newsletter from "Jewels of the Lotus" - and I am struck by how it compliments my recently blog entry, "What If?"

This newsletter invites us to consider what our vision for the New Earth is. And of course, it suggests, that any transformation of the earth simply begins with our own change and transformation.

Here are some excerpts from the newsletter:

"The way to transform your life is by reaching the inner world through awareness...

How do we really find our center? By entering the present moment and knowing that is where the peace we so long for resides. If we allow ourselves to be calm and still, even if only for a moment, we can find peace even during the storm...

Enter into Stillness as often as you are able. Open to your Divinity and thus transform your world. Enter into Stillness via your heart, joining with your higher self and together we can transform the planet!

Keys to a Peaceful Life:
  1. Own your power
  2. Know you are the master of your creations
  3. Your relationship to self is the most important one
  4. Know that you are always protected
  5. Take time for yourself everyday
  6. Lovingly parent your inner child
  7. Know that we are all ONE
  8. Practice non-attachment
  9. Simplify your life
  10. Every interaction is an opportunity to heal
  11. Practice forgiveness
  12. Look for the positive in all situations
  13. Be aware of the Divinity within
  14. Practice Peace in all areas of your life
  15. Become a Spiritual Warrior
  16. Live with Integrity
  17. Be humble
  18. Have a Gentle Heart
  19. Be non-reactive
  20. Live consciously
  21. Be the embodiment of Spirit on Earth"

And to all of these suggestions, I add these quotes from Mother Teresa of Calcutta that I posted on Twitter this morning, which I feel complement these suggestions:

"Do not think that Love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is love without getting tired.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies...

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, is a much greater hunger. A much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

Words which do not give the light of love increases the darkness.

It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount f love that is put into them that matters.

All great achievements require time.

Peace begins with a smile."

For the complete newsletter, visit:
www.jewelsofthelotus.com

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