Without Love

“If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”  1 Corinthians 13:1-3     1-corinthians-13-1

Be Free of Attachments

th-24“How can attachment bring us suffering?
We just have to think of chocolate and there is the temptation of eating more than is good for us. Or as example, my favorite story: the way people used to catch monkeys in South India:

One takes a coconut and makes a hole in it, just large enough that a monkey can squeeze its hand in. Next, tie the coconut down, and put a sweet inside. What happens next is pure attachment. The monkey smells the sweet, puts his hand into the coconut, grabs the sweet and … the hole is too small to let a fist out of the coconut. The last thing a monkey would consider is to let go of the sweet, so it is literally tied down by its own attachment. Often they only let go when they fall asleep or become unconscious because of exhaustion.

Ultimately, the Buddha explains that our attachment to life keeps us in cyclic existence or samsara, which does not bring us continuous happiness.”                            From – http://www.viewonbuddhism.org

I Radiate Grace, Strength, and Beauty from Within

“The Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross likened people to stained-glass windows.  ‘They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.’

A view of the famed Rose Window in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France.

Even when the outer world looks dark or dimmed, I continue to express deep appreciation and joy because I know the light of God shines from within me.  This inner light constantly uplifts and sustains me, illuminating my way.  I radiate gratitude for the harmony, prosperity and beauty that surround me.

I am a beacon for God’s love.  Divine life works through me to radiate grace, strength, and beauty to all I meet.”

“And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light.”  Revelation 22:5  dailyword.com


Mother Teresa – Her Own Heart-filled Words

bfcb9902aa52b75a2dca319ec3e9baa7Mother Teresa says, “If you really want to know the poor, you must know what is poverty…”

She says,”There are two kinds of poverty. We have the poverty of the material, for example like in India and Ethiopia and other places, where the people are hungry for a loaf of bread and real hunger.  But there is a much deeper, much greater hunger.  And that is the hunger for love and that terrible loneliness and being unwanted, unloved… being abandoned by everybody.  And some people you find in, what you call them, shut-ins, people that are sleeping in the streets of London and are found in the homes.  Maybe that kind of “unwanted-ness,” unloved {person}.  Maybe in our own homes, we may have somebody who is handicapped like that and nobody takes any notice.  Nobody even recognizes that there is this child, this man, this woman who is hungry for love, hungry to be recognized and to accept with respect and love the person.”  In the video below, she speaks from her heart.

Inspiring Messages from Religious Faiths

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Buddhist Prayer of Gratitude

I am grateful to those who have hurt or harmed me,
For they have reinforced my determination.
I am grateful to those who have deceived me.
For they have deepened my insight.
I am grateful to those who have hit me,
For they have reduced my karmic obstacles.
I am grateful to those who have abandoned me.
For they have taught me to be independent.
I am grateful to those who have made me stumble,
For they have strengthened my ability.
I am grateful to those who have denounced me,
For they have increased my wisdom and concentration.
I am grateful to those who have made me firm and resolute,
And helped in my achievements.

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  “I bring you good news of great joy.”  We take these words to heart as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the rebirth in our awareness of the Christ within.


“Centered in my heart, I emanate the Christ Presence of peace.  I let my circle of peace expand to bless all beings, envisioning a world where love and compassion direct every thought and action.   I let peace flow from me to everyone I meet.

I share my peace with the world, in the Silence…”  (silentunity.org)

Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you hope and a future.”


Matthew 7:7  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.


Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”