“There are still so many questions to answer about the workings of the human body and, most mysterious of all, it is influenced by our state of mind.” Craig Venter
If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred. Walt Whitman
In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body. Barbara De Angelis
Did you know that to be born in a human body is a 1 in 400 trillion gift of life? The sheer combination of factors and scientific engineering that it takes to create a human life is mind-boggling. If we stop to take stock of every single action, muscles, connective tissue, mental and physical energy coursing through our bodies, we’d be impressed. Each of us is a masterpiece wonderfully made and we need to remember that with gratitude for the life we have. When we are able to pause and value our life, we will grasp the importance of valuing others lives too. We come into the world with a unique set of gifts, and we use them to make a difference in the lives of our friends, families and strangers. When we operate from a place of awe and gratitude for the gifts we have, we work at using them in the best possible way to uplift others and the world. How? When we perform our duties with pride and commitment, we elevate all around us and that energy continues to ripple out to the world. It is our responsibility to serve with passion and compassion and all of us can do our part.
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Fearfully And Wonderfully Made! by Melissa Muchemwa
You are flowery beautiful
and kindly cheerful.
you do your own thing;
and you are your own song
You got your own style
and your own smile.
You are absolutely Unique
Everyday of the week.
“The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you. Marilyn Monroe
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me. Steve Jobs
Why is there so much hate in our world? Recently, a friend shared a message with me that someone sent her. It was from a member of an online group I’m in. It was so hateful and ugly that it made no sense to me why anyone who feels that way about me or another person online would choose to be around me or that person. Why poison yourself with such hypocrisy? Why pretend to be a team player when you are a hater? Why wallow in all that hate over Twitter shares? We are all fearfully and wonderfully made yet, some can’t let the hate go. The saddest part is that these petty hatreds can grow into monsters. Soon, the person starts to imagine things the other person never ever thought of doing or thinking, and then, the hatred escalates into something else. Let it go. We are all here on this earth to learn and grow. We all have our fault-lines and that is what humanizes us. Compassion and direct communication can clear the air. Try that first and see how freeing it can be. If it doesn’t work, remove yourself from the situation. Don’t become a troll. We are all guests on this planet and the best guests remember to be grateful and principled. We live and we die by our principles…
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The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean–
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down —
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for APR 2018/MAY 2018 are:
05/06 – 01 May Day, 03, National Day of Prayer, 03 World Press Freedom Day, 04 Star Wars, 05 Cinco De Mayo
05/13 – 13 HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, 16 Ramadan starts, 19 Armed Forces Day,
05/20 – 20 Pentecost Day, 23 World Turtle Day, 24 National Brother Day
05/27 – 28 Memorial Day, 30 World MS Day, 31 World No Tobacco Day
06/03 – 05 World Environment Day, 06, D Day, 08 National Best Friend Day,
06/10 – 13 St Anthony, 15 Eid al-Fitr,
06/17 – 17 Father’s Day, 18 Int’l. Picnic Day, MTV Movie Awards 19 Juneteenth, 20 World Refugee Day, 21 Summer Solstice, Int’l. Yoga Day, World Music Day
06/24 – 24 St John the Baptist, 26 Day against Drug Abuse/Illicit Trafficking
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“Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel, the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing, so is liberty the essence of life. Whatever is done without it is imperfect.” Jose Marti
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
I feel as though my life is bathed in golden sunlight. And the really wonderful thing is that I know it. Helen McCrory
Why is there so much darkness even when we are surrounded by light? Because we stay stuck with unrealistic expectations about others. When we can learn to live and let live, we will open a door to our heart that enriches our lives and flows out to help and heal others. Again, our human existence is a great and rare gift, and our body functions in the most amazing ways that would take our breath away. If we stopped to ponder the genius behind it all, we would be humbled by the magnificent and brilliant machine that gets us up and out of the house every day. So, don’t waste time on hateful behavior. Cherish your life and aim to be better every day. Who is without fault on this planet? We all have our baggage and we can change our thinking and actions through forgiveness, love and communication, NOT through fear, intimidation or murder. When we begin to see our lives as sacrosanct, my hope is that we will also see the lives of others as sacrosanct. My heart goes out to all who have lost a loved one to violence. We come into this world for a season and our legacy lives on. Forgiveness and healing are imperative steps to take. I feel deeply pained, every time hatred, hypocrisy and violence cross my path because we can all be greater and better towards each other. Stay safe, uplifted and encouraged EVERYONE!
Guest House by Rumi
This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Have a happy, peaceful and productive week ahead!
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Positive Motivation Tip: You are fearfully and wonderfully made. There is no other like YOU. Embrace that fact and respect the uniqueness in others.
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