” If you realize that Coincidences are manifestations of your non-local (omni-present) self… it’s the animating force of life, what people might even refer to as the soul. This non-local self is what orchestrates synchronicity, so actually when you get in touch with it there are more and more coincidences that are going to be happening in your life, and if you ask yourself what is the meaning of that? and you find the meaning as well and you take advantage of that, you’ll create good luck or what spiritual traditions have called a state of grace. ”
As you move through the day, be aware of how you treat yourself. Be aware of what you do to and for yourself, because you set the standard for others. As you grow in your awareness of how you treat yourself, you will probably become aware of the example you have set for others. You may realize that the time has come to set a new example.
~ Iyanla Vanzant
The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you are in the thoughts themselves – that is the day you will find your way out.
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
~ Og Mandino
I have been watching Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood lately. In later episodes, I believe 52 and 53, one of the main characters is faced with vengeance. His relentless pursuit to find the one who killed a friend of his and to kill them in return.
It reminds of a time where I was so consumed by my own darkness and I could even remember what that felt like. I had a daydream of sorts in which that part of me reveals itself to being very much alive within. But at the same time, it has none of its power. Anyone who’s seen the episode’s know what the killer is and what it’s true power was.
It’s power comes from manipulating feelings. Convincing someone to do something that only feeds their hatred. Holding on to that darkness and letting it consume you is where it gets its power. Not the darkness itself but the obsession of thoughts and feelings that you put value into.
Watching these episodes, and having my daydream, showed me a past that I have out grown. By comparison, I have learned just how much I have let go of the things that do not matter in life and how pointless those hangups were.
The truest gift of darkness is showing you just how bright your light can glow.
“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”
~ Denis Waitley
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”
~ Joel Osteen