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Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:30 PM
The most important thing to know about yourself is that you are good enough. You don't have to be the best at anything to have a great life. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone.
Each day this week, at least three times a day, remind yourself: “I am good enough.”
Here are some suggested times to practice.
First thing in the morning, when you are grooming yourself in front of a mirror, look at yourself and say, “I am good enough.”
When something goes very well for you or you experience joy, remind yourself that this experience comes to you because you are good enough.
When something goes wrong, you feel discouraged or inadequate, stop for a moment and remind yourself, “I am good enough.”
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:58 PM
Jews, Christians and Muslims tend toward command, with attendant reward and punishment. So, as in today’s gospel lesson: “Love God and love your neighbor as yourself.”
Hindus and Buddhists, tend toward observation and description. Self is undivided, undiminished, even though individual selves are arising and diminishing manifestations of the Self.
Mystics embrace experience. They experience the One Self and unity with one another and then use limited human language to express the experience.
During this week notice how you experience love for God and neighbor. Something you think you should do? An observation or description? An experience?
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 4:34 PM
At the beginning of the day, set your intention: Today I intend to live Jesus’ values--peace, sharing, compassion, joy, love. Other of Jesus’ values might come to mind.
Keep a list of your activities for the day or a part of the day. Ideally, your list will include three to ten different activities. At the close of the day review your list. Put a star by each of those activities that reflect Jesus’ values.
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 5:05 PM
God offers us the wonderful Gift of life.
Sometimes we experience life as a burden
or busy ourselves with so many important things
that we fail to live in the moment,
the only moment,
the moment of life.
Enjoy the gift of life.
Here’s a spiritual practice to help you come into the present moment.
The Place you are right now
God circled on a map for you.
Try this meditation during the week. You can say these words during your formal time of meditation. You can also say them at any moment during the day, whether it is a light moment or a dark moment.
Here I am.
This is the place for me.
[Name your feeling:] I am feeling ……
In the present moment,
the only moment.
I am here in this present moment.
There is no other time or place for me.
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 4:36 PM
During this week be alert to the opportunities you have to give. When you write a check, when you pay a bill, when you give a gift, when you give of your time and energy, say this simple prayer:
Thank you, God.