Monday, September 7, 2009
My Spirit Garden
I spent most of my Labor Day sitting on my screen porch reading and listening to the birds. I wanted to paint, but I just felt too inert to move. I realized that, like my summer flowers, my inspiration has been fading. I believe that inspiration is a state of connecting with the present world, while at the same time reconnecting to my Spirit. In order to open myself to inspiration, I need clear my mind of the negativity that has taken root. If I am preoccupied with stresses and activities that have nothing to do with inspiration, there's no room for it to grow. So I've decided to tend to my garden, to get rid of the weeds that have sprung up and to reunite with an uncomplicated world of Spirit. I believe that the harvest will be inspiration and a real and lasting happiness.
Perception is everything. I will look at the the world through the eyes of compassion.
I am what I think I am. Kind thoughts build a strong character.
Words are powerful. I will speak only constructive words.
No matter what I say, my actions reveal more about me than my words.
I will seek happiness by trying to making others happy.
I will do my best at all times and have good will toward other people I will not waste effort on anything is destructive to myself or anyone else.
I will be more aware of my thoughts, words, and deeds. The only person I can control is myself.
I will focus on one thing at a time. This is the way to peace of mind.