"Just for today I will not anger.
Just for today I will not worry.
Just for today I will be filled with gratitude.
Just for today I will live my life with integrity.
Just for today I will be kind to every living thing, including myself."
― Inspired by Dr. Mikao Usui's 5 Reiki Principals to Live By
― Courtney A. Walsh
You've got it all wrong.
You didn't come here to master unconditional love.
This is where you came from and where you'll return to.
You came here to learn personal love.
Infused with divinity.
Lived through the grace of stumbling.
Demonstrated through the beauty of...messing up.
You didn't come here to be perfect, you already are.
You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous.
And rising again into remembering.
But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.
Love in truth doesn't need any adjectives.
It doesn't require modifiers.
It doesn't require the condition of perfection.
It only asks you to show up.
And do your best.
That you stay present and feel fully.
That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU.
― Dr. Barbara De Angelis
How do you find your way back to the Highest?
Where is it located?
The Highest isn't outside of you.
It is within you.
It isn't the just the thought of the Highest.
It's the original and perfect vibrational blueprint of your soul.
It is your Highest Consciousness.
It is your Great Light.
It is your true source, and true self.
When you learn how to reunite with your own Highest, you can offer the Highest to each person.
When you offer the Highest to each person,
it brings out the Highest in that person,
who can offer the Highest to the next person,
who can offer the Highest to the next person.
And this is the way that we can change and save
our beautiful, wounded, weeping world.
By Max Ehrmann © 1927
GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.