New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve and I watch my television as fireworks are set off around the world to welcome the New Year - amazing, fantastic displays. I am thrilled and delighted at what I see.
The last display shows the fireworks set off over the Thames in London. Another fantastic display watched by thousands on the banks of the River Thames. I am thrilled and delighted still but what moves me to tears is when the crowd start to switch on, and hold up, their mobile phone lights. Men, Women, young, old, different colours, different nationalities; but all united in their humanity and hope for the future. No
fireworks display was more beautiful than that.
Love is the only true light
Love is the only true light; carry a light into the darkness.
There were about 900 of us in the room. It was without windows so when the lights were switched off the blackness was total.
Then someone struck a match and lit a small candle; it was surprising how much light it gave. She used the candle to light those held by a couple of people behind her, and they in turn, lit the candles of those behind them. Without any hurry or rush within a few minutes every candle was lit as we all contributed to the powerful light that filled the whole place.
Making a Difference
From a distance a woman can be seen walking along a beach and regularly bending down to pick something up and throw it into the sea. As she gets nearer a passer-by sees she is throwing stranded starfish back into the sea. "That's pointless", he says, "there are so many starfish stranded on the beach you cannot possibly make a difference."
The woman bends down and throws another one into the sea. "I made a difference to that one." she says.
How to Love Yourself
Stop criticising yourself There is a tremendous need to build self-worth and value in ourselves because when we feel not good enough, we find ways to keep ourselves miserable. We create illness or pain in our bodies; we procrastinate about things that would benefit us; we mistreat our bodies with poor, too much, or too little food, alcohol or drugs. It is not possible to be perfect, instead we should discover our creative distinctions, and appreciate ourselves for our qualities. Each one of us has a unique role to play on this earth, and when we are critical of ourselves we obscure it.
Mistakes are our teachers We all make mistakes. Don't punish yourself for making a mistake; learn and grow from it.
Praise Yourself Focus on achievements and abilities. Use humour to help to pull back from the experience and see it in a larger perspective.
Forgive yourself and forgive others Release past hurts. If we don't forgive we are binding ourselves to the past. When we are stuck in the past we cannot live in the present. If we cannot live in the present how can we create our happy future?
Love yourself and take care of yourself; only then can you truly love and care for others.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength.
Loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Where is our humanity?
In our world today, grown so dark and so evil, hundreds of thousands of young children have been forced to leave their families and homes to seek refuge elsewhere. We, in Britain, promised to take in 3,250 children but now our Government has reneged on this. It has shut the door after 350. How could we do this? How could we sink so low? These young children, alone and frightened, are in great danger of violence, rape and malnutrition. By failing to show compassion and kindness we are abandoning our duty and denying the gift for empathy that ultimately raises us above animals. Where is our humanity. I thought we were so much better than this.
Our greatest strength
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world
as in being able to remake ourselves.
Our greatest strength lies not in how much we differ from each other
but in how much - how very much - we are the same.
Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances, whenever you feel unloved or in pain - never give up hope.
In the face of uncertainty there is nothing wrong with hope.
Even if what you most hope for doesn't come to pass, the hope itself can sustain you to accomplish many things in the
Lighten your heart
Lighten your heart. Let go of the things that have aged you. Let go of disappointments, pain, sacrifices and regrets - all
of which age us and weigh down our hearts. Learn from these things and move on. Forgive and forget.
Each one of us is a beautiful light shining in the darkness.
In a world grown so dark and so cruel
Let no one dim your light, shine brightly and
The greatest gift
Every human is an island of excellence.
On the material plane, the human body and mind are the crown of creation.
To be born as a human is the greatest gift and the greatest opportunity.
Make the most of your time on earth.
Do not waste the greatest gift.
Child of Light
Child of Light; a star traveller passing through
Come to teach you about the light and sprinkle stardust over you
So that you will learn to shine; and shine bright
Remembering you, too, are a Child of Light
The kindness others see in you
May no-one ever come to you without going away feeling better.
Everyone should see kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile.
Keep dreaming; keep setting goals.
Never give up. Keep doing new things.
Live, love and laugh and this will keep the twinkle in your eye,
And keep you young and beautiful for ever.
I will meet you there
Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing
There is a field
I will meet you there