The Miracle of Loving Actions By P.L. Desy

Continuous effort, not superior strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our true potential. —Winston Churchill

Learning to love is like learning to master an instrument or an art. The following is a list of factors these acts all have in common.

Possibility—This includes having the time to devote to the art, and the physical capacity to do it. One can not very well pick up a violin if one’s hands are broken. Time, more often than not, is something that gets in the way of being able to devote oneself to loving.

Commitment—It is much easier to pronounce “I paint” or “I love you” than it is to actually master painting and to unconditionally love someone. Without the wish, will and dedication to work, it will never happen.

Goals—This includes the ultimate goal of mastering the art as well as all the stepping stones along the way. Staying focused on the present is important, yet without an idea of where one is heading it’s easy to get lost.

Instrument—Just as I can not very well master the guitar on a block of wood, I cannot love without an object for my affections. This doesn’t mean a person has to be in a romantic relationship to practice loving—we can practice loving human kind, friends, family, pets, god, and most importantly, ourselves. 

Confidence—This does not mean that if you think you’re the best cellist, then you will be. It refers to accepting where you are in your practice. Expecting to be a master on your first try is unrealistic. Mastering an art takes a lifetime, and surely many mistakes will be made along the way. 

Patience—Hand-in-hand with confidence, patience is needed to persevere through the low points. If martial arts were easy, everyone would do it. The same goes for love. Truly opening yourself to another, being vulnerable, and accepting the other unconditionally takes a lot of effort. It is a common misconception that “love should just come naturally.” 

Model—If I took a person who has never heard music, gave him a clarinet and said, “play me some jazz,” he would not have the foggiest idea what I was talking about. In love, we model our behavior after those who influence us—whether it be from family, friends, a religious figure, mentor, therapist, or books. 

Discipline—Practice makes perfect. Even when you’re tired, or when you’d rather just watch a movie, you’ve got to push through and always remember to keep at it.

Persistence—Working closely with confidence, persistence requires having faith in the process of learning. That even though you don’t get it all now, if you keep at it, eventually you will.

Environment—A safe space to learn, practice, make mistakes and try again is also needed. A ballet dancer needs a studio with a bar, and a lover needs freedom to explore and express his or her feelings.

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Keep your head up

 

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The other day my son and his friend were in the car listening to Andy Grammar”s song ” Gotta keep your head up.” That song has been repeating over and over in my head and I have since been given the reason why. There are many times in our lives that we go through things that we feel are impossible to get over, we lose a loved one, we divorce, we lost a job. Some of us immediately go into ” poor me mode” when what we really need to do is keep our heads up and look to the Source of the universe who supplies all things. In keeping your head up you have no time to look down at what is wrong, but look up and giving thanks for what is right. Before you know it life is better than you ever thought it could be. So as Andy says” You’ll be fine, but you gotta keep your head up, yeah, yeah and you can let your hair down..”

 

Bless all you have and have not

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I love to listen to books on Cd’s  as I drive and today I was listening to The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder.I love this book because it takes me back to the principles that I sometimes forget in the hustle and bustle of life. My favorite thing that she talks about is blessing what you have and what you expect. She even speaks of the joy in paying your bills by blessing them with this statement:” I give thanks for your immediate and complete payment. You are immediately and completely paid through rich avenues of Divine Substances.” Catherine goes on to tell how writing this on your bills as you prepare to pay them will bring unexpected miracles.
I was overwhelmed one day when I first lost my job and was looking at everything that needed to be paid, so I tried it. I began to write this on my bills and give thanks for everything, lights, gas and water, and much to my surprise…  Everything got paid and I had some left over!.
So now when I receive a bill I give thanks that I have a home in which I have a  bill that will be paid.. I say a prayer of gratitude before I pay anything. Any monies that I receive I take my 10% tithe out, bless it and keep it  moving.( The Law of Circulation)
Just saying thank you works a world of wonder!!!! Try this method you will not be disappointed.
Tell me what do you bless?

The miracle in living today

 

 

ImageLately I have had overwhelming feelings of joy and peace. No matter what is going on around me, I feel so grounded and happy. I sat down yesterday and I realized somethings. I have made peace with my life just as it is right now, this very moment everything and everyone in my life are placed exactly where they are suppose to be and life is good, it is good today. The purpose of my sharing this is that once you know that you know everything begins to flow. You don;t have to keep asking when, where how, you just have to know that God had heard every single prayer that you have prayed and is in the mist of aligning the universe to bring to you your very desires. Don’t get caught up in what if, and maybe’s just give thanks and live today!