April 17. Good morning! Today is a another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it? I invite you to go to the center of your being and give thanks. Notice the Magic, the Mystery, and the Miracles that surround you, and give thanks. Today is a good day to think about your work and your creation. If you are a musician, remember the musicians who came before you. If you are a teacher, remember the teachers who came before you. If you are a pacifist, remember the pacifists who came before you. Remember their love and steadfast dedication to their crafts and causes. Remember how much they gave of themselves, and be grateful. Your responsibility is to honor their work and their legacy. Your job is to connect, communicate, and commune with those masters who came before you, and make of them your invisible, ever present mentors. Your job is to learn how to connect with the same inexhaustible Source of Creation and allow it to manifest beautiful creations through you, just as they did. Those who came before you are happy that you are continuing their work, the work to which they gave so much. They smile. They bless you with the energy of enlightened beings. Can you feel their blessings? Can you receive their inspiration? If so, you can’t go wrong. Ask those who preceded you to provide you with guidance and advice, and be amazed by how generously and happily they will help you. They are your advisory board. They are your counselors. Your only job is to keep your ego out of the equation and develop a giving attitude. Know who you are and what moves you. Maintain your intentions pure. Be honest and authentic. Approach your work with reverence; remember that you are dealing with sacred matter. Go forth, be generous, and bless the world with the creation that will manifest itself through you, the unique creation that only can come to light through you. Namaste. ~ Piero
Here’s an example. Let this inspire you. Think of what inspired him. Think about his connection with the Source of Creation. Think about the way he blesses humanity with what he does. Think about the love, peace, and smiles he spreads. Think how much he will want all this to expand and go on. Think how much he wants you and everyone else to be successful. Think how happy he, and all of those who came before him, will be if you continue what they have started. Honor them. Follow your bliss.
April 18. Good morning! Today’s another beautiful day in Heaven, isn’t it? Let us be grateful and happy. Today is a good day to reflect on your life, your daily routine, and your priorities. Begin your day by going to the center of your being, to that place of peace and stillness beyond the thinking mind. At the end of your meditation, think about your life. Are you doing the things that are good for you? Are you doing the things that you want to do? Are you doing the things that you must do, the things that you know you should be doing? Do you have a healthy daily routine that produces contentment and peace of mind? If not, ask yourself, “What is preventing me from taking good care of myself? What is preventing me from working on what is really important? What is preventing me from focusing on the work that will bring about my greatest contribution to the world, and make me happy? What is preventing me from living the life of my dreams?” You probably know the answers already, so put yourself in motion. Envision the life you want to live, and keep this vision alive by returning to it often. Think about what you want to accomplish, and set your goals and a timeline. Plan your year, your month, your week, and your day. Decide how much time you will give for each task, and then put the stopwatch to work for you; stay focused on the task at hand, avoid distractions, and forget about the rest. Be here, now. Get control of your life. Get organized. Get rid of the clutter. Simplify, so you can give your time and attention to what really matters to you. You can do it. It starts today. Today is a special day. Today is your Independence Day. Today is your Rebirthday, the day of your old life’s death and your new life’s birth. Today is the first day of the rest of your new and memorable life. It begins now. Rise to the challenges! Go forth and do it! Just do it! Now! Namaste. ~ Piero
April 19. Good morning! Today’s another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it? Let us be grateful and happy. The sun came out again, the Earth keeps rotating, and the ocean is in its place. But although everything looks the same, nothing is the same. It’s all new. It’s all now. It’s a new now. It’s a new day. Today is a good day to be happy, content and satisfied with the abundance in your life. Look around and see how much you got, and be grateful. What are you complaining about? Why? Find abundance in the clutter, and be grateful. Find life in the chaos, and be grateful. Find what is right in what is wrong, and be grateful. Don’t desire anything to be different today. Just be grateful. Be grateful for the much life has given you. Accept all the gifts, and be grateful. Maybe focusing on what you don’t want is preventing you from getting what you want. Think about it. Maybe your non-satisfaction and ungratefulness are blocking the flow of the good things in your life. Stop complaining and start giving thanks. Today is a good day to be grateful. Today is a good day to give thanks. Don’t want anything to be different today. Don’t ask for anything today. Just enjoy the day as it comes, with its gifts, with its blessings. Say to yourself, “What a great life I have. How fortunate I am. How blessed I am. Forces of the Universe, thank you, thank you, thank you.” Today is a good day to be happy, content and satisfied. Go forth, and enjoy. Just do it! Namaste.~ Piero
April 20. Good morning! Today is another beautiful day in Heaven, isn’t it? Look with the eyes of the heart: can you see the Magic, the Mystery, and the Miracles? Our world is full of wonder, isn’t it? Let us rejoice and be happy.
Let us begin this day with our silent meditative practice. Find a comfortable position in a peaceful setting and stay in silence for 20 minutes. Focus on your breathing. Whenever you get distracted by your thoughts, emotions, noises, or sensations in your body, redirect your attention to your breathing and disengage from the distraction. Practice staying as much as possible in the gap between thoughts, expanding the time you spend in that place of stillness beyond the thinking mind. That is the Here-Now, the realm of Oneness where egos and the conflicts they generate cease to exist.
The ego, or the false-self, is that illusory entity that you have created in your mind and that you believe you are. The ego is the main character in the story you have created about yourself, a story that is highly dependent on your perception of time, and that you keep repeating in order to convince the world, and your own self, of how special and better than the rest you are. Your ego is the one who is constantly comparing and criticizing, the one who likes to be right all the time, win all the time, and be praised and recognized all the time. But although you identify yourself with that character, the truth is that you are not your ego. Your true nature resides beyond the illusory boundaries that you have created, and that make you believe that you are a physical being detached from others.
Now, notice how much time your mind is occupied with judgment and condemnation. Recognize that this is your ego at work. Gently switch your attitude to one of compassion, forgiveness and love. Recognize that no one is perfect, that we all have our frailties and shortcomings, that we all are on our own journeys, and make it your objective today to mentally pardon and release those you have been keeping imprisoned in your mind. As you let them go, realize that you are setting yourself free. You are not only releasing them; you are releasing yourself.
Today is a good day to remember that our purpose in life is to help one another. Make it your objective today to be kind with everyone you meet. Make all individuals you meet feel loved and special. Support them on their journeys to become the best that they can be. We are all connected, all parts of the same one big organism, and what affects one of us, affects all of us. When we help others, we are helping ourselves. When we hurt others, we are hurting ourselves. When we put obstacles in somebody else’s path — when what we say and do discourages them from following their dreams, for instance — we are doing the same to our own selves.
Once again, keep in mind that we are here to help one another. So, make it your objective today to be more supportive of others than you have ever been before. Bless everyone you meet with generous attention, enthusiastic encouragement, and genuine willingness to help. Every time you meet a person today, ask yourself, “What can I do to support this person on her journey? What can I do to make her day a better one?” Smile. You can do more than you think. Every little thing you do matters. Go forth and do it. Just do it! Namaste. ~ Piero
April 21. Good morning! Pause for a moment, breathe consciously, and see the beauty that surrounds you. Use the eyes of the heart and see the Magic, the Mystery, and the Miracles. Wonderful, isn’t it? Say, “Thank you.” It’s good to be alive, isn’t it? Life is an exciting journey of discovery, isn’t it? Today is another good day to practice to be happy, content and satisfied. Find contentment in who you are, instead of running to the future trying to be who you are not. Be satisfied with what you have, instead of running to the future trying to acquire what you don’t have. Be happy with what you do, instead of running to the future trying to do something else. Be here, now, happy, content and satisfied. Give thanks. You are enough. You have enough. You do enough. Thank you for being who you are. Namaste. ~ Piero
April 22. Good morning! Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it? Let us be grateful and happy. Today’s a good day to practice optimism. Start your day with the decision to see beauty and good in everything, everywhere. Make it your commitment for the day to find the good in every situation and every person you meet. Develop a positive outlook with positive affirmations such as, “Today is going to be a great day! I am going to bring a positive, transformative energy to all situations and people I interact with today!” Go forth and exude positivity, generosity, and optimism. Make of this day the best day ever. You can do it. You are in control. It’s only a matter of attitude. Go forth and do it. Just do it! Namaste. ~ Piero
April 23. Good morning! The sun and all the other stars in the cosmos continue to shine. Let’s pause and be amazed with the incredible organizing power of this vast Universe, and reflect on the Magic, the Mystery, and the Miracles of it all. Today is another beautiful day in our precious Paradise, isn’t it? Let us be grateful and happy. Today is a good day to reflect on who we are. It is clear that we are special animals with developed brains, beings who have the ability to think with a high degree of sophistication. This in itself is magical, mysterious and miraculous, isn’t it? But is that who we are ? Are we just these developed animals? Or are we, as Teilhard de Chardin said, “not human beings having spiritual experiences, but spiritual beings having human experiences?”
“Who are we? Who am I?”
Today is a good day to think about the answer that resonates the most with you. I invite you to look for answers beyond the thinking mind, beyond all accumulated knowledge, in that place of no thoughts, that void of nothingness where all knowing resides.
I encourage you to go out, explore, come back, and share your findings. But let me warn you: be prepared for the challenging times you will face when trying to communicate your discoveries to those who have not taken the journey. Words will not be of much help in your attempts to explain your experiences and share your discoveries, simply because your findings are not in the same dimension as that of the thinking mind.
So, come to the quiet, be still, and know… and bless the Universe with your knowing. Be here, now, and bless the Universe with your presence. Go out, explore, and come back to the place where your journey began, knowing that, like all the explorers that preceded you, that’s where you will find the answers you have been looking for. Namaste. ~ Piero
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