Daily Reflections – Week 19

May 8

May 8

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Heaven, isn’t it?

Pause, listen, and feel.

Can you feel the breeze? Can you feel the rays of the sun warming up your skin?

Take it all in; the Magic, the Mystery, and the Miracles. It is a privilege to be alive, to be able to experience all this, isn’t it? Let us be grateful and happy.

Today is a good day to reflect upon how the choices we make affect the quality of our lives. Let us analyze, for instance, how we deal with our innate curiosity, and how the desire to know it all may diminish the quality of our lives.

Unrestrained curiosity can create a load that weights us down. The craving to study, learn, and understand can lead us to a state of anxiety, especially these days when so much information is so readily available.

Are you living in a state of information overload?

Do you find yourself buried under a pile of amazing books, beautiful magazines, interesting websites, eye-catching videos, and enlightening audio recordings, all of them craving for your attention?

Let us accept that we are limited by time and that we have access to more information than we will ever be able to process in our lifetimes. Let us liberate ourselves from the self-imposed burden of processing all of it.

Life is what we make of it. It can be simple or complicated. It can be enjoyable or burdensome, and the quality of our lives depends on the choices we make. Let us choose wisely.

Simplify.

This is your life. Live it. Create a joyful life, one joyful moment at a time. Be here, now.

Do it! You can do it! Just do it! Here! Now!

Namaste. ~ Piero

May 9

May 9

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it?

Everything is so beautiful! Pause for a moment to take in the Magic, the Mystery, and the Miracles, and give thanks with a joyful heart.

Today is a good day to practice forgiveness.

Look deeply at the person who wronged you. Look with the eyes of the heart, and see how similar both of you are. Both were born and will die. Both good and bad reside within both of you. Both are sinners and saints.

Fill your heart with understanding, and forgive that person as you wish others would forgive you.

Let go of the grudge.

Remember: holding a resentment is like holding a piece of hot coal… the only one who is getting burned is you.

Let go and let God.

Liberate yourself and enjoy freedom.

Practice forgiveness and reconciliation.

Be an agent of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Be the forgiveness and reconciliation you want to see in the world.

You can do it. Do it! Just do it! Now!

Thank you for doing it. The world desperately needs more people like you.

Namaste. ~ Piero

May 10

May 10

Good morning!

Today’s another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it?

Look around and see all the beauty that surrounds you. Isn’t it amazing? Isn’t this planet of ours an awesome garden and a wonderful playground? It surely is, isn’t it? Look at the leaves moving with the wind. Isn’t it magic? Yes, we are surrounded by Magic, Mystery, and Miracles. Let us be grateful. Let us rejoice. Let us be happy.

Today is a good day to go to that vast place of knowing that exists beyond the arena of thoughts, and relax in the soothing silence, stillness and tranquility.

Today is a good day to just be.

That’s it!

I am giving you the day off.

Go do whatever you want to do, whatever you love to do, and forget what you have to do. Or do nothing at all! Just enjoy!

I am not asking anything from you today, so request nothing of you either. Choose to be a human being, not a human doing.

Today, be a “be-er,” not a “do-er.”

Be gentle with yourself.

Just be!

Namaste. ~ Piero

May 11

May 11

Good morning!

Today’s another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it?

Look around and see all the beauty that surrounds you. Can you see it? Can you hear the sounds of nature? Can you feel the breeze and the sun’s warmth on your skin? Are you tasting what you are eating and drinking? Do you smell the fragrances? How are you feeling today? Are you observing your moods? What is in your mind? Are you in the present moment, or did your mind take you somewhere else? Are you paying attention? Are you mindful of the Magic, the Mystery, and the Miracles in your life?

The truth is that the majority of the time we are not mindful; we are mindless.

Today is a good day to practice mindfulness.

Today is a good day to be awake, alert, aware, and fully alive.

Mindfulness will make you grateful, and gratitude will make you happy.

So here it is: an easy formula for a happy life…

Be mindful of this moment, here, now. Be awake, alert and aware. Be grateful. Be happy. Be fully alive.

That’s it!

You can do it. Just do it! Here! Now!

Namaste. ~ Piero

May 12

May 12

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it?

Enjoy this day that was given to you, and be grateful for this marvelous gift.

Today is a good day to reflect about impermanence.

Nothing lasts forever; we are here now, but this physical existence of ours will eventually end, and it’s not in our power to know when.

So today is a good day to do a few things.

First of all, relax and give yourself the gift of some moments of rest.

Think about how much you demand from yourself — how much pressure you put yourself under — and set yourself free from all this self-imposed slavery.

Take some time today to do something enjoyable.

Be gentle with yourself.

Finally, let the people in your life know how much you love them; it may be the last opportunity to do so.

That’s it!

That’s enough for today!

Do it! Just do it! Now!

And be not afraid. The departure from this physical world is not the end; it is just another beginning. The joyful journey continues. Have faith.

Namaste. ~ Piero

May 13

May 13

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it?

Look around. The sun came up, once again, to sustain life. Can you see all the beauty and abundance that surrounds you? Can you see the leaves dancing in the breeze? Can you sense the vastness of the Universe? Can you, with a heart full of gratitude, give thanks to all Magic, Mystery and Miracles?

Today is a good day to reflect upon the power the stories we tell ourselves have on shaping our lives.

The saying, “As a man thinks, so is he,” carries truth, a lot of truth.

Our thoughts create our lives. It’s up to us to carefully choose how we are going to use our minds, and what thoughts we are going to give our attention to.

We can choose, for instance, to bitterly accept with resignation a condition that we don’t like, or we can imagine a whole new, beautiful situation full of wonderful possibilities.

We may, for instance, unconsciously identify ourselves as members of an oppressed minority, and let this influence our entire lives, or we may choose to not allow this to define who we are, and decide that this will not be a determining factor of our identity.

You see, we attract events that confirm our expectations. If we expect to experience prejudice and discrimination, so it will be. But if we foresee ourselves having a successful ride through life, with a series of lucky breaks blessing our journeys, and with people generously supporting us, so it will be; a series of positive events will confirm our expectations.

The truth is that we find what we look for, or maybe it is the other way around: the objects of our focused attention find us; they are brought to us. The Universe manifests those situations we most think about. Obsessive fears, for instance, bring about those same things we want to avoid.

Today is a good day to practice keeping your minds focused on what we want.

Meditation and mindfulness, that enhance our skills to be aware of our thoughts and emotions, are the best tools I know to help us on this journey.

Go ahead and meditate.

Go ahead and practice the art of living mindfully.

Focus only on the best. Expect only the best. Experience only the best.

You can do it. Do it! Just do it! Now!

Namaste. ~ Piero

May 14

May 14

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it?

Look around with the eyes of the heart and see the Magic, the Mystery and the Miracles. Give thanks and be happy.

Today is a good day to reflect upon how our collective thinking shape our world.

Our thoughts and ideas influence what we see, as well as what we don’t see. Our thoughts and ideas influence not only what we see, but also how we make sense of what we see. Our thoughts and ideas influence what we experience, and how we make sense of our experiences. Our thoughts and ideas create our realities. Since thoughts and ideas determine the kind of world we create, it’s of the utmost importance to decide what thoughts and ideas we are going to give our attention to. We may choose to focus on what is wrong and bad, but we would be better off focusing on possibilities of enhancing what is right and good in the world. Seeing differently, changing our mindsets, and adopting new paradigms will lead to personal changes which will eventually add up and bring about collective changes.

It is in our power to bring Heaven to Earth. We have the resources, the intelligence, and the power to do so. Heaven is here, if we want it to be.

Give wings to your creativity, free your imagination, and envision better social arrangements that will benefit all! Explore and inspire! Entertain new thoughts and ideas! Have new experiences! Come up with new understandings! Envision new possibilities! Imagine a whole new world, and share your visions! Explore and inspire!

You can do it. Do it! Just do it! Now!

Namaste. ~ Piero

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