Daily Reflections – Week 32

I hope you enjoy reading this collection of reflections. Namaste. ~ Piero

August 7

August 7

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it? Pause for a moment, become aware of your breathing, and look around. Can you see all the beauty? Can you see all the Magic, Mystery and Miracles? Can you see all the gifts that life has given you? Take a moment to acknowledge how blessed you are.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to practice letting go of worry.

Why are you worried? Why are you preoccupied? What good can come out from your worrying? Can’t you see that your worrying doesn’t allow you to enjoy the beauty and the gifts that are only found in the present moment?

Do not worry!

You know well that change is inevitable. Some things that you may not want to happen, will. But if you keep thinking about what you don’t want to happen, you lose the enjoyment of the here-now. So, relax and accept the inevitable change. Accept losing the vigor of youth. Accept aging and dying. As you go through life, be cognizant that as you lose some things, you gain others. Do not worry. Practice being grateful, and staying in the here-now. Enjoy the gifts life has given you; there’s a lot to be grateful for, right? Focus on what you can give to improve the lives of others. Focus on giving, not on getting. Be optimistic. This attitude will make you shine like a bright star. Your positive energy will make people want to be with you, and independently of your age, your appearance, or your possessions, you will be seen as a beautiful human being… and you will be adored.

Focus on giving, not on getting. Create, and give the gifts that only you can give. Make life better for others. Smile. Treat all people you meet with reverence, knowing that they are miracles. And by doing so, you will be a beautiful blessing to the world.

Give, and you will receive. Be a blessing, and you will be blessed.

Just do it.

Namaste. ~ Piero

August 8

August 8

Good morning!

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

Look around with the eyes of the heart and see all the Magic, Mystery, and Miracles around you. Can you see how blessed we are? Isn’t it amazing?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to reflect on what you bring to the world.

Ask yourself, “What am I going to bring to the world? Am I going to give it my insecurities and fears, or am I going to give it my happiness and joy?”

Be not afraid! You know that nothing stays the same, don’t you? You know that change is the only constant in life, don’t you? So accept the inevitability of change, and welcome it. Look for the good in everything, and remember that we are the ones who call our experiences either good or bad; we are the ones who attribute value to them. We are the ones who label our experiences. In the end, good and bad is defined by us, and this is what gives us immense power. We have the power to see good in everything and have an extraordinary life!

Don’t wait to enjoy life in the future, only when you get to that ideal situation you have imagined. Don’t postpone the enjoyment of life. Life is a succession of present moments, so stay in the here-now, find the good in it, and call it good. Be happy, content, and satisfied now.

The way you show up in this world is your greatest gift. Show up as a grateful, appreciative, and optimistic individual, and bless the world with your presence. Be a blessing, and you will be blessed.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

 August 9

August 9

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it? Look around with the eyes of the heart and see all the Magic, Mystery, and Miracles that surround you. The Earth is still here, spinning around, and traveling through the Cosmos. The Sun is still here, warming us up, and giving us light and life. We are still here, awake, aware, alert, and alive. This admirable and mysterious journey continues. How blessed we are!

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to reflect upon who we are not.

We are not our physical bodies; at least, we are not only that. We are not our physical appearances. We are not the images we project. We are not what others see of us. We are not what others think of us. We are not, even, what we see and think of ourselves. Physical appearance, athletic ability, mental capacity, and intellectual dexterity are not that important. All our vain worries, such as, “How beautiful am I? How strong am I? How intelligent am I? How rich am I? How powerful am I? How successful am I? Where do I stand compared to the rest?” are unimportant. In the end, all those vain assessments are insignificant; they are all mental constructions. We are the ones who attribute value to things and situations. We are the ones who say what is success and what is failure. We are the ones who call this good and that bad. We are the ones who call this beautiful and that ugly. We are the ones who submit ourselves to the approval or disapproval of others. We are the ones who allow ourselves to be judged. We are the ones judging ourselves. We are the ones who submit ourselves to stressful demands in order to achieve goals. But the truth is that all this stress is unnecessary, because, in the end, it’s all an illusion. It’s all a mental construction. It’s all made up.

Our value is not measured by our accomplishments, results, and possessions. Success, power, fame, fortune, prestige, accolades, praise, recognition, adoration, are all cravings of the ego. The ego craves to feel exceptional. Now, pause, breathe deeply, and ask yourself, “Is there any real need to be exceptional?” Be honest. So many of the things we think matter, really don’t. In the end, we will see that even the pursuit of all those things that we thought were necessary, was purposeless. It was all a mirage. It was all a mental construction. It was all made up by the culture, and accepted by us without questioning.

So, who are we? Seek advice from Death, the Wisest Counselor, and it will tell you that we are more than what we think we are. We are physical manifestations of the Life Force Energy. We are, at the same time, mortal and immortal, impermanent and eternal, human and divine. We are more!

So, today, take the time to be gentle with yourself. Give yourself the gift of rest. Enjoy this present moment. Enjoy the beauty of the Garden, and have lots of fun in the Playground.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

August 10

August 10

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it? Look around and see all the Magic, Mystery, and Miracles that surround us. We are abundantly blessed, aren’t we?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to understand that we are more than what we think we are.

Take a moment to pause, breathe slowly and deeply, and go to the center of your being, to that place of quiet and stillness that calms your mind, and allows you to think more clearly. Then, reflect on these words of Albert Einstein:

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Take some time, today, to reflect on who we really are, and consider ideas such as, “We are, at the same time, mortal and immortal, impermanent and eternal, human and divine. We are, at the same time, separated and united, disconnected and interconnected, independent and interdependent, many and one.” Ponder, for a moment, on how the well-being and happiness of others — as well as their pain and suffering — affects your own. Give wings to your imagination, today, and take off for a high-altitude flight that will allow you to see more than what you are currently able to see. See yourself not as a separated individual, but as an element of a much larger organism called Universe. Befriend the idea that you are more than what you think you are, that you are part of a larger whole, and that you are united, interconnected, and interdependent with everything else in the Universe. Make it your task, today, to free yourself from the prison of self-centered desires, limiting thoughts, and limited love. Make it your task, today, to “widen your circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Just do it, and experience a greater serenity.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

August 11

August 11

Good morning!

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

Look around with the eyes of the heart, and see all the Magic, Mystery, and Miracles that surround you. There is beauty everywhere, right? We are so fortunate to be alive, aren’t we? This beautiful planet of ours is our Garden and our Playground, and today is a good day to take time to enjoy the beauty of the Garden, and have fun in the Playground. Today is a good day to be amazed, grateful and happy.

Remember that we were given a great power: we have the power to call whatever we want good. So, today, call your life good. Decide and declare that you are very fortunate, immensely blessed, and that you have a blissful life. Call it good, and let everyone know it. Be grateful for your good life, and let everyone know it.

Just call it. Just be it.

Namaste. ~ Piero

August 12

August 12

Good morning!

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

Look around with the eyes of the heart, and see all the Magic, Mystery, and Miracles that surround us. This planet where we live is beautiful, isn’t it? We are highly blessed, aren’t we?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to analyze our desires.

Desires move us. The goals we want to achieve motivate us, put us in motion, and give us reasons to live. Desires are natural and inevitable. But take time, today, to analyze your desires, and evaluate your goals, What do you want to accomplish? Will getting what you want make you happy? Be sure your goals are truly yours, and not someone else’s. Be sure you are pursuing what you truly want, and find happiness and peace in the pursuit.

Make it your grandest desire to enjoy life in the here-now. And if you feel like doing it, make it your goal to make the Garden more beautiful, and the Playground more enjoyable.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

August 13

August 13

Good morning!

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

Look around with the eyes of the heart, and see all the Magic, Mystery, and Miracles that surround you. We are on top of a sphere that is spinning around and floating in the cosmos. Each one of the uncountable stars that we see in the night sky is a sun similar to ours. And here we are, in the middle of all this, going through this experience we call Life. Isn’t all this incredible?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to think about past, future, and present.

All the experiences we lived brought us here, but, in reality, the past is irrelevant; it is just a memory, an illusion. The future is also an illusion, a dream. Our desires are good things, since they put us in motion, give us direction, and motivate us, but if we are always trying to get to some place else, some time in the future, we lose the real enjoyment of life that is only found in the here-now. Life is a succession of present moments, and a good life is a collection of good moments. To be a master in the art of living is to make each moment special and remarkable; it is to live each moment paying attention, being awake, aware, alert, and alive, observing the beauty, and learning from our own experiences. Let us not regret the past. Let is allow the wounds to heal. Let us forgive and forget what may be holding us back, and let us move forward knowing that every moment is a new beginning. Let us not stop imagining better days, but, mostly, let us be here, now, enhancing the quality of our lives by living each present moment fully, to the best of our ability. Let us be mindful, and live mindfully. There’s Magic, Mystery, and Miracles everywhere. We just have to see beyond what we see.

Make it your grandest desire, today, to enjoy life in the here-now.

Receive my love.

Namaste. ~ Piero

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