Daily Reflections – Week 41

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

October 09

October 9

Good morning!

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

Look around with the eyes of the heart and see what you were not able to notice before. Look at the details and be amazed. Be grateful for all the many gifts life gives you. Be happy!

Today is a good day to think about how having too much is a source of anxiety.

Think about the amount of information that is available to us these days, and how things changed in the last decades. When was the last time that you read a magazine as people used to read them five decades ago? Back then, a magazine was the stimulator of dreams, the main source of information and connection with the world. Back then, people took the time to sit down, read, enjoy each page, and cherish that magazine as an item of great value. They weren’t distracted by TV, Internet, social media, podcasts, audio books, videos, and all the many other things we have available today.

There’s so much information available to us today, so much to read, watch, and listen to. Do we really need all this? There’s so much of everything these days, except time. Time continues to be a limited resource. Therefore, we are called to decide what we are going to do with the limited time we have.

Have you noticed the anxiety generated by having access to too much information? Have you noticed the anxiety generated by the desire to know more, to read, watch, and listen more? Are you frustrated because you don’t have time for everything you want to do?

Here are some suggestions to tame this anxiety:

Reduce the amount of stimuli you are exposed to. Shield yourself. Protect yourself.

Let go of the desire to do it all. Decide to do less. Reduce the desires, and reduce the anxiety.

Do less and enjoy more.

Simplify. Look at your options, and make your choices. Select. Prioritize. Plan your work, and work your plan. Follow through.

Be here, now. Live mindfully.

Just do this, and enhance the quality of your life.

Namaste. ~ Piero

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl

October 10

October 10

Good morning!

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

The night has left and the day has arrived, just as planned. The sun showed its face to us again, and is illuminating this beautiful garden and amazing playground that was given to us.  Let us admire the beauty of the garden and have fun in the playground.

Isn’t all this wonderful?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to reflect on the art of mindful living.

To live mindfully is to bring the same awareness that we develop during the times we are meditating to the other times of our days. During meditation we are instructed to practice the ‘CARR’ technique, which stands for ‘Catch – Acknowledge – Release – Return.’

Prior to the meditation session, as we prepare ourselves to meditate, we are instructed to choose something upon which we will focus our attention during the meditation period. It can be anything: a word, an image, a prayer, or something as simple as our own breathing, for instance.

As we start to meditate and focus, we, inevitably, will get distracted.

Well, the moment that we realize that we are entertaining distracting thoughts — the instant we become aware of our thoughts — that is, exactly, the moment of ‘Catch.’ What we are called to do then, is to gently ‘Acknowledge’ that thought, as if it were an object that we could hold in our hands and look at. Then, again with gentleness, we are called to ‘Release’ that thought, as if we were releasing a fish that we had just caught back into the water. And after doing that, we are called to ‘Return’ our attention to the original object of our focusing exercise.

A good meditation is not necessarily a period of total thoughtlessness, as many people think. A meditation full of CARR moments is a good one because it shows that we are developing our attention, our awareness, our mindfulness.

Now, to live mindfully is to bring this same awareness to the other moments of our lives. Let us be cognizant that as we go through our normal days, our minds frequently wander and lead us to think about things that have nothing to do with what we may be actually doing in the here-now.

Well, apply the ‘CARR’ technique: ‘Catch, Acknowledge, Release, and Return.’ ‘Catch’ the thought that has nothing to do with the present moment, ‘Acknowledge’ it, ‘Release’ it, and ‘Return’ to the present moment, to whatever you may be doing.

Here’s a story that illustrates the art of mindful living… The disciple asked his master, “Master, how come you are always so peaceful?” The master responded, “I never leave my place of meditation.”

Stay in our “place of meditation” the entire day. Stay awake, aware, alert, and alive. Stay in a state of mindfulness.

Remember that a good life is a collection of good moments. Become a master in the art of mindful living. Collect many good moments by living mindfully, and create a good life.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

“Meditation is deceptively simple: mind wanders, wandering is noticed, wandering is let go of, attention is gently re-established. And repeat.” ~ Headspace

October 11

October 11

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it? Can you hear the humming sounds of the silence? Can you notice peace in the air? Can you feel the gentle breeze caressing the world? Can you see the big things and the little ones? We are surrounded by Magic, Mystery, and Miracles, aren’t we? Let us be amazed and grateful for all this, and let us realize that this amazement and gratitude is what makes us truly happy.

Today is a good day to infuse our lives with love.

Slow down. Pause. Breathe. Treat this moment reverently, as a sacred one. Deepen you attention, and see beyond what you normally see. Feel the goodness in you. Feel the goodness in others. Feel the goodness in all creatures and in all creation.

Learn the art of pausing. Learn to expand the space between stimulus and response, and to be the master of this sacred space where you rest in awareness of what is, and where you are given the time to wisely choose the best responses.

Pause. Pay attention. Look deeply with the eyes of the heart, see beyond what you see, and grow in understanding, compassion, affection, generosity, patience, kindness, gentleness, and respect.

Be compassionate and kind with yourself and others.

Pause and see goodness in yourself and in others.

Remind yourself of who you are, and help others remember who they are.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

October 12

October 12, 2015

Good morning!

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

Today is a good day to practice paying attention to your feelings in order to manifest your desires.

If you are familiar with the Law of Attraction, you know that “Every thought vibrates. Every thought radiates a signal. And every thought attracts a matching signal back.”

Put your attention on what you desire. Use your imagination, and imagine yourself already enjoying the things and situations you desire.

Pay attention to your feelings, and to your self-talk. Be careful with the things you say to yourself. Discern if your mind is occupied with what you desire, or with the absence of what you desire. Whenever you think about what you want, you also think about what you don’t want; it’s inevitable. But your focus has to be on producing vivid images and sensations of what you want. Your job is to live as if you had already achieved what you desire, feeling all the good feelings associated with it. Your main job is to be grateful and feel good, content, joyful, and happy in the here-now. By exuding self-confidence and optimism you will continue to attract good things.

On the other hand, avoid at all costs mulling over undesirable situations and outcomes. What you think, you manifest.

So, if while practicing mindfulness – the art of attentive living — you catch yourself in a pessimistic mood — worried, concerned, discouraged, doubtful, or fearful — take charge and immediately change your thoughts. Change your mood from a negative to a positive one. Don’t think defeat and failure. Think only success and victory!

Just do it, and enhance the quality of your life!

Namaste. ~ Piero

October 13

October 13

Good morning!

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

Look around and see all the Magic, Mystery, and Miracles that surround you.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to reflect on a good life.

Mindfulness, or Mindful Living, is the art of maintaining sustained present moment awareness. When we are living mindfully, we are aware of what is going on in the here-now, especially of what is going on inside our heads.

It is by meditating that we develop the ability to live mindfully. The regular practice of meditation develops in us the ability to become aware of our thoughts and of the activity inside our heads. Writing down our thoughts regularly is a comparable activity that produces a similar result: as we write them down, we develop the ability to distinguish our thoughts, and become familiar with our brain activity.

This acquired skill – of maintaining sustained present moment awareness, and being acquainted with our thoughts — is of fundamental importance for the enhancement of the quality of our lives. As we begin to apply what we have learned during the moments of meditation to the other moments of our days — those moments when we are not ‘formally’ meditating — we begin to live more contemplative lives. We become more thoughtful and reflective, better able to observe our own selves, and to recognize our moods and the thoughts behind them. This is of the utmost importance, because our thoughts create our reality. We are what we think, and we attract what we think the most. As we become better aware of our moods and of the thoughts that generate, or are generated by them, we can begin practicing to release undesirable, negative thoughts while introducing desirable, positive ones through creative visualization and positive affirmations.

I invite you to live mindfully, and to, gently, without harsh judgment or self-condemnation, let go of negative thoughts. Use your imagination, and populate your mind with vivid, detailed, positive images that make you feel good, that bring a smile to your face, and that fill you with optimism and an eagerness to embrace the adventure of life!

Live fully, love wastefully, learn unceasingly, laugh unboundedly, lead compassionately, and leave an honorable legacy that will bless others.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”

October 14

October 14

Good morning!

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

Look around with the eyes of the heart and see beyond what you see. See Magic, Mystery, and Miracles everywhere.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to listen to the inner voice and take action.

What is your inner voice telling you? Do you feel a great impulse to do something? If so, do it. Don’t think too much. Don’t over-rationalize. Don’t let over-thinking dissuade you from taking action. Just act on your impulse.

Be impulsive!

Maybe you were told that to be impulsive is bad, and that you should think things over before acting. I am here to tell you that you have to act. Do something. Don’t waste any more time. Don’t get to the end of your life full of regrets for not having responded to your calling.

The Universe is talking to you. Listen. Are you inspired? If so, take action. Do not postpone. Do not leave for later. Do it now!

Time is short. Follow your instinct. Act on your impulses. Follow your bliss.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

October 15

October 15

Good morning!

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

Look around. Can you see all the Magic, Mystery, and Miracles that surround you? Look deeply.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to practice the art of pausing.

In the middle of all the many things that demand our attention, it is not always easy to decide what to do next. Many times, we feel lost, not knowing which way to go.

In such situations, practice the art of pausing.

Stop whatever you may be doing. Close your eyes. Go to the center of your being. Be aware of your body, your breathing, your emotions and thoughts. Gently, clear your mind. Set as your intention to enjoy this Holy Pause, and treat it reverently. Feel the Divine coming to you, calming you down, and giving you a clear mind.

Give yourself many Holy Pauses during your days. By doing so you will enhance the quality of your life.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

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Daily Reflections – Week 40

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

October 2

October 2

Good morning!

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

Look around, choose one small thing, and examine it. Reflect on the wonder of creation. Realize that Magic, Mystery, and Miracles are everywhere, and that all we have to do to be able to see them is to have the right eyes. Look with the eyes of the heart and see beyond what you see.

Be amazed with the beauty and the wonder! Be grateful for the gifts! Be happy!

Today is a good day to acknowledge the existence and presence of this Mighty Creative Force and Sustaining Power that creates all things and keeps all of them together, and offer ourselves to be used by these Forces of the Universe. Today is also a good day to adopt a giving attitude.

Consciously, seriously, and honestly decide to do only good and dedicate your life to service from now on. Go to the center of your being, to that place of peace, and in your conversation with God, offer yourself, saying, “Here I am. Please, use me!”

Allow yourself to receive divine guidance and divine help. Decide that you will be the best you can be, so you can serve others the best you can. Decide that you will be compassionate, generous and patient with every sentient being you meet, and that you will spread only kindness and love everywhere you go. Decide that your focus, from now on, will be to give what you can, instead of getting what you can.

Just do it, and enhance the quality of your life!

Namaste. ~ Piero

October 3

October 3

Good morning!

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

Look around. Look with the eyes of the heart and see beyond what you see. Realize that Magic, Mystery, and Miracles are everywhere.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to free ourselves from judgment, our own and that of others. Today is a good day to be authentic.

Take some time today to reflect on how much we worry about what other people think of us. Realize that this is the biggest obstacle for us to be totally authentic and at peace with ourselves. Realize that in our attempts to be accepted and loved by others, we make all kinds of concessions to please them, and because we are not completely honest and authentic, we corrode our self-esteem and end up hating ourselves.

We must remember to see the world with the innocence and wonder that we had when we were little children. Back then, we didn’t censor ourselves. We didn’t care about the opinion others had about us, or about our creative expressions. We were free, because we didn’t care. Well, if we can act like little children again, we will be able to be purely creative and authentic. We will be developing ourselves freely, without concern for how the images we project may be judged by others.

If other people do not like us as we are, that should not overly concern us. Yes, we need to be kind and considerate with others, but in order to be healthy and happy, we have, first and foremost, to be ourselves; we need to give expression to our truest selves. Obviously, it is important to be of service, but we can hardly be of service to others if we aren’t working on our own selves to become the best versions of ourselves. Everything should flow from the inside to the outside, starting with loving ourselves, and working on our own selves. When we do that, everything else falls into place, and all the love of the Universe pours over us.

Let us love ourselves first. Let us work on our own selves first. Let us be who we really are — who we really are meant to be — without concern for our image. Let us express ourselves without worrying about judgment.

So, be authentic! Inspire and be inspired! Be inspired and inspire! And know that you are loved.

Namaste. ~ Piero

“We are most beautiful when we are happy with who we are and what we do.” ~ Florencia Clement De Grandprey

October 4

October 4

Good morning!

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

Today is a good day to enhance our ability to perceive.

Pause for a second. Close your eyes. Be still. Go to the center of your being, to that place of silence, and listen. Can you feel the Creative Power? Can you notice the Sustaining Force? Can you sense the Serene Peace?

Be here, now, in this present moment, and feel the breeze! Feel it caressing you! It is soothing and calming, isn’t it? Now, look and see what cannot be seen, what is invisible! There is a lot more to be seen than we can see with our physical eyes.

So, the question is, “How can we see what we can’t see?”

And the answer resides in using areas of our brain that the majority of us haven’t used in a long time. For too long we have been using our very structured and logical brain. The Rational Brain makes us see what we have always seen. It looks for things it already knows, recognizes them, and ignores what is unknown. But we have another part of our brain — one that we don’t use much – that is more childish, free, uncensored, and non-judgmental. Unfortunately, the majority of us keep this part of the brain in captivity. We don’t allow it to run freely. Our job is to befriend this Explorer Brain, and release it from the prison we have kept it in all these years. The Explorer Brain will allow us to see what we weren’t able to see before. It will allow us to see the unexpected in the expected, the extraordinary in the ordinary, the exceptional in the familiar. The Explorer Brain will allow us to find new meanings in the mundane. It will make us more creative, playful, and joyful.

Set your Explorer Brain free, and look around. Can you see Magic, Mystery, and Miracles everywhere? Can you detect beauty and wonder? This Universe is awesome, isn’t it?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Explore, inspire, and enhance the quality of life: yours and that of everyone else!

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

October 5

October 5

Good morning!

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

Look around and be amazed by the beauty, grateful for all the gifts that the Universe sends your way, and happy for living in this beautiful garden and amazing playground.

Today is a good day to let go.

Simple message: let go of things, relationships, partnerships, jobs, responsibilities, obligations, hobbies, and everything else that do not serve you anymore. Check the expiration date, and get rid of all those things that got old, are cluttering your life, and don’t bring you joy.

Clean the temple! Simplify!

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

October 6

October 6

Good morning!

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

See beyond what you usually see. See what you don’t normally see. Appreciate the beauty and the wonder. See the Magic, the Mystery and the Miracles.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to reflect about the Inner Censor.

For the majority of us, it is very difficult to accept praise. It is much easier to put ourselves down with negative affirmations than to raise ourselves up with positive ones. It is much easier to say, “I am not good enough, intelligent enough, beautiful enough, healthy enough…” than to, for instance, say to ourselves, “I am brilliant, creative and competent.” The Inner Censor abhor self-praise.

So, be aware that, most of the time, you are listening to negative scripts, and accepting them as truths about yourself. At the same time, be also aware that whenever you praise yourself, your Inner Censor objects with “Who do you think you are? Who are you kidding?”

In order to counteract the Inner Censor, apply the Peaceful Ways combined techniques of meditation, creative visualization, and positive affirmations.

Go to the center of your being, experience peace in the solitude, stillness and silence, and visualize yourself being the best that you can be, and living the best life you can live. Mentally repeat a series of positive affirmations that enhance your self-confidence, boost your self-esteem, and lift you up.

Just do it!

And know that you are loved!

Namaste. ~ Piero

October 7

October 7

Good morning!

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

Look around and be amazed by all the beauty that surrounds you! Be grateful for this life, and for all the gifts that the Universe has given you! Be happy!

Today is a good day to reflect on creativity, and on the right way to approach the act of creation.

Let us remember that we are creators by nature. We have this urge to do things, to change things, to leave our imprint in this world. This raw impulse comes from the ego, from the desire to feel important and special, from the need to be appreciated and loved. But the result of the creation fueled by this ego-centered motivation is not fulfilling. We have to realize that we do better when we allow the Forces of the Universe to use us and create through us. We feel much more whole and complete when we surrender, and put ourselves at the service of the Divine Creator, so she can give birth to whatever needs to be born to bless the Universe.

We do better when we understand that we are tools in the hands of the Grand Creator.

Surrender, and let yourself be used.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

 

October 8

October 8

Good morning!

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

Pay attention! Be alert! See what you don’t usually see. See all the Magic, Mystery, and Miracles that surround you.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to live mindfully and appreciate life.

Practice the art of mindful living. Get good at identifying those thoughts and emotions that obstruct the free flow of energy through you, and clean up your conduit; no worries, no criticism, no judgment, no anger, no envy, no hatred. Practice the CARR method: Catch, Acknowledge, Release, and Return. Catch those disturbing thoughts and emotions, acknowledge them, release them, and gently return to the here-now, appreciating whatever you may be doing, appreciating life which, in all truth, only exists in the present moment.

So, today, make it your goal to live mindfully. Choose peace, and appreciate life.

Live. Love. Laugh. Learn. Lead. Leave a legacy.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

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Daily Reflections – Week 39

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

September 25

September 25

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it? There’s so much for us to be amazed, grateful and happy, right? All we have to do is to look around and count our blessings. Gratitude is the key that opens the doors to the kingdom of happiness. If we want to be happy, we must, first, be grateful.

Today is a good day to ask ourselves, “Am I paying attention? Am I really paying attention? What kind of life am I living? Am I creating a simple and peaceful life?”

Let us be wise and choose carefully. Let us not create for ourselves lives full of tension and anxiety. Let us protect our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health from the damaging effects of stress. Let us create joyful and serene lives, lives we may be proud of.

Pay attention! Be alert! Choose wisely! Simplify! Reduce stress! Count your blessings! Be grateful!

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

September 26

September 26

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. Can you see abundance around you? Can you see the Universe as a place of overflowing fullness? Can you see nature constantly renewing itself? Pause, observe, and be amazed, grateful, and happy.

Today is a good day to reflect on how fear of not having enough separates us.

We have created a world where we emphasize competition over cooperation. We see our fellow human beings as competitors, and immersed in a paradigm of scarcity — believing that there isn’t enough resources for everybody, believing that if someone else gets them first there will not be enough left for us — we go through our lives selfishly focused on taking care of ourselves, mostly ignoring the needs of others. Fear of not having enough leads us to accumulate beyond our needs, and in doing so, we create a world of inequality, where a few have more than enough of everything, and many don’t have enough of the basic things.

We have to realize that we can organize ourselves to live differently. We have to recognize that we can create a world of greater equality, where everybody feels safe and has enough to live dignified, thriving, and contributing lives. We have to believe that we can live in peace on a healthy planet.

Let us be compassionate. Let us do to others what we would want them to do to us. Let us lend a hand to our brothers and sisters, and take care of each other. Let us realize that the best exercise for our hearts is to squat down, get our fallen brothers and sisters from the ground into our arms, and carry them to safety. Let us be the best persons we can be.

Be the one who shows mankind that Haven is here, if we want it to be. Be the one who organizes humanity to bring Heaven to Earth. Be the one who creates the New World.

Just do it! Just be the one!

Namaste. ~ Piero

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” ~ Nelson Mandela, in his now famous speech at the Make Poverty History rally in London’s Trafalgar Square, 2005.

September 27

September 27

Good morning!

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

Take some time today to look up and greet Brother Sun and Sister Moon. Realize that we are on top of a celestial sphere that is spinning through the cosmos, and let this realization sink in. Isn’t it amazing? Isn’t it magic, mysterious and miraculous? Can you appreciate the beauty and the wonder?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to reflect about the goals we were told to pursue in this life.

The majority of us were told that if we made lots of money, got rich, and acquired a great number of exclusive material possessions we would be happy. But only a few of us have been guided to reflect on how our pursuit of wealth impacts our own lives, the planet, the flora, the fauna, and the lives of other sentient beings.

Take some time today to reflect on your own trajectory. Ask yourself, “What have I been chasing? Has the acquisition of all that I have made me happy? What price have I paid? Have I hurt others in my pursuit of wealth? Can I say that I have a clean conscience and rest with peace of mind?”

The bigger question is, “Can we be genuinely happy if on our pursuit of happiness we bring unhappiness for others?”

Take some time today to think about it, and also to ask yourself, “What makes me truly happy?”

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

September 28

September 28

Good morning!

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

Can you see all the Magic, Mystery and Miracles that surround you? Can you calm down, get away from distracting thoughts, and experience peace in the silence and stillness? Can you create time and space to connect with our spiritual nature? Can you slow down and see the beauty?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to remember that all we need is love.

So, go forth and give love. And let others experience the joy of giving love as well by remaining open and receiving their expressions of love.

It is simple and easy, isn’t it? So, just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

September 29

September 29

Good morning!

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

This is our planet. This is our Garden and our Playground. Let us enjoy the beauty of the Garden and have lots of fun in the Playground.

Let us be amazed with the beauty! Let us be grateful for these wonderful gifts! Let us be happy!

Today is a good day to rejoice with the success of others.

Think for a moment about a road race. Have you ever been to one? Not a race with professional runners only, but one that mixes all kinds of runners, from experienced, dedicated athletes to those novices for whom running a race is a first in their lives. As we see the winners crossing the finish line, we get happy with their success; we know that they put a lot of effort and dedication to get to the podium, and they deserve our admiration and respect. But have you stayed around to watch those slowest runners who are crossing a finish line for the first time in their lives? It is really heart-warming to witness their emotions, isn’t it? Their exhilaration with the accomplishment of a goal that they thought was very difficult, or even impossible for them, fills our hearts with love, makes us happy, and inspires us deeply.

Today is a good day to remember that you don’t have to be the winner to inspire someone. Know that your acceptance of the challenge, and your honest commitment, dedication, and effort to overcome obstacles will inspire others. You don’t have to be the best. You don’t have to win. You don’t have to be totally ready to face the challenge either. You simply have to say ‘yes’ to the call, show up, and run the race.

Feel good receiving the support of the crowd. And feel even better encouraging someone who may need more support than you. Remember that we feel good when we give love, and those who are struggling need our love. It is in giving that we receive, isn’t it?

What is calling you? Accept the call. Say to yourself, “Ready or not, here I go!” If the door is open, the time has come to go through it. Don’t hesitate. ,This is your time. This is your life.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

September 30

September 30

Good morning!

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

Rise to a state of high awareness, and look around with the eyes of the heart. See beyond what you normally see. See all the beauty and wonder that are around you. See Magic, Mystery and Miracles everywhere.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to leave your zone of comfort to do something that, so far, you have hesitated to do.

Take some time today to think about something you would like to try, and go do it.

What would you like to do? Why haven’t you done it yet? What is stopping you? Are you too comfortable and set in your ways? Are you afraid of trying?

Today, change your routine, even if just a little bit. Do it consciously and deliberately. Step outside of your comfort zone, and try something different today.

Life is short. Don’t postpone the exploration and the enjoyment. The time is now.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

October 1

October 1

Good morning!

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

Look around. Can you see Magic, Mystery and Miracles? Can you see beauty everywhere? This Universe is wonderful, isn’t it?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to practice the art of finding balance between the future and the present, between our desires and our appreciation.

Listen to the voice of the Universe. What is it calling you to do? Is it noble? Will it help others? Will it alleviate someone else’s suffering? Will it make the world a better place? If so, put yourself in motion to do what you feel called to do. Show up, do your part, and don’t worry about the results. If you feel discouraged and uncertain of the outcomes, say to yourself, “This is my journey. This is the road I have chosen. This is the road I must travel. I am being honest and doing what I know I must be doing. Now is not the time to stop. I’m not there yet.” Hopefully, this will give you encouragement to carry on.

Now, pause for a moment and realize that if you are feeling somewhat unsettled it may be because you are spending too much time thinking about the future, focusing on the things you wish you had but don’t have, or goals you want to achieve but haven’t achieved yet. If so, come back to the present moment, to the here-now. Move your mind away from your destination, and take time to appreciate your current location. Be grateful for everything you have, and all the gifts that were and continue to be given to you. Acknowledge how blessed you are.

Do what you are called to do with honest dedication, but remember to stay in the here-now, accepting, surrendering, and gratefully appreciating the many blessings.

Remember that finding balance between future and present is an art. Practice and get good at the art of finding balance between imagining what you want and being grateful for what you have. Let your desires motivate you, but find contentment in all you are, do, and have in the here-now. Know where you are going, but pay extreme attention to where you are.

Just do it, and enhance the quality of your life!

Namaste. ~ Piero

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Daily Reflections – Week 38

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

September 18

September 18

Good morning!

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

The sun came out again. We are blessed to be alive in such a beautiful place in the cosmos, a place we came to live our experiences, learn, and evolve. Isn’t this an amazing learning campus? Look around and see the Magic, the Mystery, and the Miracles.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to look and see beyond what we see, to look at the same things and see what we didn’t see before.

Pay attention! Be alert! Angels are all around, delivering us messages all the time. Can you hear? Can you feel? Can you see? Nothing is a coincidence.

Look for meaning in the mundane. Look for the extraordinary in the ordinary. Look for the exceptional in the familiar.

Teachers are all around us.

Pause and absorb!

Magic! Mystery! Miracles!

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

September 19

September 19

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.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to look at people and see beyond what you see.

Look at the people on the streets, the people in front of you in the subway car, the people around you wherever you may be, and consider that each one of them is a being just like you. Each and every one has dreams. Each and every one wants to accomplish something. Each and every one has made mistakes. Each and every one has failed and succeeded in some degree.

Realize that we are all very similar.

Maybe we are lost in this physical reality, seduced by it, and we are not aware of a grander dimension. I invite you to be fully awake and alert, and to expand your awareness, in order to see more. I invite you to look at each and every human being as a work of art. Try to do this: next time you are surrounded by people, look at them as if you were inside a museum looking at works of art. And as you think of them as works of art, I invite you to think of yourself as a work of art too. I encourage you to treat yourself as a work of art, and work on yourself to create your masterpiece.

We are life and art! See everyone else’s lives as works of art, and declare to the world that you are a work of art, and that your life is your greatest work of art.

So, go on and create a life full of art. Inject refinement and elegance in your life. Strive for high quality, not quantity. Live fully, love wastefully, laugh unboundedly, learn unceasingly, and leave a beautiful legacy.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

“I like to think of myself as an artist, and my life is my greatest work of art. Every moment is a moment of creation, and each moment of creation contains infinite possibilities.” ~ Shakti Gawain

Gilbert & George have been creating art for almost fifty years. Describing their relationship in life and work, they have said, “It’s not a collaboration. . . . We are two people, but one artist.” George, born in Devon, England, in 1942, and Gilbert, born in the Dolomites, Italy, in 1943, met while studying sculpture at St. Martin’s School of Art, London, in 1967. One day while taking photos of each other holding their small-scale sculptures, and then without, the artists realized that they could dispense with them altogether. What was most interesting was not the objects themselves, but their presence as “living sculptures” within the images. They summed up their newly conceived position as artists succinctly: “Art and life became one, and we were the messengers of a new vision. At that moment that we decided we are art and life, every conversation with people became art, and still is.”

September 20

September 20

Good morning!

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

Look around with the eyes of the heart and see all the beauty that surrounds you. There is Magic, Mystery, and Miracles everywhere, right?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to remember that love is supreme.

There is just one rule to live by, and that is “Love your neighbors.” Do to others what you would want them to do to you, and don’t do to others what you wouldn’t want them to do to you. That’s it, that’s simple, and that’s all.

Our talents and gifts were given to us to serve and alleviate the suffering that exists. We are here to give love. We are here to help one another, to care for one another, to be kind, generous, and patient with one another. We are here to understand and forgive. We are here to love everyone, without exception. We are here to serve those around us.

Give love! Serve others!

Give! Give! Give!

Just do it! And grow spiritually.

Namaste. ~ Piero

September 21

September 21

Good morning!

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

Look around and see all the beauty that surrounds you. Magic, Mystery, and Miracles can be seen everywhere by those who have eyes to see.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to practice peace.

Work on your own self first. Go to the center of your being, to that place of silence and stillness, and find peace within you.

Understand that every person is a child of the Universe just like you, and just like you, deserves to be loved.

Be courteous, unselfish, compassionate, kind, patient, and generous today.

Spread optimism today.

Praise someone, encourage someone, smile at someone, and give someone a good hug today.

Spread lots of love today.

Forgive your enemies, and love them. Let go of bitterness, hatred, envy, and anger. Love everybody today.

Treat others as you want to be treated today.

Take time today to concentrate on the needs of others and on how you can serve them. Enlist divine help, fill yourself up with divine energy, and put yourself in motion to alleviate the pain and suffering of our brothers and sisters.

Let us serve, and in serving, bring peace to our world.

Namaste. ~ Piero

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

September 22

September 22

Good morning!

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

We are surrounded by beauty, aren’t we? There is Magic, Mystery, and Miracles all around us, right? Can you feel the peace in the air? Aren’t we blessed?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to love.

Do you love? Do you love unconditionally? Do you love everybody, independent of whom they are? Do you love your enemies? Do you love yourself?

We came here to understand, forgive, care for, and serve one another. We are here to love, to give and receive love. We are here to help those who are in need.

Be charitable. Be a blessing. Help others.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

September 23

September 23

Good morning!

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

Look around. Look at the big and the little. Look near and far. What do you see? Can you see all the Magic, Mystery, and Miracles that surround us? Aren’t we blessed to be here? This is a beautiful Garden and an amazing Playground, isn’t it?

Be amazed with the beauty! Be grateful with the gifts! Be happy!

Today is a good day to realize that we have the power to bring Heaven to Earth.

If Heaven is a place where everyone is loved and taken good care of then we have the power to manifest Heaven right here on Earth; all we have to do is to love and care for one another.

Take good care of yourself. Take good care of all people. Love yourself. Love your neighbors, all of them. Take good care of the Earth. Revere life.

Realize that every single being is important, and be kind in all you do.

This is Heaven, if we want it to be.

Just be kind!

Namaste. ~ Piero

September 24

September 24

Good morning!

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

Can you hear silence beyond the noise? Can you sense stillness beyond the agitation? Can you dwell in the void between the thoughts? Can you see Magic, Mystery, and Miracles everywhere? There’s something more beyond what is apparent, something that can only be seen with the eyes of the heart. Look and see beyond what you see.

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

Today is a good day to think about authenticity.

Are you authentic? Do you take time to get to know the truth, to get to know what is true for you? Do you take time to sort ideas out in order to identify what resonates with you as true?

Your ideas don’t necessarily have to be original, but they have to be yours. Once you examine them carefully and in detail, and decide that they are true to you, they become yours. Then, you will be able to speak your truth calmly and clearly.

Use your intelligence. Pause, think, analyze, and get to your own conclusions. And then, speak your truth, with your own voice.

Just do it!

Namaste. ~ Piero

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