Love After Love

The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, “Sit here. Eat.” 

You will love again the stranger who was your self. 

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life.

~ Derek Walcott, Collected Poems, 1948-1984

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An Epiphany of Oneness

An Epiphany of Oneness

I look around and see miracles. I look around and see Heaven. I look around and see the Garden and the Playground. I look around and see the Divine Presence everywhere, all around me, and in me. I am part of the whole. Actually I am not a part; I am the Whole. I am

I don’t exist isolated. Separation is an illusion. I am not this little, unconnected, and detached being that I thought I was. I am the Whole. I am

Only One exists. I am the Universe. I am the Immense One. I am the Whole. I am holy.  I am

~ Piero Falci

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Keeping Quiet

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.
For once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language,
let’s stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much.
It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.
If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves
with death.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead in winter
and later proves to be alive.
Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.

~ Pablo Neruda

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Clearing

Do not try to save the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create a clearing
in the dense forest of your life
and wait there patiently,
until the song that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself to this world
so worthy of rescue.

~ Martha Postlewaite

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What If We Knew That We Can’t Improve?

It seems that we are always looking for ideas we can use to improve ourselves. We go around reading books, watching videos, listening to talks, participating in rituals, attending presentations, workshops, and retreats, and spotting new teachers, new gurus who we hope will give us the ultimate formula to make us better, to make us happy.

But who are the ones looking for improvement? We are the ones, right? We are the ones who consider ourselves to be somewhat defective and incomplete and who want to do what is necessary to achieve a state of perfection and wholeness. So, let’s pause and think about this for a moment: we begin the journey with the premise that we are imperfect, and we are relying on ourselves, imperfect beings, to create what we imagine to be perfect beings. But isn’t it reasonable to consider that if we knew how to create perfect beings, we would be those beings already? Do you get it? Isn’t this kind of thinking and pursuit somewhat crazy?

What if, instead of analyzing (and over-analyzing) ourselves (and others) — instead of finding fault, criticizing, judging, and condemning — we simply accepted that we are as we are, and that who we are is wonderful. As Wally Dale says, “we are all on a journey, and we are at different spots physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and wherever we are, that’s where we are supposed to be.”

Now, what if we came to accept that the premise that we are imperfect is false, and that this constant struggle to better ourselves is what is impeding us from bettering ourselves and enjoying life to the fullest? Think about it for a moment. How would this new thought affect us? What would happen if we knew, beyond any shadow of doubt, that there’s nothing we can do to be better? It would, at least, be a huge relief, wouldn’t it? Realizing that there’s nothing we can do to improve ourselves would give us a breather in the course of which we would simply relax and allow the Forces of the Universe to work in us and through us. It would give us permission to pause and observe what is going on, and, maybe, then we would find out that this is the magic recipe for a good life, the one we have so desperately been looking for.

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I invite you to listen to what Alan Watts has to say…

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Some food for thought, from Alan Watts talk:

Is there anyway in which one’s mind can be transformed, or is it simply a process which is nothing more than a vicious circle? What are we looking for? What are we seeking? Are we in search of some wisdom that is going to help us change ourselves, improve ourselves? Do we feel that it is our duty to do what we can to improve ourselves? Now, can we improve ourselves? Is this possible, or is this an illusion, a vicious circle? How can we improve ourselves if  “the person who is going to do the improving is the one who needs to be improved?” Can we stop this pursuit and simply accept who we are?

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We are called to watch our feelings, our emotions. We are called to remain impassive, impartial, suspending judgment and taking an objective view of what is going on. Who is this self, behind the self, who is watching the self? Who is The Watcher, The Observer, The Witness? Isn’t The Watching Self, The Observing Self, The Witnessing Self behind our thoughts and feelings a thought itself?

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When the ego is about to be unmasked it immediately identifies itself with a higher self. What drives us to do the work to be more spiritual and selfless people? Many times, the spiritual quest — the quest for self-improvement — is no different from the quest for material success; the drive is the same, it is ego-driven. In essence, we still see ourselves as separated from others, and in competition with others, and we engage in developing ourselves because our egos want to experience the rewards of feeling somewhat superior.

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How do we know what is good for us? If we say that we want to improve ourselves, then we ought to know what is good for us. But, obviously, we don’t because if we did we would be improved already. If we are really aware of our own inner workings we will realize that there’s nothing we can do to improve ourselves, and this also goes for society.

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Let us suppose that we can’t do anything to change ourselves. What would happen if you knew beyond any shadow of doubt that there’s nothing we can do to be better?

When we free ourselves from the busyness of trying to improve everything, then our own nature will begin to take care of itself, because we will not be getting in our own way all the time. We will begin to find out that the great things that we do, we are not actually doing them, but they are being done through us.

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The mind that can improve the mind is not the same mind. The mind that can improve the mind is the mind that observes the mind.

The seeking for answers is innate in us. The drive to expand our consciousness is in our own nature (or is it a thought/value that was implanted in us by the prevailing competitive culture and that pushes us to improve, be better, compete and succeed? Is the spiritual pursuit — the drive to expand our consciousness — also ego-driven?). Everything is expanding (and contracting). Transformation is inevitable, so is our expansion.

An unexamined life is not worth living. I get great joy from the intellectual exercise of understanding ideas and making connections. It helps me to see differently, and I see value in this exercise, this exploration. I see that I am changing, and I like the change. I see that the new ideas allow me to see differently, understand differently. They liberate me, and I like that.

What is, simply is, just like the sound of clapping hands. We are the ones attaching meanings and labeling the occurrences as good or bad, right or wrong. We are the ones creating stories based on what happens to us. What if we stopped labeling and classifying? What if we stopped creating stories where we are the protagonists? What if we simply watched what happens and accepted what is? Wouldn’t, then, everything be just what it is?

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The Invitation

BY ORIAH

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon…
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.

It doesn’t interest me
if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know
if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me
who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me
where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know
what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments.

~ Oriah © Mountain Dreaming,
from the book The Invitation
published by HarperONE, San Francisco,
1999 All rights reserved

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Sozinho

Às vezes no silêncio da noite
Eu fico imaginando nós dois
Eu fico ali, sonhando acordado
Juntando
O antes, o agora e o depois..

Porque você me deixa tão solto?
Porque você não cola em mim?
Tô me sentindo muito sozinho
Huuum!…

Não sou nem quero ser
O seu dono
É que um carinho as vezes
Cai bem
Eu tenho os meus
Desejos e planos
Secretos!
Só conto prá você
Mais ninguém…

Porque você me esquece
E some?
E se eu me interessar
Por alguém?
E se ela de repente me ganha?…

Quando a gente gosta
Claro que a gente cuida
Fala que me ama só
Que é da boca prá fora
Ou você me engana
Ou não está madura
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!
Onde está você agora?…(2x)

Não sou nem quero ser
O seu dono
É que um carinho as vezes
Cai bem
Eu tenho os meus
Desejos e planos
Secretos!
Só conto prá você
Mais ninguém…

Porque você me esquece
E some? Baby!
E se eu me interessar
Por alguém?
E se ela de repente me ganha?
Uh! Uh! Uh! Uh!…

Quando a gente gosta
Claro que a gente cuida
Fala que me ama só
Que é da boca prá fora
Ou você me engana
Ou não está madura
Uh! Uh! Uh! Uh!
Onde está você agora?…

Quando a gente gosta
Claro que a gente cuida
Fala que me ama só
Que é da boca prá fora
Ou você me engana
Ou não está madura
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!
Onde está você agora?…

Nananá! Nananá!
Nananananá!
Só que é da boca prá fora
Nananana Nanannaá
Nanananananá!
Onde está voce agora…(3x)

~ Peninha

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Walking with Peace and Presence

Carefully. Slowly. Lifting one foot from the ground. Standing on just one foot, balancing on just one leg, with all the weight of my body sustained by this one limb. Moving the foot that is in the air forward, lowering it. Heel touching the ground, and then my instep, the ball of my foot, and my toes. My entire foot, from heel to toes, is touching the ground. Both feet are now resting on the ground. Pausing for a moment.

The heel of the back foot is now leaving the ground, and for a moment only its toes are in contact with the floor. The weight of my body is moving from the foot in the back to the one in the front.

Lifting. Moving. Placing.

Heel of the back foot leaving the floor.

Pausing.

Weight shifting to the front leg.

Starting again.

Moving slowly, lifting my back foot, trying to keep my balance, controlling all sorts of muscles, compensating here and there in order not to fall. Correcting. Tightening. Releasing. Adjusting and readjusting. Maintaining the balance. Moving the foot forward and placing it on the ground: heel, instep, arch, ball, toes. Resting. Starting the movement all over again.

Up. Forward. Down.

Lifting. Moving. Placing. 

Resting.

“Am I here? Am I really here? Can I feel my feet? Can I feel the soles of my feet? Can I feel the weight shifting from heel to toes? Can I feel that? Can I come back to paying attention to my walking and the sensations in my body when I catch myself distracted with other things? Am I thinking or am I sensing?”

“Too much thinking! Less thinking and more sensing!”

Redirecting the attention back to the sensations in my body as I walk.

Walking slowly and mindfully. Lifting, moving, placing, and resting. Walking as if I had never walked before. Paying attention. Staying alert to the sensations in my body. Discovering how to walk again.

“How did I learn such a complex movement? How can I, in my day-to-day living, perform it without even consciously thinking about it? How is this possible?”

Up. Forward. Down.

Lifting. Moving. Placing. 

Resting.

Observing. Noticing. Witnessing.

Investigating. Exploring.

Extracting great joy from walking mindfully. Not only marveling at the intricate and complex movement that I was able to master, but also at what I am able to see, hear, taste, smell and touch now that I am moving slowly and mindfully. Paying greater attention to the world that surrounds me. Seeing things that I wasn’t able to see before. Stopping. Looking at the big things and the little ones, looking at what is near and what is far away from me. Seeing all the magic, mystery and miracles that surround me. Letting the beauty penetrate me. Seeing what arises and what passes way. Noticing birth and death, the pleasant and the unpleasant, and the impermanence of all. Letting it all in.

I feel the coolness of the breeze! I feel the warmth of the sun!

I breathe and walk, I walk and breathe… slowly, mindfully!

I am here, now, whole, perfect and complete.

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“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

“The kingdom of God is available to you in the here and the now. But the question is whether you are available to the kingdom. Our practice is to make ourselves ready for the kingdom so that it can manifest in the here and the now. You don’t need to die in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. In fact, you have to be truly alive in order to do so.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Walking with Peace and Presence

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Piero Falci is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal awakening and transformation is indispensable to create a wholesome world. He is an explorer of the mysteries of life who loves to observe, reflect, and write, and who not only strives to live a life that matters, but also hopes to inspire others to do the same. He is a promoter of peace who believes in advancing the idea that Heaven is here if we want it to be. He teaches mindfulness meditation, mindful living, and the official Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program as taught at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He organizes Silent Peace Walks.

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Come to the Silence

And God said…

Come to the silence

Life is so loud

And your soul needs a break

From the clock and the crowd

Come to the silence

And let my love start

To heal all life’s hurts

And comfort your heart

Come to the silence

Be calm and be still

Just rest in my arms

For today, that’s my will

Come to the silence

In search of my peace

Gently your doubts and your fears

Will all cease

Come to the silence

Here, take my hand

Have you forgotten

That I understand?

~ Author Unknown

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The Importance of Praise

How wonderful it would be if all children could say these words to their parents: “I accept myself as I am, and I am happy with whom I am. I believe that your expressions of love and your encouragement in the past were fundamental in allowing me to feel the way I feel today. What a precious gift that was! Thank you.”

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many of us do not love our own selves enough. This reduced self-esteem may be the result of early experiences with unskilled parents who instead of praising their children, had unrealistic expectations, demanded too much from them, compared them with others that they deemed better, criticized them harshly when they failed, and by doing all this instilled in them the feeling that they were not good enough, and , therefore, undeserving of receiving love.

Those individuals, then, go through life carrying this feeling. Some become very competitive, obsessed with achieving success, trying to prove their value, but always feeling that they are not good enough, no matter how successful they may be. Others give in to the idea that they are not good enough, and give up pursuing their highest dreams. They never give full expression to their potentials.

The negative impact of this type of parenting — where love is conditional to excellent performance — is long-lasting and does not go away easily. Many of my friends, some of them already in advanced age, are still striving to prove their worth in order to receive approval, recognition, and praise, especially from their parents who, by the way, have passed away a long time ago.

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ADVICE TO PARENTS

Reassuring words of unconditional love and support, especially in times of defeat and failure, are of the utmost importance to build a strong self-esteem in our children, so tell your children often that you love them, and give them reasons to think highly of themselves.

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Praise everywhere, but never criticize in public, and never forget that we are what we think, so make all you can for your children to think highly of themselves. As the saying goes, “If we think we can, we can. If we think we can’t, we can’t.”

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TIME TO REST

Today is a good day to accept and love yourself. Today is a good day to rejoice with whom you are. There’s no need to prove anything. There’s no need to compete, excel , or win. There’s no need to rush, finish first, or defeat anyone. Actually, the one who wins today is the one who takes more time to observe and spot miracles. Therefore, move slowly, look around, and savor the beauty. Enjoy this day that was given to you. Nothing is required of you today, except for you to be content and happy with whom you are. Stop comparing yourself with others, putting yourself down, or feeling unworthy. Again, there’s no need to compete, or prove anything. Realize that you are wonderful just the way you are. You are a child of the Universe, a wonderful creation. You are worth of much love. Know that you are loved.


 

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Piero Falci is the founder of the Silent Peace Walk movement. He is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal transformation is indispensable to create a wholesome world. He is an explorer and inspirer who encourages people to live lives that matter. He is a promoter of peace who believes that Heaven is here, if we want it to be. He teaches mindfulness meditation and mindful living.

Seeing with the Heart

Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.

Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eyes.

~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Le Petit Prince (1943), The Little Prince.

I ask myself, “How is someone capable of seeing with the heart? What does that actually mean?”

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Individual inner peace — and the higher consciousness that accompanies it — is what allows us to see with our hearts, and what will bring lasting peace to the world; in fact, it is the only thing that ever will.

Once we become able to see the beauty that is invisible to the eyes of the body, we develop love and compassion for all, for our own selves, and even for those whose hearts are full of hatred.

The world needs our inner peace, and our first job is to learn to grow this individual peace. It is only by developing our reserves of inner peace that we can become bringers of peace. The end of conflict and violence will be achieved when we all rest in a vast garden of inner peace, and see the Universe and its beauty through the eyes of our hearts.

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The Real Work

It may be that when we no longer know what to do

we have come to our real work, 

and that when we no longer know which way to go

 we have come to our real journey.

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The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.

~ Wendell Berry

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Jasmine Flowers, We Are

What once was white and soft

Is now lifeless and dry

A pleasant visitor who didn’t overstay

Gone now

But the scent remains

~ Piero Falci

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For too long

For too long now I have confined myself. I haven’t touched the pebble, or laid my hands on the tree, or admired the colors of the feathers of the duck.

For too long now I haven’t seen you in the clouds, or in the reflections on the pond. I have not felt you in the morning breeze, or sensed you in the empty spaces.

For too long now I haven’t allowed the squirrels to look me in the eyes, or listened to what the birds had to tell me. I haven’t heard you in the whispers beyond the noises.

For too long now I have not felt you gently kissing my feet as I walk. I have not noticed the leaves dancing with the wind. I have not seen you in what is dying and what is being born, and reflected on the impermanence of all.

For too long now I have not seen you shining in the drops of water on the blades of grass.

I have not been paying attention.

I haven’t felt that you and I are one.

But today I am out again.

I am here, now

In ecstasy

With you

With me

~ Piero Falci

An invitation for a Silent Peace Walk, a mindful walk in nature.

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Piero Falci is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal awakening and transformation is indispensable to create a wholesome world. He is an explorer of the mysteries of life who loves to observe, reflect, and write, and who not only strives to live a life that matters, but also hopes to inspire others to do the same. He is a promoter of peace who believes in advancing the idea that Heaven is here if we want it to be. He teaches mindfulness meditation, mindful living, and the official Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program as taught at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He organizes Silent Peace Walks.

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Take a look at these books at the Peaceful Ways online store

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– “Peaceful Ways – The Power of Making Your Wishes Come True”

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– “Pay Attention! Be Alert! Discovering Your Route to Happiness”

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– “Silent Peace Walk”

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Place of Plenty

Many of us have been exposed to the idea that the world is imperfect and unjust, and that perfection and justice can only be experienced in Heaven. But what if we were told something radically different? What if we were told that we are in Heaven already? What if, instead of hoping to get to Heaven after we die, we were brought up and lived as if we were in Heaven? How would this impact life on Earth?

I have experienced considerable success and also some difficulties in life. After living comfortably for a large part of my existence, I experienced the limitations imposed by extended periods of unemployment and the absence of a regular income. That new reality forced me to better empathize with the poor and become more sensitive to their needs. I came to better understand social injustice and the widening gap between the rich and the poor. I also realized that an unconscious fear of not having enough is what ultimately propels people to unnecessary accumulation which brings about so many of the problems we face in our world. It was during that period that I experienced a spiritual awakening that allowed me to see what I was not able to see before. I began to notice beauty and miracles surrounding me. I felt the Divine Presence everywhere. A world of abundance revealed itself to me.

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I now believe that in order to create a better world we need a new paradigm.

What would happen if we embraced the idea that we are in Heaven? If children were raised hearing, “You are in Heaven,and there’s nothing to fear,” what effect would that have on our relationships with one another and with all creation? I envision the day when the prevailing idea on this planet will be that we live in a place of plenty, with more than enough for everyone. Sharing and serving will, then, be commonplace and widespread practices.

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HEAVEN IS HERE, IF WE WANT IT TO BE!

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Take a look at my books at the Peaceful Ways online store

http://peacefulways.org/store/

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– “Peaceful Ways – The Power of Making Your Wishes Come True”

Pay Attention Book Cover

– “Pay Attention! Be Alert! Discovering Your Route to Happiness”

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– “Silent Peace Walk”

www.PieroFalci.com

www.SilentPeaceWalk.org

www.peacefulways.org

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Joyful Life Experience

Our dominant intent must be to experience joy. We are here to create a joyful life experience. Our mission, our quest, our work, our job, our career is simply to create a joyful life. Keep this in mind and be committed to create a joyful life for yourself and others.

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“If your dominant intent is to feel joy while you are doing the work, your triad of intentions—freedom, growth and joy—will come quickly and easily into alignment. See your “career” as one of creating a joyful life experience. You are not a creator of things or a regurgitator of what someone else has created or a gatherer of stuff. You are a creator, and the subject of your creation is your joyful life experience. That is your mission. That is your quest. That is why you are here.” ~ Abraham (Excerpted from: Money and the Law of Attraction on August 31, 2008. Our Love, Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)

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Let’s stay in touch.

Meetup – http://www.meetup.com/PeacefulWays/events/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/peacefulways

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Take a look at my books at the Peaceful Ways online store

http://peacefulways.org/store/

Book Cover Image

– “Peaceful Ways – The Power of Making Your Wishes Come True”

Pay Attention Book Cover

– “Pay Attention! Be Alert! Discovering Your Route to Happiness”

Silent_Peace_Walk_Cover_for_Kindle

– “Silent Peace Walk”

www.PieroFalci.com

www.SilentPeaceWalk.org

www.peacefulways.org

www.DAPAdiversity.com