This Week’s Quotation:
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.Proverbs 17:22
A Merry Heart
I’m certain we all know what a broken spirit feels like. Not good at all. And I suspect we would all agree that joy is renewing medicine. So, how does one maintain merriment despite the ordeals that result from living on a planet inhabited by over seven billion human egos?
Maybe that’s why our Creator gifted us with a sense of humor. There’s nothing like a few deep belly laughs to dissolve the ego’s spell. We can laugh at it because it’s temporary, and we are forever.
I also remind myself that the calmest and safest place to be during a hurricane is in its eye. It’s an oasis of calm in the eye. It's true for us as well. When we remain in our spiritual center, even as storms rage all around us, we have the protection of the Force with us.
The fact is, whatever has our attention is where our energy is invested. So let’s choose to be attentive to whether we are engaging Spirit or ego. If we discover it’s ego, let’s remember that laughter can work wonders and support us in seeing the great cosmic grace in every little detail of our lives.
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Yes, energy must be focused on spirit, not ego. A cheerful heart rules the day and costs far less than all human medicines .. THANK YOU, TERRI AND DAVID. Love, Tom
Isn’t it fascinating that we have been talking about the torus, and now, the eye of the hurricane. I remember when as a child living back east, we took a weekend trip and were caught in a hurricane – we were on the road, and the rain was blinding. We couldn’t pull off or stop as we had no idea what would happen if we pulled off the road – what was out there? And then – we were in the eye of the storm – the calm was magical – and we were able to find a safe place to pull off before the eye passed and we were back in the storm. The energies within and without – the sense that somehow, we would all be ok – and we were. Being OK can have a variety of potential outcomes – some my not even seem OK – but for sure, the process takes you places you may not expect.
I sometimes think that the Creator must have an amazing sense of humor, as He/She considers the outrageous antics of human beings on earth. As conscious representatives of the Creator surely we can join in the merriment.
Whenever I am working with another person and there starts to be friction, I realize it’s time to step back and make sure my ego is in check!! That allows a lightness to return situation and smile’s to come back to our faces!
In turn more creative thoughts return which release new and creative ways of dealing with the situation at hand !!