Believing in Intangible Truths!

 

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I BELIEVE

Embracing the glow

listening to intangible truths,

I but a mortal can only wonder

At that which I cannot see

But know and feel to be.

    ~ Penny L. Howe, 2012

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I believe deep inside lies a flame. A light if you will. I call it faith. I don’t mean religion. Religion is how many chose to embrace, celebrate and nurture their faith. But faith comes in all formats and I believe in each one of us exists this glowing essence.

Faith is the language of the soul. The glow from within. The flame glows mightily for some and almost imperceptibly for others. But it’s always there, none the less.

Some spend their lives disbelieving what their soul whispers to them in the night. Some spend their lives questioning that which they cannot understand even though they feel it inside. Some spend their lives on a quest embracing that which they cannot understand but chose to accept. And some radiate the glow from within for all to see.

Faith is the language of our soul and whatever you decide to accept and believe, it will always be there inside, waiting to come forth. I believe faith is the flame that shines within your soul that brightens your hopes, your dreams, your possibilities, your life. This I believe.

Thank you,

I wish you well this day,

~ Penny

(For Throw Back Thursday) first published 2 years ago)

I Thirst – For the Waters of Life!

I Thirst

for …

emotional flavors,

beautiful vistas,

unfolding riches,

from the bounty of life.

I find,

exotic sensations,

beauty, wealth, comfort

to surround me.

I am blessed

with the waters of life.

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But am I worthy of this liquid wellspring?

Am I – greed and grasping,

or

humble, respectful, careful

of Earth’s diminishing resources.

I become fearful,

that I,

through wanton indifference,

will end my days

sipping polluted tears

from my eyes …

a witness,

as

the waters of life run dry,

due entirely to …

my

unquenchable thirst for life!

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

Today is World Water Day. Find out why, and what this means to you and I, and our families future sustainability – before the well runs dry for all of us!

https://www.facebook.com/UNWorldWaterDay

Your Singular Beauty!

By greyerbaby2

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

When you behold a reflection of yourself, do you see the beauty of your soul, your singular uniqueness, your value? Or are you blind to your own beauty.

Inner beauty shines outwardly when you are thankful for who you are. When you consider yourself special and having worth. And make no mistake here, others see this radiating beauty most clearly!

Absolutely true!

“May your beauty shine,

not only for others but for yourself as well!

PennyQuote, 2014

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Self Determination Tip: Know yourself. Focus not only on the areas you want to improve upon, but also on the parts that need no improvement what-so-ever! The unique YOU that you are. Self determination begins to happen when you start to really believe in yourself.

Have a wonderful weekend.

~ Penny

Your Faith is not just a place to hang your coat!

faith by Penny L Howe

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Our spirit must have the ability to seek

 solace, support and strength from within

when weary and sick at heart.

Look to Faith – your “belief system” for this.

Each person’s religious and spiritual beliefs are their own,

but know this:

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“Faith is far more than something
to comfortably hang one’s coat on.

 

Faith is the honest and sincere feeling 
inside of you when there is true belief
without reservation!”
~ Penny L Howe, 2014

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I hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

~ Penny

Some things need repeating – if you’re a woman!

It’s your life – own it!

I first wrote this piece a little over a year ago, and I’m posting it again because I believe it’s a message that we (women) need to be reminded of – again and again!

More than half of the people on this planet are female (this includes you and I)! We are not a minority in any way and this is your life, we’re talking about here. You are the one that breathes in and out of your body every day. You are the one who should be deciding how you want to live you life. YOU!

In the following movie clip from Aliens the heroine “Ripley” definitely encounters more things than we can ever imagine having to cope with in our lives.

But there is a point here. When something needs to be done. She does it. She makes the decisions she needs to make and makes them count!

We may not be facing aliens but every day we face all sorts of things to be dealt with. Our choices, our life. This includes speaking out on our beliefs and rights and defending them if necessary. Decide and then make it happen. It is your life, Don’t let others dictate how it’s going to be!

In the meantime, enjoy probably the greatest sci-fi heroine ever! And yes, she definitely owns her life!

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Thanks for your visit, remember stay strong and take care of you!

~ Penny

My heart has room – does yours?

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The Loving Heart!

If I filled this page with persuasive words would you be persuaded to think on what I’m saying? To perhaps change how you view things?

Would you trust me? Would you believe my words, unconditionally?

If I promised you untold riches and glories never before realized, would you come running and stand in line?

If I offered you a pill that would make everything all better, would you take it because I told you it would work?

If I said I could keep you safe and shelter you from all danger would you gather around me?

Do you think that one person can have the answers to your trials and tribulations?

Do you truly believe that just one single human being on the planet of more than 7 billion can “fix” things?

Do you think that even a small group of people can show you the best way to lead your life so that you will “for sure” be happier and better off than you are now.

Do you … Really?

The Answer: No one person can. I certainly would if I could. Yes I’m up for that. My heart has room for everyone on the planet. yes it does!

To bring peace, harmony and equality to all the peoples of the earth. I would be so good with that. To respect all life. Human, animal and plant.

Yes I’m good with that one too. Even more so because we are the caretakers for each other and our planet, these are our forests, mountains, valleys, deserts, oceans and rivers – and all the species that dwell on our planet – our responsibility. So if I could I surely would!

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“But positive change (for all) can only happen when we achieve a recognition that each of us in our own imperfect way are perfect for who, how and where we are.”

Until then we stay in disharmony with nature and at war with not only each other but ourselves as well.

By jpkwitter

Can we change? Of course we can. Look to the positives we have slowly achieved so far, not the negatives. Will we change for the better? Well, that’s up to each of us. Every single one.

And can I make a difference in the world with just my words?

I don’t know, I like to think maybe,

but mostly I will try because …

“I truly believe there is room on our planet for everyone!”

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

Hope – the thread that binds!

By LeanneStewart

In the smallest corner of being

sometimes so small it hides,

You will still find it there

because hope hangs on.

When certain there’s no winning

and all is done for naught

there yet exists a spark of light,

… hope hangs on.

Human nature guarantees

we’ll fail more than we win,

and I think that’s why there’s hope

because hope hangs on.

Dreams are made from wishes

desires made from dreams,

hope the binding thread of all

… hope hangs on.

P.L. Howe, 2014
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And  speaking personally, I think that’s a very good thing indeed!

~ Penny