The physical attributes of paradise cannot be gainsaid and needless to add, each person has their own view of what their surroundings of paradise would contain.
But here’s the thing, just as no person is an island onto themselves, our emotional hearts require the taste and nourishment of paradise too. Without shared love, affection and caring regard from others to sustain and lift us up in our darker hours, a creeping insidious aspect begins; even in the most seemingly ideal paradise (perspectively speaking). An aspect which may ultimately undo the original intent of a seeker of paradise.
*For me, paradise is first and foremost about bountiful and sincere expressions and actions of love, after which the ambiance of physical trappings may be added.
“Seek you then to love openly and freely with caring, joyful fulsomeness. The best sort of paradise will always begin within loving hearts.”~Plh
May your days ahead be filled with many good things. Have the best week possible. Thanks for stopping by.
(*btw I’m perfectly understanding of the many many who, in today’s interesting times, would be content with just waking up to a less insane mentality than the one currently proliferating around the world. Me too!)
With sincere affection,
… is there to be found in our every day lives.
There for us to view, if we take the time to see.
There for us to appreciate, if we remember to be grateful.
There for us to love, if we know and believe that we are in control of our thoughts, emotions and actions.
And remember too … truly, there is always time for love!
May your New Year be filled with blessings of every kind.
Thanks for stopping by,
With much affection,
This has been a year where the ground has, almost daily, moved beneath our feet (euphemistically speaking, at least for most of us). But like any natural geographic fault on our planet I believe it’s safe to say humanity is simply moving through it’s latest – significantly overwhelming – change.
So hang on, hang in there and believe things will improve. There are many many people who are truly becoming more spiritually aware of each other and our connections to all life.
There are even more of us pondering life’s questions of the “who and why” and how we can improve ourselves ‘inside and out’ in more natural and non-invasive methods for the well being of all life on our planet. (Even if it doesn’t seem so – according to huge doses of online media’s daily negativity.)
Ignore Naysayers. They do not yet understand the infinite power of love. Truly the strongest force in the universe and I believe the essence of all life.
Fear can do nothing except slow this flow of life’s eternal message – a loving flow that in scientific terms is an universal frequency seeding and continuously creating all life forms.
Know that even the greatest fear cannot stop love. Not really. Life vibrates constantly (with mathematical precision) becoming stronger with each individual’s awareness of our own life force carried and projected from within our heart of hearts.
It’s an ethereal & eternal kind of thing. One we don’t understand or comprehend, but one we’ll keep becoming more comfortable with as we continue to open our hearts and minds in the believing thereof.
“Look to the stars and the unverse inside and outside your heart. Everything you need to believe in can be found there. Infinity does not lie!” ~ Plh
Thank you, May your holiday season be filled to overflowing with love.
Photography by C. Russ
“Life is a learning experience testing our mettle with each passing day, presenting a surety of unknowns that try our patience. Yet these self same experiences offer obscure but true opportunities (clues) for enhancing our very being, propelling us forward with awakening humility – a catalyst towards an understanding of who and why we are.” ~Plh, 2016
Thank you. Wishing you a most pleasant and restful weekend, one filled with hope and love.
With much affection,
“So graceful, so beautiful the reflection of one’s soul
as viewed in the doing of loving deeds for others.” ~ Plh
Our soul or spirit glows so very brightly during acts of unselfish thought. The wonderful thing about December is more people celebrate these loving acts than at any other time of the year.
Many of us feel less distant and closer to each other during this time and for whatever each person’s rationale or understanding as to the “Why Of This” I for one, am just so very happy that we do.
Happy holidays. A glorious time for us to share the love!
Have a great week.
With much affection,
The two greatest emotions we humans experience are love and fear. Offshoots of love being happiness, hope, caring, sharing, giving, gratitude, (and other positive uplifting emotions).
Offshoots of fear are equally obvious: Hate, disdain, greed, avarice, cruelty as well as a couple of additional negatives (stemming from fear) that occur within all of us – worry and guilt.
When you are feeling fear (in any form) for any reason and it’s dominating your emotions and thoughts there is a physical routine you can train yourself to do to help diminish and in some cases remove an overwhelming fear that may be controlling your actions.
To refocus your focus:
- Take in a deep breath
- Feel yourself breathe in slowly
- Now feel yourself breathe out slowly
- Once you’re controlling your breathing, breathe from your stomach, low. Breathe the breaths deep from within.
- Keep the focus on feeling your breath, don’t let any other thoughts intrude.
Initially it may not be easy, but with practice it becomes so. The tension in your body will begin to melt away as you breathe in positive energy and breathe out the negative energy of fear.
Deep measured breathing also helps clear your mind of clutter – focus is then where it needs to be. You’ll be making better decisions as well as viewing things from a more positive perspective.
I hope your weekend is going well for you and continues to do so.
With much affection,
Yes it does, and in this complicated, complex world we live in our body pays especially close attention to each word we speak and every thought we think!
It hears you speak about what’s right and wrong, (add the word stress here). Your body hears every single word! It listens to your thoughts about how you’re feel about things, others, yourself, your emotions, yes it even hears you when your thinking about how your body itself feels – you know aches and pains, kind of things.
And then … your body decides how it’s going to cope with the day! A fact!
So help your body hear some good things. Let your body listen to the joy of balance and harmony created in your mind when you’re doing something you love. Gardening, Taking Photographs, Painting, Drawing, Running, Riding, Building, Reading, Playing, Singing, Loving.
Let your body hear you laugh – a lot. Let your body hear your thoughts when you do “stop to smell the roses”! Let your body hear some beautiful music you’re listening to and enjoying.
Let your body hear your thoughts of gratitude for what you do have that’s positive in your day.
Give your body a leg up … It’s listening to what you say and think (always) … say something that makes it feel better. Start today.
It does a body good, I promise!
Have a great day and a better tomorrow!