Archives for December 2019

Enjoy 2020!

Many people are fearful of happiness. For such persons, to be content in life means they must change a number of their habits -and lose their sense of identity.

Often we become indignant at the good things that befall us.

We do not accept them, because to do so causes us to feel that we are in God’s debt.

We think: ‘Better not to drink from the chalice of happiness, because, when it is empty, we will suffer greatly. ‘

Out of a fear of shrinking, we fail to grow.

Out of a fear of weeping, we fail to laugh

 

Therefore, enjoy 2020 and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Reflections in a lake

Cain and Abel came to the banks of an enormous lake. They had never seen anything like it.

“There’s something inside it,” said Abel, looking into the water, not knowing that it was his reflection. Cain noticed the same thing, and raised his staff.

The image did the same thing. Cain stood waiting for the blow; his image did the same. Abel studied the surface of the water. He smiled, and the image smiled. He laughed out loud, and saw the other imitating him. As they walked away, Cain thought:

“How aggressive those creatures are who live in there.”

And Abel told himself:

“I’d like to return, for I met someone both handsome and in good humor.” –

God is for the valiant

If you are traveling the road of your dreams, be committed to it.

Do not leave an open door to be used as an excuse such as, ‘Well, this isn’t exactly what I wanted. ‘ Therein are contained the seeds of defeat. “

Walk your path. Even if your steps have to be uncertain, even if you know that you could be doing it better.

If you accept your possibilities in the present, there is no doubt that you will improve in the future.

But if you deny that you have limitations, you will never be rid of them.

Confront your path with courage, and don’t be afraid of the criticism of others. And, above all, don’t allow yourself to become paralyzed by self-criticism. od will be with you on your sleepless nights, and will dry your tears with His love. God is for the valiant.

Don’t try to make sense

Just as I succeeded in finding all the answers, all the questions changed.

We are always concerned with finding answers.

We feel that answers are important to understand what life means.

It is more important to live fully, and allow time to reveal to us the secrets of our existence.

If we are too concerned with making sense of life, we prevent nature from acting, and we become unable to read God’s signs.

Closing cycles

ESPANOL AQUI: CERRANDO CIRCULOS
PORTUGUES AQUI: ENCERRANDO CICLOS
_____________________________
One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.
Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.

Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden?
You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened.

You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that.
But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister.
Everyone is finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.

That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home.

Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.
Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them.

Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.
Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood.

Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the “ideal moment.”

Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back.
Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need.
This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life.

Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust.

Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.

It is not a sin to be happy

“We must care for our body. It is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and deserves our respect and affection.

We must make the best use of our time.

We must fight for our dreams, and concentrate our efforts to that end.

But we must not forget that life is made up of small pleasures. They were placed here to encourage us, assist us in our search, and provide moments of surcease from our daily battles.

It is not a sin to be happy. There is nothing wrong in -from time to time -breaking certain rules regarding diet, sleep and happiness. Do not criticize yourself if -once in a while -you waste your time on trifles. These are the small pleasures that stimulate us.”

Daily story (20 sec read): We are all concerned with taking action

Image result for relax

We are all concerned with taking action, doing things, resolving problems, providing for others.

We are always trying to plan something, conclude something else, discover a third.

There is nothing wrong with that -after all, that is how we build and modify the world.

But the act of Adoration is also a part of life. To stop from time to time, to escape one’s self, and to stand silent before the Universe.

To kneel down, body and soul.

Without asking for something, without thinking, without even giving thanks for anything.

Just to experience the warmth of the love that surrounds us. At such moments, unexpected tears may appear -tears neither of happiness nor sadness. Do not be surprised at that. It is a gift. The tears are cleansing our souls

 

In By the river Piedra I sat down and wept