“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ” ― Epictetus
So often we think that we can control things that take place in life as we interact with others, only to find that we have no control over anything other than our own thoughts, feelings and actions.
This poem by Insiya K. Patanwala certainly shows some insightful thinking:
Before I became strong, I knew what it was like
To be weak,
How difficult it is to love yourself,
To find the wholeness that you seek.
Before I knew the light,
I have had my fair share of darkness, too,
Where my world fell into a hopelessness
And I didn't know how to get through.
For I have known the tears it takes,
The courage to stand up again,
When you are broken down and bruised
And you know nothing but the pain.
You forget to appreciate love,
If you haven't seen the hate,
Till you forget the meaning of smile and laughter,
And your heart is left abate.
I have known the strength and courage
It requires to get it right,
To face the things that hold you down
And hold your head up and fight.
Before I was who I am now,
I was someone I didn't want to be.
I was lost, battered, and defeated,
Before I knew how to be me!
Dear Angels, we are all searching for happiness. We want to face each day with a smile and enjoy the time we have on this earth but how do we find it?
Dear Ones, as you keep seeking the truth unfolds inside of you. Yes, sometimes it takes facing the pain and the hard lessons to bring you to your knees. Many are so caught up in the busyness of life that you forget to live. All of that stuff that fills your day is just a distraction to keep you from your truth. Think of the last conversation that you had with someone. Do you remember what was said? Did you share some part of yourself that shows who you truly are or was the conversation superficial? To hold a deep discussion with others and learn and grow together, you must first hold a conversation with yourself and your higher power. This takes a conscious effort on your part. Dear Ones, make time for you. Your emotional and spiritual health depend on it. We will be right here holding the candle and helping you to stay on point with the conversation. Every day this week, we challenge you to seek answers and listen to your heart as you do so.
Dear Angels, thank you. I love you. Namaste y’all.
Today, I promise to rise to the challenge of self-discovery. My heart is ready to receive the answers I am seeking.
Teri Angel is a Happiness Coach, energy healer, best-selling author, spiritual teacher and mentor, and a motivational speaker. Teri is the Peace Campaign Coordinator for We, The World and the founder of a nonprofit organization, Angelspeakers Inc., which offers educational workshops and events centered around environmental awareness to include animals and nature, peace advocacy opportunities and ancient wisdom teachings. Teri’s movement “Peas For Peace” involves strengthening our awareness of the oneness of all, unifying mankind through compassion, peace, love and joy. She was named "She Who Blesses the Sacred Land" during the Peace On Earth Tour and embraces that title with loving grace. www.angelspeakers.com
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