On any given day, if you look around, you can see people who are gliding through Life with great ease. And right behind them, dragging themselves along one step at a time, are people for whom life is a constant struggle. What we have to remember is, they’re all living the same Life, because there’s only one Life. We all have the same number of hours in the day. We’re all made out of the same stuff. We all have access to the same infinite source of ideas. And we all have the power to choose. The only reason our Life experiences are different is because we’re not all living Life the same way.
Aug 7th, 2016 by cslmidtown
“I don’t think many people feel that God is mad at them personally. However, I do believe there are more and more people who think that God either is, or should be mad at the same people they themselves are mad at. The problem is, it’s a very short leap between that belief and the belief that we are justified in hating, punishing or controlling those people who we believe are making God mad. In other words, some people have somehow decided that they are entitled to be the instrument of ‘God’s righteous anger’. This idea has been around a long time, but it still appears to be alive and well. And unfortunately, there is no end to the cruelty, prejudice, separation and pain that can come from this kind of thinking. That’s where most of the violence we’re seeing today is coming from.
Because we (wrongly) perceive our life as a constant and uninterrupted flow, and because we almost never pay attention to what we’re thinking, our thoughts usually drift aimlessly between the past and the future. We see yesterday as the cause of today, and today as the cause of tomorrow. And we see ourselves as simply the carrier of the thoughts and the experiencer of past events. But the unbroken chain of causation that we think we see is no more a smooth and constant flow than a movie we see on the silver screen
‘Manifest Destiny’ represented a great time in American history of the ‘collective belief’ in a mission to grow and expand. The unfoldment of this expansion is a perfect example of the human potential that exists in each one of us. As individuals we can direct the creative process with intention to manifest our heart’s desires of health, wealth, love and success. Join Greta Counts in an “active” pursuit of personal expansion to integrate the philosophy, attitude and belief inspired by Manifest Destiny.
"In the eyes of most people, a hero is someone who does something that they could never see themselves doing. But a heroic act doesn't always have to be a dramatic, flaming, rooftop rescue. It also includes those quiet acts of everyday heroism that don't show up in the newspaper: the mother or father who stays up all night with a sick child; the single parent who goes to work every day to support his or her family; the person who quietly but firmly refuses to go along with something unethical or unjust. All these things require great courage and noble abilities. And they are all completely possible for anyone who has the spiritual awareness and uses their inner strength to accomplish them." ~Paul Gonyea
“I believe the reason this country has become, and remains, such a powerful presence in the world is not because of any physical characteristics. It is because we represent an idea. And that idea, if you think about it, is a Divine idea. The word “divine” simply means, if you look it up in the dictionary, “coming from God.” Which means, in terms of the way WE describe God — as a perfect Loving Intelligence, creating the world through us, in accordance with consistent and unchanging physical and spiritual laws — that the principles upon which this country was founded were nothing more or less than spiritually grounded ideas and beliefs and desires that supported our inherent desire to live life in a better and greater way.”~Paul Gonyea
Jun 26th, 2016 by cslmidtown
I instantly liked the song ‘Easy Like Sunday Morning’ by Lionel Richie, released in 1978. It was a reminder to relax and enjoy life. Along life’s way one can get off course, which can be gauged by asking things like, ‘Am I enjoying life? How do I make life more enjoyable? How do I have more fun, or how do I approach life easier right now? Is something or someone pushing my buttons? How do I stop the alarm from sounding? How do I deactivate the button that’s been pushed?’ Through heightened self-awareness, aligning with higher self and active practice of the SOM principles, being easy (peaceful) becomes a way of living.
Jun 19th, 2016 by cslmidtown
Personally, I find it very refreshing to be dealing with a Power that’s both understandable and predictable. I like being connected with a Power that I know will work with me the same way that I work with it. I like not wondering what kind of a mood God is in today. I’m glad to know that God is never too busy. In the Introduction to the Science of Mind, Dr. Holmes calls God “The Thing Itself.” As far as I’m concerned, I don’t care what we call it, as long as I know what to expect. I like knowing that it always listens, it doesn’t make mistakes, it never goes on trips, and it never sleeps. As fathers go, that’s a very compelling package.