Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Sunday, February 9, 2020
My body is a magnificent vehicle that connects me to spirit.
— Honoring Your Body
Congratulations on completing our first week together! Today, our meditation centers on honoring our bodies, the temples that are the vehicles for our souls.
By keeping our bodies healthy and strong, we are better able to turn our energy toward deeply meaningful experiences, spending time with loved ones, enjoying the beauty of nature all around us, and pursuing our own spiritual paths. Because this body is the only one we have, we must treat it with great love and respect, so that it will, in turn, enable us to enjoy all those things we love.
Our centering thought for today is: My body is a magnificent vehicle that connects me to spirit.
“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson