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
Thursday, April 30, 2020
"Keep going back to that inner child, he/she is alive in you." BK
Ron Alexander: We must treat our inner children (infant, terrible twos- toddlers, pre-teenage, puberty tweeners, teenagers and young adults with love (tough love sometimes, respect, understanding and loving kindness). Thanks Mary Rose Winkler
Our responsibility IS to SUPPORT our children's spirit and emotional being" ~ ...Cheril'Sword ~
(*** MARY: Another way of saying that 'we are not responsible for their emotional well being is "we have no right to alter a person's spirit/emotional body" correct? We are born whole, when the emotional body, spirit, mental is altered, do we live in alignment with our true selves?)
Even as adults, we all still retain the positive, healthy aspect of our inner child that expresses innocence, exuberance, and hope. This fresh view of life comes from the true self, and is an egoless state that lives within us. In today’s meditation, we discover how to reawaken our own inner child, as well as encourage it in others.
As we learn this week to become a light of hope, it’s essential to remember that without filling our own cup first, we can’t truly give to others. Sleep is one of the most important (and often most overlooked) ways to deeply nourish yourself. In 7 Days to Restful Sleep.
Our centering thought for today is: I see the hopeful inner child in everyone.
“Hope is the thing with feathers, / That perches in the soul, / And sings the tune without the words / And never stops at all…” – Emily Dickinson