A Five-Star Review on Amazon for Reaching for Orange

Amazon Review for Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life

5 out of 5 stars: Love and kindness… ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

“This little book is a sweet small blessing on my nightstand, from an author who wishes for my well being. Each sentence radiates love and kindness–just $10 for a prayer for my happiness seems like a good purchase.”

To purchase your copy today, please visit my Amazon Author Page!

May you be happy! 🙂

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Happy Gandhi Jayanti

“Mahatma Gandhi is still alive, and he is very strong now. He is in everyone of us.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, in a five-minute video (“Martin Luther King, Gandhi are as alive as ever”), in which he speaks about why it is wrong to kill…

Today is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, so this post is to honor that great soul… Let us be forever grateful for all the high beings who grace this planet Earth!

My favorite quote ever by Gandhi-ji is:

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Do you have a favorite Gandhi quote?

 

Flowers photo by Serafima Lazarenko on Unsplash.

 

StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Send Love Into the Hearts of Others

 

May you see the golden light of your inner mystic shining through the vibrant flower in your heart.

May you appreciate your goodness.

May your weekend be blessed with healing energies coming to you through many portals opening.

May you send love into the hearts of others.

 

To read more inspiring blessings, please order my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life… Available on Lulu and Amazon!

 

Wild rose photo by manfredrichter on Pixabay.

 

Bells of Mindfulness

It was a lovely autumn evening and all was well… It felt wonderful to breathe in the cool fresh air… But then, once again the neighbors’ cigarette smoke began wafting in on the breeze… With anger I closed my window… and then, once again the toilet paper holder fell to the floor… and then, I stepped in water in my socks… and with each small frustration, I felt my angst growing stronger…

And once again the negative thinking swirl began, with the primary question surfacing, “Why is life so hard?” But just then, a small gentle voice asked quietly, “Umm, could we reframe that?” So I tried and tried to think of a more positive spin on my view of life (in that frustrated moment), but all I could come up with was “life is challenging” and “life is not fun.”

Well the small gentle voice was not having those negative reframes, so she dug deeper into the situation, and then she shared this insightful reframe:

“Life is filled with bells of mindfulness.”

Yes! All parts of me agreed, and the toxic angry vibes lay down to rest with the cranky despairing energies…

So then the small gentle voice said calmly, “When you closed the window in anger, that was a bell of mindfulness to show you where you need to cultivate more peace, understanding, compassion, and kindness… And, when the holder fell down and you stepped in water in your socks, those were bells of mindfulness to show you where you need to generate more calm inside yourself. So remember, life is filled with bells of mindfulness.”

Dear readers, this experience arose in me because I have been studying the teachings of the Zen Buddhist Master, Thich Nhat Hanh… His teachings on mindfulness are so simple to grasp, integrate, and practice in daily life… Soon I will write a post about his book Peace is Every Step.

And so what about you… Can you relate to my experience here? Can you also see many bells of mindfulness in your life?

I hope this post was helpful to you!

May All Beings Be Free of Suffering.
May All Beings Be Happy!

 

Photo of bells cropped from original photo by Az Aay Chhetri on Pexels.

 

Happy International Day of Peace, Friends!

“Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world, to make happiness possible for the world.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Happy International Day of Peace, Friends!

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And for those living in the Northern Hemisphere,
on Monday, Happy Autumn Equinox! 🙂

 

Photo by Matt Collamer on Unsplash.