Celebrating the Divine in Everything
Affirming Your Life
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
— Mother Teresa
Affirmation: Today I will mindfully put love in everything I think, say and do.
A four-year-old girl’s parents returned home from the hospital, proudly carrying her baby brother. She stared at her new sibling for a very, very long time, then told her mom and dad she wanted to speak to her brother — alone.
Her parents were a bit hesitant, but knew the baby monitor was right by his crib, and they would be waiting just outside the door.
As soon as she and the infant were alone, the girl approached the crib with purpose. She rested her hands on the railings, leaned in close to her brother, and said wistfully, “Tell me what God looks like. I’m starting to forget.”
The late author, speaker and spiritual philosopher Dr. Wayne Dyer shared that true story to illustrate what too many of us experience daily. When we seek it out, we can see God’s grace and love in everyone, and everything. When we start to forget, a little piece of our heart goes into a kind of suspended animation.
Dr. Dyer wrote prolifically on the concept that things will have the emotional meaning we give to them. If we’re passed over for a promotion, it can mean we’re in a dead-end job; or it can mean we have more time to develop our skills, and fine-tune our aspirations for our future. When our last child leaves the nest, it can mean our life no longer has any purpose; or it can mean we are now free to focus on those spiritual and creative pursuits we put on hold for years.
If each day becomes something to endure rather than celebrate, it’s time to shift gears.
Always searching for the deeper meaning in things, and choosing our response from a place of love and compassion, will enrich every aspect of our lives.
When we put God on “speed dial,” constantly checking in for a more enlightened way of understanding and being, we start to come into a place of balance and contentment. We can quickly access an Alpha state, which means releasing stress, bolstering our immune system, and experiencing more mental clarity and emotional stability.
From that mindful place of deeper spiritual connection, it’s easy to stay in a heart-centered space. We automatically begin to say and do the things that matter, and are steeped in love.
When we expect to see the divine in everything, we will find it. That’s when we truly begin to live our lives in constant celebration, doing all things with great love.
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