Thought For Today

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Harmony in the Symphony of Life.



Forgiveness
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. from: http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk

See the Sweetness
No matter how bad people may seem, they possess at least one virtue. Be like the humming bird and pick out the sweetness of everyone's character. http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk


Tolerance
Someone who cannot tolerate small ills can never accomplish great things.
from: http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk

Silence
In the ocean of silence you may discover your eternal treasures of peace, love and happiness. In silence, you can let bad feelings and past sorrows dissolve. In silence you can hear the whisper of God saying "Come child and rest with Me. You are a peaceful soul."from: http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk

Thoughts And Actions

The thoughts you create and the actions you do have to be the same. Create good thoughts and bring them into action. Your actions will then be successful. from: http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk

Create Harmony
To create harmony I have to co-operate with everyone. Through co-operation there is success. For this, I have to have the firm determination to keep working with love. Keep doing everything with love. from: http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk/


After a busy week, I try to take a few moments of reflection before I start the weekend. This morning I went back and re-read the "thought for today", one after the other. Wow, how the week progressed and linked together. From Forgiveness to Harmony... here's my thoughts and musings:

Forgiveness. What a great foundation for the week and for life. We all have been hurt, wronged, tormented, etc... by another/others as individuals or as a culture. It hurts and is easy to hang on to the negativity and hate that is generated from such wounds. However, if we can't find forgiveness, we remain stuck in the past, unable to be truly in the present or look toward a better future. The past keeps us buried and stagnant, each step is through the mud and muck of anger, the darkness of hatred and a fear and pain of a hurting heart.

When we open our hearts to forgive we are allowing Peace, Love, and Compassion into our souls. The moment this happens, there is a feeling of lightness, of wholeness. The heart stops aching, and starts healing. The thoughts start changing and happiness fills the void that once was there. Now there is a feeling of Hope, Compassion, Peace and Love. Possibilities unfold before you. You are able to walk on firm ground and take your place in the sun. When we look with forgiveness, we start to see the goodness (sweetness) in others. We can celebrate our differences and see similarities we all share. There is a unity, a wholeness, a foundation, if you will, of humanity.

Once we build this foundation of forgiveness, we begin building a better, a stronger world. We see the sweetness and goodness inside each individual and find tolerance there. I may not live or believe everything as you do but, we can accept our differences and live together, as brothers and sisters of the world. It's in joining together that we become strong. Just like building a strong building, you have to have a firm foundation or all will eventually fail. Each and every individual part of construction must work side by side, together, to create a structure that will withstand the elements. Each individual board, each brick, each nail fits together, one next to the other, in this building called life.

Forgive, See the Sweetness and Tolerate each and every "brick" in this building of humanity. Then sit in silence and take in all that's around you, in you and let your thoughts go through you. Hear the rhythm of humanity pulse through you: each beat of Forgiveness, each beat of Compassion, each beat of Hope, each beat of Peace, each beat of Love ... listen to the Harmony of life. In this silent place you are not alone. There is a Guiding force, a Guiding Light, that envelops you, holds you, carries you, walks with you.... In Silence, listen, hear, feel, and know... it's there, it is part of you guiding you out of the past, into the now, giving you the knowledge and wisdom to create a better future. Listen.... to the Silence....The voice of the soul..... The Conductor of Life.

By listening to the Silence and hearing the voice of Love, we find a way to let our thoughts take form through our actions. We can take these Forgiving, Hopeful, Peaceful, Loving Compassionate thoughts and turn them into our daily actions. By doing this, we take our place next to our brothers and sisters of the world and create such a strong, wondrous building called Life. In, With and Through each of us, we join together in the Unity of Love and build a stronger world. With a Loving Heart All Things Are Possible.

May each of us find forgiveness in our hearts and see the sweetness in others. May we find tolerance; to accept with a loving heart, the differences we have and celebrate our similarities, and take our place next to our brother and sisters of humanity to build a stronger world. May we listen in silence to the wisdom of Life and hear the beat of our being, our soul, our unity. May our thoughts and actions be out of Compassion and Love to create Peace and understanding. May we each resonate our uniqueness, and join together in Harmony in the Symphony of Life.


We are all part of Life's Story, let's make sure it has a Happy ending.

Written with Love and Light, Nina P


17 comments:

JOy said...

Nina,
Thank you for the words I needed to hear. I am wrestling with forgiveness this very moment. My friend came to me and asked for forgiveness which I was hesitant to give. Even though I know it is healing--I had been so hurt I know forgiveness evaporates pain and morphs into love and compassion, but in this particular instance fear didn't want me to share the good. Because it requires me to be most vulnerable. I know to stand in faith and forgive, it's what I'd like in my own life when I have hurt someone. Thank you for pointing that out in a way I could hear:)

AutumnLeaves said...

Such great thoughts and musings, Nina. And all of them so very true.

only a movie said...

Nicely done.
Thanks.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Another Great Nina post. Thanks!!!!

I've always known and taught that we need to forgive --in order to go on with our lives. Forgiving someone who has harmed us doesn't mean that we are accepting what they did. What it means is that we need to forgive JUST so we can go on with our lives and not carry that burden any longer.

I think many people carry the hurt and pain --and aren't willing to forgive. They think that IF they forgive, that means that it was okay what that other person or persons did. Forgiveness is really for SELF.... Agree?????

Hugs,
Betsy

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I enjoyed reading the post today.

miruspeg said...

Nina you have such a wonderful heart and soul.....AND you are so wise!
Your posts always encourage me to be a kinder more compassionate person.
Bless you....and here's to a happy ending!
Hugs
Peggy

Jan said...

Nina,
So beautifully said! So much wisdom here but the one gem I will take with me and hold dearly is about the hummingbird. I do love hummingbirds and the thought of seeking out one sweetness in each person is so dear. Even difficult people. What a powerful spiritual exercise that is. Thank you for touching my heart today...

Grannie Annie said...

Oh Nina your quotes and posts are alway so uplifting...you truly bring love and light to all of us.
Forgiveness is a beautiful thing if everyone understood that how fine the world would be. Keep up the good work Nina you are an inspiration to all of us.

septembermom said...

I love "in silence you can hear the whisper of God saying, "Come child and rest with Me. You are a peaceful soul." This spoke to me so personally. A beautiful post, Nina. Thank you dear friend.

Life Potentials Network said...

Nina, you are such an amazingly gifted writer. With so much depth! I love the poem you left on my latest post. It is perfect.

Your understanding of forgiveness and its power and gifts is transformational. I used to teach a class about forgiveness....as they say, you teach what you most have to learn. And through doing this time and again, I got it into my cells. It is like second nature to me now. And you expressed its gifts perfectly.

Truly a powerful post. Thank you!
xo diantha

Martha Z said...

A very thoughtful essay.
It puts me in mind on the Unitarian Universalist principle to "Affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person"

gtyyup said...

This is a wonderful post Nina. Everything rings true~~

Evita said...

What an outstanding and beautiful collection of thoughts!

It is so valuable indeed to reflect on words like those, as I think it adds some perspective and balance to our lives.

Thank you for sharing this!

A Dancing Mango said...

What beauty in your post!
Love the fact they are so very true and you have put them out here.. love it! hugs, Darlene

Wendy said...

Just beautiful, Nina. I love your way with words. And thank you for your very kind comments on my blog. They resonated with me completely.
Hugs

Leandra Greenmoon said...

I hope I'll be writing again soon...thanks for popping by and I'm sorry I haven't been by your blog for FOREVER however this was a lovely message as usual and I like you halloween poem muchly!

Natural Moments said...

I love your words here Nina on Forgiveness. It is a daily practice and provides blessings to allow not only the self to shine, but for the world to shine.