Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Highest Peace

The highest and most important peace there is, is peace within oneself.

When you come to respect your own desires, you have taken a great step.

You are not warring within.

Your health will improve.

Your work will become more fulfilling.

Your voice is important.

Listen to it for yourself.

Your ideas are good.

Go ahead and try them.

Trust what you love about yourself and find more and more to love.

Honestly, you are beautiful.

You have wonderful gifts.

Enjoy them and share them.

We all need your individuality to make our world complete.

Trust that you can create a wonderful place for yourself with others of like mind.

And seek them out.

We love you so very much.

© 2012 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, August 24, 2012

Keeping My Brother - My Brother's Keeper

How do I look at other people?

Do I evaluate them?

Do I compare myself to them?

Or do I uplift them?

I am either contributing to the world by uplifting the people I see or I am letting the world weigh in on me.

How I keep my brother in thought is how I treat him.

The messages about women are especially disturbing.

We are receiving such a barrage of media messages which lead to evaluation and comparison.

We are placing our children in educational institutions and evaluating them instead of discovering who they are, helping them explore their unique talents, and encouraging them to make a contribution through these talents.

We are struggling to begin to see ourselves in these terms as well.

What a different feeling about ourselves and others is evolving as we progress to this view of being our brother’s keeper.

The world will work very differently as we achieve this.

©2012 Kathryn Hardage