Grief is really just love
is really just love.
All the love you want to give, but cannot.
All of that unshared love gathering in the corners of your eyes,
The lump in your throat, and in the heart place in your chest.
Love with no place to go.
— from Jamie Anderson (words reworked in my heart)
Someone most precious in my life,
A life journey shared,
Here in this life, was called Walter Doyle.
Always greeted everyone with a warm smile
As if he’d been waiting for that one his whole life.
When he spoke, it was almost at a whisper,
So you paid close attention to every word.
Carried his own pain.
Yet ALWAYS turned it into light and love
Power and Privilege
The fool thinks rank gives you power and privilege.
The wise man knows rank gives you responsibility,
And privilege to love
Opportunity to be light in this world.
Live in your wisdom.
Your love and light changes the world.
Every single moment.
This New Day is Unwritten
This new day is unwritten.
No boundaries, no rules.
Unconditional, unlimited opportunity.
Keep yesterday’s rules, boundaries, happenings, hardships
OUT of your NEW day!
Hold your arms up to the sky
And twirl around
Be in this new, unwritten day of joy!
Make Your Own World
We make our world
Everything that happens
Is related to our thoughts,
To our emotions.
Your world is of your thoughts.
Pray, love, give, be thankful
For it all.
God will give THAT back.
You want a healing touch?
A world of abundance and joy?
Then let go
And go into your day
Being that healer,
Abundance and joy!
How do you treat people who are kind to you?
How do you treat people who are oblivious to you?
How do you FEEL when people seem unkind to you
Or disagree with you?
Gets tougher -
How do you feel when someone strongly disagrees with you?
The more we learn about love, kindness, compassion, light work,
The easier it gets.
As Rabbi Harold Kushner said,
”If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with thankfulness/gratitude, a feeling that nurtures your soul."
Create Positive Energies
To Create Positive Energies -
...think 'happiness-thoughts.' They are the fertilizer for your dreams.
CREATE positive energies to propel you to even greater
Thoughts, feelings, experiences and knowings!!
Everybody has their story
Everybody has their story.
Just as you do.
They are what they are
How they are
Because that is their journey.
Because of their experiences (their past.)
Because, just like you,
Each of us is doing the best we can
In this moment
With what we understand (or don’t) and know (or don’t).
If you are so very fortunate to understand THAT,
Then giving your love
can improve their moments, their understanding.
You have choices...
Will you choose to do your absolute best?
Will you choose to fill your work hours productively?
,,,and your free hours with love, experiencing God’s wonderful world, learning?
Will you choose gratitude over fear?
…trust over worry?
…joy over the blahs?
Whatever you choose
Will be your most likely, strongest
Nothing Left Out
EVERYTHING - nothing left out -
Come together to make you what you are today.
To give you more awareness, more understanding, more knowledge,
More capability, more opportunity.
Every bit is exactly what you need.
And it ALL comes together in this moment.
And the next,
And the next….
Right on time.
Be there. Be here, now.*
*Last line familiar? Thank you, Ram Dass.
How To Heal
How to heal.
How to be healthy.
Here it is…
Your body hears everything your mind tells it.
Picture your health.
Think your health.
DO what you know is better, best.
Move and exercise.
Meditate and pray.
Live in your health - as best you can.
Tomorrow you will be more healthy.
And so, the day after.
And the day after that.
And so on.
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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