We all forget all to often how easy it is to say thanks, or at least I do. When you look at a child, their lives reflect a natural appreciation of thankfulness and joy. It appears to me that if we can feel joy the rest will naturally follow. Joy is a permanent aspect of our inner selves and is not separate from us at any point. We do not have to travel to find it or imagine that it resides only in the body of another.
We spend a lot of our lives looking for role models, mentors, teachers, and gurus to guide us on our path. There is nothing wrong with this and, in fact, finding the right person at the right time can really help. However, it is important to realize that in the absence of such a figure, we can very safely rely upon ourselves. We carry within us everything we need to know to make progress on our paths to self-realization. The outer world serves as a mirror. Or to use another metaphor, our inner world has a magnetic force that draws to us what we need to evolve to the next level. All we need to do to see that we already have everything we need is to let go of our belief that we need to seek in order to find. We are the role models, mentors and teachers!
Daily our AFC team serves the mission of assisting people in need of support, guidance and love. You all bring such a great gift to their world and I would personally like to say to mine also. It is your internal joy that I am so much appreciative of. That light, that when turned on is very evident and healing.
To all of you who have made the effort to join me in this blogging experience. I want to thank you for your interest, support and the love you are gracing me with. It lifts ones heart to know friends, family and others looking to feel connected and listened to, are out there. That life can be experienced together is not being alone, not dying alone but living.
Thank you so much for all you do, and have a blessed and wonderful thanksgiving.