True Religion is Living
“True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.”
— Albert Einstein
With all the debate about religion around the world today, haven’t we had enough of fighting over this issue? I believe in one true God, and of course in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. But I am not a proponent of religion as a whole.
Spirituality, and the belief of our having a soul that will live on may not be enough for some people but it is probably the best way to describe my own beliefs.
If we live our lives as fully and deeply passionate as possible, in accordance with our own beliefs then we are religious to the extent that we show and spread goodness, kindness and love to others; possibly we are living our religion. Albert Einstein is probably right in this observation.
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“Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty” —Voltaire
Working for life
We work to pay the bills but we also work for happiness. Everything we do, even all those wonderful things we enjoy immensely, are work of one kind or another.
Physical, mental, creative
Most people think to achieve happiness they need more free time. Why? Because the word “work” seems to mean doing something we don’t enjoy. That is categorically untrue. Everything we do involves some amount of ‘work.’
- PHYSICAL – See the hikers in the example photo? They are thrilled to be on top of that hill. How did they get there? They hiked, of course. Physical work – walking to get there. Walking may not seem like work but they certainly exerted themselves physically to achieve that goal.
- MENTAL – This should be a no-brainer folks. We think in everything we do, even when meditating. We must use our brains to get where we want to be – a mental state of total relaxation, peace and possibly joy.
- CREATIVE – In the collage image you see crafts, music and art. ALL are creative outlets and we find much to love about any of those activities – being creative is satisfying and brings a feeling of accomplishment to us all. Being creative is also work.
So work – working at anything – helps us achieve a more fulfilled LIFE.
Remember to count your blessings today and give thanks for the ability to create joy in your life and the lives of others through working to make it happen.
Have a great Sunday.
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“May you live all the days of your life.” — Johnathan Swift
As we get older we often ask ourselves, “What did I do yesterday? Last Week? Last month? Even last year? Do you sometimes wonder WHY you did not do a few more things today? Things you really wanted to do?
We have but one life on this earth. Each day of that life is a gift. Remember how it feels to open a gift, especially one that is dear and may be dear to you for the rest of your life? The love you feel? The appreciation? That is also the gift of each and every day we are given.
Live those days to the absolute fullest – do at least one thing that will warm your heart or the heart of someone you care about. Think about opening the gift of life everyday and finding JOY, just in the being able to live it, and maybe share it with someone.
Today’s Vow —
- I shall do something I really want to do. Tonight when I lay down, I will think of what I did and be happy.
- And I shall give a gift of joy to someone I care about by telling them how much I care.
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By Eileen Brown
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the beginning of this new year – 2016 – it is a good idea to always think that this will be the best year ever. As we get older we often feel like our days may be numbered. And maybe they are. BUT, also thinking that “today will be the (or one of) best day of my life” might be a great way to start each and every day. A bright and happy outlook makes any day a good one, at the very least.
Remember to count your blessings, and everything else will work it’s own way out – to a happy conclusion. Having the right attitude helps.
By Lamar J. Morgan