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Be Kind | Heal the World

Be kind.

Each drop of kindness is a spark of light we contribute to humanity. It ripples ever outward, with healing grace. Kindness is a simple, small act of love. It shows we care about the world around us. It gets us out of “me”, into “what can I do for others?”

It does not have to be costly in terms of time or money. It can be as simple as a smile, a compliment, a few random words of encouragement. But it likely means more to the receiver than we might imagine. In a nutshell, it shows them that there are still people “out there” who care.

Kindness + caring = a happier world. “Service to self “and “service to others” seem to be increasingly divergent paths in the world right now. Which path will we each follow? Perhaps a healthy balance between the two is in order…

So, don’t forget to be kind to yourself too.

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Inspirational Quotes:

Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” ~ Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ~ Henry James

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ~ Plato

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Kind | Show you care © Susan L Hart 2019

Mind Limits | Break Free

Decoupling and freeing our thoughts from society’s “mind molding” takes recognition, desire, will and determination. Here is a pragmatic Mind Your Reality article about why and how the potential of your mind is limitless: Thought Power – Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

And this wikiHow article provides many great tips for digging out of our mind ruts: How to Expand your Mind.

Unleash your mind. You may be delightfully shocked at where it takes you!

Inspirational Quotes:

“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” ~ Robin S. Sharma

“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility. ~ Victoria Moran

“All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

“Know that in your deeper mind are Infinite Intelligence and Infinite Power.” ~ Joseph Murphy,

“Your mind is infinite, it’s your doubts that are limiting.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki

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Mind Limits | Break Free © Susan L Hart 2020

What Is Not | What is external that controls you with fear is what is not your friend. | HartHaiku.com

What Is | What Is Not

Fear has a way of dissolving our resolve, when it is strong and threatening enough. Discernment, critical thinking and our wise intuition go quickly out the window. The black ooze of fear grips us in its stranglehold.

To say fear is uncomfortable is an understatement, but as Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said in his first inaugural address, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

When we are gripped by fear, we become very vulnerable to the manipulations of those who like to control others. We just want relief, in the fastest way possible. People who control are only too happy to spoon-feed it to us, in order to gain their advantage.

When we are fearful is exactly the time when we should not succumb to the “easy and fast solution”. Rather, it’s the time to stand back, take a deep breath, and look for the way that makes sense logically, does not undermine our own moral compass, and perhaps most importantly, what ultimately feels right at a gut instinct level.

Never give over your own power out of fear of the unknown. Look for the truth of “what is” in yourself, rather than succumbing to the manipulations of others that are rooted in your fear of “what is not”.

Believe it or not, that is ultimately what will keep you safe, and you can also take comfort in the fact that you were true to yourself. Comfort derived otherwise is false, and you build your house on shifting sand. The solid foundation you desire is actually to be found within you.

Inspirational Quotes:

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” 
~ Veronica Roth

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela

“I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.” ~ Alexander the Great

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What Is | What Is Not © Susan L Hart 2020

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Spirit | Feed your heart and soul, do not life steal away the joy you deserve. | HartHaiku.com

Spirit | Your Joy

Someone once told me, “Music is part of the joy wave”. This is not hard to grasp, when you consider that each generation has its music, its sound, that special combination of notes, words and beat that resonates and speaks to its heart and soul.

Post WWII in Russia, there were citizens who risked their personal freedom to bring Western music to the people. It had been banned; only approved Russian classical music could be possessed and played. This is a story about more than music. It is one of freedom, and the will of the human spirit to overcome oppression. It’s a fascinating story, even if you’re not particularly a huge music lover. The story of Bone Music here:

Bone music: the Soviet bootleg records pressed on x-rays

So, feed your soul with whatever makes you connect to the joy wave, be it music, dancing, connecting with nature, etc. Joy is good medicine for body, mind, and spirit. It keeps alive our passion for life.

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Spirit | Uncrushable © Susan L Hart 2020

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