Tag Archives: spirituality

Freedom | Freedom is a door, you turn the key in your mind and you walk through it. | HartHaiku.com

Freedom | Is Yours

“You are free when you believe you are.” I know, this sounds too simplistic, yes? But think about it, you were born as a free spirit into this world. What convinced you that you are not? Society? The rules? Your upbringing?

Freedom begins in our minds. It is a belief, a thought form, it resides in the deepest part of our souls. It is always there, but it can become very buried.

Ask yourself today, “Am I really free in my mind?” And if your answer is no, perhaps it is time to ask yourself why. What are the thoughts that hold you hostage?

“You are free when you believe you are.”  The doorway is waiting.

Inspirational Quotes:

“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

“The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~ Thucydides

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley

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Freedom | Is Yours © Susan L Hart 2020

Regeneration | Out of charred remains glimpses of green restore faith; Life's will to survive. | HartHaiku.com

Regeneration | Of Life

It’s the classic story of the Phoenix rising. This morning I came across this Bright Vibes article about regrowth beginning after the recent devastating Australian fires: Life finds a way: pictures after the Australian bushfires. I urge you to take just a moment to open the article; no reading required, just amazing photos of the miracle of regeneration after devastation. They will light up your day.

I was reminded and heartened by the strength of will of all life on this planet to survive and endure. Some days it just feels like it’s all falling apart, so photos like this restore faith in the eternal cycle of life, a welcome beacon in a night of growing despair.

To take it a step further, the will of the human spirit to endure and overcome hardship is also a source of amazement and inspiration to me. It seems like humanity is really being challenged at the moment. It’s our moment to step up to the plate and prove that we can do it better, for the Earth, and for each other.

It’s time for a regeneration of the human spirit.

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Regeneration | Of Life © Susan L Hart

Joy | To you & yours

This Holiday Season, these are my wishes for you, today and the whole year through:

Love that overflows the brim of your cup, a sharing of Goodwill with family, friends, and your community, and abounding Peace to fill your heart and home.

And last but not least, I wish you Joy ~ that your soul may feel free to express the Infinite Light within you.

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Joy | To your & yours © Susan L Hart 2019

Gift | Goodwill merriment, precious time spent together, moments to cherish. | HartHaiku.com

Gift | Of your time

Right at this moment, there are thousands of people hitting the stores to find that perfect gift for their friends and loved ones. And over the coming days, it will reach a crushing crescendo.

For people who already have money concerns (and there are a burgeoning number of those, except in the very upper echelons of society), this can create a lot of stress. The pressure of meeting holiday expectations that hinge on dollars spent is tremendous.

Our time is like gold

Perhaps we’re doing it wrong. The commodity that cannot be purchased or replaced with money is our time. This precious moment, that will never come ’round again, is like gold.

But we don’t really stop to think about that, at least not very often. Life is busy. We think we are managing our time efficiently, jotting off quick messages on our phones in a nanosecond, racking up our “likes” on social media. But how much true quality attention do we put into our relationships, day-to-day?

The gift of our time and attention

Perhaps our time is the most precious gift we can give this holiday season. And by that I mean, real, quality, undistracted time, being fully present with our family and friends, really seeing them and hearing them.

(I realize of course that many people have family “across the miles”, and it may not be possible to connect in shared personal space. In that case, technology is a valuable lifeline to call and say hello, I love you. And even in that case, there is a world of difference between a text message and hearing someone’s voice.)

Embrace the opportunity of now

When it’s all said and done, mostly we won’t remember the nifty material gifts we gave or received over the years. But, we will remember the faces of people we love, special moments we spent with them, and how that made us feel.

And come the day when they aren’t with us anymore, we’ll wish we had more time with them. Just one more moment to give a hug, just one more chance to say “I love you, you are important to me”.

What better time is there to do that, than this holiday season?

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Inspirational Quote:

…”Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.”

~ Bob Moorehead, Words Aptly Spoken

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Gift | Of  your time © Susan L Hart 2019