Do you really love your spouse?

Do you really love your spouse?

That is the title of a video I just got from You Tube, and I decided I would write a new post about it.
Then I realized that the video speaks from itself, and that it will speak to each one personally, and each one will get something out of that video, so I decided I wouldn’t interfiere with its message, and I would let it speak directly to you.

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I only have one question for you to thing about it, after you have finished it:

What did the video tell you?

God Bless You

Gratitude

Here is this beautiful video about gratitude, about presence, about living in the now, in the only day we have: TODAY.

In the first place I thought about explaining the meaning of the content of the movie, then I realized I didn’t need to explain it, you just need to see it by yourself to experience it.

I hope you have a great day.

God Bless You

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The Memory of God Comes to the Quiet Mind

“The memory of God comes to the quiet mind. It cannot come where there is conflict. For a mind at war against itself remembers not Eternal Gentleness…What you remember Is a part of You. For You must be as God created You. Let all this madness be undone for you, and turn in Peace to the remembrance of God, still shining in your quiet mind.”

~ A Course in Miracles ~

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Everything in this A Course of Miracles' lesson is so true, if you put it in practice, it will change your whole life for sure. It is so great and so simple it seams easy, but it is not. A quiet mind is a great goal to achieve, but even to the enlightened ones it wasn't easy at some point.

I don't mean it is not attachable, it is attachable to everyone even for short periods of time, when your thoughts are not present in our minds.

For me the key to start this process is here:

"Let all this madness be undone for you and turn into Peace"

If we have the consciousness to understand this and "know" that there is a madness inside of our minds and that the constant current of thoughts we have all day is creating it, then we would be able to stop it and choose Peace instead

We have around 45,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day, and most of them are the same ones we had the day before, and so on. So how do we stop that endless current of thoughts?

First step is be the observer. If we recognize we are not our thoughts, then we can "see" our thoughts as if we will be watching a movie, then we can recognize those thoughts that repeat constantly. The moment we recognize them, they loose strength, and start to dissolve, creating space between thoughts.

Every time we are able to create that space we are creating an opportunity to have the Memory of God.I love this part where it says " The memory of God", which means we originally came from God before we were born, but we start to loose that memory as we grow up and fill our minds with thoughts, rules and concepts.But if we claim our memory back then we will be able go live in Peace.

God Bless You

I Can Only Imagine

2.4 mi. swim • 112 mi. bike • 26.2 mi. run
Ironman is one of the hardest events on earth. For most people it sounds impossible to achieve. But for Rick Hoyt it did’t sound like that, even though he experienced brain damage at birth and he couldn’t move his body. He only can communicate by a computer which he moves when he blinks his eyes. He asked his father to race with him, and when they did it for the first time he said, “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.”

Their first race was a 5 mile run and they finished close to last. Since then they have completed several marathons and 6 Ironman competitions.

When I first saw this video I was in shock and I could not believe it– a father pushing his son to the finish line. That was when I decided to compete in triathlons. If this “super dad” ( as he has been named) could do that with his son, I could do it. And next May, hopefully I will complete my first Ironman.

As with Nick Vujocic (from a previous post) their parents did not know what God’ plans were for their sons. Now, I am pretty sure they do.

So, I can do it and so can you. Anything that you decide to achieve in your life you can. It may sound like a “cliche” , but next time you feel you can’t do something, and that you just can’t continue, go back and watch again this video. I am sure it will uplift you and encourage you to continue on your quest.

There is another inspiring story in the video. The song is “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me is an American contemporary Christian band. Mercy Me’s vocalist Bart Millard’s father died from cancer when Millard was 18 years-old. Millard began writing the words “I can only imagine” on items when he was thinking about his father. He wrote the song in 1999 by drawing on his thoughts and personal faith about what one would experience upon meeting Jesus in Heaven. He wrote the song asking God what was so important about him that his Father wanted to be with him instead of his son.

The result is this beautiful song that perfectly fit into the video that has changed many lives like the Hoyt family, Bart Millard and me.

Team Hoyt website is www.teamhoyt.com