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I found this photo of an injured yet SMILING soldier and as most things do, it got me thinking. 

What’s our excuse for not smiling/being happy? Huh? Whether it’s simply “putting on a brave face”, sometimes we’ve got to trick our mind, our soul into being happy. 

We got up this morning=ALIVE!

We’ve got the strength to be perusing social media=HEALTHY! And I can go on…….. We have got so much to be grateful for. When I think about some of the issues others face I strongly have to ask: “What’s stopping us from being happy?!? Even while dealing with our own issues! 

Could it be you? #AhaMoment! Could you be blocking your own happiness?  From this point on let’s try to stop negative thoughts from taking away what it didn’t give.  Why not try being grateful for the things YOU DO HAVE rather than moan about the ones that are not yet in your reach. 

#Namaste and blessings for a super productive day. 

Knyx…

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SENT BY MY SISTER PAULLA DE SOUZA

I pray that it touches you  as it did me.

April 19, 2010
The Real Thing
Love Should Feel Good

Love should feel good. Relationships that leave you feeling depleted, sad and making excuses are not based in love.

Often in our lives, we fall prey to the idea of a thing rather than actually experiencing the thing itself. We see this at play in our love lives and in the love lives of our friends, our family, and even fictional characters. The conceptualizing, depiction, and pursuit of true love are multimillion-dollar industries in the modern world. However, very little of what is offered actually leads us to an authentic experience of love. Moreover, as we grasp for what we think we want and fail to find it, we may suffer and bring suffering to others. When this is the case, when we suffer more than we feel healed, we can be fairly certain that what we have found is not love but something else.

When we feel anxious, excited, nervous, and thrilled, we are probably experiencing romance, not love. Romance can be a lot of fun as long as we do not try to make too much of it. If we try to make more of it than it is, the romance then becomes painful. Romance may lead to love, but it may also fade without blossoming into anything more than a flirtation. If we cling to it and try to make it more, we might find ourselves pining for a fantasy, or worse, stuck in a relationship that was never meant to last.

Real love is identifiable by the way it makes us feel. Love should feel good. There is a peaceful quality to an authentic experience of love that penetrates to our core, touching a part of ourselves that has always been there. True love activates this inner being, filling us with warmth and light. An authentic experience of love does not ask us to look a certain way, drive a certain car, or have a certain job. It takes us as we are, no changes required. When people truly love us, their love for us awakens our love for ourselves. They remind us that what we seek outside of ourselves is a mirror image of the lover within. In this way, true love never makes us feel needy or lacking or anxious. Instead, true love empowers us with its implicit message that we are, always have been, and always will be, made of love.


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