It takes patience

No matter how much we think we are something, the reality is we are not.

This works both ways, we can think that we are doing everything wrong or we can think that we are perfect. We are neither. We have a self-image that our minds create, we are not that image.

Patience is the key to it all when you are trying to expand and grow as a person, it takes a long while to unlearn the conditioning of a lifetime and the habits we have formed around it. It takes time to stop being the reaction, to stop the mindstream, to stay present.

If we stay in the moment, being patient with ourselves, even when things are challenging in our environment, then all of the mind chatter that brings us the suffering will dissolve.

Peace is always in the now, but be kind, it will come.

Brighten by your example

Sharing your light with others
Sing your song so others can hear the beauty of your voice
Write your book so we can wonder at the lovely story
Dance your steps for others to enjoy

Make art for others to cherish
Create your ideas for others to behold
Be you and shine among us
Share your kindness for life around

We all have a bright light inside
Collectively we can shine
Together the world can be one
The light always takes away the dark

Share your bright light
Don’t fear what others will say
We have only one time to shine
Don’t miss your chance to brighten by your example