Season for Nonviolence: Day 3

Day 3: February 1

The thought for the day is APPRECIATION.

Mother Teresa said, “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” Isn’t that the truth? How many people do you know who suffer from depression or low self-esteem because they feel unworthy and unloved? Perhaps you’re one of them. It’s difficult to reach out to others when you feel badly about yourself.

When you look within and train yourself to see the Good that you are, you will begin to see It in others, too. You are Good incarnate. And if you are, so is your neighbor, your child, your co-worker, the young woman of a different race on the other side of town, your sibling, and the elderly man of a different religion in another country. We all began as a brilliant idea in Divine Mind and we were created to make manifest the unlimited possibilities inherent in our nature.

Spend time in meditation focusing on who you are and from Whom you came. Consider all the wonderful qualities you embody and feel appreciation for them. Then think about someone you may have some conflict with. See beyond the circumstances to the Truth of who they are. Feel appreciation for the Presence of God within them. Meditate on the word Namaste’ – the Divine in me recognizes and honors the Divine in you. Tell the other person what you’ve discovered and how much you value them.

 

breathe Peace ~

Rev. Rebecca

As a special gift from the Association for Global New Thought in celebration of the Season for Nonviolence, please accept this Living Peace Mandala as another way of participating in the Season. Instructions for its use are located below the mandala. Create a shortcut for your desktop so you can access it easily every day. And please, don’t forget to come back every day to http://revrebecca.com/wordpress for more inspiration and daily action that you can take to move yourself and your world in the direction of Peace.

About Rev. Rebecca

After 30 years of trying to avoid God, I finally gave up playing Jonah and answered Love's call to service by becoming an ordained New Thought minister. Since that day in 2007, I've counseled a lot of people, performed some weddings, been a publiic speaker, and done some non-profit board work. Opportunities for service are presenting themselves in new ways for the coming year and I look forward to more of Love unfolding in my life.
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