Thanks Robert!

Thanks to the great poet, Robert Reidy for the inspired commentary in response to mine, “Be the sunshine”.
That helped me and I am sure it will be a big help to others reading this blog.
Anyone who would like to add a comment to anything that is said here, please feel free. However, I will only post comments that I think are aligned with the intent of The Smile Revolution and an inspiration to others. Thanks for understanding.

In response to “Be the Sunshine” commentary

“Well, Mindy, I could not agree more with the concept of right thinking.
I know that most people think we can’t control our thoughts and I would say you are right and you are wrong in that analysis. For it is true that thoughts or the interior voice is always running but we can develop the power of our observance, and that is the key to wisdom. When a negative or selfish thought enters and we are good at watching them then we own the power of choice of action. It is the thoughts that we act upon which determines the patterns of our attitudes and behaviour and spiritual growth. And once we get into the positive energy powerful, loving, selfless, happy thoughts and acting on them instead of the dark alternative, we then enter the wonderful habit of joy. The kingdom of heaven will rush into our being. And them we are literally co-creators with the source of all. People will say, its so great to see him or her when you enter a room, because you will fill the room with aliveness. To be alive is to radiate positive energy from the observer which
is the real you taking responsibility for right thinking which leads to right actions which leads to true happiness and you will ride the love vortex spiraling ever upward and the adventure of awakening begins. Written by the great poet, Robert M. Reidy

Be the sunshine

There is obviously something that we need to do differently in this troubled, yet beloved world of ours.
Is there something we can do right now to make a difference in the world?
There are many families who don’t get along with each other and there is much animosity.
WHY?
Is there a way for all of us to see the good in each other and stop the mental violence that goes on. Criticizing and condemning others in our thinking is an act of violence even if we don’t shoot someone.
It starts in our thinking.. How can we today think differently about others, close and far away?
No matter what, we need to show forth more love, more kindness, more joy, more compassion.
When are we going to realize that when we are smiling sincerely at others, we are bringing heaven to earth. I know that it always lifts me up and breaks the spell of negativity.
I am sorry that there is so much mental murder and murder with guns running rampant in the world. What we witnessed this week on the news at Virginia Tech is another sign that we need to wake up as a society. How many more wake up calls do we need? Wasn’t 9/11 enough for us??? How much worse do things need to get..with the war in Iraq…Israel etc..
How loving can we be every day?
Violence doesn’t solve anything. It only adds more hate. We don’t need it to multiply. We need more heart smiles. Please help us NOW.

A Return to Love

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.
Meaning doesn’t lie in THINGS. Meaning lies in us. When we attach value to things that aren’t love- the money. the car, the house, the prestige- we are loving things that can’t love us back. We are searching for meaning in the meaningless. Money, of itself, means nothing. Material things, of themselves, mean nothing. It’s not that they’re bad. It’s that they’re nothing.”
Marianne Williamson
from her book “A Return to Love”

Does HATRED pay?

“There is immense wisdom in the old proverb,”He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty.”
Hannah More said,”If I wished to punish my enemy, I should make him hate somebody.”

Found in the book,
Miscellaneous Writings by
Mary Baker Eddy, written in the 19th century,in New England