We manifest our own destiny and we create our own success or failure, wealth or poverty. All the tools that you and I will ever need to create our dreams of an enriching and healthy life exists within our mind-body-spirit system. I encourage you to find your truth and to live your life within the knowledge of that truth. I encourage you to live with gratitude and in a state of positive belief and trust – Trust in self and in a Higher, Wiser Presence that some call God.
Contentment is possible for all people regardless of life circumstances, past traumatic history, monetary wealth, or physical health. A lush, nurturing, comforting, flexible and aesthetic inner oasis is truly the mark of a contented, vigorous and loving person. There is no judgment, shame, guilt or violence within an inner oasis. Your inner oasis determines your perception of the world and is either a Mecca of renewal, or it becomes your wasteland that is a reflection of your loneliness and discontent.
My personal favorite poem from Pathways to Wholeness…
We are born from silence.
If we live from the silence within, we know our wholeness
lives there too.
It is limitless, eternal, trustworthy, joyous, compassionate,
loving and real
Wholeness is not broken.
It cannot be broken, as each piece is part of the whole
and contains the mystery of the whole.
We cannot run from wholeness or turn away from it.
It goes with us, because we are wholeness.
I look at my finger and it is not only a finger. It is a part of a hand
that is part of an arm, that is part of a shoulder, that is part of a body,
that is part of creation, and creation is wholeness.
This truth is challenging to understand. We cannot find wholeness
because it is not lost.
We are wholeness. When our mind is quiet and still, our heart is open,
and our trust is strong, trust turns and looks straight into our eyes and
speaks, “Here I am, I am wholeness. I have always been here. I was
with you before you were born and I remain throughout time, because I am you.”
It is up to us to live our life in wholeness … to turn to it, and grasp it,
through conscious living.
Wholeness is the part of us that we touch from time to time when we
pray, meditate and contemplate.
The more we touch our wholeness, the more we believe in its
existence. It is our belief in the existence of our wholeness that
makes us whole.
–Janet Gallagher Nestor