Why You Must Learn Patience For Happiness And Success

Mary Pat Higley

“You seem to be doing everything correct but it just isn’t happening fast enough, right? You have worked hard but you aren’t seeing the results you expected. Maybe you are wonderi…

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Laura Bush shares touching memories about White House life and the unexpected person she was with on 9/11 — RareRare

Laura Bush is opening up about what happened the day of the 9/11 terror attacks. In a touching interview with her daughter, Barbara, Bush said “in a lot of ways, it changed everything for us.” Bush said she was on Capitol Hill to talk about education when the first plane hit the World Trade Center.…

via Laura Bush shares touching memories about White House life and the unexpected person she was with on 9/11 — RareRare

Are there Coincidences?

Sometimes it seems there are things that happen in your life that are happenstances, coincidences.

But I believe nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake, or as a coincidence.

I accept that things happen according to God’s plan.  Not MY plan, God’s plan.

And this acceptance is the answer to all my worries and problems.

When I am disturbed, it is usually because I find some issue with some person, place or thing. I start thinking ‘If only they would change, if only…. ‘.

If I learn to accept that this situation is part of God’s plan I can appreciate that this is exactly the way it is supposed to be in this moment.

Without this acceptance, I cannot be happy.

The point is – I need to focus on what needs to be changed in ME, not what needs to be changed it the world.

Self examination, acceptance and actions for change, and an attitude of accepting what is, not trying to control.

Praying for God’s plan for me to be revealed and preparing to accept the challenge by trying to live an honest life using my talents to the best of my abiliy.

Thank you.

 

 

What is Sila? Ethical Conduct

The concept of sila rests on aspiring to fulfill certain commitments.

There are 5 basic precepts of conduct:

  1. Refrain from killing or physical violence
  2. Refrain from stealing
  3. Refrain from sexual misconduct.
  4. Refrain from lying, harsh speech, idle speech, gossip, slander
  5. Refrain from intoxicants

Working on these practices is a daily, moment by moment choice.

Making a commitment to follow the five precepts allows us to direct our lives towards lovingkindness and peace.

One day at a time.

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Where Can You Find True Happiness?

Mary Pat Higley

What is it that we need to be happy?

Have you been told that happiness can be found in something or some person? Many people have been taught that if you have the right zip code, job, car, spouse, body type, bank account balance, etc. you will be happy.

After reading many articles on happiness and attending bible studies, spiritual retreats and meditation groups I’m convinced this is far from the truth.

These things may bring temporary happiness, but not lasting happiness. Desire for material things, an ideal, or someone special will delude us. We’re chasing after these things, in the meantime we don’t appreciate what we already have.  How can we be happy when we are constantly ‘desiring’?

For me happiness is being content and being in the present.  Accept what comes into my life, let go of what leaves. Accept that I am not in control. God is in…

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