Competition is the contrast to enlightenment, without it how would truly know what enlightenment is. There must be contrast in all things, each must have its opposite for us to gravitate to our truest desires.
The past few months of my life have been emotional and reflective. With the passing of both my aunt and mom, I was left with the task of liquidity their assets. During this process, it really got me to thinking the importance of "Stuff".
Names are more than the labels we have to identify us and objects. The names given to objects are defined or categorized by us. This makes it easier for our minds to grasp the purpose of the object. The names we have are chosen by us, our souls. Times our parents don't hear us when we spiritually speak to them, telling them what we desire our name to be. On a small level this can create an identity problem, but seldom does. There is power in the names we speak. This power comes from the strength of the soul with the name.
Be thankful this day for the gifts we have to contribute to the world. We all have a gift or gifts. The gift(s) we have were given to us to make a difference in the world in which we live. No matter the size of the gift it meant to make a difference.
Be thankful this day and everyday for the ability to love ourselves. Be thankful this day and everyday for the manners taught to us to show gratitude for all we have and given to us. Be thankful this day and everyday for the knowledge of self to feel worthy in the presence of self and others.
Over the past year of my life, I lost my aunt and mom. My immediate family. I then met my biological father. I experienced both sadness and joy in such a short period. After a period of loss and gain, and being on a rollercoaster of emotion, the definition of family was reshaping.
When most of us think of temples, we think of a gathering place of worship, a place to pay homage to God or "God Like Figure". The true temple is the light in us. The place where we go within to pray and receive answers to the prayers prayed. When we meditate or pray, we sit in our temple to commune with the Divine Source. We sit in the sanctum of oneness to voice our intentions. Our intentions are carried on light waves to be heard and shared with the Divine Source.