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Centre Yourself First in Wholeness

Published 15/12/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Centre Yourself on Wholeness

If all the scientists, analysts, and
theorists disappeared today,
Not one part of truth would be lost.

If all the judges,lawyers, priests, holymen and
prosecutors disappeared,
Not one part of morality would be lost.

If all the investors, speculators,
bankers and brokers disappeared,
not one part of wealth would be lost.

On the contrary, truth, love,
and abundance
Would be more easily received.

Center yourself first in Wholeness
And all the parts will be yours.

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

Love Is

Published 05/12/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Before the birth of the physical
There was the birth of potential.
Before potential, something primal.
A Beingness. One Life, silent,
unmoving, unchanging,
The unspoken beauty of Truth,
Mother only to itself.

It has been called God, Tao,
Divine Mother,
Universal Mind.
Today it feels good to call it Love.
Or perhaps Spirit of Love,
Since Spirit implies an all-pervading
greatness
As common as one’s breath.

Love is not an emotion, or a feeling.
It is the formless and substance
permeating
The seen and the unseen;
It is the seed and womb of the
universe.
Call it what you will, it resides
Just beyond the limits of our
abilities to describe.

It has been said “God is Love.”
Thus, the heavens seek Love
Earth seeks Love
People seek Love.
This is what makes us great.

People abide on the Earth
Earth abides in the Heavens
The Heavens abide in Love.
Love abides in all.
This is what makes us One.

Make Love a part of your life, Love IS all around, Love is in every person and in everything.

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

The Difficult Challenge Is Met With Joy.

Published 03/12/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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In action find stillness.

Seek the simple kernel

At the heart of every matter.

See the greatness in a small kindly gesture.

Make forgiveness your intention

And your enemies your allies.

Love is perceived in all you meet.

Civilized man, afraid of natures simplicity

Creates complex problems;

The healer creates wholeness

By loving whomever God has put in his way.

When there is trust, promises are not required

And the difficult challenge is met with joy.

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

Its Time to Spread Some Kindness and Help Grow Love In Our World

Published 21/10/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Its time to spread some happiness
Its time to spread some joy
Its time to place a smile on your face
Its time to give hugs for free
Its time to help your neighbors
Its time to call your family
Its time to say I Love You
Its time to give a donation to charity
Its time to volunteer at your local homeless center
Its time to plant a tree
Its time to save the Whale
Its time to pick up litter
Its time to protest against war
Its time to stop honor killings
Its time to care for our planet
Its time to help the aged
Its time to pay a fair days pay
Its time to rescue an animal from a shelter
Its time to stand up for Women’s rights
Its time to stand up for Gay rights
Its time to stop wasting money

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Its time to take control of our lives
Its time to stop listening to the media
Its time to stop wasting energy
Its time to stop global warming
Its time to listen to our ancestors
Its time to agree to disagree
Its time to stop religion-to-religion fighting
Its time to stop corporate greed
Its time to clean up our act
Its time to stop and think
Its time to meditate
Its time to care about humanity

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Its time to stop deforestation
Its time to stop Monsanto
Its time to stop GMO
Its time to clean up our Oceans
Its time to end poverty and hunger
Its time to educate every child
Its time to love one another
Its time to sort out political greed and dishonesty
Its time to sort out pollution
Its time to choose renewable energy
Its time to recycle
Its time to change your light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs
Its time to turn off your electric gadgets at night
Its time to hang out your washing instead of using the dryer
Its time to go vegetarian for 1 day a week
Its time to rethink bottled water use glass not plastic
Its time to get out your bicycle
Its time to walk to work or share a ride
Its time to turn off lights
Its time to recycle old cell phones
Its time to sort out your unwanted goods and give them to charity
Its time to use reusable shopping bags
Its time to read
Its time to take your child to see nature
Its time to play real games with your child
Its time to live your life

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I’m sure you can add more ‘Its time’ suggestions my friends.
Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

My Wife, My Love, My Passion

Published 15/10/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Happiness is in her smile

Joy is in her step

Laughter is in her voice

Love is in her heart

Gentleness is in her touch

Gracefulness is in her movement

Calmness is her nature

Compassion in all that she does

Gratitude for all she has

Understanding of all my faults

Patient each and every day

Loving kindness always unconditional

My Wife

My Love

My Passion

 

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

Going With The Flow Of Life

Published 04/08/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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In Taoism the Tao ‘Wu Wei’ is often compared to a river. When we talk about going with the flow, we are describing the Tao as having a definitive direction, just like a river flowing in a certain way. Since we live in the Tao, it is important to understand its direction, just as those who swim in a river must understand how its currents work and how this effects their ability to swim, or not.

Moving in flow with the Tao is like swimming downstream. It requires little or no effort at all and you can travel a large distance in a very short time without expending all your energy. Moving against the Tao is like swimming upstream. No matter how hard you try and how hard you swim against the flow of the river, you will struggle to get anywhere and very soon you become exhausted and will possibly drown.

This is why harmony, peace and love are emphasised in the teachings of the Tao. They represent the same flow as the Tao. The more you move with them, the more we experience the effortless grace that they bring to our lives. Life is smooth and easy, and you can go along way in a short time.

To swim with the flow, focus on the positives within your life. Like attracts like, so as soon as you mindfully turn your attention to the goodness of life, you start heading in the same direction. Even the smallest act of appreciation, like a slight movement of a fish to align itself to the powefful current of the river, can be all that you need to turn your life around.

Stop living your life of negativity, go with the flow of life, be thankful for the blessings your life has to offer you and open your heart to a new way of life.

Namaste with Love my Friends
Always
Mark

My Heart is Filled With joy Today, My Future is Clear and My Pathway Open, Thank You!

Published 26/03/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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My Heart is filled with joy today, my future is clear and my spiritual pathway is once again open, and that its due to you my friends, to our Sangha, our support network, it is due to you that I am feeling how I do today, sunshine is in my heart, sunshine is in my smile and as soon as I go out i’m sure sunshine will be in my step as I walk the streets of Shanghai:)

Yesterday was a dark day, I was down and I reached out to you and you came, you extended your kindness, your love, your blessings and you words of comfort, each word brought a tear to my eyes and as I read them the tears flowed freely, each tear took away my pain, it flushed the darkness from my heart and brought the sunshine back to my smile…So thank you my friends, together we can heal our world, we can make a difference to the lives of others, we are gaining strength as a Sangha.

I’m off to a CSR event today, to speak with like minded souls, to connect to people and organisations in need of help and to find ways to do good once more, to give back for the love, the happiness and the success I have achieved during my lifetime.

My Blessings, my love and my thoughts are with you all today, enjoy them with a smile 🙂
Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

Why Oh Why Are We Allowing This To Happen?

Published 17/03/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

Our natural world, our forests, our oceans and our wildlife is disappearing fast, all in the name of consumerism, we the consumers are allowing these corporations to destroy our would, our children or their children will not have the privilege to know what wildlife is, they will not know what a rain forest is, they will not know what a Rhino, a tiger or an Elephant is! These beautiful creatures like the Dodo will be forgotten forever and placed in some sort of electronic history book…. a picture of time gone by…another beautiful animal lost forever!

Its a sad, sad world we live in, that we allow ourselves to look at images or video’s like this and do nothing!

Tears are in my eyes

Namaste with Love to all living things
Always
Mark

Just Breathe and Love Your Life

Published 08/03/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Enjoy Your Life

Be Thankful For What You Have In Your Life

Allow the Air to Purify Your Soul

Cleanse Your Mind Of Negative Thoughts

Just Breathe

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

Liebster Blog Award

Published 25/02/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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My Hands are firmly placed together in the Namaste mudra position and my head bowed in thanks to Jeannine over at http://angelvoicehealing.wordpress.com for kindly nominating me and endlesslightandlove.com for the Liebster Award.

Thank you Jeannine, with all my heart.

Namaste with Love

Always
Mark

Communication and the Lost Art of Conversation

Published 17/02/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Communication and The Lost Art of Conversation

I’m here in a restaurant, no one is talking
Heads down
Peering into their hands
Their iPhone, their iPad, their electronic Screens

The screen that takes them away from reality
To other worlds of fantasy of dreams
Are they free or caught in a trap?
The world of lost communication, of direction being re-directed

Friends, families and loved ones
All heads down, fingers moving swiftly, click, click click
Sitting together with no conversation, no signs of life
All lost in their own little world

Worlds of self
Worlds of fantasy
Worlds of intrigue
Worlds of gossip

No love, no compassion, no cares here
In and out, one sight then the next
Moving on with no loyalty and no love lost
Today number one, tomorrow dead and gone

No face-to-face communication, no words spoken
Growing up, and growing old
No life skills, no interaction
All signs of visible life are lost

Confusion reigns and body language gone
The selfie to show whom you are
But are you that selfie or is it fake
Your alter Ego taking control

Where will it end?
The corporations richer, manipulating our fingers to their hearts desire
More controls over us, our thoughts, our lives
The lost art of communication

The End

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

today i went inside my head

Published 13/02/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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My Dear Friends,

Today I went inside my head
Closed my eyes and took a breath
I can feel the coolness of the air as it enters my nose
And the warmth as it exits my mouth

Slow and deep breaths I take
In and hold
Out and hold
Paying attention to the now

How do I feel, what do I feel
Oh there’s a thought
Say hi and thank you
But your not needed now, so please go away

The pure new energy is entering my lungs
Fueling my heart
Into my bloodstream
Passing through my body like cars on a highway

Into my arms, my hands and my fingers
Rushing through my body
To every organ, to every cell
Nourishing me as it makes its way

But how do I feel..
At peace for now
Deeper and deeper I go
Into my mind

To a place where I’m safe
My tranquil place
My garden of truth
My home

No one can touch me here
It’s for me and for me alone
My dreams are here
I’m loved here

I can stay or I can return
It’s my choice
It’s my life
My meditation

Namaste With Love
Always
Mark

If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other.

Published 27/01/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Oh Mother Theresa, you were certainly a saint and very attuned to the problems of our world. Yes, I agree, we have forgotten that we belong to each other, we are all of one world, one humanity and one real race all going back to one couple right at the start of humanity. We forget this simple thing because we see each other as different, different colours, different countries, different religions, different cultural beliefs, different languages spoken, different political control, different ways of life…just different!…But, we are ONE and the SAME!

I notice political spin happening all the time, one country blaming the next for whatever, one political power challenging another using whatever excuse to gain more control, control natural resources such as oil, gas and god forbid water, gain more power, one country using its strength to control another country or countries, using that might to frighten and manipulate the powers that be to do as they say; total control over what we do, what we buy, what we think, how we live..total control! You know; George Orwell was not far wrong in his book 1984!

I wish, just wish that we could ‘Wake Up’!
Wake up to the fact that we are all one and the same, we are all connected, we are one humanity and we are being controlled by the powers that be, within our countries, by our politicians and by the corporate elites, these groups and individuals have the control, they manage our lives with total control…We like to think we are free, most of us think we live in the land of the free….but do we? How much freedom do we actually have?

We need to really wake up and smell the roses, take a long hard look at our world, take ownership as indivduals to do something, something to change our world, to bring about peace in our lifetime, we can do it! We can bring about change and we can gain back the control.
In the words of the song ‘A change is gonna Come’ by Sam Cooke;

I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh and just like the river I’ve been running ever since
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will
It’s been too hard living but I’m afraid to die
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Cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will
I go to the movie and I go downtown
Somebody keep telling me, “Don’t hang around”
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will
Then I go to my brother
 And I say, “Brother, help me please”
But he winds up knockin’ me
Back down on my knees
Oh there been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able to carry on
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will
I believe that together we can Make Change Come.

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

Wow! Positive Energy Flow and Affirmations are working Overtime for me :) Thank You!

Published 21/01/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Wow, this week has started off on a really positive note 🙂 work has been great to me, my home life and friends have been fantastic, I spent two incredible evenings in the presence of and learning from a Tantric Yoga Guru, i feel wonderful and full of the joys of spring and I have also been bestowed with two nominations for blogging awards. The Field of Flowers award as nominated by Morgan over at http://booknvolume.com and the Peace and Justice Award as nominated by Coach Muller over at http://goodtimestories.wordpress.com , please drop by their blogs and stay awhile.

I bow to their kindness, the love and friendship they have bestowed upon me and feel humbled by their lovely words of praise towards me, my blog and what I stand for 🙂

I will however decline to go through the award acceptance process due to the time they take to complete but humbly  give thanks to them both  from the bottom of my heart 🙂

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

Take control of YOUR LIFE NOW, don’t let it waste away into never coming tomorrows!

Published 20/01/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Wise words from Sonia Choquette.

How many of you make lists of things you want to do?

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But how many of those items on your To Do List have you completed?

I personally like the post it note in the middle ‘Enjoy Life’, that should be a given right? Something we all should have is an enjoyable life but many of us never realise it!

So, come on my friends, stop procrastinating, don’t bother making lists if you are not going to take action!

Let’s start today and change our lives for the better and remember ‘Life’s Journey is a Gift, not a Given’ so make the most of it, go do that one thing you always wanted to do and LIVE 🙂

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

I saw this today and thought of you,… yes YOU!

Published 16/01/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Oh yes, it is important to make someone happy and it’s more important to start with YOU!

Come on, what are you waiting for?

Come on…you know it makes sense!

Come on….you are worth it!

Is that a start of a smile I see on your face?

Just a little one?

It is!

It’s a smile!

Its getting bigger

And bigger

Now your smiling!

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Catching, isn’t it?

Now go give one to someone else

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

You are the Architect of Your Own Destiny

Published 11/01/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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As the old saying goes ‘It’s All In The Mind’!

What you think, you become!

Think positive and positive things will happen to you. Abundance in your life is there for you as long as you ask for it, wish it, live it,… be patient and good things will come, positivity is the key!

Take control of your life, become the master of your own destiny, steer a course for happiness, joy and love, set sail and enjoy the journey that is your life 🙂

Namaste with Love my friends

Happy Weekend

Mark

What does your reflection say about you?

Published 10/01/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Me or We?

Self or Selfless?

I or Us?

Do you consider others or just yourself?

Money for me or money for us!

For the benefit of me or for the benefit of us!

I’m ok..So who cares about them!

My country is safe…they are not my problem!

I have food on my table so…….

My house is warm and dry so……

My water is clean and safe to drink so……

My children are safe so……

My children are at school and being educated so…..

I can sleep at night safely so…..

Many people all around OUR world are not safe tonight, they won’t have shelter to protect them from the storm and keep them warm and dry, they wont have food on their table and clean safe water to drink, tomorrow their children wont have a school to go to, no education available and they will be in FEAR for their lives…Can they get through another long cold night and if so, can they make it safely through another day of torture and torment!

Be mindful of what you have in your life, give thanks for all you have and remember ‘life is good for some, but not for all’!

Namaste with Love

Mark

 

Showing your appreciation can even save a life!

Published 08/01/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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As the picture above says, expressing our appreciation with words, a smile or a hug costs so little and means so much, they can make someone’s’ day or even change a life.

When was the last time you showed your appreciation to others around you? When did you last give someone a pat on the back and praise for a job ‘Well done’?

In my job I often see people of every age group and in all levels of authority and ability who are longing for someone to show them appreciation, they are looking for a simple comment like ‘well done’, ‘thank you’, a smile showing you are pleased and happy with them, a pat on the back, a hug or even the warmth of a handshake showing you recognize them for who they are, all they do and all they have done.

Maybe we need to set aside a global day for Appreciation like Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Teachers Day, Valentines Day etc., a day set aside for us to show our appreciations to the people around us, young and old, rich or poor, colleagues, family and friends… after all Compassion has no limit and Kindness has no enemy.

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Namaste with Love

Mark

From Above the Clouds Beauty and Life is Created

Published 18/12/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

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Above the clouds

The sky is blue

The sun is bright

And all is calm.

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The rays of light shine down

Towards the earth

Pushing their way

Toward your skin

To keep you warm.

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The suns rays warm the earth

Promoting growth

Encouraging birth.

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Seedlings sprout

Their heads held high

Upwards they push

Toward the sky.

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Buds form on tops of stems

Holding a mystery deep inside

Petals untwine and burst open with Joy.

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To the world

A new creation

God’s gift

A sweet sensation

Life, and beauty for all to see

My Dear Friends,

Another attempt at poetry 🙂

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

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