Ripples #951: Love & Light!

Ripples #951: Love & Light!
Aug 14, 2017


Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.
-L.R. Knost, shared by Pidge in Pacifica, CA
[who has known me since we were in 5th grade and continues to be a fierce and fabulous friend. Happy Birthday, dear Pidge!]


Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You’re doin’ great. So relax. And love yourself today.
-Neale Donald Walsch, shared by Regina in Glen Gardner, NJ


Just when we think the world couldn’t get any messier or more troubling, news from North Korea, Venezuela, Charlottesville, and elsewhere proves us wrong. The challenges we’re facing are far more complex than many of us are willing to admit, and the potential solutions that will eventually help to improve things will require many people coming together with massive amounts of passion, patience, and persistence.

I don’t have the answers for how we’ll get through this, but I do have confidence that we will. The steps that we can all take right now to help us move forward involve recognizing and sharing our own reserves of love and light. First, look in the mirror and ponder the compliments that have been shared by people that have told you how important and precious you are to them. Marinate in that love and light. Then look around and identify the people you cross paths with on a regular basis that YOU respect, admire, and/or value. And tell them what they mean to you. Let them marinate in love and light.

If you’re feeling especially adventurous, the next step could be to identify some people you *struggle* to respect, admire, and/or value to see if any of them deserve reconsideration. Maybe you haven’t sufficiently appreciated how or why their perspective is so different than your own, or you haven’t even gotten to know them well enough to understand what their perspective really is all about. At least think about it, and see if you can allow them to marinate in love and light, too.

These might seem like small steps, but small changes in how you think and feel can lead to small changes in your behavior. And it is all of our little actions that can ripple out to change the world.

Sending you Love & Light,
The Ripples Guy

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