Reflections

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  1. TLorinda

    Loving myself and all the things closest to me.

    2 years ago
  2. Malag

    Can’t my love for it be just good enough? Do I need to compete with myself to have it be best? Good enough is noticing the moment of the clock’s tick, hearing the dawn chorus of birds, feeling the cool air on my skin. And hopefully generally behaving in ways that help mitigate climate damage.

    2 years ago
  3. Sara

    How I care for and honor myself is how I can best love not only myself, but the world. I work on my inner world, so I can be my best for the outside world.

    2 years ago
  4. d
    db82258

    live with joy

    2 years ago
  5. KC

    The better I learn to love and care for myself, the better I am able to love the people and world around me. This is such a tough, challenging journey, but/ and without learning and practicing to love myself, i am really not much good or use to anyone else. I know it is not about me but/ and, nor is about giving myself away as a martyr to other peoples or the world’s agendas, interests or needs. I am looking for a comfortable both/ and these days, and it seems to require a fair bit of self-compassion and love. Without that, really, I am really not much good to anyone or anything. It feels like a tough and important journey…

    2 years ago
  6. Don Jones

    Why limit it to the world? Awakening, transcending, even for a quarter of a second, makes all the difference.

    2 years ago
  7. Cathie

    And I do love the world. Sometimes I struggle with the idea that we should not love the world as we are made for greater things, but I am grateful for each day for this life I have been gifted.
    So how can I best love the world, by doing my best to take care of the earth and the people in it. Especially those places and people I have been given..

    2 years ago
  8. pkr

    By being kind. Spreading love & joy all over. ❤️🌸🙏

    2 years ago
  9. Hermann-Josef

    Sometimes the picture comes to my mind that all living creatures are different kinds of rare and beautiful flowers, living in and nourished by one big flowerpot. 🌹🌺🌸🌼🌻🌷🍀🍄🪴

    2 years ago
  10. alara

    As Br. David says:
    . Everything is surprise

    I’m in love with today’s poem and the happenings that have opened to me.

    . Love is transformative

    2 years ago
  11. M
    MemoPC

    I think of myself as a piece in a puzzle.
    My self puzzle- I try to check whether that “peace” is how I am right minded with myself. Am I trying to force something?
    The family puzzle – how am I fitting in position to those relationships and again when I am in right relationships we fit together easily..
    The broader community puzzle is much the same – asking daily how I can best fit with the needs of others that I touch during my day.
    The world puzzle – that is a huge puzzle and my “piece” seems very insignificant but
    I look for ways to contribute to our planet in positive ways that respects life.
    I think I best love the world when my “peace” fits smoothly into the other pieces around me in all those contexts.

    2 years ago
    1. Michele

      loved this 🧩💗

      2 years ago
  12. Mica

    By reigning in my anger before interacting with others? Yesterday I did fabric art – working on quilt tops – to find a calm place before contacting tech support, and my mind is so so much more useful when it’s in a calm place

    2 years ago
  13. devy

    By practicing compassion with others, accepting differences even though I might now agree, by spreading words of love and peace. By respecting Mother Earth and contribute by doing my part looking after her.

    2 years ago
  14. Barb C

    Saying “the world” makes this an enormous question. The world is many, many pieces and parts encountered at small scale so I need to start with those “pieces”.

    “Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth… Love is as love does. Love is an act of will — namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.”
    ― M. Scott Peck

    This quote is included in All About Love by bell hooks, a book I read last year when the leader of an institute on dignity-infused community engagement (in the world of urban planning) recommended it. We can bring love to anything, including and especially those parts of it we may think of as separate from love, like our professional work.. Today I’ll think of how much I genuinely love my job, and also how I can infuse love into my actions and intentions so I work lovingly.

    2 years ago
  15. Chester

    Develop and sustain myself, while simultaneously giving and supporting to the greatest of my ability.

    2 years ago
  16. Carol

    How can I best love the world?

    My first reaction to the question was my belief that love is a decision and grace and mercy are its tools. I share a quote from Richard Rohr adapted from his book “Everything Belongs.”:

    “Ask yourself regularly, “What am I afraid of? Does it matter? Will it matter in the great scheme of things? Is it worth holding on to?” We have to ask whether it is fear that keeps us from loving. Grace will lead us into such fears and emptiness, and grace alone can fill them, if we are willing to stay in the void. We mustn’t engineer an answer too quickly. We mustn’t get settled too fast. We all want to manufacture an answer to take away our anxiety and settle the dust. To stay in God’s hands, to trust, means that we usually have to let go of our attachments to feelings—which are going to pass away anyway. People of deep faith develop a high tolerance for ambiguity and come to recognize that it is only the small self that needs certitude or perfect order all the time.”

    Life is trust worthy and the River of Grace flows in and through us when we are willing.

    2 years ago
    1. Laura

      I enjoy the daily emails from Richard Rohr. They are often both challenging and uplifting.

      2 years ago
      1. Carol

        Laura, I agree.

        2 years ago
  17. Holly in Ohio

    In permaculture the world is three things: people, planet, and self. When I think of the “best” love I can give, it will include love for these three parts. Caring for my community, caring about people all over the world, hoping for peace, economic and social justice, and kindness. For the planet I show my love by gardening food, lowering my consumption of wasteful goods, reducing my carbon footprint. And for myself, the various facets of self-care: eating healthy food and exercising, being around kind and supportive people, tending financial stability, and for me, having a creative outlet.
    Love is a daily thing. It is step by step. It is listening. It is sometimes not being afraid to speak up or do.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      And you being one of the people, Holly, you also come first in who needs to be cared for! Don’t forget🤯 that 😘🤭🤗

      2 years ago
    2. Barb C

      “Love is a daily thing.” This.

      2 years ago
  18. Charlie T

    I think the best way, is to be of service to others. I’m not there yet. Until then, I can be kind to all I encounter and attempt to have compassion for others. The compassion part can be challenging, when applied to “difficult” humans. 😲

    2 years ago
  19. sunnypatti48317

    By honoring the path of others.

    2 years ago
  20. EJP

    “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me”………

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      “Peace is flowing like a river, flowing out to you and me”

      2 years ago
  21. Laura

    I can best love the world by being myself and offering what is uniquely mine to give.

    2 years ago
  22. Butterfly

    By showing kindness to all living beings and being aware of my impact on others and the planet.

    2 years ago
  23. Kevin

    Love and act in the world the way Mother Teresa did.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      “Saint Teresa of Calcutta now” 🙂

      2 years ago
  24. Michele

    I can best love the world by starting with loving myself first. Not always easy with negative self talk, it is a daily practice. Kindness and compassion are qualities the world needs right now. and peace.
    rabbit, rabbit, rabbit:)

    2 years ago
    1. KC

      Nice Michele. Yes! 🙂

      2 years ago
    2. pkr

      Yes Michele, 🐰🐰☘️. Happy April, 🌼🐝🌸

      2 years ago
    3. Barb C

      These days my morning routine includes a check for what we refer to as our yard bunny that’s sometimes in our back yard crouched at the edge of the old patio paving, sometimes out front nibbling. Out indoor-only cat may be frustrated, but the bunny is safe.

      2 years ago
    4. Butterfly

      Ha ha, Michele! 🐇🐇🐇

      2 years ago
      1. Mica

        Happy April Fool’s Day! 🙂

        2 years ago
  25. Antoinette

    By being peace ☮️ I can show my love!
    Happy April dear friends! 🌻🤗🙏

    2 years ago
  26. Christine

    Reverence for life.

    2 years ago

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