Reflections

Please log in or Create a Profile to post a comment.

  1. Malag

    Dogs

    3 years ago
  2. O
    Omelia

    Seeing my autistic son grow and develop when it seems like the odds were against him. It only makes me want to push myself harder and do more.

    3 years ago
  3. P
    Paul

    My daily meditation and prayer kindles the fire within me

    3 years ago
  4. Don Jones

    At the moment, it is a slow, hot burn. It is one of those spiritual earthquakes rolling on through – but the quake is still.

    3 years ago
  5. Mica

    Yesterday I was amazingly fired up, improving a webpage. Today I’m aiming to get fired up, quilting. Is it ‘fire’ when I’m extremely annoyed at someone? Hopefully not. Maybe air pollution.

    3 years ago
  6. Maeve

    Today what is kindling fire within me is admiration for Simone Biles for knowing her limits and having the courage to step out of the incredible pressure is under in the Tokyo Olympics, and decide not to compete this week. Great going!

    And my anger at the arrogance and ignorance of the radio talk show host Charlie Kirk for belittling her.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      I agree with you and even lit a candle for her yesterday.

      3 years ago
  7. Elaine

    Taking up a new activity- in the winter it was rug hooking, this summer it’s golf.

    Learning more about stuff that matters to me – the preservation of old growth forests here in BC, Indigenous experiences in this land, aging well.

    Tending circles of connection.

    3 years ago
    1. Linda

      I love your interest in doing new things, Elaine! Something I need to do now that I am retired.

      3 years ago
      1. Elaine

        It’s one of the most life giving possibilities of “retired” life. Somebody called it Re-Fired! 🙂 Thanks for the comment Linda.

        3 years ago
  8. SK

    Something new- a book, an idea, anew exercise routine, a place, music that touches deeply into my soul, a smile from a stranger.

    3 years ago
  9. B
    BasicMarsh

    I discovered two fires within me – one is ignited when I hear certain music that fills me with absolute warmth, joy, energy and life. The other is a fiery anger at self-centered people with a sense of self-entitlement that is at the expense of the common good.

    3 years ago
  10. Carol

    Kindness…I see so much cruelty that it makes my heart ache. Witnessing kindness inspires me to keep showing up and doing my best.

    3 years ago
  11. Nelson

    Taking time out for self-care. Oftentimes I get caught up with work that I forget to do things to reward myself, like pampering or going out to hang out with friends.

    3 years ago
  12. Katrina

    Inspiration – not from within me, but somehow when I’m inspired. I can’t conjure it up. It is not from a particular activity. And like Howie, sometimes it comes from having to make myself get started when I don’t really want to or feel like it…and then “poof” I’m suddenly immersed in whatever it is feeling energized, productive, creative, like I can’t stop, and joyful. I wish I could bottle that.

    3 years ago
  13. Amber Wright

    The cultivated joy and bond I share with my 4 children (Ages 14, 11, 3, & 7 months). The fresh early newness of the morning. A blank sheet of paper (I’m an artist). The constant excitement that the youth I work with show when they first see me for the day. This Gratefulness app has been working a special number on me also with being ignited.

    3 years ago
  14. DeVonna

    Rituals. It’s my love of my rituals that gets me out of bed in the morning. My routine, my faith, my devotion to my craft, these are the things that add meaning and purpose to my life and make life worthwhile.

    3 years ago
  15. Mary Pat

    Sometimes anger at injustice. Sometimes finding a solution to a problem. Sometimes finding others of similar interests.or beliefs…I am all over the map on this one…..

    3 years ago
    1. B
      BasicMarsh

      I hear you, girl! 🙂

      3 years ago
    2. Amber Wright

      I appreciate this response

      3 years ago
  16. Antoinette

    Letting go with gratitude 🙏

    3 years ago
    1. Amber Wright

      POWERFUL!!!

      3 years ago
  17. Ed Schulte

    One of many standard exercise I go through when I return from a state of “non-existence” each morning. The “fire” is the Holy Spirit and the Archangels of the Elements are its Emissaries who so wisely distribute that fire to maintain the “Bodies” I will use to-day .

    And it sure beats coffee or tea or any other artificial stimulant! ( which does nothing but interfere with the wise work of the Archangels ! )

    Example

    Relax completely.
    Start from the toes of your feet.
    Even our human form and our human body is good from the material point of view, because, the work of the Holy Archangels of the Elements is perfect.
    Now, feel being in your material body which is completely relaxed. The head, the chest, the belly, the feet. They are yours. The Holy Archangels, who work and continue working, gave them to you.
    But, who are you now? They love you as you are – as a human being with all your weaknesses. They work for you to live in this material body of yours. Cooperate with them to keep this material body of yours in good health. You can do that.

    Now, breathe deeply and comfortably……. and feel you are in this material body. Breathe-in …. ten beats and breathe-out in another ten beats.

    Feel you are in the material body. In the whole material body.

    DO THIS FOR SEVEN MINUTES ( no more then that ) and then

    Put this question to your self now,

    “Who am I?” Forget your name.

    Repeat the question, “Who am I? What am I now?

    3 years ago
  18. Avril

    Many things. Lately, it’s special moments with my husband… A walk, a cup of coffee.

    3 years ago
  19. Holly in Ohio

    Love, nature, art, people, music, learning.

    3 years ago
  20. GratefulOne

    When I act on the opportunity to help others. I try to serve others as best I can. I do that because it makes me feel good and I like to think that it has the added bonus of helping the world in my own small way.

    3 years ago
  21. devy

    Going cycling, playing or listening to music, meditation. All keep my internal fire burning so that I can enjoy my life and keep my emotional mind on keel.. at times my fire burns low, so these things get me going again to deal with my problems.

    3 years ago
  22. sunnypatti48317

    Curiosity and the pursuit of happiness. But also the progress that I’ve already made. Seeing how far I’ve come, the things that I’ve overcome and accomplished drives me to keep going.

    3 years ago
  23. G
    Gregoire

    As Howie joked, I am one of those people that only gets moving when a pressure is put on them. So, I would say the need for my services in any charitable means is one of the key things that gets me going. It is only faith, hope, and love that keep me going.

    3 years ago
  24. EJP

    The spirit, passion and joy from my children/grandchildren..

    3 years ago
  25. Michele

    Memories.

    3 years ago
  26. Howie Geib

    Deadlines LOL.
    My muses are subtle, and I run cold most of the time. Passion is not something that registers in most observations about me. And yet there is most definitely drive. I like to be used, to play a part however small in the unfolding of life among us. I like knowing it matters that I show up. I love projects. I am turned on by puzzles that need solving. I am eager to do, and so having some work to accomplish each day, to feel essential even in small things.

    3 years ago
    1. C
      Cliff

      “I like to play a part however small in the unfolding of life among us.” Nicely written and this resonates with me.

      3 years ago
  27. Kevin

    Several elements that come together at precisely in their time, which, most importantly, are not controlled by me, can set a moment on fire with energy, purpose, and presence, of the Spirit. For me, there’s no “one thing,” it may be several, and I may not even see it coming!

    3 years ago
    1. Mike

      Especially good when “I may not see it coming!” I’m reminded of the title of C.S. Lewis’s book, Surprised by Joy.

      3 years ago
  28. Christine

    A soul/love connection.

    When my husband Karel passed away, I thought the fire in me would go out too. I was very afraid of getting depressed. But what actually happened is that the pain (burning, the worst, not to describe) was a pain of the ego, and the radiant feeling came from my soul that was more connected to love than ever before.

    3 years ago
    1. Carol

      Lovely, dear Christine.. Reminds me of the daily quote from a few days ago: “Since there is nothing but just this moment, the time-being is all the time there is.” The ego (Edge God Out) tends to keep us in the past or the future. It seldom nurtures the soul.
      Dōgen

      3 years ago
  29. Dusty Su

    When I work from a place that is restored, grounded, and open, then just about everything. When I don’t work from those places, it’s harder to find the fire. You can’t give from an empty cupboard. Yet, sometimes the power of love and/or joy will surprise and overtake me in unimaginable ways and animate me to go beyond my capacities. That’s grace.

    3 years ago

Stay Grateful

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Give yourself the gift of free bi-monthly inspiration including uplifting articles, diverse stories, supportive practices, videos, and more, delivered with heart to your inbox.