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  1. K
    Japaria

    I’ve learned to trust and have faith in god more… my kids… my mother… my soon to be husband… and my blessing my mother in law

    3 years ago
  2. Z
    Zaina

    My eyes. Number one. Because then i cannot live properly nor appreciate the blessings of life. There is no life without them.
    There is no richness greater than this. I challenge someone to think of something better than this. Really, it doesn’t exist.

    3 years ago
  3. M
    Mike

    The life, love and salvation I, who sins have made me chronically unworthy of them, nonetheless receive as a gift from the God the Father, His Son Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit that proceeds from Them. I have become exceedingly convinced in recent years that by God’s mercy alone, I would have to go exceedingly far out of my way – into the most willful and final forms of blasphemy, in fact – to lose those.

    3 years ago
  4. Kristi

    My positive outlook, my memories and my beliefs.

    3 years ago
  5. Malag

    Everything can be lost. That impermanence is what makes this all so exquisite.

    3 years ago
  6. Javier Visionquest

    That which we do for others

    3 years ago
  7. Hot Sauce

    None of us can lose our inner divinity or our inherent worth.

    3 years ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      But we can misplace it once in while. . .

      3 years ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        Just because we may fail to see our inherent worth or divinity, doesn’t mean we don’t have it. 🙂

        3 years ago
  8. Dusty Su

    Maybe the ones I have lost (people, places, eras), but found again in fabulous memories. A bit like the coffee I was drinking this morning. As I neared the last few sips, I wished there was more, yet was so grateful for how wonderful it had been. Wanting more tells how divine something/one/place has been.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      That’s a beautiful thought. I’ve been missing my friend Liz, and I find your words very comforting.

      3 years ago
      1. Dusty Su

        The loss is the depth of the love and gratitude. The memories are an absolute gift.

        3 years ago
  9. John Tamminga

    Maybe those blessings that I pass on, pay forward or continue the ripples of blessing as I learn TO bless. I don’t do enough of this now and have the intent to do better in the future.

    3 years ago
  10. s
    sb

    Family are what make my life rich; also nature; experiences I have had and lessons I have learnt, but the thing I feel I would least like to lose are my values which, I hope, make me a decent, kind person who can give back to life and those around me.

    3 years ago
  11. Linda

    Friends and family–they will forever be in my heart, regardless if they are here physically or not. I have been incredibly fortunate in having so many dear people in my life. I do not take it for granted.

    3 years ago
  12. Emily

    The Riches in my Life that cannot be Lost are the experiences, joys, sorrows, adventures and education that I have had so far in my life. Also the travels I have been on. These are all the riches in my life that cannot be lost as they are all a part of my life long story.

    3 years ago
  13. Cathie

    That which is eternal within me.

    3 years ago
  14. Christine

    Lessons learnt from mistakes I made, from life itself, inspiring teachers, parents, friends, the not so friends, nature……….

    3 years ago
  15. V
    Vincent-Edward Ciliberti

    Integrity

    3 years ago
  16. Toni

    The joy and wonderment of life that connects us all especially amidst the darkness where it is often seen more clearly and appreciated in richer caverns of the heart. When I am not focused on my personal despair, I can feel joy.

    3 years ago
  17. Ed Schulte

    Inner LIFE = Light.

    It is what I came into form in and will leave this form in….and return and leave again, and again…accumulating Loves’ truth and beauty from experience within Humanly incarnation .. It is the Infinite LIFE = Light of BE-ing and Be-ing-ness.

    3 years ago
  18. SK

    The richness of good, deep, lasting friendships; of having been loved unconditionally; of vast and great adventures out in the world; my Native American heritage and those ancestors who gave me life.

    3 years ago
  19. Carol

    A quote from my dear friend Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr who passed away this past year comes to mind. “The only thing permanent is change.” I find this very true so I’m having difficulty with the question. However, I am reminded of a poem by Merrit Malloy and share it below.

    When I Die

    “When I die
    Give what’s left of me away
    To children
    And old men that wait to die.

    And if you need to cry,
    Cry for your brother
    Walking the street beside you
    And when you need me,
    Put your arms
    Around anyone
    And give to them
    What you need to give to me.

    I want to leave you something,
    Something better
    Than words
    Or sounds.

    Look for me
    In the people I’ve known
    Or loved,
    And if you cannot give me away,
    At least let me live in your eyes
    And not on your mind.

    You can love me most
    By letting
    Hands touch hands
    By letting
    Bodies touch bodies
    And by letting go
    Of children
    That need to be free.

    Love doesn’t die,
    People do.
    So, when all that’s left of me
    Is love,
    Give me away”

    ― Merrit Malloy

    3 years ago
    1. Christine

      Dear Carol, Thank you very much for this beautiful poem. For me it is so true. This poem resonates with me.💖

      3 years ago
    2. sparrow

      What a beautiful poem,
      dear Carol…

      3 years ago
  20. Patricia

    I like a phrase Howie used below: “gentle untethering.” I want to do that and let go with grace as I age (and age and age…) and also come to terms with personal loss. But I have faith that all of these precious things that I consider riches (relationships, moments, LOVE) will be held eternally in the circle of God’s care even if they no longer are held by the individual ego-self that is me….

    3 years ago
  21. Michele

    Memories. Hopefully not lost as I get older!

    3 years ago
  22. Mike S

    I’m not sure if anything survives the loss through death except the love itself—of love of life, of others, things and experiences which leave energetic imprints in reality after we’ve gone. Our lives are held in others who remain and in the places, spaces and objects dearest to us. Love us never list since it is hardwired into the nature of all reality.

    3 years ago
  23. Journey

    Love is never lost,. It lives on long past the end of life.
    Kindness is never lost and benefits both the giver and receiver
    Understanding and compassion are never lost, for same reason above.
    Our experiences are never lost, they become beautiful memories or lessons to learn from.
    Happy Sunday everyone.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Happy Sunday, Journey! I hope you had a lovely day.

      3 years ago
    2. Michele

      beautifully stated:)

      3 years ago
  24. Roy Howard

    Great question. My first response is that everything is lost in death. Yet, the second response is the theological conviction that nothing is every lost. My teacher Roberta Bondi once said this is the power of the resurrection: that ultimately nothing is lost. I of course can’t know what that experience will be like, I only anticipate what is lost in death which is everything mortal.

    3 years ago
  25. Antoinette

    This is not an easy question being that everything is constantly in a process of coming apart and coming back together again – impermanence. People can lose just about anything and everything including their memories etc.. There is no state of solid ground to cling to.
    Impermanence is a richness that Cannot be lost.

    3 years ago
  26. Holly in Ohio

    Memories.
    Appreciation for the smell of peeling a tangerine. or standing in a pine forest.
    The feel of of the fur of a cat, the velvety nose of a horse, or the rough cold of a stone while hiking.
    Honor
    Love, both to give love, and receive love.

    3 years ago
  27. devy

    Memories and lessons learned throughout my lifetime.. both the good and bad. They are what made me who I am and what I’ve done with myself. I look at even the bad times and experiences are positive and indicate how strong of a person I am to persevere. Remember we are not condemned by what happens to us. We control our own train of thought, how we react and what happens to us.

    3 years ago
  28. k'Care-Reena

    WHAT ARE RICHES IN YOUR LIFE THAT CANNOT BE LOST?

    This question brings forth positive feelings!!
    My healing abilities & KNOWLEDGE (self discovery), memories and connection to Mother Earth & the Creator. I truly believe nothing can be lost unless you want it to be. My healing abilities has impacted my relationships, I am able to detect when someone is feeling off even if they are a PRO LIAR. I am able to sense the room and see/feel people’s aura. My self discovery has memories however I have been researching limited beliefs and where they come from and am learning so much information and I adore it.
    Memories are stored in brains, this is good because your mind has a “priority list” and becomes more comfortable with change and adventure
    Connecting to the Greater & Mother Nature is a relationship that I have and am responsible for. This is in my hands and I am able to CHOOSE how, what ,why ,when, where and what. If i decide to skip praying and meditation than I am most likely to feel frustrated and misunderstood. no matter your response, we are in CONTROL. Take Action

    3 years ago
  29. sunnypatti48317

    Fond memories and moments of joy. The strength I have found journeying thru life and all of the blessings I’ve been given as I’ve learned to make better choices for every aspect of my life. The great love that I share with my fiance, my parents, my siblings, and some close friends. The connection I have with God and the Universe. My cup overflows 🙂

    3 years ago
  30. Kevin

    All the people in my life whom I have known, as friends, as loved ones, as young people under my care, and all those who have mentored me thus far in life. Our lives crossed, and I have been the better person for it.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I love how they are never lost, because they are held in your heart. 🙂

      3 years ago
  31. Howie Geib

    This feels like a trick question LOL. I have had relinquishment as a theme for decades. Things I thought were secure ended up being lost. Some were given up as redundant, and others revealed to be liabilities. My connection to my soul prevails and guides, and as I enter the elder stages of my life and I witness the gentle untethering my mom is experiencing I have to wonder how conscious that connection will be, and I suppose it doesn’t matter as she is very much still there spiritually whether she taps into it or not. I can be shaken by life, and have been, many times. So the riches in heaven, the willingness to pray and ask for help, keeping the lens clean so the light can come in, and welcoming the silence as a means to listen, these activities promote that connection.

    3 years ago

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