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  1. Ed Schulte

    The God-man Joshua Emanuel the Christs’ example of what Life TRULY is.

    As quoted

    “Alaha Elohim gave you two lungs to breathe life giving air so that your material body may live. That air is filled with Alaha’s Mind Vitality to build your personality and the Etheric double of your material body. And Alaha Elohim gave you the Mind Super-substance to use to create your own thoughts-emotion-forms, living forms, the elementals which you build your personality. Ask yourself if you are creating with Alaha’s Mind Super- substance human-in-nature angels or human-in-nature demons”.

    Page 101 of ‘Joshua Immanuel The Christ , His Life on Earth and his Teachings’ by Dr. Stylianos Atteshilis [aka Daskalos]

    3 years ago
  2. Lioness

    At the moment, my motivation is knowing it is ok to focus on me, in that to achieve the things I want to is ok and that by doing so I will achieving something to help others too.

    3 years ago
  3. Malag

    Because I believe in growth. I expect I’ll be learning something new until I keel over for good.

    3 years ago
  4. B
    BearJuice

    To understand my purpose here. And learn more about the human experience. To be happy in my everyday life, because sometimes it becomes so hard to see the good.

    3 years ago
  5. Mica

    Pain.

    3 years ago
  6. O.Christina

    How to express it? I clearly felt it is Gottesliebe, God love motivating me. And I am afraid.

    3 years ago
  7. H
    Heidi

    Knowing the end result of answering to God after this life. It is but a moment, a flash in time, a quick blink. That is the reminder of what this life is. But the fact that we can take all the knowledge, experiences we have here with us in the end is what keeps me exploring.

    3 years ago
  8. Dusty Su

    For decades I’ve been on a deeply demanding self-sacrificing spiritual quest for growth, pursuit of life meaning, and service.
    While I wish to more than ever live out of kindness, connection, and courage, this year I’ve chosen to drop the programmed growth as best I can, the nagging self-demands, and simply be. A fall in to grace and state of being and let God pick up the pieces if he/she so wishes. I’m curious to see how that all turns out by the end of the year. Possibly greater breadth and depth of joy, trust, growth, connection, or not, on its own terms.

    3 years ago
  9. Elaine

    The ineffable joy and love of them. What else is there?

    3 years ago
  10. Don Jones

    That the prerequisite to deepening and expanding my experience is deepening and expanding my awareness.

    3 years ago
  11. V
    Vincent-Edward Ciliberti

    The older I grow the more relevance the gospels have on me. I have since my younger days believed that in any situation I find myself in, the gospels have an answer. Now that I have grown older I started experiencing that love is the sole meaning.

    3 years ago
  12. KC

    Wow! Such thoughtful reflections today. Thank you all. Much to ponder and embrace! 🙏🏻

    ‘I live my life in growing orbits
    which move out over the things of the world.
    Perhaps I can never achieve the last,
    but that will be my attempt.

    I am circling around God, around the ancient tower,
    and I have been circling for a thousand years,
    and I still don’t know if I am a falcon, or a storm,
    or a great song’.

    Rainer Maria Rilke

    3 years ago
  13. DeVonna

    I want to live and experience life because it is an opportunity that not everyone is afforded. My son died when he was 14. There was so much he was not able to experience about life. I have a desire to be a good steward of the life God has given me and to not waste it. I will be beginning a new class soon, about writing my truth. It’s never too late to begin appreciating LIFE in all it’s many forms! Peace

    3 years ago
  14. Nitesh Kumar Sharma

    The only thing that motivates me to continue deepening and expanding my experience of life is I want to discover my true human potential. I want to see how deep I can go and what’s the possibility of using this body.

    There’s no intent of reward but just a true curiosity to expand my human potential.

    I believe one thing that life is simple and the best to live it fully is to keep learning how to live that way.

    3 years ago
  15. GregC

    Unraveling the Mystery of Life.

    3 years ago
  16. Helly

    I never, ever want to stop learning- it is what makes me want to grow.

    3 years ago
    1. Nitesh Kumar Sharma

      Hey! Could we connect? I also don’t want to stop learning. Life is my best teacher I’ve ever got.

      3 years ago
  17. L
    Lauryn

    Desire for knowledge and understanding.

    3 years ago
    1. Nitesh Kumar Sharma

      You are a bit greedy that way. But really a few people have such type of desire in life. I wish you will soon be able to fulfill your desire.

      3 years ago
  18. Linda

    With a new administration coming in tomorrow, I already feel more hopeful and more positive. I will align myself with the good that pours forth from our new president and vice president, and step up to do my part in my community.

    3 years ago
  19. Holly in Ohio

    Life experiences are often their own reward for deepening and expanding into them.

    Some experiences, however, are unpleasant or scary… what might we do then not to retreat? I think it is how we look, and how we frame those experiences that makes it worth it, and motivates us to stay present and connect to all of it.

    One of my treasured memories is the last day I spent with a dying friend. She was literally skin and bones then, and sleeping most of her days, but we had several hours together and talked and laughed and even gossiped a little. She knew she was dying, but still she talked about things she wanted to do again. What if I had not gone to see her? What if I had shied away? The connection that day with her was worth everything.

    Our lives and experiences are moments – like beads strung on a necklace. The beads are each unique. I sometimes return to that beautiful, bittersweet bead, and it is the friendship that shines in my memory.

    3 years ago
  20. Carol

    A dear friend of mine was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the tender age of 18. Her case was severe from the start with lots of pain and physical limitations. She’s in her 70s now and I’ve lost track of the number of ER visits, surgeries and therapies she has endured but her medical condition has never kept her from being of service to others. She has always been active in her church. She ran a summer camp for children suffering with cancer for years. I’ve seen her struggle to walk, to hold a cup in her hand, to open a jar or a can but I’ve also seen her paint a landscape, create greeting cards that lift one’s spirits, and be a hospice volunteer. In the past few years, I have been diagnosed with spinal issues that limit my mobility and my independence. Pains for which there is no medical cure. I’ve struggled with acceptance but she is a constant reminder that “all is grace.” Richard Rohr says, Your life is not about you. You are about life!” As today’s quote says “When change comes, you gotta slow down and take note of it. In the midst of that change is all the possibility in the world.”

    3 years ago
    1. Nitesh Kumar Sharma

      I would just repeat it: “Your life is not about you, You are about Life.” Amazing line. I will try not to forget.

      3 years ago
      1. Carol

        Nitesh, I have found that Life is trustworthy. Open mind…open heart.

        3 years ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      Powerful sharing. I read that several times, thank you.

      3 years ago
      1. Carol

        Holly, I wish I could say that I have found it easy to accept the limitations I am experiencing but my friend has truly been my inspiration and I pray daily for the willingness to grow from this experience. Brings me joy to know it was helpful to you.

        3 years ago
  21. Cathie

    Some internal drive – and yet I require external structure to guide that drive into experience.
    Nature hates a vacuum I have been told – so we are driven to deepen and expand ourselves through our experiences.

    3 years ago
  22. Howie Geib

    Since childhood I have wanted to feel alive. This thirst for vitality (I guess) has never been fully quenched. It has informed my choices throughout my life. Including career choices, lifestyle choices, affiliations and communities I have been attracted to and the nature of relationship with others. Life on the surface has never held my attention for long. I tend to dive in, work my way to the bottom of things. This means I am often wandering around in the dark. Not unlike being in the woods on a moonlit night without a torch…you go slow and intently send out energy to sense the trees and avoid walking into them (this actually works)…kinda scary, yeah, but SO much worth it.

    3 years ago
  23. Kristi

    I have been happier lately! I contribute this to opening up my mind to new ideas, accepting different practices and beliefs, allowing myself to believe that I too can be happy! With all that I’ve been learning and the increase happiness with my learning, I am motivated to continue learning and expanding my experiences. We only love one life, I want to love the life I live!

    3 years ago
    1. Nitesh Kumar Sharma

      I too can be happy is such a simple way to remind ourselves that yeah we can also be happy. What would you do if you got a chance to live the same life twice?

      3 years ago
  24. Antoinette

    The motivation is coming from my heart to be able to continue to expand my heart to encompass love and compassion for all beings. Filling my mind with joyful effort and fortitude helps to fuel the motivation to open my heart more.

    3 years ago
  25. Jackie

    Memories of past experiences of joy and hope which were always expanding me, not constricting; which beckoned me to “go” and be open, rather than to stay in the comfort of what I already know. It is tempting to stay in comfort, but waters that are not stirred become stagnant.

    3 years ago
  26. Carla

    Being led by the Spirit of Sophia within, I’m drawn forward to experience the “more” that Life calls & brings me to.

    3 years ago
    1. Nitesh Kumar Sharma

      You are too brave, Carla. Earlier, Keep moving forward was just a few words for me but now the scenario has changed. Now, I look it this way: Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go. And be ready to learn that’s the only way forward.

      3 years ago
  27. Patricia

    It’s appreciation and gratitude for what is around and in me. There’s so much to notice and learn. It’s something I’m trying to pass along to my 4 year old granddaughter, too. Each time we spend a day together, we learn something new about an animal. Yesterday she picked polar bears. Did you know that polar bear fur is actually clear/translucent and only looks white because it reflects light? Underneath, their skin is black. The sunlight goes through the fur to warm their skin and bodies. What an amazing system! So there! You’ve now expanded your understanding of polar bears if you didn’t know this before. Aren’t you amazed and grateful for creation?

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Patricia! What fun facts –

      3 years ago
    2. Nitesh Kumar Sharma

      I’d never expected such an amazing reflection on this question. The way your answer read is just extra-ordinary. I couldn’t stop saying that I would love to read more from you especially about animals.

      3 years ago
      1. Patricia

        Thank you! (blush)

        3 years ago
    3. KC

      My goodness Patricia. What a delight! Clearly I must find a way to spend time with more children! So good you and you granddaughter are exploring and discovering animals together! For Christmas I gave my husband the book Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey through the Fragile Arctic. He loves it, but / and your adventure sounds way more fun!

      3 years ago
    4. Holly in Ohio

      I had heard that…. just think… the original fiber optics! 🙂

      3 years ago
    5. Carla

      I offer my Thanks to you & your granddaughter!🌻 Polar bears are near & dear to my heart.

      3 years ago
  28. sunnypatti48317

    Reflecting on experience and growth and blessings and miracles – these things motivate me to keep doing the work to see what else God has in store for me. I was relfecting after my meditation, and part of what I wrote in my journal was that I was grateful for the change I’ve grown through. I didn’t like change in the past. It made me very fearful. But when I found myself in a place of stagnant depression, I knew I had to do something different. And then all of these cool things started happening, and I learned that God wants me to live a life of joy, so how could I not be motivated by all of this wonderful stuff? The quote for today in my gratitude journal is pertinent to this –
    “It’s never too late to redefine self-control,to change long ingrained habits, and to do the work you’re capable of.” ~Seth Godin

    Have a joyful day, all!

    3 years ago
    1. Carol

      Thanks for your words and for the quote.

      3 years ago
      1. sunnypatti48317

        Thank you as well!

        3 years ago
  29. Trish

    In order to have the richest life I need to encounter as many things as possible & this includes life’s pain. When I learn about the atrocities of others: physical & sexual violence, subjugation, & addiction, it helps me to understand the experiences of others & connects me to them. There’s nothing more important than this.

    3 years ago
  30. devy

    My personal growth, living life to its fullest with all its experiences and learning to accept things is important to me. I can attain this by living in the moment, ignoring the haters, learning new hobbies (presently learning the guitar), going outside and taking in nature in all it’s abundance, by helping others which makes me feel motivated to be a part time of the whole picture. Thinking less and doing more by taking more risks in setting personal goals. Going outside at night looking up at the heavens and being in awe that we are just a speck n the universe.

    3 years ago
  31. Mike S

    The sometimes startling beauty I perceive in the natural world as well as the the sweet vulnerability of a person who is so open hearted and present that I awake to another level of consciousness…these are some of what keeps me expanding my experience of life.

    3 years ago
  32. Butterfly

    I just have an innate desire to know and understand the world around me. Understanding takes away fear and then I can marvel at all this amazing life around me. And understanding other people helps me to feel love for them.

    3 years ago
  33. Kevin

    To do otherwise, to not continue deepening and expanding my experience of life and the world is to wither, atrophy, and loose one’s purpose for existing.

    3 years ago
    1. KC

      Thanks Kevin. Yes!

      3 years ago
    2. Mary Pat

      I agree. And to not engage with new ideas and listen does the same for me as well. Young people are like a broom for me, sweeping those cobwebs out of my thinking brain, and bringing new ways of looking at things into my life.

      3 years ago
    3. Carol

      Well said. Thank you.

      3 years ago
  34. EJP

    The endless possibilities and opportunities that life and the entire world has to offer motivates me always.

    3 years ago
  35. Michele

    What motivates me to continue deepening and expanding my experience of life is that I want to experience new things, travel, and make new memories.

    3 years ago

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