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Week 8 Hate Nothing

 

My thoughts for week eight.

I see some good changes…the “Do it now” keeps me on task.

The one thing that jumped out at me this week has been the reading in Haanel. We are working on the Mental Diet and I had been hating the “bad”. You know the TV shows about murder etc, etc. When this came to my attention the TV went into silent mode. Turning off the TV has been my best gift to myself.

Back to Haanel…”We are to hate NOTHING, not even the “bad” because hatred is destructive and we shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thought we are sowing the “wind” and in turn shall reap the “whirlwind”.

Og says the same thing (I did not see it until week 8) “I never allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I uplift it with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Henceforth I love all mankind. From this moment all hate is let from my veins for I have not time to hate, only time to love.

And one more time in our BPB writing…”I eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success.

My Mental Diet has taken a turn for the better this week. I greet this day with love in my heart and I succeed.

Peace Love and Harmony
Joan

Week 17 The Spice Of Love

 

A quote from Mandino “I greet this day with love in my heart, I look on all things with love, I love the sun for it warms my bones, yet I love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.  I love the light for it shows me the way; yet I love the darkness for it shows me the stars.  I welcome happiness for it enlarges my soul.  I acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet  welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.”

The spice tin you see here is from some years back and it has had much use over time.  It had been packed away for a awhile and when I discovered it I put it to use once again.  Sprinkling my Grandkids with the LOVE spice.  My Grandson ducked thinking it would pour out a substance on his head, but alas, all that is in the tin is LOVE.  So we all had a good laugh.

I Cor 13:4-7  Love is patient, love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude it is not self-seeking it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

What I find to be  an important element of the tin is the writing on the side.  Look carefully and you will see kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, joy, patience, peace, perseverance, protection, trust, truthfulness and unselfishness.

That is a true list of “love in action”.  We could all sprinkle that over our heads daily and carry out the actions as it directs.  Even when life brings on those challenges, and we all have them, we can keep in mind that there is lots of love in our wonderful world.  If you feel a little depleted just reach out, someone will extend a hand and will show you the love you need to warm your bones.

Or you could come by here, I will sprinkle the LOVE spice over you and we can laugh together when you duck.

Sending you love, peace and harmony.

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Week 8 With Love

 

How many times have we finished a letter to someone and our salutation is “Love” or “With Love” or even “All My Love”?  The one I use often is “Love You Bunches”.  Since we have been in Mandino scroll II for the last 3 weeks,  love has taken on a whole new meaning for me.  “Henceforth I love all mankind.  From this moment all hate is let from my veins for I have not time to hate, only time to love.”

Having been a parent for many years we knew to always love the child and correct the bad behavior.  Just because someone misbehaves does not mean that we are to hate them.  I have had that very challenge, this week.  I must admit, as an adult, it can still be challenging to have much hate and uncompromising demands being hurled at me and not respond in like kind. Thanks to MKMMA, for changing my life and showing me new ways, for the purpose of life is growth.  And I am thankful for this challenge, as it is helping me along the path to a new habits.

As I mold my mind, plying my compass, and using love as my shield,  my thoughts are becoming constructive and harmonious, the result will be good; but on the other hand if my thought is destructive or inharmonious, the result will be evil.  It is evident that I am to hate nothing, not even the “bad,” because hatred is destructive, and I shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thought I am sowing the “wind” and in turn shall reap the “whirlwind.”

Currently I am on the “7 Day Mental Diet”, and I find that mental thoughts are difficult to control but it can be done.  The way to do it is to begin at once, at the onset of thought, to substitute constructive thought for that destructive thought.  In my mind I must learn to keep the door shut, keep out of my mind, out of my office, and out of my world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.  My predominant mental attitude is what counts.  I choose to give love and consciously come into harmony with my power of thought.

I can be what I will to be.