Diamonds are Earned

Cheap things are found on park benches, Diamonds are earned.

Each one of us are diamonds. God created us with a light that shines within us, a light as brilliant as a diamond. Each of us have a purpose that is of worth, a purpose that must be worked for and earned. When we learn to present ourselves like diamonds, we have become spiritual, in contact with the Divine energy within us. All of the ancient doctrines and scriptures written provide us guidance in how we can maintain our Diamond Character, instead of being a cheapen soul.

We learn through the scriptures how not to use “cheap” words or make “cheap” choices that devalue who we are.

We treat others like Diamonds, earning their respect and valuing their worth. The Divine designed us to be Diamonds, not to be cheap things laying carelessly on park benches. When we cheapen who we are, then we are disrespecting the design of Divine. Self-worth is found when we step into being a diamond. We learn that we must have boundaries and not allow others to cheapen our value. We must present ourselves with worth and require others to treat us as a person of value. Diamonds must be earned. They are respected, and they have worth! Let’s not cheapen who we are and let others treat us that way! My goodness……let us all rise in character and the world may start to perform with a higher moral standard than we have today! We need to avoid things that just come too easy or require no work. We need to avoid cheap things on park benches and want to earn the respect of the diamond. Remember, you get what you pay for! Today, decide to be a Diamond. Present yourself with worth. Don’t cheapen your vocabulary or your character or choices. Don’t sell yourself so cheap or let others treat you cheap. Have standards. Have a presentation. Be a Diamond, not a cheap piece on a park bench. Let others see you bright and strong and know your greatness that you beam was EARNED! If others do not want to earn your respect as a diamond, then let them buy something cheap……. and if you do not present yourself with respect, well…..don’t be surprised if you are treated without it. Keep in mind, not everyone is interested in the work it takes to earn a diamond. Let them go and by all means cease acting like a cheap thing, of hanging with cheap things. A diamond isn’t usually hung on a cheap piece of string! Because once you act low class – it is truly hard to go back and demand value on something/someone already deemed cheap! When you step into the light of being a Diamond, your self -worth shines and many of your dramas will cease to exist. It feels good to have worth.

It feels good to earn the diamonds in your life. It feels good to present yourself with class, value and brilliance.

It feels good to have value in your speech, in your behaviors, and in your choices. It feels good to have boundaries and it feels good to know you don’t have to be viewed cheap. It is the point of the 10 commandments, the Bhagavad Gita, the guidance in the Ancient Yoga Sutras. All the laws teach you to present yourself with value – instead of a cheap piece of………..! Be a Diamond TODAY and notice this is the way to immediately feel the spiritual light within. God created you with value. Connect to this light within, simply by owning the greatness you are. Cheap things are found on park benches – diamonds are earned.

The Moment go Grace

Where do we have control? The past is a series of memories, echoing stories in tainted voices. In the past, we lay down with questions that can never produce answers. In the past, we try to resurrect life from a pool that no longer exist – it is completely dissolved.   The future is unseen, impossible to predict.  We claim that we can prepare for the future, but we simply are just not that powerful. The future is not a clear story with complete endings to tell.  The past is uncontrollable.  And so is the future.  Yet we try to leap between these two worlds, attempting repeatedly to control their fables.  Only to lose our peace within.

Attraction in Love

We attract who we are – not what we want.

Life is full of many, many wants.  In the holiday season we feel wants in various ways. We want loving memories, we want festive gatherings, we want consumer products, we want to eat  all the yummy foods - yet gain no weight, we want days off – but money to spare.  Oh the wants.  However, we become quite frustrated with our wants.  Finding it challenging to satisfy all their alluring calls.  Usually to find that we do not attract what we want – we just keep wanting.

It is the same with ourselves- the wanting.  What is this obsession with wanting to be a better person? Or wanting to be someone new and improved?  Constantly aiming towards wanting to be giving, kind, peaceful, calm, successful, balanced, better spouse or friend, or these personal quests to become a better human being.  There is an abundance of self-help books being sold, high cost seminars, riddles of directions on social media – all feeding the want.  I want to be this way – I want to become this person. I want to do this.  I want to have this.   I want. I want. I want.  But it is the wanting that is preventing it from happening. Because the want statement alone is claiming there is a limitation, an inadequacy, a brokenness.  If you want to have something – you must currently be without.  To want to be someone – means currently you are not.  That creates a feeling nestled deep in the consciousness that is simply unattractive to hold.

What is you stopped the wanting and just became? As quick as a snap of the finger. What if you just already are who you know you are?  You are kind. You are giving.  You are a person who can love and loves to love.  You are strong and full of wisdom.  You are important to many people.  You are full of peace and calmness within (close your eyes, take a deep breath and feel that presence; it is there, I promise).  You are who you are.  You don’t have to want to be anyone. It has already happened.  You are already there.  The want is gone.  Now you just become. You play the part. You walk the walk.  You be who you are.  When we let ourselves be who we know we are, we attract all that we are. We attract moments to be kind, we attract moments to love, we attract moments to give, we attract moments to breathe. We attract Divine connection on our mats in our yoga practice, we attract calmness in our meditation, we attract the right words to say to others, we attract things to see that are beautiful. We attract things to be grateful for, we attract abundance to share.  We attract the right behavior to behave with. 

Let go of wanting to be better.  You already are who you desired to be.  Claim it now. Be it now.  It is simple as that.  

Years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare skin disorder called vitiligo.  It is a scary disease that allows you to watch your skin literally disappear in color right before your eyes. In the beginning it caused me panic and despair. I would stand in the bathroom looking at all “the spots”, measuring their progress and hating the appearance of their markings. I would feel ugly, sad, desperate. Then one magical morning I decided to change my routine.  I decided to just get ready and to pay no attention at all to “my spots” and when I was done dressing – I turned off the light and decided I looked like Heidi Klum.  All day I became as beautiful as her.  I just let myself be beautiful.  Not a want.  I am.  I still do this today.  I am beautiful.  I am kind, I am sexy, I am all that and a bag of chips!  I let go of wanting to be something else.  I am that.  And I decided that in a single moment – and I am that now.  I may not be that to everyone – but I am that to myself.  And that is all that matters. The want is simply not a need.  

Today be who you are!  Snap into it right now.  Use the words that match.  Let the mind be that.  And you will attract all that you are!  No more wanting.  Now you can just breathe!  You can perform as the person of greatness, speak the words of the loved and wise, and be the person you are proud to be.  It is that simple.  A snapped decision that will change your entire living being.

Be Good

Example PostBe not just good, but good for someone – good for something.

We all strive to be good. To make good decisions, to do good things.  We tell children to “be good”, but what does that mean?  And why be good?