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Be Present


We were born with a need to create a personal identity that separates us from our spirituality. We’re preoccupied with the past and the future but we only feel at home when we truly learn to be in the present. When we wake up in the present, we’re on intimate terms with life and our spiritual nature. People race from one chore or responsibility to another. But we can find peace of mind amidst these activities by discovering our purpose in them and use it to guide our daily life. Excessive self-criticism and guilt create psychological wounds. We are healed and changed when we discover our basic goodness and are nourished by it.

Be a light unto yourself.

Be your own confidence.

Hold to the truth within

As to the only truth.

  • Gautama Buddha

Sometimes we have a sense that we are rushing through life and not really living it. We feel, “I wouldn’t want to give up this life I’m living, but sometimes it’s hard and it seems as if I’m missing something.”

Mother Teresa stated, “There is a hunger for ordinary bread, and there is a hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness, and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.”

Millions of people are hungry for spiritual nourishment and feel as if they are carrying the weight of the world. But what is there to do but to go on. This is real life. We are not going to give up all our possessions, bills, and families and go live in a hut on a mountain top.

If you want the truth,

I’ll tell you the truth;

Listen to the secret sound,

The real sound, which is inside you.

  • Kabir


Cite: Losing the Weight of the World: A Spiritual Diet to Nourish the Soul by Jonathan Kramer, and Diane Dunaway Kramer




Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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