This card brings up a wonderful truth, that our world is so desensitized. It’s time to stop and take a look at how we are sensitive and how we can become even more sensitive. Harnessing Happiness would like to recommend that we all become more emotionally aware. Please take a moment and visit Onionhead, a wonderful nonprofit who is helping to prevent problems that stem from a lack of emotional awareness and the reality of our desensitized world.
Truth is a very interesting thing. As an adult you know you should only speak the truth and it is very important to be in truth. As a kid, it is not that simple. Sometimes the truth is not your friend and it can get you into trouble when you speak it. Therein becomes an intersting dilemma for a parent.
You teach your kids to always tell the truth but sometimes you end of punishing them when they tell you the truth because they did something wrong in the first place that made them lie.
My son has a behavior chart at school and brings it home to me every day so I can see how he did. It shows if he was prepared, raising his hand, acted age appropriate, etc. So the other day he told me he had a perfect day. He did not show me the chart. When he was going to bed and saying his prayers and his good nights to me, he said, “I can’t take it anymore! I did not have a perfect day. I had one miss. I was unprepared first period, I didn’t have anything to write with.” Then he let out a huge sigh. He was feeling such stress from keeping that lie that he just burst and he couldn’t take it anymore.
So I used the experience as a teaching moment. I did not punish him for lying to me although we did talk about it. I told him that I understand he will have days when he is not perfect. I also understand he wants to earn his baseball stickers at the end of the week for a good week at school. A good week is not 5 perfect days. A good week is doing your best and trying your hardest. Not having a writing utensil is an easy thing to fix. We decided that every morning he’ll take out his accordian, put in a pen and pencil and his agenda so he’ll have everything right there in one place. We talked about lying and feeling guilt and stress and how important it is to be truthful.
It was a great opportunity to learn a very important lesson and if it didn’t happen we wouldn’t have had that chance. Remember to find those teaching moments in any parenting opportunity you can, before you know it they’ll be too old for them!
As I read the Universal Truth card on Truth, I was struck by the realization that we all have a truth. There are personal truths that guide our thoughts, actions and beliefs and then there are Universal Truths that have existed well beyond our experience and will continue to exist after we leave this precious Earth. Which truth is real? Which truth will set us free to be in our hearts? How can we know the truth of TRUTH?
I live my life striving to be the best person (human being) I can possibly be in each moment. I fall short a lot but overall I strive to live in love, possibility, and truth that will honor and glorify the preciousness of each breath and all living creatures. I am grateful for the opportunities to serve a Will higher then my own personal desires. When it comes to truth, I ask for a lot of guidance since this world if full of people who tell you that they know “the truth.”
I believe that to know TRUTH – one must be willing to be wrong, be willing to give up a personal truth for the greater good of a Universal Truth. The willingness is the key…it opens a doorway for the Universe to speak and guide us. This isn’t always easy which is way I encourage everyone to discover ways – practices, tools – to help live in the Higher version of truth.
The topic of enlightenment brings many things to my mind. I think about what it is that allows us to become enlightened. Is it experience or innocence? Is it spiritual or emotional? Or are there other things that lead us to find enlightenment? I think it’s a combination and probably different for everyone. For me the most enlightening times usually come about from living and learning through difficult times. I have gone through some tough things in my adult life and when I look back, I often realize what I’ve learned about myself, others and the world. Usually what I’ve learned is amazing and also helps me to be a more open and accepting person. Maybe even a bit more realistic. I think enlightenment is different for all of us and really depends on where you are in your own journey. I like to believe that my journey is leading me to be the best I can be, maybe that is true enlightenment.
May this week be a week full of unlimited potential birthed by our focus on an action and the completion so the cycle of energy continues within us and in the world. Be intentional and experience the power of focus!
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When I first hear this word and my mind races to find a meaning, I immediately think of two people, parts, or energies touching. Where one meets the other – that is connection. Our world has a lot of ways of connecting – the phone, computer, in person, via a letter, in a thought, through prayer are just a few ways to connect.
Does connection make us happy? I guess it would depend on the kind of connection and whether we wanted the connection. For the purposes of this blog, let us all agree that connection is good for you, me and the world. Connection allows us to meet a person, place or thing in a way that will benefit the greater whole. When we think of connection as that, then we allow ourselves to expand.
One of my greatest joys is to connect with a person heart-to-heart, eye-to-eye and allow truth, love and compassion to flow. I find it to be the richest form of expression and the most authentic way to hear another, know another and love another. Our world is full of busyness and it’s time to slow down enough to genuinely connect with another human being or even animal and sometimes ourselves.
Allow connection to be a word that inspires goodness, love and kindness. Trust your heart and act with connection as an intention. The world can be perceived as a big and lonely place but in truth it’s just a connection away which allows us to feel the closeness as if a single breath.
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