The human spirit is just amazing…

 

Nothing more beautiful than a smile

I met a waitress last night (that’s not the start of a bad joke either…promise!) who felt at ease talking to me. She really opened up about her life.

She’s 25, married with two kids and a husband who was diagnosed with MS. She met the guy before he came down with major symptoms and got the diagnosis. And they had the kids after they got married. She married him KNOWING that he might not ever be 100% “okay” or be able to truly contribute financially, etc. Her words: “I married him anyway”.

I got the sense that her decision was much more profound than just “physical” love although she clearly has that for him. She is physically gorgeous so I’m sure she had “options”. She’s also very intelligent judging by the in-depth conversation we had about education and conscious living.

It seemed more that she was “aware” of a deeper purpose in her life and that, through this challenge, she was fulfilling some of that purpose. She works hard. Cares for her husband (more and more as the disease progresses) and the kids. Brings in the bulk of their income and….

She SMILES like she has no challenges or tough situations in her life at all! She is a joy to talk to and is one of the main reasons I frequent this particular restaurant.  She brightens MY day as well as her co-workers and even her boss judging by the way they all get along.

I realize it was her choice to take this path. Yet how many people, even after they made that choice, would now be upset, angry, sad or playing the “victim”?

I love meeting people like this and hearing their stories. It’s just another confirmation, to me anyway, that life is truly what we make of it. That there is a higher purpose and power within each of us that is always present no matter the situation…if we learn how to tap into it.

So smile today and BE grateful! I know I am…
Rico-

lovenever

About “Love”….

love never fails

Here is my contribution to Valentine’s Day and, by the way…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

There are so many ways to “meditate” or become “still”. I believe it is absolutely essential if you want to truly make a difference to others, to our planet,to future generations and not just make money, gain fame, be part of the in crowd, sell more, market more, have more, etc.

There is a higher purpose in life that meditation/prayer/stillness allows you to get in touch with and, more importantly, bring out into this world. Part of that purpose is to BE love or give love to one another. Love is the absolute essence of who we are. Everyone of us. There is no opposite to that Love. There is no darkness, fear, anger, depression, negatives that can exist in that space. And, the more that you become conscious/aware of that Love within your “self” the more it grows and overflows to others.

So why would you not want to be in tune with that Love? Why would you not want to grow that Love?

Today as we celebrate love in the world I wanted to share this short video/guided meditation with you that is an absolutely incredible way to tap into that Love within. Right here. Right now. No matter what your “relationship status” is or what you might or might not be doing today. Don’t worry there is no hypnosis involved! But when I count back from 10 you will not remember making that deposit into my account… lol.

Give it a try! Let the video guide you and open your heart and mind to the awareness that Love, the kind that really matters, is already within Y-O-U…  Love Meditation from Brendon Burchard

Gratitude for all the love that has been given to me in my life from family, friends and many of you that are reading this!

That love kept me alive at times…. literally!

Love you all!!
Rico-

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” ~Pablo Neruda from his “100 Love Sonnets”

Dear Self,

Dear Self

So MANY people I have talked with recently are being so damn hard on themselves. It grieves me a great deal. Even more so when they are friends of mine. Let go of that loaded gun of self DIS-respect. Stop beating yourself up every chance you get. Stop telling yourself you are not good enough or not where you should be…because you ARE good enough! Learn to just BE! Live in the NOW! Stop being a “Wait-er” who is constantly waiting on something to happen and is missing all that is happening right NOW! Find Gratitude for life, for who you are and for who you are becoming.

Even if that “becoming” seems slow or not enough it is still progress, right?

And, please remember you are MORE than enough! You are love incarnate in this world and the world needs you and needs love so please give your “self” a break!
Namaste,
Rico-