“An ascending life, in which we keep striving to grow and improve – this is what is meant by human revolution. Human revolution doesn’t mean becoming something special or different from who you are; it simply means striving to improve, no matter what challenges we face.” (Daisaku Ikeda)
I love the term human revolution. It is a powerful statement filled with hope for the human spirit. It was a term coined in Nichiren Buddhism. When I first started practicing Buddhism this is where I was introduced to the concept. It is that knowing that when we face challenges that there is always something we can to do change something yet remaining authentic in how we express ourselves. What it has taught me is that every challenge is an opportunity for so much good. Somehow the more challenges a person may face is an opportunity for even more growth. It may not seem that way but it is an chance to step out of ourselves and see these challenges as fuel for change. As we tap into our inner resources it gives scope for tremendous growth inside of each of us and be able to live in a way in which we remain strong our convictions. We can surely strive with determination and hope for the future. I believe there is always hope. As long as we have hope in our hearts then anything is possible. Human revolution starts with love. It begins with each of us.
Wishing you a hope-filled week!
“I need the seasons to live to the rhythm of rain and sun.”
Hello Beautiful readers, how the Virgo are you? The New Moon energy from the weekend is setting the scene for the month ahead and I am personally loving the new energy it has brought. If you didn’t see my last post I spoke briefly about the New Moon in Virgo that just happened. It is all about creating healthy habits and health is a big theme this month. We are on the cusp of another seasonal change in September and the more we ensure we look after our health, the better prepared our bodies will be. Of course health is something I consider on all levels and not just the physical. What we feed our minds and hearts is just as important if not more so. Everything begins from the mind and what we visualise and set intentions for will put us in good stead for what is to come. We may not always know what is around the corner but we can certainly consciously create our days and add value in some way.
Something I decided to start doing again is scheduling myself into my own diary. I stopped doing that for a while and thought it was a good time to start up this habit again. We often make so much time for work, friends, spouses, and other things but how often do we give ourselves our own time and attention. This has stirred something in my soul to look at what is important to me for sure. It is food for thought. If you were to schedule yourself into your own diary and keep that appointment, how would that make you feel? Does it stir something inside of yourself? When we give our time and attention to others and our work we are adding value in so many areas. If we can do this for others then we can do this for ourselves. In doing so we are owning our worth and valuing who we are. We are continually coming back to a place of love and this is priceless. No matter what, there is infinite consciousness which flows through us.
Where will you take yourself this September?
“Build your dreams in the every day living of life.”
This weekend brings us the energy of the New Moon in Virgo which is the perfect time to track your goals and create new healthy habits. If you find yourself suddenly wanting to change something in your life whether it is eating healthier or becoming more organised then it makes sense with the energy of this particular moon cycle. Although change is not always easy, it is an opportunity to reflect and look to new ways with new eyes. Every day we get to wake up and live another day is such a privilege denied to so many. It’s something to think about and makes you realise not to waste your days away because life is so precious. To be here is such a miracle in itself and every day we have that amazing chance to create positive waves whether it is in our own lives or the lives of others. Every day we get to put our stamp on the world and become more of ourselves.
I personally love a new cycle and will use this opportunity to nurture myself and my creativity in readiness for the autumn and winter seasons. It is a time to be ‘Earthed’ and finding our feet firmly on the ground ensuring we take good care of ourselves. It’s something that continues to challenge me due to commitments with work and family but nevertheless I am grateful for all experiences because they teach me where I need to pay more attention to in my life. I am getting in the Virgo energy with my lists and organising various aspects. I can’t help but love a good list and plans to review my goal setting. It certainly keeps me on track and focused on what I love to do but also remembering to live each day. No matter what your goals are, they are already in existence every day that you wake up. It is alive within you as long as you are alive. Keep to the sun and let your soul be free.