“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?
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” (Oscar Wilde)
I saw this quote a few years back right at the height of my healing journey when I was turning things around with my health and more. Although I believe in love and marriage, what I have learnt is the most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself. You will always be with you and you will always have you. Now this a very long time to be with someone. Do you ever think about how you treat yourself or how you approach yourself? Is it with kindness or contempt? It’s something to really think about and gives plenty of food for thought. If we could see ourselves from a different perspective would we change our approach to ourselves. Kindness certainly has to start from within which radiates outwards onto others and the world around us. You can only give what you already have and it’s remembering this. No matter what the question is in your life, love is always the answer. Even more so, self-love is more important than ever in a world that sometimes makes no sense at times. This goes hand in hand with building a good relationship with ourselves – our true selves.