Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Another Step

I am grateful to take another step.

Everyone I know is grateful to take another step.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is grateful to take another step.

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I am grateful for the perspective on progress.

I can tell when I take another step.

I can feel the challenge of moving forward.

I am propelled by the necessity of doing so.

Staying where I am is better than the last step, but not near as good as I want it to be.

I am certainly reminded not to go backwards.

That is totally confusing.

I forget where I am now when I do that.

It is important to remember how I got here and to keep building to take the next step.

It feels better and better each time.

I just have to get used to the new place and the new techniques for staying here.

I have done that many times.

I can keep doing that.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage


Monday, May 22, 2017

Trust in Oneself

I am grateful to have deep trust in what I stand for.

Everyone I know is grateful to have deep trust in what they stand for.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet is grateful to have deep trust in what they stand for.

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I stand for the deep things.

The things which bring all of us together.

Despite the separateness which appears, there is a nature within all of us that is in agreement.

I trust kindness and the fact that we will all see it more widely.

I trust compassion and how a person can get addicted to generosity.

I trust the fact that the greedy will implode on themselves, since they can never have enough.

I trust that the rest of us will discover other ways of supporting one another that give back and continually increase.

I trust that we will all discover the higher law of Oneness and Care.

I trust that the balance of earth and people will be reestablished.

I trust that we will find a way through the mess.

We are all learning to listen inwardly for guidance as we lose our trust in outside things.

I trust that this is what is bringing us together in balance and prosperity and harmony.

© 201 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, May 13, 2017

High Ideals

I choose to listen for and to take action on high ideals.

Everyone I know chooses to listen for and to take action on high ideals.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the world, chooses to listen for and to take action on high ideals.

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High ideals are what move people forward.

They express the uplifting nature of humanity.

Only where fear and its limitations are running rampant are high ideals forgotten.

With the great contrast between selfishness and greed vs. good for all, we can reeducate ourselves about the power of high ideals.

Writers, scientists, artists, economists who catch the view of a higher ideal contribute to knowledge and motives which embrace a more generous humanity.

Only by focusing on the known and limiting it to a few, can we cause fear.

Causing fear is the goal of the greedy and self-centered.

Otherwise, the wise and calm solutions which take care of everyone would be evident.

So, I go back to the high ideals.

I got back to the solutions which lift everyone up.

I see through the emotional delusions to find the peace and calm which restore us to harmony within all our communities.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Taking Myself for Granted

I am grateful to discover who I am in new ways.

Everyone I know is grateful to discover who they are in new ways.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is grateful to discover who they are in new ways.
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My life keeps expanding.

There are so many things I have always wanted to do, and I am starting to do them.

When I discover new things, I add them into my life, too.

I love new things.

I love discovering new skills.

I love how the new things that I learn fit into and expand my life.

I am no longer trying to get by, hoping just to survive.

I no longer crouch with fear in my heart, waiting for the next violation, the next punishment.

I know that look of hopelessness and numbness, despair on my two-year-old face.

It was not enchanting; it had innocence and helplessness and the numbness of fear.

But now, after a lifetime of internalizing those feelings, I am letting them out.

I am acknowledging them.

They are part of my life, which I am still making up for.

I am an adult now, and I can deal with my fears.

I can let them out; I no longer have to be numb.

The pain is a kind of rejoicing.

So that is what I was feeling so long when I would not let myself feel.

That is what was hidden, blocking all my progress.

That is what I am healing step-by-step.

I can now ask for help.

I can now do my chores for myself, not for my parents.

I am now free to live beautifully and to make beautiful things in my own art, in my own expression.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage


Friday, April 28, 2017

The Way Out is the Way In

I am so grateful for insight about confusing issues.

Everyone I know is so grateful for insight about confusing issues.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is so grateful for insight about confusing issues.

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When the noise and confusion get too great, I am driven into quiet contemplation and reflection.

It is here that I can hear what is truly going on.

It is here where I can choose my right and most effective path.

In the quiet of my deep thought, i can hear the difference between what is true and what is a lie.

The lie leaves me perturbed.

The truth gives me room to take a deep breath of recognition and to relax.

By this simple process, I can see that I do not have to live my life in confusion.

My life is not confused; it has clear and quiet direction.

The lies which make so much noise are simply selfish distraction.

I live in a generous, unselfish world, so that is one of the ways I can tell the difference right away.

The way out of the confusion is the way into a peaceful sense of life.

Leave all the selfish and distracting noises and go within to find peace and to take appropriate action.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Catching Up to Peace

I am grateful to catch up to the peace in my life.

Everyone I knows is grateful to catch up to the peace in their lives.

Everyone I don’t know, all over the planet, is grateful to catch up to the peace in their lives.

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After feeling so busy and preoccupied with all the things there are to do, it is good to take a moment to catch your breath.

In fact, taking a few more moments may allow you to catch up on the peace that is available to you.

when I contemplate this fact, I realize that the peace is always there.

I just have to take the time to allow it into my life

Since the outside world is also rushing around with lots of distractions, the way to find the peace is to listen within.

This never fails.

It may take a little longer if I have neglected to make this time for myself, but soon, I can feel th peaceful Presence which always appears.

Spending time in the peace within always allows it to leak outside into my daily life.

When it does that, then I know I can take the next steps with guidance beyond my own personal opinion.

This gives me an even greater sense of peace.

As I settle down into my day, the peace stays with me and continues to invigorate me with its calm.

Catching up on the peace in my life is always a healthy and healing relief.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, April 17, 2017

Harmony for All

I am grateful for the harmony that is part of my higher nature.

Everyone I know is grateful for the harmony that is part of their higher nature.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the world, is grateful for the harmony that is part of their higher nature.

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We are all given harmonious moments of great beauty.

We do not see them all the time, but they are there.

When we are inspired, they become more visible to us.

When we are in despair, they are still there, but they are hidden behind our heavy hearts.

It is good to know that there is always a sense of harmony going on somewhere in the world.

It manifests in different ways.

The simple ways are the ones that are most consistent to see.

Simple acts of kindness can create not only good in one person’s life; they can collectively overflow to benefit many people.

A compassionate attitude helps create harmony for us and for others.

Simple considerations that express the idea that everyone has value adds to the harmony of the world.

We are all becoming more aware of the possibilities of harmony as we confront the values around us.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Decency and Respect

I am grateful to respect others and treat them with decency.

Everyone I know is grateful to respect others and to treat them with decency.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the world, is grateful to respect others and to treat them with decency.

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There are ways we are taught to behave based on our respect for others.

We treat others with decency and we live with the promise that we will be treated decently as well.

Making assumptions based on selfish interests alone has no place in personal behavior or in any form of leadership.

I am grateful for these principles which govern my life.

It allows me to be generous with others and to expect generosity in return.

Even if I do not receive generosity, I still prefer to give it.

Being generous and decent contributes a feeling of upliftment and gives the other party room to improve.

I know that I will attract others of like mind, even in surprising circumstances.

Continuing to express the best of decency and respect will permeate my life and the lives around me, so that we all are uplifted together.

I do not waste my time, thought or energy on anything which interferes with my ability to uplift myself and others through decency and respect.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage


Monday, April 10, 2017

Real and Unreal

I am so grateful I can tell the difference between what is real and what is unreal.

Everyone I now is so grateful they can tell the difference between what is real and what is unreal.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is so grateful they can tell the difference between what is real and what is unreal.

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What is real is the peace I feel within.

What is unreal are the distractions from discovering and feeling this peace.

What is real are the connections I am making with people of like-mind.

What is unreal is the distraction from discovering the common interests we all have within our small and large communities.

What is real are the solutions I am discovering to make life better all around me.

What is unreal are the distractions that try to confuse and misdirect me.

What is real is my increasing confidence that others are finding the same desire for community.

What is unreal is the loud noise proclaiming the need for more and ore isolation.

What is real is the evidence of more people articulating their true deep desires.

We are beginning to unify and find community in our common goals.

This is the beginning of something very powerful, indeed.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Underlying Truth

I am so grateful for the underlying truth about life, regardless of the lies that surround us.

Everyone I know is so grateful for the truth about life, regardless of the lies that surround them.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is so grateful for the truth about life, regardless of the lies that surround them.

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The many temptations of greed and the feeling of superiority that goes with it are reckless since they are not based on the underlying truth about life.

Life is for all of us.

We all breathe, learn, grow, develop a relationship with each other and with the earth.

Anything which can help us to do this in responsible ways, is part of the truth of life.

Having respect for the natural development of society and nature is what lets us live in harmony with each other and with the earth.

Substituting a sense of privilege for the processes which are a part of natural living for all of us is reckless.

The temporary excitement of winning over the system will be quite short-lived, especially when you are a guardian of the rights of others.

The underlying truth about life will automatically correct everyone involved, as the compassionate awareness that we all live on the same planet continues to gain momentum.

I am grateful “these truths” which are self-evident” will come into play as we all find our right and just place in this country and in this Universe.

Short-lived glory can be such a very painful lesson.

What a marvelous time to have such an example as we all increase in awareness and compassion.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Awareness About Honesty

I am grateful for increasing awareness about honesty.

Everyone I know is grateful for increasing awareness about honesty.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is grateful for increasing awareness about honesty.

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The use of dishonesty has become accepted practice in politics and in big business.

It is the desire to sway people to buy products and to follow politicians motivated by greed instead of integrity. 

When people are given the facts about products and politicians they can make intelligent decisions.

What is happening now, is that more people are taking responsibility for finding out the truth in more of these situations.

The power of honesty and awareness is increasing.

More people are participating in our government.

The apathy and malaise encouraged by so much dishonesty and defeat is being overcome.

Even though it is new and uncomfortable, more people are finding out the power of their awareness and action.

I am so grateful to find out that the truth, honesty and integrity which are so valuable on an individual level are beginning to find their power in government and economics.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage