Teresa of Avila
- Limitless is your potential. Magnificent is your future. Gordon B. Hinckley
- Be magnificent. Life’s short. Get out there. You can do it. Everyone can do it. Everyone. -Andy Serkis
When we focus on special gifts that allow happiness, what wonderful lives become possible. What joys can bloom in the world. Read the entire Declaration of Independence that begins: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to dissolve political bands which have connected them with another …
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A Path to Joy Arts Meditation: Your Magnificence
What I like best about the picture
The glowing flowers.
They’re like a meadow of Independence Day fireworks, seeds grown into fields of bright possibilities.
What does this picture teach?
I understand each Illustrated Wisdom is a symbol-rich reminder from my heart and soul to my mind. This one teaches that I exist in a field of many who glow with magnificent talents.
How can these insights lead to joy?
Marianne Williamson gives a great answer,
We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.
Read entire poem
These ‘Paths to Joy’ are adapted from The Treasure Chest, an old book I found years ago. Page 117 contained “The Twelve Rules of Happiness.” Of special delight is using paints markers and ink to illustrate meditations inspired by this wisdom. The technique is adapted from the book Visual Journaling, Going Deeper Than Words, by Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox.
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