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Spreading Light or Darkness!

30 Nov

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It’s so easy in the world of cyberspace to forget that real people with real feelings exist behind screen names so I hope this daily OM will be a reminder to all of us regardless that we can and do make a difference in our actions or lack thereof.

I took these photos during my holiday travels. I especially like the thoughtful shot of my sister-in-law.

Spreading Your Light – How You Affect Others Daily

As the pace and fullness of modern life serve to isolate us from one another, the contact we do share becomes vastly more significant. We unconsciously absorb each other’s energy, adopting the temperament of those with whom we share close quarters, and find ourselves changed after the briefest encounters. Everything we do or say has the potential to affect not only the individuals we live, work, and play with but also those we’ve just met.

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Though we may never know the impact we have had or the scope of our influence, accepting and
understanding that our attitudes and choices will affect others can help us remember to conduct ourselves with grace at all times. When we seek always to be friendly, helpful, and responsive, we effortlessly create an atmosphere around ourselves that is both uplifting and inspiring.

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Most people rarely give thought to the effect they have had or will have on others. When we take a few moments to contemplate how our individual modes of being affect the people we spend time with each day, we come one step closer to seeing ourselves through the eyes of others. By asking ourselves whether those we encounter walk away feeling appreciated, respected, and liked, we can heighten our awareness of the effect we ultimately have. Something as simple as a smile given freely can temporarily brighten a person’s entire world.

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Our value-driven conduct may inspire others to consider whether their own lives are reflective of their values. A word of advice can help others see life in an entirely new fashion. And small gestures of kindness can even prove to those embittered by the world that goodness still exists. By simply being ourselves, we influence other’s lives in both subtle and life-altering ways.

Daily OM


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4 responses to “Spreading Light or Darkness!

  1. Suresh Gundappa

    December 1, 2006 at 10:21 am

    I have to admit that your photographs are getting really better everyday! both composition and colors are captured very well.

    I started with your political blog and it is nice to see the spiritual side of your blog. Your down to earth is slowly becoming “up in heaven” blog. absolutely beautiful and classy!

     
  2. Gracie

    December 3, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    Suresh,

    Wow, I really appreciate the compliment especially coming from you. (blushing) You’ve been an inspiration from the start so I thank you again for all your help and support. 🙂

     
  3. Grace

    December 4, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    ((( Gracie ))) 🙂 I agree with Suresh – Your blog IS beautiful and classy! I’m so happy to see you again (thanks for the sweet note 🙂 It’s good to be back!!)

     
  4. Gracie

    December 4, 2006 at 9:20 pm

    (((Grace))) Thanks for your kind words!

    It’s great to have you back again, I’ve missed reading at your site and wondered what happened to you.

    Your photo posted yesterday of the potter’s hands in action is truly awesome. I’m looking forward to reading more of your opinions and visiting your place, Grace. 🙂

     

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