Sharing with others daily words, thoughts and meditations that bring myself hope and renewal during my own daily battles and frustrations with COPD/Asthma.  Sharing, because as we all know – without that horizon of hope, our daily renewal of faith and fight can dim in a hurry.

Take, read, meditate and hopefully find some of the same hope in your daily battles with a chronic illness and/or disability as I have within mine….

The Word – “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.” – Dalai Lama

The Thought – No matter how hard we try, so many people seem to never have the patience to wait out time for something to happen, no matter what they may be waiting for.

Our word for today reminds us that most everything we do or want – it rarely happens quickly or in the moment we realize how much we want it or need to do it.

Relationships rarely solidify in the first moment, day, week, month or maybe even a year.  Relationships need to be worked on, constructed, processed – so to it is with our battles with any chronic illness and/or disability.

With, the possible exception of an accident, just how many of us became ill or disabled in a moment or even just a day, most likely not very many.

Just as it took our illness or disability to progress to the point it is at today, so too our battles will continue until that day which they eventually may wear our human forms out.

No matter how hard we try, we will very seldom get much accomplished in the moment or the day for that is just not how life works.

When we take our daily time to close out the world around us and find quiet time for meditations and talks with the ‘Great Spirit’, that is when we realize just how life itself moves at its own pace and while we may be able to tweak it just a little bit – it will always play out in the way the human form and the cosmos are working for that situation.

All the more reason to dwell in your quiet time of meditation and work at thanking the ‘Great Spirit’ for what has been laid out to surround us in our travels of life, while also listening closely for the latest notes of guidance and wisdom so that movements of hope, faith, love and grace can be the foundation to build our next travels in life.

As with all that the ‘Great Spirits’ have surrounded us with, all of which took much longer than we may want to admit to be molded, so to must we always remember that nothing can be realized just in the moment and our battles will as well – continue to be and all we can do is accept them and work at doing what we humanly can do to help limit them in the future.

The Meditation/Prayer –  We come to you, ‘Great Spirit’, and lay the guilt of impatience at your feet knowing that you have displayed great patience in molding the world of earth around us for these travels we call life.  May we always remember to give great gratitude for that patience and thanks for the patience in putting up with us as we seemingly want things to happen or not happen now, in the moment while knowing they will not.  ‘Great Spirit’ we always continue to seek the guidance and wisdom to continue our building of the fundamentals of life and happiness, for we know that hope, faith, love and grace do not happen in the moment but over a period of time.

And we all say Hallelujah, Amen.

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