Chiaroscuro

Day 288 "All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle, yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness." - Jewish Hanukah Prayer It's Food For Thought Friday, and today's daily prompt is candle. When I saw that I thought I would easily be able to find an inspiring passage or poem to …

Second Chances

Day 244 "But for that one moment - that one mistake - life would have been much different today. While it can't be taken back, life is about second chances." - William E. Lewis Jr. Today marks the completion of Kurilane's eighth month of my year-long Positivity Project. I've covered the gamut as far as topics go, ranging from how to …

Perfect Mistake

Day 238 “I have learned, that the person I have to ask for forgiveness from the most is myself. You must love yourself. You have to forgive yourself, everyday, whenever you remember a shortcoming, a flaw, you have to tell yourself "That's just fine." You have to forgive yourself so much, until you don't even …

Kinder Garden

Day 192 “Live each day as if it’s your last; that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. The trick of it, she told herself, is to be courageous and bold and make a difference. Not change …

#PrayForPeace

Day 190 "When we leave this planet we are no longer Black/ White/ Yellow/ Red, Jew/ Christian/ Muslim/ Buddhist/etc., or Gay/ Straight/ Bi/ Trans. We are genderless, colourless, dogma-less souls that have occupied a physical shell, for a brief period of time. We are entities that came from creation and will return to it." - …

Karma

Day 161 "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." - Lao Tzu Both of my parents have always been involved in community service and helping others, so it's a natural extension that I have a similar mindset. I'm grateful that they have always fostered and encouraged this quality in …

Beautiful Soul

Day 155 "Sometimes you just have to make peace with your past in order to keep your future from becoming a constant battle." - Unknown I came across this incredible story of healing, forgiveness and transformation. There are no words that I can add, so I will leave you with it: On the day Patty O’Reilly …

Healing Energy

Day 149 "Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy." - Sai Baba I mentioned a Hawaiian healing system called Ho'oponopono on Day 21, but I didn't get into details on how to practice it. It's a simple process …