Let your Inner Light Shine

If you live in this world with kindness, if you don’t add to other people’s burdens, but if you try to serve love, when the time comes for you to make the journey, you will receive a serenity, peace and a welcoming freedom that will enable you to go to the other world with great elegance, grace and acceptance ~ John O’Donohue

Photo by Grady

It seems that as we grow older, we become wiser in that we realize, finally,  that the simplicity of life is exactly that…  a state, a quality, an instance of consciously being that frees us from the complexities of life. Once we find our balance and free ourselves of the bonds that hold us hostage, we will find Love, Peace and Tranquility. The light within will grow brighter and guide us and those we touch, be it fellow humans or pets, who in turn will guide and teach us.

Animals, particularly domesticated dogs, live their lives with such dignity, loyalty and acceptance. They love unconditionally, trust unconditionally and their inner light shines through ever so brightly. Can we not learn from them? To serve Love unconditionally? What great Humans we could become, worthy of our place on this planet we call Earth.

This post is dedicated to Maggie Moo 10/26/2006 – 1/27/2020

11 thoughts on “Let your Inner Light Shine

    • Grady February 8, 2020 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you for those kind words, Johnny! Much appreciated!


  1. earthwalking13 February 4, 2020 / 3:33 pm

    Indeed, I think one of the greatest contributions we can make is to not add to the chaos that surrounds us. Even just that, as you say, not adding to anyone else’s burdens we are gifted. And if we wake up and realize how not to add to our own burdens, even better. And what can one add about dogs? Taz is gone now, but I had nicknamed him the “Walking Heart.” Sorry Maggie Moo has departed

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    • Grady February 8, 2020 / 4:32 pm

      Thank you so much for taking time to comment and I love that you always see where I am coming from with my posts 🙂 Much appreciated!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Grady February 7, 2020 / 8:30 am

      Thank You so much for your kind words! I really do appreciate your coming in to comment! 🙂


    • Grady February 11, 2020 / 9:46 am

      Thank you so much for those very kind and generous words. I really appreciate you taking time to comment 🙂


    • Grady February 12, 2020 / 9:51 am

      Hi Daniele, We visited Italy over Christmas in 2019. The beautiful statue of St. Francis with his faithful wolf overlooks the sea at the Convent of the Capuchin Friars in Monterosso al Mare, Province of La Spezia, Italy.


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