Standing up for who
I am is my natural joyous way of living. To me it is just as important
as to know that I live fully while being myself and having fun. Daily I
create many opportunities to remember who I am and that I am in charge
of my world.
One of the
opportunities—I call a blessing—are the inspiring and illuminating talks
Dr Beierle shares with us monks during our meal times under the
different subjects: Thought For Today, Instant Illumination and the
Absolute Philosopher. Every one of those talks is recorded on the UNI
website available to every spiritual searcher around the world from:
university-of-healing. edu/ audio/video.
What a gift
these loving warm thoughts are! They nourish my conscious and
unconscious mind with statements of truth—creating my day based on
principle. Principle is for me whatever I set up for myself reflecting
the practice of honesty and integrity under all circumstances.
morning when I took off for town I was pondering on Dr Beierle’s talk: I
Share My Courage! This title meant something special to me as my mother
had defined my name ELLEN as courage. I thought about how I live up for
my name. Many events came into my mind where I with “courage” stood up
for my belief. In this connection I share the following little adventure
I was sitting
in a Denny’s Restaurant enjoying my lunch. It was a busy coming and
going of families, couples and friends, all eagerly joining for a lovely
meal. Sitting there all by myself I took this moment to be a
nonjudgmental observer of a vivacious amusing passing show.
All of a
sudden I heard behind me a bunch of happy giggles which instantly took
my attention. A young couple with their two little daughters had
finished their meals and were ready to leave. At this point their
friendly waitress came running to their table with two balloons. Over a
big smile she hands one to each girl. Their eyes joyously embrace their
balloons. Instantly they started to play bouncing the balloons around
their faces happily laughing and chuckling.
that?" I asked the two straw blond girls: "YOU are getting these
beautiful balloons! What makes you feel you should receive such a fun
gift?" The mother "thinking that rewards come when you are good"
answered: "YOU must have been naughty to not get a balloon!" Not taken
aback, fortified by the uplifting morning talk, I spontaneously said:
"I am too positive to accept your statement!"
who was cleaning my table laughed and exclaimed: "I like this answer! I
will remember it and use this too. Wow! I am too positive to accept
I too carried
my balloon home, a very special balloon filled with enthusiasm, wisdom,
love and a happy giggle coming right from within my heart.
-Dr Ellen Jermini