Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  It’s a day to give thanks, to be grateful, to take a look around and realize that everything is going to be okay.  It is a day between giving thanks and just plain giving to all those that surround us, which is what the holidays are really about.

We are so lucky in so many ways; we just don’t always see it.  As they used to say in sports, luck is what you make of the moment you are in.  It’s the point when preparation meets opportunity, when our hearts can take over our minds, and give all the negativity that society imposes on us a break.  It really is okay to be ok.

Take a look around and realize that all is only as good as the eyes through which we see.  If we have dark colored shades on, then all we see is the darkness.  That is how the mind works.  That is how we have been conditioned through society’s institutions.

But we are not creatures of the dark.  We are beings who emanate from the light – the light of the heart, not the light of the mind.  So paint the eyes with the light from which we emanate.

There is no such thing as the light of the mind.  As ancient teachers have been pointing out since eternity, the mind and emotions are not made of light.  They are the essence of the dark nature of humanity.  When we think too much, we attach those thoughts to the negative emotions that have plagued us and all our ancestors for as long as we have existed.  We are bound through our negative mental-emotional reactionary patterns, but we don’t have to stay there.

All we have to do is surrender our minds into the center of our hearts, and stay there.  We can then perform all the miracles that are made for us, ready for us to take and expand upon and to bring and share light with all that we touch.  And let us begin that process today.  There is no better time than right now.  It is our most powerful moment, ever.

Let us be grateful for all that we have, and put no mind into what we don’t possess.  Possessions are merely for this lifetime.  There is nothing we can take with us when we are gone, except the peace that we must learn to live by.  Peace is that moment that exists when the mind and emotions are put to rest.  It is achievable right now, every moment of the day, forever.  Just lay the mind to rest.

Peace can be spread and shared by going within.  It cannot be found outside without experiencing the negative aspects of duality.  Peace is the state of grace that must be achieved before we can truly say we are ready for what life might have in store for us in the future.  It is something we can’t wish upon someone else.  It is something we can only achieve within, and then spread without.  We can become what we want our families to be, and we can tell everyone that this is what they need to do, without saying a word, without troubling the troubled mind.  All we have to do is become the change we want to see in others.

Peace!  Right now!  And thanks to all those who understand that there truly is nothing, now or evermore, without that state of nothingness we call peace.  Be thankful.  And give it away, at all times, right now!!!  That’s all there is.