Love is…………

 

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So, the question becomes then, if God is love and I claim to represent God, am I exhibiting love?

Let’s just take for example what the Traditional Bible says about love and examine that for a moment.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered and it keeps no record of wrongs.1 Corinthians 13:4-5. Am I representing this description of love? Are you representing this description of love?

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient bearing one another in love. Ephesians 4:2. Am I representing this description of love? Are you representing this description of love?

This is just a couple of the hundreds of examples where the Bible speaks about the importance of love and equates God with love. So, if God is love, how could his name ever be used to support bigotry, hate, and injustice all of which are the opposite of love.

I would challenge you to take a deeper look at self, as I am doing, and ask the question, “Am I representing love and therefore representing God?”

Actions speak much louder than words. Love conquers ALL and it seems we have a lot to conquer at the moment in this country.

Remember, love is patient. Love is kind. Love is not boastful. Love never dishonors another human being. Love is humble and gentle. 

Are you love? Since God is love, it is impossible to separate the two. If you represent God, then you are commanded to love and not just with words.

Seeing all the recent protest with people marching into capital buildings armed with rifles and confederate flags surely does not in any way represent love or God. Yet, they profess to represent Christ. Lay down the rifles and pick up the banner of love. Wipe those evil angry expressions from your face, and put on a smile. It is perfectly okay to disagree but perhaps there is a more peaceful, loving approach.

It is my desire to be one with God (Spirit, Universe, Source). Being one requires that I act in love. It requires that my behavior represent love since God is love. I must admit, there are times I have failed miserably when it comes to representing love (God). There are times when my actions/reactions have been the complete opposite of love.

For me, it is an awareness of my own behavior and actions. I am becoming more aware daily of the necessity and desire to come from a place of love. It starts with each individual.

Pause before every interaction and every action and ask yourself, does this action/reaction represent love. For those who follow Jesus ask yourself, what would Jesus do? For those who subscribe to follow another belief or no belief at all, it’s okay. Love (patience, kindness) is still the answer.

I personally subscribe to spirit and leave all the man-made religious organizations out of it. Spirit will always lead in the direction of love.

Much love to each of you as we all tread through these deeply and unprecedented troubling times in our country.

Vince

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Forced Solitude

fullsizeoutput_1e7eI have often written about the importance of solitude but now that it feels forced, I’m not such a fan. Our current situation has created “Forced Solitude” for many with the single and widowed elderly impacted the greatest. In other words, those living alone.

The importance of solitude cannot be over emphasized but too much of anything is not good. It takes a balance.

I think this time of “Forced Solitude” validates the need for human connection. Both physical and non-physical. We need each other.  We learn new things and cultivate healthy habits when we are around interesting people. Being around others is an essential part of our wellness.

On the other hand, solitude is also an essential part of our wellness. Take this time of forced solitude to think about all the positive implications of solitude.

  • Opportunity to plan your life
  • Improves psychological well-being
  • Boosts Creativity
  • Increases productivity
  • Allows you to make choices without outside influence
  • Better insight into who you are

Let’s reach out to the ones we know and love during this time of Forced Solitude and Self-Isolation. As I mentioned earlier, it can be more challenging for those living alone and those already suffering from anxiety and depression.

During this time of solitude, take time to say a prayer for those hit hardest by this time.

Forced  Solitude.

I challenge you to embrace it and actually give thanks for the lesson it came to teach us all.

Peace and Love,

Vince

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Sneak Peak Into My Upcoming Book

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Dear Readers,

I want to share a sneak-peak into my book due out by Summer 2020. This has been a dream come true and I am grateful to have had you on this journey with me. I look forward to your feedback of the sneak-peak. I will keep you posted on the book release date.

 

Evolution: A Continual Process

I have always believed that we can learn something from every being we cross paths with on our journey. That learning leads to evolution. Since learning is a continual process, so is evolution. We learn from each other. We learn from our own personal experiences. We learn from situations. We learn from the beauty all around us. We even learn from our pets. The hope is that all this learning leads us to a different level of being.

The evolution process can be challenging and painful but at the same time rewarding and exciting. It is a necessary part of our being. I see evolution as growth. Having said that, if you’re not evolving (growing) then perhaps you are just merely existing in humanity. I merely existed far too long. I am now thrilled to be on the path to continual evolution.

Evolving requires change. At times it requires difficult decisions. At times it requires evaluating who’s in your circle. Not everyone will understand your evolvement. That’s when the difficult decisions come in. You may have to move on to the next level without them. I have personally found it important to surround myself with others who are interesting in evolving. Interested in growing. Not afraid of change.

I am recognizing the need to constantly work to evolve as a critical component to my success, peace of mind, and happiness. Evolving into a better version of myself.

Evolving is about:

  • Living as your highest self
  • Being your best self
  • Stepping into your purpose

This is evolvement and yes, it is a continual process.

I am finding that as I evolve, I care more about people and less about what they think.

This book is a culmination of experiences that have contributed to my evolvement thus far. It is my hope that you will learn and evolve as a result of reading it. It is my hope that it will create change and stimulate self-healing. This book illuminates’ issues, gives perspectives and simply makes suggestions. It is you that will decide what resonates with you and what to adopt. It will be up to you to decide what to apply to your life.

Thank you for picking it up. Thank you choosing to read it. Thank you for being part of my learning and evolution.

Happy Evolution,

Vince

Why Am I Here: Your Why Matters

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Why am I here? What is my Purpose? Purpose is defined as the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.

Why was I created? Why do I exist?

Simply put, to know your purpose means to know 3 things: 

  1. What you are
  2. Who you are
  3. Why you are

We all want a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives. The path to purpose can seem challenging to find. There are literally thousands of paths we can choose from on this roadmap of life. Each one bringing a different lesson.

How do we find our Purpose?

I have come to realize that purpose can be found through inquiry. Inquiry can connect you to the truth and ultimately to the divine. Let your questions be guided by the what, who, and why of your life. Inquiry offers us an open door to a spiritually aligned life. For me, many times I have not asked the questions because I did not want to hear the answers. The answers may not be what you want to hear. There is a tendency to just follow the same path that our friends or family members are on and never inquire about our own personal path to purpose. We all have a unique purpose.

Your Why Matters.

Take a moment to pause now and ask yourself:

  • What is my Purpose?
  • Am I walking in my purpose now?
  • Who am I?
  • Why am I Here?

Unearth the answers to these questions for more excitement, inspiration, and discovery. Discover your true purpose in 2020 and do not allow fear to keep you from moving in the direction of that purpose. I have spent the last several years asking myself these questions and am finally headed in the direction of my purpose. I finally feel I have a better understanding of why I am here.

No one’s life purpose gets fulfilled alone. Together we all learn and grow from each other.

So, why are you here?

I look forward to your response and as always remain deeply grateful for each of you and the beautiful beings that you are.

Until next time,

Vince

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Hi, I’m Vince. I am a Critical Care Registered Nurse and Author. Welcome to my site. On this site you will be provided inspirational, educational, and motivational articles. It is my mission to have this information help you achieve Optimal Health which includes Physical Health, Spiritual Health, and Mental Health. My ultimate goal is to create change and stimulate self-healing.