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Thin Veneer of Society

This past 2020, an amazing opportunity has been laid at our feet, ready to claim. We have the opportunity, right now, to create a new society.

Witness our current society breaking down. The veneer is brittle and cracking. The innards of the rotten egg are oozing out all over. The stench reeks and fouls.

Do you remember the old Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme?
“All the King’s horses and all the King’s men, couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

Yes, and that is a good thing. As we stare horrified at this place we are now, we are faced with some hard choices. Denial will not change it. What now?

Consider this: A new world can be birthed from this brokenness. In historical rhythmical cycles, humanity becomes complacent. We start taking things for granted. We stop paying attention to events unfolding around us. We are lazy about taking responsibility for our own lives.

That’s exactly when The Tyrant rides in on his dark horse. The people are confronted with the choice between freedom or slavery. Humanity realizes it cannot be complacent. It cannot afford to remain asleep. The people awaken and rise to the occasion, reclaiming what is rightfully theirs.

The anger, denial, and betrayal now part of our reality will transmute to intention, and excitement for the opportunity before us. Bulbs will flash on in minds worldwide, creating a glorious Light.

I cannot wait to see it!

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Thin Veneer of Society © Susan L Hart 2020

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Your Smile, Your Gift

Full article: Smile | Spread Joy

Related article: Let it Go | With a Smile

And a little humor for your Monday:

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~ Albert Einstein

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” ~ Steve Martin

“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” ~ Woody Allen

“Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?” ~ Terry Johnson

“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” ~ Albert Einstein

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ~ Laurence J. Peter

“I don’t know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.” ~ Woody Allen

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Your Smile, Your Gift © Susan L Hart 2020

Leave it Richer

“Leave the world richer.” These wise words are just a small snippet of the Eleanor Roosevelt quote below. Reading only the snippet, one might think she meant leave the world having accumulated the maximum financial wealth we can. Service to self. Who can blame us, really? That’s how our society has trained us to think about success.

But no, take a moment to scroll and read the entire quote. Mrs. Roosevelt meant we should aspire to leave this world knowing we contributed something positive to it, that it’s a better place because we visited here for awhile.

Think of the world we would create if we all embraced that thought….

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Leave it Richer © Susan L Hart 2020

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More Inspirational Quotes:

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”
~ Socrates

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”
~ Bob Marley

“Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”
~ Bob Marley

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.”
~ Anne Frank

Free Your Love

Infinite love already exists in everything that is alive, including you and me. Our love lessons are about removing the obstacles to love. They teach us out how to access, express, and live it. That is, if we choose to learn.

This can feel difficult in a world that is expressing so much dissension and “un-love”. But each of us is a potential key to healing it.

Fear, anger, prejudice… we employ a myriad of padlocks to hold our love hostage. Every experience around love is an opportunity for self-examination. Our souls desire to learn how to love better.

Consider that perhaps the high tension in the world right now is a challenge to each of us to work on unlocking our own love. Together, we can collectively unleash a world of love that has never been seen before.

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Inspirational Quotes:

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
― Anais Nin

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
― Mother Teresa

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
― Mother Teresa

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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Free Your Love © Susan L Hart 2020

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Checkmate

Hierarchy empire,
kings and queens
in days of yore
ruled the peasants
with iron fist,
wrung the gold
from slaves’ sweat,
their inherent
birthrights stolen
away…

“That was in
ancient times,”
I hear your retort,
but no, wake up!
See the deceit,
game is in play,
want-to-be kings
shroud their decrees,
money buys power,
little pawns weep.

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Checkmate © Susan L Hart 2020