“No One is on Our Path Accidentally. How often do you really look, with focused intention, at the people you see in the halls at work or in line at the grocery or on the street as you wonder by? Most of us do see other people, but quite unconsciously. We need not be ashamed of how easily we dismiss the presence of others; it’s usually not deliberate. We are simply self-absorbed. The good news is that we can cultivate the belief that each person is offering us an opportunity to connect on a spiritual level. Joining with each person in this way, by making intentional eye contact, has an immediate healing effect on us and on them, too.
When we seek to see the Spirit in others in this way,
strangers as well as friends, we are taking the first and very necessary
step to becoming aware of that Spirit. In many cultures, looking into
other people’s eyes is the highest honor we can pay them. Becoming
committed to doing this, increases our peace of mind while showing
others that they matter to us, too. Honoring others in this way may not
feel natural at first, but if they have crossed our path, this is what
we have been called to do.”
– Karen Casey
I really like that!
Super Hawk – 5″ x 6″ Watercolor & Sharpie
I don’t know if I would be looking into this fellow’s eyes, trying to
see his spirit. he he I painted him from a photo by Lin (oldrockchick)
at WetCanvas. Of course you know that he wasn’t really wearing his
super hero uniform in the photo.
Karen Casey, Ph.D., a Naples, FL resident since 1991, published Each Day a New Beginning,
her first book, in 1982. This daily meditation book for women in
recovery has sold more than 3 million copies. The 25-year Anniversary
edition of Each Day a New Beginning was released in August, 2006. It was
closely followed by The Promise of a New Day,
in 1983, another daily meditation book for both men and women in search
of serenity. It has sold more than 1.2 million copies. Following on the
heels of these two books,
Karen has written 23 additional books. Let Go
Now: Embracing Detachment was published last October. Peace A Day At a
Time, was published in February of 2011. Her memoir, My Story to Yours,
which will be published as an ebook and available on amazon, along with
Hazelden, and will be available as a book too in October of 2011.
Additional books are on the way. Watch for Getting Unstuck, a workbook
that is a companion to Change Your Mind and Your Life will Follow, in the spring of 2012. The books will continue. Keep checking this website.