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The Way You Live Today

--by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov (Apr 28, 2008)

Your entire destiny is contained in and determined by the way you live today: the orientation you give to your thoughts and feelings, and the activities on which you choose to spend your energies.(…)

And since every single event goes down on record, when you live one splendid, eternal day, it is recorded. It can never die or disappear; it remains forever alive, a beacon and example to those that follow. Try to live just one perfect day, for it will influence all those that come after it; it will call a meeting with them to discuss their behaviour, and then it will persuade them to be as well balanced, orderly, and harmonious as itself.

As you have never studied the magical aspect, you think, ‘Oh, just one day – what difference can it make? I know that today wasn’t too good, but tomorrow will be better.’ Will it? It all depends. It can be if you try immediately to restore order. Otherwise it will be like a game of skittles: each day that falls knocks over the next one, and then another and another. (…)

This is something that has to be done every day: be conscious and aware at each instant of how you are using your energies. It is very easy to do; no special conditions are needed. You can do it while you are walking to work, on the bus, at the dentist’s, or in your own kitchen. Wherever you are, at any moment of the day, you can always glance into yourself and ask yourself: ‘How much will it cost to do such or such a thing? Is it really useful?’ It is absolutely essential to know exactly what to spend your energies on – I can never over-emphasize this.(…)

Let the word ‘harmony’ soak into you at every moment; keep it within you as a kind of tuning fork: if you feel that you are beginning to worry or get upset, pick it up and listen to it, and do nothing until you have tuned your whole being once more. Harmony is the foundation of every successful venture, every divine realization. Before undertaking any activity, whatever it may be, learn to concentrate on harmony and your work will bear fruit for the rest of eternity.

--Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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On Jan 13, 2009 deng wrote:
To make a study of my business duties; to know my work from the ground up. To mix brains with my efforts and use system and method in all I undertake.acheter des kamas To find time to do everything needful by never letting time find me or my subordinates doing nothing.dofus kamas To hoard days as a miser does dollars,acheter des kamas to make every hour bring me dividends in specific results accomplished. dofus kamasTo steer clear of dissipation and guard my health of body and peace of mind as my most precious stock in trade.

On Dec 8, 2008 HALIMA YASSIN wrote:
i felt so much connected with the reading as it has an impact in my life..well with harmony nothing can turn impossible and each day will be a blessing.I would further like to integrate it with faith..count on it,yes we can

On May 15, 2008 gebrehiwot gebreselassie wrote:
this is the 1st time to read such words and i m pleasant from now on wards i will try part of your reader

On Apr 29, 2008 Nkateko wrote:
I found that living in expectation of anything, whether good or bad, we help ourselves to be in tune with the universe. Nothing much suprises us and we creates balance in our lives.

On Apr 29, 2008 Xiaoshan wrote:
I will live a perfect day, today.

On Apr 29, 2008 Joy wrote:

On Apr 29, 2008 Aditya wrote:
It's a very pleasant and inspiring reminder to try and live each day in the best possible manner. Each and every second should be "sensed" before one lives it. I have tried and found my concentration levals to be terrificly high at these moments. The most difficult thing is to continuously be able to do it.

On Apr 29, 2008 Nicole wrote:
meditate on this

On Apr 28, 2008 supun wrote:
this was a good reminder for me. The blues, the doldrums, crappy days seem to sneak up on me. One thing I've learned in trying to meditate is that there is always a personal freedom to ignite or stoke my awareness. When I'm in tune, I'm aware of the choices I can make and those that I know I have to adjust to and that subtle perception can make a big impact towards appreciating how the day happens. Learning to observe is difficult yet pleasant.