Talk Title for Sunday, April 10, 2016: "Divine Discontent"
This Sunday is Birthday Sunday which is a happy coincidence because it is also our beloved Reverend Maryum's birthday as well! Rev. Maryum will give a talk on how being discontent moves you forward to reveal the best parts of yourself that were waiting to now emerge. Also we welcome the all-woman acapella group blesSING as our special musical guests.
Rev. Maryum's video invitation link for 04/10/16: https://youtu.be/pDFpy8FqUGg
Last Week's Sermon "Your Soul Wants Adventure " video link: https://youtu.be/puFgeA4BqZQ
Guest Vocalist, Sudama Mark Kennedy video link: https://youtu.be/hwQm0kkd6Fc
This Week's Quote “The Spirit within you is knocking at the door of your heart.” Dr. Michael Beckwith
Reverend Maryum's Weekly Prayer
Have An Unwavering Connection to the Infinite
Though much of who and what we are changes as we journey through life, our inherent worth remains constant. While the term self-worth is often used interchangeably with self-esteem, the two qualities are inherently different. Self-esteem is the measure of how you feel about yourself at a given moment in time. Your worth, however, is not a product of your intelligence, your talent, your looks, your good works, or how much you have accomplished. Rather it is immeasurable and unchanging manifestation of your eternal and infinite oneness with the universe. It represents the cornerstone of the dual foundations of optimism and self-belief. Your worth cannot be taken from you or damaged by life’s rigors, yet it can easily be forgotten or even actively ignored. By regularly acknowledging your self-worth, you can ensure that you never forget what an important, beloved, and special part of the universe you are.
You are born worthy—your worth is intertwined with your very being. Your concept of your own self-worth is thus reinforced by your actions. Each time you endeavor to appreciate yourself, treat yourself kindly, define your personal boundaries, be proactive in seeing that your needs are met, and broaden your horizons, you express your recognition of your innate value. During those periods when you have lost sight of your worth, you will likely feel mired in depression, insecurity, and a lack of confidence. You’ll pursue a counterfeit worth based on judgment rather than the beauty that resides within. When you feel worthy, however, you will accept yourself without hesitation. It is your worth as an individual who is simultaneously interconnected with all living beings that allows you to be happy, confident, and motivated. Because your conception of your worth is not based on the fulfillment of expectations, you’ll see your mistakes and failures as just another part of life’s journey!
Human beings are very much like drops of water in an endless ocean. Our worth comes from our role as distinct individuals as well as our role as an integral part of something larger than ourselves. Simply awakening to this concept can help you rediscover the copious and awe-inspiring worth within each and every one of us.
"You are valuable, worthy and loved. Claim and accept this truth in your being. It is your only reality." Rev. Maryum Morse
Rev. Maryum Morse
Center of the Heart Affirmation:
Miracles follow miracles. Wonders never cease. I give thanks for this magnificent day!