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Dennis Merritt Jones
A Thought Leader dedicated to guiding people to their highest purpose.
A Thought Leader dedicated to guiding people to their highest purpose.

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SLOOOOOW & STEADY...Wins the Race

“I had a flashback to my childhood when, on countless occasions, I heard my Dad say, “Yard by yard, life is hard, but by the inch, life’s a cinch.” I grew up with that reminder and, as an adult, it has served me in countless ways as I slowly began to understand the meaning behind those words: Patience is far more than a virtue, it is a way of life.

It’s not the speed, flashiness, or intensity by means of which we approach any of our desired goals, it’s our commitment to be consistent, persistent and patient--with the clear intention to arrive at our destination--that gets us there. This is how we give birth to a new expanded consciousness, or perhaps better said, a new idea of who we came here to be. With patience we become the conscious midwife to our own future.”

~ Excerpt from,  The Art of Uncertainty - How to Live in the Mystery of Life and Love It

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“You don’t have to be an historical icon to be challenged by the world to stay in your box and stifle your authentic voice. Living from the authentic self is an act of courage for anyone—it’s about being willing to lift the lid off the box that has kept you so well hidden, defined, and confined (and safe) for so long and stepping into your true power—especially when it is likely to garner the disapproval of others.

To a large degree, the world has been very successful at collectively keeping the lid on the box, but things are changing. More people all around the world are beginning to pay attention to that nudge from within. The quest for freedom of authentic, individual, self-expression is becoming the clarion call for hundreds of millions of people everywhere. From civil uprisings countries all over the world, to the escalated and ongoing various equal rights movements throughout the United States and other regions, the ripple effect of the call coming from the authentic self is being felt universally. A paradigm shift is occurring, and you are part of it.”

~ Dennis Merritt Jones, Your ReDefining Moments - Becoming Who You Were Born to Be

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I have heard it said that, instead of flowers, Dr. Ernest Holmes would often dine with a vase of weeds from his garden sitting right there on his dining room table. He considered it a beautiful reminder that the creative intelligence of the One flows equally through every living thing and that the only difference between a weed and a rose was the value (judgement) we choose to place upon it.
The Role of Reverence

Reverence is the act of seeing through the form and recognizing the divinity at its center and circumference. To see the sacred in a weed can be a spiritual experience if we are willing to see through the eyes of God; to see the sacred in the mirror can be as well. What value shall you place on all your eyes gaze upon today?

Truly, judge not by appearances. A spiritual experience awaits you in every moment of this day--if you have eyes to see it. This is the role of reverence. May your life be filled with it today!

~ Peace, Dennis Merritt Jones

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“Believe nothing.
No matter where you read it,
Or who said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.”

 ~ Buddha

I wonder how many of us are basing our lives on someone else’s truth? Many people take what has been given to them as “the way it is” and automatically live within the confines of that idea, never challenging that idea or looking at the possibilities that may lie beyond it. It requires courage to challenge and question the traditions and relative “truths” that, over the years (centuries), have been generationally passed down and blindly accepted. Whether we are talking politics, religion, race or any other area of our lives where we tend to simply accept the opinions of others without considering how it really rests in our own hearts, Buddha’s admonition is worth exploring.
Whose truth are you living? What truth has shaped the life you call your own today? Does it agree with your own reason and common sense, or is it based on someone else’s? With conscious self inquiry you need go no further than your own mind for the answer because it’s your truth that you are seeking, not another’s, yes? Something to reflect upon.

Peace, Dennis

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“The irony is that we must awaken to the idea that it is only through our willingness to repeatedly enter into unknowingness that we are able to continue to seek the light to be found in knowing our deepest truth. Isn’t that an amazing paradox? We have to enter into unknowing to discover the truth, because there is no room for unknowing in a mind that believes it already knows the truth!”

~ Excerpt from, Your (Re)Defining Moments - Becoming Who You Were Born to Be

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There is a Reason You Are On the Planet!

"Here is a test to find out whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~ Richard Bach

If you were to die today would you feel complete? Have you accomplished what you came here to do--or is there a piece (peace) missing? Many of us have taken an extended cruise down the river of denial, pretending that we’ll always have tomorrow to get around to it--whatever “it” may be. The slogan for Procrastinators Anonymous could be, “Why do today what can be put off till tomorrow!” While instant gratification is the ego’s mantra, it is not the call of the soul; it knows only how to “be” in the present moment because that is where its mission is actualized. The takeaway is, living things that don’t actualize their purpose lose their Life-force and slowly die.
If you are alive it is because you’re mission isn’t completed. Want proof? Place your hand on your beating heart. That is the Universe telling you there is something more for you to do and be TODAY. Life is seeking an outlet for creative expression through you. Open to it; feel it--honor it--be it...or, as they say in the Nike ads, “Just do it.”
Peace, Dennis

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Are You the Artist...or the Masterpiece?
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