Happiness doesn’t dwell in just one place but shines out to all people

Happiness doesn’t dwell in just one place but shines out to all people. Glory implies prosperity and happiness for everyone, like a light shining out on a new morning where all nature is in harmony and rejoicing together. When the birds on the trees and the animals have been shivering all night, how do they feel when they finally see the dawn breaking? Even though there was heavy snow, as soon as they see the morning light their joy is abundant. All of nature awakes from the darkness and rejoices over that shining light, celebrating the greatness of the morning.

 

New Morning of Glory
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 22, 1978

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God cannot pretend

God cannot pretend love

God cannot pretend His heart

God cannot pretend care

God cannot pretend His share

God cannot pretend compassion

God cannot pretend His affection

God cannot pretend dreams

God cannot pretend His Will

God cannot pretend grief

God cannot pretend His tears

God cannot pretend words

God cannot pretend

Since you matter to Him

You’ve always been

His favorite one

And if you feel it hard to believe

Just look at the trees

How magnificent they are

Yet it’s only you who can run

And walk in the meadows

God cannot pretend

To be in love with you

 

Joshua Dragon

There I’ll meet God

I’m planning
One day I’ll have
A perfect day-off
In the mountains
Where creeks meet
And ancient rocks are
Millions of green leaves
Unite in their differences
Mild breeze touches
The feathers of the songbirds
And the scent of the flowers
In a nearby meadow
Fills my nostrils
And cleans my lungs

I’m planning
My day-off there
And the Earth will resonate
Through my bare feet
I will feel life
As I breathe in and out

There I’ll meet God

 

Joshua Dragon

Who told you, little bird

Who told you, little bird
to come and see me at lunch
Who told you, little bird
I’ll be here no matter what
Who told you, little bird
to stand onto that branch
Who told you, little bird
this place is holy and blessed
Who told you, little bird
to sing a song from God
Who told you, little bird
you’ll dry my tears and cheer me up
Who told you, little bird
to comfort my aching heart
Who told you, little bird
I’ll be crying for love

 

Joshua Dragon

Little Nightingale

Little Nightingale
Little Nightingale
Where have you gone
Where have you been

The night is a vigil
If I can’t see you
The day is gloomy
If I can’t hear you

Little Nightingale
Little Nightingale
Where have you gone
Where have you been

Here is my hand
Empty, but full
Life-worn wrinkles
Among them seeds

Little Nightingale
Little Nightingale
Where have you gone
Where have you been

I saw you in the future
A vivid daydream
I couldn’t bear
You weren’t there any-more

Little Nightingale
Little Nightingale
Where have you gone
Where have you been

I’m gasping out
It’s you, you are here
I am relieved
Please, don’t go

Little Nightingale

 
Joshua Dragon

Awake little bird

Awake little bird
awake little thing
look up and see
the Sun is shining
grassblades around
are holding dew
for you

Awake little bird
awake little thing
here is the morning
gentle breeze
is waiting
to fly to the sky
with you

Awake little bird
awake little thing
children are playing
laughing around
Bless them today
with your
prayerful song

 

-Joshua Dragon-

(from the book: Pray with me)

Blessings

Grass blade

Snowflake

Raindrop

Breeze

 

Jungle

Blizzard

Rainfall

Hurricane

 

Sunlight

Star shine

Blue sky

Air

 

Scorch

Ice cold

Dark night

Dust

 

Smile

Laughter

Touch

Hug

 

Abandoned

Tears

Burden

Fears

 

All you can ask

All you can give

All you can love

All you can hate

 

Inner scale

Consciousness

Balance

God-given

 

Compass

Passionate

Eternal

Love

 

You can be the Blessing

You can make a Blessing

Everywhere and anywhere

Inherit

 

His Heart

 

 

-Joshua Dragon-

SMM Quotes – 209

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“How wonderful is our world when you understand that God created the universe for us, that He did not create it just for His own enter­tainment or for fun, but through devoting Himself out of profound love for us! We should be deeply grateful in realizing that our Father created the entire cosmos just for us. With that heart we need to walk through the garden looking at flowers, grass and trees, lis­tening to and appreciating the chirping of birds, admiring the flowing water and the gentle breeze. Looking at all this, you cannot but realize in your heart how wonderful this world is!” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

The Parenthood of God

What universal attributes can be found in the created world? For one thing, all entities have the attributes of male and female or, in the mineral realm, of positive and negative We see men and women, male and female animals, staminate and pistillate plant life exemplifying this pair system. The world is made in such a way that everything exists and multiplies through the reciprocal relationship between male and female, positive and negative. What does this tell us about God? It tells us that God, who is the cause, embodies not only the essence of masculine nature in His divine personality, but the essence of feminine nature as well.

There is a second duality which all created entities share: everything has an internal character as well as an external form. We see that on every level of existence, consciousness, reason and law shape the behavior of energy. In particular, human beings have a body that consists of cells, and a unique human mind, which enables us to think and feel in a distinctly human way.

Since everything God created has an internal character and external form, He Himself must have internal and external aspects. The external aspect of God is prime energy, which is the cause of all
physical energy in the universe and thus is the cause of all matter. God has used prime energy to create, develop and sustain the cosmos. The design and purpose inherent in the creation manifest the internal aspect of God.

To understand the internal aspect of God, we must look at ourselves, since we, as God’s children, resemble Him the most. The main attributes of the human character are emotion, intellect and will. We value the beauty of nature; we are delighted at the arrival of a newborn baby; we like to express our own creativity. We aspire to become knowledgeable and wise. Our conscience urges us to do good and reject evil; all parents want their children to be better than themselves. We have the capacity for selfless love and the impulse to pursue truth and goodness.

From where could these common qualities and aspirations have come if not from our Creator? God is the source of the values we all cherish: love, truth, beauty and goodness. Thus, God’s power is always guided by reason and lawfulness, above all by love. Heart is the essence of God’s being. Heart is the impulse to love, and it seeks an object to love. God feels joy when He can give and receive love with His beloved. God loves each one of us individually, and rejoices when we return His love and multiply it by loving others.

(from the book: Healing of the World – An Introduction to the life and teachings of Reverend Sun Myung Moon)

Be Like Nature – 1

Be like Nature,
persevering and kind,
renewal and restart.

Give always more,
than you receive,
unconditionally and free.

Bend but not break,
when people trample on you,
stand up and grow.

Bear hunger and thirst,
being abandoned and lonely,
keep your harmony.

God is reflected
by your beauty.

 

JD

Be Like Nature

Be Like Nature