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Let Your Light Shine

A small group of us just returned from Ecuador.

I could tell you about the wonderful trip we had, the great people we met, the good times we shared. I could also tell you about the opportunities we had to “not complain”! (so of course we didn’t)

What I do want to share, though, is the response we got from the Ecuadorian people we spent time with. In short, the question was, “Who are you people? What do you believe? Why are you so happy and easy to get along with?”

I don’t think anyone was going out of their way to be nice, be polite or act appropriately…We were just being our rowdy, fun-loving selves, and it got noticed because the Love and Joy of God shined forth from all we did as a group.

When we let our Spiritual Authenticity shine, people notice!

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama