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A Joyful Path, Year One, Lesson 26: A Heavy Load

 

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Each Year One Lesson includes:

Teacher Introduction/Getting to the Heart of the Lesson, Teacher Reflection, Spiritual Affirmation with full color Art, Original Story, and Activities, Bible Verses, Wisdom Quotes

 

Lesson 26 from Year One is about: Letting Go – Living Joyfully in the Moment, “A Heavy Load”
 

Original Story: The Gift of Solomon

 

Affirmation: I choose to live joyfully in this moment and to let go of all worries.

 

Getting to the Heart of the Lesson

 

The present moment is the only place we can choose to have an open and joyful heart.

 

It seems to be human nature to weigh down our hearts with the past and project our minds into the future. Jesus admonished his listeners to forgive, to love, to be merciful, and to give up worry about the future or the past, long before “living in the moment” was an over-used phrase.
 
Every true spiritual teacher tells us that the joy we are seeking lies within our hearts now. The past cannot be changed. The future is unknown. Letting go of regrets and worries frees our energy to be focused on the infinite potential of the present moment. To make the choice to live joyfully in this moment is true freedom — the freedom to be who we are.

 

Affirmation 26 -I Choose to live joyfully in the moment and let go of all worries
Affirmation: I choose to live joyfully in this moment and let go of all worries.

 

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