Spiritual Awakening: What Are You Dedicated to?By Spiritual Awakening
Today’s Blog is dedicated to my mother, Judith Miller who was dedicated to helping me grow personally and professionally. Mom passed on July 5, 2012 due to a heart attack. Since her diagnosis of Non-Operable Metastatic Lung Cancer in March of 2009 she fought and she was winning until that final breath on July 5. As many people know I was very close to my mom and am grateful to have had her love and dedication. I wrote and dedicated the following poem to her:
A Special Mom
By Jonathan Steven Lederman
My mom was a special mom,
full of advice, warmth, and charm,
My mom went the extra mile,
never complaining and always a smile,
she carried herself with style,
My mom was always there,
showing me her love and her care,
Words can’t say enough,
about my tough and loving mom,
She is a special mom.
Spiritual Awakening: What Are You Dedicated To?
My mom was an inspiration and dedicated to touching lives. She has asked that Memorial Donations be made to:
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Lawrence J.N. Cooper’s Transaltional Research
Account # 80013305
P.O. Box 4486
Houston, Texas 77210-4486
She also would have liked to have people support The American Cancer Society Relay For Life by visiting http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogglederman to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
As I left the funeral and spent time with my family and friends I thought What are you dedicated to? This question is often the catalyst of beginning a spiritual journey. I often answer I am dedicated to growing personally and professionall and passing my knowledge on to others so that the world can become a better place one person at a time.
Mother Teressa was a dedicated women whose mission to change the world one person at a time has left an indelible imprint on the social and spiritual landscape of the world. So when you strya from your path ask yourself what am I dedicated to? Then get back on the path and help to make a differecne in the lives of others.
The Jaycees is an organization dedicated to providing leadership training through community service to young people aged 18-40. They have been responsible for many incredible programs lie the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition, Operation Red Dot, which places a red dot sticler on bedroom windows where children sleep so as to identify the rooms during an emergency, they have responded and supported relief efforts after natural disasters. If you look up and dow the roster of any major corporation you will find most leaders have been involved in The Jaycees. The great thing about Jaycees is that you get to answer the question of what are you dedicated to and then participate or implement you own program to further that dedication.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Help You Stay Dedicated
1: Having a personal theme that you can embrace and see everyday similiar to an affirmation like:
I am on a Mission to be a productive person giving of myself to help others and thus benefitting me
Today I will do my best to be kind to others and thus I will receive kindness
I am taking my life to a new level by letting go of the past
2: Reading and applying what you have read in books like Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements and others.
If you click on The Hay House Link on this blog you can find other books and sources to help you stay dedicated.
3: Using Quotes and posting them like this will help you stay dedicated
4: Music to keep you dedicated
The Dreams are not impossible when you are dedicated.
Fame is achievable when you make the commitment to be dedicated to putting in the work
After a bus accident almost took her life, Gloria Estefan stayed dedicated to getting better so she could entertain again and she wrote the song Coming Out Of The Dark. In any Language it sends a positive message.
Another great song from Gloria Estefan to remind you to stay dedicated and reach higher than you think you can.
Spiritual Awakening: A Final Dedication To My Mother
May you stay committed in all you do to show dedication and follow your passion.