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There Are Neither Good nor Bad Moments!

Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.


God gave me again today, a wonderful gift of 86400 seconds. I will fill as many of them as I can with love and light, to thank Him.

— Sean Dragon

Each moment is magical! Every single minute is full of the Creator's Love, full of blessings, full of gifts for each one of us.

Each moment is mystical, blessed and wonderful! Whether we realize it or not, its magic is available and ready for us to experience it and make it ours.

There are no good or bad moments. There are only the ones we have to live. And these are gifts in our orbit through time. Gifts that we can use as we wish or even skip over them. The truth is that the way we will choose to deal with the presents of each moment will define the trail of our orbit through time. It will determine the colour and shape of each tile that will be placed on the mosaic that will be our life. Hence, we choose the image that our life will present. We do, no one else.


A good artist uses all the available materials to complete his work. He will use the bright colours and the beautiful shapes of the joyful and happy moments, but also the dark colours and strange shapes of the difficult and hard ones. Therefore, every challenging, hard and difficult moment we face has its rightful place in the mosaic of our lives. If we find this place, even these moments will eventually have the same value as any happy one. Then we will have taken full advantage of their gifts.

In order to learn to love yourself, you must love all the situations that "sculpted" you, even the most difficult and painful ones.

— Sean Dragon

But we have to remember that none of us knows in advance the size of this mosaic. Each tile we put it may be the last one we place. So each one of our tiles must improve the overall picture, without leaving it unfinished.

Complicated and challenging, very difficult indeed! And if we consider that in our first steps, our inexperience leads us to random and often chaotic placement, it becomes even more difficult. But, finally, that is what makes this effort so interesting. Because even if there is only a small part, in the large mosaic of our life, that creates a beautiful image, that's enough. It doesn't matter if the rest does not make sense. This small part will magically change the overall picture, unlocking new possibilities of creation for us.


We just have to try. The Universe has a high artistic perception, as it has been created by the Great Artist. Thus it will never scold us for the image we presented. Even if this is a chaotic and dark one. Because for the Universe there are no beautiful and ugly mosaics-lives. There are only choices and respect for them.

The whole issue is the amount of pleasure and peace that the final image, we create, will give to our soul. Also, there are crucial the lessons it will teach us for our next endeavour. Because there will be a lot of new efforts, be sure of that. The Great Artist knows that we will need many efforts, many lives, to develop our "talent" until we achieve what our Soul desires. Until our final mosaic becomes an integral part of the Great Divine Icon.

He knows that every true artist, apart from talent, needs constant effort and hard work, through which comes improvement and perfection. That's why He will offer us as many efforts as we need. But the sooner we will achieve it, the better will be. Not only for us but for other people too. For those who will be helped by our picture and the example of our effort. This is the reason why it is essential not to let even a moment pass without rejoicing and utilising its potential.

Therefore, my effort is to respect each moment's gifts and to use them wisely. I pray to utilise as many of these moments as I can, and despite my mistakes, to create an image of glory and love. A mosaic that will please my heart, but also His, in the end.


My life is the canvas, my actions are the brush, and Love is the colours!

— Sean Dragon

© 2020 Ioannis Arvanitis


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on December 01, 2020:

My dear sister, Linda, thank you for the amazing addition of a great poem! Every single second is His miracle of Love! I am grateful for everything, and for knowing you!



Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on December 01, 2020:

My dear brother, Bill, thank you for always making me feel important! Your Heart and the love you share to the world is a reason for my positive outlook and a deep feeling of appreciation. I am grateful to feel you as a friend.

Love to the family!


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on December 01, 2020:

My dear sister, Chitrangada, thank you so much for your beautiful words! I am happy to know my work can be a positive boost for someone! I enjoy my life every single moment, no matter how hard may the moment be. Your amazing photos are a great help too. Gratitude!

Stay safe in the Light!


Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on November 30, 2020:

Sean, it is so very good to see you here again. You have been missed. Your words remind me very much of a poem I heard years ago. I'm sure you are familiar with it? "The Weaver."

My life is but a weaving between my God and me.

I cannot choose the colors. He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow; and I in foolish pride

Forget He sees the upper and I the underside.

Not ‘til the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly

Will God unroll the canvas and reveal the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful in the weaver’s skillful hand

As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.

He knows, He loves, He cares; nothing this truth can dim.

He gives the very best to those who leave the choice to Him.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 30, 2020:

Every moment is a gift, my friend! Thanks for the reminder. I will set sail, today, with a positive outlook and a deep feeling of appreciation.

Wishing you peace and blessings!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 30, 2020:

Hello Sean!

Good to see you publishing after a long time. Hope you are doing well in these tough times. I wish you all the best.

Your article gave me a much needed boost today. And, thank you for that. Life is not always smooth. There are ups and downs, and this is true for everyone. But, we have to be calm, and have patience. As the good times don’t last forever, the bad times also can’t last forever.

I loved your quotes. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article, full of wise words.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on November 30, 2020:

My dearest brother and teacher, Manatita, you are always here, because you are a resident of my Heart! Your words are in my meditations, and as I wrote to John, I still find some minutes to read your sublime poetry and pass it to my students. And yes, "Both Light and shadow, are the dance of Love." Much Love and Gratitude from the family and me!

You are in my prayers!


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on November 30, 2020:

My dear brother, John, how can I thank you for your words? They are a treasure to me! I couldn't be happier than knowing my article made your day! I've missed your comments. You know, sometimes I secretly read yours and Manatita's poems the few moments I have while I am changing classes! You both are two bright stars in my sky! Gratitude!

Thank you for the Rainbows!


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on November 30, 2020:

Thank you, my dear Peggy, for your kind words! I'm glad you liked the video. It is wonderful. Gratitude!

I wish you the most bright colours to fill your days!


manatita44 from london on November 29, 2020:

Beautiful Bro.

What i say, you do the same in an easier and different way. I truly appreciate this God-sent service. You have more Love, perhaps. Pray for me. Peace!!

Oh ... I'm back, as Rumi fits in nicely here ... in this Sacrament of the Present Moment:

"Both Light and shadow, are the dance of Love. " - Mevlana Jalal Uddin Mohammed Rumi

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 29, 2020:

What a wonderful message, my dear brother Sean, and one that I really needed to read this day. Thank you for the positive and uplifting vibes. The Casting Crowns song is wonderful.

Thank you for making my day ahead a better one. Blessings to you and I am glad you could find the time in you busy schedule to revisit HubPages. Your love and positivity is needed.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 29, 2020:

What beautiful thoughts you shared with us about how each of us should approach each day. I enjoyed listening to the video, 'Love Moved First.' Thanks!

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on November 29, 2020:

Thank you so much, my dear Pamela, for your also uplifting comment! I have missed you all, too, and I am missing writing! But... life knows better, and now I have to offer my time to my students and my family. Things are very tough here in Greece. I work over twelve hours a day, so it is really difficult... But I will try. I've missed reading and commenting. As I see some parts of your "mosaic", I can tell you that I love your colours!

I wish you many happy moments, as many as the leaves of a beautiful Christmas tree!!


Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 29, 2020:

Sean, I enjoyed reading your heartfelt article. You have been missed, and I am glad to see you. I really like the way you comparied our lives to a blank canvas that we can paint in bright and beautiful color. I would certainly like to create a beautiful mosaic. Thank you for this uplifting article.

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