Friday, November 14, 2014

Pema Chodron Quote

Monday, August 04, 2014

Synchronicities - Viki Atkinson

Sharing a REALLY awesome story by a friend: 

Thank you, Viki!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

From "The Secret of the Yoga Sutra" by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

From The Secret of the Yoga Sutra
by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

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"We come into the world with a powerful and illuminating mind.  Yet most of us have no clue why we are here because our mind has acquired the tendency to neglect and dismiss its own inherent virtues.  This habit causes the mind to create its own little world and then work hard to protect it.  It gives rise to distorted self-identity, attachment, aversion, and fear of loss.  These acquired attributes veil our inner luminosity, forcing us to grope our way in the darkness of ignorance.

We all are trying to discover the secret of life.  We want to know who we are, what our relationship is with the world, what is the true source of happiness, and most importantly, how to live with purpose and without fear.  We know the mind has enable us to master the external world, but we rarely stop to consider that, if we master the mind itself and thereby gain access to its vast pool of power and intelligence, unending joy and eternal freedom will be ours.  Instead, we let the mind roam aimlessly.  Protecting it from doubt, fear, anger, confusion, and self-incrimination is not among our priorities.  As a result, we strive for peace with an agitated mind.  We look for clarity with a stupefied mind.  We search for our inner self with a mind that knows only how to operate in the external world.  We attempt to achieve lasting happiness with a mind accustomed to chasing short-lived pleasure. We yearn for ultimate freedom with a mind enslaved by its own dysfunctional habits.  In short, we have set out on the path of conquest with a self-defeating mind.  Doubt, fear, uncertainty, sorrow, and grief thus become an integral part of our destiny." (xvii-xviii)

Monday, May 26, 2014

How do I love myself? - Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, May 22, 2014

How to Find Out What's Bugging Me - Joanne Holden

Well, you pay attention to your outer critics,
Especially the ones who only look like they hate you,
But have never come right out and said so.

Then you hold up your inner mirror
To recapture whatever part of that was
A reflection of your own critic,
And you have it out with yourself.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Interview with Meryl Martin and Caroline Myss

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Upside-Down Easter Meditation - Parker Palmer

Monday, April 14, 2014

What You Seek - Rumi

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Growing Edge of the Beginner's Mind - Parker Palmer

This link points to Palmer's commentary on the "On Being" blog site:

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Hafiz - Moon Voice

...Still, though,
think about this,
this great pull in us
to connect.

Why not become
the one who lives with
a full moon in each eye

that is always saying,
with that sweet
moon language,

what every other eye
in this world
is dying to hear?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dreams - James Hillman

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Parker Palmer - Welcome to the Human Race

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Praying - Mary Oliver

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Why are you unhappy? - Wei Wu Wei

Why are you unhappy?

Because 99.9 per cent

Of everything you think,

And of everything you do,

Is for yourself -

And there isn't one.
 ~ Terence James Stannus Gray (14 September 1895 – 5 January 1986), better known by the pen name Wei Wu Wei, was a 20th-century Taoist philosopher and writer.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Your Life as a Conversation - David Whyte

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Destiny - Scene from Forrest Gump