December 13, 2015

I’m my own worst critic. Are you? The negative voices that fill our heads may come from any number of sources but we are the ones who let them keep ringing out, who keep giving them validity and keep believing them. I see and celebrate my successes, sometimes. I acknowledge my worth occasionally. But I never miss a failure. I never overlook a mistake. I see my weaknesses, my missteps, in all their naked truth. Usually, the only time I... Read more

December 6, 2015

Loyalty is praiseworthy. Loyalty creates trust between people and allows us to have those long-lasting, deep, safe relationships that we need and crave. Loyalty builds and sustains connections between individuals and within groups. Loyalty helps us to be vulnerable with each other. Loyal people–those who know us best and support us anyway–are the ones we turn to, again and again. Loyalty is one of our most admired and sought-after traits, as evidenced by the way we treat and speak of... Read more

December 2, 2015

The Reading Selection from Bhagavad Gita Retold by Harry Bhalla One is a true renunciant and enlightened who: Does all work as an offering to God abandoning attachment to the results; Sees one and the same Spirit in all beings. Looks at a learned person, an outcast, even an animal with equal eye, and can feel the pain and pleasure of others as one’s own; Neither rejoices on obtaining what is pleasant, nor grieves on obtaining the unpleasant and is... Read more

November 29, 2015

I am thankful for honesty and disagreement. I am thankful for opinions and debates. I am thankful for a huge variety of perspectives, and the inevitable arguments and even conflicts that come from them. I am thankful for these things because they mean that there is still freedom. Disagreement means we have not achieved conformity. Thank God that we have not achieved our own worst goal yet. Thank God that no single group of us yet holds the power to... Read more

November 25, 2015

Bible: Isaiah 55 New American Bible, Revised Edition Thus says the LORD: All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! Why spend your money for what is not bread, your wages for what fails to satisfy? Heed me, and you shall eat well, you shall delight in rich fare. Come to me heedfully, listen, that you may have life.... Read more

November 18, 2015

The Only One Hafiz From man’s perspective In this intricate game of love, It is so easy to become confused And think you are the do-er. But from God’s Infinite Certainty, He always Knows That He is the only One Who should ever be put on trial. [Source] Ibo Proverb Always being in a hurry does not prevent death, neither does going slowly prevent living. [Source] Dhammapada: Chapter VI 76. If you see an intelligent man who tells you where... Read more

November 11, 2015

Peter Abelard By doubting we are led to question, by questioning we arrive at the truth. [Source] When you start to see the light that you really are Adyashanti When you start to see the light that you really are,the light waking up in you, the radiance,you realize it has no intention to change you.It has no intention to harmonize.It has no agenda.It just happens.The Truth is the only thing you’ll ever run into that has no agenda. Everythingelse will have... Read more

November 8, 2015

You, hey you. I know how you feel. Like a load of crap has just been dumped on your front door and you’ve been handed a shovel. You’ve got to move it. The only thing you can think is, I’ve been a pretty good person my whole life. How did I end up with this shovel, and this load of crap? I didn’t do this, and I didn’t make it, and yet here it is and I’m the one who... Read more

November 1, 2015

We feel fear, and we hesitate. It means something: a warning, a signal to beware, a sign to turn back, to stop and evaluate, to fight against a threat, perhaps, or to flee from danger. At least, that’s what we think it means. We respond to fear as if the warnings are genuine, the threats apparent and real. An unknown person enters the room, and we exit. A new opportunity arises, so does our blood pressure. We turn it down.... Read more

October 9, 2015

  Bhagavad Gita: Chapter VI, Of Religion of Self-Restraint He who thus vows His soul to the Supreme Soul, quitting sin, Passes unhindered to the endless bliss Of unity with Brahma. He so vowed, So blended, sees the Life-Soul resident In all things living, and all living things In that Life-Soul contained. And whoso thus Discerneth Me in all, and all in Me, I never let him go; nor looseneth he Hold upon Me; but, dwell he where he may,... Read more

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