Mindfulness and heartfulness catalyze a partnership of opposites. They integrate together meaningfully to effect a more functional quality to daily living.
When we set aside the quality time and claim the psychic space for ceremony, when we assume the authority to do so, we are able to transform our perceptions, our perspectives, our experiences, and in the process, our reality.
To me, it's simple. We heal and grow when we are looked at with hopeful and believing eyes. And we break a little every time we experience the opposite.
There is nothing frivolous about a declaration. A declaration is a laser that slices through vagaries, egocentric pretenses, and societal conditioning -- all the way to the gold at the center of your heart.
Silence, retreat, and meditation are the main ingredients many are discovering to find and live in the heart of awareness. Silence naturally washes the noise within us. We find inner stillness that is at the center of our heart.
You can have peace at any given moment, and you can make it reoccur, until the peace becomes constant: the new normal.
Twenty years ago a dream was planted in my heart. I wanted to create a picture book. Over time, it was put on the back burner as "real life" took over. Finally, finally my longing is being realized.
Constantly thinking is like having a constant filter between us and the sunshine of life. We experience life through, in between, and over our thoughts. This shuts out the true light. We miss the direct experience.
I gauge a good day by the number of times I get the goosebumps. Why? Because it is a sign I am listening to my spirit, being guided by her. Goosebumps are the smile of our spirits -- we can never smile enough.
The people who can capture our attention regardless of what they're doing have charisma. Their magnetism is potent, they effortlessly make a dynamic impact.
Each new insight allows me to enjoy my life a little bit more and appreciate the beauty of being exactly where I am. And while being awake to the fact that I am dreaming is not the same as being fully awakened, for me, for now, it is more than enough.
Real life can be difficult enough, being too realistic will only make you depressed. The best way to deal with reality, in my experience, is to bring as much magic to it as possible!
When we live our life in the limited world of thought and some feeling, is it any wonder that many do not believe there is a soul, no less know our soul for the treasure that it is?
Probably the deepest inquiry in any of the spiritual traditions is the question, "Who am I?" If we look behind the roles and images that our culture gives us, behind the ideas that we internalize from our family, who's really here?
I had my first spiritual experience when I was 16 years old. I was sitting up late one night having a conversation with my mother about something I can't remember, when for no apparent reason, the doors of perception opened wide.
By meditating on your spirit, you allow for it to live in you without any resistance. Spirit has no limitation, and if we can separate it from our age as its own form of expression, we can be surprised and delighted by its vibrancy, which can appear very young and youthful.