The idea that we are entitled, that we deserve what we get, that we deserve even more than what we have already has a horrible impact on our ability to be grateful and thankful for what we have been given.
The intention behind self-vigilance is to stimulate a degree of awareness so that a person may be in a better position to observe their forms of conditioning (physical, mental, and emotional). A person can then develop upon this knowledge to gain a better understanding of themselves.
Hearing the horror of the planned genocide, the light went on: Esther connected with her inner self and understood why she had been made queen. Esther had been made queen to save her people.
"Live from the inside out." That's my motto for 2013. I have put the kibosh on following social convention and fulfilling other's expectations. Living in a box of someone else's making leaves little room for sharing your gifts with the world.
Managing and revitalizing our creative energies is all about placing our attention onto the awareness of our physical, mental, and emotional energies. Once we can learn to place our attention onto these issues, it may surprise us how our perceptions begin to change!
Believe -- belief is like a magic potion; it helps us move forward even when times are tough. It gives a foundation when there is none to be seen and supports our dreams when the evidence is not yet there.
In many cultures, the full moon in January is referred to as the Wolf Moon. As we think this through a bit more, we realize that the wolf is not howling at the moon but at his pack mates. This is their time for communication, when the earth rests still and their voices carry best.
Happiness has many aspects: From quiet appreciation to living with zest and passion, it's great to explore all the various facets available to you now. Inner happiness has many entry points. Try these out and notice how good you feel.
In a modern global world that increasingly encourages a 24/7 connected lifestyle, it is important that each of us manages to find balance, harmony, and coherence within our inner states.
Yes, we do have the potential to bring forth the unprecedented potential of human energy, creativity, and vision. We therefore need to align ourselves with this potential.
The thing about someone who was a key part of your life is that even when they leave it, even after years pass, they still are -- just from a different place. I still want to hear my dad's voice, but I will accept hearing it in dreams, or seeing it in snowfall, or smelling it in good food.
The main challenge with perfection is that perfection almost always lies just out of reach, sort of the impossible dream that can't be had. Indeed, perfection cannot be had, at least now how you might typically think about it; however, it can be experienced.
Many of the greatest Masters in history have confessed to experiencing some kind of force or voice or sense of destiny that has guided them forward.
The practice is to imagine yourself as an instrument through which the one blows a single, continuous, beautiful note called life. The wisdom of Rumi rings so profoundly simple: Listen to and honor your emotional longings, including those waves of both pleasure and pain.
Judgment has become known as one of the top spiritual sins one can commit. No doubt, judgmental statements that serve no purpose do drag us down. But when you think about it, how much of what we say is not judgmental?