Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Nowadays, there’s no such thing as starting and stopping. We have one speed in life…that which enables us to maintain momentum on the information superhighway. we are addicted to this speed. We can’t stop. When waking up, we run straight to my computer to see who’s written overnight. When driving, we are on our cell phones and blackberries.
Addiction to “speed” is a sickness, and it undermines our connection to the Universe. Franz Kafka said, “..be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” In other words: “…turn off your phone and beware that if you can actually live in the moment, all good will come.”
So often we feel like we are lacking…not enough money, not enough opportunity, not enough lucky breaks. But really, what we’re lacking is the courage to be completely and deeply present…to stop at the red light and forsake pace, for peace.
Because to the crazy mind, the universe shies away. But to the quiet mind, the universe kneels to play.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
"If we fall, we don't need self-recrimination or blame or anger - we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to recommit, to be whole-hearted once again."
I just want to be whole again. I just want my self esteem back again. I just want my heart whole-healed.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
noisy world, seek the silence in your heart. And through the power of
silence, the energies of chaos will be brought back to harmony — not
by you, but through you, as all miracles are.
-- Marianne Williamson
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The mind is an activity. It’s not a thing or a substance.
Concentration is not a hard edge. Don’t grab on. The tight you hold, the harder it is. The slipperier it is.
It’s soft. It’s fluid. It’s malleable. Letting go. Relaxing. Dissolve.
Weaken the forces of distraction.
Monday, January 12, 2009
It sits at the edge of my awareness. It gnaws, gently. Like the beginning of a toothache. Most days, just as I wake up, I look for it. Half asleep, Dreamy. Like I am trying to remember something I forgot to do. The day before. And then there it is. I wonder if it will ever go away.
Still. At the edge of my awareness.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
"Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success."