Surrender and Slow Down Expect some pain today. When faced with problems during the day, I like to think of them as growing pains. You see, the counter-intuitive (and funny) thing about embarking on the path of personal growth is that it’s not going to be all cake and cookies. Read: 7 Harsh Truths About Personal Growth. However, whatever you do, don’t add to your pain and problems. Slow down, see life as it is, not […]
Today let me carve out time – time out of my busy schedule to nurture my soul. To do the real living. Not just the busy work. Let me not rush into another day without taking moments for myself. Time to meditate, move and to feel my wild heart beating. Let me remember to acknowledge that this day is another chance to create something valuable for the world. Let me take all of my […]
Our motives are goal directed activities that energize and direct our behavior. Our motives support what we do, how we behave and what we put forth in the world. Sometimes our motives are simply the presentation of how we hope the world perceives us. Powerful . . Intelligent . . Foxy. . . Strong. . . Compassionate . . . Sometimes though, we have to make choices. Choices between doing what we want to do and what we […]
To “see-saw” To change rapidly and repeatedly from one position, situation, or condition to another and back again. My mind is twisted in a knot this morning, it is see-sawing back and forth between wanting to rewind my mind, my attitude and my approach to life back to a time when the day brought something new, inspiring and very fresh to . . . the comfort of this moment now, the familiarity and “security” of knowing how […]
All relationships take effort and work. Here are our top seven tips on how to stay happy together for the long run. If you want to find out where we’re headed in 2016, check out the longer video here.
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” Rainer Maria Rilke. Read: Letters to a Young Poet Inspired by Tara Brach’s Dharma Retreat Talk “Letting Go of Judgement” 9/05/2015 “Letting go of “adversive” judgement does not mean letting go of wise discrimination,” Tara Brach.
The night before the Buddha attained final enlightenment he had a visit from the demon king Mara. Mara represented all the anger, doubt, fear, striving, craving and greed of the world. He came to tempt the Buddha. Instead of ignoring Mara or driving him away, the Buddha calmly acknowledged his presence, staying “I see you, Mara“ He then invited Mara to tea as an honored guest. It is suggested that we do the same when […]
If you suffer from even just an occasional attack of anxiety, worry or ruminating thoughts, this post has some very useful tips on how to stop the spin cycle of subcortical looping, ie. excessive, repeating thoughts of worry and fear. These are therapies and tips that I have been researching and trying on myself. They are not to replace professional medical guidance. First, a few book quotes from Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness Worrying as […]
This human being is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, Some momentary awareness, Comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house and empty of its furniture. Still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, Meet them at the […]
While I have lived and have traveled to some pretty amazing places, I have always felt that my true home, my refuge, was in my heart and in this present moment right now.Home, you have sought it everywhere, but you are already there. Home, the flowing river of the heart. Love holding you in close embrace. Home, it’s not a place but a state of being. Enjoy more poetry from Danna Faulds Go In and In: Poems From the Heart […]