Starting Over / New Beginnings
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All the wisdom you and I will ever need already lives within us. It's just that we are not where the wisdom is. Why? Because we want to be smart! Because we want to know, we want to prove, we want to get, we want to be seen as something special. All human beings with that mindset are fated to suffer themselves, until one day they see this doesn't work. In that same moment the...
Do you have storms in your life that haven't passed? Storms that were formed when you were 4, 8, 12, 15, 20 years old? Pains, resentments, fears that remain in conflict in the center of your being? We live in a very peculiar state of being. We live with pain, heartache, grief, and fears that go on and on. And not only do they go on, but they actually tend to get worse...
What is one of the most limiting ideas that our physical senses report to us? The idea of time. "Time! Where's it going? I can't hold onto anything, try as I might: what I won; how you felt; the way she looked; the things I love..." Like the torrent of a strange river that vanishes from view as it rounds an impassable bend in a shadow-filled gorge, what is past just disappears, leaving onl...
The great circle of life is imbued with a unique kind of "gravity" where all that lives is drawn to join itself to a larger body of life.
Life will show itself to you, and as it does you'll know just what to do and who to be. There is never any good reason to worry about anything.
Here is one of the great spiritual mysteries of all time. Freedom is either found within one's suffering or not at all; the only thing one escapes who runs from his or her pain is the possibility of discovering its purpose and how to transcend it. *** There is no such thing as "later" when it comes to our spiritual life. What we do in the now is the sole seed of our life experience. *** Ju...
Many times, darkness is the medium, sorrow the seed, and the subsequent humility conceived in these trials is the divine garden in which our soul flowers.
What we put first, the choices we make in life are a direct reflection of what we value. What this means is that our experience of life -- for its pain or pleasure, darkness or brightness -- is a perfect reflection of what we want most in that same moment. Prove this truth to yourself, and you will put yourself on the road to putting truth before all else. We all have to drive places... work,...
Rather than defend our mistakes by finding excuses for them, we can understand that our refusal to learn the lesson at hand ensures we will meet that lesson again, along with its misery.
We have an essential need to be at peace. Part of that essential need to be at peace is to know that we are in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing, and to know it in such a fashion that nothing can come along and convince us that we are not. Have you ever thought to yourself "I'm doing the right thing at the right time" and someone said, "No, you're not," and everything fe...
Just as the caterpillar must let go of what it has been in order to realize the butterfly it's created to become, so too we must yield to what is above us if our wish is to know its freedom as our own. As in the eternal relationship that exists between the greater and the lesser: the greater is continually pouring out its life, giving its light to the lesser. This means that *the lesser is mad...
When all is said and done, what is it that we suffer over other than finding out that something we thought belonged to us... doesn't!...