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The Light of Love – Daniel Reid

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Nothing can resist
the Light of Love
That always shines
from high above.

In the deepest depths
of the darkest heart
A glimmer remains
of the sacred spark.

When the time is right
a friend will come
To re-ignite
the Eternal Light.

And then you’ll know
without a doubt
What life’s about
and who you are:

A Child of Light
sown from stars

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Posted by on January 25, 2015 in Poems I like

 

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In Light of Merton ~ Joe Z

At the very center of our being is a great spaciousness

that is untouched by sin and illusion.

A point of pure truth which is inaccessible

to the fantasies of our mind or the brutalities of our will.

It’s like a pure diamond – blazing with the invisible light of heaven. It’s in everybody.

And if we could only see it and integrate it – we would radiate a peace

that would make all the darkness and all the cruelty vanish forever

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2015 in Poems I like

 

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The Awakening (Author unknown)

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A time comes in your life when you finally get…when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out…ENOUGH1 Enough fighting and crying and blaming and struggling to hold on. Then, like a child quieting down after a tantrum, you blink back your tears and begin to look at the world through new eyes.

This is your awakening.

You realize it’s time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to magically appear over the next horizon.

You realize that in the real world there aren’t always fairy tale endings, and that any guarantee of “happily ever after” must begin with you…and in the process a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.

You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are…and that’s OK. They are entitled to their own views and opinions.

You learn the importance of loving and championing yourself…and in the process a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval.

Your stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you – or didn’t do for you – and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected.

You learn that people don’t always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and everything isn’t always about you.

So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself…and in the process a sense of safety and security is born of self-reliance.

You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties…and in the process a sense of peace and contentment is born of forgiveness.

You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for.

You learn the difference between wanting and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you’ve outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with.

You learn that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a “consumer” looking for you next fix.

You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.

You learn that you don’t know everything, it’s not you job to save the world and that you can’t teach a pig to sing. You learn the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake.

Then you learn about love. You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You learn that alone does not mean lonely.

You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO.

You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs.

You learn that your body really is your temple. You begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin to eat a balanced diet, drinking more water, and take more time to exercise.

You learn that being tired fuels doubt, fear, and uncertainty and so you take more time to rest. And, just food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul. So you take more time to laugh and to play.

You learn that, for the most part, you get in life what you deserve, and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen is different than working toward making it happen.

More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance. You learn that no one can do it all alone, and that it’s OK to risk asking for help.

You learn the only thing you must truly fear is fear itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear is to give away the right to live life on your own terms.

You learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom.

You learn that life isn’t always fair, you don’t always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people…and you lean not to always take it personally.

You learn that nobody’s punishing you and everything isn’t always somebody’s fault. It’s just life happening. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls.

You lean that negative feelings such as anger, envy and resentment must be understood and redirected or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you.

You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted, things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about: a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower.

Then, you begin to take responsibility for yourself by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never, ever settle for less than you heart’s desire.

You make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting, and to stay open to every wonderful possibility.

You hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind.

Finally, with courage in you heart, you take a stand, you take a deep breath, and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2015 in Awareness, Poems I like

 

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The Road to Nowhere:

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There is a road going by, but you don’t know where it is going.
You don’t know whether to go right or left, or whether to stay where you are.
You don’t know. Sooner or later, out of boredom no doubt,
you will make a choice. You will go right or left.
And you will get excited thinking that you have made the right decision
until you come to difficult terrain,
and then you will be convinced that you went the wrong way.
This will happen whether you go right or left. It makes no difference.
On the Road to Nowhere, it does not matter which way you go,
because the road is circular and eventually returns to the same place.
On the Road to Nowhere, the question is not “where are you going?”
because you aren’t going anywhere in particular.
The question is “how are you going?.
Are you enjoying the journey?”
Are you going happily or sadly?
Are you going blessing or cursing the people you pass along the way?
On the Road to Nowhere the destination is not so important.
The only thing that is important is your state of consciousness. ~

-Everyday Wisdom, Paul Ferrini

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2015 in Quotes

 

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DESIRES – CRAVING Vs ASPIRATIONS.

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It is almost impossible to conceive of human life without desire. Hence in order to have a meaningful life we must explore deeply into the nature of desire. Desire is not bad as such, but it is important to differentiate between unhealthy and healthy desire. Unhealthy desire produces suffering whereas healthy desire produces well-being, happiness and peace. If we place healthy and unhealthy desire on a spectrum, at one end we have the motivations that lead to some of the worst and most horrific things people do. But at the other end, desire expresses some of the most beautiful and noble aspects of human life.

We can distinguish between the two ends of the spectrum by differentiating between craving and aspiration. Craving represents desire which is in some way compulsive, and is not easy to abandon. It takes a toll on our physical and mental well-being and can lead to alienation from the self. It happens primarily because the mind is the master. By keeping us craving for material and tangible things the mind exerts its absolute control over us.

On the other hand mindfulness is to calm down the incessant churning of desire so that we can discover at the other end of the spectrum our deeper wellsprings of motivation and realize our healthy desires and aspirations. Mindfulness not only helps us get in touch with our aspirations, but it helps prevent aspiration from becoming craving. This doesn’t mean that we don’t act on our aspirations, but that we don’t cling to their success. There is something satisfying and wonderful in a healthy aspiration that is not dependent on outcome. Peace, happiness and tranquility are experienced when cravings are dropped and aspirations are accepted.

NAMASTE.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2015 in Awareness

 

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Turn your wounds into source of power.

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Everyone has certainly been emotionally hurt in some way. As a consequence self-worth and emotional well-being is altered and even diminished by the harm resulting in an emotionally abused victim. It is important to cease being a victim and become the author of your own valiant tale of strength and compassion. The character of the victim was created to explain what happened. Suffering occurs when these stories are believed to be true. It is important to recognize that these stories are just stories and not the reality. As long as we cling to the belief that these stories are real we stay stuck in it and work overtime to meet the needs of the story. These stories are so powerful and convincing that they get internalized and get lodged within and manifest itself in physical appearance and movement. It is only by letting go of these stories that freedom can be found to explore the mystery of the true self. The best reason to shed the story is because healing can never be found within that story rather it’s only possible to resign to the script and accept the suffering and remain stuck in the past. Even though it could seem justifiable in insisting on being seen as victimized, abused, abandoned, betrayed and so on the trajectory of your life can be changed by letting go of these stories of pain and misery. Craft a new story that will be a valiant tale of strength, healing and beauty. Script a story of being a valiant traveller rather than a betrayed victim. It is good to remember that none of the stories are true – they are scripts you have created. Then why not create scripts that are grand and ennobling. When this happens you will die to who you have convinced yourself to be and become a mystery unto yourself. You will no longer ask the question, “Who am I?” but instead will wonder, “What am I?” You are much larger than your stories.

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Khalil Gibran on Jesus

 

                       

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There are three miracles of our Brother Jesus not yet recorded in the book: the first that He was a man like you and me; the second that He had a sense of humour; and the third that He knew He was a conqueror though conquered.

 

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Crucified One, you are crucified upon my heart; and the nails that pierce your hands pierce the walls of my heart. And tomorrow when a stranger passes this Golgotha He will know that two bled here. He will deem it the blood of one man.

 

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You may have heard of the Blessed Mountain. It is the highest mountain in our world. Should you reach the summit you would have only one desire, and that to descend and be with those who dwell in the deepest valley. That is why it is called the Blessed Mountain.

 

 

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Long ago lived a man who was crucified for being too loving and too lovable. And strange to relate I met Him thrice yesterday. The first time He was asking a policeman not to take a prostitute to prison; the second time He was drinking wine with an outcast; and the third time He was having a fist fight with a promoter inside a church.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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