Friday, September 4, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
They come and go.
Do not get caught in them.
Find the One,
These moods back to you.
Find the Unchanging Principle,
Even in the midst,
Of violent change.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Light a candle,
Say a prayer,
To all the faces of God,
You most love,
All the faces of God,
You most love,
And even those you don't,
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
An ignorant woman says,
"I am angry because of what he/she/ the world did to me.
I have every right to be angry.
You would be angry too."
An ordinary woman says,
"Yes, I have anger.
I try to control it but sometimes I can't.
It just erupts and there is nothing I can do about it."
A wise woman says,
"Anger is impersonal.
I do not identify with it.
I watch it come and go."
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Look at what you are withholding from yourself.
You deny yourself and deny yourself,
And for what?
What you withhold from yourself,
You withhold from the world.
Then you point to the world,
And blame the world,
For denying you something,
It comes down to you.
How generous can you be?
How much love,
Can you give yourself?
Photo credit, Gayatri Creations by Martha Cartwright.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Here's a little secret. If you want to connect in with yourself, be more centered, develop your spiritual gifts or just plain, 'be-less-stressed-in-your-life', then meditate.
Five minutes each morning will make a difference. Anxiety will decrease. Your mind will become quiet and as your thoughts dissolve, you will have direct access to your own intuitive wisdom.
This wisdom can be profound and life-changing. At other times it can be highly practical.
Here's an example of the practical kind....
A couple of days ago, on waking I heard the words, "Face Your Fears." Then while I was coming out of meditation I heard the words, "Check new courses posted on Daily Om."
I went on Daily Om. I clicked on the new courses link. On the top of the list was, "Face Your Fears, Find Your Courage."
Intrigued, I started to read the marketing page of the course. When I got to paragraph four, which was five sentences deep, I stopped in my tracks. Word for word, I was reading my own writing.
Over the last ten years or more I have written scores of articles and essays for Mind-Body-Spirit e-zines and hard copy magazines. I have also written a number of online courses.
With that in mind, I began trying to recall (where the paragraph in its entirety) had been lifted from. I did not have to go far.
On the same site, I found the paragraph. It was on the marketing page of, 'From Turmoil to Transformation,' a course I had created for Daily Om more than six years ago.
Having located this evidence, I e-mailed the course co-ordinator of Daily Om and linked her back to my marketing page. Then I asked her to inform the woman who had poached my work, that my writing and course content is copyrighted.
I am sharing this, not because I am upset or angry. Far from it.
From a personal perspective, I am grateful for the prompts that led me to spot the plagiarism. More importantly though, I feel sorry for the woman who copied my words.
If you do not know who you are, you feel impoverished.
You believe abundance is 'out there.'
You believe other people know better than you.
You think they have the answers and you do not.
You doubt yourself.
You do not have the confidence to trust what you hear and feel inside.
By contrast, if you meditate just a little you realize your self-worth.
You realize how rich you are.
You have no desire to go begging or poaching from anyone.
You trust, relish, and rest in the awareness,
"I am enough."
Monday, July 13, 2015
Terminate your relationship with pain.
How do you do that?
You stop running and trying to separate from it.
With humility, you receive the gift of what the pain is trying to tell you.
The act of listening heals the divide.
Then you can turn the pain into something beautiful.
However, more important than all of this,
Is the realization,
I am not my pain.
Which sees and and recognizes the pain.