"The only way around is through." ~Robert Frost Imagine the experience of "not pretending." The choice to breathe is a shared experience - but the choice to live is an "involuntary breath." Identity is defined by "words spoken." Expansion is "in the air." For today - teachers arrive in unexpected form. One of the greatest … Continue reading Step 360: Looking Back – Then Moving Forward
Raison d'être - (noun) - reason or justification for being or existence." Deconstructing the "Status Quo" takes time - patience - perseverance. It creates conflict (which is usually based on unrealistic expectations fueled by desire). Respect and Reverence. Know thy limits. What part of "NO do you NOT understand?" Banishing shame - guilt - fear. … Continue reading Step 194: Sunday Blessings – The Middle Way
"Moribund - (adj.) - On the brink of death in every sense of the word, in the process of dying out." Context is everything! We often think of evolution as happening gradually. Not so. It comes in leaps. Relevance means "does this matter to me - or - do I really care?" Credibility means - … Continue reading Step 160: Moving Stillness
“The trouble is, you think you have time." ~Buddha When we're hungry or feel like we're starving - we'll gorge on what's in front of us. We end up overstuffed - undernourished - dissatisfied. The Soul needs HIGH quality food. When the Soul detoxes it sheds old thoughts, feelings, pain and struggle. Old memories are … Continue reading Step 88: Sunday Blessings
"In times of decline - Self-sustenance and Humility are advantageous. You have no influence." ~I-Ching #12 "Stagnation" As my old teacher used to say, "before enlightenment - chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment - chop wood, carry water." Today we plant seeds that bloom in April 2019. Life truly is a Journey, there is no … Continue reading Step 14: Plant seeds – ask questions!