“And whatever your path is at this moment, every single step is equal in substance. Every step actualizes the self. Every moment of practice is always the koan of having to agree to your condition, to bring unlimited friendliness to what you are, just as you are, right now. Even your obnoxiousness, your failures, your rank inadequacy is it. Your best revenge is to include it as you.” Susan Murphy
“If we don’t offer ourselves to the unknown, our senses dull. Our world becomes small and we lose our sense of wonder. Our eyes don’t lift to the horizon; our ears don’t hear the sounds around us. The edge is off our experience, and we pass our days in a routine that is both comfortable and limiting. We wake up one day and find that we have lost our dreams in order to protect our days.” Kent Nerburn
“The search for reason ends at the known; on the immense expanse beyond it only the sense of the ineffable can glide. It alone knows the route to that which is remote from experience and understanding. Neither of them is amphibious: reason cannot go beyond the shore, and the sense of the ineffable is out of place where we measure, where we weigh. We do not leave the shore of the known in search of adventure or suspense or because of the failure of reason to answer our questions. We sail because our mind is like a fantastic seashell, and when applying our ear to its lips we hear a perpetual murmur from the waves beyond the shore. Citizens of two realms, we all must sustain a dual allegiance: we sense the ineffable in one realm, we name and exploit reality in another. Between the two we set up a system of references, but we can never fill the gap. They are as far and as close to each other as time and calendar, as violin and melody, as life and what lies beyond the last breath.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion
When we search for “ourselves” in the eyes of others, we have imprisoned our own-selves in believing that our self-worth is nothing unless others validate who we are. Unless we approve of whom we are, what we are, and what we are capable of doing as an individual, only then we will have released “ourselves” from our own imprisonment. We are in charge of our own life’s destiny and what we do and become can only be validated by our accomplishments and failures; not by what others may think of us.
Many times in our lives we are dropped, crumpled and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased you are still priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by who we are. You are special. Don’t ever forget it.
Things that don’t matter;
And people who think YOU don’t matter.
Love yourself and respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that FEELS wrong, and is not good for your heart, mind, body and Soul.
Be yourself, listen to your intuition allow yourself to bloom with your own colors – And watch your world and your whole perception changing.
Once you break the shackles of other people’s opinions, negativity, the past, bitterness, and the fears that hold you back you will feel the change inside you.
Like a transformation of a butterfly.
Love yourself, nurture yourself, love others, be grateful and never stop listening to your gut instincts. They are your power guide and will always lead you on a path which is for your highest good.
Believe in yourself. Stop the blame and the second guessing.
You are strong and beautiful.
Embrace it … and empower yourself.
You Deserve it!
If you don’t stay true to yourself – who will?
Kiran Shaikh 2013/ Back Towards Light
Positive emotions like love, forgiveness, and joy provide our lives with growth and expansion. Try your best to become aware of the energies that are around you. It can have an effect on your body, mind, and your general outlook on life.
“Finding the center of strength within ourselves is ultimately the best contribution we can make to our fellow man. One person with indigenous inner strength exercises a great calming effect on panic among people around him. This is what our society needs… not new ideas and inventions; important as these are, and not geniuses and supermen, but persons who can “be”, that is, persons who have a center of strength within themselves.” Rollo May
Life’s biggest causes of unhappiness are the false beliefs you refuse to let go of. You are capable of far more than you are presently thinking, imagining, doing or being. But you will ultimately become what you habitually contemplate; so clear your mind and let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
It’s not a big deal to make mistakes, it’s only a big deal to not learn from them. If we learn from them, they are no longer mistakes, they are reminders. Ego is often blind to this, but our souls crave the transformation and change.
Being a heart based and soul based being allows humility, self – observation, expansion, growth and transcendence of artificial programmings, hidden agendas and distortions that keep us trapped. It allows the guidance of our higher self to be heard.
To do this, release yourself of caring about what others think and release yourself from trying to uphold some identity you have projected upon yourself, that makes you rigid and in need of being right or perfect.
Be as real with yourself and others and you can possibly be and the old issues, anxieties and past trauma triggers will begin to fall away, making room for bliss, breakthroughs and a deeper sense of security and peace.
This then allows abundance and magic to flow again, bringing synchronicities and new opportunities that are more in alignment to the true you, rather than the you who lives a facade, runs away from the inner work and where’s masks, while hiding pain and a strong need to break free and fully be ones authentic and genuine self…
Without diving into the real stuff, how can we expect an honest reflection from life?