Sunday, May 21, 2017

Loving the Tyrant. It's not who you think...

Arrive and arise.  There is no “someone else”.  We are all one.  Surprise.  

Arrive and arise.  There’s a dictator within us, just as avaricious and dull as some of those other leaders around us.  The only reason why we would ever listen to such hypocrisy is that it’s within us already.  It’s the inner voice, your personal tyrant, telling you that you are caught, dependent, helpless, held together by a mere trifle, some bling; the news of the day, whatever this tyrant within you allows.  Whatever it is, it’s less than you.

Arrive and arise.  Weren’t you the peaceful warrior determined to help others?  I dare you to first accept yourself in all your beauty and ugliness, accept the terrible mystery of your being-ness.  All voices within you are the voices outside you.  Are you afraid that your ugliness will take over your beauty?  Is your ugliness that powerful?  Yes, it is. It’s powerful not because it exists within you, but because it has no light, no connection to your beauty and your love.  Accept and connect.  Be unafraid of any part of you.

Arrive and arise.  There is a sweetness to owning your fears.  Whatever you fear within you will take you over unless you own it.  “I am fear as much as I am  love.  I am both beautiful and ugly.  I will not shrink from the terrible mystery within me, and I will be powerful beyond imagination as I become once again whole, and all parts of my being feel the light.”  

Arrive and arise.  Take heart that you’re not alone.  The peaceful warriors among us are many and growing, and oh so powerful.  Tyrants and dictators will fall, not because we’ve conquered them, but because we’ve opened our hearts and they’ve melted into the light.

Does this mean that you love the tyrant so much that you accept poor treatment? Never. It means that you treat yourself with so much love and respect that no tyrant, inside our out, has a victim left to claim. And you are powerful, beautiful, terrible, mysterious and free.

Living in the mystery...

Whatever inspiration is, it's born from a continuous 'I don't know.’ ~Wislawa Szymborska
There's an ocean inside you, and when you're ready you'll drink. ~Kabir
Love is the way messengers from the mystery tell us things. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity. ~Rachel Naomi Remen

Sunday, May 14, 2017

I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after...

I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother. ~Maya Angelou
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten. ~Thomas Chandler
We're here to awaken from the illusion of separateness. ~Ram Dass
You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking, 'This is impossible—oh, this is impossible.' And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible. ~Tina Fey

Sunday, May 7, 2017

If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?

Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself. It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true. ~Adyashanti
Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows. ~Nisargadatta Mahara
If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question? ~Lily Tomlin
Instead of searching for what you do not have, find out what it is that you have never lost. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
I can handle reality in small doses, but as a lifestyle, it's much too confining. ~Lily Tomlin

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Go Ahead, Be a Bad-ass

I love what I think, and I'm never tempted to believe it.~Byron Katie
Don't allow your life to become just a dead ritual. Let there be moments, unexplainable. Let there be a few things that are mysterious, for which you cannot supply any reason. ~Osho
The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your yeart, the roar of freedom. ~Osho

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Don't Forget Your Mother...

We are all children of the Great Spirit, we all belong to Mother Earth. Our planet is in great trouble and if we keep carrying old grudges and do not work together, we will all die. ~Chief Seattle
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. ~Carl Sagan
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can not eat money. ~Chief Seattle
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another. ~Carl Sagan
Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth. This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. ~Chief Seattle

Friday, September 4, 2015

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves

As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better. ~Steve Maraboli

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~C.G. Jung

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. ~Groucho Marx