Center

If you’ve read this blog for a long time, you know I practice mindfulness. At least I try to practice mindfulness ……. meditation, general mind control, centering myself when I’m off balance – all of those things. I can’t live outside my center. I am miserable when I’m in the midst of fear, anxiety, stress,…

Acceptance

It is a fact of this life that “things” happen. Things that we do not want to happen, things we fear, things we run from and yes, things we love. I have spent a predominant part of my life not accepting what is but fighting against it. I was always rushing to the future, hoping…

Luminosity

In the suchness of natural purity, there is no difference between earlier and later states. There is no difference between the time when one is an ordinary being and the point at which one is a buddha. In essence, the natural luminosity of emptiness never changes. Mipham’s commentary on Maitreya’s Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sūtras…

Choose Light

Why would anyone choose to poison themselves? Think back to the last time you were angry. How did you feel? Were your muscles tense, your breathing shallow, your thinking violent? Probably. But those things are nothing compared to what your adrenal system is going through when you’re angry. From Livestrong.com When you perceive something as…

Save the World

Don’t Set Out to Save the World When we are training in the art of peace, we are not given any promises that, because of our noble intentions, everything will be okay. In fact, there are no promises of fruition at all. Instead, we are encouraged to simply look deeply at joy and sorrow, at…

Life Hums Along

Seriously folks, this has been a rough 11 weeks here in The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave. Especially if you support our new president. Definitely if you support our new president. Absolutely if you support our new president. Naturally, I write about what is important to me, things I think…

Control

“You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may learn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk in water and live in…

World-Confusion

In the jungle of civilization, in the stress of modern living, lies the test. Whatever you give out will come back to you. Hate, and you will receive hate in return. When you fill yourself with inharmonious thoughts and emotions, you are destroying yourself. Why hate or be angry with anyone? Love your enemies. Why…

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

I wonder if the Spirit of Francis Scott Key is here with us in this world-confusion or watching us from the spirit plane. Does he know how incredibly powerful his words have been and are? Does he know that we all stand, cross our hearts and sing to this beautiful anthem for America? Well most…

What Goes Down, Must Go Up

BEING WILLING TO TAKE A CHANCE If we accept a challenge and take steps to accomplish something, the process will yield results—either success or failure. When you sow a seed or plant a tree, either the seed will germinate, the tree will grow, or it will die. Similarly, trust means that we know that our…

Listening to God

It is said that prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening to God. Listening is the key. I can safely say that each of us, in our own way, are trying to find happiness. That feeling of content, the joy of simple things, the comfort of no anxiety or worries. It is a…

Someday I’m Going to be Happy

via Daily Prompt: Someday Many times I have said to myself, someday I’m going to be happy. As soon as I get that power job, have so much money in the bank, buy that new house, move to another city, quit working, after my husband retires, after I win the lottery …….. a lot of…