It’s difficult to see the Beauty and Miracles
When in the midst of the storm,
When in the violence of the wind and the rain.
All it takes is time and distance to make it through
For us to look back
And truly begin to appreciate the Beauty and the Miracle
Of the the storm that once was
That glows under the sun like a true kingdom of Heaven.
See yourself through the pain and one day you may be able to see the silver lining that was always there.
Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of suffering in the life of the world.
The world is but the surface of the mind and the mind is infinite. What we call thoughts are just ripples in the mind. When the mind is quiet it reflects reality. When it is motionless through and through, it dissolves and only reality remains.
This reality is so concrete, so actual, so much more tangible than mind and matter, that compared to it even diamond is soft like butter.
This overwhelming actuality makes the world:
Here is something you must understand: There are two sources for change within you. One is the cunningness of your ego that pushes you into making efforts to become something other than you are meant to be so that it can give itself a boost, so that it can glorify itself. The other is the wisdom of Nature. Thanks to this wisdom you become aware, you understand it. That is all you do, leaving the change-type, the manner, the speed, the time of change-to Reality and to Nature. Your ego is a great technician. It cannot be creative. It goes in for methods and techniques and produces so-called holy people who are rigid, consistent, mechanical, lifeless, as intolerant of others as they are of themselves-violent people the very opposite of holiness and love. Nature is creative. You will be a creator, not a wily technician when there is abandonment in you-no greed, no ambition, no anxiety, no sense of striving, gaining, arriving, attaining. All there is, is a keen, alert, penetrating, vigilant awareness that causes the dissolution of all one’s foolishness and selfishness, all one’s attachments and fears.
Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.
Living in the present moment is about approaching every situation without an inherent belief about it. In a world of unlimited possibility, our minds are our only limitation. So when we can see situations for what is, rather than what if, we discover a freedom in that. There never has been a what if, there is only what is. So many of us are afraid to do something and come up with a million what ifs. Which prevents us from ever seeing what is. It’s all illusions of the mind.
Old Way: Stretch for Strength
NEW WAY: Warm up with jumps
There’s a reason why sprinters hop a few times before stepping into the starting blocks: Jumping kick-starts the central nervous system, helping to activate more muscle fibers. “The name for this neuromuscular priming…
Sometimes you’ve gotta look at yourself from a different perspective to see things as they really are.
Today was transformed by the rain in Glendale, Arizona!
Plus my momma making dinner!