In order to escape from this never ending battle between---
Now and Change---
I decided to take a much needed visit to---
My Inner Sanctuary.
It looks nothing like an inner sanctuary should look, despite my best efforts.
I've even tried to change it around a bit---
It still looks just like a beach.
It's a different reality, this beach retreat that is within me.
There are times I find myself suddenly… Continue
Without water, there is no life—nearly 30,000 people die daily because of lack of access to clean water. Without water, there can be no peace. This informative and award-winning documentary, FLOW (For Love of Water) is available for free viewing here. Please watch it.
The new and astonishingly popular show, Spielberg's V, what is it really?
I remember at about 11 years old, still trying to understand the world, and Spielberg's films were for the large part, helping me remember the world from the vaster/simpler perspective of the elements, as well as space and time.
At that time I decided to write a letter to Mr Spielberg, I looked around online and found an address, and sent it.
To put it shortly, I recommended he look into… Continue
Paying It Forward --my own Synchronicity story of yesterday -- November 19th, 2009
I know that my own health lately, has hindered my ability to honor any commitments that I have made including doctor's appointments themselves. At one point late last week I told the doctor's office receptionist after having missed my second consecutive appointment that I hadn't intentionally done so, and that the underlying reason for this was that I was feeling rather ill. After making my third… Continue
What do a purple sweatshirt hanging from a tree branch, a loaf of freshly baked bread, a dead car engine on a stormy night, and a magical forest cabin have in common? They're just a few of the inspiring stories I frequently share about the role of synchronicity in our lives, and how learning to recognize it, embrace it, and nurture it can be the key to changing the way we live.…
Happy Thanksgiving Day - Everyday!
WORD FOR THE DAY (gratefulness.org)
Thursday, Nov. 26
Everyday, think as you wake up:
Today I am fortunate to have woken up.
I am alive. I have a precious human life.
I am not going to waste it.
I am going to use all my energies to
develop myself to expand my heart out
to others for the benefit of all beings.
His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama
Added by Ron Alexander on November 26, 2009 at 7:17am —
Happy Thanksgiving to all. For many of us, this has been a difficult year, as it was for the pilgrims depicted in the idyllic scene above. Yet we all have some reason to be thankful—a kind friend, a faithful pet, a family (even if they’re contentious), a small success, hope for the future, a happy memory—something. Be thankful… Continue
I love the name of tomorrow's holiday. The giving of thanks, to be grateful, to appreciate ... these have become powerful tools of transformation in my life. On their namesake day, I invite you to take some time to focus on what you can be grateful for in your life. Whether you do a list on paper or in your head, if you do it, it will make your day better. According to an article sent to me by a friend this morning, you will feel happier: "Research suggests that becoming more grateful could… Continue
Added by Charly Hill on November 25, 2009 at 5:37pm —
The charge has been levelled against these times as apathetic and soulless.
I know there are rays of hope and a greater justification to do good deeds and live a meaningful life.
However, we are creatures ever drawn to laziness, emotional abandonment and lust (for all things).
Observe how even new born babies are brought into this world with their hands clenched and grabbing whereas a persons last movement before dying is to relinquish control by letting go of that… Continue
Added by JEFF MAKOR on November 25, 2009 at 8:33am —
Maintaining harmony under all circumstances is the key to navigating through life. By remaining calm and composed in each moment, we keep life in perspective. We are able to connect with the bigger picture of potential while sorting out appropriate courses of action to address any situation before us. We can release our attachments and reactions knowing that they are only a small part of the experience. Harmony reveals the presence of love.
In the bosom of the Ocean, in the heart of Nature, the pulse of planet Earth, that which is the life support system of all that exists as we know it, wrapped in precious water, here I find God, Peace, Love, Joy, Wisdom and Truth.
I have a very special place on the planet - where I am right mow - where I feel connected. I feel this connection to 'place' in a way that is deeper than I can express. The birds I feed who give me the 'eye'; the animals who depend on me. My loved ones far away who want me near; I'm working on it...meanwhile I AM HERE NOW. The garden is dying but it is going inwards for winter and so must I. It will be here in the spring again. And, by some miracle, so might I...
1. Offer an ear. The greatest need most people have is to be heard. You can listen someone into healing just by being fully present to receive what they want to share. This is mutual gift giving.
2. Offer a hand. When you spot your elderly neighbor out raking leaves, wander over and ask to assist; suggest you need the exercise. He may be longing for someone to talk to, so you'll be a double dose of gratitude.… Continue
Added by Amara Rose on November 21, 2009 at 3:09pm —