Quotes – 2010

How To Find Love

Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek & find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Rumi

we seek love

In whatever we seek, we’re really seeking love. We seek assurance, safety and happiness; these are all the consequences of experiencing the love which can only come from another personality. True love and assurance proceeds from the parent personality that is God, and her love is easier to discover than we might expect…

ask, forgive and expect

Just like our spiritual heritage in general, we block our own experience of love and goodness that’s ever available to us. The steps are as follows:

  • Ask. Talk to God and ask to experience this love.
  • Forgive: Unless we forgive everyone (including ourselves) and extinguish the resentment that sears our hearts, we will not be able to uncover this divine wellspring.
  • Expect: After asking and forgiving, be like a child and expect our parent’s love to be ever present.

Daily Affirmation: Today I walk in God’s love.

Recommendation: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

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Quotes – 2010

How To Live Without Anxiety

4.19 He whose undertakings are free from anxious desire and fanciful thought, whose work is made pure in the fire of wisdom: he is called wise by those who see.

4.20 In whatever work he does such a man in truth has peace: he expects nothing, he relies on nothing, and ever has fullness of joy. - The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 4)

anxiety filled days

How much anxiety and stress do we tolerate daily? How much of the two are we even aware of? Once we’re aware of why we get depressed and sense the anxiety that engulfs our selves, we’re on our way… Our ‘fanciful’ thoughts about situations, about us and about others are the reason why we keep falling into the emotional thought maelstrom.

expectation is key

What do we expect from others? What do we expect from our day? What about our own selves? We make up ideas about what our life and our day should be like. Often these images get shattered because life doesn’t cooperate with our projected plans. The way to peace is to live in the moment, without any expectations of the future…

Daily Affirmation: Today I just AM, I expect nothing.

Recommendation: The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Juan Mascaro

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Quotes – 2010

What’s ‘The Physics Of The Quest’?

See God in every person, place, and thing, and all will be well in your world. - Louise Hay

where the teacher is

Had an interesting experience this afternoon. I was witnessing the graduation of a 12 week Dale Carnegie offering at work, and had the pleasure of hearing from the dynamic facilitator of the class. She ended up sharing her own touching story about how she found the truth about the following quote from the movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’….

In the end, I've come to believe in something I call "The Physics of the Quest." A force in nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity. The rule of Quest Physics goes something like this: If you're brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.

where god is

We’re always looking for ‘the’ answer to our quests, our problems and our yearnings. Well the message and the messengers abound! If we only look the answer comes through unexpected ways and means. It’s right around the corner, or is the next person we meet or even the next connection we make in our minds! Let’s look, the answer might be right in front of our figurative noses!

Daily Affirmation: Today daily events are my teacher!

Recommendation: Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

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