Quotes – 2010

What Is Meditation?

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It's a way of entering into the quiet that's already there—buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. - Deepak Chopra

essentials

There are numerous definitions of meditation. One popular idea is that thoughts must cease for us to enter a meditative state. Certainly that could be classified as meditation; however for me meditation consists of 2 essentials:

  1. Discovering and resting in the peace that resides within us
  2. Making direct contact with God

stillness & inspiration

This peace that is nestled just under our stream of thoughts is very approachable. The trick is to be in a state of non-judgmental relaxed awareness. That means we just sit and be. We become relaxed in body and mind. We stay alert, i.e. not fall asleep and maintain awareness of all that goes on inside us, without manufacturing new thoughts about any of it.

Once we experience this peace it’s a great opportunity to:

  • Pray and make direct contact with God
  • Seek inspiration, which appears in the form of sudden thoughts an d ideas
  • Do creative thinking and planning

Here are some more tips from my site.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM.

Recommendation: Moments in Between: The Art of the Quiet Mind
by David Kundtz

Moments in Between: The Art of the Quiet MindKindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6

Quotes – 2010

Who’s The Boss?

 Compel your lower nature to obey your higher nature... - The Urantia Papers

the higher and the lower

The lower nature is that which frets, worries, fears, feels less than, is jealous, always wants more and never satiated.

The higher nature is that which loves, is kind, serves, is confident, has faith, is peaceful, thoughtful, deliberate, motivated, and has a higher purpose.

you’re the boss

We are and can be victims of genetics and generational, racial and national thought patterns. It can be tough to fight these built-in inertial forces. Because we are will creatures, it’s our prerogative and should be our life-goal to grow and design our life. Which is why we have a mind that’s really under our control. If such is not the case then how can we assert control? Who’s the boss?

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM my own master.

Recommendation: The Urantia Papers

The Urantia Book: Indexed Version with free Audio Book on DVD (Can only be played on a computer with a DVD drive.)Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6

Quotes – 2010

Daily Adventure

Adventure isn't hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life -- facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and in the process, discovering our own unique potential. - John Amatt 

what do we seek?

What are we after when we seek adventure and excitement in our lives? What do we truly want?

life is adventure

Often what we seek is not outside our current situation. If we can approach daily living as an adventure we can enrich our experience, be more fulfilled and not feel as empty. We seek something else… examining that ‘feeling’ deeply will allow us to understand ourselves, that in turn leads to greater serenity…

Daily Affirmation: Today life is the adventure!

Recommendation: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The AlchemistKindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6