We spend our entire waking life in our minds, thinking and manufacturing thoughts. Our thoughts give us our identity. Our thoughts also guarantee and underscore the mental suffering that we’re so good at birthing. One day we will all realize that our mind is actually our biggest foe. And that our true identity is deeper within. With that realization comes the peace, contentment, happiness and fulfillment that we ever seek.
If you try to hang on to your life you will lose it. – Jesus of Nazareth
We live selfish lives. And therefore are destined to suffer endlessly. To have eternal life, we must learn to collaborate with and be guided by Life. Life = God = The Universe = The Divine. There’s a divine plan for everything and everybody. We in our selfish little ways can never know what’s good for us let alone know what’s good for the entire world. So we must stop trying to hang-on to life, we must learn to let go and as they say ‘Let God’…
The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions and to all people… – Chogyam Trungpa
The spiritual practice that gives us the biggest bang for the buck is acceptance. When we’re open and accepting we’re nicely positioned to receive guidance from the Divine. It’s the only ‘trick’ we need to be in grace…
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them. – Alfred Hitchcock
Whether we admit it or not we’re afraid. We’re afraid of many things including death, or extinguishment. Alfred Hitchcock was indeed a master, he knew how to process his fears. And thus he points to how we can do the same. We must face our fears, we must allow them to come up and allow them to take us over. We just let it happen without resistance. When we do that we realize that all fear is really a damp squib, it’s non-existent. And unless we face our fears they’ll always lie waiting to pounce, attack us again and again…
I am the bird that flutters against your window in the morning, and your closest friend… I can never forget you. I know all that you were meant to be. – Rolf Jacobsen
Angels are real. And they respond to us if we acknowledge them. We’re constantly guided except when we prefer to be lone rangers. We’re blessed especially when we realize who we are.
In a small house God has his corner, in a big house he has to stand in the hall. – Swedish Proverb
Simple living makes us happier. Having too much is an intellectual and emotional burden on our egos. Until we’re ready to put our ego in its place we ought to simplify our lives as much as possible.
#NoPhoneSunday, hey why not!?
connect with humans!
Join me for #NoPhoneSunday. It just means that whenever possible or when you can do it, on any Sunday, refrain from using your smart phone!
If you must use your phone for calls then you can still do #NoPhoneSunday by simply turning your data/WiFi off!
How about it? Let’s spend that time connecting with #humans directly :)!