Don’t seek reality, just put an end to opinions. – Sheng-ts’an (Zen Monk)
Our mind loves to compare.
Notice how we do that. We examine one object, situation or person then compare it with something else. This constant comparison is a major cause of the constant chatter in our minds. Let’s recognize that, and find peace.
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM simply observing…
Recommendation: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki
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 an 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 I AM on a Life adventure!
Recommendation: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost. – A Course in Miracles – ACIM
We’re constantly running, just like our thoughts. Our thoughts are like the waves of an ocean. A deep calm lies under the apparent turmoil on the surface.
We can readily access this peace. A first step is to become a watcher of our thoughts and not get carried away with them. The witness of these thoughts can be at peace. Try it…
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM peaceful…
Recommendation: A Course in Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman
Living in the present is a desire of the soul. It is to realize that we are here for a reason and with a purpose. – From Spirit
Our soul lives firmly in the present. When we (our ego-self) also arrive at the present moment we have a great opportunity at hand. We now have a tryst with divinity…
Everything is happening for a grand purpose. It’s our job to discover our own. The best way to do that is to stay in the current moment and be guided by the gentle leading of our soul…
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM being led…
Recommendation: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. – Jack Kornfield
What do we tell ourselves? What’s the story we repeat? Are we masters of our own thoughts? Do we take care of our physical and mental self?
What do we say about others behind their backs? What do we do for others? Do we know now why we’re happy or not?
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM happy and I know why!
Recommendation: Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield
Only those who give over all desire to reject can know that their own rejection is impossible. – A Course in Miracles (ACIM)
Mind is the laboratory and thoughts the instruments we use to create our life. Once we know how much our thinking impacts our life we realize the importance of designing our thoughts! Let’s be artists and paint beautiful thoughts for us and everyone else…
How do we view life? How do we approach and judge people? The way we show up is how life shows up for us. The way we judge others (the energies we unleash), we are judged too, in other words ‘what goes around comes around’. Our judgmental thoughts follow the trajectory that we’ve triggered which is why we must design even our judgments!
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM a thought designer!
Recommendation: : A Course in Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman
Everyone is responsible for the thoughts they think and the things that they choose as their objects of attention. – Abraham
It matters where we put our attention. Can we be masters and guide our minds appropriately? It really is up to us.
We are creators. Our creation comes from our attention, our thoughts and consequently our actions. Let’s be bold and create something beautiful in our lives. What’s stopping us?
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM a bold creator!
Recommendation: The Law of Attraction by Esther Hicks