Category Archives: Stillness

What’s Herd Mentality?

Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it’s very hard to turn it, even slightly.Dan Rather

herd mentality

Which herd or herds are we a part of? How much of our future is compromised or enhanced due to this conscious or unconscious membership? How can we become aware of this enrollment? What’s unique and noteworthy about us?

affirmations

Today I AM more aware. I AM appreciative of my own uniqueness. I AM my own person and I notice when I AM joining a herd…

 

Recommendation: True Purpose by Tim Kelley

True Purpose: 12 Strategies for Discovering the Difference You Are Meant to MakeKindle Paperwhite, 6

How To Rejoice!

Young hearts, young leaves, flowers, animals, the winds and the streams and the sparkling lake, all wildly, gladly rejoicing together!John Muir

life!

Life is beautiful. It’s abundant. It’s exhilarating. An adventure that never ends. An experience we must always appreciate.

affirmations

Today I AM happy because I AM alive! All is well and life is good! I AM extremely grateful!

Recommendation: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual EnlightenmentKindle Paperwhite, 6

Why Are We Here?

Each person is a living world of longing.
You are here not simply because you were sent here.
You are here because you long to be here.
A person is an incarnation of longing.
Behind your image, role, personality, and deeper
than your thoughts, there is a pulse of desire…

John O’Donohue

a longing

Residing deep inside us is the universal creative flame. That flame is present because it so desires. It has a purpose that is best served when merged with ‘our’ purpose. What is our purpose? What is that deep longing that propels us? When shall the twain meet?

affirmations

I AM still today. I AM listening. I AM awakening…

Recommendation: Eternal Echoes by John O’Donohue

Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to BelongKindle Paperwhite, 6

How To Be Still…

I go among trees and sit still.
All my stirring becomes quiet
around me like circles on water.

Wendell Berry

stillness

It is the way to our center. Our center is where Now, our being-ness, intersects with eternal reality. It’s our source for solace, fulfillment, as well as inspiration.

affirmations

Today I AM still, right here and right now. I AM full with truth, goodness and beauty. Life is good as is. All is well…

Recommendation: A Course in Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman

A Course in Miracles: Combined VolumeKindle Paperwhite, 6

How To Use Our Imagination!

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination.  – Mary Oliver

imagination

Our thoughts and how we think are the tools we need to design our lives as well as our days. If we can be fully present and really observe what goes on around us, we can never be bored. In that state of ‘presence’, when our heart becomes our eyes, we can be effusively creative.

affirmations

Today I AM experiencing life through my heart. My heart takes over my brain, and I experience life anew!

Recommendation: Love: What Life Is All About by Leo F. Buscaglia

Love: What Life Is All AboutKindle Paperwhite, 6

How To Soar!

Even when the air currents are ascending, no bird can soar except by outstretched wings.  – The Urantia Papers

who are we?

This quote is inspiring on two fronts!

1) That there is a Universal (or Life) current which we can attach ourselves to, which will take us to wherever we need to go.

2) And that we must make the minimum effort required to participate in that Universal program!

To connect with this Life source meditation helps tremendously. Meditation Tip #2: Sit down (at least thrice a day or when you need to feel the calm), close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths. The breaths should be long drawn, held for a few seconds and then exhaled slowly. This relaxes the body and starts to relax the mind. Breathe naturally now. Put your full attention on your breath. Watch and experience the breath as it goes in/out. You might lose track and get lost in a thought. Notice this too. And then put your attention back on the breath. Practice for 5 minutes!

affirmations

I AM ready to soar! I listen and respond, I stay humble and I serve. Life takes me where necessary. I have no worries. I just sail along…

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 Paperwhite, 6