Category Archives: Stillness

How To Be Happy…

You will learn that you increase your burdens and decrease the likelihood of success by taking yourself too seriously.  – The Urantia Papers

now

No matter what, we lose out if we’re not enjoying the present moment and the gifts it brings. Laugh, smile, inhale, jump, wink, kiss and make merry, this unique moment that we’re living won’t last!

affirmations

Today I AM having fun! I AM happy just the way I AM. All is well and there’s nothing to worry about!

Recommendation: The Urantia Papers

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Why We’re Human Beings…

Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living – and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you’re being while you’re doing whatever you’re doing. Neale Donald Walsch

just being

We pursue tasks, these tasks fulfill us and give meaning to our lives and we die while still doing stuff. Which is all well and good because we certainly need work to be done, but did we ever wonder why we’re called human beings and not human doings 🙂 ? There’s a beauty and sublime peace in life which can be experienced when we’re just being, because when we’re just being our mind chatter dies down, we can be in the flow and experience an equanimity which is otherwise hard to find!

affirmations

Today I AM just going to be. I AM relaxed. I AM faithful. I AM not worried about my future. And trust that all will be well. I relax into the luxury of NOW. Life has never been better!

Recommendation: Meditations from Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch

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How To Smell A Rose!

Only that day dawns to which we are awake. Henry David Thoreau

awake?

It could be an entire day before we realize it’s gone! Does that happen to you?

We must become aware of ourselves as we pass through a unique day, that’s made up of unique moments and experiences. If we are constantly manufacturing thoughts about what’s going on with us or who’s doing what to us, then we won’t awaken to that day or moment.

The only way to smell the rose is to awaken fully to the rose (not thoughts/concepts about it) and experience it fully for what it is.

affirmations

Today I AM here. I AM present. I experience life as it is and not via my thoughts about life. I AM happy.

Recommendation: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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Why Be Quiet?

The quieter you become the more you can hear. Ram Dass

it’s all good

True silence can do wonders. True silence is that of the mind not that of the audible kind. As we become more still, we can observer better, we listen more intently, we perceive a lot more and our sense of intuition flowers! Inspiration and creativity is heightened when we let our mind settle down naturally.

How do you do that?

Watch yourself. Watch as thoughts arise, notice their origin, and where they lead you. Observe how you act or react to any incident. Get to know yourself intimately, in this fashion. Your effortless watching of self leads to a quiet alertness that connects you to the essence of all that is. A peace beyond understanding, a joy inexpressible, then emerges!

affirmations

Today I AM still. I AM peaceful. I AM connected. I AM joy.

Recommendation: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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What’s Our Purpose?

Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

it’s all good

Do we ever get the feeling that everything’s got to have a purpose, that we have got to have a purpose, otherwise all that we do is for naught? Well that’s exactly how it is. There’s a purpose and a season for everything and everyone.

Questions:

  • What is our purpose in life?
  • What have events in our life prepared us to do, today?
  • Or what are they preparing us to do eventually?

Answers to these questions and real direction can be had if we but “learn to get in touch with silence within yourself”. Are we going to try that?

affirmations

Today I AM still and feeling good. I AM confident that all’s well. I can feel God’s blessings in my life. And am ready to embrace each new moment!

Recommendation: On Life After Death by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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How We Self Sabotage!

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. Sally Kempton

saboteur

We have an internal saboteur, a gremlin, who keeps rearing its ugly head, several times a day, sometimes all day. Once we can recognize that naysayer inside us, the very act of becoming aware of it, diminishes its power over us. With practice we can let our real self, our strong, powerful, positive self, emerge. The fear subsides and the path becomes clearer by the day. The first step must be to recognize this negative voice inside us…

affirmations

Today I AM kicking my internal saboteur in its butt! I will banish all negative thoughts! I AM a child of God, I AM positive inside and out. I think lovely thoughts and do lovely deeds. I AM proud of myself and my potential!

Recommendation: Ljving the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

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Who’s Betraying Us?

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.Shakespeare

traitorous thoughts

Once we get used to watching where our thoughts spring from, next steps can be:

  • 1) Becoming aware of how we get enmeshed in each thought process. When we’re involved in them we’re not being conscious of that activity. When we become aware then that act in itself, helps us distance ourselves from the thought. We notice that we are having these thoughts, we are not the thoughts. This distinction is crucial for our peace of mind.
  • 2) Next notice the quality of these thoughts. Are they the spirit enhancing kind or the opposite? Ferret out thoughts of fear and of doubts. Consciously bring up pleasing thoughts instead or just watch them disappear if we don’t get involved in them and just become aware of them instead.

Both activities above are enhanced by meditation, just 5 minutes twice a day helps! Check out some exercises here. Won’t we do that for self? Lets banish our doubts, be less fearful and forge ahead!!

affirmations

Today I catch my traitorous thoughts and gently expunge them. I AM a child of God and only think lovely thoughts. My beautiful thoughts lead me to an amazing and fulfilling life. I practice love and think of others more than I think of self.

Recommendation: Marianne Williamson – Everyday Grace

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