What Are You Then?

You are not your mind. - Eckhart Tolle

thoughts

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.

Why We Don’t Need a Future!

The ego needs the future because the idea of a better future is how the ego justifies rejecting the present moment. - Gina Lake

now

The Ego is our thinking mind. And it loves to think. It thinks about the future, it thinks about the past and yes it even thinks about the present! It says things like 'Wow, what a beautiful flower' or 'This weather sucks, why isn't the Sun out?' And whenever the Ego thinks, we can't ever be fully present in the Now. If we notice we'll realize that we are not the ego. We are not the thinking mind. Who are we then? Hint: Don't use the ego (the thinking mind) to answer this question!

What is Grace and How to Receive it…

Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created the universe. I love you. There’s only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you’ll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too. - Frederick Buechner

the gift of grace

We're divine children. We live in God's house. We're always safe. We matter. We can live unafraid if we so choose. We have siblings. We have a lot of loving to do.