“Too much time is squandered on
What was and
What might be
Leaving only table scraps for
Wu Hsin from the Lost Writing of Wu Hsin translated by Roy Melvyn
Table scraps have their uses… yet can’t sustain us.
Pause and take time to Find your Middle Ground.
Embrace each moment fully and nourish your very being.
May 5, 2020
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Begin the song exactly where you are,
Remain within the world of which you’re made.
Call nothing common in the earth or air,
Accept it all and let it be for good.
Start with the very breath you breathe in now,
This moment’s pulse, this rhythm in your blood
And listen to it, ringing soft and low.
Stay with the music, words will come in time.
Slow down your breathing. Keep it deep and slow.
Become an open singing-bowl, whose chime
Is richness rising out of emptiness,
And timelessness resounding into time.
And when the heart is full of quietness
Begin the song exactly where you are.
May this Danna Fauld’s poem fill you with strength and inspiration.
“We come from stronger stuff than feelings” 💛
Bonneville Salt Flats
Vast and changeless
the ground of being
is not rocked by
ripples on the pond.
The firmament from
which we spring, the
divinity at the heart
of things doesn’t wax
or wane with mind states,
or wither in the wind.
We come from stronger
stuff than feelings.
Essence does not fail
or fade, diminish or
trade reality for illusion.
We are wordless, wide,
and wise beyond time.
Within us is a flame
of truth that never dies.
Let that be the focal
point of life. Let that
be the light that guides
us from the shadows.
~ Danna Faulds
March 29, 2020
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D.H.Lawrence described humanity as being like an uprooted tree with its roots in the air.
“We are perishing for lack of fulfillment of our greater needs.
We are cut off from the great sources of our inward nourishment and renewal.
We must plant ourselves again in the universe.”
I think many people feel like uprooted trees in today’s world.
When we make the decision to plant ourselves once more we become nourished, rooted and interconnected.
Each of us can do this for ourselves and support others in finding inner nourishment, renewal and connection to our life source and Spirit.
I call it
Findng Your Middle Ground.
February 29, 2020
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The universe continues to unfold in each moment
You don’t have to control or hold on to anything
Just take time to pause and listen to your inner wisdom
Trust it’s soft voice
Mistakes and challenges have helped you grow into who you are today
Embrace whatever happens, knowing that you will continue to learn and grow
Nothing has gone wrong
Life continues in its highs and lows
Don’t take it personally
We are all in this together
February 14, 2020
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Its fun to look back and find the right advice on my blog. Enjoy this re-post!
Don’t put your “but” in the face of an angry person.
Angry people are in a triggered reactive state.
The ability to listen or think logically diminishes with the rise of strong emotions.
The animal or limbic brain takes over control from the reasoning pre-frontal cortex.
Evidence also shows that when we grip our jaw, we are less able to listen through our ears.
Be careful of those buts.
Wait until the person has calmed down before trying to use reason.
Stressing to be fit?
Find your Middle Ground
“Conscious deceleration” is a term I came across in a report from
The Future Laboratory which identifies macro trends and new directions in the Health and Wellness industry.
The bottom line is: We are being bombarded with new ways to achieve fitness goals and to be less anxious. A recent study by researchers at Yale and Oxford found that too much exercise is worse for mental well being than no exercise at all. People, especially Millennials, are getting burned out trying to avoid burn out. Everyone is getting more stressed out about how to de-stress!
The pendulum has swung too far and we are out of balance.
We must consciously slow down and create some calm in our every day. We need to take time to pause as a counter balance to the busyness and constant demand for our attention.
Having a regular practice of
mindful breathing, yoga and meditation are ways to consciously decelerate and can become a haven in the world we live in.
Research is now being done about how music and vibrations can recreate the same calm state of mind as regular gentle yoga and meditation. You may want to experience crystal singing bowls at 432Hz or listen to binaural acoustics that induce a Theta mind state. Its already here and more in coming.
What was once rooted in the sacred past of yoga and meditation is now being developed using new technology to reduce stress and bring more peace into our lives.
May you Find Your Middle Ground in this new decade and beyond.
January 27, 2020
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