Bring Yourself to Life

Let go of “me against life”

It allows the fear to grow.

Know that you are a part of life

Not separate from it.

People care about you

They see the light within

When you are lost in the dark.

Turn inwards

Let go of those thoughts

And find that you are so much more.

Embrace the “life within me”

And bring yourself to life.

Peace on Earth

“As you transcend the dualities of good and evil, and right and wrong, you awaken into Oneness. It is the only way to really make a difference and bring lasting peace into our world.”

~ Leonard Jacobson

Each of us makes up the collective. Whatever is happening at the collective level is a reflection of who we are as individuals…If you want peace on earth, by all means march in peace rallies, write letters, become politically active. Empower yourself and others as much as possible. But first, confront the dark within yourself. […]

via Peace On Earth – December 2017 – Leonard Jacobson — Evolutionary_Mystic Post

We are One

“Do you realise that when you give a shilling to a beggar you are giving it to yourself?
Do you realise that when you help a dog over a stile you yourself are being helped?
Do you realise when you kick a man when he is down, you are kicking yourself? Give him another kick, you deserve it!”

~ Wei Wu Wei

I do enjoy Wei Wu Wei’s spiritual down-to-earthiness and English wit. It always makes me stop and reflect.

Let’s all slow down and choose how we want to be in the world.

Namaste

The Same Substance

all the same substance

Image credit: Agoes Antara

How can we be separate
when we’re the same substance, body and soul,
collections of the same atoms
and channels of the same soul force?

Let’s be like children
whose beings are too empty
to be filled with distinctions
too open to be closed off by prejudice
too fluid to be cogged up with concepts –
so whole and so connected that they don’t need to build
a fortress of identity.

What is it that separates us?
Only the illusion of identity –
only the illusion of separateness

~ Steve Taylor

 

Today, let us embrace the all-knowing naive child within us.

Be kind. Have fun. Laugh.

 

Compassion and Connection – Just like me

just like me

When you find yourself judging, blaming, criticizing, resenting, or being frustrated and annoyed with an other person … here are some phrases to bring to mind.

“This person in front of me has a body and a mind… Just like me.
This person in front of me has feelings, emotions and thoughts… Just like me.
This person in front of me has in his or her life, experienced physical and emotional pain and suffering… Just like me.
This person in front of me wishes to be free from pain and suffering… Just like me.
This person in front of me wishes to be healthy and loved… Just like me.
This person in front of me wishes to be happy… Just like me.”*

All people have similar needs, wants and desires. Fundamentally we act in order to protect ourselves and what we believe matters to us.
We all wish to be happy.
Others may go about it differently, to what we would want for ourselves.

Yet who are we to judge…. Our thoughts tell us that our way is the right way, but that is the small ego mind trying to stay in charge.

When we remind ourselves, that other people are just like us, we can pause and come from understanding instead of a righteous ego.

May we all find more acceptance and understanding in challenging times with difficult people.

Namaste

 

* Taken from Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan

Your Place in Nature

 

Accept your place in nature

The truth, you will then plainly see,

We’re but a melody, in one grand overture,

Like the rustling leaves of a tree.*

~ Bryant McGill

 

* Bryant McGill; Jenni Young. Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life (Kindle Locations 3443-3444). SRN Publishing. Kindle Edition.