Inspiration – Your Joy is too Small

I came across these words from one of my earlier posts. It really resonated. Time to break out in celebration of nature and Existence. No event required. xo

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Joy Is Big

Your joy is too small, caged by the jailor of your thoughts.

It lives in the land beyond Infinity and is big beyond measure.

It teaches each tree to dance her own private blissful dance with the wind.

It is what the moon sings every night, holding us as we sleep with her streaming light-song.

Joy lives in your own drunken electrons, billions of them, spinning and dancing without end in their own intimate Universe, longing for You.

Do not look for joy anywhere else.

It is living in you, and gives meaning to all Existence.

Turn your heart’s eyes inward right now, and let them gaze in awe at the immensity

~ Judith Lasater

* Tao Inspiration – Push and Pull

 

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“The way of the universe is a symbiotic flow.
As one part pulls, another part pushes.
A part that has excess will lose. A part that is lacking will gain.

Presently, society acts against this flow.
Where there is abundance, there is power to acquire even more.
What is it when excess is freely offered, rather than accumulated?
It is the way of Tao.

The sage works without expectation of return:
Achieving without need for recognition,
Doing without dominating.” *

~ Lao Tzu

 

How relevant to society today. Yet the Tao te Ching dates back to the second century BC.
The wisdom is never ending as the universe continues to flow. May we find understanding in the balance of yin and yang in all things.

 

 

*Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David (2012-12-02). Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 1015-1026). . Kindle Edition.

* Music Inspiration – Luminous

Realize deeply that this moment is as it is

That you are not fragmented from the universe

You are the universe

Just relax

You are complete

Just rest in the warmth of your awareness

* Blogging and Serendipity

People sometimes ask how I am able to post so often. They imagine it is somehow hard work or at least requiring will and effort.

Well, I can tell you that it is such a delight to be a blogger! I had no idea when I started that this would be as much fun as it is. It feels as natural as yoga. Yup – its takes practice and you have to engage fully in the process. But when you know the basics, you can let go and go with the flow.

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“Serendipity” by Josephine Wall at http://www.josephinewall.co.uk

Every day I wake up with ideas and thoughts about people, what I have learned and how I can share it with others. I usually have someone in mind that I am communicating with. (Yes – it could be you). There is inspiration everywhere on the blogosphere … and from the piles of books on my bed side table.

I admit that when it comes to reading books, I am a dipper rather than a “start to finisher”. I believe in serendipity. A part of me wants to believe that the universe will show me what I need when I open to a random page. In my yoga classes I do this with my favorite inspiration “Yoga Gems” by Georg Feuerstein.

And, now that I think about it, its just like in the mornings, when I choose what earrings to wear.
I have a jewellery box with small earrings in it. They are all mixed up. When I reach in, I have in my mind to use the one I find and then pair it up. Every time its partner finds its way quickly between my fingers. It never seizes to delight me! How does it do this?…

In writing this post I decided to share my thoughts as they came up. I was curious about what I would write. I notice that there is some vulnerability when I don’t have a particular thought or idea to build from.

Perhaps the universe gently nudged me so I hit the right spot with you …

May you too have a day filled with serendipity and ease.

* Return to Nature

These words are from a really inspiring post by Christopher over at Creative by Nature. I encourage you to go and explore over there.

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“Like a drug addict, modern technologically developed cultures don’t seem to know what to do, how to break the spell of our habitual fears, aggression and ignorance, how to transform the destructive thinking and behavior of a species out of balance with Nature.

Meanwhile, all around (and within) us the Universe moves to a different paradigm, a more natural and balanced beat. Our physical bodies function as a harmonious whole, all the cells and systems working together as one, in synch with the surrounding world.

yin tang of natureWe breathe in oxygen given to us by the trees, drink water from lakes and springs, take in materials from plants that grow in the earth, their leaves gathering energy from our local star, the sun. Every moment of our lives, whether we are aware of it or not, we live in unity and interdependence with the creative wisdom of the natural world.”

Christopher Chase

So many of us have forgotten who we are and have lost our way. Yet we are still all connected and part of nature and the universe.

May we wake up and appreciate all that we have been given … before doing irreparable damage to ourselves and the world.

Namaste

* February 14th Anniversary

Today is not only a day to celebrate the love we have for those closest to us. It is also an anniversary of an event that changed my thinking  about the world I live in.

February 14th is the anniversary of the first photograph of the earth taken from outer space. This was the beginning of a whole new cosmic reality and appreciation of our planet and where we are in a much greater reality than we thought!

Through the observations of Carl Sagan we started to see a new frontier beyond the earth. We saw that we are a part of something more – and that we are a part of a cosmos interwoven with divinity.

planet earth in the universe

When I saw this little blue dot, my thinking shifted about how I saw myself and the world.

Oh boy!  I am not the center and commander of the universe! I am in fact very insignificant.

What I thought mattered to me in my world … became redundant and irrelevant in the reality of the cosmos.

Who knew?… I certainly didn’t learn this from my parents.. or from my teacher Miss Douglas in high school!

So please take just a few moments to join with me to embrace and appreciate our pale blue drop… and commit to breathing life into it, preserving it, informing others,  and coming together to meet the challenges that we all face to preserve it for the future.

We may appear to be insignificant, but I believe that each of us can make a difference in our own local sphere!

Namaste