We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning, we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night, we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more.
I think dance is amazing because what people don’t realize is like when you dance your spirit and your soul get ignited. You’re not only releasing endorphins, but also your spirit is awakening. It makes you feel good and happy.
I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I’d seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
If we fall, we don’t need self-recrimination or blame or anger — we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to re-commit, to be whole-hearted once again.
Inc.com had an article at the beginning of 2015 that lists 57 ways to make 2015 fabulous. I know we are all fabulous but there are times we get too busy or too tired and we forget how wonderful and extraordinary we are! Here’s a few things to help remind us of what we can do to make 2015 (and beyond) fabulous.
- Help someone less fortunate. Giving to others is the best way to create a sense of abundance in your own life.
- Laugh more often. Numerous studies show that laughter doesn’t just make you happier, it also make you healthier by relieving stress.
- Let go of your results. Once you’ve taken action and there’s nothing else you can do, forget about the result and focus on the job at hand
- Limit exposure to media violence. Intensely violent and suspenseful movies and video games can force your body into “fight or flight.” Don’t overdo them.
- Lose more arguments. Some battles aren’t worth fighting, and many people are easier to handle when they think they’ve won.
Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we’re someone else, disrupting the delusion that we’re permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we’re saved!) other people are real again, and we’re fond of them.
Much protective self-criticism stems from growing up around people who wouldn’t or couldn’t love you, and it’s likely they still can’t or won’t. In general, however, the more you let go of the tedious delusion of your own unattractiveness, the easier it will be for others to connect with you, and the more accepted you’ll feel.
Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.
To me, the human move to take responsibility for the living Earth is laughable – the rhetoric of the powerless. The planet takes care of us, not we of it. Our self-inflated moral imperative to guide a wayward Earth, or heal our sick planet, is evidence of our immense capacity for self-delusion. Rather, we need to protect ourselves from ourselves.