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Monday, May 25, 2020

THE NET WITH SMALL HOLES

"The definition of an addiction is anything you hide."
~ Anonymous ~

The disease of addiction is a net with small holes and catches everything around it up into its jaws. Never enough and deceit are its henchmen and endless is its grasp. Careless, insidious, manipulative, and dark, it hides behind a mask of cajoling bravado and good cheer, and it's easy to believe its innocence, because we want to believe---- but our belief can kill us. Transcendence comes from realizing the truth.

I open my eyes and see. 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

BEING CLEAR

"The words you choose to say something are just as important as the decision to speak."
~ Author Unknown ~

Let's make an effort to be specific in our communicating with others. We are so quick to say "always" and "never" and bulk ideas into mass generalities, and it's hard to know what to do with these comments at the receiving end. They are laden with past and future.
     Let's speak clearly from the moment, in the moment, about the moment. Let's stop stressing ourselves and our loved ones out by being vague and instigating hopes and fears we are powerless to affect.

I communicate articulately from the physical and psychological space of NOW.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

DIVINE DIRECTION

"Let yourself become living poetry."
~ Rumi ~

If we over-plan, over-schedule, and over-do, we shut down access to the miraculous.
We close doors.
Let's leave room in life for spontaneous action and divine direction.
Let's let life be a gift instead of a chore.

I look to empty space - not fill it. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

WET WEATHER

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

A rainy day makes it cozy to stay inside.
Or,
If we gear up and go out into it,
The adventure is generally blustery and quite grand!

What cripples us is resistance-
Not liking it,
Feeling limited,
Complaining,
And having internal demands. 

I enjoy the rain!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

HOME

"Amen."

There is no greater grace than
A quiet mind and
A peaceful heart.
When we know these,
We have come
Home. 

I open and surrender to receive God's grace. 

Monday, May 18, 2020

STILLNESS

"I am that."
~ Mooji ~

Under the surface noise of manifest life happening,
Behind the emotions and the voices and the physical aches and pains,
There is quiet-
Vastness,
Stillness,
And
Great peace.

We are more than we seem. 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

SPONTANEITY

"As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears."
~ Rumi ~

Life dictates our responsiveness. 
We worry in advance what we will say and
What we will do
and how everything will play out,
And we think if we don't figure it out beforehand that
when we get there we will be utterly lost.
But we won't.
Because life itself informs us of the next move
And then the next one,
And it flows the way it flows
Whether we worry about it
Or not. 

Life is best fresh.