“Everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual, most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room everyday, even if only to help air it out, we are not a complete person. "
— Indian Proverb”—
I want to rise above My fears before they burn my solar plexus Don’t want to fight The new Just meditate on the state Of what I’m changing into
Touch the light orange glow to wash your soul illuminate you out of sight burn your house of pain and watch the flames ignite your breakthrough
I want to take That ride To the planet where the brave me resides And I will face The fire Cus aint no breakthrough gonna come without no sacrifice
I’m like Vibrating as the liquid enters my fingertips Pulses in my veins >From my toes to my lips Fuels my brain Frees my pain Breaks my mental chains Awakened I am As I blink my third eye One life Have I
“When I look back, I am so impressed again
with the life-giving power of literature.
If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of
myself in the world, I would do that again by reading,
just as I did when I was young.
~ Maya Angelou ~”—
I recently discoved this site and I love it! I have always wanted to start a gratitude journal but never really took the time. This site makes it easy to note what you are thankful for and it even sends you a reminder if you haven’t made a notation within 24 hours.
We are that which we possess. The man who possesses money is the money. The man who identifies himself with property is the property, or the house or the furniture. Similarly, with ideas or with people, and when there is possessiveness, there is no relationship. But most of us possess because we have nothing else if we do not possess. We are empty shells if we do not possess, if we do not fill our life with furniture, with music, with knowledge, with this or that. And that shell makes a lot of noise, and that noise we call living, and with that we are satisfied. And when there is a disruption, a breaking away of that, then there is sorrow because then you suddenly discover yourself as you are—an empty shell, without much meaning.
This life has an infinite number of potentials for you; we live in a made to order Universe. Whatever you believe is possible for you and take consistent action upon is what becomes your reality. If you keep telling yourself that your dream isn’t possible, you will come to find that you are absolutely right.
But my friend, if you draw a line in the sand and tell the Universe that your dreams are a reality RIGHT NOW, and take action as if that were the case, you will come to find that you are absolutely right. The question is how long can you live in the fire of your dreams manifestation?
The price you have to pay to live your dream is facing your deepest darkest fear and the reward you receive from this courageous act is the realization that your fear was an illusion and that your dreams were always real.
So I ask you, my friend, are you willing to go there? Are you willing to sit in fire and sacrifice the comfort of your known world for the potential of something amazing, new and unknown? Don’t you want to find out what’s on the other side of your fear?
Living in fear is so last season, if you want to be happy and really live your dream you have to take a stand and just put yourself out there. You might fail, yes indeed - but, you might, you just might succeed too! Don’t you want to find out? Either way your life will never be the same… Can you handle it?
“In the past few years, I have come to believe that you truly manifest your own reality. Positive energy breeds positive energy and if we continue to recruit positive we can outnumber and overtake the negative. Everyday I continue to strive to grow and learn as a person and struggle to keep my ego in check. Along the way it’s important to remember to deeply love and forgive yourself, stay humble and take responsibility for your own life and live it, love it… passionately and furiously.”—Aimee Moss (via oceanofmind)
“Every time you appreciate something; every time you praise something; every time you feel good about something, you are telling the Universe: “MORE OF THIS, PLEASE!” You need never make another verbal statement of this intent and, if you are mostly in a state of appreciation, all good things will flow to you.”—Esther Abraham-Hicks (via oceanofmind)
Question: Why is my mind chattering, so restless?
Jiddu Krishnamurti - Have you ever asked that question, for yourself? Why is your mind so restless, always chattering, going from one thing to another, moving from one entertainment to another? Why is your mind chattering? And what will you do about it? Your immediate impulse is to control it: “I must not chatter”. The controller who says, “I must not chatter”, is in itself part of chattering. Do you see the beauty of it?
So what will you do? You can examine the causes of chattering, how chattering is part of the mind being occupied. The mind, including the whole structure, the brain, must be occupied with something - with sex, with television, with cooking, with cleaning the house, with football, with going to church, always occupied. Why must it be occupied? If it is not occupied are you not rather uncertain, do you not fear being unoccupied? You feel empty, you feel lost, you begin to realize that there is tremendous loneliness inside.
So, to avoid that deep loneliness, with all its agony, the mind occupies itself with everything else except that. And then that becomes the occupation. From being occupied with all these outward things, it says, “I am lonely, that is my trouble. How am I to get over it?” And you think about how miserable you are - so back to chattering.
Then ask, why is the mind chattering, with never a moment when it is quiet, never a moment when there is complete freedom from any problem? Again that mental occupation is the result of your education, of the social nature of your life. But when you realize that your mind is chattering and look at it, staying with it, then you will see what happens. Your mind is chattering.
All right, watch it. You say, “All right, chatter”. You are attending, which means you are not trying not to chatter, not saying, “I must not”, or suppressing it; you are just attending to chattering. If you do, you will see what happens; your mind is clear and probably that is the state of a `normal’, healthy human being.
People who will be my friend. People who will stop to ask me how my day was, and actually listen to my answer. People who will have no problem with me leaning against them for support, or laying my head on their shoulder. I need people who I can talk to, just as they can talk to me. I need people who will understand that I am not perfect and yes, sometimes I need help, too.
“There is a basin in the mind where words float around on thought and thought on sound and sight. Then there is a depth of thought untouched by words, and deeper still a gulf of formless feelings untouched by thought.”—Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
“We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy’s fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure—your perfection—is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the buy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.”—Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia)
“Follow the wandering, the distraction, find out why the mind has wandered; pursue it, go into it fully. When the distraction is completely understood, then that particular distraction is gone. When another comes, pursue it also. "
— Jiddu Krishnamurti”—
I find this practice so difficult to do. I am at a place where I am conscious of my wandering mind, but I rarely gave much thought to why my mind wanders or what it is seeking.