Being alone is another pleasure we too often neglect. When we are alone, we go on the Internet or TV to see what else is going on, what others are doing or saying, instead of just being alone. This isolation is a necessary thing, that allows us to find ourselves, to learn to be content with little instead of always wanting more.
Can you practice being alone, being still, being quiet? Just a little at first, then perhaps a bit more. Listen, watch, learn about yourself. Find contentment. Need nothing more.
“Souls in the astral region are clothed in gossamer light. They do not encase themselves in bundles of bones with fleshly covers. They carry no frail, heavy frames that collide with other crude solids and break. Therefore, there is no war in the astral land between man’s body and solids, oceans, lightning, and disease. Nor are there accidents, for all things coexist in mutual helpfulness, rather than antagonism. All forms of vibration function in harmony with one another. All forces live in peace and conscious helpfulness. The souls, the rays on which they tread, and the orange rays they drink and eat, all are made of living light. Souls live in mutual cognizance and cooperation, breathing not oxygen, but the joy of Spirit.”—
Sometimes the storms of life can literally bring us to our knees. This pose gives us the opportunity for spiritual surrender, to realize that “of myself, I can do nothing, but there is a power in me than can.” We spend our whole lives resisting the idea of surrender; we…
“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.”—Gandhi (via ajourney)
“The place to touch the Kingdom of God is within us. We do not have to die to arrive at heaven’s gate. In fact, we have to be truly alive. If we touch life deeply enough, the Kingdom of God will become a reality here and now.”
“Every day we could reflect on this [aggression] and ask ourselves, “Am I going to add to the aggression in the world?…am I going to practice peace, or am I going to war?”—Pema Chodron (via dailylettuce)