February 2016

“Initiated men and women don’t chase what they desire, they marry what they follow, they raise up what they love.” ~Martin Prechtel

“Initiated men and women don’t chase what they desire, they marry what they follow, they raise up what they love.” ~Martin Prechtel All too often, we get hypnotized into chasing our dreams in the material world, then settle for an overwhelming day-to-day experience of getting on to the next task in hopes of feeling accomplished… Read More

Thich Nhat Hanh: Through prayer, mindfulness and meditation, we see that waves are made only of water, that the historical (surface) and the ultimate (deepest) dimension are one (the same). Even while living in the world of waves, we touch the water, knowing that a wave is nothing but water. We suffer if we touch only the waves, but if we learn how to stay in touch with the water, we feel the greatest relief.

In his book Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh states the following: “Through prayer, mindfulness and meditation, we see that waves are made only of water, that the historical (surface) and the ultimate (deepest) dimension are one (the same). Even while living in the world of waves, we touch the water, knowing that a… Read More

Dr. Byock states: “When there is nothing of profound importance left unsaid, relationships tend to take on an aspect of celebration.” IreneCarr.com

In the book The Four Things That Matter Most, Dr. Ira Byock describes four phrases that initiate conversations most of us avoid to our detriment. The four things are summed up in these phrases: “I love you.” “Thank you.” “Will you please forgive me?” “I forgive you.” Dr. Byock states: “When there is nothing of… Read More

Irene Carr: A simple way to view the potential in the Law of Least effort is to consider that when our actions arise from love, they become effortless and grace flows. The Law of Least Effort disguised as parental love and devotion is what allows babies move into childhood.

We are all familiar with how to fight or resist the enemy.  We can kick, scream, scheme, or pretend it doesn’t hurt us.  In my experience, it seems we are also all pretty familiar with fixing the perceived problem as well.  The problem may be in society, in our partners or children, or in us. … Read More

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