Sunday, May 30, 2010

Reaction or Action

Reaction springs from your inner dialogue;
Action springs from your inner silence.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Twenty Years From Now

Twenty Years from Now
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Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do
than by the ones you did.

So throw off the bowlines,
Sail away from the safe harbor,
Catch the trade winds in your sails,
Explore, Dream, Discover.

~Mark Twain

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

What Dreams Mean

What Dreams Mean
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I had a busy dream last night about a trusted friend. In the dream, I blindly trusted this person. I assumed they had my health and safety in mind, since I've known them for a long time. So instead of connecting with myself seeking the answer from within, I went along assuming he would take care of me, disqualifying my gut feelings. It was not that I only thought about him really being there to take care of my well-being but ,also, I'd assumed that he'd consider that there was no danger in sight. And since he really cared, he would have checked out all the details and information about where we were going.

Anyways, here we go, on a beautiful hike up the mountain. A place that was remote and exceptionally quiet. The day was glorious, sunny and warm, perfect weather conditions for a hike. I couldn't even hear a bird chirp. The place was like one of those logging trails that no one ever seemed to use anymore, high up in the mountain, overgrown and rocky. There were three of us but I didn't visually see the other persons face, only the shadow.As we hiked up this steep mountain, I remember feeling some concern since we were getting into wildlife territory, and since it was spring, this was not a great time to meet up with an animal. (Blue and white were predominant in the hike up the trail). I quickly asked my trusted friend about my concern (this was all through thought) but he assured me that all was fine and not to worry because nothing was going to happen anyways. I even got a feeling of annoyance from him because I questioned him.

As we walked up to the top of the mountain, we reached a large natural clearing. A beautiful meadow with the wind softly blowing and the warm sun beating on our skin.
I, again, got another uneasy feeling that it was not safe to be here, but did not want to interrupt the discussion of the other two. The volume and tone of their voices were deafening, so in my mind I thought I'd wait until there was a pause so I could relay my concern.

During this whole time, I can hear shuffling and crackling in the bushes and trees that we were fast approaching in front of us at the other end of the meadow. I could feel the uneasiness in my body, the anxiety rising, but my voice was stuck in my throat, and nothing could come out.
It was too late! The momma bear came charging at us, grunting and growling, with such force. I could see her babies watching her from behind. Of course, we all turned around and ran for our dear lives.

I think the story speaks for itself, doesn't it? I'm not saying not to trust anyone dear to you. I am saying that although they may have your best interest in their hands, you and I should check it out for ourselves without assuming that everything will be just fine.

Obviously, there is something in my life, right now, that I handed over to someone else without questioning any of the feelings that are arising within me. I handed over something that is very important to me, assuming that they would take care of it. I'm trusting someone of the physical realm rather than the spiritual realm. I have given the responsibility to someone else rather than being 100% responsible for myself!

Dreams are awakening if you take the time to look at them. I challenge you to start writing down your dreams and acknowledging what is significant about them. Ask yourself what your dream means. You are the best person to distinguish what your dreams mean.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

What You Are Not

What You Are Not
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"In order to arrive at what you are not,
you must go through the way
in which you are not."

~T. S. Eliot, The Four Quartets

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Human Projectors

Human Projectors
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"We humans are projection machines. Imagine that every thought you have about another person or organization is a projection that you beam out towards them. Of course, when you shine such a light they start to align with your projection. They become that for you...

We have a big impact on others, and with that comes a responsibility for that impact. We are that goldsmith who is constantly shaping our relationships according to how we choose to influence them.

Therefore, it is very important to get clean about our projections on others. You will be amazed at the shift that can take place just from changing critical thoughts about other people to thoughts of how beautiful and wise they are. And then to add even more magic, try only speaking words of beauty and honoring and respect. From there the actions that follow will be congruent with those thoughts and words.

Begin now and witness the transformation of magnificence. It will create the blossoming of the most beautiful flower."

Awakened Wisdom, by Patrick Ryan

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