Jun. 13, 2021

When we were born, we were programmed perfectly.  We had a natural tendency to focus on love.  Our imaginations were creative and flourishing, and we knew how to use them.  We were connected to a world much richer than the one we connect to now, a world full of enchantment and a sense of the miraculous. 

So what happened?  Why is it that we reached a certain age, looked around, and the enchantment was gone?
 
Because we were taught to focus elsewhere.  We were taught to think unnaturally.  We were taught a very bad philosophy, a way of looking at the world that contradicts who we are.  We were taught that we're separate from other people, that we have to compete to get ahead, that we're not good enough the way we are.  We were taught to see the world the way others had come to see it.  It's as though, as soon as we got here, we were given a sleeping pill.  The thinking of the world, which is not based on love, began pounding in our ears.
 
Love is what we were born with.  Fear is what we have learned here.  The spiritual journey is the relinquishment -- or unlearning -- of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.  Love is the essential existential fact.  To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning and the purpose of our lives. 
 
~Excerpt from "A Year of Miracles" by Marianne Williamson
 
 
Jun. 3, 2021
May. 7, 2021

As I enter any worldly chaos from a place of internal peace, my stillness works to dissolve the chaos. 

I need not fear any turmoil in this world, as long as there is peace in me.
 
Source's eternal peace is the ground on which I stand, as I navigate the shifting sands of time.  
 
The world is always changing, but my Source within is changeless.  
 
I am loved, I am safe, I am blessed, and I am protected.
 
As I look upon others and wish them those things, I will experience them in myself.
 
 
 
 
Apr. 24, 2021

 

The Tao does nothing,
but leaves nothing undone.
 
If powerful men
could center themselves in it,
the whole world would be transformed
by itself, in its natural rhythms.
 
When life is simple,
pretenses fall away;
our essential natures shine through.
 
By not wanting, there is calm,
and the world will straighten itself.
When there is silence,
one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself.
 
 
~37th Verse of the Tao Te Ching
(translated by Dr. Wayne Dyer)
 
 
Apr. 21, 2021

Each of us at any time and space is doing the very best we can with what we have. 

~Louise Hay