Tag: Spiritual Development
Thinking

ACCEPT REASON

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.  Do not believe in anything merely on the authority…

This is a New Day

This is the beginning of a new day. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its…

walking

SELF IMPROVEMENT

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. ~ Aldous Huxley “Solitude makes us tougher toward ourselves and tenderer toward others; in both ways it improves our character,” noted philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Spend some time…

Confusion

MISTAKES ARE A TEACHING TOOL

Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long.  Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you.  Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.  No one wins them all, and your failures, when they…

Upset people

ANGER

Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. When it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems. Anger can be a good thing. It can give you a way to express negative feelings, or motivate you to find solutions.  But…

sadness

PAIN IS INEVITABLE

Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.     ~ Dalai Lama   ~ Unfortunately,  pain is only one of many experiences that allows us to repeat our sufferings. Rather than interpreting it as a punishment, we can choose to see pain as just another bodily sensation. We certainly do not…

Nature

THE WORLD

The grand show is eternal.  It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising.  Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.  ~ John Muir…

Oneness With All Life – Prayer

Sweet Spirit:  We have used Your gifts of intelligence to create interesting, sometimes wonderful and occasionally frightening technologies.  Gadgets and inventions that can help, heal or destroy depending on how they are used.  Now, we seek to harness the power of Love in order to guide our use of…

happiness

PEACE IN MY SOUL

Oh my soul, find peace in the stillness. In the dark silhouette of tree on sky, mountain on the fire in the clouds, find the calm you are choking for. Listen now, slow the beat and listen, all things will find their way to you, all…

Law of Dharma

THE LAW OF DHARMA

According to this law [the law of Dharma], you have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it.  There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world – and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also…

Reflection

LIFE IS GOOD

The universe is sending you the right everything.  You won’t realize this until you fully show up in the situation the way it is.  In other words, whatever the circumstance, if you assume that the circumstance is perfect, then you live fully within that circumstance.  How can I be…

Girl and tree

EVERYTHING IS PERFECT

I believe natural beauty has a necessary place in the spiritual development of any individual or any society.  I believe that whenever we destroy beauty, or whenever we substitute something man made and artificial for a natural feature of the earth, we have retarded some part…

self

INNERMOST SELF

Sweet Spirit:  Thank you for the opportunities each day brings to me for adventure, change and growth.  As I begin to quiet myself, I reflect on the hidden truth that dwells within my innermost self.  There I find cause for celebration; for there, I can find…

Nature

LOVE YOURSELF INTO WELL-BEING

You can’t punish yourself into change.  You can’t whip yourself into shape.  But you can love yourself into well-being.    ~ Susan Skye  ~ Thinking well of ourselves may protect both the heart and immune system.  High self-esteem makes us feel safer when faced with threats, which…

Fishing

CHANGE AND GROWTH

It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.    ~ Ralph Ellison   ~ If you feel you need change in your life, start by focusing on one task at a time. Focusing on just one goal will help you to grow and…

Success

DEEPAK CHOPRA on SUCCESS (Video)

There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component.  But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind. ~ Deepak Chopra ~ “He has achieved success…

Helping

GIVING BACK

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.    ~ Albert Einstein   ~ Giving back is one of the easiest and most rewarding things you can do to better the world. Recycling,…

Spirituality

YOUR SPIRITUAL GARDEN

All that is required now is that you continue to till the soil of your soul.  Just as you would not neglect seeds that you planted with the hope that they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers, so you must attend to and nourish the garden of your becoming.…

Man with Hammer

HAMMERING

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.    ~ Abraham Maslow  ~ If we only have a hammer, we narrow our choices of what will help the hammer solve the problem.  We tend to notice things that are similar,…

Free to Be

THE SEED OF FREEDOM

The seed of freedom must be planted in the innermost being of man, but like the Prodigal Son, man must make the great discovery for himself.  ~ The Science of Mind, Page 25  ~ Freedom comes not from what is gained, but from what is let…

Miracles

MIRACLES IN OUR LIFE

Walk in peace.  Be undisturbed and unperturbed: all is in God’s plan.  Never doubt this.  Bring God into your life, and you will see miracles.    ~ White Eagle (The Quiet Mind) Miracles are there for the asking.  Instead of trying harder to reach God, he tells us how…

walking

THE NATURAL SYSTEM

The physical body is at work every moment, an array of mechanisms with a brilliance of design and efficiency our human efforts have never begun to match.  Our hearts beat, our lungs breathe, our ears hear, our hair grows.  And we don’t have to make them…

abundance

CONSCIOUSNESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Abundance is not attracted to lack.  Abundance is attracted to abundance.  Consciousness precedes matter.  So if you are thinking, “Well, I lack a job, I lack the money, I lack blah, blah, blah,” the universe will just reflect back to you – lack.  But if you…

Serenity

OUR MIND – AN INFORMING OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind.  If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox.  Everything is based on mind, is led by…