“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a
river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs
over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless
raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.”
― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through it
Leave the road..and memorize….
the life that passes by…
carry this voice..
through the light years…
left to go….
We are each a river….
The ocean is our goal….
Our strength and courage polish our life..
Where everything goes the rivers’ way…
As life empties itself…into the tide of Being….
We must leave the shore…to find our way..
Not to search….just to flow….
“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back”― Rainer Maria Rilke
“Do not let another day go by where your
dedication to other people’s opinions is greater than your dedication to your
Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Anger paralyzes the breath….it is a helpless energy…that
reflects the absence of control
Breathe…deeply…..one breath at a time….see closely
from a distance….
It is many timelines, many inheritances….we are able to
shed…..as we observe that which comes to the surface of ourselves.
We begin perceiving the deeper nature of the Self…. as we stop identifying with the surface-level
expressions of our emotions…
Emotions point you to the doorway of self-knowing… they
are not a destination…but indeed….a current that takes us there…..
“Do you imagine the universe is agitated? Go into the desert at night and look at the stars. This practice should answer the question.” ― Lao Tzu
“The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.” ― Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
The Enlightenment throughout history…has always been a mystical interpretation of the experience of awakening to true nature…marked as a timeline……within a movement of a collective thought….
The Enlightenment symbolizes knowledge concerning divine
We make a choice..and then the choice makes us…
Faith and Reason united…
As throughout all of eternity of time….it is and always
will be about The Spirit..having a most divine Human experience….awakening….
The nature of human beings as the image of God… is the soul generating the image of God… and as such… the intellect, has the power to be all things.
So, if somebody asks you..”what do you do with your time”..say
“I grow Christ..what do you do”?
“Whoever sees me sees the teaching, and whoever sees the teaching sees me.” ― Siddhārtha Gautama
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats
powerful question, one can ask..when observing the distance or the closeness of
“What else could
There is no one
else that has access to the world you carry within you…you are the
portal…you are the entrance….
When one opens
themselves up to every perception…things create their own focus….
“You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your preconception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
“Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.” ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
You first have to be free to say yes, before you say no….
To know the inner self and the outer reflections….the inner and outer conversations that are always going on…
are one and the same..
is a generous moment of recognition… a finely tuned moment of no judgement…..
“I and this mystery, here we stand.” ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
“In every sound, the hidden silence sleeps.”
― Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator
Nothing is more hidden from
us, than the illusion which lives with us day by day.
And our greatest illusion…. is to believe that we are what we think ourselves to be.
Go beyond the thought…..while shedding the patterns of what the acquired self has built…
Become stillness….become a prayer…..
“Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack of light. It was what I was born for– to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world Mary Oliver…Mindful
“My friend, you see how perishable are the riches of this world; there is nothing solid but virtue.” ― Voltaire
One must first know how to trust the self, in order to know how to trust at all….and this requires courage.
Courage is the foundation that gives reality to this trust.
We find our original goodness when we can discover and own these three attitudes.. deeply planted within us….
A trust in inner coherence itself (FAITH)
A trust that this coherence is positive and going somewhere good (HOPE)
A trust that this coherence includes me and even defines me (LOVE)
The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr
One must choose the best each day, without compromise. and nurture the best into habits.