“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” By Alan W. Watts I’m struggling with this one and I know the meaning will evolve for me over time. … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #14: Where’s the panic getting you?
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it… This will miraculously transform your whole life.” By Eckhart Tolle Read it again. Let it sink in a bit. Read it again. Ok, now allow the truth of this, as you … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #13: Well, that’s ok. We can learn from it.
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” By Hans Hofmann God bless Marie Kondo for all her fun ways of simplifying our environments and really bringing home the practice of gratitude for what we have. I won’t launch into my opinions on the ills of mass consumerism, … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #12: Simple Solutions
“Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you are BEING while you are doing whatever you are doing.” By Neale Donald Walsh What? Ok, this got me stumped for a bit. So, I asked myself what am … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #11: Being is all that is care-worthy!
“If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can’t just wait and see what kind of day you’ll have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have.” By Unknown Deep down, and in my head, I know that everything we do, we must … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #10: Purposefully Happy
“At the centre of your being, you have the answer. You know who you are, and you know, what you want.” By Rumi What if everything I ever wanted is already inside of me, just waiting to come out, but I’ve been resisting it all this time? Well, that might be both frustrating and amazing … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #9: The Answers Within You
“What are you reacting to? Ask yourself that question every moment of every day when your peace is disturbed.” By Kenneth Wapnick What of I actually did this everyday? What would happen? The answer is that I will achieve a greater awareness and understanding of the source of my black clouds. I come across this … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #8: Why did that bother me?
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” By Friedrich Nietzche I had to really breath this one in. I think it’s … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #7: Arg! What they say…
“Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.” Scottish Proverb DO NOT JUDGE. I believe this is the message here. We easily make judgements on appearances and are probably always loosing out on the potential richness that is under the surface. We do this, not only with other people … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #6: Hey, would ya look at that!
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” By Theodore. Roosevelt Wow! It seems like I’m brought back to the power of now (also an amazing book by Eckhart Tolle) in everything we undertake. This statement is self-evident and absolute, when you choose to live in the now. Right now, you can … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #5: How to do it right now