Friday, February 3, 2012

Weekend nuggets!!!

TGIF! Enjoy :-)


The Soundless Center

Silence of the Heart
It takes a sensitive ear to tune in to the silence of the heart, but it is there in each one of us.
We spend a lot of time attempting to put the feelings in our hearts into words, to communicate to others our passions, our emotions, and our love. Often we are so busy trying to translate our hearts' roar into language that we miss the most profound experience the heart has to offer, which is silence. Every poem arises from this silence and returns to it. When all the songs have been sung, the soliloquies delivered, the emotions expressed, silence is what remains. As each wave of feeling rises and falls back into the silence, we have an opportunity to connect with the vast, open, powerfully healing wisdom at the soundless center of our hearts.  

Our hearts may seem noisy and tumultuous so much of the time that we do not even associate them with silence. It takes a sensitive ear to tune in to the silence of the heart, but it is there in each one of us, so close and so large that we do not even notice it. We can begin to become aware of it in the same way we become aware of the negative space in a still life, the background of a photograph, or the open sky that contains the sun, clouds, moon, and stars. We are accustomed to tuning in to objects and sounds that are one-pointed, solid, and three-dimensional. Seeing and hearing the apparently empty space that contains these sounds and objects takes a little practice.

We can bring our awareness into our hearts by simply breathing into the general area of our heart. The first thing we may notice is feelings like joy or sadness and physical sensations like tightness or tenderness. We acknowledge these as we continue to breathe and focus, listening attentively. We surround these feelings and sensations with breath and recognize that they are contained and held in an immeasurable substance like water or air, intangible, ineffable, but utterly real. This is the silence of the heart, and the more we listen for it, return to it, and accept it, the more we bathe and purify ourselves in the soundless center of our being.  
                        ~ Daily Om


The way of love is not 
A subtle argument. 

The door there 
Is devastation.

Birds make great sky-circles
Of their freedom. How do they learn that? 

They fall, and falling, 
They're given wings. 
                        ~ Rumi


If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles dont' have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
                        ~ Michael Jordan


To Create is to Destroy

Life is about getting up out of your chair and doing something. It is about doing nothing. Making a mess. Moving your hand and your body. Leaving a mark. It is about Doing. Action. Finishing. Experimenting. Trying something. Immersing. It is about absurdity.  A creation. Evidence that you exist. Using materials. Destruction. It is about fun. Doing the opposite. Breaking the rules. It is about ideas. Getting dirty. Making mistakes. I'm going to ask you to make a mark and it's going to be messy. Don't worry about that. That's the point.
                        ~ Author Unknown


A.L.I.V.E. - Awakened Love Illuminates Vision Everywhere

Be alive! You are the living, breathing miracle of life. Don't take it for granted. Awaken love and rise above any petty game. Let love and harmony be your aim. Your life is just enough. You don't need a lot of stuff. Accept that life is perfectly as it is. And it always has the fizz to put sparkle in your life. May your awakened love mirror a vision to all that you see. When we can love ourselves, we can set everything free. Open your heart and do your part. This is your day and know that your eternity is just a realization a way. Let go and know.
                        ~ Russell McDougal


A Note from the Universe

The trick to blending work and play, lies not in what you do, but in how you view what you do.

See work as play and see play as important - super, very. 

Super, very important - 
    The Universe


The Universe does not know if the vibration you are offering is because of what you are imagining, or because of what you are observing. In either case, it is responding. Where emotion comes in is that emotion is your guidance or your response to your vibration. Your emotion does not create. Emotion is your indicator of what you are already creating. As you think, you vibrate. And it is your vibrational offering that equals your point of attraction. So it's always a match. What you are thinking and what is coming back to you is always a vibrational match. The emotion (your Guidance System) is telling you what's coming.
                        ~ 'The Teachings of Abraham' by Esther and Jerry Hicks


Never make a promise you can't keep.  Be committed to your promises in order to develop high self-esteem and have others trust you.  Promises mean much more than most people think. You listen to yourself and you evaluate yourself much more than you realize, and if you let other people down, you let yourself down more.  In your heart, you know your track record and that can help you or it can hold you back.  Keep your promises, as much for yourself, as for the person you made the promise to.
                        ~ Edward W. Smith


Daily Teaching from The Power

When you give love to another person, if your love affects the other person so positively that they then give love to someone else, then no matter how many people are positively affected, no matter how far your love travels, all that love comes back to you. Not only do you receive back the love you gave to the original person, you receive all the love back from everyone who was affected! And the love returns to you dressed as positive circumstances, positive people, and positive events in your life. 

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