Is it Inspiration or Idolisation?
You can’t knock me off my pedestal. And I can’t knock you off yours. Because there is no pedestal. Not the kind that makes me higher than you or you higher than me. Please continue reading
Source: Why I’m Not Going to Put You on a Pedestal
Over 5 years ago we spoke about the now 90 year old Thich Nhat Hanh, the Buddhist Peacekeeper who’s dedicated his life to spreading peace, joy and love for mother earth. While the link above talks more about his teachings on mindfulness and contains a delightful guided meditation by Hanh, the focus of this post would be to apply Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings in your daily life.
Truth be told, there isn’t much that is needed to light up the path, for example just two words like ‘I Am’ the Nisargga Datta Maharaj’s philosophy is enough to change your life Please continue reading
Source: Five Teachings to Live by from Thich Nhat Hanh
Courtesy of fractal enlightenment“When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best version of themselves.” ~ Steve Maraboli
The day-to-day activities that we partake in can become dreadfully mundane sometimes. We go to the same place or places day in and day out, we interact with the same people at work and at home. Our routine becomes painful.
In order to reinject inspiration into your daily life, we must find ways to inspire ourselves. Please continue reading
Source: 6 Simple Yet Powerful Ways to Inspire Yourself
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“What are you creating for yourself? What are you making? Is it magnificent or is it a mess? Lots of people are great at creating a mess. Fewer are magnificent at creating the magnificent. Wo…Please continue reading
Source: Would You Like To Stop Making A Mess Of Things? | Rex Sikes’ Daily Inspiration and Gratitude
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I think there’s a huge misunderstanding about the purpose of the soul, and with that, life itself. I put it to you, that the soul is an expression of the One – of pure presence. And it’s purpose is to Please continue reading
Source: Daily Inspiration for the Soul…7 ways to Innovate for Evolutionary Growth | Openhand
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Great doubt results in great enlightenment,
small doubt results in small enlightenment,
no doubt results in no enlightenment.
—Zen Saying Please continue reading
Source: Disillusionment: The Best Thing That Can Happen To You
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|Hello beautiful Cyrus
So often we’ll blame our difficulty in making decisions, our scepticism about the success of our plans, our inability to move on from hurt, our suspiciousness about turning a totally new corner…. We blame it on all trust.We say “I have trust issues”, I say: We don’t have trust issues – we have listening deficiencies.
Trust is crucial. It is a vital step towards wholeness. It is a necessary step towards working with the universe. It is a bridge between the known and the unknown.
How do we build trust?
We start to listen!
Listen to your heart’s voices that tell you – “Yes, go for it!” OR “No – it’s not that.” Listen to the invisible signs that give you a sense of expansion or contraction. Listen to the synchronicities, the bubbling sounds of joy or the withered body that knows the unforeseen loss and betrayal.
You don’t need to understand everything. In fact we don’t need to understand much at all. But what we do desperately need is to able to follow the whispers of the wild heart – this, is how you build trust.
Often we feel the greatest sadness not when someone else has betrayed us but when we discover we have actually betrayed ourselves by playing it too small or by ignoring unspoken messages that told us how this story is going to go.
“Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing” wrote Naomi Shihab Nye in her poem kindness.
We can’t skip straight to total bliss and wholeness without knowing what sadness really is.
We can’t skip straight to the wholeness of trust without listening to the rustle of spring in your heart
I’m listening to YOU