Wednesday, February 22, 2006

In prayer it is not what you ask but what you offer.

Find that place within which offers openness.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Temperament, I suppose

"You know I hate, I detest, and can't bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appalls me. There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies - which is exactly what I hate and detest of the world - what I want to forget. It makes me miserable and sick, like biting something rotten would do. Temperament, I suppose."

-- Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness

My horoscope today:

"How strong is your connection to your inner truth? It's time to ask yourself what really matters in your life, and push everything else to the side. Live intensely and beautifully. Don't waste any time."

Oh yes. And I'm sorry if it is you -- whatever or whoever that may be -- that is pushed aside. But, now, is there time for anything or anyone who does not grow in *joy* in my presence? I will settle for nothing less and neither should anything or anyone else.

Live intensely and beautifully.

Monday, February 20, 2006

"A Simple Kind of Life"

"If we met tomorrow for the very first time
Would it start all over again?
Would I try to make you mine?"

When a sphere of influence is opening up it is important to let yourself be active, but not to expect an immediate reward. And, by the gods, how often must we remember to not let our energies become scattered? Only by holding to your vision, and your integrity, can you make progress -- if you would call it such -- in a stable way.

Remember, freedom is not always an invitation to dance; it may be a chance to step out on a ledge.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Freedom from the past, or anything else for that matter, always comes in the very instant you stop thinking about it.

And there's simply nothing, darling, that can keep you from the adventures you decide to think about today.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A bridge crosses a great chasm.

Direction is not simply choosing goals and fulfilling them. All goals deceive, whether one is climbing ambition's ladder, nurturing a family against the vicissitudes of life, or championing a major cause of the people. While these need commitment, they do not transcend the specifics of life. The only commitment that gives ultimate purpose is following Source energy to the end of your days, no matter where it leads you.

Clearing obstacles is the first step to finding purpose. Learn from everything which does not go your way until you no longer want only your way. And from there? Only a small step, my dears, until your way, not your way becomes simply *the* way.

As always, do not forget that the journey combines what happens to us with what we do about it. Act more from inner knowing than anxiety and chose with certainty, never looking back.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

There is perhaps no greater debilitating belief than thinking there are elements of your reality that you cannot control – be they fate, karma, the influence of other people, your stars, your palm, your loves, your looks, your personality, your sense of humor, or chocolate.

You simply decide everything, moment to moment.

And while you may not remember all the decisions you've made, if you simply start with the ones you make today, it will always be enough.