Archive | April 2014

A Mind like Sky

What a wonderful reminder! It is just so easy to get caught and drift from our true centre of stillness. I find so often that the things ” I SEE” as my greatest strengths are in reality my greatest weakness and the ones that trip me up. Great when others gently remind us to refocus.

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Meditation comes alive through a growing capacity to release our habitual entanglement

in the stories and plans, conflicts and worries that make up the small sense of self,

and to rest in awareness.

Jack Kornfield, A Mind like Sky

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Here, In the Stillness

Being compassionate is everyone’s aim but to be truly compassionate we must also remember to be compassionate to ourselves. A little time out from self criticism and a little self love, the hardest kind of love to give, is a great place to start. Laurie’s poem once again nails it. What a wise lady!

No One Is Too Small To Make A Big Difference!

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“If you think you are too small to make a difference,

try sleeping with a mosquito!”

-The Dalai Lama.

So often when faced with a moral wrong we feel powerless to make a difference and walk away from making a stand. “It’s no good trying to change things, what I say or do won’t make a difference.”

If people like Mandela, Gandhi, Helen Keller, Fred Hollows and a legion of others had said this and just let things stay as they were our world today would be even worse than it is now and the suffering and injustice they overcame would still plague us.

Helen Keller summed it up for me when she said,

“I am only one but still I am one.

I cannot do everything but still

I can do something.

I will not refuse to do the something I can do!”

Now more than ever we ALL need to stand side by side, as one people sharing one world to save and protect each others right to peace, happiness, freedom and a safe healthy environment in which to live.

The choice lies with each of us…

                                                     fence sit

                                                                  or

                                                                      find a way to make a change for the better.

A might body of water is made from countless small drops joining together. If an injustice is knocking on your heart’s door and making itself known to you don’t ignore it.

                                  You CAN help make a change today for  brighter tomorrow.

To Trust, To Be Still

I found this on a site by a lovely lady who has learnt never to give up and to find positive ways of helping others each day. I love her personal positivity, she is quietly inspiring others to enjoy the beauty of life in not so good times s well as good times. Her simple poems go straight to my heart.