Thought, emotion, and action must be unified in purpose and intent. There must be no conflict between them, or we will find ourselves in a position where one will negate the good in the others. We must intellectually accept the truth of our affirmations of good, we must emotionally embody and feel them, live them right now, and our every act must demonstrate that we know that they are actualities. It makes no difference if they are on the spiritual level at the present moment---they have to be there first in order to ever be any place else. -- Ernest Holmes on "Avoid Civil War"
Joe Dispenza gives four simple practices: simplify, break it down, work in short bursts, and slow it down.
The quantum field that is us unfolds according to the following principles: Energy responds to mindful attention. We are energetically connected to everything in the quantum field---present, future, and past. It is important to be congruent with heart and mind. The quantum field should be full of surprise and awe. And finally, our participation with the quantum field should be full of thanks.
In this week's talk, Dr. Patrick focuses on Zen Buddhist practices from the books The Practicing Mind by Thomas M. Sterner and Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza.
The four "S" words are: Simplify, Small, Short, and Slow.
I live to be the message that I long to see.
I long to be the way that I am looking for.
I need to shine the Light that I long to see. -- Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
In Latin, the word community means the coming together in the performance of services. In other words, community is a call to action.
The Second Coming is an awakening to our own state of Christ Consciousness. We become the place where it happens, or not.
The invisible embrace of beauty: Love changes the way we see ourselves and others. We feel beautiful when we are loved. And to invoke an awareness of beauty in another is to give them a precious gift that they will never lose. When we say to someone, "You are beautiful", it is more than a statement or platitude. It is a recognition and invocation of the dignity, the grandeur, and the grace of their spirit. -- John O'Donohue
Once we become aware of the patterns that we have formed, we can revisit them and make new choices.
As we surrender more and more deeply to the transformative process through our spiritual practices, we realize that we cannot expect the outer conditions of our lives to change while we remain inwardly the same.
The foremost challenge for leaders today is to maintain the clarity to stand confidently in the abundant universe of possibility, no matter how fierce the competition, no matter how stark the necessity to go for the short-term goal, no matter how fearful people are, and no matter how urgently the wolf may appear to howl at the door. It is to have the courage and persistence to distinguish the downward spiral from the radiant realm of possibility in the face of any challenge. -- Benjamin Zander
In life, should we stay or go? Inner turmoil. Forces within us. Asking us to do something different.
There's a challenge that we face in this supposed "real life". These are the control measures that we allow to become a part of our daily expression. But are we truly creators of our own experience?
We bring to our lives ourselves, our own personal reflection of what we believe to be true. We get to design how we react to that. We are all individual expressions of an Infinite Creator.
A conductor allows each member of the orchestra to become powerful. Are we leading in our lives? What is ours to do? Transformation happens when we shift our view of the world, when we see that what we have been doing is hiding, taking ourselves away, not participating, not engaging, not taking risks, and sitting in the back row of our lives.