Discover the gift within the challenge

Sometimes a shake-up is required in order to shatter the ego’s grasp. “Spiritual practice includes learning how to open-heartedly receive the shocks of life – the things you don’t like, the people who criticize you, the job that goes wrong, the partner that leaves, the health that fails you – whatever shakes you up.” ~Ezra […]

Your authentic self

The world desperately needs you to be your authentic self. “Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” ~William James~ There are many people in […]

Embrace the uncertainty

Allow room in your experience for the Universe to surprise you. “With the courage of the soul, we don’t focus only on self-preservation, security, or safety; in fact, such courage compels us to risk our comfort and safety, and sometimes even our lives, as we act according to our most deeply held values. This kind […]

The heart is a garden

To live in harmony with life is to allow it to unfold without interference. “Everything under heaven is a sacred vessel and cannot be controlled. Trying to control leads to ruin. Trying to grasp, we lose. Allow your life to unfold naturally. Know that it too is a vessel of perfection.” ~Lao-tzu~ When we begin […]

Rising above ego

The mind is concerned only with the past and the future. The heart lives Now. “A life of equanimity and appreciation is lived in the immediacy of the present – not in the mind.” ~Ezra Bayda~ Prior to awakening, the mind is in control. Always comparing, seeking, distressing, planning, fixing or creating dissatisfaction with the […]

Live your passion

You are meant to thrive, to love and to awaken. “We are always standing on the crossroads from where an infinite number of paths emerge… As the individual becomes more and more conscious, his ability to choose becomes more and more profound.” ~Osho~ The higher your level of consciousness, the greater your vision. As you […]

Baby steps spark miracles

Baby steps spark miracles. Ready for change in your life? See it, and take one conscious step toward it today. That’s it. Your momentum sparks energy that moves in new directions. There’s nothing to be gained by procrastination. It’s said that your point of power is always in the present moment. This moment. The key […]

Compassion and understanding

Everyone says that they wish for happiness, yet they still cling to the ideas and things that bring them misery. “The more we practice with our own struggles and relate to them as our vehicle to awakening, the less we will judge our struggles as defects. Likewise in relationships, the more we can remember that […]

You are a sacred expression of life.

Let your dance be alive, radiant, contented and blissful. “The authentic master is concerned only with one single thing – to provoke you to see your potentiality, to see inward.” ~Osho~ You are a living, vibrant expression of the Universe, sacred, complete and whole. You are not broken nor wounded; however, you have spent lifetimes […]

Seeing clearly

Be willing to see clearly. “Spiritual work is possible in one place alone:  here, in exactly what you are experiencing right now.” ~Ezra Bayda~ Underneath the cacophony of the mind and the turbulence of the physical world lies a stillness that is infinite. A human experiencing internal quietude is far different from the quiet one […]