The blame game

The ego loves to judge, blame and criticize. Purposely choose not to participate in such behavior. “Blaming is an addition. Justifying ourselves can keep us lost in our stories for hours, days, and even years. Blaming puts the focus on the perceived faults of the other and lets us evade the necessity of directing our […]

All of life supports you

Everything that you experience supports your spiritual awakening. “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 Bayda~  This world was […]

Love, light and laughter

Embracing a mystical life creates joyful, lighthearted experiences. “If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough.”  ~Meister Eckhart~  Gratitude, joy, celebration… all are expressions of higher awareness. Each comes from within and can never be taken from you. Choose to take life a little less seriously. […]

Creativity

Creativity happens when the ego is absent. “True creativity flows only from stillness. When stillness becomes conscious, the spiritual dimension enters your life and you begin to be guided by an intelligence far greater than the human mind.”  ~Eckhart Tolle~  Practice getting out of your head and let yourself be totally immersed in whatever you […]

Ruthless passion

No matter how far you have come, remember this. You still have a world of infinite potential to explore. “Intimacy is a totally different dimension. It is allowing the other to come into you, to see you as you see yourself, to allow the other to see you from the inside, to invite somebody to […]

Change

You can create magnificent changes in your experience. “Expecting an epiphany – some single moment of insight that will  forever banish the experience of fear, anger, neediness – may prevent us from noticing the slow and almost imperceptible ways spiritual practice subtly transforms us. With patience and perseverance, our habitual patterns slowly erode, until one […]

Enjoy your humanness

Spirituality is not about rejection or denial of the physical. “Celebration is a thankfulness; it is a prayer out of gratitude. It is recognition of the gift that has been given to us… It is such an immense gift to be alive.”  ~Osho~    Many belief systems preach denial. Abstinence, minimalism or rejection of outsiders […]

How to be happy

Become a pure and open channel and allow the love, light and laughter of the Universe to express itself through you. “To be a happy person, one has to drop all comparison. Drop all these stupid ideas of being superior or inferior. You are neither superior nor inferior. You are simply yourself! There exists no […]

Learning through suffering

Suffering has no value unless we use it consciously. “Inconsolable suffering can console us by making us feel special. But this feeling of specialness diverts us from true freedom.”  ~Ezra Bayda~    The challenges we face prompt us to awaken. Through them we cultivate strength and compassion while discovering new facets of our true potential. […]

See yourself as Presence

When your own wounds are truly healed, you’ll be less reactive to the unconscious behavior of others. “As we relentlessly observe ourselves, the images we have of who we are and who we need to be – which at one time seemed so real – begin to peel away like layers of an onion. Pleasant […]