Always keep learning

We are all masters in the process of awakening. The only difference between us is where we are on that journey. “Notice your ideals and expectations. Watch your habitual patterns. Observe your emotional reactions. See them for what they are. This is the path to transformation.” ~Ezra Bayda~  It’s important to remember that you have […]

Spiritual evolution

Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the ability to walk forward in spite of the fear. “The willingness to open to life’s difficulties does not depend on liking them.” ~Ezra Bayda~  When challenges arise, when we encounter loss or disappointment or experience the upheaval of the unexpected, the first response is often […]

Self Approval

“Our self-images define our own boundaries, limiting us to the narrow ideas of who we believe ourselves to be.” ~Ezra Bayda~  If you’ve ever spent time with someone who criticized your every move, always found fault with your choices or nit-picked the decisions you’ve made, you’d likely consider that person to be toxic, and would […]

Shine from within

You can learn a lot about a person by listening to what they don’t say about themselves. “We set goals that we think will guide us through the course of life. But we forget that our goals are not so much conscious choices as they are aggregates of our innate disposition, our particular conditioning, and […]

Wisdom

See yourself as a lifetime student of love. There is much yet to discover. “Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,Love is knowing I am everything,and between the two my life moves.” ~Nisargadatta Maharaj~  We are on an incredible journey. No matter how many lifetimes you’ve had so far, no matter how high your state of […]

The world is your reflection

All that we experience is a projection of our inner state of consciousness. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ~Rumi~    Whenever I see someone caught up in anger, judging, blaming, attacking or spewing hatred in it’s various forms, all I feel is compassion. Imagine going through life carrying the weight of all […]

Seek the lesson

When faced with an uncomfortable situation, seek the gifts that it has to offer. “Spiritual work is possible in one place alone: here, in exactly what you are experiencing right now.” ~Ezra Bayda~  The quickest way to transform any challenge is to recognize it’s purpose in your life. Movement from victim-hood to empowerment comes through […]

Celebration

Celebration acknowledges the many gifts you have been given. “Celebration is a thankfulness; it is prayer that comes out of gratitude. It is the recognition of the gift that has been given to us… it is understanding. It is overflowing love for the existence that has done so much for us.” ~Osho~ There is no […]

The path to love

Trust the process of awakening. “The path to love requires open-hearted attention to the very things that seem to block our way to it.” ~Ezra Bayda~    Sometimes it takes years (or lifetimes!) before we fully understand a particular aspect of our spiritual growth. We go through repetitive circumstances and often explore various aspects of […]

Healthy relationships

Acceptance is an act of love. “The spiritual practice of relationships is about working on ourselves only, freeing ourselves from the constricting grip of our own unhappiness. It is not the other person’s job to take our unhappiness away; our discomfort is our own responsibility. Attending to our spiritual tasks – seeing our judgments, opinions, […]