The four virtues

When you change your thoughts, you change your life experience. Lao tzu taught four virtues that, when practiced consistently, provide a lasting foundation of inner peace and purpose:1) Reverence for All Life – When you live from the heart, expressing unconditional love for yourself and others, the light of consciousness will automatically flow into all […]

Self mastery

Those who are awakened focus on self-understanding rather than seeking approval through outside factors. “In the 33rd verse of the Tao te Ching, Lao-tzu is asking you to change the way you look at these twin ideas of knowledge and power. You’ve invited to evaluate your level of self-mastery by turning your gaze inward and […]

Find joy in the journey

Happiness is a choice we make. Why wait to experience it? “The basic paradox: everything is a mess yet all is well.” Ezra Bayda~ Playfulness and joy are states of being. They cannot be traveled to, purchased or mapped out. They arise from simply being fully present in the Now. Make the conscious choice to […]

Awareness

You are awareness. Remove the distractions, and what remains? “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” ~Eckhart Tolle~ The mind is an instrument. Somewhere along the line humans became so entranced by the physical world that the mind became master (albeit an unstable one). Awareness calls upon us to relegate the mind back into it’s […]

Our thoughts shape our experiences

Our thoughts create energies that amplify as they repeat. “If you understand it, the world is a great device to make you more conscious. Your enemy is your friend, and the curses are blessings, and the misfortunes can be turned into fortunes. It depends only on one thing: if you know the key of awareness.” […]

The obstacle is the path

When you really pay attention, everything is your teacher. “The heart that seeks to awaken, to live genuinely, is more real than anything. that nameless drive calls you to be who you most truly are.” ~Ezra Bayda~ Everything that you see and all that you experience is part of a loving conversation between you and […]

Living from the end result

Life is a reflection of our state of consciousness. “Rarely do we experience the presence born of knowing who we really are and what we are doing on this earth. Realizing how rarely we’re present to life is itself a crucial step in awakening.” ~Ezra Bayda~ As we awaken, the ego’s mechanisms become more subtle. […]

See beyond appearances

Judgment and love cannot coexist. “A great scholar hears of the Tao and begins diligent practice. A middling scholar hear of the Tao and retains some and loses some. An inferior scholar hears of the Tao and roars with ridicule. Without that laugh, it would not be the Tao.” ~From the 41st verse of the […]

The gift of compassion

Those who challenge you the most on the physical plane love you the most on the spiritual plane. “[Divine], make me an instrument of your peace.While there is hatred, let me sow love. While there is injury, let me sow pardon. Where there is doubt, let me sow faith. Where there is despair, let me […]

Seeking validation

Release the need to seek validation from others. “There is often a vague sense of danger with which we greet almost every person and every situation. If it had a voice, it might whisper, “Please don’t hurt me.” ~Ezra Bayda~ Do not compare yourself with others. There will always be someone younger, older, more beautiful, […]