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 […]

Be in the world, but not of it

Make a commitment to yourself to be a source of peace and compassion. “Our distress which seems like a very real barrier, is just an artificial prop, which we use to create the story of ‘me’.”  ~Ezra Bayda~  It’s interesting to watch our collective exploration into the dark tunnels of ego and opinion. With every […]

Life changing moments

We are always be led to the teacher, book or idea that is perfect for our growth. “Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.”  ~Ralph H. Blum~  Be open. Explore new ideas. If a book, workshop, podcast or process has even one sentence or moment […]

Let there be spaces in your togetherness

Choose to bring an unprotected heart to your meeting place. “To love is to recognize yourself in another.”  ~Eckhart Tolle~    Love empowers us to discover who we are in the presence of another. As we release limiting beliefs, heal old emotional wounds and come to realize our own value, we cease seeking outside validation. […]

Empowerment

Conscious action transforms victimhood into empowerment. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”  ~Maya Angelou~    Observe how often you hear others complain and make a dedicated effort not to participate by purposely remaining neutral or positive. When you choose your words carefully, responding rather than reacting, […]

Stop acting so small

Your purpose is to awaken. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” ~Rumi~     It can be easy to get lost in the illusions of this world. We can become distracted by money, prestige, politics, gossip, opinions, attachments and judgement. So distracted, in fact, that we may momentarily forget that […]

Love what is

What you fight, you strengthen. “Step number one for changing the entire world is falling in love with it as is already is. The same is true for changing yourself.” ~Mike Dooley~  All transformation begins with acceptance. Acceptance has nothing to do with liking something, nor does it set you up to forever maintain the […]

Be here now

This is the moment of transformation. “If you live totally, intensely, then you are free, you have lived the moment and it is finished. You don’t look back and you don’t look ahead, you simply remain here now.”     ~Osho~  Present moment practice is powerful. When you purposely leave ego-driven thought behind and simply […]

Cosmic humor

Learn to laugh at yourself and you will never cease to be amused… “The blessed fool is the greatest possibility of understanding  because the blessed fool has come to know that knowledge is futile. His mind is no longer cluttered with junk; his mind is no longer cluttered with borrowed knowledge. He is simply aware. […]