His Holiness Christ declared that the Father…

“His Holiness (Christ) declared that the Father “maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” The meaning of this declaration is that the mercy of God encircles all mankind; that not a single individual is deprived of the mercy of God; and no soul is denied the resplendent bestowals of God.” (Abdu’l-Baha, Foundations of World Unity, p. 105)

BREATH MATTERS Take a look at these short…

BREATH MATTERS: Take a look at these short quotes from – Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Sufism, Taoism

1) “Love is heaven’s kindly light, the Holy Spirit’s eternal breath that vivifieth the human soul.” Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selection #12, p. 27

2) “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

3) So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. – John 20:21-22

4) “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray, ‘Om Chanting and Meditation’

5) God made Adam’s body out of the dust of the earth. Later, the “man became a living soul” only after God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.” – Genesis 2:7

6) “At night, I open the window
and ask the moon to come
and press its face against mine.
Breathe into me.
Close the language-door
and open the love-window.
The moon won’t use the door,
only the window.”
― Rumi, A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings

7) Embracing Tao, you become embraced.
Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn.
Clearing your vision, you become clear.
Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial.
Opening your heart, you become accepted.
Accepting the World, you embrace Tao.
Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.”
― Lao Tzu, The Teachings of Lao-Tzu: The Tao-Te Ching

AND A FEW MORE INTERESTING ONES!

“Dum spiro, spero” (While I breath I hope)
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“You are where you need to be. Just take a deep breath.”
― Lana Parrilla

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our
breath away.

  • Maya Angelou

Sioux Saying – “Life is like a buffalo. Its there and then its gone. Life comes and goes like the cloud of a moist breath on a cloudy morning.”

Hopi Saying – “Take the breath of the new dawn and make it part of you. It will give you strength.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson – “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.””It is not length of life, but the depth. All life is an experiment.”

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Be Aware Of Your Breathing Be aware of…

Be Aware Of Your Breathing

Be aware of your breathing. Notice the sensation of the breath. Feel the air moving in and out of your body. Notice how the chest and abdomen expand and contract slightly with the in- and outbreath.

One conscious breath is enough to make some space where before there was the uninterrupted succession of one thought after another.

One conscious breath (two or three would be even better), taken many times a day, is an excellent way of bringing space into your life.

Even if you meditated on your breathing for two hours or more, which some people do, one breath is all you ever need to be aware of, indeed ever can be aware of. The rest is memory or anticipation, which is to say, thought.

~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle http://www.eckharttolle.com/

Richard Rohr Knowing is always balanced by…

Richard Rohr, “Knowing is always balanced by not knowing.” He was referring to the two great Revelations in the New and Old Testaments.

‘YHWH’ (no syllables) as the ‘breath’ – our first, our last and our truest prayer – was a key to uniting the Eastern and Western contemplative traditions.

RICHARD ROHR – LISTEN TO THESE TWO

YHWH (Yahweh) AS The PRAYER THAT ALL UTTER FROM FIRST BREATH TO LAST BREATH
http://www.norwichmeditation.co.uk/Articles/115286/Norwich_Meditation/Speakers/Past_Speakers/God_is_not.aspx

RICHARD ROHR – ON CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
http://www.norwichmeditation.co.uk/Media/Player.aspx?media_id=19872&file_id=21977

TAGS: ‘YHWH’, knowing, mystery, not knowing, breath, Yahweh, Contemplative Prayer,

SUBLIME SIMPLICITY The practice of Plum Village…

SUBLIME SIMPLICITY

“The practice of Plum Village is; “I have arrived.” –

When you breathe in you take refuge in the in-breath and say, “I have arrived”

When you take a step you take refuge in your step and you say, “I have arrived.”

This is not a statement – to yourself, another or the Press.

It means I have stopped running. It means I have arrived in the present moment.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Youtube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhHL30XWoW8#t=566

OH SURPRISE SURPRISE King James Bible For where…

OH SURPRISE SURPRISE!

King James Bible
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20

Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha – p94
…These spiritual gatherings must be held with the utmost
purity and consecration, so that from the site itself, and its
earth and the air about it, one will inhale the fragrant
breathings of the Holy Spirit.

56. Whensoever a company of people shall gather in a
meeting place, shall engage in glorifying God, and shall
speak with one another of the mysteries of God, beyond
any doubt the breathings of the Holy Spirit will blow
gently over them, and each shall receive a share thereof.

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN TO BREATHE Someone asked Eckhart…

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN TO BREATHE?

Someone asked Eckhart Tolle if he could recommend one or two courses. His reply, “Be aware of your breathing as often as you are able… Do that for one year, and it will be more powerfully transformative than attending any course.” A New Earth p244

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
― Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh. He also says; “Breath is my anchor.”

PS Breath is also the number 1 nutrient!

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“Breath is the bridge which connects life to…

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

216 REST ASSURED THAT THE BREATHINGS OF THE…

216: REST ASSURED THAT THE BREATHINGS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT …

Rest assured that the breathings of the Holy Spirit will loosen thy
tongue. Speak, therefore; speak out with great courage at every meeting.
When thou art about to begin thine address, turn first to Bahá’u’lláh, and
ask for the confirmations of the Holy Spirit, then open thy lips and say
whatever is suggested to thy heart; this, however, with the utmost
courage, dignity and conviction.