“What we see depends mainly on what we look for”
.. Sir John Lubbock
John Lennon, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans”
“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear”
.. Brian Tracy
“Live out of your imagination, not your history”
.. Steven Covey
Thanks Ric! – Coaching and EFT courses – http://haymancoaching.com/about/
A Sufi teachers teaching re Oneness;
Excerpted from a talk by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee “Oneness and Life” (http://www.workingwithoneness.org/Vid…)
“It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living”.
Rootedness in Being
The sapling doesn’t want anything because it is at one with the totality, and the totality acts through it. “Look the lilies of the field, how they grow” said Jesus, “they toil not, neither do they spin. Yet even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
We could say that the totality — Life — wants the sapling to become a tree, but the sapling doesn’t see itself as separate from life and so wants nothing for itself. It is one with what Life wants.
That’s why it isn’t worried or stressed. And if it has to die prematurely, it dies with ease. It is as surrendered in death as it is in life.
It senses, no matter how obscurely, its rootedness in Being, the formless and eternal one Life.
~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle
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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Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy. Abraham Heschel
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
The cycles of Heaven in twenty centuries
Bring us farther from God and nearer to the Dust. —T. S. Eliot, “Two Choruses from the Rock”
Q Haven’t we taken at least two steps further down since Eliot wrote this?
Where is the information we have lost in data?
Where is the data we have lost in the virtual?
Where is the virtual we have lost in Facebook? –
suggested addendum by Roger Prentice – what would yours be?
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“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
- Henry David Thoreau, American author and philosopher
goes well with
“A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
(Oscar Wilde answering the question, what is a cynic?)
Epictetus – Remember that you ought to behave in life as you would at a banquet. As something is being passed around it comes to you; stretch out your hand, take a portion of it politely. It passes on; do not detain it. Or it has not come to you yet; do not project your desire to meet it, but wait until it comes in front of you. So act toward children, so toward a wife, so toward office, so toward wealth.
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell