Posted in Life, Quotes, Wisdom

Life’s beautiful Wisdom

Cinnamon and me inside “The Wave” in Arizona

If you have followed me here for some time, then you know I am a sucker for quotes. There is been so much growth, so much awakening, so much spirituality over the last few years, even the quotes come at me at a whole new level these days. Maybe it is me, being on a different level that I also understand them at whole new level and see them in a new light. One that is gratifying and shines just a little brighter. I couldn’t leave here without sharing a few. Let them sink in and really understand them. Perhaps you too will see them as if you’ve read them for the first time. Enjoy…

“In order to write about life first you must live it.” ~Ernest Hemingway way

“On the journey to myself I’ve been so many people.” ~Unknown

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~Socrates

Inside every person you know, there is a person you don’t know. ~Unknown

“There’s no coming to consciousness without pain.” Carl Jung

I sat with my anger long enough, until she told me her real name was grief. ~Unknown

“Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.” ~Mitch Albom

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

“Writing like life itself, is a voyage of discovery. The adventure is a metaphysical one: it is a way of approaching life indirectly, of acquiring a total rather than a partial view of the universe.” ~Henry Miller

Once awakened, you realize the pain wasn’t punishment, it was preparation. ~Unknown

Posted in Acceptance, Life, Surrender, Wisdom

Acceptance and surrender

Maybe you too have arrived at this Point of your magical map through life and you relate. It’s been a long road but in hindsight, looking back, everything happened in divine timing, for divine reasons. You have heard the saying below but maybe just like me the later part is new and puts things into perspective even more. Have a look…

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

“What is for me will not go past me.”

“Rejection is God’s protection.”

“Spirit is the source of my supply.”

🙏🏼💙🦋

Posted in Buddhism, Inspiration, Wisdom

Buddha’s wisdom

Here is something to ponder and remember. It reminds me of beauty and how superficial it is on the outside. On the outside it wont last and our looks will fade, but true beauty from the inside will last forever.

If an egg is broken by outside forces, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside. ~Buddha

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Wisdom

10 things time has taught me by Donna Ashworth

I am a fan of like minded souls. A fan to tribe of my people no matter what part of the journey they might find themselves on. Often I am inspired by the words and the wisdom of another, even if I am not at that point of the journey anymore. It’s a matter of relating, of nodding your head, of knowing and understanding the words so well. And when that happens, it’s always worthy to share and pass along to someone who might just need to see it at this particular time. So here we go counting down the 10 things time has taught me.

1. Most of our life is spent chasing false goals and worshipping false ideals. The day you realize that is the day you really start to live. —-Amen to that and check…

2. You really, truly cannot please all of the people all of the time. Please yourself first and your loved ones second, everyone else is busy pleasing themselves anyway, trust me. —- A tough one, one that definitely has to be learned.

3. Fighting the aging process is like trying to catch the wind. Go with it, enjoy it. Your body is changing, but it always has been. Don’t waste time trying to reverse that, instead change your mindset to see beauty in the new. —- Acceptance and self love.

4. Nobody is perfect and nobody is truly happy with their lot. When that sinks in you are free of comparison and free of judgement. It’s truly liberating. —- Don’t compare, you are an original and don’t want to be a copy of someone else.

5. No one really sees what you do right, everyone sees what you do wrong. When that becomes clear to you, you will start doing things for the right reason and you will start having so much more fun. —-Doing YOU instead of pleasing the crowds for acceptance.

6. You will regret the years you spent berating your looks, the sooner you can make peace with the vessel your soul lives in, the better. Your body is amazing and important but it does not define you. —-Drop the self criticism and learn to be good to yourself.

7. Your health is obviously important but stress, fear and worry are far more damaging than any delicious food or drink you may deny yourself. Happiness and peace are the best medicine. And go ahead and eat the chocolate Mark 🙂

8. Who will remember you and for what, become important factors as you age. Your love and your wisdom will live far longer than any material thing you can pass down. Tell your stories, they travel farther than you can imagine. —-Amen to that and check.

9. We are not here for long but if you are living against the wind it can feel like a life sentence. Life should not feel like a chore, it should feel like an adventure. —-Namaste. The less you resist, the easier it will become.

10. Always, always, drink the good champagne and use the things you keep for “best.” Tomorrow is guaranteed to no one. Today is a gift thats why we call it the present.

Posted in Awareness, Life, Wisdom

Wisdom that can change your life

Wisdom…everybody gathers it at some point along their journey. Some might even say something like “I wish I knew that earlier.” Yeah, hindsight is always a whole other chapter and soon or later it visits us all. Here are a few points of wisdom you might find helpful.

1. Words are powerful, use them wisely.

2. People come and go, but the ones stay.

3. You are doing enough even if it doesn’t feel like it.

4. Failure is when you don’t try.

5. Random acts of kindness make everyone feel better.

6. Live for today, not for tomorrow.

7. Never look back, there is nothing there for you.

8. Overthinking kills happiness.

Posted in Authenticity, Awareness, Wisdom

Time to kick old paradigm to the curb

Picture and words by Jane Fonda

“We are living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That’s the old metaphor: You’re born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude….A more appropriate metaphor for aging is a staircase. The upward ascension of the human spirit, bringing us into wisdom, wholeness and authenticity.”

This metaphor is just as apt to our spiritual journey unfolding. That too like a staircase we walk after life in the climb towards enlightenment.

Posted in Native American, Spirituality, Wisdom

Native American Indian spirituality Laws

Painting by Autumn Skye called “Forgotten Elders”

Another post that spoke to me is turning into another share on this blog. As the year is coming to an end, I found this article by Matthew Beuno as a perfect reminder and in perfect timing to close out one phase and to enter another.

He mentions that there are four Native American Indian Spirituality Laws that say nothing happens without reason in life. When you understand this, it’s very easy to handle and you confidently look at what’s happening, thankful for what was there and happy for what’s going to happen. This couldn’t have spoke to me more and see myself as having arrived at that point. Perhaps it is the point of there.

The 1st law says: “The person you meet is the right one.”

That is, no one comes into our lives by accident, all the people around us who interact with us, stand for something, either educate us or to help us in our situation.

The 2nd law says: “What happens is the only thing that can happen.”

Nothing but absolutely nothing of what happens to us could have been different. Not even the most insignificant detail. There just isn’t “If I had done it differently…it would have been differently…” No, what happens is the only thing that can happen and needs to happen, so we can learn our lessons to get ahead. Everything, yes, every situation that happens to us in life is absolutely perfect, even when our spirit resists our ego and doesn’t want to accept it.

The 3rd law says: “Every moment when something starts is the right time.”

Everything starts at the right time, not sooner or later. When we are ready for something new in our life, it’s already there to begin with.

The 4th law says: “What’s over is over.”

It’s that simple. When something ends in our life, it serves our development. Thats why it’s better to let go and move forward, bestowed on the experiences that have now been gained.

If you stumbled across this post and if you are reading this, I don’t think it’s a coincidence. If this text meets you today, it’s because you meet the conditions and understand that no rain drop anywhere in the world accidentally falls in the wrong place.

Let it go well….

Love with your whole being….

Being happy without end….

Every day is a happy, happy day!

I am. You are. We are one.

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Wisdom

For you are enough and perfect in every way

“Love for the earth” by Lisette Alcalde

The struggle is real sometimes and this is for everybody who needs to hear this. Remember that nothing will ever be perfect. Not in life, not in this world that isn’t perfect, not in the eyes of others. You will never please everyone and the only person you have to live with and should be at peace is yourself. I know it’s hard to take things with a grain of salt or to consider the source, not taking it personally, but the sooner you can realize this and let go, the sooner you will achieve that peace and set yourself free. So don’t fret and don’t burden your heart, stay true to who you are, but take a moment to take note…

“She sat at the back and they said she was shy. She led from the front and they hated her pride. They branded her loud, then were shocked by her silence. When she shared no ambition they said she was sad. So she told them her dreams and they said she was mad. They told her they’d listen, then covered their ears, and gave her a hug while they laughed at her fears. And she listened to all of it thinking she should, be the girl they told her to be best as she could.

But one day she asked what best for herself, instead of trying to please everyone else. So she walked to the forest and stood with the trees, she heard the wind whisper and dance with the leaves. She spoke to the willow, the elm and the pine, and she told them what she’d been told time after time.

She told them she felt she was never enough, she was either too little or far far too much. Too loud or too quiet, too fierce or too weak, too wise or too foolish, too bold or too meek. Then she found a small clearing surrounded by firs, and she stopped…and she heard what the trees said to her. And she sat for hours not wanting to leave, for the forest said nothing, it just let her breathe.”