Talking Ones Walk
One of the great gifts we can give to each other is the example of our own lives working.
Whether this is, as example, standing up to opposition and winning people who are opposed-due to preconception or false information-or whether it is owning up to acknowledging personal failings and flaws, or completing school...Whatever the commitment, it doesn't always have to be smooth sailing or a clean slate to exemplify that things are on track. It is the forward motion of things, the professionalism and integrity behind the process that counts, and, at all cost, being true to oneself, ones talents, abilities, and decisions, however big or small, and the genuine interest in truth for oneself and others. Surmising navigation adjustments, as one proceeds, is part of this process. Calls for a genuine and directly honest look at the speed of the "forward motion" in this whole process, and making adjustments along the way...But, however you view this, walking ones talk is enlightening to oneself and to others, as is talking ones walk.
Apropos the Prospect of Unconditional Love
I always come back to a feeling that "unconditional love" is a transformation of fear, of learning to understand that one need be the source of love, rather than waiting for this gift from another. It allows, even requires, personal boundaries-that is, a sense of personal worth and identity-, allowing acceptance without expectations, frills or snorkels. No conditions, just feeling, people, and acceptance of it, without prejudice.
Endings & Beginnings & Endings
There is no ending without a beginning. That endings and beginnings end and begin right up next to each other, proves that nothing ever ends without something else beginning, or vice verse...Allowing something to naturally run its course, and end without forcing a beginning, is against our breeding, somehow, in our culture. But empty spaces and forms can be so exciting. It goes against our training to let go, but the excitement of allowing an item to end and/or begin all by itself, without forcing it to do one or the other, has all the glow of the anticipation and excitement of a wrapped Christmas present. The new and the old will still rub shoulders, in the end, or is that the beginning...?!
A Matter of Waiting
It could be that wisdom is simply a matter of waiting...acquisition, processing, and waiting. Surely, if one can trust in a larger concept, that wisdom given us, however given us, ultimately is called upon when most needed. Trust!
Many things around us strengthen the life force in us. For each of us there are conditions, to which we respond, that are as unique as an individual fingerprint.
Many of us might study our own life force in the same way that a Gardner might study his rose bushes. A Gardner creates conditions that favor the outcome of creating roses on his bushes, but every Gardner knows that the life force flows through each rose bush in a slightly different way.
Our judgment or the judgment of other people can stifle our own life force, its spontaneity and its natural expression. Judgment is, alas, commonplace. It is as rare to find someone who loves us as we are as it is to find someone who loves themselves whole.
Love vs. Approval
Few perfectionists can tell the difference between love and approval. Perfectionism is so widespread in our global cultures that we have found it necessary to create another word for love. "Unconditional love" is our expression. And yet, all love is unconditional. Anything else is really just approval.
Allow Enough Time
Just as it is important for anyone endeavoring a creative change to allow enough time for the learning process-, as it is natural for things to become less proficient before becoming more proficient-, it is necessarily advised to keep ones goal focus also a priority. That is, the lessons being learned-through practice, or shadow boxing, or concentration, or experience, and later endeavor-are offering paths and bridges to the changes wanted,-requiring energy, discipline, patience, time, and focus...Start this whole process well enough in advance (months, sometimes years, in advance) of your completion deadline. It's all worth it and part of it, and will open telling intellectual and particularly intuitive doors, if commenced early enough. Keep going with self-enforced courage and a "tiger's" eye on your goal, and hold the faith. You are changing you and your universe!
Core of Grace
Each individual comes into this world with a core, which is totally unencumbered, free of regret, expectation, worry, fear...
This is a source, or an umbilical cord if you will, where each of us was first touched by an Infinite Power. It is often called the Soul and often the Center of Love. To be aware and know this core is to understand who we are, not by dress code and social status, but by feeling a certain association with the Infinite and by inhabiting this core.
To know this core through our lives is a constant endeavor. We all live in a certain unrest, and life's journey covers us over only to erode us back to the unflinchingly incorruptible core of grace. The catharsis is worth the journey.
Changing Your World
If you desire a change in your surrounding world of decorum, dress code, office politics, career aspirations-or whatever-, try setting an example in your own life. Change your own decorum, dress code, office politics, career aspirations. This has a lovely way of "kicking in" as trend setting and empowering to the world around you. As I change myself, so do I change my world.
A Karma Theory
The theory of karma suggests that life itself is in an essential nature, both educational and healing, that the innate and basic wholeness underlying the personality of each of us is evoked, clarified, and strengthened through the challenges and experiences of our lifetime. The life paths may be a kind of movement toward the soul. It could be, then, that the act of dying and death may be the final and most integrating of our life experiences.
It is possible to feel or know what another is thinking, though one cannot clearly sense energy through intense emotions.
Feeling the thoughts of another requires getting calm and letting your mind be as silent as possible. Imagining one is in the other's shoes is a good way to start the connection, though not exclusive. But, however the communication is spontaneously created, it is almost always certain that the underlying feeling one has, in thinking of the other party, is the same feeling the other party has when thinking of you. If one can trust this, an important and deep communing can be immediate.
Joy's Musical Note
Even in the midst of an extremely dark day's beginning, joy's musical note sounded as one moved through the day.
Joy has a wonderful way of easing itself into the picture, and this can be triggered by a seemingly insignificant circumstance: The cheery faces of friends with whom one, by chance, chats on a street corner at dawn. It's those little warm and fussy things that often make the most difference and open the positive floodgates, when most desired and needed.
Release the Anchor
In many ways one's past is an anchor, until one releases it and lets go of any negative beliefs or memories of it.
Keeping this in mind, if one wishes to be aware of the higher good happening in one's own life, one need be willing to let go of a limited perspective of it and enlarge one's vista. If you have no limits, surely the sky hasn't any!
Loving a person or people is a commitment to holding a high vision of them, even in times of change and growth, and/or discord...It's worth it, so are you, so are they, and so is the community of ultimate harmonic beauty!
Communication Brings Clarity
Careful communication brings clarity. Get clear on your purpose, intent and motivation.
Create the Future
Power comes from living in the present moment, where you can take action and create the future. Is is also wise, along the way, to remember that quantum leaps require apropos emotional changes.
One Great Gift
One of the greatest gifts you can give others is to be open to their love for you.
Open to the New
If you want something new, be willing to have it come from anywhere, any place, any person.
Thought, Action, Clarity
It is more valuable to think issues out than to act them out!
Finding the right action is easy, if one is willing to spend time thinking issues through, first. We are often drawn to unbridled action, making adjustments underway, in order to arrive at a solution earlier, when, in fact, thought before action is the time saver. Clarity then comes from a state of mental concentration and focus.
Exist in a feeling of Love
If one can exist in a feeling of love...if one can find in everything one does a depth of love-touch, word, eyes, thoughts, emotions-one can nourish and nurture oneself as well as the whole planet.