Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak. - Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
God, grant me the courage to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things I can, and the wisdom to tell the difference. - Dr. Reinhold Neibuhr - 12 step meetings
Breathe fully into your whole being three times a day, each day. Deep yogic breaths, full effortless breaths, returning yourself back to Consciousness each time…..
You cannot do this wrong… the doing it is what counts.
Eckhart Tolle, in his book A New Earth, speaks about how breathing can deepen Presence.
“Someone recently showed me the annual prospectus of a large spiritual organization. When I looked through it, I was impressed by the wide choice of interesting seminars and workshops. It reminded me of a smorgasbord, on of those Scandinavian buffets where you can take your pick from a huge variety of enticing dishes. The person asked me whether I could recommend one or two courses. “I don’t know,” I said. “They all look so interesting. But I do know this,” I added. “Be aware of your breathing as often as you are able, whenever you remember. Do that for one year, and it will be more powerfully transformative than attending all of these courses. And it’s free.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
Open. Allow. Breathe Deep into the spiritual well in your Heart.
Presence is always real. Don’t look for it. Know it’s real. Breathe it. Be it. Feel it.
Eckhart Tolle’s You Tube Video on Conscious Breathing.(3 minutes)
Brene Brown, author, professor and researcher, shares her insights on vulnerability on a 20 minute Ted Talks video. One of the most watched Ted Talks ever, with over 9 million hits. Amazing how we yearn to be seen and love each other and just be enough as we are. In all our not enoughness. In the vulnerability and stumbling anguish and joy of being human.This is what I have found: to let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen; to love with our whole hearts, even though there’s no guarantee — and that’s really hard, and I can tell you as a parent, that’s excruciatingly difficult — to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, when we’re wondering, “Can I love you this much? Can I believe in this this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this?” just to be able to stop and, instead of catastrophizing what might happen, to say, “I’m just so grateful, because to feel this vulnerable means I’m alive.” And the last, which I think is probably the most important, is to believe that we’re enough. Because when we work from a place, I believe, that says, “I’m enough,” then we stop screaming and start listening, we’re kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we’re kinder and gentler to ourselves.
Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey have collaborated to create a hard sell website, but the amazing thing is that every few months they complete a skilful series of free 21 day meditations that are lovely.