Happiness, Tama Kieves, hard hat hero, Rumi, behavior change, and dragons




# 1 – Yep, that’s the way to do it!




# 2 – This takes a few minutes to read, but I think it’s well worth it and contains such nuggets as “you’re looking w/ the mind for answers of the heart,” and talks about the need to be care-filled, rather than careful, how we try to cobble together answers just to relieve the discomfort of not knowing, and how even pain has a purpose, message and an opportunity. Good one, Tama Kieves!




#3 – A great story for you animal lovers out there…..




# 4 – I love this one from Rumi……

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.
Help someone’s soul heal.
Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

~ Rumi



# 5 – Check out this interesting post at Self-help Health about healing illness by changing your behavior…..




# 6 – More lovely inspiration….

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” – Rainer Maria Rilke



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Purpose, free health events, Meditation 2.0, life and death, perception




# 1 – A good one from Eckhart Tolle…..


# 2 – Check out the latest post at Self-help Health for a number of free events, including Radical Beauty from Deepak Chopra and The Detox Project from Health Talks On-line…..



# 3 – And speaking of free events, you may want to sign up for this one being offered by Craig Hamilton, but you’ll need to hurry since it happens tomorrow…..

By now, you’ve probably tried meditation practice in the hope that it might bring you closer to the awakening you’ve sensed is possible.

But you’ve probably also noticed that although meditation can help us become calmer, more centered and less reactive, it rarely leads to the depth of spiritual awakening we’ve tasted in our most profound moments.

If that’s been your experience, too, I want to invite you to a free online seminar I’m offering to share a radical new approach to meditation that goes beyond the limitations of most meditation practices, and can even give us direct and consistent access to awakened consciousness:

Meditation 2.0 – The Miracle of Direct Awakening

In this 75-minute webinar, I’m going to share the surprising truth I’ve learned in three decades of meditation research–and the unexpected discovery that is revolutionizing the way I teach spiritual practice and awakening.

Indeed, the practice of “direct awakening” I’m going to be introducing is such a radical departure from the meditation most of us have been taught, that it’s really more accurate to think of it as an evolution of meditation. Which is why I’m calling it Meditation 2.0.


# 4 – Oh wow, very short, but lots to think about here….

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” – William Blake


# 5 – I found this video on life and death so profound and evocative. FYI, you may need to have a hanky at the ready…..


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Lynx, kindness, blessing, right place, and Abe




# 1 – OMG, could this pic from I Love Nature be any sweeter?! I told a friend the adult reminded me of a cat version of Yoda or a cat crossed with a Native American medicine man…..the ears and part of the fur give the appearance of a buffalo headdress. 



# 2 – Great stimulation from a newsletter from Tama Kieves…..

“This month our miraculous focus from A Course in Miracles is “You Cannot But Be in the Right Place at the Right Time.”

We are in times of change, but not in times of chaos.
You may find yourself in transition. You feel as though you’re floundering or paralyzed because you can’t see what moves to make. Relax. Take a deep breath because you’re not in the middle of disarray but in the middle of perfection.

Just because your precious mind doesn’t see a plan, doesn’t mean there’s not a plan that will blow your mind. Oh, believe me, there is.

You can look at a grapefruit and your eyes won’t see the crystalline molecular structure or atoms whirring like bees. But your refusal of reality doesn’t change reality. You are loved and you have a way, even if you wail with confusion. Your way awaits you. It waits for you to learn what to pay attention to, and what to disregard.

A Course in Miracles teaches “Your passage through time and space is not at random. You cannot but be in the right place at the right time.” You are not lost. You are not abandoned. You can abandon yourself and feel abandoned. But you will always find your way– when you find your way back to listening to your knowing, your spirit and not the relentless noise of your conditioning.

You are where you need to be. You are who you need to be.Even when you have beliefs that destroy your joy.

In an Age of Information, it’s time to pay attention to the right information. Listen only to the marrow of your being. Your desires are decrees. Let go of every belief that doesn’t uplift, excite, or soothe you. This isn’t rationalization. This is dedication. You want to become only your true self. Everything else grows naturally and inevitably from this attended soil.”


# 3 – Yes!



“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” ~ Amelia Earhart
# 4 – This works great as a continuation of the theme in Tip # 3. Love it!

“One of the greatest needs this planet has for healing is blessing.
It is under blessed. Under blessed reality is like empty calories.

A blessing enhances possibilities for good. Like an enzyme for
growth, like a catalyst in a chemical process, blessings serve to
help a living process surmount the barriers that obstruct it.”

~Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, from “Jewish With Feeling ”

# 5 – And from Abe…..

If your dominant intent is to feel joy while you are doing the work, your triad of intentions—freedom, growth and joy—will come quickly and easily into alignment. See your “career” as one of creating a joyful life experience. You are not a creator of things or a regurgitator of what someone else has created or a gatherer of stuff. You are a creator, and the subject of your creation is your joyful life experience. That is your mission. That is your quest. That is why you are here. — Abraham

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