TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – Good insight and stimulation from Jeff Foster…..
“RELAX, YOU ARE NOT THE DOER”
What is stress?
Stress is the tension between this moment and your mental image of how this moment ‘should be’.
Stress is your narrow focus on a mental list of ‘things to do’, the imaginary burden of ‘all the things that haven’t been done yet’.
Stress always involves future-thinking, a forgetting of your true Ground – this moment, here, now.
When your focus shifts from what is NOT present, to what IS present, from ‘lack’ to what is abundantly here, and instead of trying to complete a list of a thousand things, you simply do the next thing, the one thing that presents itself now, with your full attention and passion and presence, lists get completed effortlessly – and even if they don’t, creative solutions are found, without stress.
Relax. You are not the doer.
– Jeff Foster
# 2 – Lovely image and stimulating text from Adyashanti…..
“Although they can seem numberless and at times overwhelming, dysfunctional emotional patterns are in the end illusions that we have been taught. And whatever we can learn, we can unlearn.”
~ Adyashanti, “The Way of Liberating Insight” Study Course
# 3 – An excerpt from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter and book Pronoia…..
Even if you don’t call yourself an artist, you have the potential to be a dynamic creator who is always hatching new plans, coming up with fresh ideas, and shifting your approach to everything you do as you adjust to life’s ceaseless invitation to change.
It’s to this part of you‚ the restless, inventive spirit‚ that I address the following: Unleash yourself! Don’t be satisfied with the world the way it is; don’t sit back passively and blankly complain about the dead weight of the mediocre status quo.
Instead, call on your curiosity and charisma and expressiveness and lust for life as you tinker with and rebuild everything you see so that it’s in greater harmony with the laws of love and more hospitable to your soul’s code.
# 4 – Oh, I love this one that a friend shared on Facebook….
Universe, show me today how it would be if every cell of my body embodies the energy of laughter? – Nila Nimi Nirmal Raju
# 5 – Check out the latest at Self-help Health…..
# 6 – Deepak Chopra is offering another one of his 21-day meditation series starting Oct 31st. The focus of this series is on cultivating inner peace (boy, how timely is that?!). I’ve participated in almost all the previous events, and the last two he did were my faves, so I have high hopes for this one. Just listening to his soothing, centering voice is enough to put me in meditation mode, and he always provides such gems of insight and wisdom…….
# 7 – And some Abe to end on……
When you focus upon lack in an attitude of complaining, you establish a vibrational point of attraction that then gives you access only to more thoughts of complaint. Your deliberate effort to tell a new story will establish a new pattern of thought, providing you with a new point of attraction from your present, about your past, and into your future. The simple effort of looking for positive aspects will set a new vibrational tone that will begin the immediate attraction of thoughts, people, circumstances, and things that are pleasing to you. — Abraham