Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on Nature

There are so many ways to pray for and with creation, to listen within and include the earth in our spiritual practice. Watching the simple wonder of a dawn can be a prayer in itself. Or when we hear the chorus of birds in the morning we may sense that deeper joy of life and awake to its divine nature. At night the stars can remind us of what is infinite and eternal within us and within the world. Whatever way we are drawn to wonder or pray, what matters is always the attitude we bring to this intimate exchange, whether our prayers are heartfelt rather than just a mental repetition.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee 

Source: Spiritual Ecology on facebook 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jeff Brown on Heroism

There are heroes everywhere on this planet. EVERYWHERE. If we only listen to the unconscious media and manipulative marketers, we will only recognize a small few. It serves those systems to focus our energies away from our own heroic nature. But if we look beyond those agendas, we will see heroes everywhere we look: parents who sacrifice so their children will have better lives, individuals who courageously challenge inhumane paradigms, brave folk who steadily overcome their emotional debris and find the faith to go on, homeless people who find their optimism again after a night on the streets. Simply overcoming the distracting and repressive weight of the world is a heroic gesture, seldom acknowledged. It takes a hero to brave this life. It takes a hero to live authentically. It takes a hero to keep their heart open after a lifetime of disappointment. Let's expand our definition of heroism. Lets look for heroes in unexpected places. Lets look for them in quiet corners. Let's even look for them in the mirror. There are heroes everywhere on this planet.

Jeff Brown

Source: Jeff Brown on facebook.

Les Brown on Forgiveness

Forgive anyone who caused you pain or harm.  Keep in mind that forgiving is not for others, it is for you. Forgiving is not forgetting.  It is remembering without anger. It frees up you power, heals your body, mind, and spirit. Forgiveness opens up a pathway to new places of peace where you can thrive despite what has happened to you.

Les Brown

Source: The Healing Feather and Watching Whales on facebook.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Leo Buscgalia on Love

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.

Leo Buscaglia


Movie Wisdom: We Bought A Zoo

Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon): You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.

Benjamin Mee, book
Aline Brosh McKenna and Cameron Crowe, screenplay
We Bought A Zoo

2011, Twentieth Century Fox


Zelda Fitzgerald on Love

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.

Zelda Fitzgerald


Elie Wiesel on Indifference

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Elie Wiesel


Monday, February 9, 2015

Lissa Rankin on Nature

There is a Oneness and a peace and a communion that is unique to connecting to Mother Earth.

Walk in the forest and touch the rough bark of the trees. Let them breathe their essence into you.

Sit on the beach with your bare feet in the sand and then skip through the crashing waves. Let them course their energy through you.

There is a sacredness sitting atop a mountain peak listening to the wind or reveling in the raw force and beauty of the coyote's call. 

Take time daily for core infusions of the gift that is this Earth and give back the best that is within you.

Lissa Rankin

Source: The Inner Flame