conscious wellbeing for ourselves & our world
We are each a unique piece of the jigsaw puzzle that fits perfectly into Life. We do not have to justify ourselves or explain ourselves or be other than we are, for what we are doing is perfect for our evolution. We cannot judge ourselves or judge another person, for we never know where they are on their…Continue
Added by Marianne on August 31, 2010 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment
Inner Sunrise - Brand-New Day
When today is not going well, it is tempting to focus on tomorrow as a blank slate with all…
Added by Marianne on August 31, 2010 at 5:52am — 1 Comment
Today (and every day going forward) it is safe for me to be powerful! I have all the power of the Universe flowing through me and supporting me.
I now allow myself to experience and express my true power. It is safe for me to be powerful.
My power comes from a…Continue
"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul." - Henry Ward Beecher
Woman -Embracing Womanhood
There are many…
Added by Marianne on August 30, 2010 at 5:14am — No Comments
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Today I am "breaking free". I am no longer hiding behind my guilt and shame. I am doing everything in my power to fix things with my boys. What I have done is in my past. I am focused now on my future with my boys. How was I to know that when I moved out of the house, my x would keep me from my boys for three LONG years. I had no idea, the guilt and shame this would cause me.…Continue
Feeling quite overwhelmed in my life today..... I took a step back. I needed a plan. I feel like my life is in Chaos most of the time. So instead of going into work today, to play catch up. I decided to take the day completely off (the only day off I would have this week). I curled up in bed and went through my emails (2000 in my inbox!), and two organization books (one home and one time…Continue
Tonight look for two "moons" in our sky as Mars comes close to our still nearly Full Harvest Moon. Enjoy the wonder of our Universe, everyone.
Added by Marianne on August 27, 2010 at 9:27am — No Comments
There are Zen students who are in chains
When they go to a teacher,
And the teacher adds another chain.
The students are delighted,
Unable to discern one thing from another.
This is called a guest looking at a guest.
- Linji (d. 867)…
Added by Marianne on August 27, 2010 at 6:20am — No Comments
I feel like blogging a little update for myself and I like it when this happens. Indeed, this site was originally intended for people to do the same here primarily, though I confess I have done it myself and enjoy it when others share as well, but still don't know how to encourage or support others in doing the same more regularly.…Continue
Have you ever tried to pay someone a compliment and seen them embarrassed, confused, or even somewhat irked at your offering of kindness, love, and admiration? Or maybe, you have been on the receiving end and found yourself uncomfortable and unable to respond with gratitude and grace. This everyday example of the…Continue
Added by Marianne on August 26, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments
I took a small path leading
up a hill valley, finding there
a temple, its gate covered
with moss, and in front of
the door but tracks of birds;
in the room of the old monk
no one was living, and I
staring through the window
saw but a hair duster hanging
on the wall, itself covered
Added by Marianne on August 26, 2010 at 7:39am — No Comments
Closed out the old year
And held a dream of spring behind
Eyes shut, till now
This morning I open them to see
It's really come into the world
- Saigyo (1118-1190)…
Added by Marianne on August 26, 2010 at 6:11am — No Comments
Emptiness is a name for nothingness,
A name for ungraspibility,
A name for mountains, rivers, the whole earth.
It is also called the real form.
In the green of the pines,
The twist of the brambles,
There is no going and coming;
In the red of the flowers
And the white of the snow,
There is no birth and no death.
Added by Marianne on August 25, 2010 at 6:34am — 1 Comment
You Are the One You Are Waiting For - Turn to Yourself
We spend a lot of our lives looking for…
Added by Marianne on August 25, 2010 at 6:28am — 3 Comments
I have learned...
1. I have learned -
That sometimes the people
you expect to kick you
when you are down
will be the ones to
help you get back up.
2. I have learned -
That just because someone
does not love you the way
you want them to
does not mean
they don't love you
with all they have.
3. I have learned -
That maturity has more to
do with the…