Alexa's Blog – May 2011 Archive (5)

Living with Grace

When we know that we are blessed with grace, we can’t help but want to live our lives in harmony.

Grace exists inside of all of us and around us. It is our inner beauty that radiates outward, touching everyone we meet. It is that unseen hand that comes from the divine, raising us up when we most need it. To be able to live in a state of grace is not based… Continue

Added by Alexa on May 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Taking a different Perspective

Hidden Treasure

Finding Another Vantage Point

Seeing the world from another perspective can introduce you to all sorts of hidden treasures.

The ocean can look very different, depending on whether you are standing at the shore, soaring above in a plane, or swimming beneath its waves. Likewise, a mountain can look very different relative…


Added by Alexa on May 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

This Is It: The Art of Living in the Present

tips for staying in the present, by Josh Baran


"When my mind departed on a journey to the past or the future, I would catch myself and say, "This is it." This moment is my life, completely."


When I was 20, I found a community in Northern California where I became a serious student of Zen Buddhism. Beyond the seated meditation…


Added by Alexa on May 14, 2011 at 7:23am — 3 Comments

Hovering around the Sun

Hovering around the Sun

Avoiding the Center

It’s funny to imagine our lives as something we spend a lot of time avoiding, because it seems like that would be impossible to do. Our lives consist of everything we engage in, from showering to sleeping, but also a lot of busy work that distracts…


Added by Alexa on May 14, 2011 at 7:02am — No Comments

Practicing Patience


Practicing patience - Part of enjoying the process of life is practicing patience. Rather then wanting everything now, just let go and relax a little. Trust that if each and everyday you take the necessary steps you will eventually reach your goal. Don't rush to get there or push for results. Trust that things will unfold in due time and be patient with how it all happens.



Added by Alexa on May 14, 2011 at 6:58am — 4 Comments

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