conscious wellbeing for ourselves & our world
We’re rushing around so much that we’re becoming incredibly intolerant of others. Time has become a measurement of how much needs to get done, and life is a daily race. Sadly, many of us live under the illusion that when we reach the finish line we will feel relief. This becomes a daily ritual that causes a great…Continue
Added by Marianne on September 18, 2010 at 7:45am — No Comments
The Miracle of Change - Boredom
Added by Marianne on September 16, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments
No one has ever seen the face of ego. It is like a ghost that we accept as a controlling influence in our lives. I look upon the ego as nothing more than an idea that each of us has about ourselves. The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing…Continue
Added by Marianne on September 13, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The great bison or buffalo of North America is a very powerful symbol to American Indians. Though best suited to cooler climates, buffalos roamed virtually in entire continent. The smaller woodlands buffalo and its bigger cousin, the plains…Continue
Added by Marianne on September 13, 2010 at 9:26am — No Comments
Stream of Life
The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.
It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth
in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of…
Added by Marianne on September 12, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments
"All the scriptures tell us one thing: “Know thyself.” If you have known yourself, you have known everything else. Know That, by knowing which, you will know everything else. The Bible says, “Seek that kingdom within you.” It is not outside. Seek That within you. Once you have found That, then everything else will be automatically added unto you; you don't have to go looking for outside things, they will all come to you. So learn that first. "
- Swami Satchidananda…Continue
Added by Marianne on September 10, 2010 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment
Life is an Illusion - Playing Your Part
As children, most of us sang that mesmerizing, wistful lullaby that ends with the words,…
Added by Marianne on September 10, 2010 at 6:29am — 1 Comment
An "inukshuk"[plural: inuksuit], is an Inuit word that literally translated means "stone man that points the way." Inukshuks are stone cairns that were erected by Inuit at prominent locations throughout the barrens to serve as guideposts or markers. They were also erected to help herd caribou during their annual migration towards where they could be more easily hunted by the ancient…Continue
Added by Marianne on September 9, 2010 at 5:42pm — No Comments
When teachers and parents ask what they can do to help young people get off to a healthy start in life, I say, “Set a good example.” Let your respect and love be seen and felt. It works for children just as it does for all of us. Everything depends on what you believe about yourself. If you want to change your life, you have to…Continue
Added by Marianne on September 8, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Give Me Strength
This is my prayer to thee, my lord---strike,
strike at the root of penury in my heart.
Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me the strength never to disown the poor
or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength to…
Added by Marianne on September 8, 2010 at 11:01am — 1 Comment
An Incomplete Understanding - Feeling Lonely
We all have days when we feel lonely, but the very idea of…
Added by Marianne on September 8, 2010 at 6:24am — No Comments
Added by Marianne on September 7, 2010 at 6:38am — 1 Comment
Wordly fools search for exotic masters.
not realizing that their own mind is the master.…
Added by Marianne on September 6, 2010 at 6:38am — 1 Comment
Crow is the left-handed guardian. Crow knows the unknowable mysteries of creation and is the keeper of all sacred law. There are several species of crow. Raven is one of these and magpies are another. Crow medicine people are masters of illusion. Do not try to…Continue
Added by Marianne on September 5, 2010 at 10:02am — 1 Comment
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
— The Prayer of St. Francis
You can become an instrument of peace in any given moment of your life by deciding that you are not going to use your mind for anything other than peaceful thoughts. This may sound…Continue
Added by Marianne on September 4, 2010 at 4:29pm — 1 Comment
Last week I stayed on the Lakota reservation in Pine Ridge South Dakota—far from city lights. Every night we’d experience a light show better than anything Las Vegas or Hollywood could conjure up. Experiencing the awe and majesty of millions of stars shining down has the power to radically shift your consciousness. I came back to my home in Laguna Beach with a longing to learn more…Continue
Added by Marianne on September 4, 2010 at 6:25am — 1 Comment
going and coming
their traces disappear
but they never
forget their path.
Added by Marianne on September 3, 2010 at 6:23am — No Comments
Love Shows the Way - We Are Here to Serve
We are living in a time of great change. Many thinkers and…
Added by Marianne on September 3, 2010 at 6:11am — 1 Comment
Let Your Confidence Shine - Our Insecurities
Added by Marianne on September 2, 2010 at 6:33am — No Comments