THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

November 3, 2018

You cannot go back, you can only go forward. Just allow God to order your steps in this forward motion.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

November 28, 2017

When we set aside our desires we can begin to see the desires the Divine has for us.

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DANCING WITH DESIRE

November 21, 2017

I have long appreciated some of the writings and teachings of Ram Dass. I first discovered his writing while reading a cookbook of all things. He had a quote that reminded me that it is through cooking, serving, and feeding that I am able to not only be of service to the Ultimate Consciousness, but also to have that which I yearn for, a deeper relationship with the Divine.

Recently, I had the chance to read some of his writings and thoughts regarding desire. What I appreciated about his writing is how he helped me to understand that what we yearn for is an emotional system. Many of the things we yearn for in life is associated with some emotional or mental desire. They are not things we yearn for spiritually, but things which do not contribute to our overall well-being. So he guides us through a series of exercises to help us detach ourselves from those things we desire and wish we did not.  This week, I thought I would share a few excerpts from his book, Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

April 27, 2015

May we work on releasing the fear so we may be more open to practicing compassion.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

April 25, 2015

May we all have eyes to see so that we might grow in our ability to practice compassion.

Use It!

October 7, 2014

In this month’s newsletter, I gave us a few things about self-worth to consider. I asked us to think about whether we knew God loved us just as we are. I suggested we think about whether we see life challenges as confining or empowering. I encouraged us to remember to periodically empty out the emotional, mental, and spiritual clutter and keep ourselves from becoming a “dumpster.” Finally, I challenged us to remember that we are of value to ourselves, others, and our community.

Sometimes it may feel like your life is not where you would like it to be. Most of us, myself included, have those moments. It is then I remember the words of Ram Dass who said, “Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!” Life is a veritable toolbox to help you achieve whatever you desire to achieve in your life. Use it!

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