May I Have A Few Words With You?

Desires.  Ambitions.  Goals.  Inspiration.  Dreams.  Motivation.

Doubt.  Fear.  Worry.  Failure.  Regret.  Anxiety.  Depression.

Emptiness.  Oneness.  Clarity.  Peace.

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Stop Thinking

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.” ~Lao Tzu

IMG_20150428_143905We live in a beautiful world.  Even the small segment that our senses can take in (smaller still what our minds can comprehend) is beyond what we can express with words.  There are infinite opportunities for joy, yet we use so much of our time fretting over the insignificant; the non-consequential.  We fill our days with worry and busyness, trying to get ahead.  We constantly occupy our minds with television and social media, afraid to sit in silence, and be alone with ourselves.  Trying to drown out and silence the voices of fear, regret, and uncertainty.

Stop worrying.  Stop thinking.  You are on the right path; the only path; your path.  Follow it to the end.  Take care with each step.  Feel each breath.  There is no need for fear.  You are a passenger, an observer.  Enjoy the ride.

“Speak To Me Of God”

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“I said to the almond tree, ‘Friend, speak to me of God,’ and the almond tree blossomed” ~Nikos Kazantzakis

There is an indescribable completeness that one finds in commune with nature.  It gives contentedness and joy; it feeds the soul.  Days spent in a sterile, synthetic environment lead to separation, discontent, worry, and fatigue, but time spent in nature brings peace.

Make every effort to deepen your connection with nature, and with yourself.  breathe the air, feel the earth, take in the sunshine.  Hear the wisdom of the earth and follow its guidance.

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I’m Afraid to Do What’s Right

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” ~Margaret Thatcher

Life can be a struggle.  We are constantly faced with regrets of the past, and the uncertainty of the future.  Worry, doubt, and fear can overwhelm us.  Every day we have to decide how to use our time, and what course of action to take.  The choices we make can have a huge impact on our loved ones, and ourselves.

I have spent an unhealthy amount of time scouring the internet, trying to find the “right” thing to do, the “right” way to act, the “right” path.  And what I have discovered Is that I already know what is right.  Deep within myself I know the path I should take.  But more often than not, I ignore the voice inside of me, and do what I know is wrong.  Why? because I am afraid.  Afraid of failure, afraid of what others might think of me, afraid of discomfort, and afraid of disappointment.

“Do you have the patience to wait
Till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
Till the right action arises by itself?” ~Lao Tzu

Be on the lookout for part 2 in this series, when I finally learn to do whats right.