“The best moments in our lives
are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times . . .
The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits
in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi continue reading
There is no need to run outside
For better seeing,
Nor to peer from a window.
Rather, abide at the Center of your Being …
Search your heart and see …
The way to do is to be.
~~ Lao Tze continue reading
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words;
watch your words, they become your actions;
watch your actions, they become your habits;
watch your habits, they become your character;
watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
~~ Lao Tzu
The season of Autumn arrives early in the morning on Saturday September 23rd, reminding us that we need to prepare for the long, cold winter that will follow. Observe the natural outdoor environment and you notice the squirrels burying their acorns, the leaves falling from the tree limbs, and the many birds migrating to warmer climates. Nature herself is preparing to be quiet, be still – and this encourages us to continue to turn inward, to reacquaint ourselves with our inner thoughts, our deeper longings, and reconnect to our inner wisdom and innate knowing. continue reading
Our true nature is like a precious jewel ~
although it may be temporarily buried in the mud,
it remains completely brilliant and unaffected.
We simply have to uncover it.
~~ Pema Chodron
Change is in the air. You can feel it and see it! The shifting seasons in the North East have recognizable cycles and patterns and during the transition to Autumn, the wind becomes more brisk, temperatures cool, the sun rises later and sets earlier as the contrast between light (Yang) and dark (Yin) is more evident. The Earth moves along her path towards the quiet and stillness of Winter, as the trees drop their colorful leaves in the practice of letting go and surrendering to the cycle and pattern of The Way of Nature. In a little over a week, the Equinox will occur on September 23, signifying once again a moment of perfect balance between Yin and Yang. continue reading