Words are funny little things packed with potent medicine…

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‘Be careful what you say after “I Am”. Those two tiny words contain powerful magic.

Language tries to fix you in time and space, pressing PAUSE on the ever-changing dance that you naturally are. In reality, who you truly are can’t be fixed or defined, for you are alive and dynamic and resist all attempts at capture.

For example: “I am sad”? No. A wave of sadness is arising in the vast ocean that you are, an ocean that cannot be defined by either ‘happy’ or ‘sad’ or anything in-between, but allows all those feelings to come and go.

You are not sad – sadness comes and goes in you. You’ll find no sad person, no sad entity, no sad ‘thing’, no sad ‘me’, only the energy of sadness arising presently, energy that will dissipate, especially as it is allowed to move.

You are not sad – you are the home for sadness in this moment. You are not angry – you are the capacity for anger right now. You are not enlightened, ignorant, successful, or a waste of space – you are all of this, and none of it. You are infinite potential realising itself in this instant, and at no other time.

Use your magic wisely. Don’t turn yourself into stone.’

Jeff Foster (www.lifewithoutacentre.com)

Free Yourself By Being Yourself

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‘When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique. He is universal by virtue of the inseparability of his organism from the cosmos. He is unique in that he is just this organism and not any stereotype of role, class, or identity assumed for the convenience of social communication.’

Alan Watts

What You Resist Persists

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Stop resisting! Mindfulness isn’t about preventing emotions such as sadness, anger and suffering. It’s about learning to identify emotions as they first appear and training the brain to simply observe without resistance or attachment and release it.  Watch the emotion rise, be the awareness behind the emotion and then let it dissolve.                                                                          

  I already shared this on my instagram page today but I couldn’t help but repost it again here. I think this is such a great reminder of the purpose of mindfulness in creating inner-peace and harmony.

 

Cleanse and Begin Again

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul. Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ~John Muir

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