Insights for October 2017

Awakening:

“When we recognize the spaciousness that is our universe, around us and within us, the door of freedom opens. Worries and conflict fall into perspective, emotions are held with ease and we act IMG_0081amid troubles of the world with peace and dignity.”

“Whether it’s physical or emotional pain, anything you give space to can be transformed

“Love and spacious awareness are your true nature. They comingle. The sage Nisargadatta frames it this way: “Wisdom says I am nothing. Love says I am everything.” Consciousness knows each experience; love connects it all. For a time you can get caught up in fear and separation. We all do. And then loving awareness remembers. Oh, this too, is a place to love.” “It is this simple: your whole life is a curriculum of love.”

“During hard times, trust demands a shift from the small self, the body of fear, to a connection with that which is vast, sacred, holy. It is a trust in the greatness of the human spirit.”

“We can’t step into the same river twice.”  Old Buddhist wisdom on impermanence. Each moment is born and dies. Moment to moment.

“Yes, things are uncertain, but wisdom brings us to love, perspective, and the ability to trust. Wisdom invites us to live, with a trusting heart.”

“The best forms of healing, therapy, and meditation are all about learning to trust.”

“Feel yourself being held by a living universe.” Jack Kornfield, No Time Like the Present

“In your life, something must die so that something new can be born. One trick is to take it on faith that something is being born even though you can’t yet see it.  Recognize that whatever is dying needs to get out of the way. You can take comfort in that perspective now – or you can take comfort in it later.” Steven Forrest, forrestastrology.com.

” ‘We should not think of our past as definitely settled, for we are not a stone or a tree,’ wrote poet Czeslaw Milosz. ‘My past changes every minute according to the meaning given it now, in this moment.’

So, yes, you have the power to re-vision and reinterpret your past. Keep the following question in mind as you go about your work: “How can I recreate my history so as to make my willpower stronger, my love of life more intense, and my future more interesting?” Rob Brezsny, *PRONOIA IS THE ANTIDOTE FOR PARANOIA*, Rob Brezsny’s Astrology Newsletter, November 8, 2017

Healing:

“The secret to healing lies in exploring our wounds in order to discover what is really there.” Frank Ostaseski, “The Five Initiations”.

Grief:

“I am not the only person with aging parents. It is part of the human journey.  … With a spacious heart, we can remember the bigger picture. Even when illness strikes, a parent is dying, or any other form of loss is upon us, we can recognize that it’s part of life’s seasons.”  Jack Kornfield, “No Time Like the Present,” pg.10.

“In my end is the beginning” T.S. Eliot

“Human incarnation is mysterious because it ends. Death will come to you and wipe the slate, no matter who you are, no matter how small or great your accomplishments.” Jack Kornfield, No Time Like the Present

Resources:

I have a list of recommended books on my web site at http://theinsightcenter.net/resources/. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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