Happy New Year
|Allowing life to naturally unfold through mindfulness has a huge impact on life.
Byron Katie is the ultimate teacher of embracing what is.
“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.”
― Byron Katie
|Resisting against what is simply perpetuates suffering,
when we ‘accept’ , freedom is ours.
“Freedom is instantaneous the moment we accept things as they are.”
― Karen Maezen Miller
Taking care of our inner garden becomes so important as our life
unfolds and flowers, this brings harmony to life.
Thich Nhat Hanh expresses this beautifully
“Inside every one of us is a garden, and each practitioner has to go back and take care of it. Maybe in the past, you left it unattended for a long time. You should know exactly what is going on in your own garden and try to put everything in order. Restore the beauty; restore the harmony in your garden. Many people will enjoy your garden if it is well tended.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
|Using force to change our lives simply does not work, we need to allow the seasons of our lives to flow through us and happen in their own good time as Dan Millman says.|
“The seasons do not push one another; neither do clouds race the wind across the sky. All things happen in their own good time.”
― Dan Millman
|Even through lifes challenges, we can look back and realise
how everything has helped us heal, grow and learn.
“Regardless of how hard, challenging, frightening, or difficult an experience may seem, everything is just as it needs to be in order for us to heal, grow and learn.”
|Instead of rushing to make things happen, taking time to be present, enjoy the moment and trust you are where you are meant to be, as Jackson Kiddard
shares here, so valid on the spiritual journey.
Let life unfold day by day. Do not rush into doing that isn’t necessary. Trust that where your feet are is where they are supposed to be and walk into this day with a positive expectation – who knows what lies ahead for you.
|You are so much more than you think you are.|
I am not the person who is singing, I am the silent one inside…
I am not my house, my car, my songs
They are only stops along the way….
|Lao Tzu states it so clearly, it is our resistance that
creates sorrow and when we let life flow grace steps in.
Life is a series of natural and spontaenous changes.Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.Let things flow naturally in whatever way they like.
|Iyanla Vanzant captures the flow of the Tao, the nature of Yin & Yang,
that life situations come and go so effortlessly
No matter what is going on in your life today, remember, it is only preparation. People come and go; situations rise and fall; it’s all preparation for better things. You must stretch, reach, grow into your goodness. Without the preparation we receive through adversity, disappointment, confusion, or pain, we could not appreciate the goodness when it arrives.
~ Iyanla Vanzant
|Feeling financially strapped or lacking in money does
not mean your heart isn’t abundant and your
life can’t feel prosperous because it can and is.
Not having money to spend doesn’t mean we cannot have well-spent moments every day.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach