Friday, May 25, 2018

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/25/18

“All of us have treasures to share. Some have more treasures and others fewer, but we all have them. Each one of us gives what we have, but if we hold on to what we have, we become slaves to hoarding.  Hoarding is a poison that radiates throughout our systems and robs us of our health. But when we share, we eliminate this poison from our system and we feel relaxed.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: Release the Need to Be Right

Sometimes kindness takes the form of stepping aside, letting go of our need to be right, and just being happy for someone.

—Sharon Salzberg, “A More Complete Attention

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Via Daily Dharma: Open to Your Experience

Every time we’re up against the wall, we’re also standing at a threshold. The invitation to open to our experience—whatever it is from moment to moment—is always there, no matter how many times we need to rediscover it.

—Aura Glaser, “Into the Demon’s Mouth

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/24/18

“Sharing is the first step towards love. It’s not only the things we share, but it’s also how we share our inner treasures, our positive attributes, our energy and our knowledge. When we give selflessly without wanting anything in return, not even a ‘thank you,’ this becomes a pure expression of love. Then we feel grateful for sharing, instead of grateful because the other appreciates us. We give without expecting to receive anything in return. If we give wanting the other to appreciate us, it’s not love; it’s neediness. It’s still our wounded child wanting recognition. We give, but we send a bill along with our gift and if the other doesn’t pay it, we charge interest. This is a trap.”
Sri Prem Baba

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - May 23, 2018

In religious study, while there is the opening for healthy skepticism, there is another way which is to open Pandora’s box and let it all in. Figure that whatever is supposed to be useful to you, you will hold, and whatever else will fall away.

You don’t have to keep it all away at arms length for fear you will lose your virginity or something. You don’t have to protect your purity against the holy books. You just open up and let it come in, no matter how weird it all seems.

- Ram Dass -

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/23/18

“The awakening of consciousness is closely related to detachment, which is the art of living without being imprisoned. To be in the world without becoming enslaved by it means we allow ourselves to experience life without trying to eternalize the experience. We love, but we are free to allow the other to go when they want. We relate, interact and make friends, but when the time comes to say goodbye, we are ready.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: The “Middle Way” of Eating

Taking just the right amount of food, as the Buddha discovered, is essential to practicing the middle way of Buddhism.

—John Kain, “Eating Just the Right Amount

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Via Daily Dharma: Start Thinking Long-term

We must consider not only our short-term personal advantage but also the long-range impact our choices have on others we will never know or see: on people living in remote lands, on generations as yet unborn, and on the other species that share our planet.

—Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, “The Need of the Hour

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/22/18

“To the extent that our feelings have been in service of the conditioned mind, our will has been used to satisfy the whims of the ego and feed negative emotions. This is how the mind enters into decay and is dragged down into the underworlds where all kinds of inner demons live. Our work is to decondition the mind so the conscious will can be used by the soul in service of self-realization.”
Sri Prem Baba

Happy Harvey Milk Day! // Feliz Dia de Harvey Milk!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Via Daily Dharma: Listen Without Judgement

Call on your natural curiosity as you focus inward. Try to let go of any preconceived ideas and instead listen in a kind, receptive way to your body and heart.

—Tara Brach, “Finding True Refuge

ViaSri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/21/18

“Darkness is the absence of light. It doesn’t matter how dark the cave may be, nor how long the darkness has been there - just the smallest crack of light can dissipate it. An instant of divine love can dissolve fear and hatred, no matter how big they may be.”
Sri Prem Baba

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Via Daily Dharma: Don’t Be Stingy with Your Life

To not be stingy with my life, with myself, is to fully express myself at every moment—fully express everything that I am.

—Roshi Nancy Mujo Baker, “On Not Being Stingy

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/20/18

“Forgiveness is a sword that cuts the ties of attachment and suffering. It opens the possibility of our accessing the greatest treasure that exists in this world: freedom.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - May 20, 2018

The transformative process is our job, so that we are not ruled by fear but by love. 

- Ram  Dass -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Via Daily Dharma: From Sightseeing to Insight

It’s the perspective we choose—not the places we visit—that ultimately tells us where we stand. Every time I take a trip, the experience acquires meaning and grows deeper only after I get back home and, sitting still, begin to convert the sights I’ve seen into lasting insights.

—Pico Iyer, “Adventures in Going Nowhere

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/19/18

“Forgiveness is a flower that is born when we are sufficiently mature. It is a manifestation of divine love, a miracle that takes place when we decide to turn the page of the book of life and say: Be happy! Thank you. Forgiveness is the beginning of freedom. In truth, when we can free the other, we free ourselves.”
Sri Prem Baba

Friday, May 18, 2018

Via Daily Dharma: Confront Suffering

Suffering and its unwholesome causes are not to be escaped but to be confronted—and eventually transformed into wisdom and compassion.

—Reverend Patti Nakai, “Someone Is Jealous of You

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/18/18

“To love is the purpose of our being here. Awakening the love that is dormant within us is remembering our true essence. To love means wanting the other to be happy, regardless of whether or not they love us back. When we can love even when we are not loved in return - even when the other wants to kill us - we will be closer to realizing our greatest goal.”
Sri Prem Baba