Friday, September 29, 2017

Via Daily Dharma: Why Doubt Can Be Helpful

If seen for what it is, doubt can even be a positive force in practice. Provided we don’t get lost in the negative beliefs that arise with it, it can lead to a deepening of our quest.

—Ezra Bayda, “Breaking Through

Via Daily Dharma: Drop the Old Stories

A powerful mental shift takes place when we stop telling ourselves why something can’t happen. When we can envision a hoped-for future, we strengthen our belief that it is possible.

—Joanna Macy, “Allegiance to Life

Via Ram Dass: Words of Wisdom - September 27, 2017

When people say, “What should I do with my life?” the more interesting question is, “How do I cultivate the quietness of my being, where ‘what I should do with my life’ will become apparent?”

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. The journey is constant, between listening to the inner voice and making the choice to take an action. The minute you make a decision, if you feel it is disharmonious with some other plane of existence, you must go back inside again. The art form of continually emptying to hear freshly. Imagine being in a relationship where the two people are meeting each other anew all the time. Imagine how freeing it would be for you.

- Ram Dass -

Via Daily Dharma: Developing Heartfelt Appreciation

By developing a more heartfelt appreciation of what we have, we also begin to see more clearly what’s missing in the lives of others.

—Andy Puddicombe, “10 Tips for Living More Mindfully