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Unexpected kindness, change, teachers, Derek Rydell, and Abe on religions


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Love it!

 

# 2 – A good one from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter……

“We create ourselves by what we choose to notice.
Once this work of self-authorship has begun, we inhabit the world we’ve
created. We self-seal. We don’t notice anything except those things that
confirm what we already think about who we already are.

Meditative traditions refer to the observer self. When we succeed in
moving outside our normal processes of self-reference and can look upon
ourselves with self-awareness, then we have a chance at changing. We
break the seal. We notice something new.”– Margaret Wheatley

 

# 3 – Some stimulation from Derek Rydell…..

 

# 4 – More from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter….. this time an excerpt from his book Pronoia…….

Everyone’s my teacher. Everywhere I go, I’m a student. Everyone is in some way my informant, my revelator, my direction connection to the Divine Wow.

The animals, too: They are my confidants, my beloveds, my spirit guides.

And yes, the plants! My godparents, my role models, my advisers.

I vow to gleefully shut up and listen reverently on a regular basis.

Playful, mysterious intelligences surround me in every direction. I’m
available!

(Yes, to you, too, wind and sun and sky and mountain and rivers and oceans and rocks: I greet you daily as my family members, my agent provocateurs, my fellow celebrants.)

 

# 5 And Abe on religions…..

Every religion on the planet, and there are so many more than you are even aware of, has the potential of absolute thriving. But when you think that you must prove that you have the only one that is right—and you use your condemnation to push against the others—your condemnation separates you from your own Connection that, before your condemnation, you were finding in your own religion.

—Abraham

 

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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You ARE life, inspiring story, enlightenment x 2, and Abe on earn vs allow


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1- A reminder for Eckhart….

 

 

# 2 – Very inspiring!

For more on his story: http://www.theidealindian.com/srikanth-bolla-faced-rejections-all-his-life-because-of-being-blind-but-today-this-man-heads-a-rs-50-crore-company#.V6X1FCgrLIU

 

 

# 3 – Lovely image and text….

 

 

# 4 – More from Adyashanti on enlightenment…..Stimulating….

Do not think that enlightenment is going to make you special—it’s not. If you feel special in any way, then enlightenment has not occurred. I meet a lot of people who think they are enlightened and awake simply because they have had a very moving spiritual experience. They wear their enlightenment on their sleeve like a badge of honor. They sit among friends and talk about how awake they are while sipping coffee at a cafe.

The funny thing about enlightenment is that when it is authentic, there is no one to claim it. Enlightenment is very ordinary; it is nothing special. Rather than making you more special, it is going to make you less special. It plants you right in the center of a wonderful humility and innocence. Everyone else may or may not call you enlightened, but when you are enlightened the whole notion of enlightenment and someone who is enlightened is a big joke. I use the word enlightenment all the time—not to point you toward it but to point you beyond it. Do not get stuck in enlightenment.
-Adyashanti

 

 

# 5 – Check out the latest health news at Self-help Health, especially if you eat rice….

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/whats-in-your-rice/

 

 

# 6 – Interesting to think of how “achieve” and “earn” are action-oriented, future-oriented and driven by the mental body, whereas “allow,” at least in my overview of things, is BEing-oriented, heart-driven and takes place in the Now……..

We would like you to release the word “achieve” or “earn” from your vocabulary and from your understanding, altogether; and we would like you to replace those words with the word “allow”. You’re wanting to allow your Well-being, not achieve it. It’s not something that you need to earn. All you have to do is decide what it is you would like to experience, and then allow it in order to achieve it. It isn’t something you have to struggle for or try for. You are all worthy beings. You are deserving of this Well-being.—Abraham

 

Enjoy!

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Evolution Made Easier so you don’t miss future posts. And stop by my Evolution Made Easier website and Self-help Health blog for more tips, picks and free stuff!