PICKS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – This would make a great prayer/blessing or lead-in to meditation to start off the day…..
# 2 – OMG, what a pic! Almost looks like a pussy willow tuff that someone has shaped into an owl.
Northern Pygmy Owl in Canada, photograph by Mark Hryciw.
# 3 – From the recent free 21-day meditation series offered by Deepak and Oprah…..
“The mind game consists of the tricks your mind plays on you, making you see reality according to old memories, fears, wounds, prejudices, outworn beliefs, second-hand opinions, and early conditioning. When you are aware your mind is filtering your reality based on the past, you can change it with that awareness. In fact, awareness is the change.” — Deepak Chopra
# 4 – Trippy and cool. Life is a vortex, not just rotation. What a universe! They say that all the plants and life forms here are based on spirals, but who thought that the sun was part of that, too?! Makes sense though.
# 5 – From Rob Brezsny’s newsletter……..
In his book *Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships,* psychotherapist John Welwood writes, “Psychological work focuses more on what has gone wrong: how we have been wounded in our relations with others and how to go about addressing that.
“Spiritual work focuses more on what is intrinsically right: how we have infinite resources at the core of our nature that we can cultivate in order to live more expansively. If psychological work thins the clouds, spiritual work invokes the sun.”
Also from his newsletter….
“Pain motivates you to grow? OK. But maybe you don’t need as much of that stuff as you used to. Maybe you could actually start learning more and more from — gasp! — pleasurable experiences.”
# 6 – Wow, amazing and powerful experience to listen to this…..
# 7 – And a good one to end on…..