C.Faith Holland

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 1.30.13 January 30, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 12:15 pm

1. You were born to Light Up the World… Let Your Light Shine… Live your Purpose…

2. If all you need is Love.. what else is there?

3.Wrinkles indicate where smiles have been!!!!!

4. I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of illnesses. It’s probably the most important thing in a person. ~ Audrey Hepburn

Do what brings you JOY

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 1.28.13 January 28, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 6:37 pm

1. What I love about peace is that it’s only dependent on me. ~ Byron Katie

 

2. I am the calm at the center of the storm. I am not at war with the storm, I am the open space in which the storm is allowed to come and go. I do not fear the storm, not because I am strong or brave, but because I see the storm as myself. SO I LET IT COME, IF IT COMES… ~ Jeff Foster

 

3. I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. ~ Gilda Radner

 

4. “As you live Deeper in the Heart, the Mirror gets clearer and cleaner.” ― Rum

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 1.27.13 January 27, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 1:56 pm

1. Our wholeness is joy and happiness

2. If you judge people, you have no time to love them… Mother Teresa

3. A beautiful sharing on The Work: “Byron Katie Just Wants You to Be Happy”

Byron Katie just wants you to be happy. She doesn’t know you, but she believes she can help you find your happiness, and countless of her fans and followers would agree. She also thinks that helping you find happiness goes a long way in solving the myriad problems in the world. She’s been on Oprah. Tony Robbins is a fan and incorporates her work into his own teachings. Her methods are remarkably simple; she only asks that you question your own thoughts and that you accept reality for what it really is. You will wonder why you never thought of it.

An unusual woman with an unusual name, Byron Katie is leading a revolution of the mind. Although she might never identify it as such, she is espousing a form of meta-cognition, a way of thinking about thinking. Are your thoughts a true reflection of the reality around you, or do they come unbidden from your unconscious? Can you trust what your own mind tells you? Byron Katie would say no. She would ask you to question each thought as it comes, to mull it over and put it to the test. And then she would ask you to take that further, to ponder the opposite of that thought, and whether that “turnaround,” in fact, might be a truer version of reality. This process she calls “The Work.”

The Work: I had the opportunity to see Byron Katie speak in person at the Omega Institute NYC Conference, and I have also been reading her book I Need Your Love — Is That True?. Both were eye-opening, I might even say life-changing, experiences for me. The Work is a series of four questions that you apply to each stressful, unhappy, or counterproductive thought that comes into your mind. Take, for example, the thought “I am such a pushover,” which you might have after being taken advantage of by someone you love or trust.

Is it true? This is only a simple yes or no question, either I am a pushover or I am not ­– in objective reality without adding my own filters and biases.

Can you absolutely know that it is true? This is also a yes or no question but requires more thinking. Who is to say what constitutes being “a pushover”? Perhaps being a pushover to one person is seeking or receiving just the right amount of guidance to another. If I cannot definitively say that it is true, then the answer is no.

How do you react — what happens — when you believe that thought? How does this thought make me feel and behave? If I worry that I am easily manipulated, I may beat myself up in my relationships and unnecessarily put walls up. I criticize myself. And I begin to resent the other person because I can’t put my guard down around them.

Who would you be without the thought? If that thought never existed, how would I feel and behave? If I never had to worry about being a pushover, I could live more freely. I wouldn’t put my guard up in my relationships, and I would allow myself to be vulnerable and who I really am. I would feel better about myself.

The Turnaround: Now comes the point where Byron Katie asks you to take the opposite of your thought and mull it over. One turnaround might be: “I am not at all a pushover.” Is this any truer than the original statement? Can I think of any examples in which this is true? Another turnaround might be that my spouse/partner/parent/coworker is the one who is a pushover. In this way, I could come to see that everyone can be manipulated at times, and that this is normal. I can see that I am not “such” a pushover at all, and that I am letting the fear of being controlled actually control me. I can begin to let these thoughts go and no longer criticize myself or others. And so the stress associated with the thought of being such a pushover would no longer exist.

What Bryon Katie is offering is a method of self-inquiry that allows us to free ourselves from the anger and negativity we feel when we accept our thoughts, unquestioned, as true. We cause much of our own suffering by believing what our minds tell us. If we can see that certain thoughts are the cause of our own unhappiness, we can begin to let go and be free of them. Questioning these thoughts, putting them to the test of The Work, is a form of enlightenment. If the unexamined life is not worth living, perhaps the unexamined thought is not worth thinking.

It certainly can’t hurt to try. -Stephan Spencer

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 1.26.13 January 26, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 10:24 pm
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1. Each of us guards a gate of change that can be opened only from the inside. – Stephen R. Covey

 

2. Divine Spirit teaches that you always meet yourself, and the encounter is Holy/Wholly because YOU ARE…..

 

3. The four guidelines to living WHOLE HEARTED are, attention, affection, appreciation and acceptance…

As long as the mind perceives its Self as WHOLE, it is impossible to see any “other” as unlovable…

“Acknowledging the “good” that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

4. BE THE JOY THAT YOU ARE!!!! without your story of littleness…

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 1.25.13 January 25, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 6:23 pm

1. “Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself. When you fully accept that you don’t know, you actually enter a state of peace and clarity that is closer to who you are truly than thought could ever be.”  ~Eckhart Tolle

 

2. Changing other people is not your job. This is such a huge relief when it is accepted and embraced – it brings freedom, peace and joy back to our heart and mind. We can pray for others, offer help IF they want it, but beyond that . . . loving them just as they are and just as they are not is the attitude of the miracle worker. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll hang out with them. Free the hostages! ~ Jacob Glass

 

3. Life’s multiple opportunities for growth, is no representation of your actual measure. Thanks Pamela

 

4. Wanna change your world? Change your thoughts!

“Every thought you have makes up some segment of the world you see. It is with your thoughts, then, that
we must work, if your perception of the world is to be changed.” ~ A Course in Miracles

 

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 1.24.13 January 24, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 4:10 pm

1. To live an inspired life means knowing you are on a co-creative journey. You are always where you need to be, if you’re listening.

2. Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Howard Thurman

3. ‎”You cannot be totally committed sometimes.” ~ A Course in Miracles

4. When two of you come together to dance in the Joy of sharing the Love that each already has and IS, then eternity is found in the moment – not in your plans for a happy ever after. Thanks Benny

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 1.23.13 January 23, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 2:11 pm

 

1. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” 

 

2. Teach only LOVE, for that is what you ARE… ACIM

 

3. Be AWARE of the temptation to see yourself unfairly treated…. 

 

4. Being constantly active, time will not sit still around you; but, as you sit in stillness around time, peace reigns eternally. Thanks Pamela

 

5. I took a DEEP breath and LET GO… 

 

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