C.Faith Holland

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Thoughts and quotes for Today 3.31.13 March 31, 2013

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1. “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.” ~ Mark Twain 

 

2. “Silence is something that comes from your heart, not from outside. Silence doesn’t mean not talking and not doing things; it means that you are not disturbed inside. If you’re truly silent, then no matter what situation you find yourself in you can enjoy the silence.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

3. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. ~ James Allen

 

4. Life cannot be against you, for you are Life Itself. Life can only seem to go against the ego’s projections, which are rarely in harmony with the Truth… ~ Mooji

 

5. You feel lost to yourself and ask for directions. I show you that which can never be lost, your own Self. You want a map, but I give you a mirror and tell you to look beyond the surface, but you ask: How does it work? ~ Mooji

 

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.30.13 March 30, 2013

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1. Today we take responsibility for our experiences.

 

2. The soul doesn’t try to control life, the ego does. When our ego is wrapped firmly around a desire, our peace of mind and happiness is held hostage by an obsessive need to control the outcome. After enough pain and suffering, we’ll eventually get the message: If we don’t learn to surrender our will, we will surrender our peace.

 

3. No Outcasts or Heathens: The ideas and behavior of certain people may challenge us and we may judge them and cast them out of our lives, but let us not think there is any justification for this. Our rejection of others is simply a result of our fear. There is nothing spiritual about it. We can be sure that God loves and values the people we reject as much as S/he values us. For God, there are no outcasts or heathens. ~ Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini

 

4. Let me put it this way. There are many teachers now that would have us learn how to manifest and/or get what we want. I say that the goal of any enlightened teaching is ‘know thy Self.’ On the highest level we are talking the same thing. What we really want, whether we know it or not, is an awareness of Peace, Joy and Love. We are that. We are Love. Love is all there is. We are the thing that we seek. Know thy Self.

 

Live in Gratitude

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.29.13 March 29, 2013

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1. Seeking love keeps us from the awareness that we already have it—that we ARE it.

 

2. Wherever we go, we can go with ALL OUR HEART!!

 

3. How to get what we really, really want? That’s easy. First we have to know what we really, really want, and then we have to really, really want it (and nothing else). What we really want is freedom – to be free of fear, loneliness, conflict and limitations – that plus an awareness of connectedness, Peace, Love, Joy and well-being. Unfortunately we think we want all manner of lesser temporal things. And to further muddy the waters judgments have given birth to conscious and unconscious guilt and grievances that are actually a wanting for all sorts of unpleasantness. The bottom line is this – if we come to know who/what we ARE, we will have found all that we really, really wanted. Know thy Self. ~ Thanks Benny

 

4. Real communication is not about something – it is a communion – a joining in Love and Joy. The words/language can only get in the way and actually disrupt communication. This is why a smile, a glance, or a touch can sometimes say so much more than words. Real communication/communion does not even require physical proximity. And yes, it can keep you up at night. We often keep each up nights. Not easy to sleep when there is a party going on – LOL. Your contingency is much closer than you think.

 

5. I am Pro Love. I am not really anti ANYTHING because that would be like resisting evil. (what we resist will persist) I don’t want to make nonsense like that real or give it my energy by focusing on it. I’m going to focus on teaching only Love. “Teach Only Love, for that is what you ARE.” ~ A Course In Miracles

 

Peace ~ Wayne Dyer

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.27.13 March 27, 2013

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1. Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi ~

2. Somebody is trying to usurp your control, authority and power? There are things like money and even the well-being of yourself and loved ones at stake? What to do? Well, if nothing Real can be threatened, then whatever you think is at stake, probably is of no value. And if you are willing to turn your will and life over to God (Holy Spirit/Divine Love/Source) then you do not need to maintain control. So, what’s the problem? Now you can RELAX and even let go of that grievance.

3. We may think we need to find an answer in order to have peace of mind. But if we choose peace of mind now, we will have an answer. On a path of growth, we don’t get rid of chaos. We learn how to dance in the uncertainty, breathe through fire, and discover strengths we never knew we had.

4. Beliefs are like stepping stones. They provide us with some temporary stability until we  find a better one with a more inclusive viewpoint. If we cling to a belief we’ll never experience our life completely.

 

5. Be the Light that Shines Bright in your day…

Be the Light that Shines Bright in your Day

Be the Light that Shines Bright in your Day

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.26.13 March 26, 2013

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1. I won’t Let anyone rob me of my Joy, because I am giving it away…

This little Light of mine, I’m gonna LET it SHINE… 

 

2. “If you can solve your problem, then what is the use of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?” ~ Shantideva

 

3. “The words you speak become the house you live in.” ~ Hafiz

 

4. “Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, Why not find a better job.” ~ Hafiz

 

5. Each morning when I open my eyes, I think three things Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU… Then I set out to make the best use of this Gift of today… 

 

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.25.13 March 25, 2013

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1. “Nothing good or bad happens to us unless our mind labels it such. The state of our mind alone determines happiness and unhappiness” – Geshe Tashi Tsering

 This is the ultimate freedom. The challenge is to remember I have it.

2. “Between a stimulus and a response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. The last of human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”- Viktor Frankl

3. The whole world is a form for truth. When someone does not feel grateful to that, the forms appear to be as he feels. They mirror his anger, his greed, and his fear. Make peace with the Universe. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open… Don’t plant anything but Love. ~ Rumi

4. We only do three things in life: we sit, we stand, we lie horizontal. The rest is just a story. ~ Byron Katie

 

5. Running Free!!!

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.24.13 March 24, 2013

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1. “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” ― Rumi

2. One of the greatest Gifts we give ourselves in Life is sharing with someone who knows all our mistakes and differences and yet still finding each other absolutely amazing!!!

3. How to know when I am shifting responsibility for my own happiness and therefore my thoughts are  “OUT of my business” and in “your” business or the Universe’s business ??? Anytime I start with “People ____” or “they ____” or “society_____” or “everyone_____” …. how can this BE??? it’s ALL ME…. starting with my thoughts… We can question our stressful thoughts and turn it around…

4. “Thoughts are like raindrops-would you argue with a raindrop?” ~ Bryon Katie

5. Being Love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. ~ Ram Dass

6. Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter. It must begin with your own thoughts, and then extend outward. It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises. ~ A Course in Miracles

 

Forget Safety...

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.23.13 March 23, 2013

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!. I am too Blessed to be stressed!!!

 

2. Peace is a natural heritage of Spirit. Everyone is free to refuse to accept this inheritance, but he is not free to establish what his inheritance is. ~ A Course in Miracles

 

3. Every negative thought that you believe is a vote that opposes world peace. Have you voted today? ~ Byron Katie

 

4. Releasing the special relationship is highly recommended. That is any relationship that supports the idea that you are special and separate (an ego). But releasing it is not about saying “goodbye.” It is about allowing Divine Love to transform the relationship. It is about changing the purpose of the relationship. Now it is a relationship that has holiness, or inclusive wholeness, as its purpose.

 

5. “They tell me that you are looking for the perfect partner – someone who is not crazy.  No luck so far? Well, what did you expect to find here on the funny farm? And tell me – what is the state of your own mental health? Ha, ha, ho, ho, hee, hee. It’s for healing! Your relationship is for healing. You came together in this place because you both need healing.”  Thanks Benny

 

Sunflower kisses

 

Byron Katie on “Becoming Aware of Your Stories”

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Byron Katie on: “Becoming Aware of Your Stories”

“I often use the word story to talk about thoughts, or sequences of thoughts, that we convince ourselves are real. A story may be about the past, the present, or the future; it may be about what things should be, what they could be, or why they are. Stories appear in our minds hundreds of times a day — when someone gets up without a word and walks out of the room, when someone doesn’t smile or doesn’t return a phone call, or when a stranger does smile; before you open an important letter, or after you feel an unfamiliar sensation in your chest; when your boss invites you to come to his office, or when your partner talks to you in a certain tone of voice. Stories are the untested, uninvestigated theories that tell us what all these things mean. We don’t even realize that they’re just theories.

“Once, as I walked into the ladies’ room at a restaurant near my home, a woman came out of the single stall. We smiled at each other, and, as I closed the door, she began to sing and wash her hands. ‘What a lovely voice!’ I thought. Then, as I heard her leave, I noticed that the toilet seat was dripping wet. ‘How could anyone be so rude?’ I thought. ‘And how did she manage to pee all over the seat? Was she standing on it?’ Then it came to me that she was a man — a transvestite, singing falsetto in the women’s restroom. It crossed my mind to go after her (him) and let him know what a mess he’d made. As I cleaned the toilet seat, I thought about everything I’d say to him. Then I flushed the toilet. The water shot up out of the bowl and flooded the seat. And I just stood there laughing.

“In this case, the natural course of events was kind enough to expose my story before it went any further. Usually it doesn’t; before I found inquiry, I had no way to stop this kind of thinking. Small stories bred bigger ones; bigger stories bred major theories about life, how terrible it was, and how the world was a dangerous place. I ended up feeling too frightened and depressed to leave my bedroom.

“When you’re operating on uninvestigated theories of what’s going on and you aren’t even aware of it, you’re in what I call ‘the dream.’ Often the dream becomes troubling; sometimes it even turns into a nightmare. At times like these, you may want to test the truth of your theories by doing The Work on them. The Work always leaves you with less of your uncomfortable story. Who would you be without it? How much of your world is made up of unexamined stories? You never know until you inquire.”

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.22.13 March 22, 2013

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1. Ultimately forgiveness doesn’t ask nor expect the world to change; yet, forgiveness simply sets it free.

 

2. Stay in Your Own Life. Don’t make decisions for other people. That will just take the focus away from your life. Let others find their own way. Support them. Encourage them. Cheer them on. But don’t think you know what’s good for them. You don’t know. When you take inappropriate responsibility for others, you overextend and weaken yourself.

Don’t do that. Let others live their lives. Stay in your own life and make your own decisions. Put your attention where it belongs. Listen to your guidance, honor it, act on it, and be committed to it. That is a full time job. ~ Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini

 

3. When Life is Sweet, say Thank You and Celebrate…. When Life is bitter, say Thank You and Appreciate the opportunity to move beyond taste… 

 

4. Ego is that part of the split mind that is always looking for external validation and support. Spirit is that part of the mind that rests in peace and certainty. It does not need or seek external validation or support. And it is from that place of peace and certainty that unconditional love inclusively extends to all.

We can only have, what we are willing to give to others. We make room in our heart, for more each time we give away what we want.

Conditional love says, “you do and say what I want you to do and say and I will love you. And you better love me back at least as much as I love you. Otherwise, the deal is off.” Unconditional love is extended without the need to get anything in return.

 

5. You’re doing fine. You’re doing better than you know. Whatever you think should be otherwise, should not. You re in the stream of perfection. It could not be otherwise. And everything you truly desire, must rush towards you.

 

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