Saturday, January 20, 2018
At some point in everyone’s life the questions of meaning will surface. In fact striving to answers these is the most powerful driving force that will cause humans to question. These questions ponder the design of things, and the purpose and meaning of our lives. Who am I and what happens when earth life ends? We all wrestle with these questions at various times in our lives, no matter what our station, preference, color, gender or creed.
Just remember you are a soul who has taken on this body and this mind to work out your karma. Work your karma and you will prosper. Let’s begin by moving our bodies, quieting our mind and focus on tapping into our souls.
Answering the questions of life will require work. Nothing comes instantaneously and without a lot of effort and sometimes turmoil. The Chinese have a symbol for crisis that means both danger and opportunity. How you envision things and how hard you are willing to work determines whether what comes your way is either a crisis of danger or a crisis of opportunity. Stay focused, maintain your balance and you will see life not as a crisis of danger, but as an opportunity to work your karma and in this you will prosper.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
What is karma? Sometimes it is best to define something by what it is not. Karma is not about good or bad. That would means judgement. We are not here on earth to judge. We are here to observe. Karma is about cause and effect. Every action creates a reaction so it behooves us to pay careful attention to everything we think, say and do. Karma means work. When we think of work we think of our professions, but that is not the nature of karma. Karma is about working to develop virtues and removes vices and this can only be done when you take on an earthly life.
You are here to work on purifying your being and to do this you must take on and live out all aspects of your life; pleasure and pain. What you do for a living gives you an opportunity to work on your karma, but karmic work is of a soulful nature and not for mental satisfaction and physical comfort.
Part of working on your karma is to work on establishing balance, being flexible and finding your strength. Let’s get stated.
Just remember that life becomes what life does. Every thought, word and action creates a reaction so pay careful attention to what you think, say and do. Karma means work. You are here on earth to do your karmic work. Do it with conscious thought and you will reap the rewards.
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Power is being able to withstand all sorts of events and situations without losing your flexibility, balance and inner strength. With this power comes the ability to feel confident knowing that we may not be able to control the situations that come into our lives, but we can control our perceptions and attitudes and this empowers us. When you begin to observe life from a beginner’s point of view everything is simply an opportunity to begin again with a fresh perspective.
Throughout this coming year no matter what your goals or resolutions there will be challenges. Meet these challenges with a beginners mind. Come back to each moment with a sense openness and eagerness by staying focused and enthusiastic about your goals even when confronted with disappointment and discomfort. Now you are empowered!
Namaste ~ may all your days be filled with health, happiness and peace