Archive | February 2014

one-hundred-and-nineteen: jumping

just simple awareness in a gym class led to a fascinating thought process, how amazing is it that we can jump. such a strange thing we do – it brought me great joy. how amazing is the human brain that when we tell it to do something it usually does. appreciation and awareness of the small things brings great joy.

one-hundred-and-eighteen: radiating

“As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.” – Ram Dass

one-hundred-and-seventeen: obedience

“Freedom isn’t something easy to live with. Obedience led me to something different, more profound. To stop thinking. That was the first step. To stop thinking is to be free of pain. A few years ago, I went through a very painful period. By that time I hit rock bottom. I obeyed people who happened to be around, to help me. They gave me a simple advice: crush my ego. I obeyed. Without asking myself questions or becoming a slave, I found a kind of liberation in it. And my pain gradually faded. By not thinking, my inner defences fell. So, without even wanting to, I could find previously hidden realities inside myself. In fact, my pain was linked to a profound refusal to accept myself. So the pain slowly diminished. I gradually felt almost totally free. I also began to really know my body, and to use it including as an object of pleasure. I stopped thinking. My constant anxiety disappeared. Don’t laugh at the word, but I opened myself up to everything.” – À L’Aventure (2008) dir. by Jean-Claude Brisseau

one-hundred-and-sixteen: parachute

“The mind is like a parachute.
It doesn’t work unless it’s open.”

one-hundred-and-fifteen: soar

“The love in your heart must be given. Trying to withhold it creates pain, and a heavy soul. Release it, and you will soar.”

one-hundred-and-fourteen: candle

“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” — Benjamin Franklin

one-hundred-and-thirteen: hold

“Don’t hold on to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.” — Leo Buscaglia

one-hundred-and-twelve: cells

“The cells in your body are completely loyal to you; they work for you in harmony. We can even say they pray to you. You are their God. That is absolutely the truth. Now what are you going to do with this knowledge?” — Don Miguel Ruiz