Archive for the ‘Mediation’ Category

Job Interview

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

When we believe the purpose of the interview is to get a job instead of to experience shared interests, of course we misplace our emphasis.  (Parents and Children pg.27 of part one by Kenneth Wapnick)

Advances?? or Retreats

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

My greatest advances I’ve judged as failures and my greatest retreats I’ve judged as victories.

Self-Control (From my belt martindingman.com)

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man (Bob would say person) who lacks self-control.

Disguise

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become  disguised to ourselves.  Francois De La Rochefoucaud  Found in The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Forgiveness

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

LESSON 122  From A Course in Miracles

Forgiveness offers everything I want.

1 What could you want forgiveness cannot give? Do you want peace? Forgiveness offers it. Do you want happiness, a quiet mind, a certainty of purpose, and a sense of worth and beauty that transcends the world? Do you want care and safety, and the warmth of sure protection always? Do you want a quietness that cannot be disturbed, a gentleness that never can be hurt, a deep, abiding comfort, and a rest so perfect it can never be upset?

2 All this forgiveness offers you, and more. It sparkles on your eyes as you awake, and gives you joy with which to meet the day. It soothes your forehead while you sleep, and rests upon your eyelids so you see no dreams of fear and evil, malice and attack. And when you wake again, it offers you another day of happiness and peace. All this forgiveness offers you, and more.

Self-Esteem and Humility

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Why does the ego play roles?  Because of one unexamined assumption, one fundamental error, one unconscious thought.  That thought is:  I need to play a role in order to get what I need to be fully myself; I need to get more so that I can be more.  But you cannot be more that you are  because underneath your physical and psychological form,  you are one with Life itself, one with Being.  In form, you are and will always be inferior to some, superior to others.  In essence you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone.  True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization.  In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem an humility are contradictory.  In truth, they are one and the same.

From Oneness With All Life by Eckhart Tolle

From American Dreams by John Jakes (Decisions)

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Do we ever recognize the right decision until long after we’ve made the wrong one?

The World You See is What You Gave It

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

If you see holiness and hope, you joined the Will of God.  The world you see but shows you how much joy you have allowed yourself to see in you, and to accept as yours.  (From Introduction to chapter 21 of Course In Miracles)

We are All Connected

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.  Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”  –Martin Luther King. Jr.

Light my (OUR) Fire!!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

As I added firewood to the embers this morning of this last day of the year and first day of the rest of our lives, I realize that one log won’t do it.  If I only add one log to the embers the fire  won’t blaze and in fact, if I add two logs but don’t put them close together the fire won’t last very long.

We can accomplish so much more working together.  Mediation is one of many effective ways to accomplish much more.

With two logs in the fire, it is blazing but I’m going to add another log and the fire will really blaze!!

Let’s make a new years resolution to work together and to spend the rest of our lives adding logs to the fire of cooperation, problem solving, and LOVE.  May we remember that we can even love our enemies and be loving to ourselves simultaneously.

The fire is dieing down a little.  I will add a log now!!  Please add a log for you and me.

The fire still wasn’t blazing!  I rearranged the logs. I notice two logs were wet.  That is, not very ready to cooperate.  I also noticed I had the logs packed too tight.  With no room for oxygen, the fire is strangled.  Certainly people need a little breathing space.  Eventually I got the fire blazing and saw the beautiful multicolored fire.