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Can You Feel It?

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Why wait  for something
extraordinary to happen
to be fulfilled?
Take a deep breath.
Can you feel it?
Why wait for the world
to come to its senses
to experience peace?
Exhale.
Can you feel it?
Why wait for happiness,
a sense of belonging,
inspiration,
health,
connectedness?
Just sit still and breathe.
Everything you long for
is right within you.
You are the keeper of great treasures,
wealthy beyond measure.
Don’t sit there alone, brooding, waiting,
when you can come to know
the utter beauty of love’s true joy.
Walk to the door, fling it open, step outside.
Beckon the world to come see your treasure,
dazzling with the hope and the promise
of good days to come.
Don’t wait. Share it with us now.

Dear ALL THAT IS

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Dear ALL THAT IS,
THANK YOU SO MUCH
for all of the blessings
that are continuously pouring
into my life, and
THANK YOU
for giving me
the EYES to SEE them
the EARS to HEAR them
the TONGUE to TASTE them
the NOSE to SMELL them
the HANDS to TOUCH them
the VOICE to SPEAK them
the BRAIN to UNDERSTAND them
the HEART to LOVE them
and the LIFE to LIVE them!

Giving is Living

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And now it’s time to give.
(And it’s always time to give.)
What? you say, Give? Me?
I am going through a tough time
and I don’t have so much at the moment.
There’s nothing really I can spare.
I don’t have much. I’m sorry.
If you truly believe you have nothing to give
then you are very poor indeed.
And if you know
that it is a privilege to give whatever you can,
then you take your place
among the wealthiest in the world.
It is not about the material wealth,
bequeathing huge sums
for buildings that will bear your illustrious name.
No, giving can happen in secret…
in fact, that might be the best kind of giving of all.
Don’t believe me?
You don’t have to take my word for it.
Go do something nice for someone without
expecting anything in return,
and do it without their knowledge.
Pay close attention to how you feel
after such an act.
You’ll be privy to one of the greatest,
most obvious, and most overlooked
secrets passed down through all generations
of humanity:

Giving is living.

Stay

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Stay with your experience
whatever it is.
Don’t run away–
it has something to teach you.
Sometimes
the most valuable gift
is concealed in the strangest packaging.
Just trust in this moment.
Stay with this experience.
Unwrap each thought and feeling
open each perception, each word
see the treasures that are yours
when you learn to stay,
just stay with your experience.

Open and Free

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Meditation is about a compassionate openness and the ability to be with oneself and one’s situation through all kinds of experiences.  In meditation you’re open to whatever life presents you with.  It’s about opening the heart and mind to the difficulties and the joys of life–just as it is.  And the fruits of this kind of meditation are boundless.

Pema Chodron, How to Meditate, pp 5-6

When we can finally free ourselves
of the limiting belief
that the goal of life is to escape pain
and maximize pleasure
then we can meet our pain
without the judgement that we have failed
and we can enjoy our pleasure
without the fear that it will be taken from us…
Because we know that life is changing
all the time
we hold on to nothing
but with open hands
open eyes
open mind
open heart
we receive this moment
just as it is.
This vulnerability is true power.
This curiosity is true freedom.
This letting go is true abundance.

Wealthy Beyond Measure

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If you can appreciate the little things
you will always feel wealthy beyond measure.
When your brush your teeth, think
Wow! I have teeth!
and appreciate your teeth,
because not everyone has them.
When you walk down the street, think
Wow! I have legs, I have feet, I can walk!
Appreciate your legs and your feet,
because not everyone has them.
These simple things that we take for granted
are incredible treasures for those who have them not.
Celebrate who you are and what you have.
You will always feel wealthy beyond measure.

You are a Child of the Universe

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You are a child of the universe,
unique in all the world.
There has never been,
nor will there ever be,
another exactly like you.

You were born
with unique talents and abilities.
Discovering what they are,
and learning
how to best share them with the world
is the reason you are here.
The world is longing to know you,
to receive the special gifts you bring.

So dig deep, child friend.
Open your mind, body,
heart, soul,
and life
to discovering and sharing your precious gifts.

Share them freely with the world,
bring light and love and hope to us.
Show us what is possible
in the realm of human potential.

Share your gifts so freely
that you empty yourself
of any fear, doubt,
or self-imposed limits.

And in the space you have made,
receive the gifts
that the world is longing to give you,
all of the abundance of the universe
placed in homage at your feet.