The Mind

The Mind

The Mind of Absolute Trust
The great way isn’t difficult for those who are unattached to their preferences.

Let go of longing and aversion, and everything will be perfectly clear.

When you cling to a hairbreadth of distinction, heaven and earth are set apart.

If you want to realize the truth, don’t be for or against.

The struggle between good and evil is the primal disease of the mind.

Not grasping the deeper meaning, you just trouble your minds serenity.

As vast as infinite space, it is perfect and lacks nothing.

But because you select and reject, you can’t perceive its true nature.

Don’t get entangled in the world; don’t lose yourself in emptiness.

Be at peace in the oneness of things, and all errors will disappear by themselves.

If you don’t live the Tao, you fall into assertion or denial.

Asserting that the world is real, you are blind to its deeper reality;

denying that the world is real, you are blind to the selflessness of all things.

The more you think about these matters, the farther you are from the truth.

Step aside from all thinking, and there is nowhere you can’t go.

Returning to the root, you find the meaning;

chasing appearances, you lose there source.

At the moment of profound insight, you transcend both appearance and emptiness.

Don’t keep searching for the truth; just let go of your opinions.

For the mind in harmony with the Tao, all selfishness disappears.

With not even a trace of self-doubt, you can trust the universe completely.

All at once you are free, with nothing left to hold on to.

All is empty, brilliant, perfect in its own being.

In the world of things as they are, there is no self, no non self.

If you want to describe its essence, the best you can say is “Not-two.”

In this “Not-two” nothing is separate, and nothing in the world is excluded.

The enlightened of all times and places have entered into this truth.

In it there is no gain or loss; one instant is ten thousand years.

There is no here, no there; infinity is right before your eyes.

The tiny is as large as the vast when objective boundaries have vanished;

the vast is as small as the tiny when you don’t have external limits.

Being is an aspect of non-being; non-being is no different from being.

Until you understand this truth, you won’t see anything clearly.

One is all; all are one. When you realize this, what reason for holiness or wisdom?

The mind of absolute trust is beyond all thought, all striving,

is perfectly at peace, for in it there is no yesterday, no today, no tomorrow

Seng- T’San

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Be Ready

Be Ready

Sunday Blessings,
A special shout out to all the wonderful fathers on this Father’s Day. I’m blessed to have my dad in my life. We’ve had some ups and downs in our relationship but I know in my heart that he has done the best he could as a dad and that is fine. I’ve learned to let go of judgement towards my parents, they were very young and sort of figured out parenthood along the way.

Honey Moon

Honey a Moon

I don’t believe in predicting, especially about the future.
— Casey Stengel

With the pace of change continuing to accelerate, the future is not what it used to be. From one moment to the next, no one can be certain of anything. Your job, your marriage, and your relationships, none of these may be the same next year, next month, or even next week.

How does one survive this changing landscape? First, by being flexible and adaptable – ready to change course at any moment. Be prepared to “roll with the punches” and release your old attachments or current expectations.

Second, practice living one day at a time. Realize that the only thing you can really affect is how you feel this instant. By focusing on the present moment, you can continue to experience peace and joy – no matter how the outer circumstances may change.

Finally, know that the removal of old securities opens the way to new opportunities. Human consciousness is moving to ever-higher levels of awareness. How much easier the journey is when we flow with the process of change.

This picture was taken in Colorado yesterday. Such a beautiful full moon.
Wishing everyone a blessed Saturday.
May you rest, relax and rejuvenate.

Truth

Truth

What a powerful message!
I have learned the importance of forgiving ourself and others for any hurts or wounds. By not forgiving, we can remain stuck and blocked and aren’t able to break through and get to a healing place. So here is a message to the Universe for someone who isn’t with me to say to them in person but I will say it out loud so I can get to a place of healing for myself.
“Babe,
I forgive myself and I forgive you, for all of it. I want healing for myself, I want peace and happiness.
I am free and I am whole.
I am clear and I am complete.”

Amen

Limitless Supply

Limitless Supply

We have within us a limitless supply of new beginnings.
–Joan Fitzgerald

We can start our day over any time we choose. If we wake up crabby, on the “wrong side of the bed,” we are not doomed to a day of gloom. Each minute can be a new reality for us. We can start a new day with just an ounce of willingness. There are days when we get stuck in the mud of depression. Part of us wants to begin again and another part seems to like to dig around in our problems. We might even feel like just staying stuck in the dark side of today. As wounded souls, we are used to feeling betrayed, injured, persecuted, and generally sick and tired.

Willingness to try another way is the start. We can take a second to choose to look at our gray day in a more positive way.

Today let me start over when I find myself glued to my troubles and negativity.

Beloved

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Let It Be

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be
For though they may be parted
There is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Yeah there will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be
Ah let it be, yeah let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be
I wake up to the sound of music,
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Yeah let it be, let it be
Let it be, yeah let it be
Oh there will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, yeah let it be
Oh there will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Ah let it be, yeah let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Guide Me

Guide Me

Goodnight Blessings,

Sufi prayer for healing and guidance

In Love, Beloved
You exist
Creator of all,
Sustainer of life,
Being Itself,
Shining light.
I place myself within Your arms,
within Your heart,
within Your breath.
Make me an instrument of Your ways.
Use me for the purposes of Your want.
Lead me and guide me to fulfill Your purpose.
And make me a healing light to all the world.

This I give, myself,
to You only,
to You, Beloved
Life Itself
Love incarnate
love beholding
life, love, breath
Being as one.

Guide me and lead me
to more willingly
show Your face as only You can.
Become through this one,
vehicle of Your love,
for Your love,
to Your Beloveds,
You.