Wisdom

On Peace

Peace is not built out of international conferences, but from people’s hearts and thoughts.    

On Mindfulness | Lera Mimizu

Mindfulness is such a big word in the world of wellbeing these days. It is about paying attention to what is happening in each moment, but this is often so misunderstood. What I find is that a lot of it is done from our heads – almost like registering in our minds – I am […]

Gift

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.     Mary Oliver    

Broken Egg

If an egg is broken by outside force, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside.    

Rule Number 6

Two Prime ministers were sitting in a room discussing affairs of state. Suddenly a man bursts in, apoplectic with fury, shouting and stamping and banging his fist on the desk. The resident prime minister admonishes him: “Peter,” he says, “kindly remember Rule Number 6,” whereupon Peter is instantly restored to complete calm, apologizes, and withdraws. […]

Sense Of the Heart | Lera Mimizu

It is quite obvious from my previous posts that I am a big fan of Adyashanti. I hear him with my whole being rather than just ears and his eloquently put words get straight to my core, shifting and changing me. In his recent newsletter he talked about the SENSE OF THE HEART. That when […]

Finally He Got It

A young man went to a Zen master. After practicing for a time the student went off on his own with instructions to faithfully send a letter to the master every month, giving an account of his spiritual progress. In the first month, the student wrote, “I now feel an expansion of consciousness and experience […]

School, or Life?

The difference between school and life? In school, you are taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you are given a test that teaches you a lesson.  

God Will Provide

A young woman brings home her fiancé to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother tells her father to find out about the young man. The father invites the fiancé to his study for a drink. “So what are your plans?” the father asks the young man. “I am a bible scholar.” he replies. “A […]

True or False

One of the major work in our spiritual journey is to discern true from false. That was the sin of Adam. When the snake approached Adam and Eve, he spoke the truth. He told them that they could eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge, the good and the evil. And it’s true. But […]