Two small words

Life is a great mystery filled with endless clues that excite us, guide us, and in spite of ourselves illuminate us.  Each day as awe awaken, if we can remember that this is a day like no other day and should be treasured and savored, then we become as a child filled with awe and wonder.  Unfortunately most adults want to relive yesterday, and are then surprised that they are bored with life.  When we start our day with thoughts of gratitude we then build a day with unlimited possibilities.  Two small words can move mountains of depression, suppression, and repression…. Thank you.   Acknowledging the gift and the giver brings forth the very best within us and awakens a divine magnificence that paints each day with splendor and beauty.  (Rev. Margie Ann-Taylor Black)



Having been brought up in a mythical culture...archetypes are primordial encapsulated stories or mythologies and they are in the form of a seed in consciousness. When you plant that seed in consciousness, that archetypal seed, that mythical journey, then that seed starts to sprout. And as it sprouts, the patterning forces creates the situations, circumstances, events, and relationships for the unfolding of the story.  I say select two or three heroes or heroines in mythology, or religion, or history and then ask these mythical beings to incarnate through you. And then don't be surprised when your see situations, circumstances, coincidences, synchronicity, and relationships finally show up that actually are part of the story you have been seeking to express.- Deepak Chopra



"We live in a moment of disruption, death, and rebirth.  What's dying is an old civilization and mindset of 'me.'   What is being born is less clear but in no way less significant... It's a future that requires us to tap into a deeper level of our humanity, of who we really are, and who we want o be as a society.   It's a shift that requires us to expand our thinking from the head to the heart.  It is a shift from an ego-system awareness that cares about the well-being of me to an eco-system awareness that cares about the well-being of all, including myself." - Otto Scharmer, MIT



If you wish to persuade
you must appeal to interest,
not reason.
(Benj. Franklin)


Every Moment …

As soon as there is awareness of wholeness, every moment becomes sacred, every movement is sacred. The sense of oneness is no longer an intellectual connection. We will in all our actions be whole, total, natural, without effort. Every action or nonaction will have the perfume of wholeness. In this era, to become a spiritual inquirer without social consciousness is a luxury that we can ill afford, and to be a social activist without a scientific understanding of the inner workings of the mind is the worst folly. Neither approach in isolation has had any significant success. There is no question now that an inquirer will have to make an effort to be socially conscious or that an activist will have to be persuaded of the moral crisis in the human psyche, the significance of being attentive to the inner life. The challenge awaiting us is to go much deeper as human beings, to abandon superficial prejudices and preferences, to expand understanding to a global scale, integrating the totality of living, and to become aware of the wholeness of which we are a manifestation. As we deepen in understanding, the arbitrary divisions between inner and outer disappear. The essence of life, the beauty and grandeur of life, is its wholeness. Life in reality cannot be divided into the inner and the outer, the individual and social. We may make arbitrary divisions for the convenience of collective life, for analysis, but essentially any division between inner and outer has no reality, no meaning. The total revolution we are examining is not for the timid or the self-righteous. It is for those who love truth more than pretense. It is for those who sincerely, humbly want to find a way out of this mess that we, each one of us, have created out of indifference, carelessness, and lack of moral courage. (Vimala Thakar)  


Miraculous Option

Adam Kahane talks about one such application in South Africa in the early 1990s. With the apartheid regime coming to an end, people who had been killing one another were struggling to form a democratic government. Says Kahane, "A popular joke at the time said that, faced with the country's daunting challenges, South Africans had two options: a practical option and a miraculous option." The practical option was that everyone would "go down on their knees and pray for a band of angels to come down from heaven and fix things for us."  The miraculous option was that people would "talk with one another until we found a way forward together." Fortunately, South Africans opted for the miraculous option - talking with one another and discovering their interconnectedness to their common homeland, to their future, and to one another