Tune in the podcast for Lessons in the Key of Today for Monday July 31st, 2017:
The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
― Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
Being fully present on a day like today is about being willing to go beneath the surface of things to get to the truth. We are curious about what is not being said and what it is we can’t see. Emotionally speaking, we are invested more deeply than usual.
Tune into the weekend with Lessons in the Key of Today for July 29/30th, 2017:
If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is a law, and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.
Wherever you go, there you are…along with your view of life, situations, people and events. Sometimes we hold so tightly to our point of view, don’t we? We think we have the answer and we are ever so sure that we got it right. Sometimes we hold tightly onto the idea that if we hold on tightly enough, that we can escape pain, death and even change, in this life.
I wonder... is there something you are holding onto that you are so particularly attached to? Could it be that, that it is actually the thing that blocks you from making the progress you need? Continue reading “July 29/30th: Non-attachment”→
Tune into this day with Lessons in the Key of Today for Friday July 28th, 2017:
Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.
― Jalaluddin Rumi
It’s almost as if we are standing on the edge of something great, but we are unsure of what greatness is.