Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.

When you do a thing, do it with all your might.

Put your whole soul into it.

Stamp it with your own personality.

Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm

Addiction

 (Taken from the book: Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Addiction is the #1 disease in our world today. It is, directly and indirectly, related to all other diseases.

You get physical and psychological addictions:

Physical addictions                                          Psychological Addictions

Food                                                                         Work

Alcohol                                                                    Sex

Drugs                                                                       Television     

                                                                                    Shopping

                                                                                    Appearing young

                                                                                    To control

                                                                                    Anxiety          

                                                                                    Melodrama

                                                                                    Perfection

We are addicted because we are living from our source. We have lost our connection to our soul.

Self-destructive behavior is an unrecognized spiritual craving.

We hunger for the ecstatic experience – for the ecstasy, the stepping out.

True ecstasy is stepping out of the bondage of time-bound, space-bound world of materialism. We long to step out of the limitations of The Body. We long to be free of fear and limitations.

Addictions are the search for the exultation of spirit.

The only cure for addiction is spiritual.

Surrender to this moment

 (Taken from the book: Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Difficult situations don’t create suffering; resistance to what is creates suffering.

When you experience resistance, your unconscious mind is perceiving a situation as intolerable.

Separate the situation from this moment, and surrender to the moment. Join the flow of life. The situation may be intolerable, but this moment is still perfect.

To surrender and do whatever the situation demands, you are establishing in BEING while performing the action.

When you surrender to this moment, you act from the level of your soul. When you act from the level of your soul, you act like a true spiritual warrior: without anger, without self-righteousness, without resentment, without grievousness. You act without being compulsively driven by a memory of resentment or being wronged.

If you flow with the moment, your will becomes aligned with the will of the one BEING.

Act moment by moment as the detached silent witness, then you will act with spontaneous right action, with timing and finesse.

When you live in the moment, you live from the source. If your attention is in the moment, if you pay attention to what is, then you see the fullness in every moment.

NOW is the door to eternity. In every moment, the door is open to the source. The source has never left you.

Your Soul

(Taken from the book : Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Your soul is not inside your body.

The soul projects itself as the body and the mind. The soul finds a location in space-time, and broadcast or telecast itself through the body.

My soul is localising or expressing itself through my body.

The soul does not exist in space or time; it is beyond space and time.

The soul is transcendent. It is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It is everywhere in general and nowhere in particular.

The life force itself is eternal; it’s unchanging; it’s all-pervading and we are that force.

We are constantly dying in order to re-create ourselves.

Happiness

(Taken from the book : Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Happiness resides in the realm of spirit.

To find happiness is to find your soul.

To find your soul is to live from the source of lasting happiness.

 

Wilderness by Ian McCallum

Have we forgotten

That wilderness is not a place,

But a pattern of the soul

Where every tree, every bird and beast

Is a soul maker?

 

Have we forgotten

That wilderness is not a place

But a moving feast of the starts,

Footprints, scales and beginnings?

 

Since when did we become afraid of the night

And that only the bright starts count?

Or that our moon is not a moon

Unless it is full?

 

By who’s command

Were the animals

Through groping fingers,

One for each hand,

Reduced to the big and little five?

 

Have we forgotten

That every creature is within us

Carried by tides

Of earthly blood

And that we named them?

 

Have we forgotten

That wilderness is not a place

But a season

And that we are in its final hour.