Inspirations, Quotes and Affirmations You Can Take With You
Flashcards For The Soul
I've had this brilliant idea for some time now - to make a set of colorful flashcards with inspiring thoughts, positive affirmations, spiritual gems of wisdom, insignts, ideas and creative suggestions. This set of cards could be carried around in a wallet, used in a yoga class, hung on the fridge, taped to the dashboard of the car. Basically wherever you go, you take along the reminders we all need to live life to the fullest and to tap into our higher selves. Eventually I will turn this vision into a reality and create tangible set of flashcards. Until that time I have made a squidoo page here, a collection for you to browse, enjoy and perhaps write up a few onn your own onto your own set of flashcards.
What happens when you allow your experience to be exactly as it is?
This question is the foundation of all spirituality. When we allow things to be exactly as they are at the deepest possible level, we have essentially let go of control and effort. When this occurs, we come into a natural state of vividness, peace and stillness. In my own practice, I find that when I can truly surrender to the moment or situation as it truly is, not to a story through which I interpret the moment or situation, I find a much greater sense of ease. Many spiritual masters I have read speak to this concept and a few of my favorites are quoted below.
A natural state is one in which we are not controlled by the mind. When we let go of the thinking mind, we become open to insight, to the spontaneous arising of a deep wisdom or deep knowing.
In every situation where there is suffering, there is a lesson to be learned. The quicker you let go of the attachment to your own story, and just pay attention to what is, the sooner you are able to identify the lesson you are supposed to learn, and the closer to true freedom you will become.
- Jim Dreaver
Learn More From These Powerful Masters - Excellent and highly recommended books by the authors quoted above
Only if you resist what happens are you at the mercy of what happens, and the world will determine your happiness and unhappiness.
- Eckhart Tolle
Even within the seemingly most unacceptable and painful situation is concealed a deeper good, and within every disaster is contained the seed of grace. Surrender comes when you no longer ask 'why is this happening to me?'
- Eckhart Tolle
The way things unravel will ultimatley be exactly what is best for me. Let it be as it is.
Live A Life Of Abundance
So often we replay the all too familiar stories of I am not good enough, I do not have enough, I am not smart enough, strong enough, young enough, rich enough, you fill in the blanks enough. Consciously or unconsciously dozens of times a day we tell ourselves that we are lacking, our lives are lacking. This sets us up for struggle and limits us in so many ways. What if we were to trust in the universe that there really is enough, that we live in abundance each and every day?
Abundance is determined far more by our inner state than by our outer circumstances.
You are the obstacle on the road, but also the power to overcome it. You are the path, the road and the journey. There is nothing missing and nothing lacking.
Waves arise from water
flames arise from fire
rays emanate from the sun
so it is that you and I shine forth
- The Radiance Sutras
Living in the world with ease, embodying abundance, means moving from control to trust.
- Victoria Castle
Become Inspired to Embody Abundance - With this excellent book
In The Trance of Scarcity Victoria Castle confronts the prevailing myths in our culture of "not enough" and "not good enough." These fallacies limit the ability of individuals to fully embrace their lives and create abundance. Reading this book will bring a new awareness to the pervasive problem of lack in our culture and provide substantive suggestions for awakening from this trance, it will create a new cycle of abundance by first helping you identify where you are and then providing exercises to help you upgrade your inner stories to create a new state of being.
Let Go Of Fear
You are stronger than you think you are
Many of us suffer from anxiety and indecision in our lives. Ultimately this stems from fear. What are you afraid of? Fear doesn't necessarily mean danger, it often means we are going to a deeper place inside ourselves. The wisest thing to do when fear arises is to welcome it and notice the stories that surround it. These stories are not true. If we can experience fear as a doorway to greater growth and see what lies underneath it, then fear dissolves and has served its purpose.
Love only happens when we let go of control and the fear behind it.
- David Richo
We bring intimacy to sex when we let go of our fear of giving and recieving, of knowing and being known.
Your true self is where your fearlessness lives. As long as we are trying to do what other people want us to do, as long as we are afraid of what other people think, we will fear. The fearlessness comes when you make a committment to be who you fully are.
- David Richo
Helpful Books - For difficult times
The armor I use to protect myself actually prevents me from having full access to my powers.