Some connective material for the week. About to start my Sunday cleanse and restart for the new week. Meditation, house cleaning, energy work, organizing. This is my "take a moment" for some "Self Care" day. Even the busiest schedule can allow for 5 minutes of stretching or breathing. In a day, that moment of inward focus, breath work, meditation, ah or Om, can make a positive change to my sense of well being, balance, and mental clarity. Yes, without anymore of my chatter, here's a little light your direction. Quotes and a Ted Talk that I think will not only inspire, but awaken, and maybe bring some good tears to your eyes...
Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a tiny blip. Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay for a limited time. What greater folly could there be than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our companions? Far better, surely, to use our short time here in living a meaningful life, enriched by our sense of connection with others and being of service to them...
There's nothing tiny or insignificant. Everything is significant. And everything flows on the same basis of Laws. Whether you are looking at world events or something that's happening in your kitchen drawer, broad and important, or narrow and seemingly insignificant, there's potential for connection or disconnection in either case. And it is only the connection or the disconnection that is of really any importance.
Love your humanity as well as your divinity. Love your insecurities and your negative feelings. If you feel unforgiving or unloving, love those feelings too. Love all of what you call your "imperfections." You don't change them by denying or hating them. You change them by loving them. As you love your negative feelings they can evolve into their positive expressions.
Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries. - "Straw for Fire: From the Notbeooks of Theodore Roethke.
"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene."
Ted Talks: A Stroke of Insight
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
With love... I hope you get through the week with ease and grace.
Scott / TheSacredOther
Art, divination, and healing.
- Sunday Moot Is Up (paper.li)
- Are you a TED Head? (wiredcosmos.com)
- A Ted Talk You Should Hear (canalmosaic.org)
- Journey Journal: Focus, Dilation and the Priestess (lifencompass.com)
- Inspiring Quotes from The Alchemist (organisedclutter.wordpress.com)
- The Power of Introverts, A TED Talk by Susan Cain. (lifeintheblueridges.wordpress.com)