All posts tagged: wisdom

Connecting With Your Dharma

“Connect with your talents and begin a project that employs your natural gifts and really inspires you to serve. Don’t think about what is possible, think about what will really move you. Then begin with what you have from where you are at. The moment you start your project, the moment you do one little thing to move closer to your goal, everything shifts. Purpose, focus and inspiration increase. Things start to happen to move your project forward. Out of the blue, people and situations show up to help you. It is one of the mystical secrets of success that the world hears what’s in your heart – and responds.” – Mahatma Das

Are You Ready?

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.    A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

Feeling exhilarated?

LOVE this message from Abraham. “You just wanna remember, what is it all about… the only reason that you’ve come into this experience, to explore this contrast, to give birth to that new desire is because it is so much fun to move from wherever you are in the direction of that new desire. The whole point is for the exhilaration of moulding it into place. Nothing is ever wrong, it’s just on its way to feeling better.”  

Find your ‘zero place’

“Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense. Don´t try to create a wall of knowledge around you. Whatsoever experience comes to you, let it happen, and then go on dropping it. Go on cleaning your mind continuously; go on dying to the past so you remain in the present, herenow, as if just born, just a babe.” – Osho Zen Tarot

“Right action comes in understanding relationship”

I find myself getting irritable on my train rides to work lately, perhaps it’s because I’m itching to leave and start the next adventure. As anyone who has ever lived in Tokyo knows, peak time is chaos. People pushing and squeezing to get on the train and then we all stand there like squashed little canned sardines. What annoys me though is that throughout Winter and now as we begin Spring, men continuously snort up their nasal passages (pollen allergies). It’s disgusting, but in Japan apparently it’s impolite to use a tissue and blow your nose. I know that I shouldn’t let minor things like nose snorting (and picking for that matter) irritate me and I should just let it go, so I try to remember that we are all connected, and send out love to the snorting culprits instead of irritation, which I guess is a mild form of anger. Hmmm.. It’s hard though! This excerpt from the great J Krishnamurti reminds me that as much as I’m ready to leave Japan, every day I …