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Token Rock - Inspiration for Life

Token Rock - Inspiration for Life

Secrets of a Spiritual Relationship | Dr. Ram Giri Braun Prince Charming is never coming. But if you believe in these truths, real love will be on its way. Many of us have been raised to think that we will find love when prince charming comes to rescue us on his big white horse. The truth is we need to realize that love is the abundant reality of our beings. More from YourTango: How Are You Dancing With Life? So, how do you find these barriers? 1. All the great lovers we know of (Jesus, Buddha and Mother Theresa), didn't have more love potential than the rest of us—they just used it differently. More from YourTango: Is Your Spiritual Life Aiding Your Love Life? Keep reading... More Juicy Content From YourTango: Embeddable graphics for your website — The Domino Project This page contains graphics to display on your website or blog, downloadable materials in PDF format, and special video content. The detailed table of contents is listed below. If you find something useful, be sure to share it! Jump to section: Return to top ↑ Want to show your support for The Domino Project? Download The Domino Project Media Kit (PDF) Download the Poke the Box Workbook Right click and "save target/link as" to download high-resolution version of the Do the Work cover.

Awakening As One | uniting the way to the new world Springwater Center: Meditation at Springwater Center The following words, adapted from a talk given by Toni Packer on August 30, 1998, convey the spirit of meditation at Springwater Center. You can also listen to or download the original talk (MP3). What a beautiful, quiet morning it is! The faint hum of insects, a cool breeze touching the skin. The breathing, do we feel it? The body pulsating with heart beats, people sitting quietly together? Is there, for moments at a time, an open listening that does not create divisions among us? We are not asking in order to get rid of wanting or fearing, these cannot be gotten rid of by any conventional means. Right now can there be simple listening, awaring, being present to what appears as sound and feeling and thinking in the midst of open silence? Our habitual listening and looking has been thoroughly conditioned by past experiences and innate tendencies which unconsciously select, color, distort what we hear and see.

What Does Love Mean to a Four-Year-Old? A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, “What does love mean?” The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think: “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” “Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” “Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” “Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” “Love is when you kiss all the time. “Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” “Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” Karen – age 7 Like Loading...

Accessing Buddhism Angel Messages - Ask An Angel The Secular Buddhist :: Home Working with Your Guardian Angels You can also ask others' guardian angels for help or assistance. If someone, say your boss or a coworker, is making life more difficult than you think is fair, ask their guardian angel to have them be nicer to you or leave you alone altogether. If you are having problems with a loved one, plead your case to their guardian angel and ask for their help to bring peace into the situation. Others' guardian angels are willing to help as long as our requests are positive and won't hurt the one they are to protect. Of course, I must add this won't always work. One day I was at the beach with a close friend and her son who was very sick with cancer at the time. But I said, "Wait, let me ask their guardian angels to tell them to leave that area." And she was even more amazed when, while we were walking up the hill, two more teens came into the park and started walking toward the swings. My friend never again doubted the power of guardian angels after that event.

Five Remedies for Stormy Emotions Helpful Tips for Turbulent Times Working with emotions from the Mahayana Buddhist perspective is a lot like composting. The basic idea is that nothing in our emotional world is to be discarded. The practice is to refrain from rejecting or indulging any aspect of our experience and learn to face it directly. By welcoming our challenging emotions and channelling the energy in useful ways, we see how emotions are like messengers, telling us something about our relationship to ourselves and others. Emotional maturity is not about creating more interesting stories about your feelings, but rather is about mastering the ability to be with the continuous flow of emotions as they rise and fall. None of us like to feel jealous, but if we can accept the truth of our experience enough to work with it, there are some important questions to ask. The remedy for jealousy is to practice rejoicing in the happiness of others. Anger is probably the most challenging klesha to work with.

Learning Meditation Home Page Gabrielle Bernstein – Author, Motivational Speaker, Spiritual Guru 10 Transformational and Spiritual Aphorisms Throughout the ages, there have been many who have transcended the domain of the ego and had gotten a taste of those delicious higher states of consciousness. Rather than keep their experiential knowledge and wisdom about the higher aspects of existence to themselves, they spread the word to others, be it through spoken word, written works, or other methods. Thanks to the sages, spiritual teachers, and every-day people who had an enlightening experience, we can ignite the light of expanded awareness concerning the higher aspects of the human experience and of existence itself from such people. There are an untold amount of such spiritual aphorisms to be enjoyed by our higher selves so we will take a look at 10 such aphorisms. May these timeless words nourish your mind and soul. Aphorism 1 A human being is a part of a whole, called by us a universe, a part limited in time and space. -Albert Einstein Aphorism 2 “Life is what you make it,” this is very true. -Unknown Aphorism 3 Aphorism 4