Inspiration

“Inspiration is God making contact with itself.”
Ram Dass

We all believe in different things, and that’s ok. Some believe in God, others – nature, energy, higher self, inner wisdom, love. I love that we’re able to connect with that timeless energy and experience inspiration, creativity and joy through it. Want to sense into the energy for yourself? Reach out for your very own experience.

There’s no safety

“What we have to discover is that there is no safety, that seeing is painful, and that when we imagine that we have found it, we don’t like it.”

Alan Watts

expect nothing

Expect nothing

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”
Ram Dass

worth

Busy holding onto your unworthiness.

“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”
Ram Dass

Yes. There’s a personal story connected to this saying. One day at a rock climbing gym as I was reaching the top of the tall climbing wall I had a moment of intense fear. “You can’t do it”, – the fear said to me “this is unsafe, you will fall down, you’re just not strong enough”. It was a momentary uncomfortable experience, fear gripping my whole body and thoughts racing in my head. I looked down and saw my partner belaying me (essentially I was being held by a strong rope and so no matter what would happen, the worst outcome would’ve been me just dangling a bit in the air until I grabbed onto a stone again). I took a deep breath and looked up and noticed that I only had 3 more stones to go, I knew I was physically strong enough to proceed. And then it hit me “I was the one stopping myself. Always”.

God in drag

“Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag.”
Ram Dass

Whenever I notice that I’m judging someone I always try to see the traits I dislike in them in myself. I also try to zoom out from the personality level into more of a witnessing / spiritual plane and understand how incredibly brilliant their soul is. As all of us are.

What are your thoughts on this?

More you can hear

The more you can hear

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”

Ram Dass

I love this on so many levels – I’ve noticed that when I become quieter – I’m able to better sense into myself (meditation, mindfulness, self care); others (focusing on their energy, stories, experiences and hence understanding better); this world – you’d be surprised how much more in touch with the energy, nature, universe we become when we quiet our minds. New webinars coming up on getting in touch with ourselves, energy, sensuality and others. Stay tuned 😉

Life full of what you like doing

“It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.” Alan Watts This theme came up in a client coaching session today and I couldn’t agree more. Ever since my thyroid cancer diagnosis I understood this more clearly than ever – […]

Hard to Notice

“It is hard indeed to notice anything for which the languages available to us have no description.”

Alan Watts

What we have to discover

“What we have to discover is that there’s no safety, that seeking is painful, and that when we imagine that we have found it, we don’t like it.”

Alan Watts

I remember reading a book called “The happiness trap” It’s centered around a premise that happiness is an elusive state. Highly valued, relentlessly perused, rarely experienced. Ironically, the harder we try to buy, seize, or closet happiness, the less likely we are to be happy. Indeed, even talking about “how we can be happy” often leaves us with a sense of dissatisfaction – the happiness trap.

Power on control over us

“When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.”

Alan Watts

Tell me about it… Please comment if you can relate.