Wednesday, September 13, 2006


i'm really hoping to have time to blog twice today... this first one is a combination of emails that were in my inbox this morning (the second will be about issues/perceptions that i really would like to change).... i truly believe that the universe gives you what you need when you need it... this morning's emails seemed to be about changes... i used to not like change (i am working on that)... prefering to stay in the comfort of what i know... i am now realizing that life is always changing and the only constant is change... some of the emails kinda repeat themselves but i feel that is the universe's way of really "driving a point home" to me... making me realize that this is important... so, below is a hodgepodge of what i received this morning....

one little note, i'm not "converting" religions so to speak, i'm just taking different things from all different religions to manifest my own destiny... how to live life with love, how to be more positive, finding peace, self-love, and respect, that God isn't a judgemental "person"... things like that...

"If I'm not intolerant of my shortcomings, how can I ever expect to change them?" The truth is, real change only happens when you're kind to yourself.

Accept everything that arises. Accept your feelings, even the ones you wish you did not have. Accept your experiences, even the ones you hate. Don’t condemn yourself for having human flaws and failings. Learn to see all the phenomena in the mind as being perfectly natural and understandable. Try to exercise a disinterested acceptance at all times with respect to everything you experience.
Part of yogic philosophy is the idea of detachment. This means that, instead of hanging on desperately to people, activities, or objects, we should learn how to flow with the current of life and recognize that change is the only constant.
As Buddha said, “impermanence is the nature of the human condition. This is a truth we know in our minds but tend to resist in our hearts. Change happens all around us, all the time, yet we long for the predictable, the consistent. We want the reassurance that comes from things remaining the same. We find ourselves shocked when people die, even though death is the most predictable part of life."
the next time you notice that you are grasping onto something in your life, ask yourself what it would feel like to appreciate that thing fully while at the same time being prepared, when the time comes, to let it go.
these feelings of irritability could be reflection of your inner feelings about the constant changes that happen in your life. It might seem that everything around you is in a state of flux and that even when you are at home you sense the changes that are happening. Learning to be present with change and recognizing the impermanence of things could help you overcome your mood swings. Should you notice that you feel ill at ease, you can remind yourself that everything changes and even though you do not feel comfortable, your feelings will soon pass. Keeping this in mind might help you recognize that both pleasant and unpleasant feelings undulate. Acknowledging that change is the only thing constant in our lives lets us remain with our uncomfortable feelings without becoming attached to them. When we feel unsettled about things, it is easy for us to attach ourselves to our moods. Realizing that nothing stays the same, however, allows us to let go of our frustrations when things don’t seem to go right. We become relieved with the knowledge that nothing is permanent for we recognize that our unease is often simply the result of wanting to keep things constant. By becoming aware of the impermanence of your thoughts and feelings, you will become better able to control them and feel a greater sense of peace.

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