Thought for Today

Age Shift

As we age, when we get to midlife and beyond what gives us pleasure and purpose naturally shifts from the ego-led to the soul-led, from the outer world to the inner. It often shows up as boredom and we just aren’t driven toward the same things anymore. It can be very disorienting. But it can … Continue reading Age Shift

Play

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. ~Fred Rogers (1928 to 2003, Minister, Educator, Television Host, and Good Neighbor)

Faith

Faith does not need to push the river precisely because it is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing; we are already in it. This is probably the deepest meaning of “divine providence.” So do not be afraid. ~Richard Rohr (1943 to pres., Spiritual writer, and Franciscan priest)

Giving

Let us give from our soul. Our mind gives for selfish reasons. It wants praise from others. It wants respect from others. It wants to make a grand show of how kind and loving it is, when, in reality, it is self-serving. Soul gives for the sake of giving. Soul gives out of a sincere … Continue reading Giving

Deeper Purpose

By asking “Whom does my soul serve?” we learn to turn our attention to the deeper purposes of what we do. We enlarge our vision of what’s possible and gradually learn to root our actions in soul. ~Bill Plotkin (1950 to pres., depth psychologist, wilderness-based soul guide, and agent of cultural evolution)

Human Unity

As we enter the inner sanctum of our hearts, we find that there is light within us. That light is the Light of the Creator. The realization dawns on us that the same light that is within us is in all other human beings. We start to recognize that light within others. Then the outer … Continue reading Human Unity

Thank You

If the only prayer you said was “Thank you!”, that would be enough. ~Meister Eckhart(1260-1328, German Mystic)

Equanimity

Equanimity is a culmination of practice in which we have a mind that is steady, contented, and undisturbed. It’s the opposite of being agitated or overwhelmed. Even if we don’t have the word, we may have a sense that we could have a bit more ease and calm— that we could be more resilient in … Continue reading Equanimity

Resilience

Resiliency is our capacity to respond from the heart. It has everything to do with love and inclusiveness, and nothing to do with getting more leathery or tough. Resilience is a foil to the ego’s way of dividing everything into “right” and “wrong.” When you’re leading from your heart space, all energies (and people are … Continue reading Resilience

Being Present Now

Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now. ~Eckhart Tolle (1948 to pres., German Philosopher and Mystic)

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