Thursday, July 1, 2010
Happy Friday, everyone. Yes, I am at it again about living your life from your heart and embracing peace and harmony. Not because it is a nice thing to do and helps your life be healthier and happier, but because our world depends on it. I have attended several lectures over the last two weeks regarding the oil spill, war, climate change, etc. I have come to know that a sustainable world will only be possible by thinking differently.
We all have to roll up our sleeves and get to work. I just ordered 2 books on Amazon. One is “Shift Your Habit” by Elizabeth Rogers and “The Green Book: The Everday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step At A Time.” by the same author. Unfortunately, it is not just about one thing. We must be at peace with each other and we must live our lives differently by “shifting our habits.”
"The insanity of the collective egoic mind, amplified by science and technology, is rapidly taking our species to the brink of disaster. Evolve or die: that is our only choice now."
"Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world."
Eckhart Tolle –
Two great quotes by Tolle. I highly recommend reading “ A New Earth.” After you read it, refer back to it and practice, practice, practice living by the principles.
There is a science behind all of this. What exists at first in the imagination, visualized by enough people in a telepathic wave of love, will in time become a reality.
José Arguelles -
After a lifetime of spiritual seeking, Nirmala met his teacher, Neelam, a devotee of H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji). After experiencing a profound spiritual awakening in India, he has been offering satsang (gatherings for the truth) in the U.S. and internationally since 1998. Nirmala offers a unique vision and a gentle, compassionate approach, which adds to this rich tradition of inquiry into our true nature. He is the author of several books, including Nothing Personal: Seeing Beyond the Illusion of a Separate Self and Living from the Heart. More information and FREE downloads of several of his books are available at: http://www.endlesssatsang.com/
Awareness is the beginning of all separation. Prior to awareness, there is just oneness or "is-ness," with nothing separate from the oneness that would be able to experience it. With the birth of awareness comes the subtle distinction of two things: that which is aware and the object of awareness. And yet, those two are connected by this mysterious force we are calling awareness, or love.
This flow of awareness and love that connects you to all you experience is the true source of satisfaction and joy.
Here is an example of peace in action by communication, not by bombing and killing.
The Iraq Peace; Reconciliation College Tour
A cross-cultural peace mission designed to open a direct line of communication between the American and Iraqi people and connect the next generation of leaders of our two countries.
An Interactive Forum to Build Relationships between the Next Generation of Leaders in America & Iraq
We are connecting the American and Iraqi people, outside of the influences of partisan media or governmental agendas.
On May 9th, 2010 Global Access Media facilitated a compassionate and groundbreaking dialogue between college students at University of California, Santa Barbara and Islamic University, Baghdad. This is the start of a new and hopeful relationship between the people of Iraq and America. It is a chance for a new beginning, a beginning that starts with a series of open and honest communication events. Join us on this peace mission that connects the next generation of leaders of America and Iraq and builds relationships for a peaceful future.
You can watch a 10 minute film of the groundbreaking peace dialogue HERE at http://www.globalaccessmedia.org/
“My views of Americans have changed. I now see the American people as suffering with us and seeking peace with us. We plead that you repeat these dialogues again and again.”
Iraqi student participant
“Just to see their faces, to laugh together, made an impact on me. We are much more similar than I realized. I now believe peace is definitely possible and communication is the key.”
- American student participant
As Eckhart Tolle said, “Evolve or die.” We must have absolute tolerance in order for all of us to survive or we will end up destroying everything.
For a few minutes of bliss, read this and then do it. Close your eyes. Put your right hand on your heart and your left hand on your belly. Breathe slowly with the feeling “All is well in my world.” Do this for at least a few minutes. End this with taking in one big full breath through your nose, thinking you are breathing in health and well being, and big “haaaa” exhale with your mouth, thinking you are letting go to pain, suffering or any negativity. Now, don’t you feel a bit better?
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