Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Rewards

Its not always easy to get to the top, but once you are there it is a peaceful reward.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Movement

There is a challenge each day to keep moving yet to be still in the movement...not to rush the momentum and not to think to far ahead. It is a meditation of motion and purpose that keeps us focused on the now.  Sometimes it takes stillness and thought to finally create action and when the action is in motion the stillness that was the mind and the heart have truly begun their excercise.

-J

Monday, February 25, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Abyss

i was told if I followed my passion life would gladly open all the doors and allow for the path to be there.
This is true....however, just because the doors are open doesn't make it easy.  You still have to trust that you won't fall into the abyss.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

View

"There are times when we feel that the end is premature, that the end is not fair, that the end wasn't meant to be.  Yet sometimes the end is the thing that keeps us safe from ourselves.   The decision to decide what we are going to be may inhibit what we actually can or will be."
-Justin Davanzo

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bird Without a Song

"If you love a person, you say to that person, "Look, I love you, whatever that may be. I've seen quite a bit of it and I know there's lots that I haven't seen, but still it's you and I want you to be what you want to be. And I won't be happy if I've got you in a cage. You'd be a bird without song."
-Alan Watts

Friday, February 15, 2013

Aperture

"You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself."
-Alan Watts

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Search

I'm on a major search right now.  A search for meaning. A search for relevance and importance and fulfillment.  It's one of introspection and outward meandering and questioning...sometimes full of distraught feelings and frustration followed by elation and excitement and joy. It is the daily look at what is right in front of us without disguise, raw and true however difficult to see and watch.  All of this adding up to the daily search for the here and now moment that seemingly defines us, and then remembering that no singular moment defines us. No mistake or foible or act determines our final outcome as they can always be addressed and changed and answered to create a different NOW.  The search for the moment and not the next moment and the search for not searching...just being. Sounds so easy....breathing sounds easy to but how often we forget.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Moment

"Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal, for the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet exists forever......"
-Alan Watts

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Play

This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
-Alan Watts

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Believe


"Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you are young enough, old enough, strong enough and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself."
-John Bingham