Quote of the Month

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December, 2010

Contentment is wealth.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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November, 2010

It is hereby decreed that the wall between the sacred and the profane be torn down. From now on, everything is sacred.
Paulo Coelho, 'Statutes for the New Millenium' from Like the Flowing River
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October, 2010

To need love it not to be love. To be love is to be radiant.
Paul Tisdell, The Law of Radiation

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix
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September, 2010

If you look around at those who are most unhappy, you'll often find that they are people who have a "starved" feeling in some way, and are therefore taking a very grasping posture toward life. They feel that life in general and other people in particular are not giving them what they need. It is as if they have a stranglehold on life, trying desperately to wring out the love and satisfaction they crave, yet actually choking off the supply. And many of us have a little of this tendency.

When we find that place within ourselves that is giving, we begin to reverse the flow. True giving happens not from a space of sacrifice, or self-righteousness, or an idea of spirituality, but for the pure pleasure of it - because it's fun. It can only come from a full, loving space.
Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization
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August, 2010

Every man and every woman must develop both principles in themselves.
It is not good to be too feminine, too easily influenced and vulnerable, at the mercy of every passing current; you must learn to defend yourself and to control situations instead of simply suffering and weeping and making yourself ill.
But you must not be too masculine either; you must not copy those who are always trying to dominate and impose their will, by violence if necessary, and who end by destroying everything. You must learn to balance the masculine principle with a gentler, more measured, more merciful and compassionate element.
Perfection is not possible if one develops only one aspect, only the masculine or only the feminine side of one's being. Only when one has established perfect balance, perfect harmony between the two, can one be sure of always being inspired to do what should be done.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, lecture delivered on 16 August 1975

Stephen's Comment
Your outer relationships are a reflection of the inner relationships between the different aspects of your psyche. When your inner male (fire / lion) and your inner female (water / lamb) are in harmonious balance then you will know peace within, and peace without.
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July, 2010

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell
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June, 2010

Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Jesus, Mark 12:31

Stephen's Comment
By practising love and consideration of others as if you were looking after yourself, you move beyond the confides of a separate ego and start to merge into a more expansive - and connected - sense of Self.

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May, 2010

Beginning with new life in the Spring, to the height of fullness and energy in Summer. From the inward contemplative energy of Autumn, Winter's wisdom of old age and finally to the passing over to begin a new life once again in the East. It can be said that the seasons aim to remind us of our mortality and our immortality while instilling within each and every one of us a greater understanding of Mother Earth and the forces of nature that surround us every day.
Scott Alexander King, Animal Dreaming
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April, 2010

Many of us in the industrialized world need to cultivate a simpler, more natural lifestyle. We need to realize that after our basic needs are met, the experience of abundance has more to do with expressing our creative gifts in satisfying ways, and learning to give and receive in a balanced way, than it does with extravagant consumerism.
Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization
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March, 2010

Work is love made visible.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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February, 2010

It is when you have tried and failed that you are truly able to surrender. Though you fail time and again, you continue to try until, finally, there comes a point when you accept your failure. You fully experience and understand your incapacity to move forward. It is at that point that you surrender. So keep trying. That ultimate sense of failure must come to everyone, either today or tomorrow.
Amma
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January, 2010

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.
Richard Bach, Illusions
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