Dealing with Anger from A Course in Miracles Perspective
There have been many opportunities lately for me to observe myself and others respond to anger, or to the potential for anger. While anger is a clear part of the inner personality of Enneagram* personality types 8 and 1, it certainly is within all of us in one form or another. The Course teaches us that all anger comes from ego, and in that sense, it is very easy for us to point at someone who is…Continue
Our ego fights the notion of Forgiveness at every possible opportunity. In many ways it is easier for the ego to fight Love than offer Forgiveness. Perfect, Unconditional Love is something that appears to have been “lost” to us for a very long time. In fact the apparent loss of Love is why we are here in this world, but that’s another topic. Let’s deal with the fear of True Forgiveness right now.
Have you ever noticed that we are very good…Continue
Added by Bud James on May 17, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments
Maybe you feel the same way I do---you hear the local to world news with its focus on division and destruction and yet you keep a hope in your heart for a better world. Maybe you have already taken action first within yourself and then outward, compassion flows naturally to be a healer and peacemaker to make a difference.
I sometimes think it's a curse but I have been feeling a connection to what's happening around me since I was 12 years old--the "call" to heal this…Continue
Sunday Story…the One
Songs have been written, movies have been made, novels and stories published all on the subject of the “One”. The myth, the legend, the fairy tale all have elements of the “One”. We are all active participants in the search for the elusive “One”.
Added by John Mariotti on May 8, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
Feel Good Friday…the 3 A’s of Awesome
We take so many things for granted. In this video Neil Pasricha gives us a TED talk about awesome. And how to be appreciative of all the little things that make this life awesome. You could even start your own list…1000 awesome things. Your list is going to…Continue
Added by John Mariotti on May 6, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
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There's a lot of conscious confusion "going around" these days, so I thought I would share the following from my most recent newsletter. If you've been feeling this way, you're in really good company! It's part of the shift in consciousness we're all experiencing, and I think it's a good thing :-)
What I call "conscious confusion," Zen Master, Osho, calls "no-thingness," that fertile place where we feel no toe-hold, see no light, and experience disorientation. As…Continue
Q: I find myself in a perpetual bad mood and realize that I either need to change my attitude or my circumstance...
A: Perhaps you have set your expectations too high. By anticipating failure in yourself, in others, or in the circumstances of your life, you have created a focus and set in place a vibration that will attract failure and discontent.
Happiness is an inside job. Only YOU can make YOU happy - or sad, or in a…Continue
Added by Bud James on April 17, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Sunday Story…Opening Night, Closing Day
Remember how it easy it was to be excited on the first day of school? Or the first game of the season? Your first date? Wondering if the experience is going to be everything you hoped for? What if you approached every day with the attitude that today is…Continue
Added by John Mariotti on April 17, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments
I originally wrote this for publication in The Reno News & Review: http://www.newsreview.com/reno/toucha-touch-me/content?oid=1912831
Innately a spiritual seeker, I find it easy to integrate tenants of many spiritual teachings into my life. Ultimately, however, I am highly energy sensitive and I’ve experienced many medical “mysteries” since earliest childhood. Because of this, I am drawn to…Continue
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Sunday Story…The Will Garden
The other evening I had the privilege of listening to an icon of business speak. Stuart Ochiltree, former CEO of Avon products and the man who brought Avon from 700 million in sales to 4.5 billion in sales, was here in Reno to speak to a group of Univera associates…Continue
Added by John Mariotti on April 10, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
In the old way of living, you "live" from the outside in. That is, you take your orders from a perceived "authority" outside of you, and force yourself to obey and conform to its "laws", out of fear and self-doubt.
In the new way of living, you live from the exact opposite premise--you live and move and express yourself from the inside out. I have come to realize, in the face of the greatest crisis the world has ever known, that all belief in an outside "authority" is leading…
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Feel Good Friday…Small Pleasures
I have to admit this video made me smile. And at the end I smiled even wider. We take so much for granted, it’s like we expect some big banner to race across the sky telling us we are happy. When, in fact, happiness is an attitude; finding an appreciation for the…Continue
Added by John Mariotti on April 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
An All-Inclusive Approach for Conscious Community
Several years ago I became acquainted with the Conscious Community (CC) through an advertisement in the local paper. The ad spoke about how an expansion of consciousness is the foundation for a better society. That got my attention.
There were several attributes of CC that appealed to me at the time. One of these was that the early composition of the CC was somewhat disparate in its…Continue
Seven Spiritual laws of Success
There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. Moreover, success is a journey, not a destination. Material abundance, in all its expressions, happens to be one of those things that makes the journey more enjoyable. But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being and peace of mind. Even with the… Continue
WHO AM l?
Bound to any group, clan or tribe to which I belong. Should I like you, for you are different from me.
I am loyal to, and will fight for a set of ideas, living in my country, surrounded by an imaginary boundary.
You don't come from my group, you must be less than a person, now I can kill you in war.
People say Human Beings have always fought among themselves, "that's
human nature" we say,…
While it is remarkable the small differences that keep us apart, it is equally remarkable the potential we have when we overcome those small differences.
I recently attended the first People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO) training in Reno. This training included fourteen (14) faith-based communities in Northern Nevada who believe in the importance of collaborating to address the issues in our community. The group identified a wide range of potential issues to be…Continue
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