“Sometimes we need to re-tool ourselves. The way you have operated no longer serves you or those around you. How you will function without those old ways you haven’t a clue. Still, any more action based on that dated operating system is untenable, grating. It takes a serious dollop of trust and patience to allow space for something new to emerge. I believe it is worth the wait. Though great intelligence is often crammed into one earthly skull, there are intelligences of heart and spirit whose directive powers can only unfurl to new standing in the permitted pauses we so rarely welcome or endure.” — Gil Hedley
“Your work really begins when you release struggle. To let go of struggle initiates a change of vibration within you. This change puts you in touch with the flow of Life Itself, which is essentially what you are. To cultivate your awareness of this flow is your real work.
When you’re in touch with the flow of Life and feel your heart and mind open, you’ll note that a certain presence starts to assert itself. This presence changes your physical chemistry, your feelings, and your mind. It is the spirit itself, starting to inform you about yourself, about it, about Life, and about God. It’s a simple work.” – Swami Chetanananda
Shared from Yoga Gems
“To practice we must start exactly where we are. Of course, we can always imagine perfect conditions, how it should be ideally, how everyone else should behave. But it’s not our task to create an ideal. It’s our task to see how it is and to learn from the world as it is. For the awakening of the heart, conditions are always good enough.”
– Ajahn Sumedho, The Way It Is (featured in The Buddha is Still Teaching by Jack Kornfield)