Who doesn’t want to learn to handle life with the grace of a saint and the creative power of a Zen Master? Who doesn’t want to deal with all the ups and downs each day with an inner calm and sense of peace that can be maintained no matter what one is facing?
Below are 5 key attributes of being a true Zen Master. It is these attributes that allow one to step more into the flow of life and into a sacred state of mind, body and creative spirit that leads to a constant sense of peace and fulfillment.Read More
Being the most powerful and effective person you can be in your day-to-day life is the result of being in the most balanced state of mind possible at all times. Therefore, your state of mind is truly the essence of your life. Learning to manage your state of mind from a more peaceful, grounded and clear perspective is the pathway to balance and harmony. Below are 10 keys thoughts and ideas to help put you in this confident and liberating place of awareness. 1. Take a moment each day for perspective and gratitude. Perspective is a key to life. Taking a moment of remembrance each day for all you DO HAVE in your life can immediately put you in a powerful and balanced mindset of confidence and abundance rather than fear and lack. Make this a daily practice. 2. Accept the perfection of your past Non-acceptance is what keeps you stuck in time. When you are stuck in time you are not creative or powerful. The truth is that every moment of your life has had meaning and purpose for you on your journey. The self-evident truth is you have always done the best you could have in any of your past moments. Liberating yourself from the past by accepting it allows you to be in the powerful and creative present moment. 3. Pay Attention to what is always right In front of you. Your universe is always serving you! When you open to this truth you start to really look at what you have presented yourself and how it relates to the exact, deep and sincere questions you have asked about life. Presence of mind is what reveals all you truly desire to know about your life. Can you see what you have brought yourself right here, right now in these words! 4. Stop resisting “what is” You cannot change what already “is” but you can finally accept “what is” and effectively work from this truth to create new conditions and a new experience for tomorrow. Your resistance is part of the force that is keeping what you don’t want to experience a part of your current reality. 5. Become aware of negative energy in your life The news, your friends, your family or strangers will, at one time or another, attempt to present you with negativity. Do not be fooled into becoming affected by this energy. Drama can bring you down and suppress your powerful creativity. Always choose LOVE. Have the strength to stay positive and loving no matter who or what attempts to change you or convince you otherwise. Love and positivity are the most effective and magical ways of creating a fulfilling life. 6. Take the time to discover and use the great creative power within You create You in each moment of your deepest thoughts. Realizing this can put you on a path of conscious, meaningful creation rather than subconscious, uncreative actions and reactions. The power in you (I AM) is what drives every aspect of your life. Self-awareness is KEY to this discovery and understanding (see more here www.thebookIAM.com ). 7. Choose Understanding over Judgment, compassion over contempt Give others the space of understanding that comes from the truth that until you have walked in another’s shoes you cannot truly know why. Judgment divides and builds walls. Understanding unites and builds bridges. Everyone is doing the best they can in every moment. Compassion stems from a place where you realize that no one can do anything to you. What they are presenting you with is always a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate...Read More
The following are questions submitted in a recent webinar I held in October titled “Master Your Reality”. Each week a few new questions and responses from the event will be posted. QUESTION: how do we make sure we don’t let self-love and self-awareness cross the line into selfishness and egotistic behavior? RESPONSE: By understanding the distinct difference in the two. Serving oneself as a way to run from a negative state of mind is egotistic behavior and is temporary. Serving oneself as a way to liberate the cause of a negative state of mind through self-awareness and understanding, lasts forever and leads to unconditional love of the self and others. Egotistic behavior is behavior that serves the self at the expense of others. Practicing self-awareness and self-love is behavior that serves the self-leading to the benefit of all others. Egotistic and selfish behavior comes from the need to feel better about yourself as it relates to other people. Self-awareness brings you to self-love through the realization that there is no better or worse but that all people are equal and perfect as is. Since the work of the ego diminishes through self-awareness, selfishness as a concept dissolves as well because there is no longer a purpose for it. Through self-love he opposite actually occurs where helping and sharing with others when needed or asked becomes an automatic response. You realize through awareness of the self that nothing can ever truly be lost or taken away from you which is a very liberating way to live. In the fear dominated ego mind you fear that everything can be taken away and you work hard and often times selfishly to protect your age, money, beauty, image, possessions, status, rank, power, etc… A futile and energy draining cycle. QUESTION: Other then meditation, what are some ways to balance and center ourselves day to day? RESPONSE: Focus on all you do have and all you have to be grateful for rather than what you think you do not have. Realize that all the context of the experience of life is a choice made by you and how you choose to interpret it in each moment. Come to know and love the perfection that you are in this moment and the perfection for everything that is occurring in your life. Remember, it is not happening TO you but rather FOR you. Challenge the purpose of these occurrences until you come to love the rest of the world for the moment by moment perfection that it is…after all, it’s all there to support you on your never-ending journey…… QUESTION: Once we recognize our reality for what it really is, what is the next step? RESPONSE: The next step is the same as it was before your discovery, you choose. Except this time you are creating with the knowledge and understanding of your unlimited ability to create life as you desire it to be. In addition to this you are creating from a new level of unconditional love for yourself and the world around you. Therefore, what you create generally alines with “serving” others in some way on the path to the same powerful & liberating understanding 🙂 More coming soon… Check out my website for more information at...Read More