Thursday, January 26, 2012


No one can judge you unless you let them.  ~ Swami Nada Yolanda

Don't "should" on other people and don't let them "should" on you.   Should is a judgment we make based on our experiences and perceptions.   When we pass that on to other people, we are judging them.   Should is an expression of fear.   It says that our way is the right way; if you move beyond that, you might prove I am wrong.   Should is the way we control others, to make them think or behave the way we want them to.   Should takes us on a guilt trip and limits our capacity to grow.   If we only do the things we should do we will never learn another way we could do it.   Should limits us to what is comfortable.   Should keeps us in a place that is familiar.   Should makes us responsible to someone other than ourselves when we know that is not the way we "should" live.  I "should" do only those things that feel right for me.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Solitude of Your Mind

In the solitude of your mind are the answers to all your questions about life.   You must take the time to ask and listen.   - Bawa Mahaiyaddeen

There are times when we all feel we need to be alone.   We just want to get away from everyone and everything and be alone.   Sometimes we may feel guilty or selfish for thinking this way, but it is perfectly normal.   To be alone is the best thing we can do for ourselves.   To be alone means to be all one with the spirit within.   When we are alone, we have an opportunity to get in touch with, to talk to and be guided by our power source.   Spirit.   To be alone means going to the essence of your being.   To ask questions within and get clear, concise answers.   To be alone means taking the time to give to yourself a small portion of what we have been giving of ourselves for so long.   It is like drinking from the fountain of restoration to bring back your physical, mental and spiritual health.   So go ahead.   Tell them all and don't feel bad about saying it.   "I want to be alone."   Today we can be one with the spirit within.