100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 82 – The Wisdom of Speaking God’s Language: The Power of Stillness

Wisdom Day 82: The Wisdom of Speaking God’s Language

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“Stillness is the language that God speaks; everything else is a bad translation.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

“Be still and know that I AM God.” Psalm 46:10 NLT

candle_lightRecently I re-watched (read: experienced) the Super Soul Sunday conversation between Eckhart Tolle and Oprah Winfrey … the power resides in the Now. Athletes know this as being in “the zone”. Any focus on the past (what has already occurred) or the future (what I hope for that has not yet occurred — and may never occur) takes your full attention away from the present moment; the place where divine power dwells.

The present (aka the “NOW”) is the only moment that ever is.

Be well … & WISE!

Tonya Marie

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100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 81 – The wisdom in “bucket lists”? Belonging and love!

Wisdom Day 81: The Wisdom in Bucket Lists? Belonging & Love

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Most bucket lists include things like, “Go on an adventure in a far-off land,” “Learn a new language, or “Buy a dream car.” Although all these experiences can make our lives more exciting, the reason we crave these activities goes a little deeper. What drives each of these desires is one common connector, an innate yearning to belong and to feel love. When we do what we love, we become an expression of love and our happiness is infectious.

~ Shannon Kaiser, MindBodyGreen.com

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Who doesn’t want to experience a sense of belonging? Who doesn’t want to feel loved? I know I do. But did you know that fulfilling a “throw caution to the wind” “bucket list” style dream could bring you closer to both?

Creating a list of must-dos before you die (aka “kick the bucket”) can lead not only to a sense of accomplishment, by checking off the boxes, but also to an enlivened and enriched life. And just so we’re clear, I’m talking about the life you’re actually living right now … not the one you wish you had lived or hope to live one day.

Yes!Saying yes to the things that make your heart sing and spirit thrive expands your capacity to love yourself.When you are filled with self-love you are better able and willing to give love, and to receive love from others. The love within each of us reaches beyond our physical being and reminds us of the connection that already exists between our self and every other divine creation in the universe.

I don’t know about you, but knowing my bucket list goal of spending a summer in France and Italy on a food and wine excursion can actually lead to world healing, peace and love makes me want to start researching today! [Note to self, start researching TODAY!] I’d say that’s one heck of a BONUS and ROBLI (return on bucket list investment).

I admit I never put skydiving and running a marathon in the same category as connectedness. But I guess it does makes sense. Continue reading

100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 67 – The Remedy, Refuge and Wisdom of Solitude

Wisdom Day 67

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“Solitude is a refuge in which you can work through distressing thoughts and recharge your spirit. When you are alone, you are free to fully experience your thoughts and emotions. You can use your energy to delve more deeply into your inner self and understand what you are going through. When you spend time in solitude, there are few distractions to get in the way of your desire to concentrate on your needs and regain your equilibrium. Yours is the only voice you will be called upon to heed, and you can use your time engaging in activities that you find elevating and spiritually fulfilling. Embracing solitude today will help you understand your feelings and lift your spirit.”

The Daily Om – 12/29/12 “Alone with Yourself”

The Daily Om has been on a serious roll with its messages about the benefits of “me” time for those like me of the Leo persuasion. I am generally more withdrawn, quiet and pensive during these final days of any given year. But this year the draw inward seems particularly acute and the push from external circumstances beyond my control or understanding have led me to a self-imposed and well deserved timeout.

The yearning to envelop myself with peace and stillness in the midst of all the issues, concerns, demands, disappointments and to-dos swirling around me is a call to which I surrender gratefully. And the reason is simple. Quite frankly, I’m tired! Well, actually, the better way to phrase it is I desire rest. The type of rest found only in solitude with me, myself and I.

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