Posts Tagged ‘potential’

Summertime

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In summer, I have a greater sense of my own inner aliveness and connection to the flow of the spiritual energy that animates all of life, which itself seems to run freer, burn hotter and grow wilder than at other times of year. Do you feel that way, too?

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive in the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” (Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart)

I love how this literary quote captures, perhaps by resurrecting childhood memories of school being out, the summer feeling

Observations on the film AWAKE, The Life of Yogananda

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I recently saw the film Awake, The Life of Yogananda. Yogananda was an Indian yogi who introduced countless Westerners to the practice of meditation and kriya yoga, which he described as the “airplane method to God.” He founded Self Realization Fellowship and wrote an influential book, Autobiography of a Yogi, to share his teachings. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend his inspiring book to those interested in the spiritual journey.

This blog is not intended to be a film review, but instead to convey some of my thoughts upon seeing the film. My short theater critic-style take on Awake is this: The film is well done with interesting archival footage. The tone is just a bit preachy. But, don’t let that stop you from seeing the film. I think it’s really worthwhile, inspiring, and thought-provoking. Here are a few of observations that I wanted to share with you:

Destiny

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Destiny

“In reality, we are divinity in disguise, and the gods and goddesses in embryo that are contained within us seek to be fully materialized.” Deepak Chopra

Although hidden within each of us is the same energy, the Universe expresses itself through each individual in unique ways. You possess a distinct set of divine potentials — qualities, characteristics, talents and other latent abilities — in a combination that no one else has, or can give voice to in exactly the same way that you can. Consequently, you have an individual destiny that is uniquely yours to fulfill.

Destiny is something entirely different than fate, the notion that your life is predetermined. The dictionary defines destiny as the inner purpose of a life that can be discovered and realized. Fulfilling your destiny is not something that you do, but rather it is someone that you become. You’ve incarnated to discover who you are, to consciously step into becoming who you are meant to be, and to anchor that expression of the Divine energy in this world.

Practice Non-Judgment

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Practice Non-Judgement

Why practice non-judgment? Like detoxing the physical body by eating clean, healthy food, and avoiding alcohol and caffeine, the practice of non-judgment purifies and deprograms the mind. With greater mental clarity, one can see new possibilities, transcend perceived limits, and live a life of greater ease, joy and love. Experiment with the practice of non-judgment and other Essential Balance Principles™ to transform your life! 

Humans are energy or light beings. Science tells us that. We have an innate sense that there is more to life than meets the eye. Obviously, we are not complete at birth. We have vast unseen potential. We’re not fixed and solid. Our thoughts and emotions come and go. The body takes in food and eliminates waste. The cells that make up the organs and bones of the body regularly renew themselves. We’re dynamic, ever-evolving beings on a miraculous journey of becoming.