“In Buddhism, it is said that when the student is ready, the master appears. When I first read this, I thought it meant that once you are ready to begin your spiritual journey, a master (a guru, a Christ-like figure, an angel, etc.) would come out of nowhere and start to teach you what you need to learn to advance spiritually or even physically. What I’ve come to find out, however, is that we are surrounded by those who can teach us about ourselves and about the world in deep ways. We simply have to shift our perception and see people for who they really are. The boyfriend who seemed to cheat on you and break your heart was actually the master who taught you about non-attachment and self-love. The mother who abandoned you and from whom you never heard again was actually the master who taught you about responsibility and dedication. The best friend who spread your deepest secrets to your enemies was the master who taught you about being honest and totally accepting of your history. That shift in perception is the process of the student becoming ready. That student discovers that she had been surrounded by masters all along.” – the soul jump
Month: January 2014
Project yourself into the future a year from now, and then five years from now. What will your future self thank you for doing now? At some point, I got tired of being unhappy with my weight, and I started thinking about how I would feel in a month, three months, and a year if I quit dilly-dallying around and dove into creating what I wanted in my life. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. Think of your job, your home, your health, your relationships, and your deepest desires. If you pick one thing you really, really want and give yourself wholly to it, starting now, it will energize you and lead you down a path that you will one day thank yourself for walking.
Morning Prayer: “Dear God, I give this day to You. May my mind stay centered on the things of spirit. May I not be tempted to stray from love. As I begin this day, I open to receive You. Please enter where You already abide. May my mind and heart be pure and true, and may I not deviate from the things of goodness. May I see the love and innocence in all mankind, behind the masks we all wear and the illusion of this worldly plane. I surrender to You my doings this day. I ask only that they serve You and the healing of the world. May I bring Your love and goodness with me, to give unto others wherever I go. Make me the person You would have me to be. Direct my footsteps, and show me what You would have me to do. Make the world a safer, more beautiful place. Bless all Your creatures. Heal us all, and use me, dear Lord, that I might know the joy of being used by You. Amen.” – Marianne Williamson