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Ever feel emotionally frozen in your day

Ever feel emotionally frozen in your day? This is an example of feeling, an inner sensation. To change it requires no thought, just the willingness to feel.  As it changes you unwind, and you experience quiet, a mind at peace. This is the goal of almost every meditative model.  This is the beginning of being; it is worth every moment of your time.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Balance, where does it come from?

Balance, where does it come from?  Harmony– when it occurs within us we realize who we are.  We are simply a being, with nothing pushing us, nothing that “HAS” to be done.  Simply being, where every decision is an unfolding and every option brings us an opportunity to be even more.  We encourage you to feel.  It is truly the road to being wholly present.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

If you want to have everything you can’t hold onto anything.

If you want to have everything you can’t hold onto anything.  We want to be free, to have all our dreams come true.  This need inherently creates doubt or resistance, for we are taught that having everything is wrong or impossible.  Through feeling our feelings and unwinding the doubts that have been sowed throughout our life, we realize everything is already ours and there is nothing we need to hold on to at all.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Each day we get out of bed and contemplate the day

Each day we get out of bed and contemplate the day. That is what we are taught: consider, plan, execute and deal with each complication as it arises.  Why?  What if we let each day unfold, trusted ourselves enough to take things as they come and simply allowed ourselves to be?  This is the way life works when you allow yourself to feel. Life becomes less about about overcoming inner conflicts and more about unfolding within each passing moment of the day.   ~Alain & Jody Herriott

So what does it mean to feel?

So what does it mean to feel?  Ideally, feeling is an entry point to sensation that leads to an unwinding of anything within us that challenges us or feels disharmonious.  A normal day finds most of us partially or fully caught in our minds, struggling to deal with the “drama” of those feelings that never seem to resolve.  We often feel caught in a never ending spiral of upset.  When we actually let ourselves just feel, the drama unwinds.  It lessens a layer at a time until it is no longer there, much as a cloud disappears into a cloudless sky. It is no longer a part of our world and we find ourself at peace.  With a little practice this peace becomes part of our everyday existence and balance rules our days.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Today the wind blew in great gusts

Today the wind blew in great gusts. People said, “oh a storm is coming.”  I felt the feelings that came up and found my center.  People told me: tomorrow there are things that should cause me to worry.  I felt the feelings that arose and again returned to center.  Tomorrow will be the time to deal with tomorrow.  So I have learned; when things rise, I let them rise, when things fall I let things fall.  While many people yell out their upset, I feel me and find my center, at peace and in balance with my life.  We have this option at all times.  All it takes is the willingness to feel and unfold until we find ourself present and centered within.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Free from desire we realize the mystery

Free from desire we realize the mystery, caught in desire we see only the manifestations, but mystery and manifestations arise from the same source, the unformed. Paraphrased from the Tao te Ching 

As we go through life there are many things we desire. We strive to have them in order to be happy; if we can’t have them we are unhappy.  Real happiness comes not from things, but from a sense of balance within ourselves.  Processing our feelings allows us to put all of this kind of thing into perspective.  We realize the nature of the mystery and in so doing realize we already have everything we will need.  All we need to do is open to it.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Enlightenment doesn’t care how you get there

“Enlightenment doesn’t care how you get there” –Thaddeus Golas

So many of us who want to be “enlightened” work hard at it.  Each day is spent trying to quiet the mind, doing things that are said to be spiritual and self sacrificing for a single taste of this amazing state.  What if it is simple?  What if it is born in the unwinding of every seeming limitation we encounter?  You see we do have the ability to experience this interconnection of everything and everyone.  It is only a feeling away.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

We say we want to be free, are you willing to change

We say we want to be free, yet so few of us are really willing to change in order to get there. For those who are willing to explore what it takes, follow this simple suggestion. Everything that makes you feel like you can’t be free is what takes you to freedom. Allow yourself to feel; keep feeling and you will change.  It is the true avenue to freedom and awakening.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Thought for the Week

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Ram Das said: “Somewhere inside, everybody knows that there is a place which is totally fulfilling.  Not a desperate flick of fulfillment, it is a state of fulfillment.”

As we allow our sensations to be experienced, our orientation shifts from achieving for the sake of achieving, to living a life that brings fulfillment. This leads to true happiness.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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