“In the pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added.
In the pursuit of the Tao, every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things, until finally you arrive at non action.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone……” — Tao te Ching translation by Stephen Mitchell
The mind is like a river, once in motion it hard to stop. As we add feeling to our life we begin to understand that the mind becomes quiet when we don’t feed it. We feel what limits us and the mind’s chatter begins to drop away. If we let ourselves do this every day we will finally arrive at a quiet, peaceful mind. When the mind is quiet nothing gets in our way and nothing is left behind either. As the internal conflict drops away we experience inner peace and a harmonious life. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
There comes a time on the feeling journey when you realize you have touched the edges of everything that is associated with our world as we know it. This is when things get really interesting, for everything that you now encounter is completely new territory. There are no familiar points of reference, there is only the unknown and the infinite possibilities that this creates. So feel, be willing to go beyond your boundaries and enter the new world that appears at your feet. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
When we need to understand something we tend to strive and dig for the answers. The mind is searching everywhere; we weigh and judge each answer and try something, then reevaluate and try again. When we instead feel the inner conflict and allow that to unwind, the answers simply appear in our world. Little to no effort is required and we return to a sense of rightness and balance. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” — Bruce Lee
This is why we need to feel. The boundaries we find ourselves contained by are just our fears. Through feeling we gain access to our fears and begin the process of unwinding them and in so doing become free. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Duality: the quality or condition of being dual. The state or quality of being two or in two parts; dichotomy.
We are experiencing life as duality. We appear to need highs and lows, rights and wrongs and so on. The mind appears to crave issues to talk about in order to immerse itself in duality. This is just the mind believing the illusion; that it needs comparisons in order to define “self”. When we feel, duality unwinds and we experience Being. There is no longer a need for the inner turmoil of who or what is better; quite simply we are. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
When we see our world through the eyes of Wonder everything has a special glow. We realize that we are an integral part of everything. This significance reminds us that seeing the world in this way is like seeing it as if through the eyes of a child. Life is experienced as a precious ever evolving gift. Join us and return to those special moments for a life time. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.” ― Eric Micha’el Leventhal
Yes, we must unravel the facade we call the everyday person and release who we really are; an unlimited being caught within the day to day drama of life. As we come to understand this and dissolve the illusion, we again take control of our world and live a life both fulfilling and marvelous. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Our lives are like an endless river. Within the river are boulders and banks, debris and floating jetsam. The things in the river are the creations of our mind. The mind clings to these creations even though they are not the river. Our feelings, when felt and allowed to unwind, support the flow and the clearing of these obstacles we have created in our river. As more and more obstacles are unwound the river becomes a sea and a sea becomes an ocean, a never ending connection to everything we could ever imagine. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
“Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling” ― Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within
It is our right to be happy and yet so many of us get lost on the path to having it be so. Feel, for as you do you will uncover the joy that is inside you and it will be as if you had wings to fly to the most amazing places. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
In the search for bliss we look everywhere. We sit and meditate and try to keep the state achieved or strived for. Yet it is elusive or temporary. Then one day we realize that all this striving is not the answer. We begin to unwind the striving, the need to accomplish and we arrive. Bliss becomes available in every moment and we simply are there. ~Alain & Jody Herriott