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All our doubts

All our doubts and fears are like little (and sometimes large) aspects of ourselves that have been walled away .  They are much like little dams attempting to stem the tide of our fears.  As we feel our fears and allow them to unwind, the dams begin to lower and like tributaries rejoining a larger river we rediscover our self. Now we are are again whole and free.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

doubts, fears, free, river, tributary

Especially at this time of year, the question

Especially at this time of year, the question of most value is: are we willing to feel or only react to the drama we find ourselves in? That is our option in every situation. If we allow ourselves to feel and unwind our issues, we can set ourselves free from whatever drama we find ourselves in. Do we want to change? Are we ready to go beyond our boundaries? We are allowed to take all the time we need to do so. It is really worth every moment of our time. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

boundaries, feel, free, question, Time

When we hold tightly to a thought

When we hold tightly to a thought or a belief with the mind we make an issue inflexible or unchangeable.   As we lighten the intensity of our focus, we allow for the possibility of change.  As we do this, we sense motion within us and change naturally unfolds.  One can take this to the nth degree and feel: I feel the boundary of what I call me, I allow it to unfold and in so doing become ME.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

belief, free, hold, thought, tightly, unfold ME

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

free, Happiness, manifestation, mystery

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

change, feeling, free, freedom

There are no limits, only plateaus

“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

boundaries, free, limits, plateaus

I dream of things that never where

“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask, why? I dream of things that never were, and ask, why not?” – Robert Kennedy

And so the mind looks and judges and stops the dream.  It holds to old ways and is afraid to let you dream beyond what is comfortable, what it is used to.  Through feeling we break this habit and move into whatever we would choose to dream.  Now we have set ourselves free and everything is possible.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Dream, feel, free, possible

Accomplish your Dreams and be free

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

What we believe either sets us free or ties us down.  That is the nature of beliefs for as we find the boundaries of what feels possible and impossible we can allow ourselves greater and fuller freedom.  All it takes is the willingness to feel into these boundaries and we find we are again free to dream and be.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Accomplish, beliefs, dreams, feel, free

Life and belief

“We live in the world we made up.” —Jim Paul, Catapult: Harry and I Build a Siege Weapon

Our life is built around our beliefs and this sets the stage for what we will allow ourselves to do and what we won’t.  This means some of us will allow ourselves excellence and others of us will only allow mediocrity.  To free ourselves from the prison of mediocrity, we feel everything that seems to hold us there.  In so doing we realize we can be excellent too, all for the willingness to set ourselves free.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

belief, feel, free, Life

Move on

“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.” —Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

This is a common misconception.  It is built on the view that everything can be explained and additionally that it should be explained.  It is not necessary at all, in fact it is what often gets in the way; that need to explain it.   It only needs to be felt until it unwinds the grip that it has on you.  Then you are free, both to remember and to forget.  — Alain & Jody Herriott

feeling, free, Move on