We are all one universe
An eternal wholeness
We complete each other’s existence
‘Alone’ is never an option.
A baker in the town wanted to get to know a famous guru and so he invited him to dinner. The day before the dinner, the guru went into his bakery disguised as a beggar and took a loaf of bread and began eating it. The baker was furious and tossed him out on the street.
The following day the guru and a disciple went to the bakers house and were treated to a splendid banquet.
In the middle of the meal, the disciple asks, “How does one tell a good man from a bad one?”
Well, just look at this baker, he is capable of spending ten gold pieces on a banquet because I am famous, but is incapable of giving a piece of bread to feed a hungry beggar.
Each day we all make decisions that will either connect us or separate us. Our choices complete each other’s existence. Our choices create a ripple effect around the world.
All of us are climbing the same mountain, but we each carry a different cross.
Working with people who are facing grief or difficulties each day, I realise that no matter who we are, we all face burdens or carry a cross at some point along our journey.
Each of us respond to our burdens differently, but I believe that we can always ask a simple question that may help us in our pain.
“What would love ask of you?”
Sounds simple enough, but when we truly understand love for ourselves first and then others, it can teach us how to respond during these difficult times.
Love may want us to speak the truth. Love may want us to slow down and nurture ourselves. Love may want us to have courage to face another day. Love may want us to reach out and receive the support we need. Love may want us to be gentle with ourselves, letting go of our judgement and expectations. Love may want us to accept others unconditionally. Love may want us to accept this moment exactly as it is.
No matter what love asks of you. Listen. You may find it’s exactly what you need.
Born in 1310, Persian Lyric Poet Hafiz is one of the most celebrated of all the Persian poets. Like Rumi, Hafiz continues through time to inspire us and guide us to see the world through love and understanding.
There is so much wisdom in this poem. So leave the familiar for awhile, and let it speak to you.
All the Hemispheres
Leave the familiar for awhile.
Let your senses and body stretch out like a welcomed season, onto the meadows, shores and hills.
Open up to the roof. Make a new watermark of excitement and love.
Change the rooms in your mind for a day.
All the hemispheres in existence lie beside an equator in your heart.
Greet yourself in your thousand other forms, as you mount the hidden tide and travel back home.
All the hemispheres in heaven are sitting around a fire chatting.
While stitching themselves together into the great circle inside of you.
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” Isaac Asimov
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We breathe in oxygen given to us by the trees, drink water from the lakes and springs, take in materials from plants that grow in the earth, their leaves gathering energy from our local star, the sun. Every moment of our lives, whether we are aware of it or not, we live in unity and interdependence with the creative wisdom of the natural world. – Christopher Chase
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If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete Siddhartha Gautama
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Never get tired of doing little things for others, sometimes those little things occupy the biggest parts of their hearts – Unknown
picture ( An Aussie Christmas)
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A mind that is lively and enquiring, compassionate, curious, angry, full of music, full of feeling, is a mind full of possible poetry. Mary Oliver
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“Helen Keller became deaf, dumb, and blind shortly after birth. Despite her greatest misfortune, she has written her name indelibly in the pages of the history of the great. Her entire life has served as evidence that no one is ever defeated, until defeat has been accepted as reality.” – Napoleon Hill
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