Sunday, August 24, 2008


Do we really need to acquire more stuff?

We are inundated with very persuasive propaganda from films, television and advertising, telling us that we are "not enough."

The pharmaceutical companies invent diseases in order for us to purchase drugs every day for the rest of our lives. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and other conditions are usually easily remedied through diet and exercise. The drug companies earn billions of dollars convincing us that a lifetime of drug taking is the only solution.

We are complete just the way we are. Acquiring things will only temporarily make us feel that we are fulfilled. Soon we will feel empty again.

There is nothing wrong with owning and enjoying material objects. Problems arise when we believe that those objects will enhance who we are.

There is nothing that we need to own or add on to ourselves to be complete. Ridding ourselves of things that have no true value will emphasize that. We will feel whole when we realize that we are whole. If we do not realize that we are complete, we should have faith that we are until we know it. Then we will understand that we do not need things to enhance us.

Let's realize that nothing outside of ourselves is necessary because we are already Perfect.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


We have a choice.

We can go through life in an unconscious state, bouncing from emotion to emotion, alternating between happiness and depair, desire and frustration. We can continue be a victim of our conditioning with no control over our destiny.

Or, we can take control of our lives, our thoughts and our emotions, and move into alignment with our higher selves.

There is nothing that we have to figure out or do to regain control. By bringing our attention to our thoughts, emotions and actions without judgment, the perfect solution to every challenge will be revealed. We gain more from surrendering what we think we know than trying to figure out solutions.

Let's increase our awareness by bringing our attention to what we are thinking and doing. By bringing our attention to the present moment, we will be in harmony with our Divine nature.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


There is nothing wrong with owning and enjoying material possessions. Problems arise when we identify with those objects and believe that they will help us overcome our feelings of inadequacy. We believe they will help us feel that we belong to a certain group or help make us popular, envied or desired. We believe that if we are envied, there must be something to envy. We feel our lives must therefore have value.

For a period of time, an object might make us feel happy, envied or desired, or that we belong to a group. Soon, our feelings of inadequacy will return. No possession can fill the hole that we feel, because there is no hole. We just think that there is.

When we surrender all of our judgments and beliefs, we realize that our neuroses and insecurities have left us as well. We are left with pure awareness and we are aligned with our higher purpose.

Let's surrender our ideas about our gender. Let's surrender our beliefs about our country. Let's surrender our beliefs about our religion. Let's surrender our beliefs about ourselves.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


We have all of the tools that we need to become fully integrated. We know how to discard our neuroses and insecurities. We know how to overcome our depression and boredom. We know how to break the cycle of fear, desire, and frustration.

Since we have the tools, all that we need are the will and discipline in order to realize our intentions. Every time we become distracted by our thoughts or emotions is a new opportunity to awaken to presence.

Let's remember to surrender our beliefs and bring our awareness to the present moment.