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Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Who broke into my spiritual house? What did they take? What did they leave?"

I have to admit a fair amount of surprise at the response to my blog last week. I suspected something was up as I started getting responses from people I had never heard from before and when I saw that it had been featured on the Best of Spark People Daily, all the pieces fell into place. It was an powerful affirmation for me, a response to something that happened to me a few months ago.

I was outside walking a meditation walk; it was early in the morning, a quiet time before the rest of the world was awake. I was listening to my footsteps and my breathing and any thought that came into my mind.


That thought had an instant impact for me and is something that has stayed with me since it appeared. That's what I put in my blogs, the things I know. Interestingly enough, there's a lot there to share and as I discover and share all that I know, I make room in my brain for more of what I know to emerge!

“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.” ~Buddha

I love that quote. As I've shared what I know, other people share what they know and we're twice blessed! I've gone deep within on this particular leg of my journey and I'm really impressed by what I've discovered. Each fragment of discovery gets added to what I've already learned, what I know right now.

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. - Joseph Campbell

It's been a slow process but I'm understanding now some real reasons for the poor food choices I make along the way and why some days are better than others. I know all the "rules" but until I truly understand why I choose to do otherwise, it's not going to matter that I know what I SHOULD be doing.

"It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you don't stop." (Confucius?)

I keep a pad of paper next to my bed now since some of my most important thoughts occur in those moments before I'm completely awake. "Who broke into my spiritual house" was on the paper this morning. I wrote it in half-consciousness, those few minutes that I was beginning to stir but not quite ready to get out of bed. Who broke into my spiritual house? No one, all have been invited. What did they take? Everything I offered. What did they leave behind? More than I can ever begin to count. We can all do so much for each other as we continue on our quest; so much sharing to be done!! My friend MOTHER-NATURE wrote a powerful blog this week; if you haven't read it yet, go there now!! (The link is at the end of my blog.)

Don't look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won't let you face them alone.
- Unknown

My Inner Journey team had a journaling question recently that really caught my attention: Are you moved and inspired by your life?
I didn't answer that one right away but I see now that the answer has be "yes." The deeper I go on this Inner Journey, the more discoveries I'm making. There's a lot here and more sharing of what I know to come!!

“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.”
— St. Augustine

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    two words: thank you!

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    2241 days ago
    Awesome blog as usual my dear friend. You truly inspire and motivate me. I love the quotes that you've shared here. I am so grateful to call you friend and to be walking the path to better health WITH you. Bright blessings to you my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon
    2242 days ago
    Congratulations! I'm very happy for you that you have been discovered! That is by yourself and so many others. Keep up the great work!!!
    2242 days ago
    Adding my favorite from Beverly Sills: “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

    I am glad that your Spiritual Home is open to visitors. I always try to bring a little something to share with you and your home.

    Enjoy your weekend and thank you for your generosity!
    2242 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    Well deserved recognition!

    We do learn from each other, but what hit home in your blog was this ...

    I know all the "rules" but until I truly understand why I choose to do otherwise, it's not going to matter that I know what I SHOULD be doing.

    This is where I am at, and I need to enter that cave and move forward! emoticon

    2242 days ago
    Who broke into your spiritual house? I just did and it'sbSunday morning at that. So it was perfect timing! You brightened my path this morning. Vthank you. Anni(Andrea)
    2242 days ago
    Such wisdom and excellent quotes. Thanks for sharing! HUGS!
    2242 days ago
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