1/5/2018: Daily Dose of Inspiration

Daily Dose of Inspiration

“In Zen Buddhism, there’s a concept called “zen mind” or “beginner’s mind.” They say that the mind should be like an empty rice bowl. If it’s already full, then the universe can’t fill it. If it’s empty, it has room to receive. This means that when we think we have things already figured out, we’re not teachable. Genuine insight can’t dawn on a mind that’s not open to receive it. Surrender is a process of emptying the mind.”

~ Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

Our lives are so busy with so much we need to accomplish in so little time. Of course we have to stay on top of our to-do list. Of course we have to keep track of what is going on all the time. Of course we need to…

Or do we? Really now, my friend, this is the mindset that cuts us off from what truly matters, from our deepest essence and innate guidance. And it’s especially bad when we think we already know everything.

Have you noticed that blessings flow in your life when you’re relaxed, when you’re happy? Tension breeds tension, ease breeds ease.

Slow down, my friend. We’re in the deep of winter, at the dawn of a new year. Take the time now to clear your mind, clean your slate, and open to the insight of what you truly want for yourself this year.

Ask and listen. What would you love?