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Monday, May 31, 2010 This week’s Food for Thought – May 31, 2010

I’ll tell you briefly the fine qualities

Of those on the path of compassion:

Giving, and ethics, patience, and effort,

Concentrating,  wisdom,  compassion and such.

Giving is giving away what you have,

And ethics is doing good to others.

Patience is giving up feelings of anger,

And effort is joy that increases all good.

Concentration’s one-pointed, free of bad thoughts,

And wisdom decides what truth really is.

Compassion’s a kind of high intelligence

Mixed deep with a love for all living kind.

Giving brings wealth, a good world comes from ethics;

Patience brings beauty, eminence comes from effort.

Concentration brings peace, and from wisdom comes freedom;

Compassion achieves everything we all wish for.

A person who takes all seven of these

And perfects them together will reach

That place of inconceivable knowledge,

No less than the world’s protector.

—Nagarjuna, String of Precious Jewels

Monday, May 24, 2010 This week’s Food for Thought – May 24, 2010


Don’t be fooled by the face I wear, for I wear a thousand masks, and none of them are me.  Don’t be fooled, for goodness sake, don’t be fooled.   I give you the impression that I’m secure, that confidence is my name and coolness is my game, and that I need no one.  But don’t believe me.

Beneath dwells the real me in confusion, in aloneness, in fear. That’s why I create a mask to hide behind, to shield me from the glance that knows, but such a glance is precisely my salvation.  That is, if it’s followed by acceptance, if it’s followed by love. It’s the only thing that can liberate me from my own self-built prison walls.

I’m afraid that deep down I’m nothing and that I’m just no good, and that you will reject me.   And so begins the parade of masks. I idly chatter to you. I tell you everything that’s really nothing and nothing of what’s everything, of what’s crying within me.

Please listen carefully and try to hear what I’m not saying. I’d really like to be genuine and spontaneous, and me. But you’ve got to help me. You’ve got to hold out your hand.   Each time you’re kind and gentle and encouraging, each time you try to understand because you really care, my heart begins to grow wings, feeble wings, but wings.

With your sensitivity and sympathy, and your power of understanding, you alone can release me from my shallow world of uncertainty.  It will not be easy for you. The nearer you approach me, the blinder I may strike back. But I’m told that love is stronger than strong walls, and in this lies my only hope.

Please try to beat down these walls with firm hands, but gentle hands, for a child is very sensitive.  Who am I, you wonder.  I am every man you meet, and also every woman that you meet, and I am you, also.

Monday, May 10, 2010 This week’s Food for Thought – May 10, 2010

This glorious Soul we must believe in.
Out of that will come power.
Whatever you think, that you will be.
If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be;
If you think yourselves strong, strong you will be;
If you think yourselves pure, pure you will be.
This teaches us not to think ourselves as weak, but as strong, omnipotent, omniscient.
No matter that I have not expressed it yet, it is in me.
All knowledge is in me, all power, all purity, and all freedom.
Why cannot I express this knowledge?
Because I do not believe in it.
Let me believe in it, and it must and will come out.
This is what the idea of the Impersonal teaches.
Swami Vivekananda

By choosing better-feeling thoughts and by speaking more of what you do want and less of what you do not want, you will gently tune yourself to the vibrational frequency of your Broader Perspective.  To see your world through the eyes of Source is truly the most spectacular view of life, for from that vibrational vantage point, you are in alignment with—and therefore in the process of attracting—only what you would consider to be the very best of your world. —Abraham/Jerry & Esther Hicks, Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness

Monday, May 03, 2010 This week’s Food for Thought – May 3, 2010

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”

God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”

God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”

“Who will protect me?”

God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

“You will simply call her, ‘Mom.'”


Happy Mother’s Day!