No Waste, No Want
Human beings are essentially seekers of happiness. Yet, in our pursuit of happiness we have drifted towards theperiphery. We have abandoned theCenter, the essence of our being that isnaturally in harmony, for externals.Humankind has become greedy, lost inthe illusion that happiness comes frommore and more material possessions. We thought that by mastering natureoutside we would be happy. Thedamage that has been done is a directresult of our individual and collectiveillusions.Humanity has to move from theperiphery back to the Center again.The fountain of happiness and peacelies in the balance of the inner and theouter world, in living harmoniously within the larger rhythms of nature.Each and every one of us can take outeraction to save water, electricity, gas, andother resources to ease the misuse of Nature’s abundant gifts. But we need totake an inner journey as well. Most of us lack adequate respect, consciousness,and appreciation for our Mother’s gifts. We might mean well, but who amongus does not have unexamined areas of unconsciousness? We need to wake up, to realize the wisdom of “No waste, No want,” andto discover ever new ways to practice itin our daily living. Developing new patterns and behaviors that heal theenvironment, cultivating our awarenessof life’s boundless gifts and the ways wecan be in deeper service to them, areacts of love for life. They give us joy.They cleanse and heal the earth withpositive vibrations, while warding off the negative impact of a pollutedenvironment.
Your Heart Beatswith the Rhythm of the Universe
Feel blessed that you were given ahuman body, a human mind, a life in which to grow and learn, and mostimportantly, a
. Your heart is acenter of the world, a center of theUniverse. Bring the whole of theUniverse through the center of yourheart. Feel the whole Universe fromthat center. When your heart is open,you feel for everybody, for every being.Then your heart beats, not only withblood, but with the rhythm of theUniverse, with the rhythm of divineecstasy.Spend time outside often, meditatingon the beauty of the natural world, itsharmonies, and its rhythms. Allow those harmonies to amplify andresonate in your body. Feel them asyour own. Nature and all of itsharmonies are in you. They gave birthto you. Know that you are connected tothe inexhaustible source of the cosmosin your own heart. Gradually, allexternal forms come home to the onethread running through the garland of life. Prayer, meditation and naturalbeauty will bless you with the growingawareness and experience of onenessand peace.
Feel the BeautifulRhythm of Your LifeFlowing throughEach Breath
Spend some time in silence each day.Find a quiet, peaceful place, preferably a place where you can be aware of thebeauty of Nature. Sit comfortably erect.Relax your body from head to foot,focusing on relaxing each body part.Then take a few deep breaths. Inhaledeeply and exhale deeply. Breatheconsciously, withdrawing from externalperceptions. Watch the flow of
Human beings are essentially seekers of happiness.
Yet, in our pursuit of happiness we
have drifted towards the periphery.
We have abandoned the Center, the essence of our
being that is naturally in harmony, for externals.
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