A Blessing or a Curse?

May 28 2015

Stranded on a deserted island, the sole survivor of a shipwreck desperately prayed to God. His despair turned more hopeful when he sparked a fire with a piece of glass and a twig. Somewhat relieved he ventured off to search for food. He returned to find the wind had changed and the fire had burned his few possessions. Devastated, he cursed God. But soon he saw a boat approaching. Elatedly he asked, “How did you find me?” They answered, “We saw your smoke signal.” The moral? What’s terrible now could very well be your…

Saving grace.

Jarl and Steve

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Look Within to Discover

May 27 2015

If some aspect of your life isn’t going just the way you want it to, try looking within for the cause. You’re the one defining success and failure. Why not try accepting what is, as it is. Resisting makes you feel bad and puts you in a vibration that’s not conducive to positive change. Even when you don’t like what’s happening, refrain from excessive focus on your dissatisfaction. Try to remember that the discomfort is actually showing you what you don’t want so you can know what you do. Then, keep your attention…

On that.

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Respect Time

May 26 2015

Time is the most valuable asset you possess. When you’re late or fail to honor a time commitment, you show disregard for others’ limited supply of this resource. If someone you know has issues with time, don’t take it personally, it’s often a behavior exhibited by those who’ve had an over-controlling parent. Honor yourself by setting boundaries with them. If you’re the one with the issue, realize that you’re now an adult with full autonomy and this kind of rebellion no longer serves you. After all…

It’s about time.

Jarl and Steve

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The Truth About Fear

May 25 2015

Fear is almost always about something in the future. We fear having too much of what we don’t want or not enough of what we do. We worry about health, finances, safety and what other people think. There’s nothing wrong with doing our utmost to prepare for the future as long as we don’t preoccupy ourselves with scary ‘what if’ scenarios and miss the present moment. If something frightening actually does happen, we’ll probably know what to do. We won’t be wasting our time worrying because we’ll be busy…

Taking action.

Each one of these posts is written to remind us to try to live in alignment with the daily message. We share them in the hopes that they may be of benefit to whoever reads them.

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Making Changes

May 24 2015

Change is constant and unavoidable. Sometimes it’s out of your control and happens in ways you don’t like. When you’re the one driving change, avoid taking rash or careless action that could cause suffering for others. Any misery you create will haunt you. If you’re uncaring, you’ll worry that others will be just as insensitive toward you. When you take their feelings into account, you’ll expect the same from them. How you treat others ultimately determines the kind of world you live in. Heaven or hell is…

In your hands.

Jarl and Steve

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Who We Are

May 23 2015

Most of us work diligently to create and maintain a particular identity. We use our careers, talents, abilities and intelligence to define ourselves. But, even the sum of all these characteristics doesn’t come close to the truth of who we really are. We’re not what we do, think or say. We are the witness of it all. Everything we experience occurs within our consciousness. Even though it seems like we are happening in the world, it’s actually the other way around. The world is happening…

In us.

Each one of these posts is written to remind us to try to live in alignment with the daily message. We share them in the hopes that they may be of benefit to whoever reads them.

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Ego-in-action

May 22 2015

Basing your identity on something you’re against is a trick the ego plays to keep you confused. For instance, the word atheist means not a theist. How can someone be not something that they actually think doesn’t exist? The word non-dual acknowledges duality. There’s the thing and the non-thing. That makes two. Your authentic self doesn’t need something to compare itself to. It’s busy being the witness of it all. When you find yourself caught in a mental tug-of-war resisting what you don’t like and you want to return to sanity, just… 

Let go of the rope.

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Your River of Life

May 21 2015

Your life has many streams feeding into it. Some result from your choices and some just come from grace. The combination creates the nature of your waterway. Depending on how you view and respond to what flows your way, your experience will range somewhere between calm and turbulent, clean and polluted, straight and winding, exciting and dull. The quality of your river can only be accurately assessed by you because you’re the one floating down it. The current is going one way. Don’t paddle upstream. The best results usually come when you go with…

Your flow.

Each one of these posts is written to remind us to try to live in alignment with the daily message. We share them in the hopes that they may be of benefit to whoever reads them.

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Life Has Your Back

May 20 2015

Life is always supporting you. When you’re feeling lost, lonely or troubled, you’ve actually reached a place of good fortune. It’s usually not until you’ve exhausted all resources that you’re ready and willing to give up the struggle and see what life has to offer you. Thinking minds are limited by conditioning. When you let go of trying to control the outcome and start trusting, you open new neural pathways. Surrender allows you to see possibilities you missed before. You might not always get what you want, but you’ll definitely…

Get what you need.

Each one of these posts is written by us, to remind us to try to live in alignment with the daily message. We share them in the hopes that they may be of benefit to whoever reads them.

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Unconscious Agreements

May 19 2015

Most societal agreements help us navigate through life more easily. But in our more personal relationships with family, friends and co-workers, we often make unconscious agreements that inhibit our full expression. When we play small and hold ourselves back from our dreams, thinking it will make others more comfortable, we reduce our own level of happiness. If we look deeper, we’ll usually find that not only is our thinking inaccurate, it violates the principle of harmony as the natural state. The truth is, when something makes you unhappy, it’s probably not good…

For anyone else either.

Jarl and Steve

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Your Own Prison

May 18 2015

It’s important to care about others, but too much worry over their opinions of you can stifle your creativity and weaken authenticity. Little deters you from pursuing your dreams and expressing your uniqueness like worrying about how others perceive you. Drawing inside the lines is comfortable and safe, but it’s usually unsatisfying. If you’re afflicted with over-concern for what others think of you, try everyday to do one thing you really want to, even if you think it will provoke judgment. Would you rather be safe and bored or skip enthusiastically to the beat of…

Your own drum?

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Identity Is a Thief

May 17 2015

There’s nothing wrong with developing a healthy identity as long as you don’t believe it’s who you really are. Trying too hard to become a somebody distracts and robs you of being your authentic self. Attaining a level of status, position or fame doesn’t satisfy you for long. As soon as you get it, you begin to worry about losing it. Once you realize that striving is a never-ending scramble on the hamster wheel, you’re ready to work on something that causes no pain or suffering and feels really good

Just being true to you.

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Your Most Important Contribution

May 16 2015

It’s satisfying to reap societal praise for our accomplishments. While our focus on material advancement seems to take precedence in terms of our priorities, there’s something we offer to life that’s way more important than what we do. It’s our quality of being. Our individual vibration contributes to the collective quality of the energy on our planet. Who we are on the inside really matters. The care we take with our relationships and our willingness to know and express ourselves honestly and lovingly have a healing effect that radiates out…

Far and wide.

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Matters of Identity

May 15 2015

Other people don’t cause our feelings. Our own level of self-awareness determines how we hear and respond to the outside world. The deeper we’ve investigated our conditioning, the less reactive we are and the more able we are to choose our responses. Blaming out is a tactic our ego uses to keep us identified and distracted from the truth. Everything we encounter provides us with exactly what we need to heal our misconceptions about ourselves and return to wholeness. We don’t need to know the origins of our issues, we just to feel them to…

Heal them.

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Perfect Reflection

May 14 2015

Try looking at every relationship, both loving and difficult, as an offering that can help you expand your level of self-awareness. The way you feel about others shows you how you feel about yourself. You can recognize what you judge in yourself by the intensity of your negative reactions to other personalities. When you deeply accept yourself, you have enough psychic space to treat even the most unconscious people with compassion. Others’ behavior doesn’t sting unless it matches your own self-judgments. Rather than project your disapproval outward, realize they’re just showing you what you need to…

Heal.

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Focus on Solutions

May 13 2015

Sometimes you have to go in the wrong direction to find the right solution. That’s why judging the actions of others doesn’t really make sense in the big picture view. What you perceive to be their missteps are quite possibly the perfect prelude to the best outcome. Criticizing their path not only doesn’t help them, it lowers your energy. If you really want to be an agent of positive change, refrain from unnecessary judgments and put your attention on creating solutions.

Be an example.

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