Sometimes it’s a little voice in our head telling us we can’t do it, a person in our life shaking their head or smirking, or simply daunting circumstances. But don’t give up. Instead simply reach for an archetype.
After a few weeks of practicing this teaching, the metta meditation will become the gentle way you start your day. You’ll quickly notice that your heart is more open, you are more tolerant of irritations around you, and you have a ripple of a smile flowing through every word, thought, and action. You’ll also realize that it is a pure present-moment experience to help you connect to your essence.
As the swirl of life sweeps through you each day, allow these three powerful stanzas to become an ongoing contemplation. Gently rippling them through your thoughts will help you gain clarity, cultivate patience, and trust in the moment.
But there is another side to the story… integrating the magnificent gifts you’ve received from what you’ve lost – the sweet memories, the joys of your past, the special moments – and that magnificence is something to celebrate.
Extraordinary people use failure as a catalyst to grow, and if you’re not failing sometimes, you might not be pushing yourself to become your best version. So this week, reflect on a recent failure… it can be giant or small… but none is insignificant!!!
When we introduce a pattern interrupt into our flow of thoughts, we can gently step aside from the uneasy memories of the past or the anxious thoughts of the future – and truly ground ourselves back into the present moment – our bodymind moves beyond all that irritation, anger, discomfort, anxiety, less-than, or “it’s not fair” thinking.
This conscious choice-making process can be activated in any moment – and is ALWAYS worth taking the time to first slow down and pattern interrupt from your relentless swirl of thoughts, mental activities, chatter, and confusion.
When you awaken the Sacred Power of Acceptance, you finally recognize that wherever you are, every moment of the past is carved in stone and for you to evolve your life, improve your situation, or find deeper fulfillment you must own the present moment.
The Divine Principle of Awareness is the evolutionary starting point for transforming the world around you as you transform yourself! It’s the cornerstone for every step you take to move your life from where it is to where you’d like to be.
Many of Osho’s teachings irritated people, and many others found them irreverent. But at the end of the day, his purpose was to challenge us to reach deep within our souls and find our own constrictions.
If our fire is burning brightly, we trust, we listen, we stay fully present, and we risk being vulnerable. And, ideally, once we have absorbed all that we believe will nourish us, we release, sidestep, or let go of anything that will not serve us.
Welcome to a brand new week! It’s easy to get confused over setting an intention. Should it be big? Or small? Attainable? Or beyond reach? Should it be about me or another person? But if the definition of intention is simply to have in mind a purpose or plan to direct the mind—to aim—then there … Continue reading Power of Intention Guided Meditation→
It’s a new week, spiritual warriors!!! Let’s use it to our advantage to truly put our attention on what we’re feeling… physically, emotionally, mentally… recognize it, name it, draw attention to it, then gently let it go. Happy meditating! Peace. -davidji
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source! In Vedanta, the ancient Indian philosophy of self-realization, there is a school of thought known as Advaita (pronounced add-veye-ta), a Sanskrit term for “non-duality.” According to Advaita, one-ness is the only reality. Everything else is an illusion, known in Sanskrit as maya. An important part of this … Continue reading Did You Know that Mind + Body + Spirit = 1?→
Happy new year, spiritual warriors!!! And, welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore how the divine principle of REbirth applies to our every day life. Did you know that with every breath we are reborn? We all would like to turn back the clock to a moment in time or … Continue reading How does the principle of REbirth apply to my life?→
Greetings Spiritual Warriors! And welcome to another edition of The Source. This week, we continue the journey of making peace with our past – a process that impacts all of us – because each of us is holding onto some aspect of the past that prevents us from moving forward. Are you holding onto something … Continue reading Making Peace with Your Past→
Hello Spiritual Warriors!!! Welcome to another week of self reflection in The Source. This week we’ve been diving into the power of listening. Listening to the world around you and listening to your Self. But, it’s really hard to listen when the noise around you and the noise inside of you is really loud. It … Continue reading When an Obstacle Derails Your Plans→
Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful. —Prince Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source! When we first sit down for our morning ritual, we begin by asking ourselves a series of Sacred Questions. These four questions are designed to spark … Continue reading Welcoming New Beginnings into Your Life→
Happy Monday, spiritual warriors! In every moment that you trust, you are inviting the magnificence of the Universe into your life with unwavering confidence. And when you lose faith, it’s not as if you have suddenly found someone else to invite. No. You haven’t rested your trust in some other magnificence or some other divine … Continue reading Learning to Trust the Universe→
Welcome to this week’s Life Tools on The Source! As a child, because I felt I did not have a voice at home or receive the attention I craved, I cultivated a Winning Formula based on being funny. I realized early on that people respond to humor, and that if I injected comedy into a … Continue reading How do I stay true to myself?→
Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. ―Maya Angelou Happy weekend, Spiritual Warriors! Meditation is the pattern interrupt – the space BETWEEN our thoughts – that allows us to BE present and flow stillness … Continue reading Secrets of the Sweetspot Weekend Meditation→
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source on #itrust. We’re forced to make choices every day. Some choices are a no-brainer, but others just eat away at us as we struggle to make the decision on which path to take. Why is that? Trust is a Sacred Power; it requires no convincing. Trust is a firm belief … Continue reading Why is making a choice so hard?→
Hello Spiritual Warriors! And welcome to another transformational week of learning to resist less so we can receive more! As the Seventh Dalai Lama wrote: “All things found in the world and beyond are illusions created by one’s own concepts. Grasping at them but further distorts perception. Give up grasping and see things as they … Continue reading What does it really mean to “resist less”?→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior!!! Feel the Four Pillars of Existence merge inside of you… compassion, kindness, gratitude & love. Leonard Cohen’s song “Anthem” says, Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything) That’s how the light gets … Continue reading Four Pillars of Existence Weekend Meditation→
Hello Spiritual Warriors!!! Thirty amazing people recently completed my Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training program that concluded this weekend. That makes 300 meditation teachers out in the world living their best lives, following their dreams and scripting their lives exactly how they want to live them. The next meditation teacher training session begins … Continue reading When the Student is Ready the Teacher Appears→
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source! The Divine Principle of One is a natural law of the Universe, and all other laws of physics, math, science, and spirit spring from this defining principle of existence. There is only One, but there is an infinite amount of its expression in our world—way beyond the … Continue reading Exploring Spiritual Solutions through Expanded Consciousness→
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source on 3 phrases you can use to honor the four needs of the heart. Each and every one of our hearts has four basic needs: Attention: The need to be seen, noticed and to be recognized. Affection: The need for physical touch, warmth, sweetness and kind glances. Appreciation: The … Continue reading Use These 3 Phrases to Raise Your Vibration!→
Happy weekend, spiritual warriors! It’s been said that our dreams are the whispers of the universe flowing from our heart while we sleep. Only when our bodies and our minds relax to a place of pure stillness and silence do dreams begin to unfold. Sometimes the dreams are direct reflections of what’s going on in … Continue reading Letting Go of a Dream→
Happy Monday, spiritual warriors! Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source. From day to day, month to month and year to year we encounter new challenges, triumphs, surprises, aha! moments, celebrations and heartaches. It’s the wild roller coaster of life!!! It’s ever changing, unfolding, uncertain, and even adversarial. But, adversity can be the seed … Continue reading You are whole, safe & loved. You are the universe.→
Welcome to another edition of The Source!!! The concept of success gets all the limelight, but exploring our lives through the concept of failure can be just as inspirational… if you look at it through a new lens. These are a few of my favorite quotes about failure. Which one resonates most with you, … Continue reading Looking at Failure through a New Lens→