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Kindness

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness. How you ride and ride thinking the bus will never stop, the passengers eating maize and chicken will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness, you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho lies dead by the side of the road. You must see how this could be you, how he too was someone who journeyed through the night with plans and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing. You must wake up with sorrow. You must speak to it till your voice catches the thread of all sorrows and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore, only kindness that ties your shoes and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread, only kindness that raises its head from the crowd of the world to say it is I you have been looking for, and then goes with you every where like a shadow or a friend.

Naomi Shihab Nye

Rumi says . . . .

A certain Sufi tore his robe in grief, and the tearing brought such relief he gave the robe the name of faraji, which means "ripped open", or "happiness", or "one who brings the joy of being opened".

It comes from the stem faraj, which also refers to the genitals, male and female. His teacher understood the purity of the action, while others just saw the ragged appearance. If you want peace and purity, tear away your coverings.

This is the purpose of emotion, to let a streaming beauty flow through you. Call it spirit, elixir, or the original agreement between yourself and God. Opening into that gives peace, a song of being empty, pure silence.

The Rules for being Human

  1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's the only thing you are sure to keep for the rest of your life.

  2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called "Life on Planet Earth". Every person or incident is the Universal Teacher.

  3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation. "Failures" are as much a part of the process as "success."

  4. A lesson is repeated until learned. It is presented to you in various forms until you learn it -- then you can go on to the next lesson.

  5. If you don't learn easy lessons, they get harder. External problems are a precise reflection of your internal state. When you clear inner obstructions, your outside world changes. Pain is how the universe gets your attention.

  6. You will know you've learned a lesson when your actions change. Wisdom is practice. A little of something is better than a lot of nothing.

  7. "There" is no better than "here". When your "there" becomes a "here" you will simply obtain another "there" that again looks better than "here."

  8. Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another unless it reflects something you love or hate in yourself.

  9. Your life is up to you. Life provides the canvas; you do the painting. Take charge of your life -- or someone else will.

  10. You always get what you want. Your subconscious rightfully determines what energies, experiences, and people you attract -- therefore, the only foolproof way to know what you want is to see what you have. There are no victims, only students.

  11. There is no right or wrong, but there are consequences. Moralizing doesn't help. Judgments only hold the patterns in place. Just do your best.

  12. Your answers lie inside you. Children need guidance from others; as we mature, we trust our hearts, where the Laws of Spirit are written. You know more than you have heard or read or been told. All you need to do is to look, listen, and trust.

  13. You will forget all this.

  14. You can remember any time you wish.

(From the book "If Life is a Game, These are the Rules" by Cherie Carter-Scott)Click Here For a PDF Copy

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My Favorite Books:

  • Dare To Be Yourself by Alan Cohen
  • The Gift of Change by Marianne Williamson
  • Getting The Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
  • Spiritual Divorce by Debbie Ford
  • Dancing In The Dark by Douglas & Naomi Mosley
  • Compassion and Self Hate by Theodore Isaac Rubin
  • The Energy of Money by Maria Nemeth
  • Money Drunk, Money Sober by Julia Cameron & Mark Bryan
  • Coming Home To Your Body by Carmen Renee Berry
  • The Language Of Letting Go by Melodie Beattie
  • Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol Truman
  • Prosperity Pie by Sark
  • Transformational Soup by Sark
  • Succulent Wild Woman by Sark
  • Living Juicy by Sark
  • How To Free Your Creative Spirit by Sark
  • The Bodacious Book of Succulence by Sark
  • Eat Mangos Naked by Sark
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle