Book Recommendation : Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

A Lifetime Favorite
“My parents have had “Hope for the Flowers” on their bookshelf for as long as I can remember, and I have always loved reading it (and having it read to me). I found my own copy a few years ago at a garage sale and treasure it. I read it to my son (now seven) a few times a year. We read a chapter each night before bed and both love the story and the pictures. Although I don’t think my son catches the greater meaning, I love knowing that as he grows he will come to love the book not only because of the pictures and the miracle of the catepillars’ transformation into a butterfly, but also because of the feeling of peace and hope it brings to the life of the reader”
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Simple but life changing.
“What a fantastically simple book with a life changing message! It really makes you think and I’m certainly not going to be one of those crawlers trying to get to the top of the tower trampling on everyone to get to the top only to find…(can’t say what as it it would ruin the impact of the story). If you have ever thought “why am I doing this day after day?” or feel there’s more to life you should read this book. Its very easy to read, illustrated throughout and very thought provoking- can’t recommend it more.”

 

 

“Drop the Rock!”

Our fear of change, our fear of stepping into new realities, is so deep that we desperately cling to the world we know. We often mistake familiarity for safety. The perceived comfort we derive from what is familiar keeps us living in the illusion of our stories. But the question we should ponder is, Are we really safe inside our stories? Instead of risking change, we hold on for dear life and resist the uncertainty of the unknown.drop the rock mantra Continue reading

Insight is enough

Related imageYou have to see what I am saying, you are not to learn what I am saying. Here, sitting with me every day, listening to me, don’t start collecting knowledge. Here, listening to me, don’t start hoarding. Listening to me should be an experiment in insight. You should listen with intensity, with totality, with as much awareness as is possible for you. In that very awareness you will see a point, and that very seeing is transformation. Continue reading

Great Mother Questions

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“WHAT ON EARTH HAVE YOU DONE?” This is one of the great Mother Questions. The second great question mothers ask is the theological one: “WHAT IN THE NAME OF GOD ARE YOU DOING?” Another Mother Question anticipates the future: “AND WHAT WILL YOU THINK OF NEXT?” (My father rolled all these questions into one—only the tone changed: “WHAT THE HELL . . . ?”) Children know these questions have no reasonable answers. Any child who has half a brain will go mute or mumble, “Nothing. Nothing.” Or resort to pity-invoking sobs that plead innocence, ignorance, and helplessness: “I don’t know (snork) I don’t know (snork) . . .” And the child is telling the truth. Most of the time a kid doesn’t think about what he’s doing, or why. This is the privilege of childhood………

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Book Recommendation – What is Meditation? by Osho

What is Meditation? by [Osho Media International]WHAT IS MEDITATION?
The question is answered here in 38 ways — irreverent, provocative, insightful, profound. Those who have avoided meditation because it seems too serious and holy might enjoy discovering it can be “Fun.” The resolutely secular can entertain the notion that it’s “Scientific” and an “Experiment.” And the skeptical might even be persuaded that it’s “Cool.” Whatever category you fall into, here’s an opportunity to loosen the bindings of your preconceived notions of what meditation is, and begin to approach it with more playfulness and joy.

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