Saturday, June 28, 2008

Are You Walking Your Talk?

“In order to live with integrity, we must stop fragmenting and compartmentalizing our lives.  Telling lies at work and then expecting great truths in meditation is nonsensical.”

                            Sharon Salzberg


I’ve been alternately amused and irritated recently by many people talking about gaining greater personal and even spiritual development through reading a book, talking about it and simultaneously living in direct opposition to what they’re professing to know.

I admire spiritual teacher and author Ms. Salzberg:  she’s enthusiastic about her approach through meditation and stays grounded in the ultimate value of integrity, of living consistent with what we profess to be true.

How about you?  Are you walking your talk?

With love and respect,


Saturday, June 7, 2008

What Will You Say When It Is "Over?"

"When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it's over, I don't want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened or full of argument. I don't want to end up simply having visited this world."

Mary Oliver

Several great writers have expressed something similar to this “looking back from the end of life” quote. I think poet and Professor Mary Oliver says it beautifully.
My friends familiar with Neuro Linguistic Programming will probably react (as I did) to her repeated use of the negative—a definite no in the NLP effective communication world. That said, I still love the quote and hope it is of value to you also.

With love and respect,

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