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Monday Morning Musings

Saturday evening the heavens presented a glorious full moon in Leo.  Today Mercury goes direct, coming out of 2016’s first retrograde.  I am inspired to share some kernel of wisdom quotes and invite you to muse along with me this week.

“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”

~Thor Heyerdahl

“You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think.”

~Milton Berle

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.”

~Thomas Sowell

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”

~Terry Pratchett

“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”

~Isaac Asimov

Enjoy your week!

 

 

Seeds

While perusing my latest gardening book, exploring seed catalogs and admiring the beauty of the new bearded iris hybrid, Ninja Warrior, I was led to reflect upon seeds in a spiritual sense.

We plant seeds everyday; inside our hearts and minds, and outside, in the hearts and minds of others.  Seeds are hearty, and will take root in the most hostile of environments; and will bountifully flourish in fertile soils.  If a seed  planted inside in a pot of low self-esteem and unworthiness, is watered and fertilized regularly, it will bear abundant fruits of low self-esteem and unworthiness.  Likewise guilt, bitterness, anger, and hopelessness.

Seeds planted in pots of love, faith, charity, dreams, and graciousness, will put forth fruits of love, charity, manifest dreams, and grace.  The same is true for the seeds  planted in the outer world.  What is sown is what is reaped.

This quote by Sharon Salzberg expresses this action beautifully:

“Things don’t just happen in this world of arising and passing away.  We don’t live in some kind of crazy accidental universe.  Things happen according to certain laws, laws of nature.  Laws such as the law of karma, which teaches us that as a certain seed gets planted, so will that fruit be.”

This is the perfect time of year to review your seed catalog and determine what you will plant in your garden of life.

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Intuition

Everyone has it.  I love my intuition.  After years of trying to run away from this gift, I am now quite comfortably settled into a excellent rapport.  I have  learned not just to listen to the voice of intuition, but just as importantly, to trust the message.   I really resonate with the quotes below, and want to share them with you today.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

~Albert Einstein

“It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea.  I work with it and rely on it.  It’s my partner.”

~Jonas Salk

I invite you this week to reflect on your relationship with your intuition.

 

 

A New Year

I found this quote by Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, a wonderful follow up on last week’s post.  I invite you to relish and enjoy her words of wisdom.

“New Year’s Day.  A fresh start.  A new chapter in life waiting to be written.  New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.  Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.  Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand.  Only dreams give birth to change.”

Happy New Year!