The foundation of embodying our Goal is Silence. All creativity and inspiration flows from and back into the Silence. We must sit in the silence and find rest regularly, the deeper the roots the taller the branches. From here everything else in the path comes.
The View we have of reality sets our course in life, like a rudder on a boat in a long journey, it matters a lot to be specific if you have particular goal. Wisdom is embodied knowledge of what works in life. How others in similar waters have navigated to where we want to go can be communicated by effective teachers. Learning about the territory is important on this journey
And when all is said and done, the abundance of gifts we have overflows into generosity. The deepest fulfillment stems from giving, through a full engagement with the world, by serving the Beings that are right in front of us while maintaining an attitude of continual service to our own balance and clarity. There is not one without the other.
Our deeper nature is Love. Love is that open feeling of connection and total acceptance of reality as it is, as well as an experience of our interconnectedness. In relationship to one another, when we are able to clearly communicate and be vulnerably engaged with healthy boundaries, we experience harmony and mutually beneficial connections that ripple out to deeply nourish our lives and everyone they touch.
With clear intention and recognition of our ability to manifest our experience, we punctuate our lives with ceremony. These bolster and support our intentions, whether they be to heal, enter a new stage in development or deeper practice period, or celebrate a union. Ceremony is as much a part of being Human as our five fingers.
Let us never forget to play, to joyfully connect, laugh until our cheeks hurt, and dance until we forget everything else. Delight is the sheer joy of living this life when we let go of taking everything so seriously. Without a regular experience of delight, life becomes dry and too serious.
It is quintessentially human to create: art, writing, science, music, homes, businesses… We are embodiments of Creation itself, thus it moves through us. Each person has an inherent gift of what to create in this life, the key to fulfilling work is first self discovery, and then seeking the skills of creation to develop mastery.
Our bodies beg to be used, to move regularly. Every tradition has a movement form as a daily practice that integrates moving all levels of the body, physical, breath, attention and energy. When these practices are incorporated into living, an open sense of vitality, availability, adaptability is the result.
The experience of feeling energized and vital, physically and emotionally capable to deal with whatever comes in life is a birthright and an essential piece of a balanced life. If you dont have your health, you cannot open to the fullness of the human potential.
We are embedded in a Universe that is cyclic on all scales, earths rotation is experienced as days, the moon gives us weeks and months, the revolution around our sun gives us the experience of seasons. Within our families, bodies, emotions, and inner growth we cycle through themes and patterns. When we see and align with the cycles we find new strength and harmony in life.