There is only one journey

the inward journey

There is only one journey: the journey inward. All else appears as illusion, distraction and fake news.

Along the path opportunities disguised as loss… invite us to walk in silence… uncovering more of who we really are… created in the image and likeness of God, Krishna, Light, Yahweh, One, Elohim, Allah, Jehovah.

All our senses bring the outside in.  The power of self acceptance ripples through the fabric of our lives. Embrace synchronicity.

God is inside not outside.

We really are all walking each other home.

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There is only one journey

You are Invited

“For those who have come to grow, the whole world is a garden.
For those who wish to remain in the dream, the whole world is a stage.
For those who have come to learn, the whole world is a university.
For those who have come to know God, the whole world is a temple.”

-Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, a Sufi Mystic

You are Invited

PEACE

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” ~Albert Einstein

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ~Buddha

“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” ~Jewish Psalm 34

“In the Name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful: Praise be to the Lord of the Universe
who has created us and made us into tribes and nations that we may know each other,
not that we may despise each other.
If the enemy incline towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace, and trust in God,
for the Lord is one that hears and knows all things.
And the servants of God Most Gracious are those who walk on the Earth in humility,
and when we address them, we say, Peace.” ~Islamic Prayer for Peace

“Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.” ~Thomas Merton

“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.” ~Jesus

“Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real.
Oh God, lead us from darkness to light.
Oh God, lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.
Oh Lord God almighty, may there be peace in celestial regions.
May there be peace on earth. May the waters be appeasing.
May herbs be wholesome, and may trees and plants bring peace to all.
May all beneficent beings bring peace to us.
May the Vedic Law propagate peace all through the world.
May all things be a source of peace to us.
And may thy peace itself bestow peace on all and may that peace come to me also. ~Hindu Prayer

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” ~Jesus

“Send Thy peace, O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting, that our souls may radiate peace.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may think, act, and speak harmoniously.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may be contented and thankful for Thy bountiful gifts.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that amidst our worldly strife we may enjoy thy bliss.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may endure all, tolerate all in the thought of thy grace and mercy.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that our lives may become a divine vision, and in Thy light all darkness may vanish.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, our Father and Mother, that we Thy children on earth may all unite in one family.” ~Sufi Prayer

PEACE

Your Invitation

“For those who have come to grow,
the whole world is a garden.

For those who wish to remain in the dream,
the whole world is a stage.

For those who have come to learn,
the whole world is a university.

For those who have come to know God,
the whole world is a temple.”
~Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, a Sufi Mystic

Your Invitation

Letting Go

A Sufi teaching tells of the man who visited a great mystic to find out how to let go of his chains of attachment and his prejudices. Instead of answering him directly, the mystic jumped to his feet and bolted to a nearby pillar, flung his arms around it, grasping the marble surface as he screamed, “Save me from this pillar! Save me from this pillar!”

The man who had asked the question could not believe what he saw. He thought the mystic was mad. The shouting soon brought a crowd of people. “Why are you doing that?” the man asked. “I came to you to ask a spiritual question because I thought you were wise, but obviously you’re crazy. You are holding the pillar, the pillar is not holding you. You can simply let go.”

The mystic let go of the pillar and said to the man, “If you can understand that, you have your answer. Your chains of attachment are not holding you, you are holding them. You can simply let go.” -Dick Sutphen “The Oracle Within”

Letting Go