Friday, September 19, 2008

Awakening Awareness

Taking off with a rocket flower

From Thought for today

Radiate Light

Each one of us is a walking radiator.

Mostly we radiate thoughts and attitudes.
From deep within we radiate our state of being,
and the essential, original and eternal state
of every being is peaceful and loving.

But we block and distort this energy
with our attachments.
Attachments turn
love into fear,
peace into anger
and then
distort our attitudes and
actions towards others.

This is neither relaxing for ourselves,
or for those around us.
Which is why detachment is the secret
to living lightly and lovingly.

To be a radiator that people
come to for real warmth,
what do you need to detach from today?

No one can threaten you.
Only your dependency on a thing,
an idea,
or an opinion
can be threatened.