Ruminating On Rumi

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.

~ M. Rumi

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happiness is...

Remember, way back when, perhaps in the early seventies when it was somewhat of a fad to construct sentences, aphorisms that began with Happiness is... They were on t-shirts and posters and cartoons.  Just about everywhere.  Question is, were we generally happier back then?  Answer in one way, not definitive or absolute, may simply be that we were younger and there was less to worry about.  Us tail end of the baby boomers, generally didn’t have children or huge debts to be concerned about. Yes, there was the Vietnam war but it was over there and very vocal student demonstrations and protests showed us how the mass media and a great group of loudly committed folks could put an end to war, at least that one. 

Now, well we’ve got Facebook and Twitter, are they as effective in creating social change? Perhaps, more people are aware of more injustices. Are those officials we elected to serve us sitting up and noticing the numbers?  More to the point would be are these elected politicians happy with how they serve? Do they take regular integrity checks? Do they really care? I don’t know.  

But, I’ve digressed here.  Happiness.  Happiness. So many questions, is happiness a right?  The world hasn’t always been a happy place, times were tough, people struggled to find sustenance, be safe and most died relatively young. Some parts of the world are still like that. Perhaps, the definition of happiness has evolved and changed like everything...

However, I believe, although happiness is an inside job, it also ripples outward. Anger and happiness don’t tend to occupy the same space and time. Really, what exactly is this state called happiness?  For some happiness hinges on the accumulation of stuff and status. For others community grows happiness.  

For me, right now, in this moment, happiness is this. Happiness snuggled closely in the arms of love. Just this. Exactly as it is. There’s nothing I can do or would want to do to make this moment any better then it is. 

Is it my right to be happy?  It’s my choice.  

“Love is but a song we sing. Fear’s the way we die.”
“Come Together”, the Youngbloods, was an anthem of the sixties.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Change ~ All Ways

Even though all is changing all the time. At spring the slowly changing changes quickly become apparent. The plum and cherry trees bursting with pink and white.  At first light and at night, they emanate a shy, yet perceptible fragrance that says spring is here. Yet how often do we really pause to appreciate this moment and know that this too will pass? These two are implicit, the appreciation and the knowing. This moment is not exactly like the last nor will it be like the next.  Perhaps, we are moving so fast in this world, the simple day-to-day, moment to moment changes are not top of mind.  We are often too caught up in what’s going to happen next or what happened before.

Here now, what ‘s happening in this moment? Wind chimes, the voice  of the wind,  sing a gentle lullaby. A gray squirrel forges for whatever outside in the garden. I see him, belly flat against the shingles on the asbestos garage roof, quickly skirting on his journeys. Beautiful crystal ball, rainbow fairies dance around my room as sun’s rays shine through the french doors. Inside, I bring attention to my breath. It is easy and relaxed. Belly rise; belly fall. I still get a whiff of the fragrance of this morning’s incense blended with the scent of beeswax candle. My fingers tap, tap, tapping harmoniously on the keyboard. This moment. Exactly as it is is perfect because it is exactly as it is.  Yet, so often we are distracted away from the present perfect. 

Yesterday morning, already the taste of freshly juiced orange, apple, kiwi, strawberry and ginger juice was on my lips, even before the taste.  In my haste to get from the clean up to the sip up, I knocked the glass off the counter.  I watched it shatter colours of juice and glass shards all over the floor. I lost connection with the moment and found myself looking at a mess. Now, a golden opportunity arose for me.  I could berate myself for being stupid and inattentive. I could be sad about the waste.  Instead, back in the moment, I chose simply to clean up the spill. 

From an accident, an opportunity arose, two actually. Experientially, I learned the value of being in the present moment. And, I also took the opportunity to be kind to myself about this mistake.  Not to get a angry; not to self deprecate.

This incident reminds me of the wonderful Eckhart Tolle quote, “The moment you realize you’re not present, you are.” 

As I ponder, I often reflect on how perception determines the quality and the experience of our life. For as this quote of an undeterminable source says, “We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.” When I wake up feeling hopeful, infused with love, positive, I view and experience the world this way. 

Is there a point to this exploration? The point is a pointer to the simple idea that every thing is always changing and we always have choice about how we perceive these changes. Thus we can change our minds. We can turn sweet into sour. We can choose to come back to this moment fresh and open to what is offered. This. Here. Now. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How To Make A Difference In The World Breath by Breath

Breathe and smile
Breathe and accept a compliment 
Breathe and accept a correction 
Breathe and say thank you
Breathe and really listen
Breathe and offer a hug

Breathe and look deeply into someone's eyes
Breathe and say I'm sorry
Breathe and cry
Breathe and laugh
Breathe and sigh
Breathe when you want to hold your breath
Breathe when the pain feels unbearable
Breathe when you meditate
Breathe when you do yoga
Breathe and count each breath
Breathe in, breathe out, breathe the cycle of life.
Breathe!  Fill up your nostrils! Fill your lungs down to your belly! 
Breathe into every part of your being and remember; 
You have the gift of breath and you are alive!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Now For Something Completely Different

Still sitting still
In Cobble Hill
At a ranch
On a sundeck
In my heart
I am that,
Sun caressing cheeks
I am that,
Wind ruffling hair 
Each fresh breath 
Full & deep
Spacious presence, this moment
I am that,
Fluttering song of wings overhead
I am that,
Occasional croak of spring’s courting
I am that,
Equine snorts and conversation 
I am that,
The roar of humans in flight 
I am that,
Body still; mind quiet; spirit soars
I am

Befriending The Spirit

Perhaps the best definition of spirit, to me, is “who you really are.”  Beyond form, beyond name, beyond definition. We use the words, soul, animating force, energy, GUS (great universal spirit), God, consciousness, qi, prana they are all useful as pointers toward that which is unwordable. If spirit or any of these other nomenclatures feels uncomfortable use whatever word you like or take the opportunity to examine why one word feels better then another.  

Develop a curiosity about your trigger or button. Then maybe you will come back to the idea that they are just words, they are simply signposts to that which is greater then words. But never forget words are just words, not the experience, just pointers to the way.  

As Rumi alluded to, “As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”

We are that, that which breathes this body, the life force that without we are physically life less. Shine your light of awareness inward and all that is comes into focus as one universal “be-ing.”  This is the path that is not a path; this is the journey that is not a journey. 
Making space for spiritual or inner curiosity.  I have found so many wonderful quotes about spirituality and awakening.  Even though they are all quotes they too are pointers to an inner truth of who we truly are.  Who we truly are is so vast that when we try to define it we know we are not that. The truth of ourselves cannot be worded, cannot be found, cannot be lost.  That truth is always in all ways present.  This is it. Knowing that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do.  No thing is a thing fixed or permanent.  

As Buckminster Fuller wrote, “God is a verb.”  

We are all verbs expressing physically that which animates.

A useful way to recognize and befriend the spirit or become acquainted with who we are is to let go of who we think we are or are not.  We may need to give the rationalizing, categorizing, quantifying left side of the brain a task to keep it busy, then delve deep into what is always present by simply being. 

“The only obstacle to realizing the truth of who you are is thinking who you are. It is really that simple.”  ~ Gangaji 

Thoughts will come and go.  Let them.  No need to cling or push away.  Simply being with is the practice of meditation. And it is a practice. Since so much of our life is amassing, labeling, evaluating, that which we believe is outside of us, we have forgotten that all that we perceive as out there is also not out there.  It is only the glasses of our perception and our thinking that makes it appear so. 

Paradoxically, looking outward is also useful, as long as we do not forget that “out there” is only a relative definition created by mind to try and understand. The saying, “I am that, I am,” encourages us to “see/know” that I am that tree, I am those who are sick, those who are healthy, those who are seeking, those who are not, I am all sentient and non-sentient beings. Mother Theresa said so wisely when asked how she could be with those people suffering,I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene; I must wash him and tend to him. I serve because I love Jesus.”

A quote and an anecdote.  There are so many wonderful quotes, signposts if you will, about spirituality. And then there is experience that points. Yesterday hiking up Mount Finlayson and then, slipping on a mossy, slick rock, sliding down, whacking my elbow and ending up with a wet and muddy butt, I glanced over and found a single die. I put it in my pocket. Today, I happened upon this quote by Albert Einstein, God does not play dice with the universe.” He also wrote; 

"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest-a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty.”

The sufi poet Kabir worded,
“Are you looking for me? 
I am in the next seat.
My shoulder is against yours.
you will not find me in the stupas, 
not in Indian shrine rooms, 
nor in synagogues, 
nor in cathedrals:
not in masses, 
nor kirtans, 
not in legs winding around your own neck, 
nor in eating nothing but vegetables.
When you really look for me, 
you will see me instantly —
you will find me in the tiniest house of time.
Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God? 
He is the breath inside the breath.” 

And from Donald Miller;

“I once listened to an Indian on television say that God was in the wind and the water, and I wondered at how beautiful that was because it meant you could swim in Him or have Him brush your face in a breeze.” 
~ Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz. Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality 

Where and how do we befriend spirit?  In the silent place of our heart, on a noisy street, in the eyes looking out of the mirror at us, in the laughter of a child, in the cry of a stranger.  Can we embrace “all this” from a place of “not knowing” that we are all-in-one?  Not strangers bumping into each other on a lonely planet.  

We are here to discover ourselves in each other.

“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” 
~ Joseph Campbell

 Please listen to Kirtana's song, a gift, "Who You Really Are".

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Befriending Your Mind

What is befriending your mind?  It is in a compassionate way overcoming a limited view of self. Why would we want to do that? I believe that to honour and love self as a whole means befriending the mind/body/spirit connection. 
Through this awareness we tap into our innate compassion, self-care and who we truly are, the physical manifestation of consciousness. For the most part we can enjoy living life and even find the positive in navigating life’s challenges. Even the language we use can effect our perception of the world. A challenge enriches us, it implies that we have choice and the opportunity to change. A deterministic view of the world leads us to believe there is little we can do.

Dr Joe Dispenza defines, “The brain is an organ with around 100 billion neurons, and each neuron is like a computer. The mind is the brain in action.”         Let us explore the workings and playings of our brain/mind in relation to this whole self. 

We are far greater then what our mind would have us believe.  Still, this most amazing versatile sense organ is just a tool. I believe that if you let the tool rule then you become the fool. How can this be so?  Let me illustrate this with a very simple example.  I’m sure every one of us knows at least one person who believes the world is a scary place and that people can’t be trusted.  Lo and behold, most of their life experiences reinforce this. The world mirrors back to them exactly what they believe they will experience. So this deep seated belief of lack of kindness become the glasses of how the world is perceived.  I think of perception as our filter of past experiences and conditionings that shape our acquaintance with the present. 

The brain is a complex recording and playback machine. It is a very efficient sense organ that records experiences as memories. The left side of the brain handles organization and logic. Through neurons which are micro computers, it  systematically catalogues, categorizes and codes. When similiar situations arise those memories surface through our behaviour, beliefs and relationships.  If we believe all that we think and let this playback system run of its own accord, we think that’s who we are.   

Once we realize that our mind is in service of us and not us to it we can begin breaking habit patterns that keep us feeling small and scared and powerless.   Dr Joe Dispenza writes that , “Your past shortfalls can be traced at their root, to one major oversight: you haven’t committed yourself to living by the truth that your thoughts have consequences so great that they create your reality.” He suggests that we can “literally roll up a whole set of automatic attitudes, thoughts and actions , unlearning an old aspect of self and relearning a new aspect of self”

Dr Dispenza’s  book “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself ~ How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One” brings our attention to the amazing plasticity of the brain. And the awesome ability we have to change our mind.

I think therefore I am thinking.  I am using the tool we call the brain/mind.  That is, perhaps, the most important thing to remember about “mind.”  The brain is a tool, the workings of the mind a skill set which when unchecked can behave like a toddler having a temper tantrum, a temperamental teenager, an anxious adult and so on.

From a wonderful article by Joshua BenAvides, based on Dr Joe’s amazing work, Joshua writes:

"The Habit Power Of Thought.

You see, a thought is not ONLY a thought. Your every thought produces a biochemical reaction in the brain. The brain then goes on to send chemical signals  throughout your whole body as messengers of that thought. In other words, thoughts ARE things.

Every thought you have is shaping your brain. What we repeatedly think about and where we shine the light of our focus and attention is what we neurologically become. And with enough repetition of thought and feeling, your thoughts and feelings become tattooed into the wrinkled fabric of your brain which then go on to shape your daily habits and tendencies."

What can we do to break this insidious habit of letting the mind be master?

1) Don’t believe everything you think.
An acronym from the early annals of computing is GIGO. It means “garbage in, garbage out.”  If we program/fill our brain/mind with garbage and we believe it, it is no wonder we behave in and relate to the world in the same way. 

2) Cultivate Consciousness through meditation, yoga, simply being with what is

3) Ask why?  Just say know ~ don’t believe everything you hear, read or are told.  Try it.  See if it works for you

4) Befriend the present moment.  This is where it all happens. 

5) Practice “knowing” that the greater I is truly “I am that, I am .”

Befriend this sometimes spoiled child we call the mind, with love, compassion and awareness. Just say know, ask why, don’t simply believe what you are told, experience it yourself, practice mindfulness, meditation, yoga.  Envision the mind /brain as part of a greater whole, bodymindspirit.  

We are whole-in-one. The practice is waking up to this true "knowing" thought by thought, moment by moment.

Resources to chase up:
Dr Joe Dispenza books, “Evolve Your Mind,” and “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself ~ How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One” 

Dr Jill Bolte-Taylor’s, “My Stroke Of Insight” and this Ted Talk.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Befriending Your Body

Here we are.  Living in our physical home, the body.  Some of us, few, believe it is a temple.  Many of us, think prison. So we escape it by disassociation or by finding fault in our physical abode. 

Why is this so?   Perhaps because we believe in some false measurement of Big Fashion, Big Media and a culture that tells us beauty is on the outside. Created as a tool for objectifying the body, the arbitrary standards for physical beauty blind to true inner beauty. When we measure ourselves to these standards we cannot help but feel bad.  For those who may measure up, the struggle to maintain and the natural process of aging may also deny inner beauty. In 1991, in “The Beauty Myth”, Naomi Wolf wrote  “While we cannot directly affect the images [in media], we can drain them of their power. We can turn away from them and look directly at one another. We can lift ourselves and other women out of the myth.”

Also from “The Beauty Myth” “Is the beauty myth good to men? It hurts them by teaching them how to avoid loving women. It prevents men from actually seeing women. It does not, contrary to its own professed ideology, stimulate and gratify sexual longing. In suggesting a vision in place of a woman, it has a numbing effect, reducing all senses but the visual, and impairing even that.” 

We have been taught that this body is an enemy through conditionings, bad manners and poor behaviour.  Sadly, we believe it to be true.  Perhaps our body is uncomfortable to live in because of physical, emotional or mental trauma. We suffer from our experiences. Maybe our relationship with body has been severed because of sexualized violence. We cannot unthink the happenings that led us to this point. We can however change our perception of our body and its workings. 

Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga can help us reconnect with this body in this moment. As we befriend the body, we start to become curious about the mind/body/spirit connection. This curiousity is where healing begins.

As Kahlil Gibran wrote, “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

Looking out of a body that we are connected to, on all levels, perhaps we can again gaze at the world with child-like wonder. Each moment wonder-filled, each moment an expression of the amazing and awesome privilege of having a body to awaken in. 

“To have a meaningful life, you have to use your body- you can’t experience anything without one- and so your body should be meaningful, too.” ~ Deepak Chopra 

~Wednesday, 1:30-2:30, join me at Ajna Yoga, 2185 Theatre Lane, in the Oak Bay Village for “Befriending The Body.” This yoga class will help to awaken your body/mind connection with mindful movement and breath work, while establishing a loving relationship with your body. Using the principles of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, this class welcomes people living with anxiety, depression, grief, or those healing from trauma. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Thinks I Can Think

I still struggle with the need to do.  The need to accomplish.  Be productive. Be successful. Ok, let me be more succinct, more to the deep truth of what this is about. Full inhale. Low slow exhale. It is the need to validate my existence.  There I said it; I red it.

Now my yoga friends will chuckle when I add that yes I have shone the light of awareness on this, I believe, very common issue. However, there is still the niggling of doubt, a lack of self confidence and self awareness. Now, I need to be fair to that aspect of me that is concerned with the relative. From the absolute I trust this too will pass. The journey is the awareness, the opening consciousness, the blinking of consciousness, the questioning, the trusting, the opening a little more.  

This is as it should be. (Because it is.) Note what I just did here, I validated my need to validate. That is exactly my point. This validation is insidious. This is how we are socialized from birth. From the moment we are born even from in utero. Always the first need to know from friends, families and strangers, “is the baby a boy or girl?” With the answer to that first question come implicit and explicit expectations and conditionings. At first it may not be so obvious but then comes the baby shower. What do we have here!!  Pink for girls, blue for boys. Yes, there are some folks who trend to the apparent gender neutral yellows and greens.  My questions still are, when did and why is color a gender identifier? Okay, I’ve slightly meandered here but I think you get my drift.  Socially and culturally we are reminded that we are not good enough as we are. We are taught, conditioned to need to strive for a measurable identity by status, education, knowledge, what we have, who we know.  

It is the human affliction of “human doing vs human being”. As “human doings” we become a measurable commodity.  When we really believe our worth is measured by our doing then it is not an easy stretch to the belief that our doing can be measured by our having.  The greatest asset, dare I say it, for being the perfect consumer, a “human having”. As I wander through this mental exploration it gets bigger and bigger. Our language enforces this.  The biggest single word culprit, I believe, is the word success.  It is as an insidious as the word terrorist and equally indefinable.  It is a word that we misuse and abuse. It is used to make others feel less than, to exclude, to bully, it is a carrot stick that is always just out of reach. 

Perhaps, the socialized need to do and all the rewards and punishments attached to this, are the crux of unsustainability. All the Bigs, Big Pharma, Big Education, Big Religion, Big Oil, Big Politics through Big Media encourage us that if a little is good then more is better. The Bigs are enablers of debt, not only Monetary Debt but Emotional Debt, Spiritual Debt, Education Debt, Environmental Debt and destruction and so on. An indebted society is malleable, suggestible. Like vampires the Bigs feed off our low levels of self esteem. When we believe we don’t have enough which translates into we aren’t good enough it manifests into behaviour that secures our indebtedness. To believe “having” will make us happy is a lie.  It is so far from the truth of who you are which cannot be measured by stuff or knowledge.  

There is a tangible way to say enough is enough. Stop mindless consuming. Be mindful of what you buy and who you buy from. Place the welfare of people, animals and the environment over the need to have. Take responsibility for how you spend your money. Demand the truth about what we eat and wear and use. Demand to know where these things come from and what goes into the soil or the production of these necessities. Deny profits to offending corporations. 

In one way, we take control of our actions, this on a relative level.  We can ask ourselves does having wealth or stuff really make us a better, kinder person? Does not having hoards of material goods make us an unkind person? But from an absolute level we also must remember to let go.  To let go and know that in the letting go what will unfold will. It is a practice. It is about trust. It is about beginning to let go of the notion that we are separate individuals bumping into each other on a lonely planet. 

Embrace the “knowing” that we are consciousness manifest.  Our greatness is immeasurable. Our value is because we are not because of what we do. Practice remembering this.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Yoga, For The Love Of It

Meditation and asanas are a call to curiosity, a beckoning to explore through movement and stillness the presence that animates these bodies. Who we truly are is always present, through practice we are invited to come home to the “knowing” of it. Stepping on the mat, stepping off the mat, practice ripples. All ways a letting go and a gathering in. Always an invitation to “know” that I am not living a life, I am life; I am not doing yoga, I am yoga. 

The asanas honour this physical temple where “I am” temporarily resides.   They are an experiential invitation to come home to this present moment, this body, this breath, this spirit, this mind.  Like breath that which invites us inward invariably echoes outward, with no separation only a flow that is our natural birth right.

Practicing the asanas with beginner’s mind and the knowing that less is more, I learn to let go in an organic way unfolding like the frond of a fern. In the trust of letting go, in body, mind and spirit, in allowing there is a sense of being practiced, being breathed.   

Paradoxically with the letting go, there is a gathering in, a centering that through trust and presence evolves naturally. Really being present with no where to go, no thing to do is the gateway to allowing the asanas to express through the body. It is a give and take that although it sounds separate when spoken or written is as fluid as the ocean expressing itself in waves yet always still the ocean.  Always a pointer to true you.

This movement is as natural as the breath, a smooth flowing from inhalation through still point or turning of the breath to exhalation to still point to inhalation. Harmony between entering in the asana, holding it and then coming out of it. Again the natural stream of consciousness expresses self. Like the inhale, exhale and still point of breath the wholly, holy three, each equally as important as the next, not separate but a synergetic dance of continuity.   

Practicing asana is a calling to turn inward.  To mindfully bring breath, body position, state of mind, opening of heart and spirit into equanimity.  A spaciousness that plays the body like a stringed instrument where the tuning is harmonious. 

Asanas are a physical expression of meditation, they are an experiential way of falling in love with the moment exactly as it is. It is a relationship that grows with trust, that what unfolds, what reveals, what falls away is as it should be.

I love yoga.  Yoga loves me. Yoga is love.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Choose Love!

To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your handAnd eternity in an hour.
William Blake

I have always said just say know but now I would like to expand this.  Just say know and then say no.  What do I mean by this?  I mean first we need to wake up to what we call reality.  Think about it. It’s absolutely ludicrous.  Michael Ellener sums it up nicely, “Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”

Really, stop and look at us.  Look at how we behave on a planet where 10% of the world’s adult population owns 90% of the wealth.  There is more then enough on this planet so that every person can be more then adequately fed, clothed and housed. And, dare I say, live a creative, fulfilling life that goes beyond the simple struggle to survive.

Why does this happen?  To me it seems because we are so enticed and hypnotized by the trappings of stuff and knowledge that we ignore what the heart says. Our perception is manipulated by systems such as Big Politics, Big Pharma, Big Agriculture, Big Media, Big Education dictating to us how we should live life. 

We have been told and taught that life has a start line and a finish line with the carrot of something we call success being dangled just out of reach. But we never do get there because there is no where to get.  We are only told there is somewhere to go, something to get.  

So who or what has perpetrated this insanity? We.  We have allowed ourselves to be brainwashed into believing that we are not infinite consciousness that our worth or value is in what we attain or what we know.  We elect our government to do the will of the people and then we are led around by the noses for the benefit of the few. The few who are actually us.  

What if what we believe is reality is only virtual reality?  Reality is electrical signals decoded by the brain. How we interpret these signals through the perception of our societal learning is how the world appears.  If we are brainwashed to believe this is all there really is we forget that we are infinite consciousness having the experience of this reality. 

Albert Einstein wrote, “Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one.”

Bill Hicks confirms this, “All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration and that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There’s no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and you are the imagination of yourself”

We are all one.  So let us dance ourselves back into consciousness into heart “knowing.” Let us say no to division of ourselves by false belief of race, colour, sexual orientation, religion, creed, spirituality, nationalism. When we divide and believe in separation we allow ourselves to be manipulated by those who see us as fodder for war, the false illusion of economy, the disease of mindless consumerism. Let us peace ourselves out of war. Let us share what we have. We are all in this together.

I am the only one who can change my mind.  And, you and you and you.  Embrace the mind with the heart.  Infuse how we behave with love and the vastness of our potential. Have a change of heart!  

Express yourself as one consciousness. We are infinite, all-knowing, creative, transcendent  consciousness.  Whole-in-one. We are LOVE. Choose love.