Just coming off of a trip to Israel, we started thinking about pilgrimage cities of the world. While most people take a pilgrimage for religious reasons, pilgrimage cities are interesting to all travelers. Most have layers of history. There is much to see and learn about in all of them.
When asking for help, it’s important to realize yourself as fully worthy of Angelic assistance. Angels work with everyone regardless of personal histories and beliefs. Angels are infinite and omnipresent – your request does not diminish them in anyway nor does it affect their ability to help the rest of us at the same time. They exist beyond our experience of time and space and respond to everyone with complete unconditional love.
Wikipedia defines silence as a relative or total lack of sound. “An environment with sound below 20 decibels is considered silent”, it further explains. Silence has been viewed and used by people in different ways. For the Western Apaches, they used silence during times of uncertainty or anger. They are silent because they want to observe and anticipate the other party’s next action.
When Lou returns from Brazil, he has a different attitude about life. He realizes that he has lost his connection with the environment and animals that he had as a child in his native born Holland. To change this, he begins to approach work differently; he takes up the study of mindfulness baltimore, and meets a completely different kind of girl. All the while he is trying to find the meanings of his life mission that his spiritual guides referred to.
How do I know if I have not lived through out the centuries? Simple, its wisdom that should be your teacher and the studies of past civilizations and religions and ways of life will all tell you the same thing. Those that have walked the earth before us and were wiser than us, IE: Buddha, Jesus etc. just o name a few. Their teachings can tell you that truth. Reaching a state of Zen in your own life is not as far away as you may think.
He continued by suggesting to the crowd of meditators that perhaps this was a good time for him to practice stillness. In other words, to not move so the rustling sound did not continue.
It is okay to let go of suffering. Forgiveness does not mean the painful act is condoned or absolved. It does allow for an emotional purging, a letting go of the ongoing feelings of being hurt, the all-consuming bad thoughts aimed outward at something or someone, and the self-pity from thinking we are victims. Forgiveness helps us let go.