We are standing on sacred ground.
Let our hearts take off their shoes
and come bare, trembling with awe,
into the Presence which burns too bright
and too close for ordinary vision.
Only a naked heart can see
that all around us, each clump of grass,
every leaf, twig, stone and flower,
is a blazing torch, incandescent with the one fire which has no name
except “I am”.
And only a naked heart can know it too, is a burning bush,
all of us caught in the one fire,
“we are” burning into “I am,”
brighter than a galaxy of suns.
Words cannot contain the moment;
but let’s take with us the feeling of awe and wonder.
In this sacred place we feel we may never wear shoes again.
In episode 50 of Inside Out Weight Loss (www.personallifemedia.com/iowl), I share two versions of the magic question that can turn your experience around, and start you attracting what you want, instead of what you don’t want. What’s this simple question? Perhaps its obvious, but when we are in the depths of dessert despair, nothing is obvious, except perhaps the location of the chocolate sprinkles.
What is this under-used, under-appreciated question?
What do I want?
Or the deluxe version:
“What do I want instead?” (of the misery I’m in right now)
Pretty simple, right? And pretty amazing in it’s power to transform our experience.
Have you tried it out? If so, post a comment and let us know what you discovered!
I have long loved Marlena Spieler’s “Roving Feast” columns in the San Francisco Chronicle because of her obvious and absolute love of food. She plays in it. She frolicks in it. She lives it and loves it, and, to the joy of her readers, she writes about it. I just love hearing passionate people describe their passions. It seems to awaken something magical inside me.
Secretly, I have wondered if Marlena struggles with her weight, simply because her photo/cartoons in the paper show her a little chubby. I wondered what it would mean to her to slim down, given food is not only her life, but also her career.Well, I just got to find out. It seems she has lost about 150 lbs over the last couple of years or so, and she shares her story and slimming tips in a feature article in the paper.I mention this because hers is a terrific story of losing weight while absolutely enjoying food, perhaps, probably, more than now than when she was eating too much of it. Where she may have stuffed, she now savers. Where she may have rushed, she now relaxes and enjoys.
Marlena also shares the ups and downs of her journey, and in the process tells a great story of self-correcting. If she can self-correct and loose weight while she is wined and dined all over the world, then you can too!Here’s the link:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/01/FDQ212O9QU.DTL.