Tag Archives: Tao

Soulbyte for Tuesday August 6, 2019

Stay contained, calmly attentive within the self no matter what happens outside of the self. Though many changes occur, the best course of action is that which appeals to the heart. For in volatile times as well as calm the heart knows how to proceed. The heart knows what to do and how to do it. Be led by your heart in all circumstances. In containment, connect to and listen to your heart and follow its lead. From a place of heart centered calmness let right action spring.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck’s Place: Right Attitude

Waking up to the news of the world today, the synchronicity that presented itself was this quote from THE MOTHER.*

“If, in the presence of circumstances that are about to take place, you can take the highest attitude possible—that is, if you put your consciousness in contact with the highest consciousness within reach, you can be absolutely sure that in that case it is the best that can happen to you. But as soon as you fall from this consciousness into a lower state, then it is evidently not the best that can happen, for the simple reason that you are not in your very best consciousness. I even go so far as to affirm that in the zone of immediate influence of each one, the right attitude not only has the power to turn every circumstance to advantage but can change the circumstance itself. For instance, when a man comes to kill you, if you remain in the ordinary consciousness and get frightened out of your wits, he will most probably succeed in doing what he came for; if you rise a little higher and though full of fear call for the divine help he may just miss you, doing you a slight injury; if, however, you have the right attitude and the full consciousness of the divine presence everywhere around you, he will not be able to lift even a finger against you…”

“I have had innumerable examples of the power of right attitude. I have seen crowds saved from catastrophes by one single person keeping the right attitude. But it must be an attitude that does not remain somewhere very high and leaves the body to its usual reactions. If you remain high up like that, saying, ‘Let God’s will be done,’ you may get killed all the same. For your body may be quite undivine, shivering with fear: the thing is to hold the true consciousness in the body itself and not have the least fear and be full of the divine peace. Then indeed there is no danger. Not only can attacks of men be warded off, but beasts also and even the elements can be affected.”

Be so empowered,

Chuck & Jan

*Taken from the book POWERS WITHIN, Selections from the Works of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, pp. 65-66

Soulbyte for Friday July 26, 2019

For a moment be calm. For a moment be quiet. For a moment be still. Breathe. And then breathe again. Take another breath and remind yourself that you are enough, that you have within you the strength, the knowledge, and the wisdom of all your experiences to guide you. In calmness take possession of all that you are and in calmness be okay with who you are. For this moment you are fine. In this moment of calming breath you are perfect. Breathe and be calm. For this moment that is enough.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday July 18, 2019

Don’t jump the gun. Practice patience throughout the day. Hold back what seeks to burst out of you until you are sure it is right. Sometimes a moment’s pause is all that is needed to thwart a lifetime of pain. Sometimes a few extra breaths are the answer to a moment of panic or anxiety. Sometimes just sitting still is the best solution to an urge to get up and run. In quiet patient waiting, things become clearer, things change, and a new perspective has the opportunity to reveal itself. Take a moment. Breathe. And then breathe again. Then decide a course of action. In patient waiting, let your heart decide.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Tuesday July 16, 2019

Share the bounty. The desire for more, to accumulate merely to own, leads to imbalance. Instead, seek balance and modesty. Become a steward of the small and doable rather than seeking to possess for possession’s sake alone. There is no need for more than you can handle. In humble living comes satisfaction. In caring for little arrives abundance of pleasure. In having only what you need comes the energy to steward properly and with delight. Seek balance in everything you strive for, and maintain your little plot of the world, your place in it, so that all may enjoy the same pleasures as you yourself seek. To be in the Tao is to be right with everything, no matter the circumstances. Strive for that, to be right with what is, in each moment. And live with loving kindness for all beings in your heart. That is how to experience true joy and contentment.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne