July 14, 2008 at 4:05 pm #67808JeannieParticipant
This is from JH’s newsletter Soul Inspriations. I really enjoy reading it each week and always find a nugget of wisdom that touches my soul.
LIVING AS A SOUL IN A PHYSICAL WORLD
Many people who surround themselves with material possessions are under the false illusion that by doing so, it will bring them happiness, fulfillment, and a sense of purpose to their lives. Even when they acquired what they thought were much needed material possessions, they’ll often find themselves asking: “Why do I still feel so empty inside?”
By comparison, people who live a more spiritual life and who work from a soul level realize that there is so much more to this life than the more visible materialistic physical world. I’ve noticed that these people seem to get the bigger picture with a broader perspective, have a richer understanding of life, and a deeper meaning to who they are, what they do, and how they live their lives.
By contrast, if you’re the type of person who continues to seek answers from just the outside world, then I hope by understanding, and working with your soul will confirm that there is true wisdom and guidance that is readily available, which you can find within.
This phenomenal place of unlimited resource is accessible to each and every one of us and once you begin to recognize that, you’ll begin to feel, see, and experience a world that you never thought possible.
This week, here’s one easy exercise you can do even when you don’t have the luxury of lots of time. When you want to experience the feeling of being with your soul, or when you feel you need to slow the pace down when life gets overwhelming and chaotic, simply close your eyes, cross your hands over your heart, breathe deeply and say to yourself: “Find my center.” By doing so, you’ll open the connection with your soul, where you’ll discover that you’re able to let go and
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http://www.hayhouseimages.com/Holland/SubscribeJohnHolland2.htmJuly 19, 2008 at 1:41 pm #122215Pam BKeymaster
I am so grateful for these short but deeply poignant messages from John Holland’s newsletters.
It’s so easy to get tangled up in the tugs and pulls of the outter world, and I think it’s especially hard for us Moms who need to focus so much attention on the “other(s)” in our life who depend on us for physical, emotional and spiritual nourishment. It’s great to have a reminder that there are small yet meaningful ways to remember that we ARE souls, not just a body with a soul inside.
I sometimes think these SMALL moments like John suggests, repeated as frequently as possible have an even bigger impact than some of the “longer and larger” things we think we do, like 1.5 hours in a building once a week, or a weekend retreat that happens once a year or every few years.
Just my 2.9 cents (adjusted for inflation!) :wave:
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