7:00am sunrise from Modjeska Place in Mar Vista

Each of us is equipped to make a “come what may” commitment of unconditional surrender. What are we surrendering to? The divine impulse living right within the midst of our psychological fragility, personality quirks, and unresolved issues.    …Michael Bernard Beckwith

Each of us is equipped to make a “come what may” commitment of unconditional surrender. What are we surrendering to? The divine impulse living right within the midst of our psychological fragility, personality quirks, and unresolved issues.    …Michael Bernard Beckwith

7:00am sunrise over Starbucks parking lot in Culver City

Surrender is the bold stance of the spiritual warrior because what we are surrendering to is the next stage of our evolution. As we surrender our all, we create the inner spaciousness for Existence to be seen as it is, and ourselves to be seen as we are: radiant beings who are dynamic by design.   …Michael Bernard Beckwith

Surrender is the bold stance of the spiritual warrior because what we are surrendering to is the next stage of our evolution. As we surrender our all, we create the inner spaciousness for Existence to be seen as it is, and ourselves to be seen as we are: radiant beings who are dynamic by design.   …Michael Bernard Beckwith

7:01am Sunrise at Surfriders Beach and the Malibu Pier

What geniuses do is straightforward enough — they recognize their gifts, and then they fully and completely embrace their craft. This is the province of true creative genius, a place of no boundaries, no restraints, and no taboos.   …Suzanne Falter-Barns

What geniuses do is straightforward enough — they recognize their gifts, and then they fully and completely embrace their craft. This is the province of true creative genius, a place of no boundaries, no restraints, and no taboos.   …Suzanne Falter-Barns

6:56am sunrise from Modjeska Place in Mar Vista

A compassionate city is an uncomfortable city!  A city that is uncomfortable when anyone is homeless or hungry.  Uncomfortable if every child isn’t loved and given rich opportunities to grow and thrive.  Uncomfortable when any group anywhere in the world is marginalized or oppressed.   Uncomfortable when as a community we don’t treat our neighbors as we would wish to be treated.   ….Karen Armstrong

A compassionate city is an uncomfortable city!  A city that is uncomfortable when anyone is homeless or hungry.  Uncomfortable if every child isn’t loved and given rich opportunities to grow and thrive.  Uncomfortable when any group anywhere in the world is marginalized or oppressed.   Uncomfortable when as a community we don’t treat our neighbors as we would wish to be treated.   ….Karen Armstrong

6:55am sunrise at home on 59th Place in LA

Often, we try to run away from feeling. And, as we avoid feeling—in a kind of “spiritual bypass”—we cannot plunge into oceanic Oneness. We get stuck between the surface and the deep and can’t touch the Divine Depths. What we really need to do is to feel so deeply that we reach the Universal. To know the wholeness that is beneath our experience of brokenness. To see the pearl caressing the grain of sand.   …Jane Bolton

Often, we try to run away from feeling. And, as we avoid feeling—in a kind of “spiritual bypass”—we cannot plunge into oceanic Oneness. We get stuck between the surface and the deep and can’t touch the Divine Depths. What we really need to do is to feel so deeply that we reach the Universal. To know the wholeness that is beneath our experience of brokenness. To see the pearl caressing the grain of sand.   …Jane Bolton

6:54am sunrise on 59th Street in LA

  You might be in casual conversation and people will tell you how bad life is. How it will be getting worse.  And you will be standing and nodding in agreement,  eventually wondering why your life is full of potholes and disappointments. …Nancy Zala

 

You might be in casual conversation and people will tell you how bad life is. How it will be getting worse.  And you will be standing and nodding in agreement,  eventually wondering why your life is full of potholes and disappointments. …Nancy Zala

6:51am from 59th Place in LA

When you let go of trying to get more of what you don’t really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have.  When you make a difference with what you have, it expands.  …Lynne Twist

When you let go of trying to get more of what you don’t really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have.  When you make a difference with what you have, it expands.  …Lynne Twist

6:50 am sunrise from 59th Place in LA

One of the most illuminating truths which mysticism has revealed is that there is no ultimate reality to evil. No devil, no damnation outside of one’s state of thought, no punishment outside of that self-inflicted through ignorance, and no salvation outside of conscious cooperation with the infinite.  Consequently, they have taught that the answer to every problem is in man’s own consciousness.    … Ernest Holmes

One of the most illuminating truths which mysticism has revealed is that there is no ultimate reality to evil. No devil, no damnation outside of one’s state of thought, no punishment outside of that self-inflicted through ignorance, and no salvation outside of conscious cooperation with the infinite.  Consequently, they have taught that the answer to every problem is in man’s own consciousness.    … Ernest Holmes