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In the Shadow of the Beloved


Re-Wiring Your Brain for Happiness

Is it a myth? Or is it truly possible? Studies suggest that meditation can make you happier and less stressed. Mediation can make you more focused. The brain in fact can be re-wired for happiness. And after all, isn’t happiness what we all want? Doesn’t it make sense to spend a few minutes each morning meditating in a trade-off for a clearer, brighter, more engaged, happier day?

~ Drew


Alert Stillness

Completely accept this moment
When you no longer argue with what is
The compulsion to think lessons
And is replaced by an alert stillness
You’re fully conscious
Yet the mind is not labeling this moment
In any way
This state of inner non resistance
Opens you to the unconditioned consciousness
The is infinitely greater than the human mind

~ Eckard Tolle

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Travelers, it is late.
Life’s sun is going to set.
During these brief days that you have strength,
be quick and spare no effort of your wings.

~ Rumi


Your Own Face

You suppose you are the trouble
But you are the cure
You suppose that you are the lock on the door
But you are the key that opens it
It’s too bad that you want to be someone else
You don’t see your own face, your own beauty
Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.

~ Rumi


Be Grateful

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meaness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whomever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

~ Rumi


In the Shadow of the Beloved

In truth everything and everyone
Is a shadow of the Beloved,
And our seeking is His seeking
And our words are His words…
We search for Him here and there,
while looking right at Him.
Sitting by His side, we ask:
‘O Beloved, where is the Beloved?’

~ Rumi


  1. Hello Andrew. This page looks like a labor of love to maintain. Thanks.

    • Thanks Howard! Love when you stop by. This post was a labor of love. Michele and I use it for inspiration and guided meditation. Can’t wait to do another post with you. Let me know if you want to do another one too. Thanks, warm wishes, Drew (and Michele)

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