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Ease, Joy and Glory

June 10, 2016 — 10 Comments

The first time I heard the mantra of Access, I wanted to KILL!

There was this small ad in the local paper that read: “All of Life Comes To Me with Ease and Joy and Glory. Call Shannon”

I just wanted to tear the newspaper apart — Ease, Joy and Glory!?!? My life seemed to be everything BUT that. Argh!

Anyhow, I had learned that when I resisted something that much, there was always a possibility for greater beyond it.

So I did call. And that was the start of a journey that has changed my whole life…

Here is the thing: Along the way, I seemed to have forgotten how powerful that mantra really is.

Would you be willing to come along to Santa Barbara and let yourself be re-introduced to these 12 words?

Please know, the three first words are crucial: All. Of. Life. 

EVERYTHING — the good, the bad, and the ugly — comes to us with ease and joy and glory.

Therein lies the secret.

Therein lies the peace.

All of Life Comes To Me with Ease and Joy and Glory.

Dain

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How much of your life have you spent at war with your body? Is it a source of joy for you? Or is it a source of wrongness? What if you have a different choice? What if it is actually your choice that can change it?  In a recent article featured on CNN.com, a hospice chaplain talks about what people dying say they will regret the most … and it might surprise you and invite you to choose something different with your body, while you’re here with it!

What do people in their final days report regretting the most? The time they spent hating their bodies, abusing it or not appreciating it.

“Either way, the result of the messages is the same: They lived their lives thinking their bodies were something to tolerate at best, something to criticize, to despise, at worst — a problem they could never correct.

Too often, it’s only as a patient realizes that he or she will lose their body that they finally appreciate how truly wonderful it is.

“I am going to miss this body so much,” a different patient, many decades younger, told me.

She held her hands up in the dim light that seeped through the sunshade on the window. She stared at them as though she had never seen them before.”

How much gratitude for your body would you be willing to have today? What if you lived every day from a space of wonderment for the gift that being in a body is?

“It isn’t just health that they wish they had appreciated. It’s the very experience of being in a body, something you likely take for granted until faced with the reality that you won’t have a body soon. No matter what you believe happens after death, be it an afterlife, reincarnation or nothing at all, the fact remains: You will no longer be able to experience this world in this body, ever again.”

If today were the last day you had with your body, what would you choose?

Read the full article here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/16/health/dying-regret-body-hate/index.html

Having Someone’s Back

April 18, 2014 — 4 Comments

What does it mean to have someones back? I’ve been exploring this a lot lately, in my own life…

I am so blessed with having people around me that truly has my back. It it is one of the greatest gifts and miracles of my living. The awe I have for what can open up when someone has your back, grows every single day.

So what does it mean?

Well, when someone has your back, they don’t require or expect you to be perfect. They’re present with you whatever you choose in those ten seconds. The good, the bad and the ugly. All of it.

People that truly have your back recognize the greatness of you even during the moments you’re not willing to know or choose it.

And that, my friends, creates the space that allows YOU to see it again and choose it and be it again.

In that moment, the world changes.

What if you were willing to be that for someone today?

What if you were even willing to be that for … you?

– Dain

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.

– Dalai Lama