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The Eight Winds: Let Them Blow On By

"Worthy persons deserve to be called so because they are not carried away by the eight winds: prosperity, decline, disgrace, honor, praise, censure, suffering, and pleasure. They are neither elated by prosperity nor grieved by decline. The heavenly gods will surely protect one who is unbending before the eight winds. But if you nurse an unreasonable grudge against your lord, they will not protect ... Read the Post

The “eight winds” are eight influences that agitate and inflame the human heart and mind. They consist of four favorable circumstances (prosperity, honor, praise, and pleasure) and four setbacks (decline, disgrace, censure, and suffering). Their contents are roughly as follows:

Mastering Your Thoughts in a world of Illusion

Why are we here?  What is is all for?  What is my purpose?  If you find yourself asking these questions, you are not alone. I have often asked myself this very question causing me to have suffered through extreme bouts of anxiety and depression focusing on it.  Sometimes the very thought can bring me to a state of panic. Where do we go when we die?  Is there an afterlife?  Purgatory? Hell? ... Read the Post

Our thoughts create this reality that we live it, and we play it out, similar to what actors do on a stage.  We continue to play out these dramas in order for our souls to learn and grow, to remember that love is the only thing that is real.  The idea that we are not separate (ego) but rather part of this amazing, loving kindness that is present in all of creation."

Darkness to Light

Back in June of 2017 I found myself in one of the most devastating places of my life.  Abandoned by my father for the second time in my life, my entire world got flipped upside down.  The rug had been pulled out from under me and my family and it would seem that we were left to drown. It has always been the darkest moments for me that lead me to rise to the very best of occasions.  I have never ... Read the Post

"Where there was sadness, there will be joy.  Where there was loss, there will be abundance.  Where there was fear, there will be love.  Where there was darkness, there will be light."