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LightCasting SpotLight: don Jose Ruiz
Part of the spiritual experience is undoing this domestication and it can take many forms and be called many things: undoing, unbecoming, rewilding, homecoming, liberation, sovereignty.
Complaining as an Act of Suffering
“See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always non acceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.” - Eckhart Tolle
I'm a Positive Person, Now What?
Being a positively charged and positively inclined person doesn't mean you have to be happy all the time or that nothing will go wrong if you just stay positive.
Letting Sisyphus' Rock Roll
The myth of Sisyphus for me represents all the ways we put obstacles in our way or disempower ourselves by telling stories to keep us small, stuck or in the shadows of our own lives.
Turning Projections into Reflections
Spiritual Psychologist Billy Lee Meyers, Jr. defines projection as “what happens to us when we experience out of balance emotional reactions to a person or situation, then blame the person for our reaction.”
Drink Water + Breathe Self-Compassion
We need more people in this world practicing self-compassion, so we can build a more kind, forgiving and empathetic Earth. Each time we practice self-compassion, we teach our own ecosystem how to do it as well. The work we do within ourselves has ripple effects, even when we cannot see them.
Make Peace with Yourself
Making peace with ourselves, starts every minute of every day. We are not perfect beings, we make mistakes and we don’t always love ourselves as we should. Every day we can offer a tiny bit of peace and loving-kindness to ourselves. That peace and loving-kindness is transformative and it can heal the wounds inside of us that we have created.
Play to Your Strengths!
The biggest impact on my career, is finding and working with individuals who excel in areas that are my weakness. In your work life, office politics and power plays can get even the best of us. I’ve found focusing on and embracing other people’s strengths and to not feeling threatened by them gives me more purpose and drive in my job.