Prayer for healing

“Almighty God, the giver of life and health, send your blessing on friends and all who are sick because of Covid and other illnesses. I pray for healing and comfort for them.

I pray that they and their family find refuge in you in the midst of the pain.

May you continue to give them the strength to keep going. To push through these dark moments and know you are with them every step of the way.

Draw near to them and let them feel your presence. I the name of Jesus, I pray.

Amen”

You can be successful

Life is strange and often imponderable when reflecting on what makes success and failure find their roots in simple experiences. The most typical reason people fail is that they left or give up when faced with temporary defeat. Believe it or not that probably many people are guilty of this mistake at one time or another.

Even though many people can analyze the mistake and found the lesson taught in each, respectively, they still fall into the same mistake repeatedly. What is the problem then? What is the secret that leads to success and achievement, that turns defeat into a stepping stone to opportunity?

Probably one of the answers is to explore the underlying old pattern belief systems that already tainted, such as “I am not good enough,” “I am not capable,” or “I am a failure,” etc. Then, learning to notice that achievement or successful life begins with a state of mind and a well-defined purpose. The further question becomes: How to nurture that state of mind that will attract success and achievement? Impossible? Not at all!

The amazing part is, as one thinks of his/herself as confident and successful, his/her achievement and accomplishment status will begin to grow. The astounding part is, everything he/she touches will begin to transmute itself into greater achievement and accomplishment that are gratifying and fulfilling. Furthermore, the acts of gratitude that express thankfulness become necessary and significant to nurture.
DR. Rony Kusnadi
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The mastery process to liberate

The seeds of mindfulness can flourish when one has devoted time tirelessly and happily to prepare his/her internal rich soil. One needs to have the confidence to mastery that through certain attitudes and mental qualities, happy life will prevail. The acts of cultivating and nurturing, along with the rhythm of life, are necessary.

In this process, one purposefully is tilling the soil of his/her own mind to shape character. In this mastery process, one perfects clarity and certainty every day. The process becomes the source of compassion and the right actions, replacing the confusion and maligned thoughts. Endurance then becomes the key here to liberate. As the old saying said, “when you learn or/and practice to love your life, life will love you all the way.”
DR. Rony Kusnadi
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Understanding the negative internal process

The thoughts that manifest from the unsafe and unstable sense of self that yearns to be protected produce a deep affliction feeling. This affliction feeling has great tendencies to repeat the irrational fear, sadness, and anxiety — with repetition and compulsions, that internal dynamic became psychological and emotional disorder.

At that state, one will try hard to defend him/herself against the unwanted events and feelings. Furthermore, there will be a strong tendency to hold on to a certain fondness, which is maladaptive. Automatically the mind filters in only to the favorite ones. These conditions easily lead to overwhelming experiences of despair, anxiety, and sadness, as well as compulsions and addictions.
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Bells and Robes

Zen Master Unmon said: “The world is vast and wide. Why do you put on your robes at the sound of a bell?”

There is an old saying that whatever comes in through the gates is foreign. The gates are the senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. If we decide, move, and act by the senses, we obey foreign commands. In response to our environment, we feel pressured, are easily upset, become nervous. This is one of the characteristics of modern life. But if one settles down firmly in one’s inner life, all actions, feelings, and deeds come from deep within. The unenlightened one does things because he must do them; the enlightened one acts because he wants to. Freedom lies in the center of life — Zen Master Unmon points to the center.
[Zen Koans by Venerable Gyomay M. Kubose]

 

Healing…

The realization of the core belief system is a realization of the tributaries. The realization of the tributaries is a realization of the source. Seeing and being mindful of the connecting link between them is the path of healing.
Breathing in, swallowing the whole universe… Breathing out, manifesting the virtues within, proclaiming simple daily healing that everything in life is working out for you…
Breathing in, self-respect and confidence are growing more and more… Breathing out, replacing every negative attachment with self-control, strength, and confidence…
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Universe in a drop of dew

Thoughts left unexpressed.
— like the infinite bridge that unites the earth and heaven
How much I love is as the size of the universe
How much I hope is as endless as the uncharted dreams

Again thoughts left unexpressed.
— the dancing between two becomes one in rhythm
Conceiving and composing happens in the melody
The astonishing part is,
— within the occurring of the impossible and the possible
the mind embraces heart, and hearts espouses the mind
The endless then happening at the moment
With wonder and awe, entirely

Again, thoughts left unexpressed.
— when found the universe in a drop of dew
And a drop of dew is in my soul
— In a surprising way and absolutely incredible!

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Choosing the excellence path

“You should do this.” The vision becomes the reality you deserve!

Envision that your mind and heart desire to transform to be better. The time is ticking louder and faster. You can feel the urgency. Obviously, it is a kind of fantasy if you wait miracle happens to change you.

Hence, you need to understand how much your change is comparable with how much you put into what you learn and then utilize the learning in daily life. Therefore, allow your thought and heart to be mindful of the need and the necessity to change is essential.

As you think about changing for the better, you realize that to change is not enough only to learn. You want to do more. You can almost hear your brain talking that you need to be excellent. The need to commit yourself to master the new patterns of excellence becomes a necessity.

The sign that you are ready is, you get really excited when you think about this. Your mind and heart become one that tells “you should do this.” You can see this matter clearly and certainly. This fact is verified by your approval to decide to be better. You look forward to choosing the excellence path. The vision then becomes the reality you deserve.

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Break the circle of “mediocre”

When we believe we can do something, we implicitly tap into our brain’s resources. We will charge all our internal resources to find a way to support that belief. Therefore the impossible becomes possible. Only when we strongly believe that something is impossible will we automatically not even try thinking of away. We shut out the possibility altogether.

The challenge is that we have been growing up and continuing to live so many ways under certain circumstances. Somehow we already have a certain way of thinking (i.e., dogmas, teachings, subcultures, even painful or traumatic experiences, etc., which become our Map of Reality). We don’t see the other possibilities because we already have the most relevant things in our lives. We are so comfortable with those belief systems.

Unfortunately, many people have never learned or never have guidance on how to direct and re-program the limiting patterns they run. They are not in charge of their brains. Instead, their brains take charge of them. They let their brains go on ‘auto-pilot,’ running average programs that keep limiting their performance. As a result, they will always feel that they can never do things better than they have done. It is simply because they believe it is not within their control or ability.

This is the right time when we all are waiting for the coming year 2021 to reflect on our lives to ask these questions solemnly: “What challenges from the past can you celebrate overcoming? How has life taught you to grow right now? Have you been avoiding out of fear and how fear dictate your daily decisions and actions? Which challenges from the past that you want to celebrate overcoming? What new patterns and habits can you invite into your life?”

When we know the need to seek help, then seek humbly. The path is guiding. Our part is to encompass the calling within. Our capabilities are always more than our own thoughts. There are always more possibilities in front of us than we firmly believe in.
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Merry Christmas: Becoming the splendid possible person

The greatness of becoming a mindful person is acknowledging things that have been given and, with creative imagination, can make the most out of them. The question of “what can I do the most and the best?” becomes compelling to start a wondrous inner journey. Then, with hopeful imagination, one needs to answer this further question: “How to be the splendid possible person?”

Certainly, through this thinking process, one can allow the self to scroll more life direction from the “sacred book” that already alive within. The amazing part is the brain will respond to those questions with excitement and determination. Obviously, the brain tells the heart that “life is too short to be little, it is time to adventure to the best possible.” As a result, with each breath you inhale and exhale, you can articulate those answers in very concrete, simple, daily living joyous ways.

The living wisdom then tells that manhood is not something given to you, but you need to gain. You gain it every day by embracing your own shadows and bring them to the light, exults with respect and love. Your future well-being is in your own hands. The present is where you determine whether or not your future will be happy and joyfully alive.

“Thousands of stars in the night sky glittering. The shepherds sing and dance. Then the air falls to a sudden. They see one falling star. As the wilderness calm and full of wonders, the shepherds’ hearts exults, blaze in all glory. Without too much thinking, they are following the falling star that already awakens their inner guidance to journey to the path to meet the King.”

Merry Christmas!!!
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