An Incessant “why?” is Self-Bullying

Incessantly asking why can evolve into unhealthy bullying that can lead to unnecessary guilt, confusion, and fragmented thoughts. Why is not as important as “what?” From what space am I going to meet the innumerable challenges of life both inner and outer? Will it be from a space of arresting every thought and emotion and throwing them in some sort of ideological prison? Or can I allow for the ebb and flow of my humanity without pulling out the bully stick.

-Atreya Thomas

Taking Care of Yourself

Take time to release responsibility for the quality of your thoughts. Let them be; let them come, and let them go on their own volition. Do not judge and micromanage your humanity. There is pain, pleasure, and everything in between. Self realization does not mean the absence of this spectrum of human experience, but rather a surrender so profound that our humanity is allowed to seamlessly merge with our divinity.

-Atreya Thomas

To Love is to Die

One cannot know love while under the weight of self-centered opinions, demands, fears, desires, and partialities. One must willingly forfeit this super structure of the exclusive “me;” whose main vision is self-preservation through the manipulation of the outer and inner environment. It is in the deliberate sacrifice of this impulse, that enough space opens up for the flower of love to blossom whose perfume is Grace; which permeates and makes straight the dysfunctions of our life.

-Atreya Thomas

Draw the Nectar From the Life Around You

Whatever form life may be taking around you whether internally as thoughts and emotions or externally as sense experience, draw the divine nectar from them by remaining still without grasping. You will begin to see that though on the surface life may appear harsh; within all things is the yolk of eternity that allows for the personal connection with God in spite of the superficial form.

-Atreya Thomas