The InnerStanding #10

Dear friends,

Our LAST RETREAT for 2011 is on super-special at just $770 for all newsletter subscribers!
If you need to recharge before the “silly season” then come and enjoy some sanity at our final retreat for this year – still some vacancies November (28th – 2nd Dec).
To help out we’re offering (this retreat only; and only to subscribers) a payment option of:
– $170 deposit
– $300 payment at the retreat
– just $75 a week for the following 4 weeks

We are closed in December for our own quiet family time – first retreat in January 9th – 13th

Blessings to all,



The InnerStanding #10


Dare to be different!
Rise before dawn and be still as your part of your globe is once more bathed in sunlight.
Sing only happy songs, even when you’re sad….. and when you’re sad, feel the sadness.
Become a vegetarian – but do it only because you want to stop eating your friends!
Eat only when you are hungry: never because your clock says it is time.

Collect new friends, new memories, African violets and Venus flytraps: nurture them all.
Finish one painting a month – even if you “can’t” paint.
Write at least one poem a month – even if you “can’t” write.
Read at least one book a month – make it worthwhile.

Wear brightly coloured clothes and enjoy brightly coloured thoughts.
Refuse to beg forgiveness – ask, instead, for acceptance.
Love everybody: decline the opportunity to hate anyone.
Have a ball.
Enjoy life. Visit lots of people.
Invite them to visit you.

Talk to the trees and plants.
Tell them you love them.
Tell God, too.

Run barefoot through the fields, swim naked in the streams.
Sit behind the watery veil of waterfalls and let the world drift by.
Reject all demands to be “normal” – demand instead to be allowed to be “crazy” (but know that you truly are not).
If the neighbours, in-laws and politicians have gloomy forecasts, ignore them. Stay positive.

Talk to the murmuring river; and listen to what it tells you. Do it.
Don’t speak for a week, say nothing. Learn sign-language.
Go travelling – widen your horizons!
List all your fears in order of terror….and face the worst until it disappears.
Then start again until all your fears are gone.

List all the people you’ve discarded because of hurt, dislike, inertia or intolerance. Record them in order of importance.
Reach out to them once more, this time in love and peace.
Let be what will be.

Start a new hobby, undertake a new course.
Help others whenever you get the chance.
Learn to play the drums or the bagpipes.
Know when to make a lot of noise…..and when to be silent.

Study the Bible, the Qaran, The Bhagavad-Gita and all the holy books which you can find.
Believe none of them; and all of them.

Work at living rather than live at working.
Insist on being happy, without having to pay for it.
Reveal who you be unto yourself.
Live truthfully.

And above all else, give thanks to God each day for being able to do these things every day of your life.
Peace be within you.



This is one of the most memorable messages I feel I have received. It is so self-evident I offer it to you this week, free of comment.
Have a blessed fortnight, rich with appreciation and gratitude for life!

Blessings and Hugs,



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