Tuesday, November 30, 2010


The deeper the self-realization
of a man, the more he influences
the whole universe by his subtle
spiritual vibrations.

~Paramhansa Yogananda
Autobiography of a Yogi

I do not wish to do; I wish to be.  I do not wish to instruct, I wish to radiate.  It is only be teaching myself first, by offering and accepting myself what I wish to give, that I may have any hope of truly connecting with any other being.

(For those concerned, please know I realize the pronoun in this quote.  Take it as he/his.  Take it as she/hers.  Take it as You/your.  Ultimately, words are vehicles for the message - do not be concerned about make of the car; be concerned whether it can take you to your destination.  Even then, train yourself to be grateful for the car but not reliant upon it - we should be strong enough to walk.)


  1. I love this: being not doing; radiating not instructing; self acceptance as the key to connection. So much truth and light radiating through these words, Lisa. Thank you!

  2. I also love that idea- radiating, not teaching. THANK YOU for that articulation because it's exactly the guidance I have been waiting for. I feel guided to share some of my ideas and inspiration, lately, but I didn't feel the strong desire to "teach". Thank you for reminding me that if I explore and experience and simply share the process with others, it is EXACTLY what I *need* to be doing. Thank you, thank you, thank you for that insight (having an "a-ha!" moment over here!!)

  3. I love your disclaimer at the end:) Girl, you ROCK!

  4. These are truly beautiful and strong and self-empowering words. I can feel the "glow" from them. Let's radiate together! Theresa :)