Thursday, October 27, 2011

Presence - The Stillness Within

We are all creating our lives, moment to moment in this world. We can choose the moments and how to spend them; in peace and stillness or chaos. Research has determined that we are generally only using 7% of our time to create in the present moment, the rest of the time is spent in the past or wondering about the future.

When we are in the past we are constantly recreating the past experience. When we are in the future we are projecting ourselves into hoping for an experience. Cultivating the presence is the key to living a full and peaceful life. It is the only place we can grow productively and move beyond repetitive experiences.

It is in the here and now that you create your life, for you, your loved ones and the world at large. We spend way too much time getting ahead of ourselves or referring to the past that there is very little time for the NOW.

Today, make the change and listen to the NOW that dwells within.

Mary Jane Kasliner

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"

"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"


Something to ponder...How full we all are of our own opinions...

Mary Jane

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Earth's Wisdom

The Earth's Wisdom

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."
~John Lubbock

Sol Duc Falls ~ Olympic National Park 8/11

What a beautiful and profound quotation. The ancient sages learned from their surrounding environment. The mountains, rivers, lakes, valleys, trees, rocks, soil, the moon and sun, stars and planets. All man needs can be obtained from mother earth and father sky. The question remains...How much time are you willing to take out of your busy schedule to spend some time with mother earth and all of her blessings? The answers you seek are waiting for you to discover. Begin with your surrounding environment. Listen to that voice within and I am sure you will discover exactly what is is you are looking for.

Namaste~ Mary Jane Kasliner ~ Feng Shui Master & Certified Yoga Teacher

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dwell in Possibility

Dwell in Possibility

Emily Dickinson's poem "I Dwell in Possibility" is a beautiful way to let us all be guided in life; to love, laugh, and enjoy all that life has to offer.

I dwell in Possibility --
A fairer House than Prose --
More numerous of Windows --
Superior -- for Doors --

Of Chambers as the Cedars --
Impregnable of Eye --
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky --
Of Visitors -- the fairest --
For Occupation -- This --
The spreading wide of narrow Hands
To gather Paradise --

Thursday, October 13, 2011



It becomes easy to look into the scripture with our own eyes, understand the meaning for ourselves, to analyse just what we want, and to understand the truth for ourselves. This is what has to be done. At the same time we must pay all reverence to the ancient sages for their work. They were great, these ancients, but we want to be greater. They did great work in the past, but we must do greater work than they.

In ancient India there were hundreds of Rishis. We (mankind) are millions and have the potential to do great things for this world. Whatever we believe, that we will be. If we believe ourselves to be sages, sages we will be. There is nothing to obstruct us. For if there is one common doctrine that runs through man, is that all glory, power, and purity are within the soul already.

All admit the truth that the power is there - potential or manifest it is there - and the sooner we believe that, the better for mankind. All power is within us; we can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that one is weak. We can do anything and everything without even the guidance of any one. All power is there. Stand up and express the divinity within you!


Mary Jane ~ Yogi & Feng Shui master

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Peace of Heart

Peace of Heart

When you look out to Siwash Rock in Vancouver, BC it brings peace immediately to your heart. When you silence the mind and open the heart there is a sense of divine influence that takes over.

Silence of mind and heart filled the ancient sages and saints with the wisdom of God. Peace is the secret of long life and good health...

May you have a peaceful mind and heart today.

Mary Jane ~ Yogi & Feng Shui Master

Monday, October 3, 2011

Respect and Honor all Life

Respect and Honor All Life

In order to honor all life you must honor your own life first. How do you honor your life?

Do you take time to meditate?

Do you take time to practice yoga or another form of moving meditation?

Do you choose the right foods to nourish your body?

Do you get enough sleep?

Do you laugh?
Do you know how to relax?

Do you spend time with people you love?

Do you love what you do and do what you love?

The road map to contentment, happiness, peace and happiness begins with self love. How we treat ourselves is how we treat others. So be gentle to self and the rest will unfold on its own. By respecting self you respect others. This is the formula for a peaceful world.

Mary Jane Kasliner - Feng Shui Master & Yogi

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