Monday, March 24, 2014

Outrageous Love

"The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be." 
~ Dalai Lama

A Quote Gafni Would Celebrate
as another way of saying...Outrageous Love!

Friday, March 21, 2014


"For the ego, Specialness is comparative. 
For Unique Self, Specialness is essential, intrinsic."

from the 10-week Awakening Your Unique Self Course

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Shame is When...

"Shame is when pleasure stops short of infinity."

think about it...feel it...recognize it...
from Dr. Gafni
photo credit: Tbird Luv

Monday, March 17, 2014

In the inner places God cries

Dr. Gafni tells us the story of Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, Rebbe of Piaseczno...
In the inner places God cries… God’s tears are so infinitely powerful… And God feels the infinite pain of the world… And if that tear would but fall in the outer world, the world would be destroyed. So, in an act of infinite love, God holds the divine tears in the inner house, in order to allow the world the possibility of existence.
And the Rebbe of Piaseczno so loved God that he was willing to enter his own destruction, in order to enter the inner house of the Divine to cry with God…
What is God doing when this happens? God is crying. God’s tears are shedding. And how can you believe in a God who cries? How can you believe in a God who doesn’t cry?
And for me, in my life, at times when I couldn’t find the Divine, when I couldn’t find the sacred energy of joy, the energy that I most naturally live in and love, I was able to find the divine tears. And knowing that God is crying, that God’s power is not only infinite, but God’s pain is infinite, that God suffers in our suffering, and in that place of our suffering we can actually find God, because God is suffering with us. And in that finding of God in the depths of suffering, something falls away, and the ultimate sweetness, the ultimate love is revealed–even in the darkest of places. Because in the suffering itself, God is with us. In the tears themselves, God cries with us.
Let all the tears be healed. Let all pain be transformed to joy. Let all hurt and betrayal be transformed to love.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lovely's Not Gonna Cut It

Lovely’s not going to cut it, my friends. 
The one requirement of an outrageous act of love; it's got to be outrageous. 
Find that - it comes from your uniqueness. 
It's that which you are uniquely able to do.

From Marc Gafni during the 'Awakening Your Unique Self Course'

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Love Your Neighbor

The mystics said, “Love your neighbor.” That is a great principle of wisdom. All you have to do is love your neighbor. Don't love reality. Don't love a great social cause and kill your neighbor. Actually love your neighbor. Pay attention to the signal of your neighbor. 
From Marc Gafni's during the 'Awakening Your Unique Self Course'

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What is Unique Self?

Your Unique Self is radically singular, gorgeous, and special in the world.
A puzzle piece that is utterly necessary to complete a much larger puzzle. 
The Unique contours of your puzzle piece are what allow you to connect with 
and offer your gift to all-that-is. 
Paradoxically, uniqueness is the currency of connection. 
Paradoxically, it is through the unique contours of your Unique Self nature that the alienation of separation is overcome. 
Unique self is the source code of all authentic relationships; 
and it is only through a fraternity and sisterhood of Unique Selves that we can begin to bring profound and loving transformation into the world.

Get an experiential taste of this in Marc Gafni's 'Awakening Your Unique Self MiniCourse'


"The opposite of pleasure is not pain, but comfort.
If my goal is truly pleasure—the pleasure of spirit, which is growth—
then I will be willing to engage the pain of committed service."
One of our favorites, from Marc Gafni 

Unique Business

"Every business needs to measure itself against the same high standard that every human being does: having a unique purpose, a unique gift to give."
~ Marc Gafni

From an a recent interview on
'The Unique Self of Business'
John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods,
and Marc Gafni

by Michael Ellsberg

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Broken Heart

“There is nothing more whole than a broken heart.”
- Nachman of Bratzlav

One of Marc Gafni's favorites...