Sunday, November 11, 2018
In my view, the realistic goal to be attained through spiritual practice is not some permanent state of enlightenment that admits of no further efforts, but a capacity to be free in this moment, in the midst of whatever is happening. If you can do that, you have already solved most of the problems you will encounter in life.
-- Sam Harris
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
To understand that we are connected, that we belong to one another, is a powerful deterrent to fratricide, terrorism, slavery, and violence. We are not warring tribes. We are the same tribe.
-- Diana Butler Bass
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
The concern for reconciliation finds expression in the simple human desire to understand others and to be understood by others. These are the building blocks of the society of man, the precious ingredients without which man's life is a nightmare and the future of his life on the planet doomed.
-- Howard Thurman
Sunday, October 7, 2018
We all become a well-disguised mirror image of anything that we fight too long or too directly. That which we oppose determines the energy and frames the questions after a while. You lose all your inner freedom.
-- Richard Rohr
Sunday, September 30, 2018
You cannot lay remorse upon the innocent nor lift it from the heart of the guilty. Unbidden shall it call in the night, that men may wake and gaze upon themselves.
-- Kahlil Gibran
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
We meditate to discover our own identity, our right place in the scheme of the universe. Through mediation, we acquire and eventually acknowledge our connection to an inner power source that has the ability to transform our outer world.
-- Julia Cameron
Thursday, September 20, 2018
As I understand it, "Tao" means "way" or "path," as in "the way things are" or "the way of life" or "the way to live life."
But it also points a finger at the source of all, the well from which time and space pour out into time and space. The garden of yin and yang.
Tao is not God. Tao is how we discover God. Tao is how we learn God. Tao is how we live God.
God is not God, either, by the way.
No name is.