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Society and Emotions: Save the Youth?

I seen the heading of an article today that read something of childhood suicide on the rise and what we could do? It is our society. Are we willing to change? We have unconsciously or maybe sadly even consciously; pushed our children off into the realm of our own power tripping and ideals of success. … Continue reading Society and Emotions: Save the Youth?

What He Said: Thich Nhat Hanh (Noticing The Synchronicities in Everyday Life 😊).

I find it exciting, hopeful, and as the following excerpts say, like rebirth and renewal, when I come across the same themes very close together within a short amount of time. This has been happening to me for years now, and it can be very encouraging and confirming. Particularly when you are on your own … Continue reading What He Said: Thich Nhat Hanh (Noticing The Synchronicities in Everyday Life 😊).

Spirituality, Knowledge, and Experience

There is little use, and much futilely, in gaining mental knowledge and the possession of concepts; without practice. All knowledge, the teaching and learning of spiritual things are solely to lead one to the experience of said spiritual things. It is the presence of, that counts; that ultimately frees and liberates ones soul. The presence … Continue reading Spirituality, Knowledge, and Experience

Do You Build Your Life Around Your Authentic Self or our Cultures Expectations and Ideals?

For me, I don't want to live by the "rules" and expectations of a society steeped in greed, materialism, consumerism, and so forth. I want my spirit to lead me. I have to realize what I do for others, VS what I do for myself. And when it comes to a lot of things most … Continue reading Do You Build Your Life Around Your Authentic Self or our Cultures Expectations and Ideals?

What He Said: Ekhart Tolle

“The deepening (spiritual healing, freedom, awakening, liberation, self-discovery) happens through the challenges of life. If you could remove the challenges of life, it’s virtually impossible to remove the challenges of life; but if you could remove for a period of time the challenges of life, by living in a totally protected environment, the lack of … Continue reading What He Said: Ekhart Tolle

Mind Games and God Trips – The Undoing of Me

What is this thing we’ve called God that we’ve idolized for so long; other than our intellect? Observe yourself for some moments, and consider is it true? Not entirely true? But, possibly….. mostly? Where does this God I have come to call mine, reside? When I ponder it? But, almost entirely in my intellect.. Look… … Continue reading Mind Games and God Trips – The Undoing of Me

Compassion and Humanity : We’re All in This Together.

“In cultivating compassion we draw from the wholeness of our experiences-our suffering, our empathy, as well as our cruelty and terror. It has to be this way. Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present … Continue reading Compassion and Humanity : We’re All in This Together.

Peace Within, Peace Without: Know Thyself First…

“Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves. If we are at war with our parents, our family, our society, or our church, there is probably a war going on inside us also, so the most basic work for peace … Continue reading Peace Within, Peace Without: Know Thyself First…

Coming to an End of Self..Finally Waking to Realize the Dissatisfaction We’ve Called Living.

“It is not the pursuit of greater and greater states of happiness and bliss that leads to enlightenment(finally seeing things for what they really are), but the yearning for Reality and the rabid dissatisfaction with living anything less than a fully authentic life.” “The worlds problems are, by and large, human problems-the unavoidable consequence of … Continue reading Coming to an End of Self..Finally Waking to Realize the Dissatisfaction We’ve Called Living.

A Little Depth a Day: Irks the ego away ..

“I saw too the reverence that everyone must have for a sinner; instead of condoning his sin, which is in reality his utmost sorrow, one must comfort Christ who is suffering in him. And his reverence must be paid even to “those sinners” whose souls seem to be dead, because it is Christ, who is … Continue reading A Little Depth a Day: Irks the ego away ..

Vision, Seeing, Believing and Receiving.

"Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving. The children of Israel were told that they could have all the land that they could see. This is true of every man. He has only the "land" within his own mental vision. Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation(reality, come to … Continue reading Vision, Seeing, Believing and Receiving.

God, The Bible, Cycles and Typologies. *Needs Revision

Lately I've been pondering the cycles found in life. Found in history, in man; as is heaven so on Earth. The micro being a small part of the macro; fractals and holons. The repetitive nature of the seasons and stages of life. Even more so, I've been very interested in how the Bible does such. … Continue reading God, The Bible, Cycles and Typologies. *Needs Revision

Reading The Bible and Other Works.

"Unless you learn how to read symbolically, you don't get the meaning of most Scriptures. Literallism, the way I'm afraid a lot of fundamentalists interpret the Bible, is the lowest level of meaning. The least helpful of meaning. It's all symbolic. But most of us aren't trained to read literature, much less spiritual literature." ~Richard … Continue reading Reading The Bible and Other Works.

How Much Does God Include? Unity: By Father Richard Rohr.

"Most people only appreciate people who are just like them; which means, you're pretty narcissistic. You've never moved beyond the first circle of self.... Now, Bonaventure says once you pass all these tests(loving first the smallest things, the things in your inner circle; than moving outward), than you might see angels. I haven't seen any … Continue reading How Much Does God Include? Unity: By Father Richard Rohr.

Seek

Seek grace, not instruction, desire not understanding. Seek the groaning of prayer over diligent reading, Seek the Spouse more than the teacher, Seek God not man, darkness(faith/ambuguity) not clarity(certitude). Not light(in the mind) but the fire itself(Spirit/presence of God). ~Bonaventure (my own thoughts in parentheses).

Don’t Throw Your Pearls Before Swine. (Needs revision)

This could have many connotations. And like the many beautiful things said in Scriptures, this one does too. For me lately, it resonates with trying to be understood. It does not imply my pearls are any greater or of more value than the next mans; or that the ones I try to get to understand … Continue reading Don’t Throw Your Pearls Before Swine. (Needs revision)

Disturbances (Reflections after reading a chapter of The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer).

If any energy is disturbing us; it is disturbing us alone. In the sense that, only our energy matters to us at the moment. We feel it and are effected by it first and for most. We should not try to control or correct what we believe is causing us disturbance; but rather learn to … Continue reading Disturbances (Reflections after reading a chapter of The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer).

Mark of the Beast? :Speculating with Self

The mark of the beast maybe, is not to be seen as some physical thing to come into the horizon. It is not some big trick you have to fear stumbling upon. It’s nothing to be figured out. It’s symbolism. It’s going to be(IS) something, every man can/could choose. Not just one particular generation. Look … Continue reading Mark of the Beast? :Speculating with Self