The irony is….

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The irony is that we go outside ourselves to find freedom, only to become limited and contracted. We believe we are expanding when we are outward turned. The truth is freedom and expansion come to us only when we turn within and find that still point.  How full we are then, how free, how joyous. Why do we continue to …

The tendency in spiritual practice….

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The tendency in spiritual practice is to be attached to the “good” qualities and repulsed by the “bad” qualities. Our job is to be non-attached to all qualities. They are relative and temporal, not who we are but how we are. We practice to learn to use our qualities and not be used by them. Remember, we are the perceiver, …

In order to win….

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In order to win we must surrender to God. We believe we have control and free will, but in truth our free will is our ability to  choose to do it God’s way, to merge with God’s will. How do we do this? By letting go of all that is not eternal and then surrendering to the eternal, God. We …

Who says we need….

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Who says we need to be stressed to have a holiday? Stress is pressure plus excitement or anxiety. So remove the pressure by backing off and disentangling from what we are attached to, still the vibration that is left and let the joy arise.

If we are responsible for All, then….

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If we are responsible for All, then we are responsible for All. For example, if I like the experience of disappointment, (and I know this because I experience disappointment a good deal of the time) then I have to have people in my world that are “disappointing me”. If no one is around, I can always disappoint myself!As we practice, …

We cannot master something we ….

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We cannot master something we have not studied. Seems obvious–however, there are people who believe they are experts when in fact they are just beginners. Do not get me wrong: I love being a beginner and I love beginners. I am speaking about beginners who believe they are knowledgeable. We need to know where we are and move from there. …

For Americans, today is Thanksgiving….

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For Americans, today is Thanksgiving. What are we as Americans to be thankful for? We can be thankful that we can choose to practice looking into our Hearts and out at the World simultaneously. We can be thankful that we choose to see God immanent and transcendent. We can be thankful that we can practice seeing God in each other. …