Many believe….

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Many believe having everything going “our” way is spiritual. No. Being non-attached to pain and pleasure is where we want to be. As we practice, we may find that we handle the issues in our life appropriately and discover them receding from our every day. To then think we are “done” is an error. We are now free to handle …

“I need a break”….

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“I need a break”.  What does that mean, a break from what? Does the small self want a break from the discipline, from the practice, from the prison? Does the small self want to be out playing? What we really need is to break from the small self. Turn in. Go deep within the Heart, beyond the vehicles that obscure …

Wherever there is pain….

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Wherever there is pain and disaster, it is our pain and disaster. Our job may not be to go and physically help; we may not have the skill set to do that. Our job is not to use disaster as a conversation topic to show our “compassion”. Our job is twofold. First, we are to donate money and time (if …

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 …