“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 …
Our true nature….
Our true nature is Love. We twist it so it comes out distorted and shrunken. When we work back to our true nature, our love becomes pure and limitless.
The small self “wants”….
The small self “wants” to be imperfect, separate, and the doer.
Wherever there is pain….
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….
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….
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….
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 …
The practice is hidden….
The practice is hidden in plain sight. As the veils drop, we recognize that it has always been there.
It is not….
It is not that Chuckie (small self) does not matter. He IS matter.
Who says we need….
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.