Daily Thought

Attention Within – June 24 2018

Giving up desire after desire is a lengthy process with the end never in sight. Leave alone your desires and fears, give your entire attention to the subject, to him who is behind the experience of desire and fear. Ask: who desires? Let each desire bring you […]

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Live, Love, Give of Ourselves – June 23 2018

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. Helen Keller   Things do not change; we change. Henry David […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love – June 22 2018

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. Rainer Maria Rilke   Nobody has ever measured, […]

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The Basic Principles of Life – June 21 2018

I said, “Then what shall I teach them? The culture in the West is entirely different from ours…”   He said, “Though these cultures live in the same world with the same purpose of life, they are each extreme. Both East and West are still doing experiments […]

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You Can’t Jump from Air to Air – June 20 2018

    THE UPANISHADS in INDIA with Jeff Kober   along with Adele Slaughter and Jacqui Lewis & Emily Snape of The Broad Place. Join us for the trip of a lifetime.   India, from 27th September to 6th October – a total of 10 days and […]

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Samadhi – June 19 2018

It is the concept of many people that samadhi [non-dualistic state of consciousness] is something to be attained, something to be gained; that something new will happen to us. What is samadhi actually? There are three words: sam, a, dhi. Sam means ‘completely’, dhi means ‘consciousness’–you are […]

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Mastery – June 18 2018

I would not have a god come in  To shield me suddenly from sin,  And set my house of life to rights;  Nor angels with bright burning wings  Ordering my earthly thoughts and things;  Rather my own frail guttering lights  Wind blown and nearly beaten out;  Rather […]

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Righteous Resentment – June 17 2018

It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while. But with the alco¬≠holic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of […]

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves – June 16 2018

The Presence is silent and conveys a state of peace. It’s infinitely gentle and yet like a rock. With it, all fear disappears, and spiritual joy occurs on a quiet level of inexplicable ecstasy. Because the experience of time stops, there’s no apprehension, regret, pain, or anticipation; […]

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Mental Well-being and Not Punching – June 15 2018

In relationships, the mind becomes purified by cultivating feelings of friendliness towards those who are happy, compassion for those who are suffering, goodwill towards those who are virtuous, and indifference or neutrality towards those we perceive as wicked or evil. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, I.33   I […]

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