Daily Thought

One Ten-Thousandth of a Second – April 26 2018

Consciousness is the field which supports the phenomenon called ‘mind.’ Consciousness itself is without form. Just before you think a thought, what you’re experiencing is awareness, which is radiating out of… is an aspect of consciousness. If you want to, you can watch and see. Right before […]

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Richard the Poet – April 25 2018

You are the work of God, and His work is wholly lovable and wholly loving. This is how a man must think of himself in his heart, because this is what he is.   A sense of separation from God is the only lack you really need […]

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You are the Work of God – April 24 2018

You are the work of God, and His work is wholly lovable and wholly loving. This is how a man must think of himself in his heart, because this is what he is.   A sense of separation from God is the only lack you really need […]

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The Gift of an Empty Mind – April 23 2018

Every day for 20 years I would say, ‘what am I gonna do next?’ That’s how I would ask for inspiration. I don’t have any ideas myself. I have a vacant mind, you know; in order to do exactly what the inspiration calls for.  And I don’t […]

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Healing Shame through Compassion for Oneself – April 22 2018

Shame is a tough one until you re-contextualize it. Shame is really vanity. Pride. Shame is pride, projected on society and visited back upon yourself. You let go of the pridefullness, and own that being a human leaves you [open] to being fallible. It’s okay to be […]

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Your Mind is Like a Crystal – April 21 2018

Your mind is just like a crystal. Suppose you put a red flower before a crystal, what happens? The crystal looks red. Remove it, put a blue flower, it looks blue. Does the red or blue color stick to the crystal? Never. So also your mind is […]

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Listening for the Voice of Spirit – April 20 2018

You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. C.S. Lewis There are to forces in each of us at all moments, two ways by which to approach any new situation.  The first is the way of the animal nature, the ego, which […]

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Seeing Things Differently – April 19 2018

When I first heard of higher states of consciousness, I imagined they would bring awareness of subtler dimensions, possibly new energies, or some other aspect of reality that was beyond my everyday perception. Over the years, I have gradually realized that enlightenment is seeing the same world, […]

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Change is Inevitable – April 18 2018

Certain indeed is death for the born and certain is birth for the dead; therefore over the inevitable you should not grieve. Bhagavad Gita, Chapter II, vs. 27 Change is inevitable in the field of relative existence; it is going on even in the present, as it […]

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Asking for Help – April 17 2018

(This writing is from last year, during our time in India…) A couple of days ago I was standing in the street here in Rishikesh, talking with some friends, when suddenly I felt something poke into my backside. When I turned around, I saw a Brahma bull. […]

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