“By virtue of being human, each of us has the capacity to choose, to change, to grow.”
Easwaran on Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ: Talk 10 This is the tenth in a long series of talks Eknath Easwaran gave on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. . . . more
YA Blog Post: My first weeklong retreat "Meditation may require a lifetime to master, but it will have been a lifetime well spent." . . . more
We live where our attention is... "We live where our attention is. . . . more
A Practice for Today: Spiritual Fellowship "It is especially helpful to spend time regularly with others who are basing their lives on the same spiritual values. . . . more
Holding to the Constant: A Taoist Passage for Meditation This inspiring passage by Lao Tzu can be found on page 34 of God Makes the Rivers to Flow, and here: Holding to the Constant Break into the peace within, Hold attention in stillness, And in the world outside You will ably master the ten thousand things. . . . more
The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.
The human being simply does not have enough fuel in one lifetime to explore every byway that presents itself. If we had a thousand years to live, we could explore every roadside attraction, doing all the little things that appeal to us, and still have time left for realizing the goal of life. But even the most long-lived of us will be given a hundred years at most and but a fraction of that time before vitality and resolution begin to wane.
People approach spiritual growth in one of two ways: there are the locals and the express trains. The locals stop at every little station along the way to sample the food and enjoy the local color. But the express goes straight through to the destination. Fortunately, there seems to be an inner law: we start as locals but become expresses as we make progress on our journey.
When we take to meditation and put all our heart into practicing spiritual disciplines, we find ourselves speeding towards the goal.
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