“By virtue of being human, each of us has the capacity to choose, to change, to grow.”
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
Free Passage Meditation Webinar: October 4, 2014 Please hold the date and spread the word! Our next webinar will be on Oct 4th. . . . more
YA Blog Post: Easwaran on Meditation and Right Occupation "Remind yourself every day that meditation is not for your benefit alone; it is for the benefit of the whole world." . . . more
And what rule do you think I walked by? Truly a strange one, but the best in the whole world. I was guided by an implicit faith in God’s goodness; and therefore led to the study of the most obvious and common things. For thus I thought within myself: God being, as generally believed, infinite in goodness, it is most consonant and agreeable with His nature that the best things should be most common.
– Thomas Traherne
A state of permanent joy, hidden at the very center of consciousness, is the Eden to which the long journey of spiritual seeking leads. There, the mystics of all religions agree, we uncover our original goodness. We don’t have to buy it; we don’t have to create it; we don’t have to pour it in; we don’t even have to be worthy of it. This native goodness is the essential core of human nature.
We are made, the scriptures of all religions assure us, in the image of God. Nothing can change our original goodness. Whatever mistakes we have made in the past, whatever problems we may have in the present, in every one of us the uncreated spark in the soul remains untouched, ever pure, ever perfect. Even if we try with all our might to douse or hide it, it is always ready to set our personality ablaze with light.
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