Discussion of spiritual practices: awakening, meditation, and the freedom that cannot be lost or found. All perspectives are welcome; advaita, christian, buddhist, islam or even no perspective at all. Just pointing to that which is nearest and dearest.


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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

everything belongs

Perfume,wind,bird songs,thoughts ... All are welcome. Everything belongs.

bob

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

connect

connect

Disconnect with creation and connect with the Creator.

Meditation is simply letting go of that which is temporary (the created) and joining THAT which is eternal (the Creator).

Establish a daily practice of release and all will become clear,
bob

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

turning

point_of_light
Meditation is that conscious act of turning away from our worldly concerns to THAT which does not come and go. This is not a new idea though many new-agers think so. It's stated perfectly in Psalms 131:

My heart is not proud, O Lord,
my eyes are not haughty;

I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.

But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.

Israel, put your hope in the LORD
both now and forevermore.


Turn away,

bob

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

mercy

compassion
meditation is the search for what to give up in order to find that which cannot be lost.

Meditation is like de-cluttering a house crammed with years of accumulation. Bit by bit we discard old duplicate furniture, all the old newspapers, and even those prized pictures of vacations we took so very long ago. When we finish we are left with an inviting spacious space.

When we de-clutter our minds we are left with mercy.

empty yourself utterly,
bob

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

surrender

Let go; empty yourself utterly; release; stop trying to fix yourself; relax; submit; release your grip. Sit quietly and take what you get. Notice what has never been lost.

"Everything in the heavens and earth reflects the glory of God, the Sustainer, the Holy, the Almighty, the Wise"
Quran 62:1

peace,
bob