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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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happiness


Is it not the case that seeking happiness puts it sometime into the future.  Could it be that pausing allows it to catch up with you? 

stop seeking and see what happens!

peace on you,

bob

Friday, September 19, 2014

Gratitude and Humility

Meditation leads us naturally to gratitude and humility (humility being not taking things so darn personally (LOL)).

My friend John C. penned some words about gratitude and humility that I think are spot on.  I’d like to share John's words with you:

“Gratitude is what spontaneously arises in us when we are given freely something that we value deeply. So to the extent that we can be aware that nothing is more valuable than this moment and that this moment is given freely and is not our doing, we live in gratitude. Allah has given us this moment. Nothing is more valuable than that gift, for in it lies all possibility, all opportunity. Praise Allah! We don't need to try to be grateful. We just need to open our eyes. Gratitude is the gift that arises naturally when we are aware of life as it is.” (John C.)

I’ve put together some meditations along these lines: “not taking things personally”, “practicing gratitude”, and “trusting the One” … these are my current meditation practices. I hope you find them useful.

www.robertflegal.com/islamic_meditation/

peace on you,
bob

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Silence



Silence is to the mind as water is to the body - it cleanses. 

When we sit in silence the mind becomes quiescent - free of thought leaving a vastness that is indescribable. 

In profound Silence all becomes clear.  It is our thoughts that cloud our understanding.  To quote Werner Erhard: “Understanding is the booby prize”.

Let it all go … Silence will guide you home.

peace on you
bob