SPIRITUAL ESSENCE:

Focusing on the essence of spirituality from all times, places, cultures…and beyond. Serving and cultivating the innate, inherent spiritual nature contained within all: the religious, the non-religious, the spiritual but not religious, the atheist, the agnostic, the mystic; whatever one does or does not consider oneself. We are beings at many different levels with many different aspects: physical, energy/life force, mind, intellect, emotion; but at our deepest common core, we are all spiritual beings. We all yearn to love and be loved, to nurture and be nurtured, to express and serve and realize each of our unique destinies. We can all help each other along our individual journeys, united by our common needs and yearnings.


Quote of the Week #106 - Staged Dramas, Imagined and Real Life

A few therapists who use the technique of “psycho-drama” may stage an imagined scene to help a person see the misery-causing roles he habitually plays and how to change them. But a spiritual teacher, seeing that all life is drama for the purpose of growth, is more likely to stage “real life” dramas in order to bring out and correct disturbances in his students. Because of the greater sense of “reality,” these learning experiences are usually extremely impactful.


--Swami Rama and Swami Ajaya, Creative Use of Emotion, p. 74

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quote of the Week #106 - Staged Dramas, Imagined and Real Life

A few therapists who use the technique of “psycho-drama” may stage an imagined scene to help a person see the misery-causing roles he habitually plays and how to change them. But a spiritual teacher, seeing that all life is drama for the purpose of growth, is more likely to stage “real life” dramas in order to bring out and correct disturbances in his students. Because of the greater sense of “reality,” these learning experiences are usually extremely impactful.


--Swami Rama and Swami Ajaya, Creative Use of Emotion, p. 74

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Quote of the Week #105 - Don't Forget the Joy

Despite it all,

Don’t forget the joy.


--Steven J. Gold

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Quote of the Week #104 - Refuge in the Self-Existing Being

I take refuge in the Self-Existing Being, in Whom is this universe, from Whom is this universe, by Whom is this universe, and Who Himself is this universe, and Who is also beyond the effects and causes constituting this universe.

--Srimad Bhagavatam