A foundational practice of all spiritual paths is to harness the mind in order to focus on Reality or Truth. The constant voice in your head is not you. The you that is YOU is not your mind.
Devotional love is highly personal and yet in a mysterious way the more we experience it in our meditations and in our hearts the more we experience it in our outer life.
Understanding the concept of the interconnectedness of the universe is for most of us a huge shift in perspective— the idea that we are intrinsically connected to everyone and everything
Learning to rise above negative emotional states – to be an observer – is a gift given us in spiritual teachings. Recognizing negative emotions are arising in the moment is foundational on the journey of self-mastery.
Walt Baptiste taught that we are sleeping spiritual giants. Once we step onto the spiritual path there are guideposts and practices to help us evolve and we begin to experience life in new and wondrous ways
In deep meditation, light is not something you achieve with the act of doing. Divine light comes to us when we are clear, open and ready to receive. However, the following concentration practice is helpful in sharpening your focus and heightening your awareness of an image within.
Do you remember the last time you were angry? Did the anger come on suddenly?
What was the trigger?
There is a world of difference between reacting to a given situation and responding to it.
We have no trouble loving friends. The challenge is to be able to have this sensitivity, openness, and kindheartedness towards strangers and towards the people we judge. Judging others is often limiting and can inhibit the light in yourself and in the other person.
What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom?
Knowledge you receive from the outer world
Wisdom you receive from within
How do you fan the flames of this passion for life and the Source behind it? How do you open up to the breathtaking moment instead of the illusion of sameness? It happens in a natural way when you touch that place within yourself from which all joy emanates.