Blog by Eric Allen Bell - God is Closer to You than Your Self
"In my experience,
the fundamental spiritual practice
is fully allowing this moment to be.
Not to control the thoughts,
but allow thinking to be.
Not to repress feelings/sensations
but allow all feelings/sensations to be.
Without obsessing over them,
Posted by Kip Mazuy on July 29, 2015 at 10:51pm
"When you fall in love with this peace,
you're home free.
When you're not in love with this peace,
then no matter what you attain,
what you experience,
it will not fully satisfy you.
When you fall in love with something/someone,
when it is genuine,
and not just…
Posted by Kip Mazuy on July 22, 2015 at 11:25pm
"There's a bushwalk near my house.
It's not very well kept;
it's quite rough and wild
and because of that hardly anyone walks it.
I can walk 5 or 10 minutes
down the path and
there are no sounds of people at all.
No cars, no noises from houses.
Posted by Kip Mazuy on July 7, 2015 at 10:57pm
"It's a lot of effort to be a somebody;
a lot of stress.
You have to keep reinforcing
the idea to yourself and others
that you are a somebody.
You have to defend your position,
your opinions, your beliefs, your accomplishments.
You have to keep remembering …
Posted by Kip Mazuy on June 3, 2015 at 10:24pm
"Silence is not a cessation of thoughts.
Stillness is not a cessation of movement.
If you try and stop thinking,
that is an action of repression.
The thinking has not stopped
you are only holding it back.
It is an action on top of the action.
Posted by Kip Mazuy on May 13, 2015 at 11:02pm
Posted by Kip Mazuy on April 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
"Meditation techniques & spiritual practices
are extremely important
but do not necessarily
take you directly into meditation.
They might, they might not.
practices take them to frustration.
You might find that no matter
how focused you are…
Posted by Kip Mazuy on April 23, 2015 at 9:01pm
Abbot George Burke, the founder of Light of the Spirit Monastery in Cedar Crest, NM, has begun making podcasts on important aspects on the practical spiritual life. Ranging from his memories of spiritual masters he has met in his many travel to India, as well as those he knew in America, to how to lead an effective spiritual life, his podcasts are informative and entertaining.…Continue
Posted by Swami Tarakananda on April 16, 2015 at 11:35am