Blog by Eric Allen Bell - God is Closer to You than Your Self
"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
"A lot of your suffering
comes from what you are putting
into your mind and body:
The food you eat,
the alcohol/drugs/stimulants you take,
the media you watch, the music you listen to,
the people you listen to,
the books you read etc.
Take away everything unhealthy…
Posted by Kip Mazuy on April 15, 2015 at 11:11pm
"Offer 100 percent attention
to whatever you do.
If you do that,
no matter what the outcome,
you will be fulfilled.
There is no real peace or love
when you scatter your attention
a little here and a little there
or you are attached to the outcome
being a certain…
Posted by Kip Mazuy on April 8, 2015 at 10:27pm