Growth

Perhaps religion seeks more to know the truth, and living the spiritual path is more like striving to live in the truth. I’d rather be rich than know what being rich is. 

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Flow

No need to push a river. Likewise, let life itself flow as it wills, allowing it to take you anywhere it pleases. Detach from the fear of the unknown, detach from the love of gossip, the race to be the first to have heard, the dramas of another person, institution, state, or country. 

It doesn’t need you, and more importantly, you don’t need it. Let life flow as you settle into the stillness and blissful peace that comes from an enduring indifference to things that simply cannot matter to you anymore. 

Letting go is effortless, not because it is easy, but because it is the antithesis of effort. There is a part of us that wants to feel needed by the river of life we push. No need to theorize or convince yourself that this is true. Begin a new pattern of releasing the cares of life and see for yourself that nothing in your life falls apart in you absence. On the contrary, to our horror, it seems to be better off!

Doing Time

Free yourself from the prison of your need to be validated. If only this can be accomplished in you, then peace beyond understanding is yours. In that peace comes healing, and after your healing, wholeness. 

After a lifetime of inprisonment, you lean on the cell door only to realize that it has been unlocked the entire time. After a candid forehead slap, gather yourself and take the first step toward freedom. May the wave of grace push you quickly toward all that you truly are.

Patient Patient

When spiritually healing, adversity is best dealt with by patience. 

Patience is the natural response to one who admits he does not understand the how’s and why’s. 

It is pride that assumes the knowledge of causes behind delays or unwanted outcomes. It is pride that assumes the knowledge of who to blame and how to punish. 

How can I judge when I have no facts? Does my puny perspective of the universe include enough to qualify me as judge? Never.

When annoyed, patience. When in pain, patience. When attacked, patience. When misunderstood, patience. When unheard, patience. When denied, patience. When ignored, patience. When treated unjustly, patience. 

After all, are you so sure that these negatives are not to your loving benefit in the end?

This too shall pass…

Master

A good spiritual teacher answers questions. A great one frees the student from asking them.

A good spiritual teacher guides meditations. A great one frees the student to explore their kingdom within.

A good spiritual teacher talks much about freedom. A great one grants many freedoms.

A good spiritual teacher knows much. A great one loves much.

Be great!