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Operating as usual

03/24/2021
03/18/2021

Sweet Darkness
by David Whyte

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone, no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own.

There you can be sure you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your home tonight.

The night will give you a horizon further than you can see.

You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn

anything or anyone that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

03/15/2021

TILICHO LAKE

by David Whyte

In this high place
it is as simple as this,
leave everything you know behind.
Step toward the cold surface,
say the old prayer of rough love
and open both arms.
Those who come with empty hands
will stare into the lake astonished,
there, in the cold light
reflecting pure snow

the true shape of your own face

02/26/2021
02/25/2021
02/16/2021
“You are walking on the earth as in a dream. Our world is a dream within a dream; you must realize that to find God is t...
02/16/2021

“You are walking on the earth as in a dream. Our world is a dream within a dream; you must realize that to find God is the only goal, the only purpose, for which you are here. For Him alone you exist. Him you must find.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

Beauty
02/09/2021

Beauty

"...and She, the true form of time, who by herself creates and destroys all, is personified as the pyre. There, after li...
01/27/2021

"...and She, the true form of time, who by herself creates and destroys all, is personified as the pyre. There, after life, all mortals and their wishes, dreams and reflections come to their fruition, a pile of worthless ashes.”

Kaalikaa Kavacham

01/07/2021

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

--Albert Einstein

12/18/2020
12/18/2020
12/18/2020
12/07/2020

To love someone else is easy, but to love what you are, the thing that is yourself, is just as if you were embracing a glowing red-hot iron: it burns into you and that is very painful.
Therefore, to love somebody else in the first place is always an escape which we all hope for, and we all enjoy it when we are capable of it.
But in the long run, it comes back on us.
You cannot stay away from yourself forever, you have to return, have to come to that experiment, to know whether you really can love.
That is the question-whether you can love yourself, and that will be the test.

~Carl Jung

#49 of Lao-tzu's Tao te ching
11/19/2020

#49 of Lao-tzu's Tao te ching

11/07/2020
11/07/2020
Kalu Rinpoche
11/07/2020

Kalu Rinpoche

11/07/2020
11/04/2020

We have created society and that society has conditioned us. Our minds are tortured and heavily conditioned by a morality which is not moral; the morality of the society is immorality, beacuse society admits and encourages violence, greed, competition, ambition and so on, which are essentially immoral. There is no love, consideration, affection, tenderness, and the 'moral respectability' of the society is utterly disorderly.
A mind that has been trained for thousand of years to accept, to obey and conform, cannot possibly be highly sensitive and therefore highly virtuous. We are caught in this trap.

Jiddu Krishnamurti, You Are the World

10/23/2020

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Eclectic Spirituality for the Modern Hippie Heather Cleveland has devoted her life to the study of ancient mystic traditions throughout human history. East to west, Taoist to Catholic, Heather contributes her own writings and poetry along with celebrated teachers of wisdom on Great Spirit interfaith social media sites. After journeying to the Palestinian Territories on behalf of those marginalized by the ongoing skirmishes, Great Spirit, the universal energy or supreme being of the Indigenous Americans was created to bridge the gaps in hopes of building on commonalities rather than differences. The sites’ followers are worldwide. Heather is also a mother of five kids and an ardent student of Vedic Astrology. spirituality, buddhism, hinduism, christianity, islam, poetry, religion, kashmir shaivism, catholicism, poets, taoism, wisdom, knowledge, music, mantras, jainism, sikhism, judaism, advaita, sufism, scriptures, baghavad gita, vedas, pali canon, bible, yoga, devotion, quran, god, goddess, greatspirit108blog.com twitter.com/greatspirit108 instagram.com/greatspirit108 facebook.com/greatspiritlove https://www.patreon.com/greatspirit108

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