In the West, there isn’t a seamless understanding of what spiritual life is. It’s more specialized, like, ‘I’m going to meditate on a cushion, and something great is going to happen.’ The classical understanding is that a spiritual life is how we live every day. It’s how we relate to our children, how we relate to our parents, how we earn a living, how we speak to one another, how truthful we are. That’s something that hasn’t translated completely into our culture…..Indian teacher
we need these little nudges along the way……otherwise we sink into forgotten misgivings….we need our dreams…..we need to believe in the expanse of discernment, of magic mornings, of inexplicable bliss……
Awaken to the mystery of being here
and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
Respond to the call of your gift and the courage to
follow its path.
Let the flame of anger free you of all falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame.
May anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek
Be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven
around the heart of wonder.
To open to our deepest nature, our buddhanature, is to access a power of loving compassion that has the courage to challenge oneself and others in whatever ways we may hide from our fuller potential……John Makransky