Friday, December 21, 2012

The Spiritual Path - Pema Chodron

"To stay with that shakiness—to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge—that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic—this is the spiritual path."

Return (The Turning Point) - The I Ching, Book of Changes

After a time of decay comes the turning point. The powerful light that has been banished returns. There is movement, but it is not brought about by force... the movement is natural, arising spontaneously. For this reason the transformation of the old becomes easy. The old is discarded and the new is introduced. Both measures accord with the time; therefore no harm results.

The idea of RETURN is based on the course of nature. The movement is cyclic, and the course completes itself. Therefore it is not necessary to hasten anything artificially. Everything comes of itself at the appointed time. This is the meaning of heaven and earth.

24. Fu / Return (The Turning Point)
The I Ching, Book of Changes

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's All Grace - Ram Dass

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

From Blossoms - Cam Miller

This is a short sermon my former priest, Cam Miller, shared this past weekend... it's about 12 minutes long.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Landfill Harmonic - A Documentary

Parker Palmer - Wisdom of the Heart

Parker Palmer - America's Addiction

Parker Palmer - Violence

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Heredity from a Yoga Viewpoint

The following quote is from How to Know God - The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali - translated with a commentary by Swami Probhavananda and Christopher Isherwood:

"'Heredity,' from the yoga viewpoint, may be only another way of saying that the individual soul is driven by existing samskaras [tendencies, potentialities, and latent states which exist in the subconscious and unconscious areas of the mind] to seek rebirth in a certain kind of family, of parents whose samskaras are like its own, and thereby to 'inherit' the tendencies which it already possesses." - p.19

Friday, December 07, 2012

You - Margaret Silf

Where you are (however unchosen) is the place of blessing.
How you are (however broken) is the place of grace.
Who you are, in your becoming, is your place in the Kingdom.
~ Margaret Silf