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Walk on the Sunny Side. That means the human brain has a limited memory. Being a computer engineer, I immediately understood what that meant, and that I had to become extremely selective about what I wanted to memorize and grasp to avoid an override of my existing memory cells. I stopped paying attention to everything that was happening around me, or around the world.
I was still on top of current affairs, but I was selective. Being neutral made me non-reactive, focused, agile and resilient. Reactions arise from emotions. It is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless—like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot.
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Now water can flow or it can crash. Running water never grows stale. So you just have to keep on flowing. Be water, my friend. This also happens to be one of the most influential lines in my life that helps me cultivate agility, focus and resiliency.
Back in the s, when the world faced a tough call to choose a power bloc during the Cold War , a few countries got together to form a Non-Aligned Movement—to s tay neutral. This not only helped them stay away from the conflicts, but also allowed them to focus on their own development and progress. These experiences become a part of us only when we experience them ourselves, sometimes repeatedly. One reason for this is because we resist change. We change only when forced to by circumstances. There are thousands of books, motivational speakers, gurus and saints out there to teach and to preach.
Born and raised as a Hindu in India, I was taught the stories of Dharma, Karma, righteousness, spirituality, enlightenment and Nirvana as a kid. From the time I was a toddler, I had access to an abundance of wisdom-filled texts. Did I learn? Did I practice it?
Theory and practice are very different things. Peace, the ultimate destination, can be attained through various paths. I attained mine through simplification and neutrality. Some may attain it through Yoga or meditation, and others may discover an entirely new path to follow on their own journey. The path you discover or choose is immaterial, as long as it leads you to your ultimate destination. I transitioned from a believer to an atheist and then to agnostic during the course of my development.
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They fear the arrival of the Saturn cycle in the horoscope. I embrace it. Give me happiness I prayed to gods of all religions: Shiva, Allah and Jesus, along with innumerable saints. The author has asked to remain anonymous. Thank you for that, Jeffrey. My meditation practice led me to the same place of unity consciousness and I know that this dances beneath and through each one of us, whether we have directly experienced it or not.
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For me it is an underlying knowledge abd the wellspring that directs the clearing of my separations. I am here, I have kids, there are human relationships to engage with at human levels. The point I keep coming back to was made by Jack Kornfield. He was very clear that the bliss of spiritual experience can be hung on to for a long time in order to avoid the messy human things.
However, I have been a little knocked off balance by a sense that somehow the two are being proposed as opposing models. To me, a renunciate and householder approach are both part of one thing, and love and support one another. Thank you for bearing with me as I gain more understanding and refinement around The Simplicity Model of Enlightenment and Householder Enlightenment. However, I think that humanity is just now on the cusp of a different model for Enlightenment, not so possible in ages past. New possibility opens for us in this new Age of Awakening.
Also, I have seen some people, among them some of my clients, who have been ripped apart.
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And why? Because they were trying to execute a compromise in ways that cannot work and are not necessary. Yes, more to come on this topic from this Enlightenment Coach. Interesting distinction, Rose. Looking forward to your saying more. All of this is fascinating!
Love the post, Jeffrey, and love your comments, Amanda! I had an experience during elementary school where I suddenly saw all the people I knew in school as if they were strangers, and I noticed differences in how they looked from how I was used to seeing them. I had the sense that I could decide right then and there whether to see all people as if they were friends or strangers from then on, and I chose to see them as friends.
Whether related to that choice or not, I found myself defending drivers my father yelled at in the car, trying to come up with plausible sympathetic reasons why they did the things he was complaining about. Imagine a whole continuum of formal to informal, stranger to friend.
You can explore that now, if you wish. The one difference I remember clearly is that my music teacher had triangular hair that looked odd when I saw her as a stranger; I had never really noticed it before. I had known her since kindergarten and I was in 3rd or 4th grade or so by the time of the experience. As for relating to people, I guess I relate to strangers as potential friends or at least potential friendly acquaintances. And that ability to see good in everyone lasted despite my years in middle and high school as a social outcast; my friends, who were also outcasts, used to talk about the popular kids as if they were enemies.
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