Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Faced with outsized stresses, these Baltimore students learn to take a deep breath


Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - February 22, 2017


Serve to relieve human suffering wherever you find it, in any way you can. Whatever your skills or karmic predicament is, there’s always an opportunity to relieve human suffering. The major way you are relieving human suffering is by becoming a conscious being, and then all the rest of your stuff should also be involved in relieving human suffering in other beings. You should have enough money and right livelihood in order to keep your body healthy, in order to allow you to do your sadhana, in order to fulfill your social responsibilities that are existing, your karmic responsibility, and all the rest of the money should be distributed. Simple as that.

The enlightened being, or the person that’s awakened, realizes that the game is to walk through the path and leave no footprint. Leave no footprint because whatever footprint you leave is just more karmic stuff.


Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 02/22/17

“As we continue in our process of purification, we are also freeing ourselves from our fantasies about relationships. We let go of the idea of finding a soul mate or the perfect person that was made especially for us. Gradually, we understand that relationship is about the integration between two complimentary parts that exist within us. This is the deeper meaning of the word love - an internal alchemical fusion. In order for this merging with the other to happen, we need to truly be ready. Often, we think we love, but in reality, we are obstinately trying to make the other an object to fulfill our whims and expectations. This is not love, it’s selfishness.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / What Is Expression?

In painting, as in any art, we can escape the prison of our minds and connect with what transcends ordinary perceptions. And just as a body of water stays still while a wave-form moves through it, consciousness remains stable despite the constant motion and flow of our thoughts.

—Fredericka Foster, "Spotlight On: Fredericka Foster"