Friday, March 3, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 03/03/17

“The essence of spiritual work is the expansion of consciousness that takes us to the state of oneness with the whole. This process of expansion begins when we increase our perception in relationship to our internal contradictions. A contradiction is a form of madness: one part of us wants to move in one direction while another part wants to move in the opposite direction. In identifying our madness, our insanity, we begin our path towards sanity. The parts that were separated, moving in opposite directions, become integrated and we experience wholeness. In this way, we move from the state of separation to a state of union.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Nature’s Spirit

Walls and fences cannot instruct the grasses and trees to actualize spring, yet they reveal the spiritual without intention, just by being what they are. So too with mountains, rivers, sun, moon, and stars.

—Dogen, "Everything is Holy"