Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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

 
It’s a very delicate task to interpret things like ego and fear because we tend to interpret from where we’re sitting, and we’ve developed these structures around it.

The root of fear is the feeling of separateness that can exist within oneself. The root of fear is within the model one has of oneself. That’s where fear starts. Once that feeling of separation exists, then you process everything from either inside or outside in terms of that model. Then it keeps reinforcing the feeling of vulnerability, because there are incredibly powerful forces moving both inside and outside of you.

The transformative process of spiritual work is reawakening to the innocence of going behind that model of separation that one has, that cuts you off, that made you a tiny little fragile somebody. A lot of the power comes from a freeing of our own fragility.


Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 03/22/17

“We are at the height of a profound planetary transformation that has been marked by a major environmental crisis. Within this context, the waters have been our greatest messenger. The waters of the world have shown us where we are on this evolutionary journey as well as the next steps that should be taken. Although many people are awakening as individuals, in collective terms, we are still very primitive. Our awareness is very low, so we do not hear the message that the waters have been trying to give us through droughts, storms, floods and tsunamis. Archetypically, the waters, like all of nature, represent the Universal Mother; which also includes our biological mother. What causes us to destroy nature and treat it as an object to be exploited? What happens when we don't see the spirit that inhabits all living beings? Behind this blindness lies a deep hatred for the mother.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Sri Prem Baba: Dia mundial da Água - Blog - Como você pode fazer a sua parte

 

Como você pode fazer a sua parte no processo de despoluição das águas
Acredito que somente uma pessoa espiritual de fato, ou seja, uma pessoa com um coração verdadeiramente amoroso, é capaz de promover mudanças significativas no mundo, já que todas as atitudes que nascem do medo geram mais reações negativas, enquanto as ações que nascem de um coração amoroso podem contribuir para uma transição rumo à união e ao amor. Por isso mesmo, não posso falar de sustentabilidade sem falar sobre a cura da dor que você ainda carrega e mantém o seu coração fechado, porque é ela quem está destruindo o planeta. Melhor ainda: é a inconsciência dessa dor que está destruindo o planeta.

Via Daily Dharma / The Joy of Problems

People get stuck for decades with the same problems over and over. Focusing expands you. Then you live in more ways and have new problems. Somebody once asked me what I thought mental health was. I said, “New problems!”

—Eugene T. Gendlin, "Focusing"