Monday, March 27, 2017

Freedom to Marry

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 03/27/17

“The lack of love has always played a part of our past through acts of cruelty and revenge. Consequently, the majority of human beings have been conditioned to feel pleasure in suffering. For many, this is very difficult to recognize because it is so subtle. Many times, we are able to see the pleasure we feel when we see the other suffering, but we are unable to perceive the pleasure we derive from making ourselves suffer. This is the most subtle aspect of negatively oriented pleasure. Due to this kind of pleasure, suffering perpetuates here on planet Earth.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Free Time vs. Freedom

Free time is of a different order than free-dom. Freedom, at least in the dharmic sense, depends on the quality of attention that we bring to our interactions. Only to the extent that we can be fully present in our relationships with ourselves, with our children, and with each other, are we free.

—Soren Gordhamer, "Finding What’s Right in Front of Us"