Sunday, May 21, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/19/17

“It is not possible to control the process of the expansion of consciousness. It is a flowering. We can plant the seed but it is not possible to determine when it will sprout, flower and bare fruit. We do our part without being concerned with the result. We keep the seed nourished through spiritual practices and by the cultivation of silence, and we focus on the present moment. Everything we need flourishes from presence. In the here and now exists the possibility of a miracle.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / The Best Spiritual Teacher

The best spiritual teacher is to challenge your weaknesses.

—Atisha, “Your Best

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/20/17

“When the mind becomes quiet, regardless of the situation, we are able to see the divine game acting behind even the most destructive distortions. We see that the shadow and light are two aspects, or two sides of the same coin. We are able to see the relation between cause and effect in life’s circumstances.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Telling New Stories

To see stories as the problem is to blame the victim. Instead of getting rid of stories one can liberate them: storying more flexibly, according to the situation.

—David Loy, as quoted in Daisy Hernández' “A Second Arrow Story

Via Ram Dass

The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.

Ram Dass

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 05/21/17

“We are compulsively trying to find something outside of ourselves to fill the emptiness that lies within. Many times, when we are with someone, we are not able to relax and dive deeply into the mysteries of relating, of love and of union, precisely because we are so addicted to looking outside.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / A Healthy Body Image

The more you can free yourself from your internalization of the gaze of others, the more liberated you feel.

—Thanissaro Bhikkhu, “Under Your Skin