Thursday, June 15, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 06/14/17

“Those who are able to complete their daily spiritual practices are able to weather these moments of turbulence without too much suffering. It is normal to pass by a few potholes in the road, and we often have to adapt in one way or another. That’s how the law of karma works. But in these moments, it’s important that you stay present in order to maintain control of your vehicle. Try to accept the situation that presents itself and then do what needs to be done. Keep your focus and don’t be distracted from your gola - your soul’s purpose.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Ram Dass

“Christ was lost in love.”

– Neem Karoli Baba

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 06/15/17

“When you’re present in your relationship, you stop wanting the other to do things your way and meet your expectations. This presence is God in you. To give it another name: it’s the higher Self that inhabits you. This higher Self in you respects everyone and everything. It knows that everything has its time; that there is a time to plant and a time to harvest. It also knows that it’s impossible to stop the flow of a river. You can’t force a blossoming. All you can do is give your love and caring, and even then, sometimes a little seed just doesn’t take. There’s nothing for you to do but just accept it. You can’t control it; you can only watch.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: Understanding Difference Will Deepen Practice

A spiritual tradition is neither generic nor universal. To see what makes one’s own tradition uniquely itself is to be disabused of the notion that it is what all sensible, thinking people would arrive at if only they would get enlightened.

—Rita Gross, “Buddhist to Buddhist

Via Daily Dharma: First Comes Hope, Then Action

Hope opens the door to possibility and allows us to envision change, particularly change that we desire. But hope alone will not affect change—that requires movement.

—Andrew Mellen, “UnStuff Your Life