Sunday, July 16, 2017

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - July 16, 2017

In mystical traditions, it is one's own readiness that makes experiences exoteric or esoteric. The secret isn't that you're not being told. The secret is that you're not able to hear.  

- Ram Dass -

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 07/16/17

“To become a butterfly, the caterpillar must first free itself from its cocoon. the same is true on the path of self-realization. The cocoon represents a place of purification in which you begin to recognize the nonsense you have made in your life. For a while, you have to deal with guilt until it transforms into repentance. The tears of true repentance wash your heart and illuminates forgiveness. Forgiveness sets you free. Forgiveness is the liberation of ignorance and freedom from the past. When you truly forgive, the past disappears. You stop reacting and all revenge ceases. When you look back, you don't recognize yourself.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: Freedom in One Breath

Each day presents a new confrontation with reality. I want to run; instead, I breathe. One breath—the freedom to choose my response in that moment.

—Marilyn Buck, “The Freedom to Breathe