Sunday, March 3, 2019

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - March 3, 2019 šŸ’Œ

The essence of my relationship with Maharajji is to love him, to open myself to his presence, to surrender to him. That's my bhakti practice, a practice of Guru Kripa. But those qualities of love and openness and surrender are the essence of every bhakti practice. We find some being that draws our heart: it could be Maharajji or Anandamayi Ma, Christ or Krishna, Allah or G-d. You pick the name.
Then we invite that being in. We install that being in our hearts, and we offer ourselves to it: We sing to it, we chant to it, we pray to it, we bring it flowers. We love and we love, and we open and we open. And then we watch, as slowly, slowly, but surely, surely, we love our way into becoming it.

- Ram Dass -

Via Daily Dharma: The Unshakeable Mind

For a well-trained mind, when sudden distractions arise, they do not interrupt your practice, but reinforce it.

—Judy Lief, “Train Your Mind: If You Can Practice Even When Distracted, You Are Well Trained