Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day - 12/01/2016

“Se eu tivesse que usar uma única palavra para traduzir aquilo que compreendo como espiritualidade eu utilizaria desapego. O ego tende a desejar e a se apegar a tudo aquilo que conquista. Mas, toda essa energia usada para a conquista e para manter aquilo que se conquistou deve ser direcionada para o Espírito.”

“Si tuviese que usar una única palabra para traducir aquello que comprendo como espiritualidad, utilizaría desapego. El ego tiende a desear y a apegarse a todo aquello que conquista. Pero toda esa energía usada para la conquista y para mantener aquello que se conquistó debe ser direccionada hacia el Espíritu.”

"If I had to use one word to translate what we understand as spirituality, I would use ‘detachment’. The ego tends to desire and cling to everything that it achieves. All this energy spent on gaining things and sustaining our accomplishments should be directed towards the Spirit.”

Via Daily Dharma: Small Blessings, Large Consequences

So many factors demand our attention; isn’t it awesome that we have at least some influence over what we choose to focus on? And if there is power in acknowledging and being thankful for even small blessings, the power of finding meaning in the face of suffering can be transformative. 

—Pamela Gayle White, "Skunked by Gratitude"