What is the Will of God?

What is the Will of God? He wills His Son have everything. And this He guaranteed when He created him as everything. It is impossible that anything be lost, if what you have is what you are. This is the miracle by which creation became your function, sharing it with God. It is not understood…

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Making Sense of it All

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up. – Anne Lamott

Miracle

The Miraculous If something is continuous, it is not miraculous. Miraculous events are not continuous with what happened before them. They represent a shift of energy, a movement out of past perception, past limitation. They are unpredictable, unexpected and in many cases inscrutable. You call them miracles because God’s hand is in them. But without…

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Self-Sufficiency

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you’re always going to be disappointed. – Madonna This explains why, being self-sufficient is so important. When we are constantly relying on some outer reality to fulfil us, we are then continuously depending our happiness, or rather our state of being to externality of which…

See it as Unreal…

See it as a bubble, See it as a mirage: one who regards the world this way the King of Death doesn’t see. ~ 170, Dhammapada: the Buddha ~

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Authenticity, said Paul Ferrini

Don’t be concerned that your path is not like that of others. It takes courage to be yourself and not to live in reaction to the likes and dislikes of others. Be courageous and follow your heart. You need to walk your own unique path in order to honor yourself and fulfill your spiritual purpose.…

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Pessimism about the World

Our pessimism about the world is the mirror image of our indictment of ourselves. If we have not learned to hold our fear compassionately and look without judgment on the shadowy aspects of ourselves, we cannot look at the world with acceptance or compassion. ~ Paul Ferrini ~

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Better the Ending of Craving

Not even if it rained gold coins can there be satiety in sensual desire. Sensual pleasures are painful and of little sweetness. Realizing this, the wise person takes no delight even in heavenly pleasures. The disciple of the Fully Enlightened One delights in the destruction of craving. ~ Buddha, Dhammapada 186, 187 ~

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An Abraham Lincoln Quote

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble…

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Essences in Storylines

It is just a story, and yet it is through stories we learn. What we learn is not of how the story begun, went or end but of the essence the story presents. Give attention to the essence, we grow a little wiser; Give attention the story, there you go again – down and down…

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