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Post by Evie on Tue May 17, 2016 4:21 am

In this thread, feel free to share spiritual advice from a variety of faiths and religious systems

Spiritual Thought #1
Open up, look outwards, think of others



"There was an empirical study that found that people who have the tendency to use more self-referential terms (I, me, myself) tend to have more health problems and earlier deaths (the Dalai Lama had heard this the day before from another speaker in neurology at a symposium on Buddhism and meditation in New York City). These people have more involvement with the self. Being self-absorbed has an immediate effect of narrowing one's focus and blurring one's vision. It is like being pressed down by a heavy load. If, on the other hand, you think more about others' well-being, it immediately makes you feel more expansive, liberated and free. Problems which before may have seemed enormous would then seem more manageable." - Dalai Lama
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Post by Glimmer on Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:29 pm

2 Easy Steps to Inner Peace

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/06/2-easy-steps-to-inner-peace-now/

Worth a read - short, sweet, and - almost surprisingly - helpful.
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Post by Evie on Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:14 am

“All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.”
― Adyashanti

“When someone tells you, “I love you,” and then you feel, “Oh, I must be worthy after all,” that’s an illusion. That’s not true. Or someone says, “I hate you,” and you think, “Oh, God, I knew it; I’m not very worthy,” that’s not true either. Neither one of these thoughts hold any intrinsic reality. They are an overlay. When someone says, “I love you,” he is telling you about himself, not you. When someone says, “I hate you,” she is telling you about herself, not you. World views are self views—literally”
― Adyashanti



“If you think that people should be nice to one another, then by
all means be nice. But when you project that belief onto the
people and the world around you as if it were an objective reality,
or worse still, as if it were their job to be nice to you, you put
yourself at odds with what is, and suffering will surely follow.”
― Adyashanti, The Way of Liberation



“Until the whole world is free to agree with you or disagree with you, until you have given the freedom to everyone to like you or not like you, to love you or hate you, to see things as you see them or to see things differently—until you have given the whole world its freedom—you’ll never have your freedom.”
― Adyashanti, The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment

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Re: Wake up! - Spiritual Thoughts

Post by Evie on Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:30 am

Alan Watts on the Perils of Hurrying and the Pleasures of Presence

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/26/alan-watts-hurrying-timing/

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