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Care For Your Soul

“You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output – how much you produce – not in terms of the quality of your life experiences. To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution.” — Jean Shinoda Bolen

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Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Quotes

 

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Greed and Selfishness

Who is Saint Gregory?

Saint Gregory

It is by no means enough not to steal the property of others; you are in error if you keep to yourself the wealth which God has created for all. He who does not give to others what he possesses is a murderer, a killer; when he keeps for his own use what would provide for the poor, one can say that he is slaying all those who could have lived from his plenty; when we share with those who are suffering, we do not give what belongs to us, but what belongs to them. This is not an act of pity, but the payment of a debt. — Pope Gregory the Great (6th Century)

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2016 in Quotes

 

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Estrangement is Alienation

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“Our estrangement from nature and the unconscious became entrenched roughly two thousand years ago, during the shift from the Age of the Great God Pan to that of Pisces that occurred with the suppression of the pagan mysteries and the rise of Christianity. The psychological shift that ensued left European civilization staring into two millennia of religious mania and persecution, warfare, materialism, and rationalism.

The monstrous forces of scientific industrialism and global politics that have been born into modern times were conceived at the time of the shattering of the symbiotic relationships with the plants that had bound us to nature from our dim beginnings. This left each human being frightened, guilt-burdened, and alone. Existential man was born.”

― Terence McKenna, Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Quotes

 

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Thank You

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“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank You, it will be enough.” — Meister Eckhart

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2016 in Quotes

 

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Gratitude is a Vaccine for Suffering

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“Buddhist monks begin each day with a chant of gratitude for the blessings of their life. Native American elders begin each ceremony with grateful prayers to mother earth and father sky, to the four directions, to the animal, plant, and mineral brothers and sisters who share our earth and support our life. In Tibet, the monks and nuns even offer prayers of gratitude for the suffering they have been given: “Grant that I might have enough suffering to awaken in the deepest possible compassion and wisdom.”

~ Jack Kornfield

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Quotes

 

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The Heart of a Heartless World

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Happy Birthday, Karl Marx!

“Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” (From the “Introduction to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right,” 1843)

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Quotes

 

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Selfishness

“All of you still possess too much of selfishness… Give up the self idea and always be for others.” — Meher Baba (April 18, 1924)

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2015 in Quotes

 

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