HAPPINESS & FULFILLMENT: If we summarize the heart-teaching of spiritual traditions which 3 words do we get?

I suggest –  'WAKE: DETACH: SERVE'

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WAKE:


Like two birds of golden plumage, inseparable companions, the

individual self and the immortal Self are perched on the branches of the

selfsame tree. The former tastes of the sweet and bitter fruits of the

tree; the latter, tasting of neither, calmly observes.

The individual self, deluded by forgetfulness of his identity with the

divine Self, bewildered by his ego, grieves and is sad. But when he

recognizes the worshipful Lord as his own true Self, and beholds his

glory, he grieves no more.”

(From the Bhagavad Gita)



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DETACH:

The birds have vanished into the sky,

and now the last cloud drains away.

We sit together, the mountains and me,

until only the mountains remain.

Li Po (701-762)



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SERVE:


Start in the simple here and now – The Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn teaches us;


'Smile, Breathe and go slowly'


When we are much stronger we can be like


Father Michael



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