Much more by Leonard Jacobson HERE
Much more by Leonard Jacobson HERE
Take a 60 second time – out of the day’s hustle and hassle.
For use at work or home or out and about – take a copy with you.
Whenever in the night or day you need to be mindful:-
Light is light for us all whatever the source.
Enjoy three conscious breaths.
BREATHING IN:I know that I’m breathing in….BREATHING OUT: I know that I’m breathing out….
Let your breath breathe you – bringing you back home to Wholeness and anchoring you in the now.
Let whatever thoughts or feelings emerge arise to the surface.
As you breathe see your mind as a movie-theatre.
Witness each thought or feeling that arises
entering onto your inner movie screen, left or right, up or down.
Don’t resist or chase any thought or feeling just witness them.
Say to each thought or feeling that arises
“Hello. Welcome. Thank-you. Goodbye.“
Then see the thought-feeling exit left, or right, from the movie-theatre.
Breathe the breathing.
Let the breathing Breath breathe you.
Sense the Whole to which we all belong.
Invite the quietness.
Breathe into your stillness.
Return slowly to the here-and-now.”
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SHORT COMMENTARY FOR WHEN YOU HAVE ANOTHER MINUTE OR TWO
On returning to our world of dualities we find concepts –
“Concepts are delicious snacks with which
we try to alleviate our amazement.”
( A J Heschel)
As a whole we should fly with two wings – the nonduality of ‘oneness via unitive meditation‘ and the duality of ‘me and my concepts & things‘.
Both wings are needed.
When meditatively, we are in amazement/awe/wonderment we are at-one, nondual, ego-less or ego-quietened. We rest as Awareness. I = no-self Awareness.
When we return to thought as in thought-forms ‘I-me’, ‘I-IT’, ‘I-we’, ‘I-thou’.’ In thought-forms – we always have duality, subject and object, twoness.
Neither is bad, together they are wings though which to fly spiritually.
Work only one wing and we are crippled – flapping on the ground going round and round in circles.
Nonduality is where we let go and instead let be the Universe, the Source, the Whole, Ultimate Reality, God (choose your preferred term). We rest as Awareness. “I = no-self Awareness.”
Duality is where we chop wood, carry water, do the laundry, feed the kids, earn a living………………….
Hooray for our two wings of being!
We are a being with Being.
The core of all Traditions is One.
There are many paths upward but only One Summit.
“Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.” – Meister Eckhart
He who knows one religion knows none. – Max Müller
He who knows me as unborn, as the beginningless, as the Supreme Lord of all the lords he, undeluded among men, is freed from all sins. – Krishna
A monk sees the Dharma and seeing the Dharma he sees me. – Gautama Buddha
When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me. – Jesus Christ
In its historical form, as a mode of doctrine, life and order, he Christian religion cannot be the one to which the truth belongs, per se – not even if that form be the Reformed. – Karl Barth
It pleased the Divine Power to reveal some of the most important articles of our Catholic creed first to the Zoroastrians…. – L. H. Mills
FROM THIS ARTICLE – http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/ngier/gre5.htm
SEE ALSO – HERE
“If the inner mind is not deluded, then outer deeds will not be wrong.” attributed as a Tibetan Buddhist Teaching. (Desmond Biddulph 1001 Pearls of Buddhist Wisdom No. 770)
Self care is necessary if our ‘light is to shine through’ as old hymns used to tell us. It is also a prerequisite if we are to be there for others effectively.
We should bring our self to account each day as the Baha’i teachings teach – but beware becoming frozen through diffuse & unwarranted guilt.
Guilt can be a hiding place, a layer of ego, a dimension of the false self.
Why let go our false self? Because we are part of the context or environment that shapes other people’s lives. We can’t be a good lover of others if we are inwardly choking on self – the energy, chi, life-force is stuck. We need to forgive ourselves and free up the stuck life-force so that we can serve others more deeply.
Unwarranted guilt is just another form of ego – the delusion is that we are an entity that is self-subsisting. Only Ultimate Reality – God if you prefer – is Self-subsisting. ‘We interbeing are,” as the beloved Thich Nhat Hanh says and we do not have the right to hide our light under a bushel – or anywhere else!
I = Awareness – coming home, back to Now is to ‘rest as Awareness’
OH JOY: – from the Coen Brothers ‘The Ladykillers’ this great gospel version;
TAGS: guilt, letting go, false self, let your light shine, interspiritual, interfaith as interspiritual living,
Within the One Garden model of ‘interfaith as inter-spiritual living’ we see the core teachings of the world’s great traditions very simply as; Awaken more, Detach from ego more, and Serve others better. Awaken is the realization of awareness Ono excellent contemporary spiritual teacher is Rupert Spira. In this video he answers the question; “What is awareness?’
Tolle in Chapter 7 of A New Earth brilliantly separates out the timeless from the necessity of ‘clock time’;
The elimination of time from your consciousness is the elimination of ego. It is the only true spiritual practice.
When we speak of the elimination of time, we are, of course, not referring to clock time, which is the use of time for practical purposes, such as making an appointment or planning a trip. It would be almost impossible to function in this world without clock time.
What we are speaking of is the elimination of psychological time, which is the egoic mind’s endless preoccupation with past and future and its unwillingness to be one with life by living in alignment with the inevitable ‘isness’ of the present moment.
~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle. www.eckharttolle.com/
Tolle of course is saying that we should live in the now, but recognize the importance of the dual world – as servant not master.
TAGS: isness, time, eternity, timelessness, ego, spiritual practice, clock time, past, future,
Please forward to your friends who might be interested
– the newsletter of the ‘One Garden’ groups
Edition 21st July 2013
Quote of the week:
‘Sanctity/holiness is realizing how much we are being conditioned by the ego’ – Bede Griffiths quoted by Wayne Teasdale
Teasdale goes on to say that once we have this perspective we have a tool to transcend it (the ego)! – POW!
Wilber comes back with ‘spirit is that ever-present noticing’ – DOUBLE-POW! See Video 7 HERE
NEW RESOURCES UPDATE – the latest, or updated, sets of resources – as promised recently to group members is below – if I have forgotten any please email me.
1 Interspirituality is ‘…the sharing of ultimate experiences across traditions.’
Wayne Teasdale in The Mystic Heart p26
2 NAMASTE: “I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.” – Namaste!
3 THE WHOLE & THE PARTS: “Behind every moment, behind every particular, is the enveloping Whole. Two wings; connection to the Whole, delight in every particular.” (RP)
4 PLEASE SIGN UP TO i) SoulNeeds & ii) the One Garden WordPress sites
5 The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley – HERE online
6 Ken Wilber & Wayne Teasdale videos HERE
7 Key article on Vipassana meditation and Mindfulness – HERE
8 The ‘Spirituality & Practice site – film reviews, book reviews etc – HERE
9 SACRED MUSIC sublime examples of sacred music and chanting:-
The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra chanted by Hein Braat – HERE
The mantra Om Mani Pädme Hum – HERE
Music in a public place – HERE
Thich Nhat Hanh – HERE
Exquisite Baha’i chant for the departed – HERE
A Maronite Chant to Mary – HERE
PS I would like these included in my funeral!
10 Mission Statement & summary of the One Garden ‘curriculum’ – HERE
Photo source WP HERE