#4200 - Thursday, March 24, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
"God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad
actors who don’t know how to play funny." ~Garrison KeillorFor anyone keeping score... (Really, I was just looking for a book.)
The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living PeopleHave you seen the Scoreboard, ranking what we approximate
to be the top 50 Enlightenment-related websites by traffic rank
according to Alexa?"And the deepest level of communication is not
communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond
words, and it is beyond speech, and it is beyond concept. Not
that we discover a new unity. We discover an older unity. My
dear brothers, we are already one. But we imagine that we are
not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we
have to be is what we are."
~ The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton"Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future.
Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look
for it in the present you will never find it."
~Thomas Merton"Real love is it's own benediction. Real Love does not seek for
anything outside of itself. Real love lives only in silence. It does
not live in thought because thought is always comparing and
when you are comparing you are not loving."
~ Joel Kramer
The Passionate Mind"The question of what are the only foundations of true security
shows up the difference between the real and the bogus
mystic at once."
~ Dom Hubert Van Zellerposted by Bill Lindley to FacebookThe heart belongs to the unknown. The step into the unknown
is all about Trust. Trust is all about how much we Love what we
Trust. If we Trust in Love itself; get lost in it; we become it.
Once we realize that we are Love itself, all the wisdom we
have learned, indeed, all the Wisdom of the ages unfolds in an
instant, the key being found.
~ Bill LindleyBeech Leaf Bud, Just Beginning To Open, Far Away Point, Marylandby Peter Shefler"If you do stay present with what you see when you look at
yourself again and again, you begin to develop a deeper
friendship with yourself.It's a complete friendship, because you are not leaving out
the parts that are painful to be with. It's the same way you
would develop a complete friendship with another person.You include all that they are. When you develop this complete
friendship with yourself, the parts you're embarrassed
about, as well as the parts you're proud of, manifest
as genuineness.A genuine person is a person who is not hiding anything, who
is not conning themselves. A genuine person doesn't put
up masks and shields."~ Pema ChodronFrom the website Shambhala Sunposted to Daily Dharma by anipachen