Sunday, January 3, 2016



+ As spiritual searchers we need to become freer and freer of the attachment to our own smallness in which we get occupied with me-me-me. Pondering on large ideas or standing in front of things which remind us of a vast scale can free us from acquisitiveness and competitiveness and from our likes and dislikes. If we sit with an increasing stillness of the body, and attune our mind to the sky or to the ocean or to the myriad stars at night, or any other indicators of vastness, the mind gradually stills and the heart is filled with quiet joy. Also recalling our own experiences in which we acted generously or with compassion for the simple delight of it without expectation of any gain can give us more confidence in the existence of a deeper goodness from which we may deviate.
― Ravi Ravindra, The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

+ This is the last post on the practice of stillness in this series.  The practice of detachment is next. This quote is an invitation to keep practicing stillness and allow this wonderful stillness to move you gently into the practice of detachment  which will lead us to the practice of humility and ultimately on to the glorious, fantastic realm of abundance, joy, wisdom, beauty, love, truth, peace, justice and freedom.

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