Sunday, March 27, 2016



+ Meditation is supreme among all these tested means for personal change. Nothing is so direct, so potent, so sure for releasing the divinity within us. Meditation enables us to see the lineaments of our true self and to chip away the stubbornly selfish tendencies that keep it locked within, quite, quite forgotten.
 -- Eknath Easwaran in God Makes the Rivers to Flow: Sacred Literature of the World

Discernment depends on a continuing commitment to the practices we are exploring which can all be viewed as Meditation or Prayer or Contemplation.  We all need to find ways to “chip away the stubbornly selfish tendencies” which keep us separated from our Heavenly Self which is intimately, intricately, infinitely connected by a matrix of unconditional, unlimited, uniting Love which is miraculous, mysterious and marvelous.

+ The video above is offered by Edward Bastian of the Spiritual Paths Institute. In it, he leads us through the 7 steps of InterSpiritual Meditation.  You may want to pause it at steps 5 and 6 so that you can go deep into meditation.

Spirituality & Practice offers many resources on the practice of discernment including the quote by Eknath Easwaren above.
+ Spirituality & Practice offers 37 Spiritual Practices with an abundance of ideas and resources for this essential practice. Some of my favorites are Attention, Being Present, Connections, Enthusiasm, Imagination, Listening, Meaning, Openness, Questing, Reverence, Silence, Transformation and Vision. Pick one or 2 and see where you are led as you continue to discern your purpose, your path, your mission, your next step.
+ You can always find a link to any of the Spiritual Explorations posts by going to

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