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Erupted Feelings

Erupted Feelings.


Why is it so difficult to be unattached? I’ve been chanting the mantra, avoiding sense pleasures, avoiding the wrong people, performing deity worship. Why is it still those mundane, silly things still make me sad or evoke emotions? 117 more words

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.16

The ultimate renunciation is when one transcends the qualities of nature and perceives the soul.

As an atheist, I struggle with this idea of “the soul”, but can find meaning if I substitute “the self” or “ultimate reality”, but perhaps this is straying too far from what Patanjali intended.

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Daily Riches: Detachment: "Just Step Away" (Peter Scazzero, Thomas Merton and The Virtues Project)

“Detachment is experiencing our feelings without allowing them to control us. We step back and look at things objectively. We let go and accept what we cannot change. 377 more words

Thomas Merton

Love Possesses Not - Vol. 26 (archive)

With Jennie and I both a tad under the weather this week, we dip into the archives again for one of my favorite volumes. This originally appeared on… 945 more words

Weekend Words


It is times like these when I feel I am disintegrating with each passing moment; when I feel a part of me is about to die; a part that will never come back to me. 57 more words


"hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters and even your own life" Part 2

From The Way to Love by Anthony De Mello (continued from Part 1)

“And the young man went away sorrowful for he had great possessions” Mark 10:22…

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Spiritual Formation

18 April ― 10 Jalál


Thy might beareth me witness! Were it not to celebrate Thy praise, my tongue would be of no use to me, and were it not for the sake of rendering service to Thee, my existence would avail me not. 301 more words

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