Activist, author and spiritual teacher Richard Rohr presented "Breathing Under Water" discussing spirituality and the 12 Step program. The program was conducted at the All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA, at the Rector's Forum on Sunday, March 25, 2012.
Put your trust in those who have proven they can be trusted. Sounds easy enough, but how many actually do it?
This excerpt of an interview of Shinzen Young on the Thinking Allowed show is an outstanding explanation of meditation. Regardless of where you are spiritually or how often you practice or attempt to practice meditation…you will find much that is of great use to you right now. Meditation practices can lead to permanent changes in awareness of the self and the transcendence of the ego.
Shinzen Young is an ordained Buddhist Monk and scholar of Buddhism. After about a year of meditative practice, he says, one establishes open access to a realm of altered states of awareness. When practicing in a disciplined fashion, one goes on to explore the various stages leading toward enlightenment.
Who is going to attack you? No one if you are not aggressive or prone to negativity towards another. It is the bully who starts the ball rolling or is it the ones who stand by hoping to see someone beaten?
It is not easy to be yourself? Who is easier to be? Are you unable to do whatever you do? Are you not true to what you say? If so, you are able to be yourself with no qualms.
Really radical change to how medicine is practiced, known as iDoctor! In an NBC News report Dr.Eric Topol talks about future patients and how the smart phone can change medicine forever.
Can you assume others are right when you do not know them? If so, how did you decide they knew what to do? It has to be by actions or words...so which moves you most?
Sadhguru explains that a prayer is not a vocal communication or "long-distance call" with God. Prayer is a quality, not an act. It is a way of creating a state of receptivity within us, by involving ourselves completely. Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life serves as a reminder that yoga is a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times.
Truthfullness is not valued today, but it is still the best way to live.
Here is Part 1 of an 8 part series on Lakota wisdomkeepers that i hope you will take time out to view and absorb what is intended by them and by me in sharing these thoughts...
Wisdomkeepers are the guardians of nature's mysteries within the Lakota Sioux ceremonies and practices, as well as the medicine ruled by them, the songs that infuse our senses and our spiritual body, and the forces they produce that are identical to nature and its motivating power. These oral and entirely spontaneous transmissions, given by the three holy men, Joe Flying By, Dave Chief, and Leroy Curley, are a rare treasure of the highest generosity, directed for the greatest good. Their stories are told with complete equanimity, vividly conveying, without rancor or judgement, how Western civilization lacks connection to the natural world. Because passing on elders' wisdom in the oral tradition to the next generation is almost impossible, given the fact that the three important elements of the Lakota culture--the land, the people, and the language--are all but gone, the film's producer/director has provided a great service to those who have an interest in, and wish to learn from, ancient Native American teachings that have rarely been exposed.