Spirituality and Meditation

Mooji….and thoughts on Enlightenment

You are the Master; the Mind is your servant, this is the correct relationship- Mooji A friend sent me this Mooji video, called eternally home. What is wonderful about the video is thosewho find themselves in the state that this spiritually suffering man describes are so close to awakening, although they may believe themselves to(…)

The Image of God in You

This is a lovely article by a friend of mine, below is a brief extract. If you are interested in Christian Spirituality you may like to visit Wayne’s blog. Christ IS the image of God in us and, at the same time, He is the image of God in which we – and, indeed, all things – are said to have been created. To recognize this(…)

Anthony de Mello: Christian teachings in Eastern form

On a recent long flight I read 2 books by Anthony de Mello, ‘Sadhana: The path to God’, and ‘The way to love’ These fabulous books weave Christianity together with a myriad of spiritual teachings and are very enlightening and inclusive in thier approach. The word Sadhana can be translated from the Hindi to English as(…)

What is self? A journey with the Christian mystic Bernadette Roberts

With extracts from an article written by Alan Mann ‘Eternity comes clad in the guise of the present moment.’ I was introduced to the work of Bernadette Roberts by Alan Mann, who I met at a Douglas Harding gathering in the UK this summer. Alan’s thoughts on Bernadette Roberts follow a little background information and(…)

Come with me to the Palace of Nowhere

“Come with me to the Palace of Nowhere, where all the many things are one” A friend recently gave me a copy of the Path to the Palace of Nowhere by James Finley, a student of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, author, and student of Zen. The writing of Thomas Merton asks us the fundamental(…)

Spirituality: The path of the heart

Any path is only a path and there is no affront to oneself or to others in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you…Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself and yourself alone one question…Does this path have a heart?(…)

Meditation: The art of pain, suffering and Joy

Meditation, bringer of suffering, pain and joy, yet regardless of the suffering I am compelled to continue on this journey… Meditation for me has brought a beauty to my existence that has been unmatched by any other experience. Nothing else on earth draws your attention to a simple sunburst captured perfectly in the corner of(…)

The importance of Showing Up

Some time ago I read an excellent book entitled Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision by Ian Roberts. Only one of the principles has stayed with me, and obviously for me it is the most important: Showing Up. Never mind about talent or technique, the most important thing is to(…)

Japanese Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253)

Dogen Zenji was perhaps the most enlightened and influential Zen master in Japanese history. He lived in Japan in the thirteenth century. The 12th and 13th centuries was a period which produced many enlightened masters across the world, including Meister Eckhardt and Hildegard von Bingen in Germany, St Francis of Assisi and Thomas Aquinas in(…)

Heaven and Earth

Connecting what is made by man in natures materials into living life forms honours the living, changing, creative and beautiful, the Heaven on Earth, what was given by nature, creator of the highest order, for me the most beautiful kind of art… And…since we have discussed poetry and music I thought It was time to(…)

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