By Rev. Jesse Eugene Herriott #innerwork #mindfulness #transformation #alchemy #spiritualpractice A daily practice of turning within and listening to the voice of the heart keeps us in tune with ourselves. From that space we can better gauge where we are in relationship to energy states that are more conducive to a life of harmony. And if we are not in a harmonious state, we can make strides to arrive there. If you were to pause and reflect on what is arising within you, wh
Feb. 12th, 2022 #meditation #attention #mindfulness #mindfulnessbasedstressreduction #mbsr #spiritualpractice By Rev. Jesse Eugene Herriott The dhammapada or “sayings of the Buddha in verse form” continue to inspire me, as does many other wisdom teachings from both east and west, past and present. One of the verses that continues to impact me from of the dhammapada reads, “Look to your mind wise man, look to it well; it is subtle.” Dhamma or “dharma” depending on whether you
Jan. 29, 2022 Pioneer of mindfulness based stress reduction, John Kabbat-Zin suggests that when we slowly ride the wave of the impulses from our own life, we awaken to full catastrophe living. For me, full catastrophe living does not mean that our life is a disaster. Life takes us for a ride. We could also say, our interpretations of the stuff of our everyday life takes us for a ride. The role of faith acts as a catalyst for us to have the courage to expand our container and
Bhakti in Sanskrit means devotion. Bhakti is not just a word; it is a path. It means to love, to adore, to worship, to respect, to honor, and to let yourself go in the presence of something greater than yourself. What do you believe in? What are the principles that you stand on? When we allow ourselves to commit and follow a cause, an energy, or a presence beyond what we can conceive in our minds, we have begun the first step on the path of Bhakti.
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Sunday, January 2nd 2022 Every moment of our lives we are being asked a question. How can we participate in the unfolding of this moment? Sometimes our attention is so occupied that we are not aware of what is happening around us or within us. This could be because attention is a currency that we can choose to spend or save. I’d like to think it’s because we are busy. Whether we are busy doing things that are important or not is a subjective experience. Spiritual practices fr