I Had To Seek The Physician

I Had To Seek The Physician

I had to seek the Physician because of the pain this world caused me. I could not believe what happened when I got there – I found my Teacher. Before I left, he said, “Up for a little homework, yet?” “Okay,” I replied.”Well then, try thanking all the people who have caused you pain. They helped you come...

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

When I was young my father abandoned me twice as a child. I grew up to be a very angry and depressed young man. I truly hated him for it. In high school, I had this amazing teacher. He helped me, and so many others, in so many ways. But one day he asked me something. He asked “You hate him right?” I said yeah. He said “And he deserves it right?” And, again, I said yes. Then he then he...

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Acceptance

Acceptance

Acceptance It doesn’t sound like a particularly exciting word to begin a book with, does it? Acceptance. In fact, it contains worlds. If you were to accept yourself completely and utterly, right now, your life would be utterly transformed in the blink of an eye. You would have nothing to worry about ever again. All of our human problems – the challenges of relationships, the concerns about...

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Your Path

Your Path

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” “You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” —Joseph...

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Willingness

Willingness

Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within; Opening to my loss, I am given unimaginable gifts; Surrendering into emptiness, I find fullness without end. Each condition I flee from pursues me. Each condition I welcome transforms me And becomes itself transformed Into its radiant jewel-like essence. I bow to the...

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The Altar of This Moment

The Altar of This Moment

Thailand 1 – by Michael Durbin Place everything you can perceive— Everything you can See, Hear, Smell, Taste, Or touch, Upon the altar of this moment And give thanks. It is over so soon— This expression, This single moment of your precious life, This one heart pounding itself open with fear or wild joy, This one breath rising in the cold winter air smoothly and gently or coughing and...

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