Ordinary is the Divine

[Transformative practice] helps us begin to tell the story of our life…As we grow more intimate with things as they are, we begin to notice the glory of God in each one.  Meditation just makes it easier to remember what God , your self and all of life are about.  Love the Lord your God, your heart, mind and soul, and your neighbor as yourself.  It’s all right there, there’s nothing else really.  That’s why we are here.  That’s why we do this practice.  Christian, Hindu, Muslim, or whatever, that’s why people gather to worship and practice-the abundant life wants to be known!    It’s the way we need to live together, to weave a tapestry of life that allows the universe to express itself.

Huston-Smith told me that we are all enlightened, we just don’t necessarily know it.  There’s nothing mysterious that you are going to give me or that I’m going to give anyone else.  It’s already there and it’s all been given and we’ve worked all our lives not to see it but that’s how human beings have to do it.  It’s in the flowers, in the people, in the carpet, in the chair, It’s everywhere.  —  David Parks -Ramage

“God is looking for for us like we are looking for God” – Shaykh Yassir Chadly

“The awakening state is very ordinary. It is falling in love with the ordinary.  It doesn’t need to be special.  The ordinary is the divine” Adyashanti

From- Living Deeply – the Art & Science of Transformation in Everyday Life

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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