Waking up to Wisdom
In Stillness and Community

Awakin Readings

Every week, we post a reading from various wisdom traditions, to provoke insights and deeper reflection. Each thought is also accompanied by an illustration and an audio recordings (and often translations in other languages). Explore and enjoy!

You Are Saved By Your Love

--by Michael Damian (Jan 15, 2018)

Love is the power that reveals truth and drives our search for it. You may have noticed that if you study something deeply - an animal, a face, a piece of music - you begin to love it. You become one with it. This felt sense of oneness is the highest expression of love. When you love like this you transcend the selfish distortions and ambitions that once tainted your study. A true study and mastery of anything both demands and evokes this real love. In the study of existence you realize your oneness with it. As the artificial divide between you and the world dissolves, the whole of existence is found to be good and worthy of love. All sense of separation is gone. There is an open, lucid awareness that manifests the joy of being. When we are joyful we do not think to go and find God....

View Full Reading

Featured Readings

Man In The Glass
Bill Parcells

Go Placidly Amid the Noise
Max Ehrmann

Is the Universe Friendly?
Albert Einstein

Processing Anger With An
John Robbins and Ann Mortifee

To Have Without Holding
Marge Piercy

Contemplation Vs. Social
Brother David Steindl-Rast

Liking Is for Cowards. Go
Jonathan Franzen

The Difference Between
Masanobu Fukuoka

Social Intelligence
Daniel Goleman

Live the Questions Now
Rainer Maria Rilke

A Spiritual Conspiracy
Author Unknown

Everything Is A Miracle
Albert Einstein

Pale Blue Dot
Carl Sagan

Pablo Neruda's Greatest
Lewis Hyde

The Fallacy of Togetherness

Before You Know What
Naomi Shihab Nye

The Golden Eternity
Jack Kerouac

Seeing is an Act
Jeanne de Salzmann