Reading Archive (Spirituality)

A Spiritual Conspiracy

Author Unknown

On the surface of the Earth exactly now there is war and violence and everything looks horrible.  But, simultaneously, something quiet, calm and hidden is happening and certain people are being c...

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142K reads, 54 comments

To Be On A Spiritual Path

Jan Phillips

"To be on a spiritual path means to live mindfully, paying attention to the signs along the road and being conscious of our body — the vehicle we are traveling in — and of the needs a...

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80K reads, 40 comments

Your Life Cannot Go Wrong

Jeff Foster

In reality, your world is set up so that nothing happens to you, but everything happens for you - for your awakening, for your growth, for your inspiration, for your exploration - even if you forget t...

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75K reads, 59 comments

Love without Conditions

Paul Ferrini

You will find all kinds of methods to teach you “how to be”.  But, as long as there is a method, you will be “doing”. I am telling you to drop all your methods.&n...

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23K reads, 18 comments

To Know Your Mind, Pay Close Attention To It

Sam Harris

Certain rare and wonderful experiences are possible. But this is all we need, to take “spirituality” (the unavoidable term for this project of self-transcendence) seriously. [...] We sp...

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18K reads, 4 comments

Spiritual Activism

Michael Singer

I'm an environmentalist and I'm very much into cars that get high mileage and don't pollute, and I see that somebody's driving a Hummer. It's a classic example, somebody's driv...

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17K reads, 7 comments

You Cannot Capture Silence, It Captures You

Richard Rohr

For me, the two correctives of all spirituality are silence and service. If either of those is missing, it is not true, healthy spirituality. Without silence, we do not really experience our experienc...

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17K reads, 13 comments

Recycling Karmic Trash

Shinzen Young

It’s very common for people on a meditative or spiritual path to develop a kind of sensitivity to the poison and pain of others. Sometimes it’s formulated with the phrase “I pic...

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16K reads, 8 comments

The Essence of Spirituality

Vimala Thakar

To be spiritual is to be related to the visible, invisible and the infinite aspects of life simultaneously. True spirituality never provides any escapes for fear-obsessed people. We may find other esc...

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16K reads, 8 comments

You Must Shout From The Heart

Ken Wilber

The alarming fact is that any realization of depth carries a terrible burden: Those who are allowed to see are simultaneously saddled with the obligation to communicate that vision in no uncertain ter...

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15K reads, 8 comments

Nine Wisdom Steps From Spiritual Traditions

Sage Bennet

Each of the first eight [wisdom steps] introduces you to a different spiritual tradition -- Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Native American spirituality, Taoism, and New Thought -- a...

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14K reads, 2 comments

Deep Ecological Awareness Is Spiritual Awareness

Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi

The sense in which we use the term "ecological" is associated with a specific philosophical school, founded in the early 1970s by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess (1912-2009) with the di...

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14K reads, 6 comments

Spiritual Life Begins Within The Heart

Joan Chittister

The truth is that we spend our lives in the centrifuge of paradox. What seems certainly true on the one hand seems just as false on the other. Life is made up of incongruities: Life ends in death; wha...

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12K reads, 9 comments

The Danger of Service Without Spirituality

Meher Baba

Service, even when it is utterly selfless, ought to be guided by spiritual understanding; for selfless service, when unintelligently handled, often creates chaos and complications. It could even be th...

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12K reads, 8 comments

The Question Of Being

Adyashanti

Above the entrance to the Oracle of Delphi were written the words, “Know yourself.” Jesus came along and added a sense of urgency and consequence to the ancient idea when he said, “I...

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10K reads, 8 comments