“The immesurables” from the Buddha’s teachings

[The Buddha] used to make monks and laypeople alike practice a certain discipline called the “immeasurables,” because it made you bigger. You sat and you sent out waves of benevolence and good wishes to the whole world, not excluding anyone from your radius of benevolence. It’s a radius. You have to start off when you’re…

Daoism Spirituality by elquanah (re-blogged)

Daoism Spirituality It is always interesting to explore different beliefs, philosophies and religions to find commonality.  It seems especially important today with our world turned upside down. The Chinese word Tao or Dao is used in an attempt to identify, by name, that nameless Infinite Energy, a Divine Intelligence beyond our understanding. The  energy makes…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “As I move through the earth” by Hafiz

“As I move through the earth”   I Do not Want to step so quickly Over a beautiful line on God’s palm As I move through the earth’s Marketplace Today. I do not want to touch any object in this world Without my eyes testifying to the truth That everything is My Beloved. Something has…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch about “making a difference”

“You are making a difference, whether you know it or not. So have no doubt about that. You did it again yesterday. The way you touched someone’s life just yesterday made a difference. And you are always doing that, do you know that? Yes, yes…your smile, your encouraging word, your willingness to just be “present”…

“Giving” by Kahlil Gibran

Giving You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.” The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish. Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights, is worthy of all else…