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March 2011 Archives

“I have a responsibility to reflect on and plan actions which, from the perspective of my limited intelligence, are noble and loving. At the same time, I must have faith that whatever happens will be all right. In action I […]

“Ego becomes dominant when your personal agenda is small. You become self-conscious and competitive because it’s what you think you need to do in order to survive. When your little boat gets caught up on a wave that’s bigger than […]

“When we hear each other’s stories, we begin to understand ourselves better and feel less alone. … When I tell my stories, it gives others permission to tell their own.” — Alma For Ada, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY […]

“… God alone loves us unconditionally. Even when we turn away from Him or ignore Him, He silently waits for us.” — Sri Daya Mata, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE Since the devastation […]

 “I think spirituality is also about the reconciliation of opposites. It’s about diving deep inside yourself beyond the polarities to a place of unity where everything holds together. … Initially, it seems as if you have to choose one thing […]

“There are times when I get tired. … And there were times when I was afraid. Sometimes I have moments when things seem futile. What steadies me though, is that I know my commitment and passion will not waiver — […]

 “Culture, religion, ethnicity are man-made social constructs that influence our lives, but we are more than these limited constructs. We are one humanity, the human race, and we have a responsibility to help each other regardless of what group we […]

 “… a woman’s role is not just to bring life into the world but to uphold it, to fight for what she believes in.” — Le Ly Hayslip , IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL […]

“It can take a lot of work to assimilate [our challenges] into our lives in a way we can live with, but each experience is an important integration point, an opportunity to align the ego with the soul.” – Lauren […]