There is a refuge within us that God created when He made the human soul. Each of us has access to this refuge that holds the silence through which we come to know God and to be healed. Stillness is our strength. It is necessary for healing and it is the secret ground of our life. This refuge that dwells within us is not measured by, subject to, or in any way altered by the changes the outside world goes through.
We can either fight for our spiritual right to awaken to the world within us where passing time and its troubles are without negative influence over us, or we can quit on ourselves and become whatever the world makes of those who make nothing of their spiritual possibilities.
The Development of True Peace
It is a distinct stage in the development of the aspirant when -- rather than being easily distracted by some imagined consolation for his pain, or by concluding who is to blame for it -- his first and real preference in the moment is to increase his consciousness of his condition, and not
(Video) There's No Sense of Self in a Right Action Guy Finley explains that true goodness is not measured by actions which validate your image of being good. What is truly good has no self-reference -- it comes from pure action, which is a natural outcome of being present.
The Interior Action that Builds Character The character of goodness, of compassion and kindness that we would like to reflect and express before our friends (and enemies), requires that we place “its” life before our own. And yet, when we agree to this interior action of self-sacrifice, not only is our life returned to us, but we find t
Enter a World Where Goodness is Its Own Reward Once we see it's impossible to please ourselves at the expense of the pain of someone else, we are released from the cycle of seeking a false comfort whose conflict compromises "winners" and "losers" alike. Only then are we free to enter a new world – above the opposites -- where goodness is its o
Step Into the Unknown When, at times, the spiritual aspirant feels as though there's no reason to go on...because he can no longer believe in an imagined good somewhere ahead of him, he comes to what seems a complete dead end. And yet, it is exactly in this place that he must step through himself, and persist in the work