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Journey to Enlightenment: All You Need More of is Your Essence

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The world is filled with bright ideas,
innovative solutions, and great opportunities. The biggest challenge always
lies in finding your own motivation and willingness. In Eastern traditions,
there’s an old expression about the journey to enlightenment. It’s been said
that if you don’t seek your total liberation of heart and mind with the
passion, focus, and conviction of a man with his hair on fire looking for
water, then don’t bother!


On the other hand, remember that it’s okay
to stay exactly as you are. There’s no need to change, unless you feel the need. There’s nothing “wrong” unless life
doesn’t feel right. Listen to your innermost spirit and ask yourself: Is there more to who I am? Is there more
that I have yet to share?

“More” isn’t about what you have or what
people think–it’s being soulful, mindful, and full hearted. It’s about being
more you. At times, your version of
more will be doing less and working
harder to simply accept yourself as you are. The end of Inspiration Deficit
comes from action, but what that action is will be different for every
person. Some people reading this will say, “Yes! This is the time to slow
down,” and others will say, “Yes! This is the time to speed up!” The next step
is all about what your inner wisdom tells you. It concerns fully embracing who
you are and making positive new choices now.


What choices are you going to make today for positive change in your life?

Excerpt from Inspiration Deficit Disorder.

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posted November 29, 2010 at 3:34 am

That’s right the more we are with ourselves the more will we be able to know about the ways of God. Walking on the path shown by Him and keeping him in our minds in all our actions is something that will indeed hep in the process of knowing Him a little.

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Lauri Lumby

posted March 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Amen Brother! This is the entire purpose of our human journey…to know ourselves and thereby to know (that which some call) God. We are inherently called, compelled, provoked to seek out this knowledge. It is a divine moment of Grace when we realize that this inner longing will not be fulfilled in things outside of us, but can only be realized in self-knowledge and knowledge of God….and then in the generous sharing of who we are in the world. AUM!

Lauri Lumby
Authentic Freedom Ministries

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