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Patience…

2 Mar

011

“everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait…there is nothing stronger than these two: patience and time, they will do it all.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Leo Tolstoy. War & Peace.

Imagine…

23 Feb

005

“Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

John Lennon, Imagine.

To be a pilgrim…

27 Oct

011

 

“A pilgrim is someone who sees life as a sacred journey, who sees the Earth as a sacred home, who sees the universe as a process.

We can relate to our planet Earth in two ways. Either we can act as tourists and look at the Earth as a source of goods and services for our use, pleasure and enjoyment, or we can act as Earth pilgrims and treat the planet with reverence and gratitude. Tourists value the Earth and all her natural riches only in terms of their usefulness to themselves. Pilgrims perceive the planet as sacred, and recognise the intrinsic value of all life.

To be a pilgrim is to be on a path of adventure, to move out of our comfort zones, to let go of our predujices and preconditioning, to make strides towards the unknown. If we want to tread the pilgrim’s path, we need to go beyond ideas of good and evil, and to be dedicated to our quest – to our natural calling. We need to shed not just our unnecessary material possessions but also our burdens of fear, anxiety, doubt and worry, in this way we can find spiritual renewal and enter on the great adventure into the unknown. Paradoxically, being on a pilgrimage does’nt necessarily mean travelling from one place to another – it means a state of mind, a state of consciousness, a state of fearlessness.”

Satish Kumar

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