A Spark of Inspiration

How Far You Are Willing To

We all think we are good people if we help another person. That’s not being connected to the Light of the Creator. Being connected to the Light of the Creator is: how far you are willing to fall to elevate another person; how far you are willing to be in pain to assist another person; how […]

The Path

Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you… Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question… Does this path have […]

The Higher Worlds

Whoever seeks higher knowledge must create it for himself. He must instill it into his soul. It cannot be done by study; it can only be done through life. Whoever, therefore, wishes to become a student of higher knowledge must assiduously cultivate this inner life of devotion. Everywhere in his environment and his experiences he […]

How Is Your Heart?

during my worst times on the park benches in the jails or living with whores I always had this certain contentment- I wouldn’t call it happiness- it was more of an inner balance that settled for whatever was occuring and it helped in the factories and when relationships went wrong with the girls. it helped […]

The War of Art

Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.   Steven Pressfield

The Evolving Self

Individuals who develop to the fullest their uniqueness, yet at the same time identify with the larger processes at work in the cosmos, escape the loneliness of their individual destinies. The type of ego that might pull us through is one secure enough to forgo desires beyond what are necessary. It will be one that […]

In-between

Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Two Shoe Men

Two shoe salesmen travel to a third world country in search of new business opportunities. The moment they land, one man calls his wife, telling her, “Honey, I’m coming back home. There’s no hope here. Nobody here is wearing shoes.” He boards the next flight home. The second man calls his wife and says, “Honey, […]

“I”

Being separate, “I’ is at odds with other egos, each competing for a limited share of food, shelter, power, money, and status. Because it is so small and limited, “I” is set against the overwhelming forces of Nature. Dwarfed into insignificance by a vast, cold universe, the ego sees its primary task as survival. In […]

On Repentance

A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. The young woman asked if they could help her cross to the […]