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Published 2-13-12   The Religion Network publishes every Monday

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John O'Donohue, Lama Surya Das, Krishnamurti, Julian of Norwich

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Dear Readers,

Equilibrium, or a state of balance between opposing forces,
is what every human being struggles to find. It's a dance
performed like a ballet en pointe, requiring discipline and
strength to burst through the boundaries of body and earth
and create exquisite beauty. We too, can balance on our
mental and spiritual toes; and dancing to music made
in heavenly spheres, find unshakable
freedom and happiness.

- Lisa

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For Equilibrium, a Blessing


Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore, 
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul. 

As the wind loves to call things to dance, 
May your gravity by lightened by grace. 

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth, 
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect. 

As water takes whatever shape it is in, 
So free may you be about who you become. 

As silence smiles on the other side of what's said, 
May your sense of irony bring perspective. 

As time remains free of all that it frames, 
May your mind stay clear of all it names. 

May your prayer of listening deepen enough 
to hear in the depths the laughter of God. 


Excerpted from "To Bless the Space Between Us,"
by John O'Donohue (1956-2008)
Irish poet and author

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Sky gazing meditation:
open eyes,
open posture,
open heart,
open breath,
open mind.


From "Words of Wisdom,"
by Lama Surya Das
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Happiness is not an end in itself.
It comes with the understand of
what is. Only when the mind is
free from its own projections
can there be happiness.


Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)
Philosopher and author



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Then I saw the Lord...royally reign in His house,
fulfilling it with joy and mirth, Himself endlessly
to gladden and to solace His dear-worthy friends,
full homely and full courteously, with marvellous
melody of endless love, in His own fair blessed
Countenance. Which glorious Countenance of the
Godhead fulfilleth the Heavens with joy and bliss.


From the Sixth Revelation of Julian of Norwich (1342- ca. 1416)
"Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love"



The Last Word:

You can't control the wind.
But you can learn to sail.
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Sail freely on the vast sea.
Ride the waves and enjoy the journey!


Lama Surya Das (1950 -  )
American lama



 

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 








 







 







































 

 

 

 






 

 

Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

You are valuable because you exist.
Not because of what you do or
what you have done, but simply
because you are.

Max Lucado (1955- )
Author & Christian preacher

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