TODAY'S THEME: Internal Compass
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The nature of enlightenment is the very base of your being and
of your practice. If you have that, there is no reason for you to
get lost ... Also, you have a direction to go. If you don't have a
direction to go, you are lost. You cannot be happy. To know
where to go is very important ... And this is the nature of
faith as understood in the Buddha's teaching.

Excerpted from "Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers,"
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Riverhead Books, 1999


With all my heart I sought You, do not let me stray from
Your commandments. In my heart I have stored Your word,
so that I would not sin against You.

Of Your precepts I speak and I look at Your paths.
I occupy myself with Your statutes,
I will not forget Your word.

Psalm 119: 10-11, 15-16
The Stone Edition Tanach

Come, come, whoever you are.
Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow
a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come.

Rumi (1207-1273)
Persian Founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes


Before embarking on important undertakings, sit quietly,
calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply.
You will then be guided by great creative
power of Spirit.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Indian Guru and Yogi

Intuition is a spiritual faculty, and does not explain,
but simply leads the way.
  - Florence Scovel Shinn


...(D)o you use your intuition? Have you learned how to fine-tune
the inner instinct that is constantly transmitting signals to you?
Think of yourself as a radio. Is your dial set clearly on the intuitive
station so that you can receive the information you need
when you need it, or are you just picking up static?

Intuition is the subliminal sense Spirit endowed us with to
maneuver safely through the maze that is real life...

Intuition tries to communicate with us in inventive ways...
One way is through "the educated gut," which frequently
slaps us to pay attention by triggering a visceral, physical
reaction in our bodies....Another intuitive message breaks
through when we suddenly grasp that to try something new
might be delightful; we do so and are surprised by joy. A third
intuitive nudge occurs through revelation; the inner knowing
that helps us arrive at the right place at the right time so that
we can be swept away by the benevolent flow of synchronicity...

William Wordsworth believed that we could all become "one
in whom persuasion and belief/Had ripened into faith, and
faith become/A passionate intuition."
And we can.

Excerpted from "Simple Abundance,
by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Warner Books, 1991

And now, the Last Word:

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119: 105
The Holy Bible
King James Version

































Bonus quote:

God is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere
and whose circumference is nowhere.

Meister Eckhart (c. 1260- c. 1328)
German theologian, philosopher and mystic


On today's
Home Page:

Thich Nhat Hanh;
Book of Psalms;
Florence Shinn;
Sarah Ban



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