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Month: May 2021

Gurdjieff…Awakening

“Unless you can feel the heart and soul and sufferingof each Human being you meet, you cannot fully awaken.” “Unless you experience deeply that he or she isFundamentally just like you, you are asleep.” “This is the final obstacle for a human being on thePath of Transformation.”

The knack of refraining ~ Pema Chödron

Many of our escapes are involuntary: addiction and dissociating from painful feelings are two examples. Anyone who has worked with a strong addiction—compulsive eating, compulsive sex, abuse of substances, explosive anger, or any other behavior that’s out of control—knows that when the urge comes on it’s irresistible. The seduction is too strong. So we train …

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Richard Rohr on the Transformative gift of the Enneagram: Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation The Enneagram (Part 1) The Purpose of the Enneagram

The purpose of the Enneagram is not self-improvement, which would be our ego’s goal. Rather, it is the transformation of consciousness so that we can realize our essence, our True Self. Personality development and character building will happen on the side as a corollary, but this is not its primary goal. The primary goal of …

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SHADOWLAND: Adapted from On the Threshold of Transformation: Daily Meditations for Men by FR. Richard Rohr.

Face the shadow side of yourself, but do not identify with it. It represents only part of who you are. Totally identifying with the shadow leads to much evil in the world. If you live there, you will be driven and motivated by fear, guilt, shame, and even malice. So there is a difference between …

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For a Beloved Friend whose son was suddenly killed in a car accident.

Holy Wisdom and Prayer There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken, A shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable. There is a sorrow beyond all grief which leads to joy, And a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength. There is a hollow space too vast for words, Through which we pass …

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