Spiritual practices can be so simple and yet many people, myself included at times, insist on complicating them. What are we really called to do other than have a grateful heart and show compassion and forgiveness to our fellow humans? Not much. After that, everything else is just details.
I am a collector of wisdom. One of the ways I do it is by collecting quotes. Quotes from great literature, philosophy, history, religion, art and science. Collecting bits of wisdom left to us by amazing enlightened thinkers is one of the most solid spiritual practices I have ever done. Because every time I read someone’s gentle thoughts on love, forgiveness, kindness, compassion or gratitude, I am reminded of my purpose and strengthened in my resolve to realize it.
Connecting with someone through their words is connecting with their mind. And when we connect with the mind of another, we connect with the One Mind.
It’s amazing when you think about it. Time and space dissolve when we truly understand someone’s words (thoughts).
The quote that started me thinking about all of this:
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.” ~Meister Eckhart
That’s why it’s important to express ourselves. No matter how uncomfortable it might feel to make yourself vulnerable, you can never predict who might be helped or inspired by what you have to say.
I hope more people start posting blogs.
Life is really beautiful.