For the most part; in this relative world of need, suffering, and inequality; compassion often seems to require some form of action, conviction, unquestioned direction, selfless determination. Mistaking it for a feeling is to sadly condition its power to whether today I feel like it or not (a very selfish excuse.) The hidden danger is that, consequentially, this is just a portion of a much bigger picture: the one of our endless conditioning our own awakening to a whole lifelong collection of ill-used excuses by our ego.Read More
Awakening into interdependence and karma one bowl of matzah ball soup at a time.Read More
Everywhere we look around, travelers, seekers, pilgrims, hunters, refugees; lost, confused, dazed, dazzled or blind, thirsty and hungry, angry, sad… searching. What do we have for them after their nakedness has been clothed, their thirst quenched, and their hunger satiated?Read More
"The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me..."
When we pray, we must observe the quality of our words; so often they amount to nothing more than a just a self-centered monologue of I need…, I want…, please, I ask you…, I beg you…, I command…, if you’re there…, if you hear me…, do it! When we meditate, we must diligently put down all fires of desire. A meditation teacher recently asked her students...Read More
Let us rise in the resurrection from letting go of my condition, my situation, and my opinions; which have kept us in a never-ending wheel of self-centered suffering. Let us be born again/reincarnate as the Love-Oneness that we may try to speak of, but we can only feel in the silence.Read More
Compassion is not a matter of will power. The moment in which we think, I'm going to be more compassionate today, I'm going to be more compassionate today... and we make an effort out of it by allocating in our minds a special time of the day (usually when we find a brake from fulfilling our own needs) to flip the switch of compassion, and we find a special place where to bestow it (usually areas where we wouldn't want our friends to see us,) we've lost it. We have confused compassion with charity...Read More
Today we're launching Omni, a blog about discovering and sharing the mystery of oneness to which all religions, mystic schools, and even science point at their highest levels. Our direction is to provide a virtual space where to disseminate a spirit of unity through the legacy and words of teachers from different spiritual traditions...Read More