The Ordinariness of Awakening
Some seekers feel that spiritual awakening is the absence of personality and humanness and thus they are somewhat averse to the idea. Others are drawn to the idea of awakening as they feel it will be the end to all problems, that it will bring perfect health and perfection of their character. In fact, awakening is neither of these ideas. Awakening does not necessarily bring about drastic change to the body-mind organism that comes to awaken. Awakening is absolutely ordinary.
saevitas: xekstrin: A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, NC, is unlike anything you might see in church. The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes. Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away. The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t. "One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person." That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me. I’m not Christian or even religious but I think this is wonderful.
holding anger is poison. it eats you from inside. we think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. but hatred is a curved blade. and the harm we do, we do to ourselves
This is the tumblr group hug. Pass it on.
spiritualevolution1111: "Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you." ~ Marsha Norman Artist: Amuna Laima