Posts tagged "freedom"

The Magdalene

Do not underestimate the power of the devotion of God’s Son, nor the power the god he worships has over him. For he places himself at the altar of his god, whether it be the god he made or the God Who created him. That is why his slavery is as complete as his freedom, for he will obey only the god he accepts. – A Course in Miracles

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I will never again try to cut my own heart out.
I will never again cast a curse on myself.
I will never again cast a curse on myself.

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Five Reflections

  1. Reflect upon how the food has come before you—how the food might have been grown, how it was prepared, and how it was brought to you as your meal.
  2. Reflect upon your virtues and conduct. Are you worthy of the meal?
  3. Focus only on the meal in front of you without rushing through it and without thinking any other thoughts.
  4. Eat not from a gourmet perspective, weighing whether the meal is tasty, but simply to support your life.
  5. Eat so you are able to pursue the objectives that you would like to achieve.

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Five Remembrances

  1. I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old.
  2. I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way to escape having ill health.
  3. I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death.
  4. All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them.
  5. My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.

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To be alive—is Power

To be alive—is Power—
Existence—in itself—
Without a further function—

To be alive—and Will!
‘Tis able as a God—
The Maker—of Ourselves—be what—
Such being Finitude!

~Emily Dickenson

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