Daily Om 072818

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am an avid prayer and an equally avid meditator.  I do both every day, seven days a week. 

Sometimes, when available, I go to spiritual events, like a few Saturdays ago at Bastyr University – it was put on by Ananda Seattle and was entitled East Meets West.   

Three of the participants were a Sufi Imam, a Rabbi, and a Christian Minister.  They tour the US spreading the words of peace.  In this day and age, peace is what we need more of. 

As part of the all afternoon events, there were meditation sessions.  It was so nice to sit in the coolness of the Chapel at Bastyr University and mediatate. 

I encourage all who are spiritually inclined to look in your community for opportunities to gather with groups of people.  Those opportunities are there. 

Blessings to all.

Enlightenment At Home


Spiritual growth can take place anywhere, if you are open and ready to learn and receive.

Many spiritual seekers feel called to far-flung places across the globe in the interest of pursuing the path of their enlightenment. This may indeed be the right course of action for certain people, but it is by no means necessary to attaining an enlightened consciousness. Enlightenment can take root anywhere on earth, as long as the seeker is an open and ready vessel for higher consciousness. All we need is a powerful intention, and a willingness to do the work necessary to moving forward on our path.

In terms of spiritual practice, at this moment, there are more tools available to more people than at any other time in history. We have access to so much wisdom through the vehicles of books, magazines, the Internet, television, and film. In addition, the time-honored practice of meditation is free, and sitting quietly everyday, listening to the universe, is a great way to start the journey within. There is further inspiration in the fact that the greatest teachers we have are our own life experiences, and they come to us every day with new lessons and new opportunities to learn. If we look at the people around us, we may realize that we have a spiritual community already intact, and if we don’t, we can find one, if not in our own neighborhood, then on-line.

Meanwhile, if we feel called to travel in search of teachers and experiences, then by all means, we should. But if we can’t go to India, or Burma, or Indonesia, or if we don’t have the desire, this is not an obstacle in terms of our spiritual development. In fact, we may simply be aware that our time and energy is best spent in our own homes, with our meditation practice and all the complications and joys of our own lives. We can confidently stay in one place, knowing that everything that we need to attain enlightenment is always available right where we are.



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