Clearly, we've asked for your attention. It takes your time and focus to read this article. It takes your interest in order to open this newsletter, study a topic, or have a real communication. So, what are you giving your attention to these days, and how completely? Have you actually, consciously, followed the multitude of places your mind travels to when you open your iphone and tablet? Or do you unconsciously let your fingers do the walking falling down the rabbit hole of infinite minutiae?
The Swami and the Zen Master
Time, everything, is relative. As Albert Einstein showed us, "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute."
From the numinous to the singular
From the spectrum to the speck
Spirituality is not simply a mechanical process and not something finally obtained or acquired.
It is easier to see problems in someone other than oneself. We all know people who knock on our door with bibles. They’re very certain. They are living in their certainties, but if we look outside our own worldviews, and look at beliefs distant from ours, it can begin to open our minds. The wise person starts asking, “How does this problem apply to me?” Where do I have a similar belief that I am not aware of or that I am stuck in?