Stephen Levine: Healer, poet, sage & beloved teacher (1937-2016)

Stephen Levine: Healer, poet, sage & beloved teacher (1937-2016)

Results for "love" I can hear Stephen Levine’s loving voice counseling healing awareness, soft belly, compassion, and mercy within mercy to all who came to see him and his beloved partner Ondrea. Their students brought everything, their spiritual longing and...
Forgiving Ourselves

Forgiving Ourselves

Forgiving Ourselves Finding a way to extend forgiveness to ourselves is one of our most essential tasks. Just as others have been caught in suffering, so have we. If we look honestly at our life, we can see the sorrows and pain that have led to our own wrongdoing. In...
Balancing What is Reactive

Balancing What is Reactive

Results for " taken from the book" What is it that is reactive? Our minds are reactive: liking and disliking, judging and comparing, clinging and condemning. Our minds are like a balance scale, and as long as we’re identified with these judgments and...
Finding the Middle Way

Finding the Middle Way

Finding the Middle Way “Hence the purpose of Holy Life does not consist in acquiring merit, honour, or fame, nor in gaining morality, concentration, or the eye of knowledge.  That unshakable deliverance, the sure heart’s release, that indeed is the object of the...
Moving Toward Freedom

Moving Toward Freedom

Moving Toward Freedom Learning takes place only in a mind that is innocent and vulnerable.—Krishnamurti There are four principles for mindful transformation of difficulties, poetically articulated by Michele McDonald with the acronym RAIN. RAIN stands for Recognition,...
The Path Is Not Linear but Circular and Continuous

The Path Is Not Linear but Circular and Continuous

The Path Is Not Linear but Circular and Continuous Systematic depictions of spiritual stages can make it seem as if the path is simple, linear, and progressive, as if spiritual life were a step-by-step development of oneself over time. In one way, the maps are...

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