Listening To Our Inner Voice

Listening To Our Inner Voice

Space to Listen

Our mental chatter is often so prominent that we don’t have the space to truly listen. We’re always receiving direction about how to move in our lives, but we’re too distracted to hear it. We cloud our thinking with drama and emotional upheaval then wonder why our lives are so out of whack.

Deep Listening

Yet all of us have the capacity to listen if we’re willing to make the space for it. When we listen, the voice may appear as thoughts with words, a whisper, an image, or a knowing “Yes” to something we may not even realize we wanted or needed.

Following Through

Listening is the first step, and being willing to act on what we hear is the second. So, listen to the deepest part of your being – the part that just knows. Then have the courage to let your life unfold according to its rightful plan.

At the Core of Every Heart
At the Core of Every Heart

Gail Brenner

How Can We Experience The True Nature Of Life?

Ungraspable Life

This life is ungraspable. Why is it ungraspable? Because life is limitless. We can understand this intellectually up to a point. But how can we fully experience this unlimited, boundless life? Simply forget the self. Be this life! Without exception, we are all this limitless, ungraspable, nonthinking life.

…..Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Appreciate Your Life
Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice

Taizan Maezumi Roshi

What Is Historical Criticism?

Biblical Historical Criticism

Background

Historical criticism developed among European Protestant scholars, especially in Germany, and became the dominant methodology for studying the Bible by the late 19th century. By the mid-20th century, it had been embraced by many Jewish and Roman Catholic scholars, and it continues to be used by a majority of scholars alongside other interpretive strategies.

Details

Historical critics seek first of all to be critical, in the way that reviewers try to evaluate a book, film, or a concert without prejudgment. In the study of the Bible, such an approach means understanding the Bible as a collection of works in many genres written by individuals in particular times and in particular places over many centuries. To interpret the Bible as a historical critic, then, is to look at it not as inspired and inerrant, but on its own terms as the words of various named and unnamed authors.

God's Favorites
God’s Favorites: Judaism, Christianity, and the Myth of Divine Chosenness
Michael Coogan

Reality, Experience & Wisdom

Reality is new

Each Moment New

There is never anything you experience in the moment that you have experienced before. It’s always a new arising.

Reality is always new – it is never still, never stops.

Wisdom Mind

A mind with wisdom takes reality as it’s object. It sees both concepts and underlying reality, and it isn’t fooled by how concepts try to present themselves as reality itself.

Relax & Be Aware
Relax and Be Aware

Sayadaw U Tejaniya