One of my favorite subjects — spirituality. Just who are we? I’ve been reading and practicing for over 20 years and I can tell you that this is really all you need to know about it. It’s one line from the Tao Te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell…
“Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep to the original oneness?”— Lao Tzu
That’s it in a nutshell! How spiritual you are is how present you are, and nothing else.
“The ultimate Truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that need be said. Still, it is a wonder that to teach this simple Truth there should come into being so many religions, creeds, methods and disputes among them and so on! Oh the pity! Oh the pity!”— Ramana Maharshi
Once you’re clear, you need to set about coaxing your mind from its wandering, not more information.
Practice, practice, practice :-) An ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory.
Michael Kinnaird is the author of Happy Guide, the result of a 20 year exploration into what works for health and happiness.
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