Becoming Simple and Transparent in our Spiritual Life

From A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield:

Meditation: Becoming Simple and Transparent

As you reflect on your spiritual life you can ask yourself: What do you know in your heart about the truth of life? Do you actually need more knowledge than this, or is this simple fundamental wisdom enough?

What keeps you from living the simple truths you know? What would you need to let go of to do so? What confusion and fear interfere with your compassion? What strength and trust would be needed to live wisely and well?

How would you change your life so that your body, heart, and mind might become more unknowing, more transparent to this light within? Can you imagine knowing less and become wiser?

Let yourself sense a simple loving presence you can bring into each moment. Be aware of how your spiritual life can guide you toward this.

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"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." Spinoza

2 Responses to “Becoming Simple and Transparent in our Spiritual Life”

  1. Judy Worth Friedsam Reply 2011/07/03 at 12:55 PM

    as Pema might say, “I don’t know…..I simply don’t know”. What “I” do know is the older I become, I embrace the “less is more” attitude. Metta _/\_

  2. ooo i’m liking this one steve. i read that book some years ago and it really touched me. this particular quote hits the nail on the head of something i’ve been cooking in my brain recently tho. makes me think I might need to go back thru that book.

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