Satsang 1: Solitude, Aloneness, Confusion, Time, Conscious Shocks, and Trust

“Don’t go outside your house to see the flowers.
My friend, don’t bother with that excursion.
Inside your body there are flowers.
One flower has a thousand petals.
That will do for a place to sit.
Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty
inside the body and out of it,
before gardens and after gardens.”

­–Kabir (more…)

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Satsang 3: Self-Awareness and the Undivided Space of the Soul

“Any movement or sound

is a profession of faith, as the millstone

grinding is explaining how it believes in the river!

No metaphor can say this,

but I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.

Every moment and place says,

‘Put this design in your carpet!’”

–Rumi (more…)

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Satsang 4: How Self-Observation Leads to Self-Awareness

“If you want great wealth, and that which lasts forever, wake up!

If you want to shine with the love of the Beloved, wake up!

You’ve slept a hundred nights, and what has it brought you?

For your Self, for your God, wake up!

Wake up!

Sleep no more.”

–Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) (more…)

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Self-Awareness and the Joy of Re-collection: Entering the Flow of Life

By Tasha Friedman

Can the mind be your partner in spirituality? Does the path to transcendence only run through denial, or is it possible that everything around you is helping point the way?

It’s such a relief to step out of the paradigm of conflict—with your mind, your senses, your environment—and discover that the world has actually been flowing with you all along. Flowing into you, in fact. (more…)

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The Undivided Space of the Soul

By Tasha Friedman

Do you perceive yourself as just one limited thing, a body and mind, floating around in a sea of other limited things?

This attitude may be the normal condition of your daily life—until every so often there comes a flash of something different. You may be in meditation or watching a breathtaking sunset when suddenly everything drops, and you are left with the bare simplicity of the Present Moment. (more…)

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Fear and Fearlessness on the Path to Truth

By Tasha Friedman

“All of the world is just a narrow bridge. What’s important is not to be afraid.”
–Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Even while the wave of coronavirus washes over the world, fear is like a second pandemic. It spreads even faster and touches more people than the contagion itself. (more…)

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The Grace of Uncertainty: Trusting in the Heart during a Pandemic

By Tasha Friedman

Stop now. Close your eyes. Feel your heart.

You are here, you are aware, right now.

At this very moment, humanity is meeting itself in a new way. With the global outbreak of coronavirus, fear and uncertainty have become the daily norm for so much of our global family. And yet, with this disruption of normal structures, there is an opportunity to transcend. (more…)

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A Message from Sahajananda
about Global Events

Dear one,

As you have already realized, the spread of the novel coronavirus is a very serious threat, endangering the lives and health of many people. Please do not ignore it or take its potential impact lightly. Act in wisdom and with great caution, according to the gravity of the situation where you live and the guidelines of your local health authorities. (more…)

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