It really hurts my feelings when people don’t listen to me so I’ve cultivated a loving listening skill set. I’m generally active, attentive, responsive, engaged and patient. I also think love, send love and hold love.
But it doesn’t really solve the problem of not being heard. It just feels good…
“But dear God, we should not be putting civil rights issues to a popular vote to be subject to the sentiments, the passions of the day. No minority should have their rights subject to the passions and sentiments of the majority. This is a fundamental bedrock of what our nation stands for.”
Chris Christie, check your gay-marriage milkshake. Cory Booker just drank it.
I don’t have a philosophy to share but I’ll tell you my experience.
The world is an illusion. This illusion is intelligent and feminine. The Rishis call Her Maya. You can understand Maya by understanding whatever you know as feminine. Worship of the feminine is worship of Maya. Miracles follow.
What would a month of meditation do for you? In the portrait series “Before and After,” Peter Seidler photographs participants on their first and last days of dathun, a 30-day group meditation retreat. He tells the Shambhala Times:
Each participant in the project was asked to simply sit for a portrait on first day of dathun…. I photographed them against a consistent background. Prior to the photograph, I asked each person to consider what they were looking for in the practice period ahead. This was on day number one. Then, at the end of the program, after approximately thirty days of retreat, I asked each participant in the project to sit in front of the same background and asked each to consider what the experience of mediation retreat had been for them…. It’s clear from the results that the person in every one of the portraits has undergone an important transformative experience. I leave it to the viewer to draw their own conclusion.