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✳ thinking about liberation
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☉ nature of reality
☽ inner world
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htx / pittsburgh
Countries around the world today celebrate Halloween in one form or another, from Mexico’s Day of the Dead to China’s Tomb Sweeping Day. The modern-day observance of Halloween in countries such as the United States and Canada – where this tradition is most popular – share in this ancient tradition even though some aspects of the holiday are relatively recent developments, and can be traced back to the Celtic festival of Samhain.
Spirituality is sometimes misunderstood as disembodied, but nothing is more bodied. Spirit comes from the word breath. In and out. To tend to the spirit is to tend to the breath.
when i spoke to my dear friend about my deepened interest in spirituality recently, she asked me " what are you looking for? "
(in her journey, before, she said was looking for someone to tell her her soul was good, and pure)
And so I am left wondering ,
Is my spirituality rooted in finding an answer? ~
Sometimes i think i'm trying to find someone who will tell me how to best live , (what an authoritarian idea...)
~ Can spirituality be rooted in something else perhaps?
Perhaps in the Surrender
Perhaps in tending to what is there
Asking it, what it needs to be nurtured
I love Ram Dass's line that when all is said and done, we are all just walking each other home. (p. 109)
experiential approach! ~> distancing myself from interactions that are evocative of past experiences where my needs for comfort & security were not met + leaning in & putting more effort into building relationships with people who do provide me with love and support, no matter how counter-intuitive the process seems to be
“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.”
— R. Buckminster Fuller