“There are many paths to enlightenment.
Be sure to take one with a heart.” ~Lao Tzu
“There are three stages in one’s spiritual development,” said the Master. “The carnal, the spiritual and the divine.”
“What is the carnal stage?” asked the eager disciples.”
“That’s the stage when trees are seen as trees and mountains as mountains.”
“And the spiritual?”
“That’s when one looks more deeply into things—then trees are no longer trees and mountains no longer mountains.”
“And the divine?”
“Ah, that’s Enlightenment,” said the Master with a chuckle, “when trees become trees again and mountains, mountains.”
~ Anthony de Mello
“If we demand enlightenment, it hides. . . . All that we can do is make ourselves enlightenment-prone. We learn to treasure the possibility of awakening in all moments and
circumstances. We learn to simplify and cultivate the
receptivity of heart that can be touched by profound
understanding. We learn to listen deeply and discover
stillness amid the movement in our world.” ~ Christina Feldman
What we choose to perceive in everything we see makes the difference.
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