“Dig Deeper”

statue of man holding a cross

You can study the key tenets of Hinduism

You can memorize the essential Sutras of Buddhism

And you can philosophize about Taoist practices

But can you grasp the incomprehensible reality of Brahman?

Can you discover the essence of your own Buddha Nature?

And can you learn how to harmonize your life with Tao?

The intellect only takes you so far….

Dig Deeper,

Like a ground hog burrowing into the Earth

To see who you really are

And what lies beneath this.

Mindful Musings: Feb 26

“The Naked Truth”

By: Forrest Rivers

sun rays inside cave

            Listen

            Look….

            No, I mean

            REALLY Look!

            YOU must

            Always act

            With the awareness

            Of Naked Truth!

            Ask yourself:

            Can clarity be achieved

            In any other way?

Mindful Musings: Jan 30

“Cross Examining Progress”

By: Forrest Rivers

silhouette of person standing on rock surrounded by body of water

            We think we move forward but we take two steps back when we stray further into the technological abyss. How many of us take the time to authentically interact? To introduce ourselves to a neighbor, lend a helping hand to a stranger? Facebook, smart phones and televisions are each distractions that prevent us from living in the present moment. Technology is a well of potential at our fingertips but it becomes our great oppressor when we fail to ground it with a spiritual foundation. Presently, it is in the service of all those values that we as a human family should deplore: fear, ignorance, greed, and separation. We secretly yearn for what is natural, but we deny ourselves these primal urges all in the empty pursuit of “progress”. Let us end this unhealthy obsession with life’s distractions. Strap on your boots and re-connect with Mother Nature. Return to that time when life was simple. Sing, dance, laugh, and play! Oh, how truly wonderful that day will be when we let our spirits free!