What’s the Purpose of Work?

Offer all thy works to God… Gita

labor day

Yesterday was Labor Day in the United States. What’s the purpose of any or all work? The purpose of anything that we do in life must be to fulfill ourselves deeply, to be genuinely happy and to experience peace. According to the Bhagavad Gita, the purpose of life, and therefore work, is to realize our true identity within this reality. And one express way to achieve that goal is to consecrate all activity, all work, to the Divine.

Why Love Everyone and Everything?

Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child. Buddha

everyone, everything, every time

Love is the very substance of everything. This isn’t a trite statement. The substance of everything is God, who is nothing but love. And that’s the very reason why if and when we love everyone, everything, we connect directly to our own substance. That’s the only way back home into the arms of God.

How To Return Home…

I rule my mind, which I alone must rule. a course in miracles

god’s invitation

We left home and now we’re lonely. There’s nothing in the world we’ve created that can satisfy us. Only re-union with God will fulfill us. God has invited us back already. But first we must decide that we want to head back home. Then I must decide to ‘rule my mind’, reign it in and finally ‘I’ must hand the reigns over to God. He can then gently guide us back home.

[series] Soul stirring quotes from A Course in Miracles

How To Find ‘The Way’…

You don’t need to know the way. The way knows the way. – anonymous

the way

We struggle to figure it all out. The answer is right in front of us. The answer, is us. We never ever find it because we’re always looking out there. If we but give it a break, stop, pause, and become still. The answer, the way, is then, apparent.

Why Fear Anything At All?

There is no time, no place, no state where God is absent. There is nothing to be feared. a course in miracles

here, everywhere, love

The ever-present substance of reality, this, that, here and there, is God. Never are we not with God. Because we’re lost in our egoic-thought-structure, we’re disconnected from this now-present Truth. ‘There is nothing be feared’.

[series] Soul stirring quotes from A Course in Miracles

The Only Thing We’ll Ever Need…

All you need you have. a course in miracles

all here, now

We don’t lack a thing. We think we’re missing something, a most valuable possession. And we go around looking for it endlessly. In other people, and in innumerable things. And we’re still not satisfied. We never will be, until we decide to look where we’ve never thought of looking. Right where we are, and within. All we ever need, we already are. We don’t experience it because we never pay attention to self. We don’t lack a thing.

[series] Soul stirring quotes from A Course in Miracles

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