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The wisdom of Tao te Ching
We all long for peace, contentment, and tranquillity in our life.
We do everything possible to protect ourselves and those we love from the possibility of failure, conflict or pain to ensure we enjoy peace, contentment and tranquillity.
Or we might direct our energy towards helping the less fortunate or the environment .
So we might strive for a better world, a better life or stronger relationships.
The Fullness Beyond the Emptiness
A genuine insight into the human psyche and the role of our ego can ignite in our hearts a longing for the fullness of life and spirituality, which comes from our liberation from the emptiness of a self-centred existence.
There is a spark of Light in the centre of our being which holds an infinite potential, and which gives new meaning to all aspects of the human system, the world around us, and the interactions between them.
True Change through Silence
Today we would like to discuss the possibilities that ‘becoming silent’ can offer.
This becoming silent creates an inner space.
The great questions now are: With what will we fill this space?
What broadening perspectives will this space open?
Does this space offer the possibility of coming into contact with our true self?
Are we even able to engender true silence within ourselves?
Indeed, what actually is our true self?
Time and Eternity
If you possess true knowledge , o soul, you will understand that you are akin to your Creator; and thence you will experience true joy.
From ‘The Admonition of the soul’ , a hermetic text
Time and Eternity
When during a quiet moment we look at nature and its cycles
or at our life with its struggles and joys,
and its constant changes,
Open to Universal Wisdom
The Universal teachings of Wisdom took shape in the spiritual traditions that were adapted to the consciousness and the assignment of humanity in the particular time. All spiritual traditions decline, just as all high civilizations decline. They are usually shattered from the inside, due to gradually diminishing attention to the inner aspect. The inspiring force loses its focus and slowly fades away. What remains is not much more than a shell without a real content. Therefore, time and again, the new spiritual impulses are needed, to propel humanity towards consciousness and renewal.
Life and Spirituality
Living our lives in the here and now is truly important. We have received our life to prepare for inner breakthroughs, so that the spiritual light may penetrate more and more deeply into us. This light will make us aware that we are an essential part of a powerful divine plan that stretches from eternity to eternity; aware that our deepest being is part of a heavenly symphony, a cosmic dance, and a radiant joy!
Sparks of Light
In the depths of my being there is a longing that I cannot describe... that I wouldn't know how to define... I only know that even if my desires and expectations in life were fulfilled, said desire would still be present...
It always radiates in me, like my deepest inner truth:
Like a flash, like a spark of light.
When I am busy with what is happening around me, I forget a little, but it is only for a while.
Man, Know Thyself
The aphorism "Man, know thyself" marks the beginning of the liberating path. For he who knows themselves is “enlightened.” To achieve this, human beings must turn away from their past and turn towards the Soul.
Feelings of resistance will continue to play a part in their lives for a long time, but those who know they have an inner light and follow it will be ready to connect and dedicate themselves to a group to which they will now belong, to a community of new Souls.
The Thinking Heart
It is the task of all human beings, to pave the way within ourselves
to a new, open thinking, for a completely new mode of life.
Opening our hearts to this new Spiritual Reality will make us conscious that behind the facade of facts and empirical reality, there is a realm that embraces all other values, all other realities.
In the warmth of the heart that strives in this way for Insight, the new Soul awakens and prepares us to enter this other realm: the Land of the Light.
The Path of Self-Initiation
There seems to be a contradiction between contemplation – silence, and self-activation – action, deed. But seekers for the Eternal Truth will always focus contemplation on self-examination in order in this way to prepare for a new mode of life.
For the right contemplation always coincides with the insight that only a new life of action can lead us on the path of soul liberation.
The Universal Birth of the New Soul
The Spiritual Wisdom at the heart of all religious traditions
speaks directly to the heart of every seeker of the Light.
Today we would like to share and reflect on a selection of traditional stories from across the world describing the conception and birth of the New Soul.
When we open ourselves to the Spiritual essence within all things,
we see through the outer appearances of different ways of expressing
the Universal Spirit, and find the One Spirit in All,
and at the heart of our own Being.
Love of Wisdom
When we come to open our heart in silence, we rediscover within ourselves the long-hidden secret of true life. It is about the rediscovery of the soul, the soul capable of hearing the Voice of Silence.
This divine Soul is a hidden dimension that lies inside us. It corresponds to a spiritual level that the human being once possessed, in which we participated fully, and which we must rediscover. This is the true meaning of our life, and it is also our mission!