The lazy are not happy nor are the greedy nor the lustful. They gain satisfaction from bodily delights, but these impulses are not happiness. They are a brief respite in the darkness. They weaken the mind's control over the body and weaken the body itself. A body chained to desire is lethargic and lacks the... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 43: On the Mind and Desire.
Blessed is the mind that reaches beyond its own desires.
Aphorism 42: On Struggle and the Mind.
Struggle forces the mind to delve deep within itself, to rip away layers of self-delusion, and perceive its true nature.
Satisfaction is not happiness. A cow is satisfied eating grass all day, but it has been bred to be satisfied. It has been conditioned before its birth to accept mental and physical weakness, to accept servitude. The soul of the cow screams in horror, but its mind cannot hear those screams, for the cow thinks... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 37: Creativity.
Gently cradle creativity when she first arrives. Listen to her message and heed her inspiration so that she may lay firm roots in the mind.
The body is free when it follows the dictates of the mind. To do so, it must resist addiction and bad habits. The lungs must breathe air and the mouth must drink water and eat food, but the body can be free of those who wish to control or manipulate it. A body subservient to... Continue Reading →
The Straight Path VII
Those who have faith in God shall walk the straight path, and God shall guide those who walk His straight path. The straight path gives the mind and the body the strength to act virtuously. It is the key to free those who are lost from the chains of servitude. It is the fulfilment of... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 22: On Thoughts and the Soul.
The mind is a net catching thoughts as they swim down the river of the soul.
Aphorism 21: On Death.
Death's inevitability humbles the mind.
Aphorism 18: On Addiction
To break an addiction is to liberate the mind.
The Straight Path.
The straight path is God's Truth. It is the path of virtue and righteous action. It has always been and shall always be. It dwells in every grain of sand and on every mountain peak, in every mind, in every body, and in every soul. The straight path is the purpose of the soul. It... Continue Reading →
The Soul II
...And God created many souls. And each soul sent its mind and body into the universe to learn of God's creation. And the minds and the bodies traveled far, and the souls learned much. But over time, some minds forgot their souls. They lost their way, for the universe was impure and held much distraction.... Continue Reading →
In the beginning, God took a part of Himself and shaped it into the eternal and divine soul. From the soul, He fashioned the mind; and from the mind, He molded the body. Each is connected to the other and responsible for the other. To the soul, God gave authority over the mind and to... Continue Reading →
Coffee and My Spiritual Journey.
I loved coffee. I was what we call in Melbourne a ‘coffee snob’. I began drinking coffee in my teens. I started on instant coffee: first Nescafe and then Moccona. Once I turned eighteen, my taste developed and I began drinking percolated coffee. A ritual of passage as it were. For many years I drank... Continue Reading →
The Benefits of Purpose.
The benefits of purpose are many. The following passage from The Straight Path highlights some of these benefits: Blessed are those who accept their purpose. For purpose endows the mind with strength. It feeds determination and acts as a support for the will when the will falters. It is a barrier against fear when fear... Continue Reading →