Meditation brings your mind into closer contact with its source, but decisions and choices need to be made outside meditation.
The man who is pure of heart Is bound to fulfill himself In whatever way he is taught. A worldly man seeks all his life, But is still bewildered. Detached from the senses, You are free. Attached, you are bound. When this is understood, You may live as you please.
- Ashtavakra Gita 15:1-2
The Self is hidden in the hearts of all, As butter lies hidden in cream. Realize The Self in the depths of meditation— The Lord of Love, supreme Reality, Who is the goal of all knowledge.
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to take prisoners,
But to surrender ever more deeply
To freedom and joy.
We have not come into this exquisite world
To hold ourselves hostage from love.
Run, my dear
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings.
Run like hell my dear,
From anyone likely
To put a sharp knife
Into the sacred, tender vision
Of your beautiful heart.
We have a duty to befriend
Those aspects of obedience
That stand outside of our house
And shout to our reason
"O please, O please
Come out and play."
For we have not come here to take prisoners
Or to confine our wondrous spirits
But to experience ever and ever more deeply
Our divine courage, freedom,