Thursday, October 02, 2008

Subtraction not addition

I found this on Spirituality and Practice:

The spiritual path, as Meister Eckhart observed, has more to do with subtraction than with addition. It is not so much a matter of adding all the active virtues to one's practice of living as of relinquishing everything that can possibly be abandoned. How much can you leave behind?

Belden C. Lane in The Solace of Fierce Landscapes

To Practice This Thought: Survey the activities you do most days. Abandon one that is selfish and energy depleting.

It is essential that we not view our spiritual practice as a commodity or an achievement. It's must be about letting go to work. Truly. Truly.

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