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Ten Paramis: Energy (1 of 2)

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Teacher: Rodney Smith
Date: 2009-05-26
Venue: Seattle Insight Meditation Center



Energy is free and open, but the sense-of-self resists that open energy and distorts it towards its needs.


Be truthful and assess the amount of energy you bring to your spiritual growth. What is your honest commitment to being awake? What priority does opening your heart have in your life? Intention precedes energy. How does your spiritual energy wax and wane with life situations? What situations tend to deplete your spiritual energy, and what situations encourage wakefulness? Without self-blame, notice how you lose spiritual energy when you are pursuing your own agenda and how the energy returns when you allow life to unfold on its own terms. Spiritual energy is immediately available but gets obstructed when you use it to resist what is arising. This week find the wakeful energy that is always present. Prove to yourself that it is always at hand by relaxing into difficult situations and welcoming presence forward.


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