The Fruit of our Spiritual Lives

Our compassion is the fruit of our spiritual lives; it actually arises spontaneously when formed by intention in our spiritual practice. Love and compassion are always the goods of the spiritual journey, and they are guided by divine wisdom, which then shapes compassion in the concrete situations of our existence.--Wayne Teasdale

Compassion, kindness, gentleness—for others and for ourselves rises up in us as we delve deeper and deeper into how we want our spiritual growth to manifest in the world. Going into spiritual practice saying “in this meditation I want to learn more about the true nature of compassion and I want to be empowered to be more kind” virtually determines that our meditation will result in just that. Meditation or any other spiritual practice is not just some ethereal flow of time when we are drawn along for no purpose. And we have the ability to set that purpose. While we may not know how it happens—how Spirit works through those times of our entering into our deepest times of listening, we know what can happen. As we yearn to understand our oneness with All There Is, as we yearn to know the gracious embrace of endless Love, we start with our invitation to all the earth to join us in that journey. Namaste

Gentle Thoughts: Who are you inviting through active, observable compassion to join you on your journey today?

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