Pastorbob's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob Spiritual practice: Love God and Neighbor, an experience of nondual reality Jews, Christians and Muslims tend toward command, with attendant reward and punishment.  So, as in today’s gospel lesson:  “Love God and love your neighbor as yourself.”


Hindus and Buddhists, tend toward observation and description.  Self is undivided, undiminished, even though individual selves are arising and diminishing manifestations of the Self.  


Mystics embrace experience.  They experience the One Self and unity with one another and then use limited human language to express the experience.


During this week notice how you experience love for God and neighbor.  Something you think you should do?  An observation or description?  An experience?


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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:58:23 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2014/10/26/spiritual_practice:__love_god_and_neighbor,_an_experience_of_nondual_reality http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2014/10/26/spiritual_practice:__love_god_and_neighbor,_an_experience_of_nondual_reality Jews, Christians and Muslims tend toward command, with attendant reward and punishment.  So, as in today’s gospel lesson:  “Love God and love your neighbor as yourself.”


Hindus and Buddhists, tend toward observation and description.  Self is undivided, undiminished, even though individual selves are arising and diminishing manifestations of the Self.  


Mystics embrace experience.  They experience the One Self and unity with one another and then use limited human language to express the experience.


During this week notice how you experience love for God and neighbor.  Something you think you should do?  An observation or description?  An experience?


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Spiritual practice: Live Jesus’ Values At the beginning of the day, set your intention:  Today I intend to live Jesus’ values--peace, sharing, compassion, joy, love.  Other of Jesus’ values might come to mind.  


Keep a list of your activities for the day or a part of the day.  Ideally, your list will include three to ten different activities. At the close of the day review your list.  Put a star by each of those activities that reflect Jesus’ values.


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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:34:35 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob At the beginning of the day, set your intention:  Today I intend to live Jesus’ values--peace, sharing, compassion, joy, love.  Other of Jesus’ values might come to mind.  


Keep a list of your activities for the day or a part of the day.  Ideally, your list will include three to ten different activities. At the close of the day review your list.  Put a star by each of those activities that reflect Jesus’ values.


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Spiritual Practice: Present Moment and Present Space God offers us the wonderful Gift of life.

Sometimes we experience life as a burden

or busy ourselves with so many important things

that we fail to live in the moment,

the only moment,

the moment of life.

Enjoy the gift of life.

 

Here’s a spiritual practice to help you come into the present moment.

The Place you are right now

God circled on a map for you.

— Hafiz

Try this meditation during the week.  You can say these words during your formal time of meditation.  You can also say them at any moment during the day, whether it is a light moment or a dark moment.

 

Here I am.  

This is the place for me.

[Name your feeling:]  I am feeling ……

In the present moment,

the only moment.

I am here in this present moment.  

There is no other time or place for me.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:05:18 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2014/10/12/spiritual_practice:__present_moment_and_present_space http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2014/10/12/spiritual_practice:__present_moment_and_present_space God offers us the wonderful Gift of life.

Sometimes we experience life as a burden

or busy ourselves with so many important things

that we fail to live in the moment,

the only moment,

the moment of life.

Enjoy the gift of life.

 

Here’s a spiritual practice to help you come into the present moment.

The Place you are right now

God circled on a map for you.

— Hafiz

Try this meditation during the week.  You can say these words during your formal time of meditation.  You can also say them at any moment during the day, whether it is a light moment or a dark moment.

 

Here I am.  

This is the place for me.

[Name your feeling:]  I am feeling ……

In the present moment,

the only moment.

I am here in this present moment.  

There is no other time or place for me.

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Spiritual Practice:  A prayer for giving. During this week be alert to the opportunities you have to give.  When you write a check, when you pay a bill, when you give a gift, when you give of your time and energy, say this simple prayer:


Thank you, God.

You gave.

I give.


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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:36:13 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob During this week be alert to the opportunities you have to give.  When you write a check, when you pay a bill, when you give a gift, when you give of your time and energy, say this simple prayer:


Thank you, God.

You gave.

I give.


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Spiritual practice: Just Do It Do you have a project you’ve been putting off, a dream that hasn’t become reality, a goal you haven’t reached?  Take one little step to start this week.  


When it seems that something can’t be done, start it, and see if the rest of it can be done. ~Robert Brault


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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:32:32 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2014/09/28/spiritual_practice:__just_do_it http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2014/09/28/spiritual_practice:__just_do_it Do you have a project you’ve been putting off, a dream that hasn’t become reality, a goal you haven’t reached?  Take one little step to start this week.  


When it seems that something can’t be done, start it, and see if the rest of it can be done. ~Robert Brault


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