Spiritual teachings

Something inspirational:

“Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.”

DEEPAK CHOPRA


14 Nov, 2017

10 thoughts on “Spiritual teachings

    1. Thanks Tim. ‘People are dying from the hypocrisy out there.’ Yes, how sad.

      Whether ones hypocrisy is done wittingly or not, this is where society is. But even through all of that I still believe we still have time to change things.

      Spiritual teachings show us a better way to live and a better way to be. When we come to incorporate its teachings into our lives we not only empower ourselves, but will also learn to help and support others too.

      It’s how the universe expects us to behave.

  1. This is a timely quote as world leaders steer us into non-chartered and dangerous waters with selfish intent, at the cost of all our values and what this quote talks about.

    1. Thanks, yes well said. It’s a shame how they’re not getting this. When you say we’re being steered into non-chartered and dangerous waters, you’re absolutely right.

      Massively uncertain times ahead. I just hope it all works out for the best. I try to live with hope in my heart.

  2. I love Deepak Chopra; everything he says makes so much sense to me.

    You don’t have to be religious to be spiritual and many people lump that into one category. Although I have to admit sometimes being spiritual is just fabulous because you are listening to your heart and mind.

    Taking a guided meditation class really tuned me into that, thanks to my cousin Marlene for taking me to Saraswati’s yoga to experience this. I sure needed the class after worrying about my mom breaking her ankle in three places and having surgery.

    Sometimes you take care of people when in that situation and forget that you need to take care of yourself too. The guided class really helped me, afterwards I felt like I took a 4 hour nap!

    1. Thanks Maria. Yes, you’re absolutely right. Being spiritual isn’t about religion although religious people tend to think they are both.

      The reality of course is that spirituality is the total opposite and isn’t part of the religion scenario.

      When we deal with religion we’re dealing with traditions that form part of the teachings to that particular religion. Sadly, spirituality doesn’t form part of that. It never has.

      Meditation allows us to tap into spirituality and spiritual values, which brings about more peace. The more peace we have, the more calm, the kinder and more compassionate we could be.

      It’s great to be able to help others, but as you say in doing that we tend to forget we must look after ourselves too.

      I’m pleased you liked your class and that it really helped you. You’ll have to take another class when you can, let it become part of your own routine.

      I believe meditation works.

      1. Why thank you, actually the Saraswati yoga place has classes near me I’m going to look into. Thanks for the reminder!

        1. You’re welcome Maria. We would love to know how you get on and come back to tell us about your experiences.

          I believe yoga and meditation practices do work as part of a healthier lifestyle, which cuts down on stress and illness.

  3. The world would be a much better place if our leaders were making decisions based on spiritual values, rather than their own personal ambitions which seems to be the case in today’s world.

    It’s all about what can I get nowadays, rather than what can I do for the people, like it was in the past and should be again?

    Personally I would much rather avoid politics, but with the way things have been going, I find it hard to believe that people don’t seem to see what the real issues have become.

    It may seem rather far fetched but after watching ‘American Horror Story, Cult,’ I have to wonder what may really happen next.

    We’re standing on the edge of the cliff being pushed over and people need to decide for themselves, what is going to happen next.

  4. Thanks Randy. Yes, you’re absolutely right. All politicians tend to base their decisions on what they want for themselves and their own ambitions.

    I agree when you say, ‘we’re standing on the edge of a cliff being pushed over’ although I would like to think we can move safely further back. Sadly, standing on the edge of any cliff, depends on others’ decisions and then it will always be a matter of time before we’re pushed.

    Any decision made by respective Governments are made for the country as a whole. Sadly, any decision not made in the interest of the people they serve will have dire consequences for all concerned.

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