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  1. Layla

    Knowing that what I know (knowledge-facts/figures) is so very limited. There’s an infinite universal consciousness that is tapped by going within, inward. Using intuition and meditation to deepen my understanding. Testing knowledge intuitively based on whether it resonates as truth.

    2 years ago
  2. Malag

    By stopping seeking, stopping trying to find the answer. And getting out of the way.

    2 years ago
  3. mam_gigi

    I am just trying to establish a routine of reading and reflection, which will help me progress spirtually.

    2 years ago
  4. B
    Brown Rose

    Never stop learning
    Never stop asking questions
    Never stop exploring other angles or possibilities
    Never think you know it all
    Listen, even when you disagree

    2 years ago
  5. O.Christina

    The most important way needed is to open my heart. Understanding being informed by love. So a good way to continue would be to ask myself “what would love do” ? and allow its guidance. The problem for me in such situations where this would be essentially required is to let go of fear and to follow this inner light with hope and faith. It will make all the difference. May it be, so that His light guides.

    2 years ago
    1. MEG

      “So a good way to continue would be to ask myself “what would love do” ? and allow its guidance.”
      This is really nice Ose! Thank You.
      I have read a quote before with the word Christ (love) instead:
      “what would Christ do” ?

      2 years ago
      1. O.Christina

        Thank you, dear MEG! Good question. Most probably, he did, don´t you think so? I try my best to learn from him, although often enough, failing. An what about you?

        2 years ago
        1. MEG

          Yes, I think so. He most probably did! After all, even in our own brokenness (“ failings “) we learn about hope, faith, courage, strength and gratitude. We become more compassionate to continue our path with greater understanding towards Loving more fully. Blessings, dear Ose. ❤️

          2 years ago
  6. Chung van Gog

    I believe understanding stems from tranquility. So it is by cultivating tranquility that I intend to cultivate greater understanding.

    2 years ago
  7. KC

    I can listen more, talk less… stay and be curious when my impulse is to judge and blame… choose to pause, stay silent, be with what is and reflect, before moving prematurely into reaction or action. I can stay open to conversations on challenging subjects without avoiding them or walking quickly away – while staying rooted in strong spiritual practices, community and values.

    2 years ago
    1. Sandra

      Such wise words, KC. Thank you 🙏

      2 years ago
  8. Mary Pat

    By paying attention and doing my best to avoid distractions. Those distractions are what do me in…..

    2 years ago
  9. Don Jones

    I think I will substitute the word, “understanding” for “awareness”. This removes a limitation and enables openness.

    2 years ago
    1. d
      db82258

      Behold, a human being at last! You’re aware, you’re alive. What do you do with a person like that?

      And the truth will set you free.

      2 years ago
  10. pkr

    Staying open and accepting.
    Appreciating & staying in gratitude for all.
    Remaining quiet more than speaking.
    Meditate, Pray, listen to my Soul.

    2 years ago
  11. Mica

    By coming up against what life brings me, day-to-day and moment-t0-moment.

    2 years ago
  12. J
    Jules B

    Recognise that social media buys and sells our anger and outrage as a commodity. The more we shout and scream at each other, the more money they make. Less certainty, more inquiry. Try to recognise my biases and capacity for self deception. Breathe and try and find balance

    2 years ago
  13. Layla

    This is a difficult time of strong delusions, big lies and polarized views, but there’s great comfort in staying on a positive course, looking inward for the truth and remaining grounded.

    2 years ago
  14. Carol

    Knowledge is available to me through reading and studying but knowing comes with experience. My job is willingness. We often here the quote from the Psalms: “Be still and know that I am God.” I prefer the translation that says, “Desist and know that I am God.” Desist instead of Resist. Evolve instead of Revolve. Once I realized this, I understood that life is process and even when the ups and downs have me shaking in my boots, I don’t want to miss the show! There is a song called “Holy Darkness” sung by John Michael Talbot and you can listen to it on You Tube. A few years ago I wrote my own verse which I share below:

    Holy darkness, Wintery night
    Your mystery beckons to fill us with insight
    If we embrace you, with hearts wide open
    We BECOME your holy light.

    There is a song called “Holy Darkness.” You can find it on you tube performed by John Michael Talbot. I wrote my own verse after listening to it:

    Holy darkness, Wintery night
    Your mystery beckons to fill us with insight
    If we embrace you, with hearts wide open
    We BECOME your holy light

    2 years ago
  15. Elle

    Be open-hearted {while} remembering that does not mean I allow myself to be used as a doormat,
    be open-minded {while} trailblazing my path (or) sticking to the one I’m on…..being true to myself- not jumping on other people’s paths,
    continue working on transforming my insecurities into positive attributes,
    stop wasting my time trying to prove myself [or] keep trying to explain myself to those…..that do not want to take the time to get to know the real me
    {and}
    remember to enjoy the everyday, simple pleasures of life {smile}.

    2 years ago
    1. Sandra

      Elle, thank you 🙏 I needed to hear your words today 😊

      2 years ago
  16. Charlie T

    By paying attention, asking questions, and by really listening.

    2 years ago
  17. Anjani

    Most of the time we learn things by looking at people , exploring things , most importantly exploring ourselves we can come to greater understanding . We can learn a lot of things by just spending time with people . So whatever is happening with us will surely be of use in the future. LIVE EVERY MOMENT:)

    2 years ago
  18. Butterfly

    Reading books written by the best spiritual teachers and listening to their talks on You Tube and considering how to apply those teachings. Spending time in quietude so I find and feel my place in Oneness and spaciousness.

    2 years ago
  19. Javier Visionquest

    To put the the lessons learned into action is the difference between knowing and understanding

    2 years ago
  20. devy

    By continuing my meditation practice everyday and being grateful for the life I have. Continue connecting with faith and being thankful

    2 years ago
  21. JayJacks

    I cotninue on my path towards greater understanding by reading every night. I choose books that I believe help to guide me on this path and then reflect upon what I’ve learned.

    2 years ago
  22. Maeve

    By being curious! Watching and being mindful of my reactions in the moment to others, especially when I am irritated or things don’t go as I want them to.
    Remembering to be kind as well as speaking the truth. Remembering that everyone is coming from their own perspectives and challenges.

    2 years ago
  23. Holly in Ohio

    Assumptions make for a closed mind, and sometimes even “knowledge’ gets in the way. I love the story of how Einstein came upon his discoveries. He had to let go of what he was taught. He ran, “thought experiments,” that others might consider daydreaming. The spiritual path can also ask of us to let go of assumptions so that we can come to greater understanding. Spiritual leaders don’t always agree, or sometimes the wisdom is there, but our assumptions about our understanding it prevents us from finding the full meaning.
    I can ask more questions of my higher self.
    I can listen more deeply to others, particularly those different from myself.
    I can filter everything through love.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thanks, Holly, for the Einstein bit – such amazing theories he developed while working as a patent clerk. Physicists celebrated his ‘miracle year’s’ 100th anniversary in 2005.

      2 years ago
    2. Carol

      Thanks, Holly.

      2 years ago
  24. sunnypatti48317

    Remain open. Open to new ideas. Open to other perspectives. Open to what my own intuition tells me. Also, continue my daily practices. I say a prayer when I wake up, get out of bed and meditate, write in my journal for a bit, and then I arrive here to practice and share gratitude. I like this path 🙂

    2 years ago
  25. Laura

    Living each day with, if not an empty cup, at least one that has room for new experiences that can teach me.

    2 years ago
  26. Vanessa M.

    I have learned I need a spiritual routine in order to avoid complacency. I have to show up each day and make space for learning. Knowing myself is the first step to greater understanding.

    2 years ago
  27. Maurice Frank

    I must remain open to new knowledge and experiences, and continue to question beliefs I currently hold.

    2 years ago
  28. Antoinette

    Again, by letting go of “MY” ideas, perceptions, opinions etc .. Letting go seems to be the way to go with the flow .

    2 years ago
    1. sparrow

      …like the river in today’s “Word” . . .

      2 years ago
  29. Marnie Jackson

    Slow down, enjoy, reflect, ask questions, reflect, breath

    2 years ago
  30. EJP

    While living in the present moment, listen more and expect less.

    2 years ago
  31. Patricia

    When needed, face my own shortcomings. Be fearless and forgiving toward myself and others.

    2 years ago
  32. L
    Lee Anne

    Beginner’s Mind: Listen deeply. See with the eyes of my heart. Hear the monastery bell.

    “Body, speech, and mind in perfect oneness, I send my heart along with the sound of the bell.

    May all who hear awaken to forgetfulness and transcend anxiety and sorrow.”

    Namasté. 🕉

    2 years ago
  33. Kevin

    Well, I have learned that the life-path I am on, for starters, doesn’t flow in a straight line. Some days I amaze myself with my own understanding, and other days I feel as dumb as rocks. (Apologies to rocks!) Most days my path is smooth, easy walking, well-worn, until it’s not. Then, seemingly without warning, I round the bend, and my path becomes a potholed slippery mess, that strangely also brings new learning, better understanding, and a smarter way moving forward, so long as I remember what the muck and potholes teach me.

    2 years ago
    1. Sandra

      Oh my, yes! Thank you Kevin 😊

      2 years ago
    2. Mica

      So much to learn still, and we have already lived so many years, Kevin! 📚

      2 years ago
    3. Butterfly

      I appreciate your input, Kevin, that really resonates with me today ❤️

      2 years ago
  34. Michele

    Looking at different perspectives.

    2 years ago

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