LOTUS OF THE HEART
Brian K. Wilcox, a vowed Contemplative in the Christian tradition, and Associate of Greenbough House of Prayer, offers an interspiritual work focusing on cultivating the Heart of Compassion. His book of mystical Love poetry is An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love. Brian integrates wisdom from the major spiritual Paths. May you always know that you are blessed!
*Christ the Redeemer in Rio..., Carlos Eduardo, Flickr
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The presentations at this site cover a long time period. Each one represents part of an on-going Pilgrimage, and the writer's ideas, practices, and experience have changed over time. This change is the quality of any living Journey. Please read with this in mind, allowing the inner Teacher to speak to you as you need at this particular time in your own living Journey. Thanks!
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The obstinate will to personal happiness is the cause of unrest and division in your soul. Give it up and work against it: the rest will be given you without effort.
*Tito Colliander. Way of the Ascetics.
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takes you out of yourself
This taking out of
is a healthy denial of the pursuit of happiness
Prayer leads us to see
the insubstantial nature of happiness
The Prayerful Being
does not seek Grace for personal pleasure
Rather, Grace opens to
Life prior to personal
The Prayerful Being may
not appear to be a happy person
The Prayerful Being may seem,
in some inexplicable way, to convey an impersonal Quality
Prayer of the Heart leads us
to a stream of Life
underlying happiness and personhood
This Life shines through the Prayerful Person
appearing as calm, quiet bliss
Presence unlimited by personality
What the world most needs you to offer in compassion
is not you as person, but you as conduit of effortless, graceful Presence
For you to do this
you must surrender craving for personal experience
to receive the Grace virgin of qualities of person and its experiences
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Grace and Peace to All
The Sacred in Me bows to the Sacred in You
*You are welcome to contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org .