Sunday, May 17, 2009

Heard in a meeting


"Once one is emptied, they become full. You can always have more once you want, truly want, what you already have. This is the great spiritual principle. Desire the life you have been given. Look for someone to share it with. Share the load. More importantly--take theirs. 'Once a burden is shared, the load is halved (Physics 101)'. Every time you do, you lose half the weight that you are carrying around.

Then immediately your life will begin to lighten up. You literally 'light your little corner (not right your little corner)'. You will be amazed at what is attracted to the light!
Remember when I looked at my collection of all that I thought had been important to me, when I looked at all that I thought I had, nothing was there. Nothing was left. Nothing except that I was left alone. Finally left alone with complete abandon. Finally, the point of surrender, a sweet surrender."

15 comments:

  1. this is so very true. have a great sunday syd!

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  2. i know that empty feeling, i have been struggling with it a lot. thanks for your sweet thoughts.

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  3. Sounds like a good program to me...

    "Want what I have, and then halve what I have." Is that even close?

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  4. Someone actually shared that in a meeting? Interesting.
    Enjoy your day.

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  5. Great post. I can relate to looking at all you think to have and then realizing you have nothing. Been there.

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  6. This is really great. I needed this today. Thank you.

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  7. That picture looks strangely familiar!

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  8. Nice post...

    An old friend used to talk about the "Alcoholic Battle Cry": WHERE'S MINE!!!!! (must be cried at top volume in a nasal, whiny voice for full effect...)

    What a surprise when I found that I already had mine...

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  9. Earthly desires are the cause of much suffering...

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  10. I love this Syd, thanks for sharing such positive thoughts. Yes, living a life of surrender leaves one filled up...I have had glimpses. :o)

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  11. Great post!!Emptyness is painful1.

    A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.

    He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.

    He renews my strength.

    Even when I walk through the dark valley of death,* I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

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  12. You certainly have some eloquent speakers at your meeting!

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  13. Where are you going to meetings? I think I want to go there.

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