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"I Think I Can!"

From: Paul F.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 12:14 AM
"Look fear in the face and it will cease to trouble you."- Swami Sri Yuksteswar

It has been said that spiritual growth is "more like a long distance run than a sprint." What always comes to mind when I am feeling impatient with the pace of my growth- inner and/or material- is the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. Taking little steps regularly and staying the course, however humble, actually brought victory to the tortoise! Similarly, slowly doing my best to meditate regularly, however imperfectly, has increasingly been beneficial and healing beyond comprehension. If you are curious about this time honored science and/or want to reconnect with your previous practice, I cannot emphasize enough how worth even the smallest effort is. The thrilling thing is that it's really a journey, not to an immediate finish line, but to center of one's being.

Our topic this week is "perseverance"- which from the yogic perspective is not born of "grim determination"- but the kind that comes from connecting with one's dharma "higher truth/purpose"-
beyond distractions. Naturally, it's very difficult to stick to one's higher ideals alone- LA in-fact has been called the "distraction capital of the world!"- and that's where our little "support" group comes in.
So, if you'd like to meditate in a relaxed group setting, hope to see you this Wed!smile
Joy to you!
Paul

I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
http://www.meetup.com/Ananda-West-Hollywood-Hancock-Park-Meditation/calendar/15514156/

When: Wednesday, November 24,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Heaven on Earth Holistic Living Center
7122 Beverly Blvd. suite E
Los Angeles, CA 90036


You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Ananda-West-Hollywood-Hancock-Park-Meditation/suggestion/

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