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Blogging is a hobby I absolutely adore and will continue to do in a more private venue. Engaging with readers and other blog authors is truly rewarding. However, after careful consideration, I have decided to begin removing my public identity from the world wide web. The nature of the work I am about pursue is such that anonymity is the ideal for the safety of both myself and my family. For the next couple of weeks I will leave my blog public. If you are a reader who would like to continue having access to Hollysphere please email me at the following temporary email address vanishing@bigstring.com. After that however, this blog will become private and only individuals with prior approval will have access.

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Finding Your Life’s Purpose: Today

The nurturing essence of both Eckharts written work and the podcasts offered through Oprah’s online class provide spiritual substance for one’s soul. The contents, encased in the decorated pages of A New Earth: Finding Your Life’s Purpose, encapsulate illuminating spiritual elements in such a way that they are easily consumed. Continuing the process of consciouses living and remaining aware of the ego’s presence once the pages have been discarded is a key ingredient in your spiritual development.

Fundamental in the pursuit of finding one’s purpose, is the realization that you are not your ego. During moments of turmoil and pain, when the ego is weighing on your consciousness, awareness can liberate the energy which is you, allowing the present moment to shine through.

Life presents unanticipated and unwanted experiences to everyone. Expressing themselves in the form of relationships, roles, possessions, health changes and so much more, human beings conceptualize these experiences through internally generated mechanisms. Holding on to any form of these concepts as they vanish into the present moment can ignite great anguish. As Eckhart points out however, “the primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but our thoughts about it”. When conceptualized by the ego, our thoughts desperately cling to forms which are believed to be defining. Unable to hold on, the loss of these forms leave the ego vulnerable and exposed, ready to cover itself in the next form that it discovers. Free yourself from form, under which the ego hides, “for when you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life”.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – Day Three

Although it may seem by the infrequency of my posts that this book is slow reading, the contents are absolutely illuminating. Requiring time for silent contemplation, this is a creation meant to be savored rather then devoured. Approaching the last two chapters, I have returned to the beginning of the book, to sprinkle it with podcasts of the enlightening variety. Truly inspiring and somehow comforting, the dual spiritual study modalities take the idea of mindfulness to another level of consciousness. Again, I have selected some of my favorite quotes from recent readings. Hopefully you will see the windows they open, and feel compelled as I did, towards further exploration. If you do, the accompanying archived web classes are available as are audio and video podcasts.

“The entire civilization is losing itself in doing that is not rooted in Being and thus becomes futile.”

“The paradox is that suffering is caused by identification with form and erodes identification with form.”

“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?”

“There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges – the power of Presence.”

“Knowing yourself is being yourself, and being yourself is ceasing to identify with content”.

“To be in alignment with what is means to be in a relationship of inner nonresistance with what happens.”

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