I first saw this a year ago. Glad lazyyogi reposted it. It’s worth watching!
This is an interview with a young girl who has successfully practiced meditation and also experienced samadhi (I think). Very cool to hear her put such sincere words to indescribable things.
Thanks to lsdeveryday for showing me this!
Abraham Maslow points out in his “hierarchy of needs” that one cannot meet higher needs at any level of depth if the lesser needs are not first tended to. One cannot do an “end run” to levels of communion and compassion, for example, when one’s basic security and survival needs have not been met. As Jesus put it, when you are “worried about many things,” you cannot have faith. When you cannot enjoy the lilies of the field or the sparrows in the sky, don’t waste time thinking you can enjoy God. Start at the bottom; try to love a rock.
Otherwise, we end up trying to be spiritual before we have learned how to be human! It is a major problem. Maybe this is why Jesus came to model humanity for us—much more than divinity. Once we get the human part down, “stop slamming doors” and start loving rocks, God will most assuredly take it all from there. Get the ordinary human thing down, and you will have all the spirituality that you can handle.
|—||Richard Rohr (via wordslessspoken)|
|—||Truman Capote (via excessivebookshelf)|