Thursday, February 16, 2012

Evolutionary sport

     "Lifelong learning" is the buzzword of the day in health care. But to truly participate, we must commit to a never-ending process, instead of the limiting goal of becoming an expert. An expert has been defined, only half in jest, as one who's incapable of learning.

     “Spiritual evolution occurs as the result of removing obstacles and not actually acquiring anything new. Devotion enables surrender of the mind's vanities and cherished illusions so that it progressively becomes more free and more open to the light of Truth.” Dr. David R. Hawkins

     “When I find myself full of fear or desire, I remember that I am dealing with a brain and nervous system that has been hard-wired for millions of years for these emotions. Then I apply one of my favorite mantras, ‘I’m perfectly human.’ When I sit in meditation as a human being rather than as an individual, I feel I am part of a collective effort on the part of our species to right itself, to find a new sanity. As Robert Thurman says of meditation, ‘It’s evolutionary sport.’ In the light of that big perspective, I thank you for being on my team.”             Wes Nisker

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