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June 2017
Day 10: Facing the Unknown

Day 10: Facing the Unknown

"In willingly facing the unknown, we offer trust in a greater purpose to life. And then we must venture wherever the road leads us, in spite of the dark, in spite of the quivering of our heart."
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Day 8: Preparation for the Journey

Day 8: Preparation for the Journey

"We find ways to allow the body to ease, the heart to soften, and the old stories of the mind to fall away. … But even this shedding of our skins, the opening of the body, heart and mind, is still only a preparation for a deeper journey." - Jack Kornfield | After the Ecstasy, The Laundry
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Day 6: Your Sacred Question

Day 6: Your Sacred Question

"With [this call to awakening] arises a sacred question. For each of us this sacred question is different. Some of us struggle with pain, others simply want to know how best to live; some wonder what is important or what is the purpose of life. Others ask how can we love, or who are we, or how can we be free." ~ Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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Day 4: The Call of Suffering

Day 4: The Call of Suffering

"The most frequent entryway to the sacred is our own suffering and dissatisfaction. Countless spiritual journeys have begun in an encounter with the difficulties of life." ~ Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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Day 2: Perfect Enlightenment

Day 2: Perfect Enlightenment

"Perfect enlightenment appears in many texts, but amid all the Western masters and teachers I know, such utter perfection is not apparent. Times of great wisdom, deep compassion and a real knowing of freedom alternate with periods of fear, confusion, neurosis and struggle." ~ Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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Day 9: The Fire of Initiation

Day 9: The Fire of Initiation

"In spiritual practice, initiation is no simple ceremony. It is the passage through a difficult task by which the heart is matured."
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Day 7: An Honorable Practice

Day 7: An Honorable Practice

The first task, then, in almost any spiritual voyage, is to quiet ourselves enough to listen to the voices of the heart, to listen to that which is beyond our daily affairs.
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Day 5: The Call of Wholeness

Day 5: The Call of Wholeness

"Lest it all sound difficult, there is another side to the forces that draw so many of us into the woods. A beauty calls to us; a wholeness that we know exists. The Sufis call this 'the voice of the beloved.'” ~ Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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Day 3: The Call to Awaken

Day 3: The Call to Awaken

"Whether in the brilliance of beauty or the dark woods of confusion and sorrow, a force as sure as gravity brings us back to the heart. It happens to every one of us." ~ Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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Day 1: Enlightenment Does Exist

Day 1: Enlightenment Does Exist

"Enlightenment does exist. It is possible to awaken. Unbound freedom and joy, oneness with the Divine, awakening into a state of timeless grace--these experiences are more common than you know and not far away. There is one further truth, however: They don't last." - Jack Kornfield
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