Open Heart Extra

13 Mar 2013
March 13, 2013

Shifts of the Sixties

There was a major shift that occurred in the 60′s, the shift from what you call absolute reality; thinking that what you saw and what your thinking mind thought it understood was only one kind of reality. And there were other kinds of reality. William James, of course, had said that many years before, if you.. read more →

06 Mar 2013
March 6, 2013

Lessons on a Train

  There’s a story about Meher Baba. He was crossing the United States by train, and when the train stopped in Santa Fe, he suddenly got up from his seat, climbed down off the train, and walked toward the center of town. At a certain corner, there was an old Indian man standing, leaning up.. read more →

27 Feb 2013
February 27, 2013

The Emergence of Compassion

Art by Outi Harma - When we see that service is not a one-way street, we find that those we are helping give us a continuous stream of clues to help us escape the prison of our self-image. More than simply letting us know what might be working or not, they help us when they.. read more →

20 Feb 2013
February 20, 2013

Making Every Act an Offering of Service

  The more profound path of sacrifice that Krishna outlines [in the Bhagavad Gita] is the sacrifice of one’s self — meaning that we begin to do every act we do in the light of our awareness of Brahman. As our practice gets deeper and deeper, that awareness of Brahman takes on flesh and blood; it starts.. read more →

13 Feb 2013
February 13, 2013

Elder Role Models

  During the fall of 1995, I spent four days at the Gorbachev World Forum, where I met some remarkable elder role models who were taking part in that program, among them Barbara Weidner, a Catholic woman in her 80s who heads an organization called “Grandmothers for Peace.” When I asked her why she’d gotten.. read more →