LISTEN WITH YOUR WHOLE BEING: October 31, 2022 – November 5, 2022

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“The hearing that is only
in the ears is one thing.

The hearing of the understanding
is another,
but the hearing of the spirit
is not limited to any one faculty,
to the ear, or to the mind.

Hence, it demands
the emptiness of the faculties,
and when the faculties are empty,
then your whole being listens.”

Fr. Thomas Merton

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When you slow down and listen,
“[t]here is . . . a direct grasp
of what is right before you
that can never be heard
with the ear or understood
with the mind.”

Fr. Thomas Merton

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” . . . let your mind
depend on its own power.

When that power manifests,
the life force in the body
becomes increasingly reinforced
with the eternal energy
continually flowing into the brain
and spine from the cosmic energy
around the body,
entering through the medulla.”

Paramahansa Yogananda

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“You are pure energy,
and you are pure consciousness.’

Then, whatever command
the mind impinges
in the consciousness of the life force,
it will manifest accordingly.”

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Every moment is an opportunity to fast.

“A complete fast
is a complete and literal denial of self.

It is the truest prayer.”

Mahatma Gandhi
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