So that’s my message for tonight—purpose and destiny. And this is what saves you in the end because as long as you can bridge that gap within your lifetime, in a meaningful way
There’s some spiritual teaching out there in the world that really emphasizes just living for the moment as a kind of way to escape anxiety and fearfulness and regret.
The journey to a greater service means that you're called to give something, not necessarily what you want to give, but what the situation calls for from you.
Pure Religion is really an arena of resolution because when you see that real spirituality and religion is based on experience and not on ideology, not on belief—belief does play a role, but it's only to be helpful, not to be the ultimate because there are no ultimate beliefs.
Why Is war waged in the name of religion? Why does religion become what it has become over time? And even in present time, where in certain parts of the world there is real war waged in its name? We're still living in this religion-as-war state.
Religion is important, particularly in giving people a beginning structure within which to work, which includes a spiritual practice, a spiritual understanding, hopefully a very beneficial way of looking at the world a new understanding of yourself and the fact that you're here evolving spiritually, that you're not merely a sinner that is trying to please God so you'll be saved.
There is a greater power living within you. This greater power needs to be utilized for decisive action, action that will move your life in the direction it is destined to go.
The majority of our authentic learning is happening within the realm of relationships. By ourselves, we can only do so much, for we cannot see ourselves totally or clearly.
Part of us is living in separation in the sensory world—the world we can see and hear and touch—and part of us is still living connected to Heaven, a timeless Creation.