“We never completely feel whole as human beings until we become fully self-reliant.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson and Transcendentalism Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote the essay “Self-Reliance”. He was a progressive spiritual teacher and the father of the transcendentalist movement in the 19th century. It was based on a belief in the following concepts. The essential unity of all creation (inter being) The innate goodness of humanity (compassion) The supremacy of insight over logic (heart over mind or divine inner wisdom) The experience for the revelation of the deepest truths (transformative wisdom) Transcendentalism started in Concord, Mass. between 1830 and 1855. It represented a transformatio
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BLOGGING WITHOUT BORDERS
Why do we blog? At Sangha Without Borders, we feel it is important to provide you with resources, as well as a place for sharing. Our blogs include meditation scripts, poetry, prayers, readings for reflection, and spiritual talks. Our blog also provides a place to post your stories as a guest blogger. Community is very important to us, and we see our blog page as a place where community can come together and share; not only treasured readings and poetry, but also experiences. As unique individuals on a similar path, we all have our own insights and perspectives to contribute.
Sharing your personal experiences on the blog, provides the opportunity for others to read your story and perhaps find some encouragement or guidance that is useful in their own lives and circumstances. It can also provide comfort, a feeling of relatedness and the reassurance that none of us are ever alone. Blogging is a small way to make a big difference for the other members of the Sangha Without Borders community.
In addition, what you may not know, is that your blogging helps us to physically grow this community. Interactive blogging is directly related to how we grow and interact with more and more Sangha around the globe. This provides more opportunity for sharing wisdom, love and guidance. Interactive blogging creates a circle of positive reciprocity. Everyone gives, and everyone receives. When everyone is giving and receiving, there is balance. There is appreciation. There is love.
As it is in any community, Sangha Without Borders cannot exist without you. Your wisdom, your perspective, your insight and your willingness to share them make all the difference.
Thank you, sincerely, for your blog contributions.