Friday, July 21, 2006

Arousing One's Spirit

AROUSING ONE'S SPIRIT Spirituality is simply a means of arousing one's spirit, of developing a kind of spiritedness. Through that you begin to have greater contact with reality. You are not afraid of discovering what reality is all about, and you are willing to explore your individual energy. You actually choose to work with the essence of your existence, which could be called genuineness. An interest in spirituality doesn't mean that you lack something, or that you have developed a black hole in your existence which you are trying to compensate for or cover over with some sort of religious patchwork. It simply means that you are capable of dealing with reality. --CHOGYAM TRUNGPA, From: Volume Two of THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHOGYAM TRUNGPA

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